Rates: Rates are per person, based on double occupancy, for air and land packages, departing from Boston. Single Supplement: Single supplement starts at additional $350.00
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Enjoy 7 Days in the Island of São Miguel, a nature lover’s paradise!

Admire its lush vegetation, volcanic scenery, breathtaking scenic views, marvelous waterfalls, explore its epic hiking trails and relax on its hot springs. You will also indulge tasting its traditional cuisine and locally produced tea and liquors to make the most of your experience in the Green Island. 

  • Private tour and guides.
  • Explore Ponta Delgada, admire the city's picturesque architecture and taste local delicacies. 
  • Discover the mountains and emerald lakes of ‘Sete Cidades’.
  • Admire the breathtaking views at Lagoa do Fogo, visit a pottery factory and indulge tasting the Island's best liqueurs.
  • 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. 
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.

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Itineraries

Day 1

Arrival to São Miguel Island

Welcome to the Island of São Miguel, the largest and most populous island in the Portuguese archipelago of the Azores. Soothing natural thermal pools, scenic hikes, dramatic coastlines and volcanic landscapes await for you in this nature lovers dream.

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

Day 2

Ponta Delgada Tour

Today you will explore the largest municipality and economic capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores in Portugal, Ponta Delgada.

Take a stroll at Avenida Infante Dom Henrique, the town's harbor front promenade where you can admire the 16th century Forte de São Brás. As you walk through the city you will sightsee and appreciate the buildings and architecture of the Island, including its 18th-century city gates standing resplendent on Praça Gonçalo Velho Cabral and captured countless times by cameras.

Meander into the cobblestone streets and stop by traditional markets and restaurants to taste the local delicacies, breads, cheeses, and charcuteries of the Island.

Day 3

Sete Cidades Tour

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 4

Lagoa do Fogo Full Day Tour

Today you 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.

You will have the opportunity to visit Cerâmica Vieira, a XIX century pottery factory where you will learn the art of making the famous Portuguese louça (crockery).

After the tour, we will take you to a Liqueur Factory, where you will learn about the history and production of fruit liqueurs in the Azores. Indulge tasting some of the liqueurs and head afterwards to a traditional Azorean restaurant to enjoy the local food.

Day 5

Furnas Full Day Tour

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 6

Leisure Day

The day is at your leisure. You have the option of taking a half-day hiking/walking tour or even a whale watching tour from your hotel. Check out our add on activities and tours for more information.

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.

  • 6 nights in 4 Star centrally located Hotel with breakfast daily.
  • Private tours.
  • Van with A/C in all tours and transfers (except walking city tour).
  • English speaking guide in all tours and transfers.
  • Lunch on full day tours.
  • Food sampling in walking city tour, snack and wine tasting experience.
  • Entrance to Terra Nostra Botanical Garden.

Airline fair taxes and single supplement not included.

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    Adult ( 1 People - No size limit. ) $1,129.00 $0.00 /Person

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Portugal and Madeira are on GMT time, or five hours difference between the east coast of the US. The time in the Azores is four hours ahead of Boston, and seven hours ahead of San Francisco.

Portuguese is the official language of Portugal and its islands. Most hotels, stores and restaurants have English speaking employees or menus written in English.

Portugal and its islands use the euro as its currency. You can exchange money at the airport, or in the major cities/towns.
Most major credit cards are accepted, just look for a sign that says “Multibanco” or the credit card sticker in a shop or restaurant window. When paying by credit card they will bring you a handheld machine that they insert the card or swipe. Just remember to press ok if you accept, as most times it will ask for a PIN.

Gratuities are common in Portugal and its islands, though not as common as the US. Below is a suggested guide as to what to leave behind as a gratuity.
Restaurants: Expect to leave a few euros of change of gratuity, as 15%-20% is not common.

Tour Guides: 5-10 euros tip per person on a full-day tour. Tour Bus Drivers: 2-5 euros tip per person on a full-day tour. Cab Drivers: No gratuity needed.

Electricity in Portugal and its islands is 220-240 volts, and it uses a different socket/outlet compared to the US. Check the voltage accepted, with whatever device that you use, should the device be built for that type of voltage, then an adapter would be needed to charge the device.

Portugal and its islands have many places to connect to the Internet. Most hotels have an Internet /Wi-Fi connection and provide you with the password to connect. Restaurants and cafes also have connections, though password protected, just be sure to ask for the password. Also, in some towns, there is a local Wi-Fi, where it is free to connect.

Please check with your cell phone provider. Mention that you are traveling to “Portugal” and they can let you know if you have coverage with your phone. You can also purchase a prepaid cell phone in Portugal, the cost is about 25 euros, and it provides you with a Portuguese number and a certain amount of credits to make calls. Some providers even have specials where the calls are free to landlines.