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Azores Family Holiday

8 days Portugal, Europe
Adventure level: 
2. Gentle
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Families |Min age 5 years old
Trip code: 
ZAFA

3-for-2

Trip Highlights: 
Cycle along the lakeshore of Sete Cidades
Enjoy a lunch cooked by the earth's steam
Swim with dolphins off Sao Miguel's coast
Prices without flights from
Child £1,166 Adult £1,295
Price includes everything listed above, excluding flights and transfers.
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Itinerary

Trip Highlights: 
Cycle along the lakeshore of Sete Cidades
Enjoy a lunch cooked by the earth's steam
Swim with dolphins off Sao Miguel's coast
Trip Overview: 

Canoe at the bottom of a volcanic crater, swim with dolphins in the open sea and visit a lava tunnel while exploring three of the Azores' gorgeous islands on this new family tour

Day
1

Sao Miguel

Fly into São Miguel and see from the air why this, the largest island in the Azores archipelago, is known locally as ‘the Green Island’. Enjoy a transfer from the airport to your hotel, then either head out to get a feel for the local scene or relax by one of the hotel’s two pools.

Hotel Sao Miguel Park - Swimming Pool

Day
2
Faial Island

Faial Island

Board a flight to Faial, where the many shades of blue adorning the island’s houses have earned it the moniker ‘the Blue Island’. Drive up to the Capelinhos Volcano, pop into the interpretation centre for a versing in volcanic activity and savour some incredible views across the Atlantic.

Hotel Do Canal - Breakfast and lunch included

Day
3
Pico

Pico

Journey to Pico by boat. Set out on a tour of some gorgeous vineyards and drop by Gruta das Torres to discover one of the world’s longest lava tubes. Stop in at old whaling ports and quaint villages on the drive to Horta.

Hotel Do Canal - Breakfast and Lunch included

Day
4
Sete Cidades lake

Sete Cidades lake

Fly to Sete Cidades on São Miguel’s western coast. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the lake’s scenic shores, then work it off with a bike ride into the crater and a paddle on the lake’s emerald waters.

Hotel Sao Miguel Park - Breakfast and Lunch included -  Swimming Pool

Day
5
Thematic tour to Furnas

Thematic tour to Furnas

Embark on a tour to Furnas, a volcanic region boasting smouldering fumaroles and bubbling hot springs. Take a wander through the Terra Nostra botanical garden to examine its extraordinary collection of native plants and be treated to a lunch cooked solely by the earth’s steam.

Hotel Sao Miguel Park - Breakfast and Cozido Lunch included -  Swimming Pool

Day
6
Swimming with dolphins

Swimming with dolphins

It’s a bit of an early rise this morning, but one well worth it – you’ll soon be swimming with dolphins! Atlantic, bottlenose, spotted and Risso’s all frolic in these waters, and on some days you may see them all. Following lunch, drive out to the natural reserve of Fogo and see one of the island’s best-preserved lakes. Perhaps stop by the Calderia Velha waterfall for a warm shower on the way back to town.

Hotel Sao Miguel Park - Breakfast and Lunch included -  Swimming Pool

Day
7

Ferraria thermal bathing

Get a feel for local island life on a full-day guided tour that will take in its artistic, religious and cultural traditions. Visit a local Ginetes farm and sample the pastoral life of milking cows, tilling the soil and baking bread. Enjoy a hearty picnic lunch and take a dip in Ferraria’s naturally formed (and delightfully warm) swimming pool.

Hotel Sao Miguel Park - Breakfast and Lunch included -  Swimming Pool

Day
8

Journey home

Your Azores family adventure comes to an end this morning with a transfer back to the airport.

Hotel Sao Miguel Park - Breakfast included -  Swimming Pool

Aviary good rest stop

Halfway between Europe and North America, the Azores is a popular spot for migrating birds to stop for a breather. The lakes, coastlines and islets in the region are the perfect place to rest and nest.

 

What's included: 

Transport - Plane, minibus, ferry, 4x4 jeep

Accommodation - Hotel (7 nts)

Meals - 7 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches

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