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Enjoy 10 days in Faial, Pico, Terceira, and São Miguel Islands!
On this tour, you will delight all your senses, while exploring the wonders of Faial, Pico, Terceira, and São Miguel Islands. Astonishing views like the Capelinhos volcano, Arcos do Cachorro, the landscape of the Pico Island rock wall vineyards (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and the Furnas valley, will surely take your breath away. While touring the region’s most enchanting places, we’ll make sure to take you to its best wineries and cheese factory, so that you can savor its distinguished flavor, not to mention that you will also get to experience a traditional cozido meal, boiled in geothermic ovens.
- The above rates are per person, based on double occupancy (land package).
- Please contact for a single supplement.
- Rates are subject to hotel availability and are only guaranteed when paid in full.
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Take a fight to the island of Faial
You arrive in the early morning and take a quick flight to the island of Faial for your 3 days on the Blue Island. Upon arrival, a representative will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.
Date : April 2, 2020
Discover the island of Faia
Date : April 3, 2020
Ferry ride over to the island of Pico
In the morning we take a short ferry ride over to the island of Pico. We begin the full day tour of Pico “Mountain Island” beginning at the famous wine vineyards (Criação Velha), recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2004. We continue on to “Lajes do Pico” stopping at the beautiful Church in “São Mateus”. As we proceed we make several stops: at handicraft exhibition, wine museum, whaling museum (Museu dos Baleeiros), etc. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant as the tour proceeds around the island. 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.
Date : April 4, 2020
Say Hello to Terceira
Today you will say goodbye to Horta and hello to Terceira. Upon arrival, you proceed to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Date : April 5, 2020
Explore the island of Terceira
The full-day tour to explore the island of Terceira “The Lilac Island” departs for Monte Brazil passing by the beautiful city of “Angra do Heroísmo” stopping at “Pico das Cruzinhas”. This is the highest point in “Monte Brasil”, with a beautiful view of the city and its outskirts. The tour continues towards the eastern side of the island, showing the typical settlements and rural architecture and colorful “Imperios”. We stop in the town of “São Sebastião”, where the church is one of the oldest of the Azores. After lunch we drive to “Praia da Vitoria”, and then onto “Serra do Cume”, with beautiful views overlooking the town of “Lajes” and the ocean.
Date : April 6, 2020
A free day of relaxation
The day is free to relax and enjoy the island.
Date : April 7, 2020
Hello to Ponta Delgada
Today you will say goodbye to Terceira and hello to Ponta Delgada. Upon arrival, you proceed to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Date : April 8, 2020
Tour the eastern side of São Miguel
Today you will be off on a full-day tour, to the eastern side of São Miguel. We begin by heading north to the city of “Ribeira Grande”, where we will visit a city with a rich history and culture. You continue to the viewpoint of “Santa Iria”, before visiting a tea plantation. At the tea plantation, you will get to see the process of how the tea is cultivated and prepared, as well as sampling the teas. We arrive in the Furnas Valley, but first stopping at “Pico de Vara” to get an overhead look of the lake and the town. We make a stop at the lake to see our lunch being pulled from the geothermic oven, before stopping for lunch. Lunch will be served in Furnas (Cozido). After lunch, you will have time to visit the town. We return to “Ponta Delgada” via the southern road, stopping at viewpoints in “Vila Franca do Campo”, before arriving back at the hotel.
Date : April 9, 2020
Explore the Island of São Miguel
Today the day is at leisure to explore the Island of São Miguel.
Date : April 10, 2020
Final morning in the Azores
On your final morning in the Azores, you will have time to do any last-minute shopping or just relax. Before being transported back for your return flight home.
- Round trip transfers from airport to hotels
- Nine nights stay at centrally located hotels
- Full American breakfast daily at your hotels
- Full day tour of Faial, including lunch
- Full day tour of Pico, including lunch, cheese, and wine tasting
- Full day tour of Terceira Island, including lunch and wine tasting
- Full day tour of São Miguel, including its traditional cozido lunch
- Ferry tickets between Islands
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.