Duration
11 Days/10 Nights
Travel Type
Escorted Tours
 

The nine islands of the Azores archipelago are all of volcanic origin and are located in the middle of the North Atlantic, scattered along a strip of almost 600 km extension from Santa Maria to Corvo, and between 37° and 40° north latitude and 25° and 31° west longitude. 246,772 people (2011 data) reside on this island territory of 2,325 km2, which is located at a distance of 1,600 km from the European continent (Portugal) and 2,454 km from Canada.

The islands of the archipelago have been divided into three geographical groups: the eastern group, composed of Santa Maria and São Miguel, the central group, which includes the islands of Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial, and the western group consisting of the islands of Corvo and Flores. The Azores, together with the archipelagos of Madeira, the Canary Islands and Cape Verde, constitute the biogeographic region of Macaronesia, a designation that means wealthy islands for those who live there and for those who visit them.

Inclusions

10 night accommodation at 3* and 4* hotels
14 meals: 10 breakfasts, 4 lunches
Arrival and departure transfers between airport or harbor and accommodation
Half day tour to Sete Cidades with English speaking driver/guide
Full day tour to Furnas with English speaking driver/guide
Entrance fee to the Terra Nostra Botanical Garden during the full day tour to Furnas
Entrance fee at the Monitoring and Research Centre of Furnas
Full day tour Terceira with english speaking driver/guide -lunch of “alcatra”. If the tour is on Sunday it will be a different meal.
Entrance fee at the volcanic cave Algar do Carvão – the entrance to this cave might be cancelled due to low number of visitants
Full day tour Pico with English speaking driver/guide
Entrance fee to two museums or 1 museum and the volcanic cave of Gruta das Torres during
the full day tour Pico (the museums are: Whalers Museum and Museum of the Whaling Industry)
Full day tour Faial with English speaking driver/guide
Entrance fee to the Interpretation Center of Capelinhos Volcano during the full day tour to Faial (closed: on Mondays and bank holidays)
Symbolic contribution to social and environnemental institutions: Rabo de Peixe Sabe Sonhar & Life Priolo: 1€
Flight PDL/TER/HOR/PDL with AIRPASS airfare. See the air pass regulation at the end of this document.
If it is not possible to apply AIRPASS fare there will be a supplement to the normal airfare (please consult us)
Boat tickets HOR/PIX/HOR

Exclusions

Meals other than those mentioned on the program – Local guide on the island of Faial and Pico – Supplement to the normal and flexible airfare – Upgrades to superior rooms – Supplement for reservations in hotels other than those mentioned in the program – Any other items not mentioned in the Inclusions.

Additional Information

Note

The days of the tours may be changed at our convenience. The tours may have to be in taxi with English speaking driver.

AIRPASS INTER AZORES ISLAND REGULATION Included AIRPASS REGULATIONS (please consult us – changes after publishing may occur):

For passengers holding an international ticket, residing outside Portugal
Issuing of ticket 15 days prior to departure.
Cancellation -non refundable
Rerouting after departure: no refund
Voluntary routing changes after issuing ticket permitted to upgrade to normal fare
Change name after issuing ticket permitted with penalty
Accompanied Children: under 2 with seat pay: price on request.
For regular flights with more flexibility, supplements from $50 to 100$ or more apply. Please ask your travel agent for exact price of the moment.

1

DAY 1 SÃO MIGUEL

Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure.

Accommodation : São Miguel for 4 nights

2

DAY 2 SÃO MIGUEL

Departure to Sete Cidades Lakes by the mountain road, where you get a very nice view of the flat part of the island. Stop at the Vista do Rei belvedere. Stop at the village of Sete Cidades. On the way back, visit the pineapple plantations. Free afternoon.

Meals : Breakfast

3

DAY 3 SÃO MIGUEL

Departure from Ponta Delgada to Furnas by the south road. Stop at the village of Vila Franca do Campo. Arrival in Furnas valley, passing by the lake. Visit of the botanical garden (time for a swim in the natural hot water swimming pool) and the hot springs (lunch included). Return by the north coast visiting a tea plantation and Santa Iria view point.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

4

DAY 4 SÃO MIGUEL

Free day to visit the town.

Meals : Breakfast

5

DAY 5 SÃO MIGUEL - TERCEIRA

Transfer to the airport. Flight to the island of Terceira. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Terceira for 2 nights

6

DAY 6 TERCEIRA

Full Day the Best of Terceira. On this tour you will visit the best of the island and other places off the beaten track not so well known but with amazing landscapes, the center of the island, Biscoitos, Vineyards, Natural swimming pools, Raminho, Serreta, Algar do Carvão and Serra do Cume viewpoint. Discover the history and culture of Terceira, connect with nature and enjoy a traditional lunch at a small local restaurant). This is a slow pace full day tour and a very special experience. Return to the hotel.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

7

DAY 7 TERCEIRA – FAIAL

Transfer to the airport to take the flight to Faial Island. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : Faial for 3 nights

8

DAY 8 FAIAL - PICO - FAIAL

In the morning, transfer to the harbour. Ferry to Pico Island (30 minutes). Full Day Pico. Departure from Madalena through the north coast in direction of Cachorro and Lajido. Continue to S. Roque to visit the Whale Factory and the natural swimming pools. Continue by the mountain road towards the lake of Capitão, at 900m. Stop at Lajes to visit the Whalers Museum. Stop for lunch. Continue along the south coast, short stop at Mistérios de São João, then continue to São Mateus to visit the church. Continue in direction of Criação Velha where Pico’s vinyards are a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

9

DAY 9 FAIAL

Departure from Horta to a Full Day Tour Faial. It begins heading to the village of Flamengos to visit the Botanical Garden of the Island. Next, the tour heads up to the Natural Reserve of the Caldeira of Faial, surrounded by the blue hydrangeas. It keeps going towards Ribeira das Cabras viewpoint, along Serra of Feteira. Stop for lunch. Descent to the Fajã in Praia do Norte. Visit to the Capelinhos Vocano Interpretation Centre. The Volcano erupted from 1957-1958. On the way back to Horta, quick stop at Varadouro to admire the amazing Morro of Castelo Branco, ending the day in Monte da Guia, already in Horta, to admire one of the best views of the city and the Bay of Porto Pim.

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch

10

DAY 10 FAIAL - SÃO MIGUEL

Transfer to the airport. Flight to the island of São Miguel. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day at your leisure.

Meals : Breakfast

Accommodation : São Miguel for 1 night

11

DAY 11 SÃO MIGUEL

Transfer to the airport.

Meals : Breakfast

Prices per person, in $ CA, starting from, Double Occupancy Land Package Single if travelling with minimum 1 other participant Single if travelling alone and is possible to be alone on tour
 

Daily departures 2022 (with a minimum of 2 passengers)

Double

Single

Single

18 May to 24 September

3199 4039 5459

25 September to 27 September

3099 3849 5269

28 September to 22 October

2989 3599 4999

Triple Occupancy Reduction

on request on request on request

 

*For regular flights with more flexibility, supplements from +$50 to 100$ or more apply. Please ask your travel agent for exact price of the moment.  From September 25th the hotel Vila Nova will be substituted by the Hotel Canadiano. The Hotel Canadiano does not provide HB*, therefore the HB price mentioned on the chart refers only to the Hotel Azoris Faial Resort.

**Prices in this document are for information only; they were issued at press time, for the current year. Please note that due to exchange rates and temporary promotions, they can increase or decrease at any time. Contact your travel agent for the price and promotion of the moment The prices indicated exclude the contribution to the Customer Compensation Fund of $3.50 per $1,000 of tourism product or service purchased from a travel agent in Quebec.