We Love —
- Sao Miguel Park Hotel: modern hotel situated in the centre of Ponta Delgada with beautiful views on the city and the sea. Hotel Caravelas: in Pico island, surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on 3 sides and overlooking the Faia Island
- Marvel at the volcanic beauty and remote mid-Atlantic setting of the Portuguese Azores including the main island, São Miguel and visits to the paradise gardens at Terra Nostra Park and Pico Island
- Enjoy a comfortable trip with English Speaking Guide throughout the tour, in a comfortable coach
Book Now, Pay Later —
Booking 35 days in advance and spending over £500 per person? No need to pay in full today! Just select the 30% deposit option on our payment page (terms & conditions apply)
Your Destinations —
The landscape of São Miguel is marked by two mountain areas separated by a low altitude platform. Nicknamed the Green Island, its landscape is made up of extensive fields and dense forests that are one of the most iconic images of São Miguel. The original flora still survives in small areas, with native and endemic species such as the Azores heather, faya, laurel and holly serving as a shelter for a very special bird, the Azores Bullfinch, and making up a palette of different shades of green spread out along the horizon.
São Miguel is a land of lakes nested in volcanic craters that are many kilometres wide. The most iconic one lies in Sete Cidades. This is a place filled with legends and myths, and it deserves to be seen from the Vista do Rei Lookout; from there you can see two twin lakes, the Green and the Blue, paired together by a bridge. But the number of lakes does not stop here, since others can be found both in the Serra Devassa and in the central part of the island, including the Canário, Santiago, Éguas and Congro Lakes... There will always certainly be another lake waiting to be discovered.
High cliffs covered with green forests, black basalt headlands that penetrate the sea, promontories and sweet inlets, challenging fajãs [flat, low-lying strips of land on the coast], and numerous beaches with grey volcanic sand are just some of the features of São Miguel’s coastline that deserve to be seen.
Your Itinerary —
Fly to Ponta Delgada on arrival transfer to your hotel.
DAY 2: Sao Miguel - Lagoa do Fogo - Sao Miguel
This morning, enjoy a full day excursion exploring Lagoa do Fogo and Furnas. Funas is situated in a valley that rests on the crater of an extinct volcano where flowers and intense green vegetation grow in the fertile soil. Stop at Gorreana Tea Factory, a living museum where machines of the 19th century still function to produce the renowned Gorreana Tea. Descend towards Furnas and it's attractive white houses for some of the most amazing views of the Azores. After an included lunch, visit Terra Nostra Park, a living paradise of gardens lakes, bridges and lush vegetation. Continue along the south coast to Pico da Barrosa. There is a stop at Lagoa do Fogo Belvedere offering magnificent views over the lake. Later, return to Sao Miguel. (B, L)
DAY 3: Sao Miguel
Enjoy a full day at leisure exploring the local area independently. (B)
DAY 4: Sao Miguel - Pico Island
Today, transfer to the airport for the short flight to Pico Island. On arrival transfer to the hotel for three nights. (B)
DAY 5: Pico Island
Discover the contrasts of Pico Island. First stop is at the Wine Museum, then follow the coastal road of Arcos do Cachorro, and it's lava formations, through the area of Misterios and the extensive fields of lava to reach S Roque. Cross the island to Lagoa do Capitao and then to Lajes. Included is lunch at a local restaurant. Later, visit the whalers Museum. Return to Madalena along the coastal road with a visit to a handicraft exhibition and a local cheese factory. (B, L)
DAY 6: Pico Island
A full day at leisure to explore Pico Island further, or simply relax at your hotel. (B)
DAY 7: Pico Island - Sao Miguel Island
Return to Sao Miguel Island and on arrival transfer to your hotel for one night. (B)
DAY 8: Sao Miguel Island - UK
Transfer to the airport for your flight to the UK. (B)
Your Hotels —
Sao Miguel Park Hotel - Twin Room - Bed and Breakfast.
São Miguel Park Hotel is located near the centre of Ponta Delgada in São Miguel Island, near the city’s Botanical Gardens. Each room has balcony to enjoy the panoramic view over the city and the south coastline of Ponta Delgada. São Miguel Park Hotel has a warm décor and cozy ambiance in all its common areas of leisure. You can benefit from the outstanding Health Club, complete with a fitness club, sauna, Jacuzzi, massage, indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Caravelas - Twin Room - Bed and Breakfast
Situated on Madalena, Pico Island, Caravelas is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean on 3 sides and overlooks Faial Island. It features an outdoor pool, a 24-hour reception, and car rental.
The air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Caravelas open out onto private balconies with views of the ocean or Pico Mountain. All rooms include a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a minibar, and an en suite bathroom.
Guests can enjoy a daily buffet breakfast at the restaurant of the hotel, or discover the many cafés that surround the property, serving typical Azorean specialities. The in-house bar offers soft drinks and the renowned Pico Wine.
Your Journey —
London Gatwick - Ponta Delgada
14:10 - 17:10
Ponta Delgada - Pico Island
15:00 - 15:50
Pico Island - Ponta Delgada
12:20 - 13:10
Ponta Delgada - London Gatwick
Shared transfers are included with this offer.
Free VIP chauffeur service is available is you live within 50 miles of your departure airport. If you live further than 50 miles away, you can still take advantage of this service by paying £1.70 per mile. Available on all 2017 new holiday bookings. All offers, including savings and free case of wine are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.
Please note: flight details are given as a guide only and may change. We will however notify you in advance if flights are more than 2 hours outside the time range given. Flights are non-changeable and non-refundable at time of booking.