7 Days, 6 Nights. Visit the two islands, where the scenery of the Volcanoes and the wineries makes them unique amongst the other islands. Pico Island has the tallest mountain of Portugal with an elevation of 7713' and it's considered the youngest island of the Azores for its many young lava flows and another reason why this island is not a beach destination. Faial, famous for its Marina and paintings, a former port for ships on transatlantic routes between Europe and the Americas. This island is an obligatory stop for yachtsmen and sailors.
Day 1 - Pico
Arrival and transfer service from the airport to hotel. Spend 3 nights in Pico with breakfast included.
Rest of the day free.
Day 2 - Pico | Full day Pico
Meet your driver/guide at the lobby of the hotel for a full day tour of the second largest island of the Azores. One of the greatest views during this tour will definitely be the amazing Pico Mountain. The characteristics black volcanic rocks are used to build houses and walls in a distinctive fashion. Pico was, in the past, an important whaling station. The museum will give an idea how islanders took to the seas in open boats during that period. Nowadays, whales are the pearls of the ocean and one of the most beautiful attractions. This Island is also part of the UNESCO World Heritage due to the many acres of vineyards encircled by small, black volcanic rock walls to protect them from the salt winds and to collect extra heat. No lunch included. Return to the hotel.
Day 3 - Pico
Enjoy exploring town on this free day.
Day 4 - Pico/ Faial | Half day City tour
Meet your driver/guide at the lobby of the hotel to be transferred to the harbor for a 30 minutes ferry trip from Pico to Faial. Transfer from the harbor to the hotel in Faial.
Early in the afternoon, your guide will meet you at the lobby for a Half Day City Tour, a guided walking tour through the streets and history of Horta.
Day 5 - Faial | Full day Tour
Meet your driver/guide at the lobby for your Full Day Island Tour. Enjoy this tour through the mountain road overlooking the Valley of Flamengos, toward Caldeira, the highest point on the island. Continue north to Capelinhos, site of the last volcanic eruption in the Azores, that occurred in the years of 1957-58 which added 2 square km to this island. The earthquakes and ashes destroyed much of the west side of the island prompting many islanders to immigrate to North America and from where many now come to visit again or just to see where their families came from. During the tour, a visit to the Center of Interpretation of the volcano Capelinhos will show how all happened (subject to business hours)
Day 6 - Faial
Free day to explore the city of Horta and enjoy its famous Marina
Day 7 - Faial
Time to say farewell. Meet your driver/guide at the lobby of the hotel and transfer to the airport.
Rates are per person in US dollars
Package can start any day of the week and all year round.
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.
11/12/2019 - 3/24/2020
3/25/2020 - 6/8/2020
6/9/2020 - 9/30/2020
10/1/2020 - 10/31/2020
11/1/2020 - 12/31/2020
Solo = Person traveling alone
Single = Person staying in a single room traveling with one or more persons. Single travelers share land services such as transfers and tours
Double = 2 Persons per room
Triple = 3 Persons per room
About this Package
Pico & Faial Island Tour this Private package includes accommodations, daily buffet breakfast, transfers, sightseeing tours, ferry tickets and experienced private local guides/drivers.
Pico - 3 nights
Faial - 3 nights
Included in this Package:
3 nights at a Hotel in Pico
3 nights at a Hotel in Faial
Full day tour of Pico (2 museums entrances)
Full day tour of Faial (1 museum entrance)
Half Day City tour Faial
One Way ferry tickets Pico/Faial
Daily buffet breakfast and hotel taxes
Not Included in this Package:
Meals other than breakfast
Superior package will NOT be able to be confirmed at Pousada Forte da Horta and at Baia da Barca between December 1 and February 28. Bookings will be replaced by different hotels.
Madalena - Hotel Caravelas
Located on Madalena’s waterfront, Caravelas is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on 3 sides and overlooks Faial Island. It features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, and car rental.
The air conditioned rooms at Hotel Caravelas open out onto private balconies with views of the ocean or Pico Mountain. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and a private bathroom.
Guests can enjoy a daily buffet breakfast at the restaurant of the hotel, or discover the many cafés that surround the property, serving traditional Azorean specialties. The in-house bar offers soft drinks and the renowned Pico Wine.
Horta - Hotel Horta
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.
Madalena - Baia da Barca
Boasting panoramic views of the Atlantic, these apartments are tucked away in a quiet bay and provide guests with a great base during their stay on Pico Island.
Striking architecture and a comfortable atmosphere awaits guests at Baia Da Barca - Apartamentos Turísticos Lda. Wake up to vistas of Ponta de Pico, Portugal’s highest mountain. If you get up early enough you can watch the sunrise from your own balcony or terrace.
All apartments have a private entrance and impress with their stylish decor. Relax in front of your unit’s fireplace and enjoy a drink from the minibar. Soundproofing ensures a good night’s rest.
Spend the day exploring the island or pay a visit to the central Madalena. Upon your return, you can make the most of the facilities offered, including the Jacuzzi. Baía Da Barca also features an outdoor pool and sauna for your convenience.
Horta - Pousada Forte da Horta
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.
Booking your vacation
Early booking is advised. Availability of accommodations
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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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
25% of total reservation if canceled 15 to 45 days from day
50% of reservation if canceled 7 to 14 days from day of
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