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Escorted Tour - pace 2
Escorted Tour Pace 2

Azores Island Hopping

Azores

from £1,499.00 14 2

  • Breakfasts and more All breakfasts and more
Discover the unspoilt islands of the Azores

The tranquil Azores are unspoilt islands of stunning natural beauty, embracing rugged cliffs, volcanic craters, towering peaks and bubbling hot springs. This Highly Commended tour gives a flavour of three of its islands: Faial, Terceira and São Miguel.

Including...

  • Travel insurance and additional cancellation cover
  • Return flights and transfers
  • All breakfasts, two lunches and all dinners
  • Excursions as described
  • Saga tour manager
  • Porterage at all hotels
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2014

Day 1 UK-São Miguel

Sao Miguel

Depart the UK for your flight to Ponta Delgada on the spectacular island of São Miguel.

Continue to the 4-star Hotel Marina Atlantico (4Q) for a four-night half-board stay, which has received our one-rosette Good Food award. The hotel is situated across the road from the sea on the main avenue of Ponta Delgada.

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe Ponta Delgada

Day 2 Sete Cidades

Sete Cidades

An included half-day tour takes you to the Sete Cidades Crater lake. The Sete Cidades is an extinct volcano that rises approximately 580 metres above sea level and from the edge of the massive crater there is a magnificent view of the two lakes below, one blue and the other green.

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe Sete Cidades Ponta Delgada

Day 3 Furnas and Nordeste

Furnas

An optional full-day excursion takes you to the village of Furnas and Nordeste. Lunch is included.

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe Furnas Nordeste

Day 4 São Miguel

Sao Miguel

Enjoy an included half-day excursion to Ponta Delgada, capital of São Miguel. Once just a tiny fishing village, it is now the largest town in the Azores, with its Portuguese-influenced architecture evident in its white houses, impressive churches and convents. Particular highlights include the 16th-century St Sebastião and Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Esperanca.

Ponta Delgada Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe

Day 5 São Miguel to Terceira

Terceira

Today, travel to the airport for your flight to Terceira. Continue to Angra do Heroismo, where you stay four nights' half board at the locally rated 4-star Terceira Mar Hotel

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe Terceira Angra do Heroismo

Day 6 Included tour

Terceira

Today you can enjoy a full-day included excursion of Terceira, exploring both the east and west coasts. Enjoy superb views of the island's unspoilt scenery and drive to the summit of the Serra de Cume for panoramic vistas over Terceira. Lunch is included.

Terceira Azores Portugal Europe Serra de Cume

Day 7 Terceira

Terceira

Spend the day at leisure or later in the afternoon, an included guided walking tour will reveal this 16th-century town whose highlights include the cathedral, city hall and General Captain's Palace. Alternatively you could join an optional excursion to West Terceira and Algar do Carvão cave.

Terceira Azores Portugal Europe Algar do Carvao

Day 8 Terceira

Horse

Spend the day at leisure. Optional activities include birdwatching, horse riding and golf.

Terceira Azores Portugal Europe

Day 9 Terceira to Faial

Faial

Travel to the airport and fly to Faial. Continue to the locally-rated 4-star Hotel do Canal (4Q) for a four-night half-board stay.

Faial Island Azores Portugal Europe Terceira

Day 10 Faial

whale

Enjoy an optional half-day whale-watching excursion.

Faial Island Azores Portugal Europe

Day 11 Island tour

Volcanic crater

Today’s included full-day tour visits the Capelinhos Museological Nucleus, where you can learn about the dramatic eruption of the Capelinhos volcano in 1957, and the huge crater, or caldeira. The area surrounding the crater is protected and depending on the season that you visit, you may see colourful displays of agapanthus lilies or other flowers in bloom. Lunch is included.

Faial Island Azores Portugal Europe

Day 12 Pico

Pico

A full-day optional excursion uncovers the sublime beauty of Faial’s neighbouring island.

Faial Island Azores Portugal Europe Pico Pico

Day 13 Faial-São Miguel

Sao Miguel

Today you'll have some free time at your own leisure, either in the morning or afternoon, dependent on your flight departure time to São Miguel. Fly to São Miguel for a further two-night stay at the Hotel Marina Atlantico (4Q).

Faial Island Azores Portugal Europe Sao Miguel Ponta Delgada

Day 14 São Miguel

Sao Miguel

Enjoy a day of leisure. Alternatively, an optional excursion visits Ribeira Grande, the oldest and largest town on São Miguel's north coast. Enjoy a guided walk here before continuing along the mountain roads for breathtaking views of Fire Lake, formed by a volcanic eruption.

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe Ribeira Grande Fire Lake

Day 15 São Miguel-UK

Fly home

Travel to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe

2015

Day 1 UK-São Miguel

Sao Miguel

Depart the UK for your flight to Ponta Delgada on the spectacular island of São Miguel.

Continue to the 4-star Hotel Marina Atlantico (4Q) for a four-night half-board stay, which has received our one-rosette Good Food award. The hotel is situated across the road from the sea on the main avenue of Ponta Delgada.

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe Ponta Delgada

Day 2 Sete Cidades

Sete Cidades

An included half-day tour takes you to the Sete Cidades Crater lake. The Sete Cidades is an extinct volcano that rises approximately 580 metres above sea level and from the edge of the massive crater there is a magnificent view of the two lakes below, one blue and the other green.

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe Sete Cidades Ponta Delgada

Day 3 Furnas and Nordeste

Furnas

An optional full-day excursion takes you to the village of Furnas and Nordeste. Lunch is included.

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe Furnas Nordeste

Day 4 São Miguel

Sao Miguel

Enjoy an included half-day excursion to Ponta Delgada, capital of São Miguel. Once just a tiny fishing village, it is now the largest town in the Azores, with its Portuguese-influenced architecture evident in its white houses, impressive churches and convents. Particular highlights include the 16th-century St Sebastião and Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Esperanca.

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe Ponta Delgada

Day 5 São Miguel to Faial

Faial

Today, travel to the airport for your flight to Faial. Continue to Horta where you stay four nights at the locally-rated 4-star Hotel do Canal (4Q).

Faial Island Azores Portugal Europe Horta

Day 6 Faial

whale

Enjoy an optional half-day whale-watching excursion.

Faial Island Azores Portugal Europe

Day 7 Island tour

Volcanic crater

Today’s included full-day tour visits the Capelinhos Museological Nucleus, where you can learn about the dramatic eruption of the Capelinhos volcano in 1957, and the huge crater, or caldeira. The area surrounding the crater is protected and depending on the season that you visit, you may see colourful displays of agapanthus lilies or other flowers in bloom. Lunch is included.

Faial Island Azores Portugal Europe

Day 8 Pico

Pico

A full-day optional excursion uncovers the sublime beauty of Faial’s neighbouring island.

Pico Azores Portugal Europe

Day 9 Faial to Terceira

Terceira

Today, travel to the airport for your flight to Terceira. Continue to Angra do Heroismo, where you stay four nights' half board at the locally rated 4-star Terceira Mar Hotel

Terceira Azores Portugal Europe Angra do Heroismo

Day 10 Terceira tour

Terceira

Today you can enjoy a full-day included excursion of Terceira, exploring both the east and west coasts. Enjoy superb views of the island's unspoilt scenery and drive to the summit of the Serra de Cume for panoramic vistas over Terceira. Lunch is included.

Terceira Azores Portugal Europe Serra de Cume

Day 11 Terceira

Terceira

Spend the day at leisure or later in the afternoon, an included guided walking tour will reveal this 16th-century town whose highlights include the cathedral, city hall and General Captain's Palace. Alternatively you could join an optional excursion to West Terceira and Algar do Carvão cave.

Terceira Azores Portugal Europe Algar do Carvao General Captains Palace

Day 12 Terceira

Horse

Spend the day at leisure. Optional activities include birdwatching, horse riding and golf.

Terceira Azores Portugal Europe

Day 13 Terceira to São Miguel

Sao Miguel

Today you'll have some time at leisure before flying to São Miguel, where you stay a further two nights at the Hotel Marina Atlantico (4Q).

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe Ponta Delgada

Day 14 São Miguel

Sao Miguel

Enjoy a day of leisure. Alternatively, an optional excursion visits Ribeira Grande, the oldest and largest town on São Miguel's north coast. Enjoy a guided walk here before continuing along the mountain roads for breathtaking views of Fire Lake, formed by a volcanic eruption.

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe Ribeira Grande Ponta Delgada Fire Lake

Day 15 São Miguel-UK

Fly home

Travel to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

Sao Miguel Azores Portugal Europe