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Enjoy 7 Days in São Miguel a nature lover’s paradise!
Admire its lush vegetation, volcanic scenery, breathtaking scenic views, marvelous waterfalls and relax on its epic hiking trails and hot springs. You’ll also indulge in tasting its traditional cuisine to make the most of your experience in the Green Island.
- Rates are per person, based on double occupancy (land package)
- Single supplement is an additional $400.00
- Rates are subject to hotel availability and are only guaranteed when paid in full.
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Evening departure aboard Azores Airlines
Arrive in the early morning at João Paulo II Airport
Pottery Factory in Lagoa
A visit to Nordeste
A full day tour to Sete Cidades
A half-day hiking/walking tour
We say goodbye to the beautiful island of Sao Miguel
- 6 nights stay in Ponta Delgada at a four-star hotel
- Full American breakfast daily at the hotel
- Full day tour of Furnas including its traditional cozido lunch
- Full day tour of Sete Cidades/Lagoa do Fogo including lunch
- Full day tour of Nordeste including lunch
- Round trip transfers from the airport to the hotel
Airline fair taxes and single supplement not included.
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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.