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From $808!
7 Days, 6 Nights. Visit at your own pace these two islands, driving surrounded by the presence of volcanoes that shaped the land. Terceira is the second most populated island and the third biggest in surface after Sao Miguel and Pico. A large portion of Angra do Heroismo is included in the UNESCO's list World Patrimony since 1986. This city has the best public libraries and archives in Portugal as well some important private art collections.  Faial, has seen its last volcano on 1957/58 which added 2.4 km² to the island, the ruined lighthouse and the roof of houses buried in the ashes, are an attraction. This island is also famous for its Marina and paintings, a former port for ships on transatlantic routes between Europe and the Americas. 
 
Day 1 -  Terceira  
Arrival and pickup the car (automatic transmission) at the airport. Check in at the hotel for 3 nights in Terceira with breakfast included.
 

Day 2 -  Terceira  

Points of interest not to be missed among others:

 

 

  • Monte Brasil, classified as national protected landscape, provides a recreational area, hiking trail, and resting place as well as a fantastic view over the ocean and the city.
  •  The  Sao Joao Baptista do Monte Brasil fort, is a large fortified wall 2.5 miles long.
  • The Angra do Heroismo Museum, is located in the old Convent of St. Francis and is adjoined to the Nossa Senhora da Guia Church (Our Lady of Guidance).
  •  The Imperios (religious monuments) are all over the island and are a spectacle in and of themselves due to their colorful facade.
  • The Algar do Carvao is famous for its’ grottoes that reach a depth of approximately 328 feet (100 meters). These spectacular grottoes contain stalactites, stalagmites and an interior lake.
  • The Algar, the Enxofre, and Cabrito caves and the Balcoes and Natal grottoes, are of special interest especially to scientists.
  • Praia da Vitoria is a young town with the best and most inviting beach in Terceira.
  • The architectonic patrimony is concentrated in the churches and chapels.
  • Biscoitos where you can visit the only wine museum in the Azores archipelago.
  • The museum, Museu do Vinho dos Biscoitos, established in 1990 illustrates the process of traditional wine making in the Azores.

 

Day 3 -  Terceira
Day to explore
Day 4 -  Terceira/ Faial
Check out from the hotel, leave the car at the airport and flight to Faial.  Arrival to Horta Airport and pick up the car (automatic transmission).
Check in at your hotel in Horta for  3 nights with breakfast included.
 
Day 5 -  Faial 
Points of interest:
  • Cabecao Gordo – Located at the center of the island with an altitude of 3422 feet (1043 meters),  offers amazing views of the neighboring islands of Pico and Sao Jorge.
  • The Caldeira – An enormous crater with 6560 feet (2 km) diameter and 1300 feet (400 m) deep, classified as a natural reserve.
  • Monte da Guia – A mountain from where you can have a look over the town; also a protected natural reserve.
  • Ponta dos Capelinhos – One of Faial’s main tourist attractions. Here visitors can see the results of the eruption of 1957/8 which transformed the landscape, burying fields and houses. The old lighthouse can still be seen.
  • Lajinha and Ponta Furada – Great attraction for their caves and strange lava arches, where the sea crashes violently against the rocks.
  • Vale de Flamengos – Attractive area full of colorful plantations, flowers and picturesque houses.
  • Scrimshaw Museum – This is a private collection belonging to the owner of the popular Peter’s. Over a hundred pieces are exhibited here, engraved with beautiful sailing boats, mermaids, images of whale-hunting, among many others.
  • Horta Museum – Housed in the former Jesuit College, the museum is noted for its collection of fig wood, one of the island’s traditional handicrafts.
  • Port of Horta – Built in 1876, this important sea-port is a principal port-of-call for many transatlantic yachts. The sea wall is of special interest as it is covered with hundreds of paintings and messages left by the sea-travelers who call in at the port.
 
Day 6 - Faial

Free day to continue exploring. (Optional tours available: Tours, hikes and sea activities. Please contact us for prices)

 
Day 7 - Faial
Check out from the hotel and drop off the car at the airport.  

  • 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 SuperiorSingle ComfortSingle SuperiorDouble ComfortDouble SuperiorTriple ComfortTriple Superior
10/14/2019 - 3/24/2020$1469$1576$1070$1177$887$934$808$809
3/25/2020 - 6/8/2020$1630$1935$1230$1536$990$1114$883$947
6/9/2020 - 9/30/2020$1901$2295$1502$1895$1111$1305$999$1086
10/1/2020 - 10/31/2020$1559$1576$1160$1177$943$934$862$809
11/1/2020 - 12/31/2020$1469$1576$1070$1177$887$934$808$809

Included:

  • 3 nights at a Hotel in Terceira 
  • 3 nights at a Hotel in Faial
  • Daily buffet breakfast and hotel taxes
  • 7 Days car rental
  • Automatic transmission vehicle
  • Unlimited Mileage
  • CDW, PAI basic insurance
  • 24 hours assistance
  • Airfare: Terceira | Faial  

Not included:

  • Airport taxes
  • Meals other than breakfast
  • Super CDW insurance and liability fee
  • Gas

 

Note:

Superior package will NOT be able to be confirmed at Pousada Forte da Horta between December 1 and February 28. Bookings will be replaced by different hotel. 

Comfort Hotels

Angra do Heroismo - Hotel Cruzeiro

Hotel Cruzeiro ( Terceira)

Hotel Cruzeiro, a 4 star Hotel, is the latest hotel unit to open in Angra do Heroísmo, Unesco World Heritage city, located 5-minute walk from various points of interest, such as the Angra bay, Sé Church, Old Town Square (Praça Velha), Museum, Pico da Memória, among others. Wi-Fi access is available in all areas of the hotel. The hotel has a restaurant and a bar, where lunches, dinners and snacks are served and private parking.

Hotel Cruzeiro ( Terceira)Hotel Cruzeiro ( Terceira)Hotel Cruzeiro ( Terceira)

Horta - Hotel Horta

hotel horta front view

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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Superior Hotels

Angra do Heroísmo - Pousada Castelo de S. Sebastiao

pousada angra do heroismo s sebastiao aerial view

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

pousada forte da horta room

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)
  • If you want a quote for airfare to be included make sure to check yes when prompted during the booking/reservation request process

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 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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Booking Changes

  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. 
  • If the change increases the value of the booking, the $35 per person fee will be waived

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