Azores Island, Portugal

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Azores Island, Portugal

9 days/7 nights - from $1,599 per person Land and Air from New York

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Depart New York JFK International Airport via Azores Airlines’ non-stop direct trans-Atlantic flight to the Azores islands (about a 6-hour flight). The Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago in the mid-Atlantic. The islands are characterized by dramatic landscapes, fishing villages, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. São Miguel, the largest island, where you spend 7 nights, features lake-filled calderas and the Gorreana Tea Plantation. A full-day tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo is included to explore the western and central parts of São Miguel Island. Time at leisure to enjoy optional tours or relax and unwind with resort activities. Starting from $1599, lincluding and and air, daily breakfast, arrival and departure transfers, and a full-day tour, with departures beginning April 1, 2024.

Day 1 - New York/Azores Islands
Depart New York JFK International Airport via Azores Airlines’ non-stop direct trans-Atlantic flight to the Azores islands (about a 6-hour flight). An autonomous region of Portugal, the Azores is an archipelago comprising nine major islands in the mid-Atlantic off the coast of Portugal.

Day 2 - Arrive Sao Miguel, Azores Islands
Arrive at Ponta Delgada Airport on São Miguel Island. Upon arrival you are greeted and transferred to your hotel. (Hotel Marina Atlantico/Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico)

Day 3 - Sao Miguel, Azores Islands
São Miguel is the biggest island in the Portuguese Azores archipelago. Nicknamed the Green Island, it is known for its volcanic scenery, flora and rich marine life, including whales. Ponta Delgada, the regional capital, is home to the 18th-century City Gates, Gothic St. Sebastian Church and 16th-century Fort of São Brás. The twin crater lakes of Sete Cidades, one green and one blue, lie to the northwest. To the east, Furnas has fumaroles and hot springs.
Take a full-day tour to explore the western and central parts of Sao Miguel Island on this tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Head to the rim of the dormant Sete Cidades Volcano and take in the stunning views from 650 meters above sea level. Traverse the surrounding villages and rugged terrain with a Jeep. Take in the stunning views of the island from 650 meters above. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant complete with local wines. (B/L)

Day 4-8 - Sao Miguel, Azores Islands
Five more days to enjoy the stunning island of São Miguel, known for its natural beauty. After breakfast at the hotel, enjoy optional tours or participate in various fun activities at your hotel. (B)

Day 9, Azores Islands/New York
Transfer to Ponta Delgada Airport and board your return flight back to New York (about a 6-hour flight). Arrive at New York JFK International Airport the same day. (B)

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Departure DatesLand & Air *
New York
Land Only *Single Supplement
April 1-3004/01 - 04/30
$1699 FC$1,699 FC
$1899 D$1,899 D
$550 FC$550 FC
$680 D$680 D
May 1 - October 6 05/01 - 10/06
$2099 FC$2,099 FC
$2399 D$2,399 D
$665 FC$665 FC
$955 D$955 D
October 7 - December 10 10/07 - 12/10
$1599 FC$1,599 FC
$1699 D$1,699 D
$380 FC$380 FC
$480 D$480 D
December 11-3112/11 - 12/31
$2099 FC$2,099 FC
$2399 D$2,399 D
$665 FC$665 FC
$955 D$955 D
Land and air prices are per person based on double occupancy from New York City JFK International Airport.

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  • Round trip airfare from New York to Azores, Portugal. coach class
  • 7 nights hotel accommodations in Azores Portugal
  • Daily buffet breakfast
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Full-day (7-8 hours) Sete Cidades and Lake Fogo with lunch and English-speaking driver/guide

Not included
  • Any expenses of a  personal nature such as tips, laundry, table drinks, telephone calls, etc
  • Optional travel insurance
  • Any item or service not mentioned above

  • Accommodations - First Class (FC): Hotel Marina Atlantico; Deluxe (D): Grand Hotel Açores Atlântico
  • If hotels listed are not available at the time of reservation, alternative hotels at the same category could be used. Prices may differ.
  • During during Christmas and New Year’s Days, some hotels may require surcharges. The prices may increase.
  • Full payment must be received upon reservation
  • Major credit cards accepted; credit card authorization required
  • Change and cancellation penalties ($250-$600 per person) apply; Pacific Holidays’ general cancellation policy applies
  • Hotel upgrades, additional hotel nights and extensions are available
  • Valid for travel beginning April 1, 2024, and all travel must be completed by Dec 31, 2024. 

For more information of these hotels, please click the hotel name.

    All prices are in US dollars.

    Half-Day Whale Watching (up to 3 hrs)
    Search for whales and dolphins along the southern coast of the Azores on this wildlife watching trip from Ponta Delgada. Traveling in an open boat, you’ll have the best chance spotting the bottlenose dolphins, sperm whales, sei whales, bearded whales, and blue whales that flock to the islands. This whale and dolphin tour is a fun, family-friendly way to see the coast, and both morning and afternoon departures are available. Guide assistance and transfer not included. Meeting point – Ponta Delgada pier. $99 per person.

    Full-Day Nordeste & Povoacao Tour
    This day tour of the beautiful village of Nordeste is the perfect way to make the most of your time in the Azores. You’ll be taken to many highlights, such as rushing streams, tempting waterfalls, Macaronesia vegetation, the viewpoint of Pisão, Vila Franca do Campo, and Povoação, the first settlement in the island. A delicious lunch is also included. Driver/guide assistance. $185 per person.

    Full-Day Furnas (up to 7 hrs)
    Departure from Ponta Delgada to Ribeira Grande, the center of the baroque art in Sao Miguel. Still in the city, you can enjoy a visit to Liqueurs shop Ferreira, where the Passion fruit Liqueur is the crown jewel (tasting included). The tour goes by the north coast with stops at the belvedere of Santa Iria and tea factory of Gorreana, where guests will have the chance to taste the tea. Before arriving in the Parrish of Furnas, stop in the belvedere of Pico de Ferro, surrounded by exuberant vegetation. This place provides a dazzling panorama over Furnas. It’s an extravagant atmosphere where the colors of the flowers mix with the exuberant vegetation from diverse continents. The ride goes on to Furnas Lake, with the gothic outline of the Chapel Nossa Senhora das Vitorias reflected in its limpid waters. The peacefulness contrasts with the shores of the lake, where volcanic fumaroles, used as natural stoves by the local restaurants to cook the famous cozido (in sealed pots), boil in the ground. Once in Furnas Village, the lunch is served. In the afternoon, a visit to Terra Nostra Park (entrance included) will take place. The garden is a perfect example of the English romantic gardens, with green lakes, basalt caves, winding pathways, exotic flowers from all around the world, centenary trees, and a swimming pool of thermal waters. The tour continues in the parish of Furnas to the hot springs, an area in the middle of the village with diverse forms of volcanic activity, where water and mud geysers spout and boil. Meeting point - Pick up at the hotel. Driver/guide assistance. Lunch with drinks included. Entrance fees to Terra Nostra and Lake included. $199 per person.

    Half-Day Canyoning Experience
    This tour will take place in incredible scenery: Ribeira dos Caldeirões in Nordeste, a protected area in the northeastern part of São Miguel Island. Warm up walking up the trail until reaching the starting point of this exciting adventure.We will jump, slide, and abseil in a 100% natural environment, descending along the stream that flows from the mountain top, surrounded by lush forest. The descent begins with scrambling and spending some time exploring down the stream, getting used to this new practice. Abseiling along waterfalls is an unforgettable experience in which you will feel the power of nature close to you.The guides who will come with you all along the tour will take pictures and videos of you to keep a souvenir from this experience. Pick up and drop off at hotel. NOTE: During booking, it is necessary to provide the following information: gender, age, weight, height, and shoe size. $175 per person.

    Half-Day Fogo Lake Tour
    This tour will take you to the amazing Natural Reserve of Lagoa do Fogo, via the south road in São Miguel. On top of a headland, you will be able to envisage both sides of the island – it is, literally, driving oneself to our most natural beauty! The impressive view of Lagoa do Fogo, one of the most faithful specimens of what the islands were before a human footprint, depicts the tremendous power of the earthy nature that created the archipelago. Fogo Lake is one of the most beautiful lakes of São Miguel Island and one of the best naturally preserved throughout the years. Fogo Lake is definitely a place of interest for people visiting São Miguel. Driver/guide assistance. $99 per person.

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    General information about the region
    Azores. Portugal
    January February March April May June July August September October November December
    Average High 61.7 61.3 62.1 63.3 65.7 69.8 74.7 77 75.2 71.1 66.9 63.7
    Average Low 52.7 52 52.7 53.4 55.6 59.4 63 65.1 64.2 61 57.7 54.7
    Average Rainfall 4.4 3.2 3.3 2.6 2.5 1.5 1.1 1.9 3.8 4.2 4.8 4.8
    * Degrees are in Fahrenheit. Rainfall are in inches.
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