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Highlights of the Azores

From £1334 for 7 days
Trip Overview
Although modern Portugal can be credited for its contributions to art, architecture and world-class dining, there’s a distant remnant of the Old Empire lying far from the mainland. From the rolling blue hydrangeas of Faial, the steep cliffs of Sao Jorge and the black volcanic soil under the vineyards of Pico, the Azores offer a delightful insight into both island and Portuguese living. Discover a new side to ancient Portugal on this island-hopping Atlantic adventure.
Essential Info
Starts: Sao Miguel
Ends: Faial Island
Ages: Min 15
Theme: Discovery
Trip Code: IZLSI
Activity Level:     
Countries visited: Portugal, Azores
What's Included

Meals

6 Breakfasts included
1 Lunches included

Transport

Plane,taxi,ferry

Accommodation

Hotel (6 nights)

Trip Highlights

•   Admire beautiful green pastures as you drive along roads bordered with flowers on your excursion to Capelinhos volcano

•   Enjoy a whale-watching tour on a small-boat excursion with an experienced guide who’ll offer insights into the lives of these amazing creatures

•   Hike to the top of Pico da Esperanca, the highest point in all of Portugal!

•   Explore Sao Miguel Island and enjoy fresh Azore cuisine made using local produce 

Dates & Availability
Start date
End date
Price
Availability
Departing: 13th Jul 2019
Returning: 19th Jul 2019
£1,570pp
£1,334pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 21st Sep 2019
Returning: 27th Sep 2019
£1,570pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 9th May 2020
Returning: 15th May 2020
£1,620pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 11th Jul 2020
Returning: 17th Jul 2020
£1,620pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 5th Sep 2020
Returning: 11th Sep 2020
£1,620pp
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Availability: Good
Departing: 19th Sep 2020
Returning: 25th Sep 2020
£1,620pp
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Availability: Good
Itinerary & Notes
Welcome to Sao Miguel Island, treasured as the vibrant Garden of the Atlantic thanks to its lush surrounds – hopefully you get a glimpse of this through the plane windows on the way in. Your island adventure begins with a welcome meeting that takes place at your lodgings at 6 pm. Please have your insurance and next of kin details on hand to pass over to your leader during this meeting. It's important that you attend this meeting, so if you're not going to make it please let reception or your travel agent know. If you arrive early, perhaps wander along the seaside promenade, pick up a plate of bacalhau (dried and salted cod) at the farmer’s market in Mercado da Graca, or even sample some fresh seafood at the local restaurants.
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