Portugal | Discover Azores

7-days | 6-nights
TYPOLOGIES

Private Tour

DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. TRAVELERS

10 Passengers

$ 1599

Amazing Experience

The Azores are home to 4 UNESCO Biosphere Reserves, 2 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and endless stretches of breathtaking natural beauty. The pure, unspoiled landscapes of these islands attract visitors from far and wide -- and with good reason.

What's Included

Meet & greet upon arrival at the airport
Private Arrival Transfer from Ponta Delgada airport to the hotel
6 nights in Ponta Delgada at Marina Atlantico Hotel or similar
13 Meals: 6 Breakfast,2 Lunches, and 5 Dinners
Full day Walking Tour in Ponta Delgada and Tour to Vila Franca do Campo
Full day tour Lagoa do Fogo, Ribeira Grande and Caldeira Velha
Full day Furnas with the traditional lunch “Cozido
Full day Sete Cidades including lunch
English speaking official guide service during transfers and tours
Half day “O Ananás e o Chá
Entrances mentioned in the program
Private transfer from the hotel to the airport of Ponta Delgada

Services NOT included

Drinks and meals not specified
Entrances other than mentioned
Any airline tickets
Tips
The city tax in Lisbon of € 2,00 per person per night
Telephone and personal expenses

Day by Day

Please Note While it is our intention to adhere to the route described, there is a certain amount of flexibility built into the itinerary and on occasion it may be necessary, or desirable, to make alterations. On Day 1 of the tour, you will be advised of any amendments.[/vc_column_text]

DAY 1 | Arrival - Ponta Delgada

Upon arrival at the airport of Ponta Delgada, you will be transferred to the hotel located in the capital of the island. Ponta Delgada is a modern city that preserves its original character with its narrow streets full of traditional trade, markets, and delicacy shops. Dinner and overnight stay at the hotel.

| Overnight in Ponta Delgada

DAY 2 | Ponta delgada-Vila France Do Campo

Following breakfast at the hotel, we will depart to visit the heart of Ponta Delgada, from the Square of Gonçalo Velho Cabral to the Graca market. You will see the Fort of São Brás, to the Church of Senhor Santo Cristo/ Church of Nossa Senhora da Esperança, stopping at the Campo of São Francisco, where the second most important religious event of the country is held, and the Church of the Jesuit College of Ponta Delgada.

Enjoy lunch at leisure in Ponta Delgada (not included). Following lunch, visit Vila Franca do Campo – the first capital of the island, where the Islet of Vila Franca is located which was made a natural reserve in 1983 and which can only be visited between June and September. We should not leave without tasting the traditional “Queijadas” of Vila Franca do Campo, we can visit the factory where we can learn the method of preparation of these traditional island cake and, of course, to taste it! Our day ends at the Sanctuary of Nossa Senhora da Paz, a small shrine with a staircase of 100 steps. The current temple dates to the 18th century and has been built on a previous one probably dating from the 16th century, it was built by the population to honor the Virgin, because on that location a shepherd, miraculously found, a picture of her.
Return to the hotel at the end of the day for dinner and overnight stay.

| Overnight in Ponta Delgada
|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 3 | Ribeira Grande-Lagoa Do Fogo-Caldeira Velha

Following breakfast, depart to discover one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal, the Lagoa do Fogo (visit subject to weather conditions). In the view-point, we will have the opportunity to observe the magnificent view. We will descend toward the Caldeira Velha which is formed by waterfalls, pools of thermal waters with an average temperature of 34 degrees, where it is possible to the bath. Enjoy lunch at leisure (not included).

ln, the afternoon, we will have a small tour in the city of Ribeira Grande, of baroque architecture, where we can find the building in which the theater is located that has been functioning since 1922, the Manueline window, and the Nossa Senhora da Estrela Church. Before returning to the hotel, we will have time to toast our day of discovery. We will visit the Mulher of the Capote factory where we will taste some regional liquors. Return to the hotel at the end of the day for dinner and overnight stay.

| Overnight in Ponta Delgada
|  Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 | Furnas

Breakfast at the hotel and depart towards the Furnas Valley (one of the main reasons for visiting the Azores) which is part of one of the three central active volcanoes of São Miguel Island. Stop at Lagoa das Furnas where the famous Furnas Stew is cooked inside the earth, which we have the opportunity to taste at lunch in one of the local restaurants. In the west bank at the Lagoa das Furnas, we will find the Nossa Senhora das Vitórias Chapel, an impressive example of the neo-gothic style, unique in the archipelago. During the afternoon, visit the calderas and the village. Our next stop is at the Terra Nostra Park, a bicentennial garden with unique species and a superb thermal pool (possibility of bathing]. The park is a unique repository of trees, plants, and other plant species from all over the world. Return to the hotel at the end of the day for dinner and overnight stay.

| Overnight in Ponta Delgada
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 5 | Sete Cidades

Breakfast and depart from the hotel towards Sete Cidades. We are setting off on an adventure and discover the Wetland Lake, then the Lagoa of Canário.  Visit the viewpoint of Grota do inferno, stop at the viewing point of king’s View, and then to the Curneeiras of Sete Cidades. Here we descend to the village where we will enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. After lunch, we will have the opportunity to one at the following activities: Canoeing in the Lagoon or stand up paddle. Return to the hotel at the end of the day for dinner and overnight stay.

| Overnight in Ponta Delgada
|  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 | O Ananas EO Cha

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Depart from the hotel to visit a pineapple greenhouse with over 100 years of history. The Portuguese discovered the fruit at the time of the colonization of Brazil and brought it to the archipelago. Here, the Pineapple is produced in glass greenhouses, with the use of traditional cultivation techniques such as applying “smoke” and using the “hotbed”, based on plant matter.
Then, continue to the tea plantations to visit the oldest tea plantation in Europe since 1883. The art of cultivating tea was introduced in the Azores by two Chinese experts in September 1874. A visit to the factory to get to know the production process, tea tasting. Return to Ponta Delgada. The rest of the afternoon to enjoy the city.
Enjoy dinner at the hotel.

| Overnight in Ponta Delgada
| Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 7 | Ponta Delgada - Departure

Enjoy breakfast on your final day at your hotel. Depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to the hotel for your international flight.

|  Breakfast

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