Rates: Rates are per person, based on double occupancy, for air and land packages, departing from Boston. Single Supplement: Single supplement is an additional $400.00
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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.

Hotels:

Ponta Delgada, São Miguel: Royal Garden Hotel or Hotel do Colegio

General Conditions:

  • 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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Itineraries

Day 1

Evening departure aboard Azores Airlines

Evening departure aboard Azores Airlines for our transatlantic overnight flight to Ponta Delgada. Dinner will be served on board accompanied by a selection of Portuguese wines to complement your meal.

Day 2

Arrive in the early morning at João Paulo II Airport

You will arrive in the early morning at João Paulo II Airport in Ponta Delgada. After clearing customs, you will be transferred to your hotel. You will have the rest of the day to rest and relax.

Day 3

Pottery Factory in Lagoa

Today we will be off on our first full-day tour. We begin by traveling along the southern coast heading toward Vila Franca where we will stop at the Pottery Factory in Lagoa, followed by stops at scenic points. We then head towards the Lagoa das Furnas, to view the geothermic ovens that cook the traditional cozido, afterward we head towards the village of Furnas where lunch will be served. After lunch, we will walk around the village to view “Caldeiras”, then depart the village. On our return to Ponta Delgada, we will make a stop off at the Gorreana Tea Plantation, one of the oldest tea plantations in Europe, and we’ll be able to sample their teas. (B, L)

Day 4

Whale watching

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 (B)

Day 5

A visit to Nordeste

In the morning we depart to the Northeastern part of the island, simply called Nordeste. Our first stop is at the nature park of Ribeira dos Caldeirões, known for its water mill and several waterfalls. We then proceed to the village of Nordeste to see the town. Afterward, we head to the easternmost point of the island Ponta do Arnel observing the small fishing port and its lighthouse. We then proceed to the town of Povoação, but first making stops at the viewpoints of Ponta do Sossego and Ponta da Madrugada, with its views of the ocean and mountains. Once in Povoação, we stop to have lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we make our way around the village, which was first settled in the 14th century. We return to Ponta Delgada via the southern coast, afterward. (B)

Day 6

A full day tour to Sete Cidades

Today we will be off on our full day tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. We begin by making a short visit to a pineapple plantation. There we will see how the pineapple is grown and cultivated, followed by a sampling of the pineapple liquer. We then proceed to visit the Lagoa do Canario and Lagoa de Santiago. After that we make a climb to the Vista do Rei for a panoramic view of the two lakes of Sete Cidades. A typical lunch will then be served. After lunch we head to the Lagoa do Fogo, making stops in Ribeira Grande and Caldeira Velha. At the top of Lagoa do Fogo we are able to see both the north and south coasts of São Miguel (B, L)

Day 7

A half-day hiking/walking tour

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 (B)

Day 8

We say goodbye to the beautiful island of Sao Miguel

Today we say goodbye to the beautiful island of Sao Miguel. We hope that on the flight back you reminisce of the good times that you had on the trip. (B)
  • 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.