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Azores 2 Island Self-Drive Getaway Terceira and Faial


From $820!

Description

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.  

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What's Included

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
  • Airfare: Terceira | Faial  
  • Automatic transmission vehicle
  • Unlimited kilometers
  • Airport Taxes
  • CDW and TP basic insurance
  • 24 Hour assistance
  • 1 Brunch (Sao Miguel Only)
  • Complimentary Welcome Crate (Sao Miguel Only)
  • Not Included

  • International Airfare (please contact us for a quote)
  • City taxes
  • Meals other than mentioned
  • Super CDW and other insurances
  • Liability fee
  • Gas

 

Dates & Rates

Choose a Package Type

* Packages are being modified after October 11, 2023. Bookings and requests made before this date remains as per the previous program*
    Packages have two categories:
      • Superior/Premier – Includes first class 4-star lodging and Sea view rooms. Triples Room won't be possible with sea view at Hotel do Canal, when this island is on the package.
      • Comfort/Standard – Includes 4-star tourist class lodging and standard rooms. May include first class 3-star lodging.
      • Each package has a Hotel small description. For more information please visit the Hotel's webpage directly

      Room Type

      • 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

Departure DateSolo ComfortSolo SuperiorSingle ComfortSingle SuperiorDouble ComfortDouble SuperiorTriple ComfortTriple Superior
3/5/2024 - 3/23/2024$1408$1636$1088$1227$820$926$871$967
3/24/2024 - 4/23/2024$1765$1953$1354$1421$1051$1085$1031$1117
4/24/2024 - 5/23/2024$1765$2760$1354$2115$1051$1438$1031$1565
5/24/2024 - 9/30/2024$2240$2760$1744$2115$1286$1438$1290$1565
10/1/2024 - 10/6/2024$1935$2760$1438$2115$1121$1438$1078$1565
10/7/2024 - 10/31/2024$1935$2123$1438$1478$1121$1170$1078$1173
11/1/2024 - 11/2/2024$1562$2123$1165$1478$897$1170$871$1173
11/3/2024 - 12/23/2024$1562$1790$1165$1278$897$1003$871$1018
12/24/2024 - 12/31/2024$1562$2760$1165$2115$897$1438$871$1565

General

Booking your vacation

  • While prices are shown in $U.S dollars, we can also charge in Euros at the prevailing currency conversion daily rate
  • 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 50 days before departure
  • Option to pay full price up front is available

Cancellation Policy - Land Portion

  • $350 per person if canceled up to 50 days prior departure.
  • 25% of total reservation if cancelled 49-39 days prior departure plus any other additional fee.
  • 50% of total reservation if canceled 38-31 days prior departure plus any other additional fee.
  • No refunds if canceled less than 30 days prior departure.

Cancellation Policy - Airfare

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

Refund Fees

  • A 3.9% credit card assessed fee will be subtracted from any refunded payment, including deposits refunded due to services requested not available for date of booking.

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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

Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend you purchase travel/cancellation insurance

Hotels

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 the old Azorean town of Horta, the newly-renovated Hotel Horta offers views of Pico Island. It features rooms with balconies, a large garden and an outdoor pool.

Horta’s rooms are decorated in neutral colors, and have wooden furniture. Each of the air-conditioned rooms has a cable TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer.

The hotel’s panoramic restaurant offers international and regional dishes. The bar and the lounge offer views of the outdoor pool, the pool bar and the garden.

Guests can rent a bicycle to explore the surrounding area. Horta is famous for the whale watching and the volcanoes of Capelinhos and Caldeira.

Horta Airport is 4.3 mi away, and the hotel provides free private parking on site.

hotel horta pico mountainhotel horta lobbyhotel horta guestroom

Superior Hotels

Horta - Hotel do Canal

The 4-star Hotel do Canal is situated in Horta on Faial Island. It is just 100 meters from the beach and offers panoramic views of Pico Mountain and the bay.

Soundproofed rooms are bright and have modern wood furnishings. They come equipped with cable TV and a private bathroom with a hairdryer. Free fresh fruit and a bottle of mineral water are in the room upon arrival.

A well-equipped fitness center and massage treatments are available at the hotel. There is also a sauna and a Turkish steam bath. Staff at the 24-hour reception desk can arrange car rental.

Guests can enjoy a coffee and newspaper in the bar which overlooks the Atlantic Ocean. Clipper Restaurant offers all-day dining and local specialties.

Hotel do Canal is just 10 minutes’ walk from the Horta Marina and is a 10-minute drive from Horta Airport. Free private parking is possible on site.

Angra do Heroísmo - Pousada Castelo de S. Sebastiao

pousada angra do heroismo s sebastiao aerial view

Pousada Castelo de S. Sebastiao 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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