Lisbon gathers a unique mix of old and new and will capture you with scenic views, savory food, rich history and marvelous architecture… did we mention that it is also one of the least expensive capital cities in Europe.
São Miguel, the “Green Island”, will take your breath away with its exuberant vegetation and volcanic scenery. Relax and admire the astonishing views of Sete Cidades, Furnas and Lagoa du Fogo while we take you to the one of the most inspiring trips you’ve ever made.
Included in land package:
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotels
- 6 nights at centrally located four star hotels
- Full American breakfast daily at the hotels
- Full day tour of Sintra and Cascais including lunch
- Full day tour of Furnas, including the traditional cozido lunch
- Full day tour of Sete Cidades, pineapple plantation and Lagoa du Fogo
Lisbon: Hotel Mundial or similar
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel: Hotel Talisman or similar
Rates are per person, based on double occupancy (land package).
Rates are subject to hotel availability and are only guaranteed when paid in full.
Morning arrival at Humberto Delgado Airport in Lisbon. After clearing customs, a representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to rest, and relax.
Today you will have a full day tour, exploring Cascais and Estoril coast, the idyllic town of Sintra, and Cabo da Roca, Europe’s most western point. In Sintra you will be able to visit the famous Palacio de Pena, a romanticist castle, above the village. The castle has excellent views, of Lisbon and the sea. After visiting the castle you will stop for lunch, before heading to Cabo Da Roca, the western most point of continental Europe, overlooks the sea, before heading to the towns of Cascais and Estoril, part of the Portuguese Riviera
Today is a free day to either take one of our optional tours, such as visting the medieval town of Óbidos, or a half day city tour.
After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel, and will be transferred to the airport. Your afternoon flight to the Azores is around two hours, and once you arrive on the island, a representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to explore the city of Ponta Delgada.
Today you will be off on a full day tour, to the eastern side of São Miguel. We begin by heading north to the city of “Ribeira Grande”, where we will visit a city with rich history and culture. You continue to the viewpoint of “Santa Iria”, before visiting a tea plantation. At the tea plantation you will get to see the process of how the tea is cultivated and prepared, as well as sampling the teas. We arrive in the Furnas Valley, but first stopping at “Pico de Vara” to get an overhead look of the lake and the town. We make a stop at the lake to see our lunch being pulled from the geothermic oven, before stopping for lunch. Lunch will be served in Furnas (Cozido). After lunch you will have time to visit the town. We return to “Ponta Delgada” via the southern road, stopping at view points in “Vila Franca do Campo”, before arriving back at the hotel.
Today is a free day to either take one of our optional tours, such as a visit to the village of the seven cities (“Sete Cidades”), a hike on one of the many trails on the island, whale watching tour, or a day to relax.
Today we say goodbye to the Azores. After check out, you will still have time to do any last minute shopping before being brought back to the airport in the afternoon. We hope you had a memorable trip.
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