Terceira, Faial, Pico, São Miguel Island Tour

Corvo Island

On this tour you will delight all your senses, while exploring the wonders of Faial, Pico, Terceira and São Miguel Islands. Astonishing views like the Capelinhos volcano, Arcos do Cachorro, the landscape of the Pico Island rock wall vineyards (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Furnas valley, will sure take your breath away. While touring the regions most enchanting places, we’ll make sure to take you to its best wineries and cheese factory, so that you can savor its distinguish flavor, not to mention that you will also get to experience a traditional cozido meal, boiled in geothermic ovens.

Features:

  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotels
  • Nine nights stay at centrally located hotels
  • Full American breakfast daily at your hotels
  • Full day tour of Faial, including lunch
  • Full day tour of Pico, including lunch, cheese and wine tasting
  • Full day tour of Terceira Island, including lunch and wine tasting
  • Full day tour of São Miguel, including its traditional cozido lunch
  • Ferry tickets between Islands

Hotels:

Horta, Faial:  Hotel Do Canal or  Pousada Forte de Faial

Ponta Delgada, São Miguel: Azoris Royal Garden Hotel or Hotel Talisman

Angra do Heroismo, Terceira: Terceira Mar Hotel or Hotel do Caracol

General Conditions:

  • The above rates are per person, based on double occupancy (land package).

  • Please contact for single supplement.
  • Rates are subject to hotel availability and are only guaranteed when paid in full.

 

 

 

Itinerary

Day 1

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Day 1

You arrive in the early morning and take a quick fight to the island of Faial for your 3 days on the Blue Island. Upon arrival a representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.


Day 2

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Day 2

You begin your full day tour to discover the island of Faial by driving through the city of Horta. Horta is most famous for its cosmopolitan yacht harbor. You next stop at the scenic point of “Espalamaca” to view the harbor and all its surroundings, followed by a visit to the “Caldeira”. The Caldeira is a large crater in the central part of the island, where you view the beautiful landscape and natural protected area. Your tour finishes at the “Capelinhos” volcano, where the volcano last erupted in 1958.


Day 3

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Day 3

In the morning we take a short ferry ride over to the island of Pico. We begin the full day tour of Pico “Mountain Island” beginning at the famous wine vineyards (Criação Velha), recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004. We continue on to “Lajes do Pico” stopping at the beautiful Church in “São Mateus”. As we proceed we make several stops: at handicraft exhibition, wine museum, whaling museum (Museu dos Baleeiros), etc. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant as the tour proceeds around the island. We continue our tour towards “São Roque do Pico” stopping briefly at the “Arcos do Cachorro”, an impressive display of rock formations (one in the shape of a dog), coming out of the sea, as well as to taste the various liquors of the region.


Day 4

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Day 4

Today you will say goodbye to Horta and hello to Terceira. Upon arrival you proceed to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.


Day 5

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Day 5

The full day tour to explore the island of Terceira “The Lilac Island” departs for Monte Brazil passing by the beautiful city of “Angra do Heroísmo” stopping at “Pico das Cruzinhas”. This is the highest point on “Monte Brasil”, with a beautiful view of the city and its outskirts. The tour continues towards the eastern side of the island, showing the typical settlements and rural architecture and colorful “Imperios”. We stop in the town of “São Sebastião”, where the church is one of the oldest of the Azores. After lunch we drive to “Praia da Vitoria”, and then onto “Serra do Cume”, with beautiful views overlooking the town of “Lajes” and the ocean.


Day 6

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Day 6

The day is free to relax and enjoy the island.


Day 7

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Day 7

Today you will say goodbye to Terceira and hello to Ponta Delgada. Upon arrival you proceed to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.


Day 8

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Day 8

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.


Day 9

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Day 9

Today the day is at leisure to explore the Island of São Miguel.


Day 10

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Day 10

On your final morning in the Azores, you will have time to do any last minute shopping, or just relax. Before being transported back for your return fight home.


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