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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’ll 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 1

Date : May 28, 2022

Overnight flight to Terceira

Vibrant blue green lakes, fertile grasslands, volcanic craters, colorful hydrangeas and welcoming people are waiting to welcome you.

DAY 2

Date : May 29, 2022

Terceira/Faial

“Bom Dia” to the beautiful Island. After an early morning arrival, you will take the next plane to the island of Faial. Upon Arrival and check into the Hotel, we will meet for lunch at Peter’s Café Sport, one of the most emblematic restaurants/coffee shops in the archipelago. Your journey will take you on a City Tour through the town of Horta. The Port of Horta was an important anchorage for galleons during the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries on their way between Europe and the Americas. (B, L)

DAY 3

Date : May 30, 2022

Pico Island

This morning you will take a short ferry ride over to the island of Pico. Towering over the island at 7713 ft, Montanha do Pico is Portugal’s highest mountain. Your journey begins at the famous wine vineyard Criacão Velha, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004. After a small hike and visit to the wine cooperative and wine Museum, you will have a chance to indulge in some of the island’s best wines. Lunch will be served at a local Adega converted into a boutique restaurant. The tour continues to São Roque do Pico with a brief stop at the Arcos do Cachorro, an impressive display of rock formations (one in the shape of a dog) rising up out of the sea and ends with a tasting of various regional liquors.
Upon return to Faial we will meet in the evening for dinner at a local restaurant (B, L, D)

Day 4

Date : May 31, 2022

Faial Island

Faial (meaning “beech wood”) was named after wax myrtle, once abundant on the island, and mistaken for beech trees. Your day begins with a visit to a local market where you will have the opportunity to buy local delicacies!! Followed by a visit to a natural park where you will enjoy a traditional Azorean style BBQ. The afternoon will take you through touristic spots, such as, the Capelinhos Volcano, where you can explore the landscape created by the volcanic eruption of 1947. (B, L)

DAY 5

Date : June 1, 2022

Terceira

This morning you will make your way back to the airport for a quick flight to the island of Terceira, known as the island of Jesus Christ, as it was settled by Portuguese navigators. Upon arrival and check in to the Hotel, the journey will begin with a city tour of the historical sites and stops at local shops to savor the local delicacies. (B, L)

DAY 6

Date : June 2, 2022

Terceira

Today you will put your palate to the test as we indulge in a full day FOOD tour. From traditional pastries, fresh seafood, appetizing charcuterie and traditional breads to tasting full-bodied wines and sweet local ice cream, your taste buds will be in for a treat. All the while exploring the most emblematic and beautiful sites. (B, L)

DAY 7

Date : June 3, 2022

Sao Miguel

Welcome to the island of the Sete Cidades twin lakes, the biggest extinct volcano crater in the Azores with 12 km perimeter. Upon check in to the hotel, you will make your way to the local market for a tasting of traditional cheese, sweets, pineapple and local sodas, before lunch at restaurant Atasca. (B, L)

DAY 8

Date : June 4, 2022

Sao Miguel, Sete Cidades

Embark on a journey of tales and beauty as you explore the west part of the island.
First stop, the pineapple plantations to learn how this tropical fruit grows on these islands in the middle of the Atlantic. Indulge your senses with a tasting of the traditional pineapple liqueur. Next, a visit to the Vista do Rei Belvedere with a breathtaking view of the lakes and parish of the Sete Cidades, both located inside a massive volcanic caldera. While descending through the inside of the caldera you will stop at a viewpoint to observe Santiago Lake. A small stop in the picturesque Sete Cidades Village followed by lunch at a local winery. (B, L)

DAY 9

Date : June 5, 2022

Sao Miguel, Furnas

Make your way through Sao Miguel’s countryside to the north coast with stops at the Belvedere of Santa Iria and Gorreana Tea Factory, where you will enjoy a tea sampling. Your next stop will take you to the Furnas hot springs where you will see a traditional Cozido das Furnas (a meal cooked in seal pots using the islands hot springs known as Fumarolas). Once in the town of Furnas, you will enjoy the famous Cozido dish in a local restaurant. Spend the afternoon in Terra Nostra Botanical Garden and revel in the XVIII century garden and its thermal pools. (B, L)

DAY 10

Date : June 6, 2022

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel

The day is yours to explore the town of Ponta Delgada or other optional activities.
In the evening we will bid Azores goodbye during a farewell dinner, with a special show with Chef Telmo. (B,D)

DAY 11

Date : June 7, 2022

Departure

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

  • Round trip airfare from Boston to the Azores, with interisland flights.
  • 4-star hotel stays in the islands of (Faial, Terceira, Sao Miguel)
  • Tours  –  Tours conducted by English speaking local guides;
  • Farewell dinner on last night of the tour;
  • Round trip transfers from airports to hotels (Azores).

Meals: Meals : breakfasts (B), lunches (L), dinners(D)

-Gratuities for guides and drivers.

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