Welcome to The Azores

In the middle of the pure blue Atlantic Ocean lies a unique and majestic cluster of islands, the Azores. Known as ‘’The Green Island’’ our base of Sao Miguel is a melting pot of natural beauty. The luscious green farmland that supports tea and pineapple growth is juxtaposed with a rugged volcanic heritage that produces natural hot springs and towering volcanoes. We will visit Furnas, and bathe in therapeutic geothermal waters as steam rises over the surrounding and blooming Terra Nostra Gardens. Our base of Ponta Delgada is filled with Portuguese heritage, traditional white houses, ornate churches and of course the hearty and warming local cuisine.

Tour Highlights

  • Saunter through the regenerated harbour of Ponta Delgada
  • Swim in a geothermal pool in the stunning botanical gardens at Furnas
  • Sample tea and pineapple on plantation tasting tours
  • Discover the volcanic power of the island at the Cete Sitades crater lake
  • Dates & Prices

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    June 23 - June 30, 2018 (8 days)

    Standard Blind Price: £1399 Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: £849 Contact us for availability

    The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .

    Standard Blind Price: 1099 GBP Contact us for availability

    Discounted Sighted Price: 599 GBP Contact us for availability

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  • A volcanic crater lake. Huge steep cliffs lead down to the water. The landscape is dotted with dense green forest.

    What's Included

    • Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
    • 7 nights accommodation at Neat Hotel Avenida in Ponta Delgada
    • All breakfasts
    • Specified excursions
    • Services of local guides
    • Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
  • Excursions

    • Ponta Delgada Tour
    • Sete Citades Tour
    • Thermal Baths & Tea Plantation Tour
    • Wine Tasting
    • Whale & Dolphin Watching (£35)
    A whale's tail protrudes from the sea in the foreground, in the distance there is a huge mountain, the summit covered with clouds

Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.

Saturday 23rd June

Today we arrive into the Azores and the island of Sao Miguel. We will transfer to our central hotel in the island’s fascinating capital Ponta Delgada.

Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

Sunday 24th June

We first embark on a city tour of Ponta Delgada. The city has a rich maritime past thanks to fishing and extensive trading – the remnants of which remain with several opulent mansions amongst the cobbled streets. The city is home to romantic gardens, ornate churches, a large traditional market and a redeveloped marina area. Sample the local seafood and enjoy the sun and the cooling sea breeze.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

Monday 25th June

Today we venture North through the island of Sao Miguel’s verdant interior to a beautifully green vineyard. Here we will learn of their methods and sample some of the delicious local produce.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

Tuesday 26th June

Today we enjoy a full day excursion to Furnas, a quaint typical Portuguese village nestled in rugged green scenery perhaps more reminiscent of other lands shaped by geothermal power such as New Zealand or Iceland. Furnas is home to the stunning Terra Nostra gardens that will be blooming in June and play home to several geothermal pools that can be swam in. We will then get to visit a tea plantation and sample a selection of delicious teas grown on one of the island’s lush green tea terraces.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

Wednesday 27th June

Take to the sea and go in search of cetaceans! The Azores is famed for its whale watching and there are a huge variety to be spotted, there are also dolphins and turtles to be found.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

Thursday 28th June

Today we shall visit Sete Citades, a giant volcanic crater lake where the soil is heated to the point that meals can be cooked underground. We then visit a Pineapple plantation to sample the succulent fruit from the islands fertile interior.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Ponta Delgada.

Friday 29th June

A free day at leisure to explore Ponta Delgada or the rest of the island.

Breakfast included. Overnight in Ponta Delgada

Saturday 30th June

Depart the island of Sao Miguel.

Breakfast included.