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Indulge your palate on this savory journey through the Azores with San Francisco's most iconic fine dining Portuguese Chef!

In this chef-led tour, you will gain intimate knowledge about Faial, Pico, Terceira and São Miguel Islands, while you:

  • Taste some of the best local cheese and volcanic wines in a relaxing location and learn fascinating facts about Azorean cheese and winemaking. 
  • Visit some of the nicest eateries in town and taste several locally produced wines and foods.
  • Discover delicious foods and many fun facts walking through the downtown of each Island.
  • Explore markets that contribute to the locally-driven menus.

 Wrap your trip with an amazing dinner prepared with local products by @cheftelmofaria himself. ⁣

We want you to experience the “real Azorean” food scene through the eyes of this native Azorean chef.  Taste the best flavors each Island has to offer, and learn about Azorean culture, architecture and history all while getting the insider’s view of the Azorean food scene.

We will make sure you get to see, taste and experience everything the Azores have to offer. Prepare yourself to have an amazing time with chef Telmo, his amazing personality and unique cooking skills!⁣

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Itineraries

Day 0

Date : June 1, 2023

Boston to Ponta Delgada

Enjoy an overnight flight from Boston to Ponta Delgada, São Miguel.

DAY 1

Date : June 2, 2023

Ponta Delgada to Faial Island

After an early morning arrival, you will take the next plane to Faial island. We will arrive in the morning and check in the Hotel. In the afternoon we’ll meet for a lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we’ll do a City Tour in the town of Horta.

DAY 2

Date : June 3, 2023

Pico Island

In the morning we take a short ferry ride over to the island of Pico. We begin the full day tour of Pico at the famous wine vineyards (Criacão Velha), recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004. Lunch will be served at a local Adega that was converted into a boutique restaurant. We continue our tour towards São Roque do Pico stopping briefly at the Arcos do Cachorro, an impressive display of rock formations (one in the shape of a dog), coming out of the sea, as well as to taste the various liquors of the region.

The day will end with a visit to the Azores Wine company, a private winery that specializes in Premium Azores wines.

We’ll return to Faial by ferry and meet in the evening for a dinner in a local restaurant

DAY 3

Date : June 4, 2023

Faial Island

Your day begins with a visit to a local market where we’ll buy our food for the day!

We’ll drive to a natural park where we will have a nice Azorean style BBQ. In the afternoon we’ll visit some of the touristic spots such as the Capelinhos Volcano where you can explore the landscape created by the volcanic eruption of 1947.

Day 4

Date : June 5, 2023

Faial to Terceira Island

Today we make our way back to the airport for a quick flight to the island of Terceira. Upon arrival you
will be transferred to Hotel for your check in. In the afternoon we’ll do a city tour where we’ll not only
visit the historical sites, but also stop at local shops to taste the local delicacies.

DAY 5

Date : June 6, 2023

Terceira

Terceira Today we take a full day FOOD tour while exploring the island of Terceira with its beautiful landscape and food scene. We’ll taste the traditional conventual pastries, the amazing seafood, charcuterie, traditional breads and dishes. We’ll also have the chance a wine tasting and to visit a local ice cream shop! All of this while exploring and visiting the most emblematic and beautiful viewpoints and spots.

DAY 6

Date : June 7, 2023

Terceira and São Miguel Islands

We depart the hotel in the morning to the island of São Miguel. Upon arrival we’ll be transferred to our
hotel. Afterwards we head to the market with tasting of cheese, sweets, pineapple and local sodas, before heading for lunch at a local restaurant.

DAY 7

Date : June 8, 2023

São Miguel: Sete Cidades

This trip will be all about discovering the west part of the island, known for its tales and beauty. We will first stop at the pineapple plantations to observe how this tropical fruit grows in these islands in the middle of the Atlantic. Clients will also have the chance to taste the pineapple liqueur. We will proceed to the Vista do Rei belvedere with a breathtaking view of the lakes and parish of Sete Cidades, both located inside a massive volcanic caldera. While descending to the inside of the caldera we’ll stop at a viewpoint to observe Santiago Lake. Small stop in the picturesque Sete Cidades Village. We’ll visit a local winery.

DAY 8

Date : June 9, 2023

São Miguel: Furnas

Furnas Departure from Ponta Delgada to the north coast with stops at the belvedere of Santa Iria and tea factory of Gorreana, where guests will have the chance to taste the tea, followed by the naturals to cook the famous cozido (in sealed pots), boil in the ground. Once in Furnas Village, you’ll have the chance to enjoy the cozido in a local restaurant The cozido is a dish cooked in the fumaroles that used as natural stoves. In the afternoon we’ll spend some time in Terra Nostra Botanical Garden to enjoy the XVIII garden and its thermal pools.

DAY 9

Date : June 10, 2023

Leisure Day and Farewell Dinner

Free Day to explore the town of Ponta Delgada or other optional activities.
In the evening we’ll meet for a farewell dinner, with a special show dinner with Chef Telmo.

DAY 10

Date : June 11, 2023

Departure

In the early afternoon you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back to Boston. (B)

  • Round trip interisland flights
  • 3 nights in 4 star centrally located Hotel in Pico Island
  • 2 nights 4 star centrally located Hotel in Terceira Island
  • 4 nights 4 star centrally located Hotel in São Miguel Island
  • Bus with A/C in all tours and transfers
  • Tours
  • Local English speaking guide in all tours and transfers
  • 8 lunches with drinks
  • 2 dinners with drinks (one at local restaurant and a surprise dinner from Chef Telmo)
  • Gratuities for guides and drivers.
  • Single supplement.
  • Airfare from the USA to the Azores.
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