São Miguel was possibly discovered by the Portuguese in the 1400s, although it was not until the 18th-century that some of the island’s historic buildings, including mansions and churches were built.
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.
Packed with great destinations and unmissable sights. So that you get to see as much as possible, on these well-paced tours you'll travel further and may stay in a few more hotels. There could be a greater degree of walking too, sometimes over difficult terrain.
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.