7 Days, 6 Nights
Have a private guided tour around these two islands and get to know the best they have to offer. Sao Miguel is the largest and the mainland of the archipelago, this island offer a huge variety of landscapes and activities. 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.
Day 1 - Sao Miguel
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Free rest of the day. Optional Tour: Half day Fire Lake ( please ask for a quote)
Day 2 - Sao Miguel | Full Day Furnas
Full-day tour of Furnas. Your driver/guide will pick you up at your hotel for your full day trip to Furnas. Just outside of Ponta Delgada, the rural life of Sao Miguel dominates. Depart along the south road passing the village of Lagoa for a viewpoint at Caloura. Continue to Vila Franca for a coffee break (not included). Upon arrival in the Furnas area, visit the lake and hot springs, and see the holes in the ground where meals are cooked by underground steam. Pots full of various meats, sausages, potatoes, and vegetables are steamed for 7 hours to produce "Cozidos nas Caldeiras" (Caldeira Stew). Continue to the charming town of Furnas for a lunch stop (lunch not included). Visit the beautiful botanical gardens established in the 18th century (entry fee not included) with the opportunity to swim in the hot springs swimming pool. Cross the island to the north coast, stopping for a fine view of both the south and north coasts from an interior highland. On the way, you will visit a tea plantation, the only one in Europe. Return to your hotel about 5:30pm.
Day 3 -Sao Miguel | Full Day Sete Cidades
Full-day tour of Sete Cidades with brunch. After meeting your driver/guide in the hotel lobby, head west to one of the most awesome natural sights in the world, the twin caldeira lakes of Sete Cidades. The view from "Vista do Rei" (King's View) high on the crater's rim is stunning. Far below, next to the lakes is the pretty village of Sete Cidades (Seven Cities, named for a mythical kingdom). Descend into the caldeira to visit the town. Before returning to Ponta Delgada, stop at a pineapple plantation. The Azores are not warm enough to grow pineapples in the open but they thrive in the greenhouses with careful cultivation methods. The pineapples are small but very sweet. Afternoon free in Ponta Delgada.
Day 4 - Sao Miguel to Terceira
Check out and transfer from the Hotel to the airport. Flight sao Miguel to Terceira and transfer to the hotel in Terceira. Free rest of the day
Day 5 - Terceira | Full Day Terceira
Your driver/guide will meet you in the hotel lobby for a full day tour of the island. Depart by the south coast to Praia da Vitoria via Porto Judeu, a small fishing village. Then stop at Sao Sebastiao and its 15th parish church. Nearby is an "imperio", a small chapel that is characteristic of the towns in the Azores. Imperio are central to the religious festivals of the Holy Ghost (Espirito Santo) popular throughout the Azores. These festivals are of medieval origin but are now seldom seen in mainland Europe. Terceira boasts the most colorful imperio. Praia da Vitoria is a charming town with a main square and a pedestrian shopping street. Time for lunch (not included) in Praia. Take the mountain road up to Serra do Cume for a view of the rolling, multi-hued green fields, bordered by stone walls and hydrangeas and the harbor of Praia in the distance. Then to Algar do Carvao, a huge lava tube about 300 feet long with stalactites and stalagmites. The cave is open June 1 through September 30. Continue to Biscoitos on the north coast to see the natural lava swimming pools and to visit the wine museum. Return to your hotel by way of the typical villages of Altares, Doze Ribeiras and Sao Mateus.
Day 6 - Terceira
Enjoy exploring town on this free day.
Day 7 - Terceira
Check out and departure back home. Thank you for your visit!
About this Package
Sao Miguel & Terceira Island Tour this Private package includes accommodations, daily buffet breakfast, transfers, sightseeing tours, ferry tickets and experienced private local guides/drivers.
Included in this Package:
- 3 nights at a Hotel in Sao Miguel
- 3 nights at a Hotel in Terceira
- Full Day Terceira
- Full Day Furnas
- Full Day Sete Cidades.Brunch included
- Airport-hotel-airport transfers
- Daily buffet breakfast and hotel taxes
- Airfare Sao Miguel|Terceira
- One complimentary small food crate with local products (Sao Miguel Island only)
Not Included in this Package:
- Meals other than breakfast
- Park or caves entrances fees
Dates & Rates
|9/27/2023 - 9/30/2023||$2606||$2927||$1429||$1570||$1975||$2297||$1204||$1454|
|10/1/2023 - 10/31/2023||$2294||$2570||$1279||$1391||$1664||$1939||$1051||$1335|
|11/1/2023 - 12/31/2023||$2050||$2350||$1143||$1275||$1420||$1720||$960||$1258|
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Ponta Delgada - Hotel Ponta Delgada
Hotel Ponta Delgada is 5 minutes by car from the airport and 5 minutes walking distance from the historical city center.
The hotel has 98 rooms with city view, bar, restaurant, jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath and an elevated indoor pool with a panoramic terrace.
All rooms open into a private balcony and are equipped with air-conditioned, double-glazed windows. Rooms also include cable TV, a private bathroom with amenities, a hairdryer, and a telephone.
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.
Ponta Delgada - Hotel Marina Atlantico
Hotel Marina Atlantico is in the center of Ponta Delgada overlooking the marina and the harbor. There is an indoor pool and the rooms are modernly furnished with cable TV.
The spacious, contemporary guest rooms at Hotel Marina Atlantico are air conditioned and fitted with a minibar. The private bathrooms feature complimentary bathroom amenities.
The on-site fitness centre is well-equipped and features flat-screen TVs. Guests can relax in Marina Atlantico’s sauna, steam bath or with a massage.
With views of the marina, the hotel’s Escuna Restaurant serves traditional Portuguese meals. Palhabote Bar on the ground floor has refreshing drinks and light snacks.
Marina Atlantico also has a full-service business center, a 24-hour front desk and a car rental service.
Ponta Delgada Airport is just 3 km away.
Angra do Heroísmo - Pousada Castelo de S. Sebastiao
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.