Holiday Itinerary

Day 1 - UK/Ponta Delgada, São Miguel

Today you'll fly to Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel, the largest of the nine islands of the Azores archipelago

Day 2 - Furnas, São Miguel

​Spend the day discovering Furnas, where your first stop is a tea factory. After a tour and a tasting we'll continue to the Pico do Ferro Belvedere for stunning views. We take lunch in Furnas Village, located in the crater of an extinct volcano, where we'll try cozido das furnas, a combination of meats and seasonal vegetables.
Spend the afternoon at Terra Nostra Park, a splendid botanical garden which is home to thousands of species of plants and trees. The warm mineral springs here are known for their therapeutic qualities, so you may choose to take a dip. 

Day 3 - Sete Cidades, São Miguel

Today you’re going to see the remarkable twin lakes of Sete Cidades, carved into a volcanic crater. Enjoy a stroll and make your own discoveries before we take you on a spectacular journey across the island’s central mountain range. After lunch, the ancient village of Bretanha is our final stop, and it’s here that you’ll visit a pineapple plantation and maybe sample pineapple liqueur.

Day 4 - Faial Island

Our flight today takes us to the small island of Faial, where you’ll stay in Horta. You’ll see the island’s scenic highlights on an included tour, which begins as we journey along the coast and past the Serra da Ferreira mountain range. Stretch your legs as you take in lovely views of the magnificent bay and natural thermal pools of Varadouro. 
At Capelinhos you’ll see a mesmerising landscape formed by volcanic eruptions, and your day ends with wonderfully scenic views from Caldeira and the Miradouro da Espalamaca.

Day 5 - Faial Island

If you love wildlife, this morning’s optional whale-watching excursion is for you. Firstly, an expert will tell you about the species you might encounter and why the waters surrounding the Azores are home to so many of these magnificent creatures. 
The rest of your day can be spent at leisure.

Day 6 - Pico Island

A journey by boat takes you to the island of Pico today, for a full day of exploration. Highlights include the lava-rock landscape of Arcos do Cachorro and a former whaling factory at San Roque. Take in the scenery as we head across the centre of the island, stopping for lunch in the old whaling village of Laies. Your return route takes you along the coastal road, and includes visits to the Whalers' Museum and the Church of St Mateus. We'll round off the day with a tour and tasting at a cheese factory.

Day 7 - Ponta Delgada, São Miguel

After flying back to São Miguel, spend the rest of the day here at leisure.

Day 8 UK

Today you’ll fly back to the UK.

Departure dates and prices 2019

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Prices from

Prices from

4 May 

£1619

14 September

£1719

The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking.  Airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.  Alternative dates may be available but not yet guaranteed, call for details. Prices are based on twin occupancy of a double or twin bedded room. Single occupancy supplements will apply. Travelsphere have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents. All holidays subject to Travelsphere Terms & Conditions

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The Beauty of the Azores

Holidays by Air 8 Days

From £1619

The Azores are a spectacular set of Portuguese islands with glorious sandy shores washed by the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. Known as ‘The Green Island’, São Miguel is the largest of these islands. It boasts a vast array of natural wonders, including volcanic landscapes, hot springs and gushing waterfalls. The island offers the opportunity to traverse narrow, cobbled streets, while simultaneously taking in contemporary architecture and lively cafés – a traditional Portuguese experience with a modern twist.

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Visit the islands of São Miguel, Faial and Pico
  • Explore the magnificent Furnas Valley and discover the bubbling thermal pools and a splendid array of flora and fauna in Terra Nostra Park
  • View the lovely lakes of Sete Cidades and tour a pineapple plantation
  • Discover the volcanic landscape of Capelinhos on the island of Faial
  • Tour the island of Pico with visits to the black lava fields and historical whaling villages

What's Included

  • Return flights from Gatwick with SATA
  • 7 nights in 4-star hotels 
  • 10 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches​
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and other transportation
  • Porterage 
  • Audio Guide

     

Accommodation

Hotel Marina Atlantico

Across the marina and the Port of Cruises, in the center of Ponta Delgada in S. Miguel Island, Hotel Marina Atlantico offers a superb view of the ocean in the horizon coloured by boat masts and flags. 184 rooms Wi-Fi Internet access (free of charge), Air conditioning, cable TV, Minibar, Health Club Top Fitness featuring gym, indoor heated pool, Sauna, Jacuzzi, Steam bath, massages

Hotel Do Canal

The Faial Island, Hotel do Canal is located on the ocean front of Horta. With breathtaking views over the city bay and Pico mountain. 103 rooms with air conditioning, telephone, cable TV, Mini bar, hairdryer, WiFi, Tea and Coffee service, restaurant and bar.

Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional excursions

Zodiac boat trip in search of whales and dolphins - from £52

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