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A Perfect Week in the Azores: 3 Islands/7 Days

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No vacation to Portugal is complete without a journey across the Atlantic to see the legendary islands of the Azores.’s Perfect Week in the Azores package effortlessly escorts you around the three most popular islands - São Miguel, Faial and Pico.  Spend six relaxing nights at four-star hotels and seven action-packed days soaking in the extraordinary sun, culture, history and verdant, volcanic landscapes of the archipelago. You’ll tick all of the boxes on every Azorean tourist’s bucket list, including a glimpse of the twin blue and green volcanic lakes of Sete Cidades on São Miguel, a stroll through the celebrated port of Horta on Faial, and a close-up look at amazing volcanic formations on Pico. All the while, you will enjoy village after village of local cheeses, wines and seafood in the salty, storied atmosphere of the Azores.

"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. "        -- P. Foster, U.S.A


Day 1 – Faial: Arrive in the AzoresTurismo dos Acores

Grab a window seat on the plane so you can be the first to spot the seven ancient volcanic peaks rising from the Atlantic that make up the Azores. You’ll land at Faial, one of the most strategic ports in history. The capital Horta has served as a hub for centuries of sailors - from explorers to pirates to whalers to today’s trans-Atlantic yachtsmen. Despite its formidable 16th century fortress, both the Spanish and England’s Sir Walter Raleigh attacked Horta. During the pre-wireless days, Horta was a strategic relay point for the trans-Atlantic cable communications. Today it is a traveler’s paradise of maritime legacy and a perfect place to enjoy whale watching, water sports or gazing at the sea.

Day 2 - Faial: Visit the Capelinhos Volcano

Today you will get face-to-face with the island’s volcanic origins. Your private English-speaking guide will drive you through the mountains over the Valley of Flamengos, on to Caldeira, the highest point on the island, and north to Capelinhos, the site of the most recent volcanic eruption in the Azores. The 1957-58 offshore event added two square kilometers to the island! The extensive ash fields and earthquake aftershocks caused so much damage that many islanders emigrated to North America.

Day 3 - Faial: Voyage to Pico Island

Pico island - Azores

Pico island -Turismo dos Açores

Wake refreshed and ready for a short ferry ride to picturesque Pico. Dock in Madalena and meet your guide for a full day tour of the second largest island in the archipelago. You won’t miss the perfectly cone-shaped namesake volcano, Pico (pronounced “peak”) that serves as a backdrop for views across the island. Lava rock from ancient eruptions forms the walls of many homes and borders vineyards that grow the grapes for the local wine, Verdelho. Before returning to Horta by ferry, don’t miss the whaling museum which details the historic transition of Pico from a whaling station to a renown place to see whales in the wild.

Day 4 - Faial to São Miguel: On Foot in Ponta Delgada

Today you will enter the Azores of the 21st Century. Flying into the largest island of São Miguel, you will get glimpses of its geographical diversity and you will see the expanse of Ponta Delgada, the archipelago’s capital and largest city. But as you settle into your hotel for three nights in the old section of town, you will appreciate its charming historical center and marvel at the town’s intersection of old and new. Take the afternoon and evening to get acquainted with Ponta Delgada’s food, drinks and culture.

Day 5 - São Miguel: Tour Furnas’ Gardens & Hot Springscaldeiras-300x190

Meet your private driver/guide and head beyond the homes of Ponta Delgada for a full day tour of São Miguel’s interior. The rural life of São Miguel dominates as you take the south road passing the village of Lagoa, a viewpoint at Caloura and the former capital of Vila Franca. Upon arrival in the Furnas area, the volcanic attractions take top billing: Don’t miss the lake, the hot springs and the holes in the ground where local specialty “Cozido nas Caldeiras” (Caldera Stew) is cooked for seven hours by underground volcanic steam. Continue to the charming town of Furnas for a lunch stop. Stroll the historic botanical gardens (additional charge) planted in the 18th century and take the opportunity to swim in the hot springs swimming pool. The Furnas hot springs and mineral waters were a popular and fashionable 19th century spa resort for Europeans that are now being revitalized. Cross the island to the north coast, stopping for a fine view of both the south and north coasts and visit Europe’s only tea plantation on the way. Return to your hotel for an evening of dining and relaxation in town.

Day 6 - São Miguel: Marvel at Sete CidadesSete Cidades lake - S. Miguel - Azores

Some say it is wise to save the best for last. We think you’ll agree. On your final full day you’ll take a half-day
guided tour the famed view of Sete Cidades. The view of the twin blue and green caldera lakes from Vista do Rei on the crater’s rim is nothing short of spectacular. After catching your breath, you’ll travel to the tiny town of Sete Cidades down in the crater along the lake. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, be sure to stop at a plantation and taste one of São Miguel’s small, sweet pineapples – they’re the only ones grown in Europe. Absorb the glow of your last Azorean sunset before heading to dine on local specialties in town.

Day 7 - São Miguel: Enjoy Free Time before Departure

Wake one final morning in the salty Azorean air. Check out at your leisure, store your bags at the hotel, and spend your last hours on São Miguel doing some last minute shopping, strolling and sightseeing. An optional morning tour to Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake for an additional charge) with a stop at a nearby ceramics factory is popular with many visitors. Bid a fond farewell to these storied isles – as centuries of travelers to the Azores have done before you.

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  • Rates are per person in US dollars
  • 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
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Departure DateSolo ComfortSolo BoutiqueSolo PremierSingle ComfortSingle BoutiqueSingle PremierDouble ComfortDouble BoutiqueDouble PremierTriple ComfortTriple BoutiqueTriple Premier
10/24/2016 - 10/31/2016$1621$1643$1750$1113$1134$1241$856$851$913$810$799$847
11/1/2016 - 12/31/2016$1498$1509$1563$989$1000$1054$781$773$819$740$736$765
1/1/2017 - 3/31/2017$1570$1480$1527$1028$938$985$814$801$854$764$773$804
4/1/2017 - 5/31/2017$1698$1736$1838$1156$1194$1296$889$903$956$835$841$887
6/1/2017 - 9/30/2017$1966$2014$2143$1424$1472$1601$1023$1050$1109$919$955$1005
10/1/2017 - 10/31/2017$1698$1736$1838$1156$1194$1296$889$903$956$835$841$887

Package At-A-Glance’s Perfect Week in the Azores package includes 7 days/6 nights of accommodations, daily buffet breakfast, round-trip airport-hotel transfers, sightseeing tours and experienced local guides/drivers. Excursions can be arranged for an additional charge.

  • Faial – 3 Nights – Including one full-day trip to Pico
  • São Miguel – 3 Nights 
Hydrangeas in S. Miguel Azores

Hydrangeas on Sao Miguel - Shutterstock


Included in this Package:

  • 3 nights at a Hotel  (4 stars) in Horta, Faial
  • 3 nights at a Hotel ( 4 stars) in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
  • Half day tour of Faial
  • Full day tour of Pico
  • Full day tour to Furnas, Sao Miguel
  • Half day tour to Sete Cidades, Sao Miguel
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Round trip ferry tickets from Faial to Pico 
  • Transfers Hotel/ harbor/hotel 
  • Daily buffet breakfast and hotel taxes


Not Included in this Package:

  • Airfare (please contact us for current rates)
  • Entrance fees to museums and parks
  • Meals other than breakfast
Lagoa do Fogo, S.Miguel island. Photo by Turismo dos Acores
Ponta Delgada - Turismo dos Acores
Turismo dos Acores
Pico island - Azores
Cabrito - Pico - Azores
Horta bay - Faial island - Azores
Sete Cidades Lake - S. Miguel - Azores
Flores landscape. Photo by Associacao de turismo dos acores
Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. Tour operator reserves the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Final hotel list is available up to 45 days before departure. Alternate hotels will be of same or better quality of service for respective hotel package category.

Comfort Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota


Located in the center of Ponta Delgada and next to Portas Do Mar, this hotel offers panoramic views of the marina right in the capital of the Azores Archipelago.

All rooms at Hotel Apartamentos Gaivota have hardwood floors and elegant furnishings. Each of the air conditioned rooms features a cable TV, and a minibar.

Guests can enjoy their breakfast in the privacy of their room, while using the free internet. The hotel is surrounded by restaurants and cafés with terraces. Packed lunches are also available.

The ocean pools of Ponta Delgada and the city's public pools are less than 165 ft away. Ponta Delgada Airport is 2 miles away, and the hotel offers a car rental service on site.

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Boutique Hotels

Ponta Delgada - Hotel Talisman


Located in Ponta Delgada's historic center, this charming hotel overlooks a beautiful park and boasts a rooftop pool. Modern facilities include a fitness center and a solarium.

Reflecting São Miguel’s rich past with its traditional interior, Hotel Talisman has a cozy lounge with a fireplace and a winter garden. Guests can also relax on the terrace or in the spacious flower garden.

With its 2 large dining rooms and an outdoor area, the Palm Terrace Restaurant offers a broad variety of regional and international flavors. There is a poolside bar and sports pub for informal drinks.

The Talisman’s air-conditioned rooms come with cable TV and minibars. Each unit is spacious and bright. Some feature separate living rooms.

The hotel’s 24-hour staff can advise on Ponta Delgada’s attractions including local architectural treasures, such as palaces, churches and the Carlos Machado Museum, situated 600 meters 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.

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Ponta Delgada - Hotel Marina Atlantico

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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.

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Booking your vacation

  • 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

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Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $200 per person per vacation is required to book and hold space for you
  • Final payment is due 45 days before departure
  • Option to pay full price up front is available

Cancellation Policy

  • $200 per person if canceled up to 45 days from day of departure
  • 25% of total reservation if canceled 15 to 45 days from day of departure
  • 50% of reservation if canceled 7 to 14 days from day of departure
  • No refunds if canceled less than 7 days or less from date of departure

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