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The Beauty of the Azores

8 Days from £1,469

​The stunning Portuguese archipelago of the Azores offers a rich tapestry of splendid landscape. From soaring cliffs to gentle valleys, from dormant volcanoes to lush vegetation, each island has a unique wealth of natural treasures to explore and long-standing traditions to discover.

Departure from: Jun 2019 - Oct 2020

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YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

  • ​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

 

CLASSIC TOURING
ALL BREAKFASTS
MAX 25 GROUP SIZE

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

Your Itinerary

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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 Ponta Delgada, São Miguel / UK

Today you'll fly back to the UK.


Accommodation

Every hotel you will stay in on your holiday is hand-picked by us. We relish the challenge of finding the right accommodation for each and every tour, whether it's chosen for its location, its facilities or its downright quirkiness.

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Day 1 - 3 :

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

Day 4 - 6 :

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.

Day 7 :

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


Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

 
TOUR DURATION
DEPARTURE DATE
DEPARTURE
PRICE FROM
STATUS
 

8 days

Saturday 08 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,269

Available

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8 days

Saturday 14 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,149

Available

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8 days

Saturday 16 May 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,044

Available

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8 days

Saturday 20 June 2020

GUARANTEED

£1,244

Available

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8 days

Saturday 12 September 2020

£1,124

Available

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8 days

Saturday 03 October 2020

£994

Available

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DEPARTURE
DATE
DEPARTING
FROM
DEPARTURE
WAS
NOW
STATUS
 

SAT 08 JUN 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£1,819

£1,744

Available

Outbound
Sata Azores Airlines

Saturday 08 June 2019

Departs

20:30 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

23:30 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

Inbound
Sata Azores Airlines - S4

Saturday 15 June 2019

Departs

14:55 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Arrives

19:40 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

SAT 14 SEP 19

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£1,699

£1,624

Available

Outbound
Sata Azores Airlines

Saturday 14 September 2019

Departs

20:30 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

23:30 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

Inbound
Sata Azores Airlines - S4

Saturday 21 September 2019

Departs

14:55 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Arrives

19:40 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

SAT 16 MAY 20

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£1,619

£1,519

Available

Outbound
Sata Azores Airlines

Saturday 16 May 2020

Departs

20:30 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

23:30 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

Inbound
Sata Azores Airlines - S4

Saturday 23 May 2020

Departs

14:55 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Arrives

19:40 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

SAT 20 JUN 20

London (Gatwick)

GUARANTEED

£1,819

£1,719

Available

Outbound
Sata Azores Airlines

Saturday 20 June 2020

Departs

20:30 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

23:30 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

Inbound
Sata Azores Airlines - S4

Saturday 27 June 2020

Departs

14:55 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Arrives

19:40 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

SAT 12 SEP 20

London (Gatwick)

£1,699

£1,599

Available

Outbound
Sata Azores Airlines

Saturday 12 September 2020

Departs

20:30 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

23:30 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

Inbound
Sata Azores Airlines - S4

Saturday 19 September 2020

Departs

14:55 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Arrives

19:40 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

SAT 03 OCT 20

London (Gatwick)

£1,569

£1,469

Available

Outbound
Sata Azores Airlines

Saturday 03 October 2020

Departs

20:30 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

23:30 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

Inbound
Sata Azores Airlines - S4

Saturday 10 October 2020

Departs

14:55 Ponta Delgada (Nordela)

Arrives

19:40 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Sata Azores Airlines

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.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Portugal - Zodiac Boat Trip in search of Whales and Dolphins

FROM £52

If you love wildlife, this morning’s 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. Then, weather-permitting, we’ll board a Zodiac boat and go off in search of whales and dolphins.
If booked in resort this is subject to availability.
Boat trip – minimal walking – Unmissable!

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