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2019 Azores 5 Island Self-Drive Getaway


From $1251!

Description

Visit the beautiful and spectacular Azores Islands with this leisurely tour of Flores, Faial, Terceira and Sao Miguel. Start at the westernmost point in Europe, the Island of Flores, and continue through the islands to Faial, Terceira, and Sao Miguel, and visit Pico by way of a ferry from Faial. In mid-summer Sao Jorge can be accessed by ferry from Faial and Corvo by ferry from Flores. Also included in this package are accommodations, breakfast buffet daily, car and Assistance. Upon final payment for this package, Azores.com will provide you with a 24 hour assistance local phone number and a PDF manual with a suggested itinerary of the main areas of interest.

Itinerary

Day 1 - Flores

Arrival and pickup the car at the airport.

Day 2 - Flores

Explore Flores.

Day 3 - Flores

Explore Flores. Suggest a possible visit to Corvo via ferry. No rental car in Corvo.

Day 4 -Flores/Faial

Check out from the Hotel, return the car at the airport and flight to Faial.

Day 5 - Faial

Explore Faial.

Day 6 - Pico

Drop off the car at the harbor of Horta, take a 30 minute ferry trip to Pico. Pickup the car at the harbor of Madalena in the morning and return it late afternoon. Explore Pico. Ferry back to Faial.

Day 7 - Faial

Day at leisure in Faial.

Day 8 - Faial/Terceira

Check out from the Hotel, return the car at the airport and flight to Terceira.  Arrival to Terceira airport (aka Lajes) and pickup the rented car. Head to Angra do Heroismo, about 24 kilometers away. Spend 3 nights at a hotel with daily buffet breakfast included.

Day 9 - Terceira

Explore Terceira.

Day 10 - Terceira

Explore Terceira.

Day 11 -Terceira/Sao Miguel

Check out from the Hotel, return the car at the airport and flight to Sao Miguel. Arrival and pickup the car at the airport.

Day 12 -  S. Miguel

Explore S. Miguel.

Day 13 - S. Miguel

Explore S. Miguel.

Day 14 - S. Miguel

Check out from the Hotel and return the car at the airport. Flight back home. Have a great trip back!
  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Package can start any day of the week and all year round.
  • Private program
  • Dates shown are for tour land departure. If you are taking an overnight flight to reach the tour departure city plan to book your flight one day earlier than date shown on table
  • Rates do include inter island Airfare as per the program.
Departure DateSolo ComfortSolo BoutiqueSolo SuperiorSingle ComfortSingle BoutiqueSingle SuperiorDouble ComfortDouble BoutiqueDouble SuperiorTriple ComfortTriple BoutiqueTriple Superior
1/1/2019 - 3/22/2019$2636$2994$3353$1950$2073$2431$1528$1693$1911$1251$1406$1606
3/23/2019 - 5/22/2019$3690$3856$4402$2760$2611$3157$2055$2146$2451$1628$1750$2004
5/23/2019 - 9/30/2019$4821$4934$5677$3633$3359$4102$2602$2662$3101$2007$2143$2496
10/1/2019 - 10/31/2019$3866$4046$4592$2809$2675$3221$2107$2227$2533$1663$1804$2059
11/1/2019 - 12/31/2019$3870$3217$3912$2810$2192$2887$2109$1800$2177$1658$1487$1822

Included:

  • 14 Night accommodations
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • 15 Days car rental
  • Automatic transmission vehicle
  • Ferry tickets Horta/Pico/ Horta w/ one day car rental
  • CDW, PAI basic insurance
  • Airfare: Flores/Faial/Terceira/Sao Miguel
  • 24 Hour assistance

Not included:

  • Airport taxes
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Super CDW insurance and liability fee
  • Gas
Horta bay - Faial island - Azores
S. Miguel road with trees - Azores
Angra do Heroismo town center - Azores
Horta street with Pico island view - Faial Azores Portugal
Sao Miguel street - S. Miguel Azores Portugal
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Comfort Hotels

Angra do Heroísmo - Azoris Angra Garden Plaza Hotel

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The Azoris Angra Garden Plaza Hotel is just a 4 minute walk from the beach. With a central location on Angra's Main Square, the hotel is in the perfect place to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. It features a panoramic terrance bar and is surrounded by the Municipal Gardens. 

Set in a listed building, Angra Garden Hotel offers renovated rooms, entirely air conditioned and soundproofed. Each is equipped with TV, while some include a lounge and open out on to patios.

Guests can benefit from on-site spa treatments, from steam bath to sauna and hot tub. They can also swim in the indoor pool or rent a bike and discover the green surroundings of Monte Brasil.

Traditional specialities from Portugal’s Azores islands are served at the restaurant of the hotel Angra Garden. Special diet menus are also available upon request.

The property is 12.9 miles from Lajes Airport.

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Ponta Delgada - Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota

Located in the center of Ponta Delgada and next to Portas Do Mar, this hotel offers panoramic views of the marina right in the capital of the Azores Archipelago.

All rooms at Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota have hardwood floors and elegant furnishings. Each of the air conditioned rooms features a cable TV, and a minibar.

Guests can enjoy their breakfast in the privacy of their room, while using the free internet. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and cafés with terraces. Packed lunches are also available.

The ocean pools of Ponta Delgada and the city's public pools are less than 165 ft away. Ponta Delgada Airport is 2 miles away, and the hotel offers a car rental service on site.

Santa Cruz das Flores - Hotel das Flores

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Surrounded by green hills on the island of Flores, the Inatel features rooms with balconies offering panoramic ocean views. It has an oceanfront garden with swimming pool and sun terrace.

All soundproofed rooms feature contemporary décor and hardwood floors. Each room is equipped with free Wi-Fi and satellite flat-screen TV, while the bathroom comes with bathrobes and a hairdryer.

Each morning, the Inatel Flores serves a buffet breakfast in the dining room. Its restaurant offers fine dining and the well-stocked bar is open well into the evening for drinks.

Guests are welcome to relax in the Flores’s garden with its poolside terrace and barbecue area overlooking the Atlantic. Many pretty hiking and cycling trails can also be found nearby.

Hotel Flores is half a mile from central Santa Cruz, the island’s capital. Calderas National Park is a 30-minute drive away and free on-site parking is available.

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Horta - Hotel Horta

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Located in Horta, 26 miles from Pontas Negras, Hotel Horta features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hotel also provides bike rental. Horta Airport is 5 miles away.

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Boutique Hotels

Santa Cruz das Flores - Hotel das Flores

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Surrounded by green hills on the island of Flores, the Inatel features rooms with balconies offering panoramic ocean views. It has an oceanfront garden with swimming pool and sun terrace.

All soundproofed rooms feature contemporary décor and hardwood floors. Each room is equipped with free Wi-Fi and satellite flat-screen TV, while the bathroom comes with bathrobes and a hairdryer.

Each morning, the Inatel Flores serves a buffet breakfast in the dining room. Its restaurant offers fine dining and the well-stocked bar is open well into the evening for drinks.

Guests are welcome to relax in the Flores’s garden with its poolside terrace and barbecue area overlooking the Atlantic. Many pretty hiking and cycling trails can also be found nearby.

Hotel Flores is half a mile from central Santa Cruz, the island’s capital. Calderas National Park is a 30-minute drive away and free on-site parking is available.

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Ponta Delgada - Hotel Do Colegio

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Hotel Do Colegio offers accommodations in Ponta Delgada. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some units include a sitting area for your convenience. Each room comes with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

The nearest airport is João Paulo II Airport, 1.2 miles from the property. 

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Horta - Hotel Horta

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Located in Horta, 26 miles from Pontas Negras, Hotel Horta features free WiFi access and free private parking. Guests can enjoy the on-site bar. Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. The hotel also provides bike rental. Horta Airport is 5 miles away.

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Angra do Heroismo - Quinta das Merces

Quinta das Merces is a peaceful country house offering luxury accommodations next to the sea. It is situated on Mount Brasil, 20 minutes' from the center of Angra do Heroísmo.

This small pension has just 13 beautifully presented and classically furnished guest rooms. Some of the rooms have their own private garden, some of the rooms feature a sea view.

Quinta das Mercês is surrounded by 376737 ft² of grounds and woodlands and offers some great walking circuits. Other recreational facilities include a seawater pool, tennis, fishing and Turkish bath.

Breakfast is included in the room rate and is served buffet style each morning. Lunch and dinner is also available on a request basis.

Premier Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Azor Hotel

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Featuring 123 rooms overlooking the Atlantic, the Azor Hotel is a lively and modern hotel with an outdoor swimming pool located in Ponta Delgada, São Miguel.

Each modern room is equipped with air conditioning, soundproofing, a minibar and a flat-screen cable TV. Private bathrooms come with a bath or shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries. Free WiFi is available throughout the property.

Guest may enjoy a revitalizing breakfast every morning and the À Terra restaurant serves a varied à la carte menu with typical delicacies. In the evening guests may relax at the on-site bar.

Spa and Wellness facilities as well as a conference centre will be opening soon. Taking advantage of the natural surroundings of the São Miguel Island, a great variety of outdoor adventures and local experiences may be arranged.

Within a 15-minute walk, guests will find landmarks like São Brás Fort and São Sebastião Mother Church. Sete Cidades Lagoon is 15.5 miles away and Ponta Delgada Airport is 4.7 miles away. 

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Santa Cruz das Flores - Hotel das Flores

hotel das flores front

Surrounded by green hills on the island of Flores, the Inatel features rooms with balconies offering panoramic ocean views. It has an oceanfront garden with swimming pool and sun terrace.

All soundproofed rooms feature contemporary décor and hardwood floors. Each room is equipped with free Wi-Fi and satellite flat-screen TV, while the bathroom comes with bathrobes and a hairdryer.

Each morning, the Inatel Flores serves a buffet breakfast in the dining room. Its restaurant offers fine dining and the well-stocked bar is open well into the evening for drinks.

Guests are welcome to relax in the Flores’s garden with its poolside terrace and barbecue area overlooking the Atlantic. Many pretty hiking and cycling trails can also be found nearby.

Hotel Flores is half a mile from central Santa Cruz, the island’s capital. Calderas National Park is a 30-minute drive away and free on-site parking is available.

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Angra do Heroísmo - Pousada Castelo de S. Sebastiao

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This property is a 8-minute walk from the beach. Set on top of a cliff, Pousada de Angra do Heroismo Castelo de S. Sebastiao is a modern hotel housed in a 16th century Fortress known as Saint Sebastian's Little Castle.

The Pousada offer rooms and one suite with modern décor and furnishing. The suite and some rooms include terraces with views over the sea and the Monte Brasil. All living units contain LCD TV and internet connection.

There are 2 swimming pools: one for adults and the other for children. Guests can enjoy the regional cuisine while taking in views of the sea and pool area.

The Pousada is located in the village centre of Angra do Heroísmo was classified World Heritage by UNESCO. Angra do Heroísmo also offers many activitiy options, such as marine hunting, diving, sport fishing and boat tours.

Pousada de Angra do Heroismo Castelo de S. Sebastiao is located at a 23-minute drive from the Lajes International Airport.

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Horta - Pousada Forte da Horta

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Just an 8 minute walk from the beach, The Pousada Forte da Horta is set in a 16th century fortress with a view of Horta Bay and Pico island. This Pousada features air conditioned rooms, a swimming pool, and a regional restaurant. Most of the rooms offer a view of the marina. 

Classified as a National Monument since 1947, the Pousada Forte da Horta offers modern rooms with cable TV and a minibar. Each private bathroom is stocked with a hairdryer and bathrobe.

A breakfast buffet is served daily on the poolside veranda terrace. Guests may taste fried pork, tuna and passion fruit pie in Pousada Forte da Horta’s restaurant.

The swimming pool area is furnished with sun beds, tables and parasols. Indoors, there is a lounge with various seating areas and a bar with a piano.

The 24-hour reception offers car rentals and free on-site parking. The Horta Airport is just 5.4 miles from the Pousada Forte da Horta. 

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Booking your vacation

  • Early booking is advised. Availability of accommodations and inter-island flight is limited especially in summer months
  • If hotels named in itinerary are not available at time of booking, alternate similar same rating properties will be confirmed, and subject to new quote.
  • Order of islands visited may need to be altered due to flight schedule changes
  • Unless otherwise indicated, sightseeing tours are by private car with English speaking driver. Other languages are available upon request
  • Quotations with different hotels have a non refundable deposit of $50. Deposit will be credited towards final booking price

Booking your Vacation with Air

  • International airfare for this package is additional to price shown on Rates table. Departure cities are limited to those serviced by SATA International (Azores Airlines)
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Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $350 per person per vacation is required to book and hold both land and air for you.
  • Final payment is due 45 days before departure
  • Option to pay full price up front is available

Cancellation Policy - Land Portion

  • $350 per person if canceled up to 45 days from day of departure
  • 25% of total reservation if canceled 15 to 45 days from day of departure
  • 50% of reservation if canceled 7 to 14 days from day of departure
  • No refunds if canceled less than 7 days or less from date of departure

Cancellation Policy - Airfare

  • Airfare cancellation terms and conditions will be provided to you before ticket is booked

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