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From $546!
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 not include Airfare.
  • Rates do not include Airport taxes or any extra insurance.

Departure DateSolo ComfortSolo Boutique Solo SuperiorSingle ComfortSingle BoutiqueSingle SuperiorDouble ComfortDouble BoutiqueDouble SuperiorTriple ComfortTriple BoutiqueTriple Superior
10/6/2022 - 10/31/2022$1419$1456$1489$1177$1214$1248$763$861$852$667$609$718
11/1/2022 - 12/31/2022$1272$1361$1372$1031$1120$1131$741$758$794$652$546$605
1/1/2023 - 3/23/2023$1272$1315$1372$1031$1073$1131$741$758$794$652$546$679
3/24/2023 - 4/23/2023$1512$1549$1583$1224$1261$1295$905$908$899$761$658$749
4/24/2023 - 9/30/2023$1831$1870$1870$1539$1578$1527$1064$1038$1144$867$743$913
10/1/2023 - 10/31/2023$1419$1456$1489$1177$1214$1248$763$861$852$667$609$718
11/1/2023 - 12/31/2023$1272$1361$1372$1031$1120$1131$741$758$794$652$546$605

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

 

Comfort Hotels

Horta - Azoris Faial Garden Resort Hotel

azoris faial garden resort hotel room

The Azoris Faial Garden Resort Hotel is just a 7 minute walk to the beach. This property is situated in parkland on the edge of the city of Horta. The hotel features both indoor and outdoor pools and breathtaking views of the Horta marina and Pico Mountain. 

The hotel’s restaurant offers panoramic Atlantic Ocean views, as well as, a buffet breakfast and an à la carte lunch and dinner of Portuguese specialities. There is also a snack bar and an outdoor café.

The hotel’s guest rooms open onto balconies overlooking the pool area. Each is air conditioned and equipped with a minibar.

Azoris Faial Garden – Resort Hotel features a tennis court and a fitness centre. After a workout, guests can unwind in the spa pool or the sauna.

Azoris Faial Garden is just 6.2 miles away from Horta Airport. The town and marina of Horta is within walking distance of the hotel. 

azoris faial garden resort hotel patioazoris faial garden resort hotel poolazoris faial garden resort hotel bar

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)

Boutique Hotels

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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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 non airconditioned 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.

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

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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Booking your vacation

  • While prices are shown in $USA, we can convert and charge in British Pound, Euro and Canadian dollar
  • 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 arrival plus any other additional fees
  • 25% of total reservation if canceled 15 to 45 days from day of arrival plus any other additional fees
  • 50% of reservation if canceled 7 to 14 days from day of arrival plus any other additional fees
  • No refunds if canceled less than 7 days from date of arrival

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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