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Experience the culturally-rich capital of Portugal and its surroundings, as well as the astonishing beauty of the largest island in the Azores. On this tour you will experience the highlights of São Miguel Island mixed with Lisbon’s scenic views, savory food and marvelous architecture. Be prepared to venture in further and explore the cities of Azeitão, Alentejo, Évora and Sintra, where you will be able to indulge your palate while learning about the local cheese and wine production.

  • Private tour and guides.
  • Discover Lisbon's unique neighborhoods, learn about its history, architecture and the city culture while you discover hidden Portuguese food treasures.
  • Take a trip to the picturesque cities of Azeitão, Alentejo and Évora, learn about local cheese and wine production and indulge in tastings.
  • Visit the idyllic town of Sintra and admire its romanticist and famous Palacio da Pena.
  • Explore Ponta Delgada, in the Island of São Miguel, admire the city's picturesque architecture and taste local delicacies. 
  • Discover the mountains and emerald lakes of ‘Sete Cidades’.
  • Visit the mystic Furnas lake, delight savoring the famous cozido das Furnas, relax in the geothermal pools in the otherworldly beautiful Terra Nostra gardens and visit the only tea plantation in Europe. 
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Itineraries

Day 1

Lisbon

Bem-vindo a Lisboa! The stunning capital city of Portugal and one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities in Europe awaits to charm you with its rich history, blissed year-round climate and romantic nostalgia.

After arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel and you will have the rest of the day for leisure.

Day 2

Lisbon

Today you will have a unique glimpse into the fascinating history of ancient Lisbon. Leading you through this authentic neighborhood, we take you further into the local history, the roots of Fado song, the architecture, and the city culture while you discover hidden Portuguese food treasures.

Day 3

Azeitão

Today's journey begins with a trip to Azeitão, nestled among vineyards and olive and cork trees. On your first stop you will tour the town and taste the famous, DOP protected, Azeitão cured cheese.

Your second stop is Alentejo, one of the top wine regions in Portugal. Here, you will have lunch and tour a local winery.

Your third stop is at the UNESCO World Heritage city of Évora, rich with history, culture, architecture, and more. Here you will be able to admire the most iconic scenery, like the Temple of Diana. Once your tour is over you will head back to Lisbon.

Day 4

Sintra

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel. Today you will be visiting the idyllic town of Sintra. Here, you will be able to visit the famous Palacio da Pena, a romanticist castle, above the village. The castle has excellent views of Lisbon and the sea and is one of the most photographed places in the area. After visiting the castle you will stop for lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, you will be taken to the airport for a quick flight to São Miguel Island in the Azores. When you arrive, you will be taken to your hotel and the rest of the day will be at your leisure.

Day 5

Sete Cidades São Miguel

Today you will explore the western part of the island.

Your first stop will be at a pineapple plantation, where you will immerse yourself in the magical life cycle of the Azorean pineapple! After your tour, indulge tasting the delicious pineapple liqueur.

Your next stop is Sete Cidades, the most iconic landscape of the Azores Islands! While driving through the roads covered with hydrangeas, prepare to hold your breath as you arrive at Vista do Rei (King’s View) to admire one of the “7 Wonders of Portugal”, the mystical blue and green lake.

Your last stop of the day will be at a local restaurant where you will enjoy traditional cuisine of the area.

Day 6

Furnas

Today’s journey begins with the beautiful seaside town of Vila Franca do Campo which used to be the island’s governmental town in the XV century. In this town you will enjoy a taste of the famous Queijadas da Vila, a traditional pastry developed by nuns during the XVI century, before making your way to Furnas Lake.

Your next stop is the mystic Furnas lake, known for its bubbling, geothermal pools and their use for preparing the famous Cozido Furnas (a meal cooked in sealed pots using the islands hot springs known as fumarolas). After seeing how the famous is made, you will head to a local restaurant where you will indulge in the famous cozido.

After lunch you will visit Terra Nostra Botanical Garden, an “English romantic garden” from the XVIII century, where you will have a chance to soak in the geothermal hot springs and explore the exotic and native vegetation of the Island.

We close your tour with a visit to the Gorreana Tea Factory, where you will learn about the island’s tea industry and the tea production, still operated by 19th century machinery. Enjoy a tasting of the famous green and black tea while admiring the lush plantations and dramatic coastlines.

Day 7

Departure

Our final morning in the Azores will be at leisure, before making your way to the airport for the return flight home. We bid adeus to the beautiful Island of São Miguel and hope that on the flight back you reminisce of the good times that you had on the trip.

  • Round trip transfers from airport to hotels
  • 6 nights at centrally located four-star hotels
  • Full American breakfast daily at the hotels
  • Private tours
  • Van with A/C in all tours and transfers (except walking city tour)
  • English speaking guide in all tours and transfers
  • 4 Lunches with drinks
  • Food sampling in walking city tour; snack in local restaurant
  • Entrance in Terra Nostra Botanical Garden

Airline fair taxes and single supplement not included.

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