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7 days, 6 nights. Visit the three islands with the most to offer and stay in 4 star hotels along the way. Sao Miguel, offering the largest geographic diversity and some of the most striking scenery, is perhaps the most attractive island in the archipelago. Faial, formerly a crucial staging port for ships on transatlantic routes between Europe and the Americas, is now a popular stop for modern yachtsmen and sailors. Pico, with its grand volcanic cone (the tallest mountain in Portugal), is the perfect destination for a day of exploration offering unique landscapes and quaint villages.

"I wanted to let you know that the 7 day 3 Island tour my wife and I just finished was wonderful and beyond what we had expected. Everything went as planned, no problems with hotels, tours, flights etc. We have fallen in love with the Azores and will return again god willing. (...) Thank you so much for putting together such a great trip for us. We will recommend you and your company to everyone we know and encourage them the visit the wonderful islands of the Azores."

- P. Foster, USA

Itinerary:

Day 1 - Horta, Faial

Arrival transfer service from the airport to hotel. Spend 3 nights in Faial with breakfast included.
Horta was once the strategic relay point for early trans-Atlantic cable communications between the U.S. and Europe. Modern technology now bypasses the old cable network. Since their discovery in the 14th century, the Azores Islands have played an important role as a staging and victualing point for ships crossing the Atlantic, an enviable location for nations with New World colonies. Today, Horta is famous for its yacht harbor, a haven for trans-Atlantic yachts and sailboats. Visiting crews paint the harbor walls with names and pictures of their vessels.

Day 2 - Faial

Your driver/guide will meet you in the lobby for your half-day island tour. Depart the hotel on 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. This 1957-58 event added 2 square km to the island. Earthquakes and ash destroyed much of the west side of the island prompting many islanders to immigrate to North America. The elements are slowly eroding the ash. There is a nearby museum detailing the eruption.
 

Day 3 - Pico

Transfer from the Hotel to the harbor for a 30 minute trip to Pico. Pronounced "Peak" by Azoreans, the translation is exactly that. Meet your driver at the ferry dock in Madalena on Pico for a full day tour of the second largest island in the Azores. The island is dominated by the great bulk of Pico Mountain. Islanders make good use of the black volcanic rocks to build houses and walls in a distinctive fashion. Pico was an important whaling station and there is a museum showing how islanders took to the seas in open boats in pursuit of the leviathans. Fortunately, tourists are now the only ones who go to sea to see the many species of whales around the island. An unusual feature of Pico is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of 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 Madalena in the afternoon for the ferry trip back to Horta and transfer back to the Hotel.

 

Day 4 - Faial/Sao Miguel

Transfer service from your Horta hotel to the airport for the short flight to Sao Miguel, the largest and most geographically diverse of the islands. Upon arrival in Ponta Delgada, you will be transferred to your hotel, for the next 3 nights with daily buffet breakfast. Ponta Delgada is the largest city as well as the capital of the Azores. Urban sprawl is beginning to set in but the historic central part of the city is still charming. The hotel is well located for walks through the historic section. Balance of the day at leisure.

 

Day 5 - Sao Miguel

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 6 -Sao Miguel

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 7 - Sao Miguel

Check out late in the morning. The hotel will store your baggage for you.
Day free for last minute shopping and sightseeing in Ponta Delgada before your transfer to the airport.
An optional half-day morning tour to Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake) with a stop at a ceramics factory in the town of Lagoa is available.
Transfer to airport.

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    PROGRAMS UPDATES: Any reservation made before September 6, 2022 to travel 2023, will not have any changes on their prices and Hotels booked, unless the client request to change then prices will also be updated. If you don't see 2023 rates in the program, this means this program is in process of being updated and will also affect the prices for 2022.
  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • Rates don't include city taxes when applicable and must be paid directly to the hotel.
  • Package can start any day of the week and all year round.
  • Private program, except in Flores Islands on the 5 Island Classic Tour
  • 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.
  • The third person in a triple room, cannot be older than 18 years old in all Hotel categories.

Departure DateSolo ComfortSolo BoutiqueSolo SuperiorSingle ComfortSingle BoutiqueSingle SuperiorDouble ComfortDouble BoutiqueDouble SuperiorTriple ComfortTriple BoutiqueTriple Superior
10/6/2022 - 12/31/2022$2574$2640$2931$1839$1905$2196$1475$1485$1663$1190$1235$1669
1/1/2023 - 3/23/2023$2375$2385$2679$1639$1650$1944$1367$1372$1537$1117$1136$1585
3/24/2023 - 4/23/2023$2574$2640$2931$1839$1905$2196$1475$1506$1663$1220$1249$1669
4/24/2023 - 9/30/2023$2849$2992$3312$2114$2256$2577$1607$1681$1853$1308$1389$1796
10/1/2023 - 12/31/2023$2574$2640$2931$1839$1905$2196$1475$1485$1663$1190$1235$1669

Included:

  • 6 Night Accommodations;
  • Half day tour of Faial;
  • Full day tour of Pico;
  • Full day tour to Furnas, Sao Miguel;
  • Full day tour to Sete Cidades with brunch Sao Miguel;
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers;
  • Round trip ferry tickets from Faial to Pico;
  • Transfers Hotel/ harbor/hotel;
  • Daily buffet breakfast and hotel taxes.
  • Airfare: Faial/Sao Miguel (please inform dates of birth and names as per the passport on the comment box when filling the request)

  • One complimentary small food crate with local products (Sao Miguel Island only)
  • Not included:

    • Entrance fees to museums and parks;
    • Meals other than breakfast.
    • City taxes 

     

Lagoa do Fogo - S. Miguel - Azores
Pico island - Azores
Horta bay - Faial island - Azores

Comfort Hotels

Horta - Azoris Faial Garden Resort Hotel

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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. 

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Ponta Delgada - Neat Hotel Avenida

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Featuring free WiFi and a fitness center, Neat Hotel Avenida offers accommodations in Ponta Delgada.

Each room at this hotel is air conditioned and is fitted with a flat-screen TV. Certain units have a sitting area where you can relax. All rooms come with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

There is a hairdresser's at the property.

Car rental is available at this hotel and the area is popular for horseback riding and windsurfing. Portas da Cidade is 1,000 feet from Neat Hotel Avenida, and Santuario Nossa Senhora da Esperanca is half a mile away. The nearest airport is João Paulo II Airport, 1.9 miles from Neat Hotel Avenida.

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Boutique Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Hotel Do Colegio

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Hotel Do Colegio offers accommodations in Ponta Delgada. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant.

Every room at this hotel is air conditioned and is equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Some units include a sitting area for your convenience. Each room comes with a private bathroom. For your comfort, you will find free toiletries and a hairdryer.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

The nearest airport is João Paulo II Airport, 1.2 miles from the property. 

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Horta - Hotel Horta

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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

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.

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.

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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