Discover the Exotic Azores by Air

8 days from £1,479 pp.


Azores, Portugal

Visit: Azores, Portugal, Portugal

About the Tour

Join our wonderful holiday to the amazing Azores, an alluring archipelago consisting of nine fascinating islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Each with its own character, the Azores islands offer iconic landscapes with never-ending views blended with a fascinating history and rich culture. On São Miguel, see the rich history of the beautiful city of Ponta Delgada, visit the volcanic Furnas valley, and the island’s many mystical lakes. We fly to Faial Island, where we witness volcanic craters and beautiful parks, before heading to Horta Harbour and embarking to Pico, where we discover picturesque ports and small streets. Whilst you appreciate the charm of the Azores and explore the magnificent scenery, be sure to also indulge in delicious food, for which the Azores are famous.

Tour Includes


  • 7 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 6 lunches
  • 6 evening meals
  • Return flights to the Azores
  • Airport transfers in the Azores
Dates & Prices

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
  • Send payments via online banking.
  • Send payments via cheque.
  • Call us and make a card payment, either a small amount or as lump sum until your final due date.

Our contact and online banking payment details will be on your confirmation invoice to remind you of your choices.

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Your Itinerary

    Fly to the Azores island of São Miguel where you will be met and transferred to your hotel, the Azoris Royal Garden Hotel for a four-night stay.

    Ponta Delgada City Discovery

    Ponta Delgada City Discovery

    São Miguel is the largest island of the Azores, known as ‘The Green Island’, and has a huge variety of scenery from lakes to beaches, hills, green plains and blue oceans. We have a leisurely day with a morning walking tour of Ponta Delgada with its charming heritage, narrow cobbled stone streets, manor houses and small palaces, accompanied by a local guide. Our tour will take in local sights such as the gorgeous 15th century Mother Church (S. Sebastião), the Town Gates, City Hall and Republica Square, Convent of Our Lady of Hope from the 18th century and São Bras Fort. Lunch is included at a local restaurant.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Furnas city, San Miguel island

    Furnas city, San Miguel island

    Our full-day tour, accompanied by a local guide, visits Furnas Valley, where volcanic activity is still visible and hot and cold mineral water springs can be found. Walk around Furnas Lake to discover the hot thermal springs, and stroll through the ‘Terra Nostra’ Botanical Garden, reputed to be one of the most beautiful parks in the world. We enjoy a ‘Cozido’ lunch at a local restaurant – one of the dishes the ‘Cozido’ is cooked using large pots which are lowered into volcanic holes, and the contents are slow-cooked using the thermal heat. In the afternoon we continue to the Gorreana Tea Estate, Europe’s oldest remaining tea company, a family run company which has been in operation since 1883. Tea growing began in the Algarve around 1820, and as the orange trade in São Miguel weakened, the amount of tea produced increased, until the 1850’s when around 250 tons of tea was produced from 300 hectares of land.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Mystical Lakes

    Mystical Lakes

    Today’s full-day included excursion takes us to the mystical west part of the island. See Santiago Lake, surrounded by emerald green mountain slopes. We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant near the Sete Cidades Lake.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    We leave São Miguel Island today and fly to Faial Island where we stay for two nights. Lunch today, is taken at your hotel on Faial Island. This afternoon we enjoy a half-day ‘Magic Faial’ excursion visiting the Caldeira do Faial, a vast crater of the extinct volcano from which the island originated. This area is surrounded by lush vegetation, and is classified as a nature reserve. Later, we head to the Capelinhos area where an off-shore volcano erupted in the 1950’s, covering the Ponta dos Capelinhos lighthouse in ash. The lighthouse was the only surviving structure and over the years has slowly reappeared from the ash.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Pico Island

    Pico Island

    Join our full-day excursion to Pico Island, accompanied by a local guide. We travel to Horta harbour for the short ferry crossing to Pico Island. Pico, the second largest of the Azores islands, is dominated by Pico Mountain, which at 2,351 metres is the highest point in Portugal, and became a nature reserve in 1982. Wine production began in the 15th century, with vines cultivated in the mineral rich lava soil. We arrive at Madalena and see the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the island had a strong whaling industry – although this ended in the 20th century, and the focus switched to whale watching. Discover the picturesque ports and the small streets with typical homes, which are a reminder of those times, before we return to Faial. We enjoy lunch at a local restaurant, and an included visit to the Whalers Museum.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Fly back to São Miguel island for another nights stay at the Azoris Royal Garden hotel with the rest of the day at leisure.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

    Return flight to the U.K.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Your Excursions

    Included Excursions & Visits

    • Ponta Delgada Walking Tour - Discover the city's rich history
    • Furnas Valley - Visit Furnas valley where volcanic activity is still visible
    • Gorreana Tea Estate - See the tea plantation and taste the tea
    • Santiago Lake - See the hidden lake and breathtaking Pico do Carvâo viewpoint
    • Magic Faial - See the island's volcanic crater, Parque do Capelo and Capelinhos area
    • Pico Island - Vineyard Culture and World Heritage Site

    Optional Excursions & Visits


    Notes


    Travel Insurance from £35.00 (8 days). Single Room Supplement from £299.00 (8 days).

    Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
    Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
    We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Accommodation

    You will stay for four nights at the beginning of your holiday and one night at the end, at the Azoris Royal Garden Hotel, São Miguel Island. This modern and comfortable hotel 4-star hotel is located in the heart of São Miguel Island, in the charming town of Ponta Delgada. The Royal Garden Hotel has the city’s attractions at your fingertips, such as Carlos Machado Museum, Convent of Our Lady of Hope and Ponta Delgada City Gates. Enjoy the excellent facilities including two swimming pools, health club, international cuisine restaurant, exquisite bar and café. All guest rooms have contemporary, yet homely décor.

    On Faial Island you will stay for two nights at either the Horta Hotel, close to Horta, or the 4-star Faial Resort.

    The 4-star Faial Resort is situated in extensive gardens, close to Horta. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pools as well as a games room and lounge. When it comes to dining guests can enjoy a delicious meal in the Panoramic Restaurant, or for a more relaxed meal, there is an outdoor café and snack bar on offer. All of the bedrooms offer a lovely décor and modern amenities to ensure you have every comfort you could need during your stay.


     

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    Royal Garden Hotel

    Azoris Royal Garden Hotel

    Azoris Royal Garden Hotel


    • Swimming Pool
    • English Speaking Staff
    • Guest Lounge
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

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    Yes, unfortunately there is no feeder/transfer service to/from the U.K. airports.

    Flight times are given at the time of booking. The times given are for guidance only and may change.

    Exact flight times will be confirmed on travel document which are sent 7-10 days before departure. For more information on flight times please contact our Reservations Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    We are able to pre-book flight seats with most airlines. There may be a charge for this service. Any charges will be confirmed at the time of booking. Most other airlines will allocate your seats at check-in.
    Yes, we can. Please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 to arrange wheelchair assistance or any other medical requests.
    We recommend you check-in for your flight three hours before the scheduled time for long haul flights and two and a half hours before the scheduled time for any European holidays.

    Luggage allowances vary from airline to airline. The luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 5kg for hand luggage. Ryan Air's luggage allowance is normally up to 20kg (44lbs) and 10kg for hand luggage. All allowances are subject to changes made by the airline.

    For more information on luggage allowances please contact our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 or email us at reservations@leger.co.uk.

    The transfers on the majority of our flight tours are included. Our Reservations Staff will be able to advise you when you call. On tours where you book your own flight the transfers may only be available at certain times or not at all.
    This depends on which airline the flight is booked with. Please call our Customer Service Department on 0844 324 9265 for more details.

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