Best of Lisbon and Azores
Enjoy our 7 Day Tour and experience the romanticism of one of Europe’s oldest capitals and the breathtaking views of the largest island…
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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.
- Visit the idyllic town of Sintra and admire the beautiful Quinta da Regaleira.
- 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 and visit the only tea plantation in Europe.
- Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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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.
Lisbon City Tour
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.
Sintra and Cascais
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 historical sites, like Quinta da Regaleira, a 19th Garden, where you’ll explore it’s hidden cave passageways, secretive spiral stairs leading down to symbolic wells.
After lunch, you will explore the Coast of the sunny town of Cascais.
Transfer 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.
Full Day 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.
In the afternoon we explore the central part of the island of São Miguel, mostly known for its volcano which harbors Lagoa do Fogo, one of the most beautiful lakes on the island.
Full Day Tour 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.
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
- 3 Lunches
- Food sampling in walking city tour; snack in local restaurant
- Entrance in Terra Nostra Botanical Garden
- Airline fair taxes
- Single supplement
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