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The Azores

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7 nights in 4-star accommodation
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Daily breakfast & 1 dinner
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DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN SÃO MIGUEL

Arrive at the airport for your flight via Lisbon to São Miguel, the largest of the nine Azorean islands. On arrival, a short transfer by coach takes us to Ponta Delgada, the capital of São Miguel and where we stay for three nights, with breakfast, at a four-star hotel located a short walk from the harbourfront boulevard and the heart of the old town. 

Depending on your departure, you will stay at either the Hotel Marina Atlântico or the Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico. 

DAY 2 - PONTA DELGADA

An elegant affair in monochrome, Ponta Delgada bears the fine features of a capital city: attractive squares and leafy gardens dot the compact network of cobbled streets, lined by handsome 18th-century mansions. We start the day with a guided walking tour of the old town to get acquainted with its main sights. Watching over Gonçalo Velho Square is a trio of graceful black-and-white arches, part of the city gates that once stood by the harbour, and a statue of the man who discovered the island. Nearby the Baroque São Sebastião church welcomes visitors through its elaborate Manueline doorway to an interior decorated with ornate wood carvings. Navigating the narrow, cobbled streets, we’ll see grand buildings with arched windows and tiled façades, some featuring interesting murals, on our stroll along the harbour’s edge to the historic São Brás fort. During spring and even winter, you’ll notice a vivid prevalence of delightful bird-of-paradise flowers.

This afternoon you are free to explore. Take a leisurely stroll along Ponta Delgada’s lively marina and admire the lovely views over the Atlantic. With so many waterfront restaurants serving excellent local dishes, you’re truly spoilt for choice. The sparkling azure waters of the Azores draw over a third of the world’s whale and dolphin species: majestic sperm whales and bottlenose dolphins inhabit the archipelago year-round, while numerous other migrating species pass through during different seasons, such as the mighty blue whale, the largest animal ever known to have existed. These gorgeous islands offer exceptional sighting records, so if you’d like to seize the opportunity to see them for yourself, please refer to our Personalise Your Holiday section for details.

DAY 3 - FURNAS, TERRA NOSTRA & GORREANA

DAY 4 - FAIAL

DAY 5 - PICO NATURAL PARK & VINEYARDS

DAY 6 - FREE DAY IN PONTA DELGADA

DAY 7 - SETE CIDADES & PINEAPPLE PLANTATION

DAY 8 - RETURN FLIGHT

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