The Beauty of the Azores

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Key inclusions

  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • 14 meals
  • Steady pace

  • Classic escorted tour

Lush green valleys, sleepy villages and lake-filled calderas characterize the easy charm and natural beauty of São Miguel. Wander the atmospheric streets and Church of São Sebastião of Ponta Delgada, explore Terra Nostra's garden of lakes, and visit the Gorreana Tea Factory.

At a glance


  • Gorreana Tea Factory See traditional tea-cultivating techniques in a beautiful hilltop setting.
  • Terra Nostra Park Explore this 200-year-old garden paradise of lakes, bridges and century-old trees.
  • Caldiera Velha Take an exclusive dip in its waterfall of warm, iron water.
  • Ponta Delgada Visit the ornate 16th century Church of São Sebastião and the colourful flower market.
  • Sete Cidades A sightseeing tour which includes the famous view of the Sete Cidades Lake.
  • Pineapple Plantation Discover the organic growing techniques and pick up some jam from the shop.
The Beauty of the Azores 2017

What's included

  • Accommodation
  • Flights
  • 14 meals
  • Porterage
  • Services of a tour director
  • All local and airport taxes/service charges
  • Transfers
VIP home pick-up service

Our VIP home pick-up service is included up to 50 miles to your departure airport. Your driver will happily load and unload your luggage, and drive you to your departure terminal. At the close of your trip, you'll be welcomed by your driver in the arrivals hall and returned home again. A supplement is payable per mile over 50 miles.

Overview

Lush green valleys, sleepy villages and lake-filled calderas characterize the easy charm and natural beauty of São Miguel. Wander the atmospheric streets and Church of São Sebastião of Ponta Delgada, explore Terra Nostra's garden of lakes, and visit the Gorreana Tea Factory.

Total meals included:

  • 7 breakfasts, 7 dinners

UK - Sao Miguel Island

Day
1

Fly to Sao Miguel today and transfer to your hotel.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ponta Delgada - Lagoa do Fogo - Furnas - Ponta Delgada

Day
2

Furnas is situated in a wonderful valley that rests upon a crater of an extinct volcano where flowers and intense green vegetation grow. Our first stop is at Gorreana Tea Factory, to visit this living museum where, today, machines of the XIX century still function and produce the world-wide known Gorreana Tea. Before descending towards Furnas and its lovely block of white houses enjoy one of the most beautiful views of the Azores at Pico do Ferro Belvedere. Stop at Furnas Village for lunch (included). Today you'll taste one of the most typical dishes of this region - the famous "Cozido das Furnas", made of different sorts of meat, sausage and vegetables. After lunch visit to Terra Nostra Park - a paradisiacal garden with lakes, bridges and luxuriant vegetation - a visit your heart will never forget (entrances included). Continuing the tour, we go up through the south coast to Pico da Barrosa. Stop at Lagoa do Fogo Belvedere - it offers you a magnificent view over this lake. It seems time has stopped. One feels very small before this beautiful big blue lake…one of the finest jewels of nature. Going down to the north coast, stop at Caldeira Velha (optional visit - depending on time - entrances not included, around € 2,50). A magnificent and romantic place, with a natural hot water pool, inside luxuriant vegetation.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ponta Delgada

Days
3 - 4

Enjoy two full day's at leisure to explore the lush green landscapes and admiring breath-taking panoramic views.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ponta Delgada

Day
5

After we pass through the City Gates, our first visit will be to the Church of São Sebastião - built in the XVI century with elements of Gothic and Manuelino styles. In the XVIII century, alterations were made in the facade according to the dominant style of the time, the Baroque. Passing on the main narrow streets of Ponta Delgada, where you can explore the locals and take the chance to acquire some wonderful gifts. The visit continue to the local market, where you can buy flowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, meat, fresh fish, animals, cheese, local handicraft etc. It's a very typical place. A visit to the local museum it's also include. Afternoon at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ponta Delgada - Sete Cidades - Ponta Delgada

Day
6

Breakfast at the hotel. We invite you to visit this legendary scenery. It will remind you of stories with princes and princesses already forgotten in the lake's depth. Our first stop is at Vista do Rei Belvedere, so-called because it is where King Carlos and Queen Amélia could appreciate Sete Cidades Lake when they visited S. Miguel in 1901. The tour continues going down to the Sete Cidades village and then to the northwestern route. Crossing the Island's central mountain range, passing through Bretanha - an old village established by French fishermen. In the outskirts of Ponta Delgada we will visit Pineapple Plantations (FREE ENTRANCES) where all phases of its growth will be explained to you. Besides, you can taste its delicious liquor.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Ponta Delgada

Day
7

Enjoy a whole day at leisure.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Sao Miguel - UK

Day
8

Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK.

Meals included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Hotels

Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.


  • Sao Miguel Sao Miguel Park Hotel;

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