The Azores  14 night Tour; volcanic Portuguese islands located in the Atlantic Ocean

This 14 night experience includes 3 centres and 2 excursions


From $2,823.39

Azores  14 night Tour

This 14 night experience includes 3 centres and 2 excursions

The Azores comprise nine different islands that combine tradition and modernity with very special cuisine and unique natural landscapes. Everyone deserves the chance to take a break from real life to delight in the work of Mother Nature at least once in their lives. The excellent hospitality is approached from a sustainable perspective that aims to develop a connection with the preserved environment around us rather than act against it.

A destination that is increasingly for all people experiencing many interests, the Azores attract lovers of sport, nature and birdwatching, not to mention golfers and hikers who enjoy long walks surrounded by the green and blue of nature. In addition, the islands also appeal to fans of art and culture, people looking for surprising hotels and lovers of Azorean food – a cuisine rich in tradition yet innovative which uses premium ingredients from certified sources. With lots still to be discovered, there is a special place for everyone in the Azores.

Sustainable tourism will always be a mission for the Azores, in an effort to show what makes the region so unique and to preserve this richness by paying homage to it.

As far as world cultural and natural heritage is concerned, the Azores have two UNESCO world heritage classified areas: the Historical Centre of Angra do Heroísmo (first in Portugal, in 1983) and the Landscape of Pico Island Vineyard Culture (2004). On 24 June 2019, UNESCO designated the Underwater Archeaological Charter of the Azores one of the top five examples of best practices for underwater cultural heritage protection,.

The nine islands in the Azorean archipelago are all volcanic by origin.

Santa Maria : The oldest of the islands (roughly 8 million years old) and the furthest east, it is known as the “Island of the Sun”. This is where you will find the archipelago’s rare white beaches.

Sao Miguel: his is the island of the Lake of  Seven Cities This island is also home to the only tea plantations in Europe.  And where the main airport is located.

Terceira : the island offers unique natural landscapes such as the largest laurel forest on the islands. a World Heritage Site since 1983, and the first city in Portugal to obtain this UNESCO classification.

Graciosa : Part of the UNESCO World Network of Biosphere Reserves since 2007, As the least hilly island, produces wine harvest – One of its products is the liqueur Andaia, made by distilling red wine.

Sao Jorge: This is the source of the São Jorge cheese beloved around the world

Pico: One of the archipelago’s two UNESCO classified sites, the protected Pico winegrowing landscape, is another reason to visit, and one that provides the opportunity to sample the Azores’ increasingly renowned wine.

Faial: The Faial Nature Park is one of the island’s commitments to conservation and the sustainable use of natural resources

Corvo: This is the smallest island in the archipelago with 465 inhabitants. It stands on a volcano that began to emerge from the sea around 730,000 years ago

Flores: The most westward point of the old continent, this is the last place in Europe where the sun sets.  most of the island is covered in blue hydrangeas

 

An average sea temperature between 22ºC in summer and 16ºC in the winter and good visibility in the crystal-clear water make the Azores the perfect diving destination. The variety of landscapes – some with volcanic bottoms – rich ecosystems and underwater archaeological sites are some of the main attractions for keen divers and anyone who wants to take their first steps in deep-water aquatic adventures. From swimming with the world’s largest fish (the whale shark) in transparent water to finding yourself surrounded by dozens of giant oceanic manta rays or blue sharks, everything is possible in this oasis of Atlantic marine life. In an area lying between nutrient rich currents from the north and warm currents from the Gulf, Azorean waters are home to five species of marine turtles, over 24 species of cetaceans and around 600 species of fish

With a very diverse range of activities available, the Azores have become an ideal destination for those seeking adventure, with the added extra of close contact with nature and sustainability. Their fame has spread and in 2020 the Azores were voted Europe’s Leading Adventure Tourism Destination by World Travel Awards: TRAILS AND MOUNTAIN BIKING, GEOTURISM, HORSERIDING,

CANYONING, WHALE WATCHING In the waters around the archipelago, you will find around a third of the world’s 81 species of whales and dolphins.. STAND UP PADDLE, CANOEING AND KAYAKING. SURFING E BODYBOARDING , SAILING The Azores attract sailors from all around the world.

White Exclusive Suites Villas

Nestled on the south coast of Sao Miguel, 6km from Ponta Delgada and 8km from the airport, this former 18th century summer house/wine estate has been flawlessly renovated to house nine suites, a private room ‘The Villa’ and private four bedroom house, ‘La Maison’.

Ease yourself into full holiday mode with the White’s relaxing massages and therapy treatments, and enjoy delicious meals prepared in the sophistocated restaurant.  Breakfast is included with your stay, and other meals can be enjoyed throughout the day either inside or out, you choose

Baia da Barca

Boasting panoramic views of the Atlantic, the neighbour islands and Pico Mountain, Baía da Barca is tucked away in a quiet bay and provide guests with a great base during their stay on Pico Island. The perfect place to visit three magnificent islands

Striking architecture and a comfortable atmosphere awaits guests at Baía da Barca. Wake up to views of Ponta do Pico, Portugal’s highest mountain. If you get up early enough you can watch the sunrise from your own balcony or terrace.

Santa Barbara Eco Beach Resort

Santa Bárbara Eco-Beach Resort is located in Ribeira Grande, north coast of São Miguel Island. Featuring a privileged view of the mountains and the sea, the resort offers direct access to the beach, a beach bar, a swimming pool and a restaurant.

All villas are air-conditioned and feature a full kitchenette, living room, balcony and a private bathroom with hairdryer and free toiletries. All the accommodations are equipped with a flat-screen TV, a safe and free WiFi.

The Santa Barbara restaurant offers a menu of genuine flavours, achieved through the freshness of local and seasonal ingredients. Guests can also enjoy the best sushi and sashimi made with fish from the Azores. The Areais beach club offers guests the opportunity of enjoying a drink while at the exclusive guests’ area.

At the resort, guests can enjoy experiences like hiking, whale watching, diving or fishing, to the adrenaline of using a surfboard for the first time – or simply contemplating the greens and blues that are unique.

Price from £2065 per person

 

Price includes:

  • 14 nights bed and breakfast accommodation being: 5 nights in White Exclusive Suites Villas
  • 4 nights in Baía da Barca
  • 5 nights in Santa Bárbara Eco Beach Resort
  • Flight ticket between São Miguel / Pico / São Miguel;
  • Full day Wine Tour (regular)
  • Half day Whale Watching (regular)
  • Transfer in and out between airport and accommodation in São Miguel and Pico.

 

Prices do not include flights, but we can add these for you. There are direct flights from London Stansted Airport from approximately £150 per person return.

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