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The Azores

Jewels of Portugal

Summary:

Enter an untouched paradise on an adventure through the Azores, the archipelago gems of Portugal. Explore the rim of the Sete Cidades Caldera. Indulge in a traditional cozido das furnas meal, cooked by the heat of the volcanic earth. Descend into Algar do...

Duration
13 Days
Cities
3
Next Departure
19-Jul-2024
Starting at
USD 3,049.00
Price per day
USD 235.00
Tour Type
Tour Type

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Operator
Collette
Tour
The Azores
Sub-Title
Jewels of Portugal
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Summary

Enter an untouched paradise on an adventure through the Azores, the archipelago gems of Portugal. Explore the rim of the Sete Cidades Caldera. Indulge in a traditional cozido das furnas meal, cooked by the heat of the volcanic earth. Descend into Algar do Carvao, the “Cavern of Coal” lava tube, with an expert guide. Enjoy a home-hosted meal during your stay in Sao Miguel Island. Spend 2 nights in a lava stone house. From thermal pools and lush craters to local farms and volcanic cuisine, delve into the culture of Portuguese island life.

Map: The Azores (Collette)

Short Itinerary / Route

Day 1
Overnight Flight
Day 2
São Miguel, Açores, Portugal - Tour Begins
Day 3
Ponta Delgada
Day 4
São Miguel
Day 5
São Miguel
Day 6
São Miguel - Madalena, Pico
Day 7
Pico
Day 8
Pico - Angra Do Heroismo, Terceira
Day 9
Terceira
Day 10
Terceira
Day 11
Terceira - Lisbon
Day 12
Lisbon
Day 13
Lisbon - Tour Ends

Travel Cities (3): Lisbon, Ponte Delgada, Sao Miguel

Highlights

Attraction

  • Off-Road Sete Cidades Experience
  • Choice on Tour: Terra Nostra Botanical Garden or Thermal Pool Experience
  • Furnas Valley
  • Home-Hosted Dinner
  • Angra do Heroismo
  • Algar do Carvao
  • Natural Volcanic Pools
  • Volcanic Stone House Stay
  • Pico Wine Museum

Included in Price

Culinary

  • Experience a truly unique cozido das furnas lunch in Furnas valley.
  • Enjoy a home-hosted meal at a village in the Sao Miguel Island.
  • Experience one of Lisbon’s oldest neighborhoods with a walking food tour.

Experience

  • Spend 2 nights in the eco-friendly lava stone houses of Aldeia da Fonte, Pico Island.
  • Traverse the dirt paths of the Sete Cidades caldera and gaze upon the twin lakes.
  • Swim in natural volcanic pools.

Optional, not included

Ponta Delgada, Azores: Flavors of Sao Miguel

  • Taste your way through the unique, natural flavors of São Miguel. This afternoon, stop at a local gin production facility, where traditional botanical ingredients like rosemary and juniper are blended with local, sustainably sourced seaweed. Drinks and bottles of gin sold here support marine conservation locally, through a donation to the Ocean Azores Foundation. Enjoy a light, farmhouse-style lunch on the beautiful grounds of the facility. Cap off this afternoon excursion with a visit to a pineapple plantation that is more than 100 years old. You’ll see the plantation and where the pineapples grow before getting the chance to sip on an expertly prepared pineapple cocktail. Duration approximately 5 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 8 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


Terceira, Azores: Western Island Tour: Monte Brasi

  • This morning, see what lies on the western side of Terceira Island. Take in the beautiful coastal views along the way before visiting a banana plantation, where bright green banana leaves and blue skies meet. After sipping on coffee and sampling some bananas or other seasonal fruits, you’ll visit a family-owned cheese factory. The family owns cows that roam freely with plenty of space and grass at a nearby farm, and many say the milk of these “happy cows” leads to a tastier cheese. After learning about the production process and the family history, gather for a light lunch of local products. Duration approximately 4 hour(s). Transportation is included. A minimum of 8 passenger(s) is required to operate this option.


Travel Package

 

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Ponte Delgada

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Ponte Delgada

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