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A Perfect Week in Azores: Explore 3 Beautiful Islands in 7 Wonderful Days

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Tour Overview

No vacation to Portugal is complete without a journey across the Atlantic to see the legendary islands of the Azores. Portugalonline.com’s Perfect Week in the Azores package effortlessly escorts you around the three most popular islands - São Miguel, Faial and Pico.  Spend six relaxing nights at four-star hotels and seven action-packed days soaking in the extraordinary sun, culture, history and verdant, volcanic landscapes of the archipelago. You’ll tick all of the boxes on every Azorean tourist’s bucket list, including a glimpse of the twin blue and green volcanic lakes of Sete Cidades on São Miguel, a stroll through the celebrated port of Horta on Faial, and a close-up look at amazing volcanic formations on Pico. All the while, you will enjoy village after village of local cheeses, wines and seafood in the salty, storied atmosphere of the Azores.

"The 7 day/3 island tour my wife and I just finished was wonderful and beyond what we had expected. Everything went as planned, no problems with hotels, tours, flights etc. We have fallen in love with the Azores and will return again, God willing…Thank you so much for putting together such a great trip for us. "        -- P. Foster, U.S.A


Day 1 – Faial: Arrive in the AzoresTurismo dos Acores

Grab a window seat on the plane so you can be the first to spot the seven ancient volcanic peaks rising from the Atlantic that make up the Azores. You’ll land at Faial, one of the most strategic ports in history. The capital Horta has served as a hub for centuries of sailors - from explorers to pirates to whalers to today’s trans-Atlantic yachtsmen. Despite its formidable 16th century fortress, both the Spanish and England’s Sir Walter Raleigh attacked Horta. During the pre-wireless days, Horta was a strategic relay point for the trans-Atlantic cable communications. Today it is a traveler’s paradise of maritime legacy and a perfect place to enjoy whale watching, water sports or gazing at the sea.

Day 2 - Faial: Visit the Capelinhos Volcano

Today you will get face-to-face with the island’s volcanic origins. Your private English-speaking guide will drive you through the mountains over the Valley of Flamengos, on to Caldeira, the highest point on the island, and north to Capelinhos, the site of the most recent volcanic eruption in the Azores. The 1957-58 offshore event added two square kilometers to the island! The extensive ash fields and earthquake aftershocks caused so much damage that many islanders emigrated to North America.

Day 3 - Faial: Voyage to Pico Island

Pico island - Azores

Pico island -Turismo dos Açores

Wake refreshed and ready for a short ferry ride to picturesque Pico. Dock in Madalena and meet your guide for a full day tour of the second largest island in the archipelago. You won’t miss the perfectly cone-shaped namesake volcano, Pico (pronounced “peak”) that serves as a backdrop for views across the island. Lava rock from ancient eruptions forms the walls of many homes and borders vineyards that grow the grapes for the local wine, Verdelho. Before returning to Horta by ferry, don’t miss the whaling museum which details the historic transition of Pico from a whaling station to a renown place to see whales in the wild.

Day 4 - Faial to São Miguel: On Foot in Ponta Delgada

Today you will enter the Azores of the 21st Century. Flying into the largest island of São Miguel, you will get glimpses of its geographical diversity and you will see the expanse of Ponta Delgada, the archipelago’s capital and largest city. But as you settle into your hotel for three nights in the old section of town, you will appreciate its charming historical center and marvel at the town’s intersection of old and new. Take the afternoon and evening to get acquainted with Ponta Delgada’s food, drinks and culture.

Day 5 - São Miguel: Tour Furnas’ Gardens & Hot Springscaldeiras-300x190

Meet your private driver/guide and head beyond the homes of Ponta Delgada for a full day tour of São Miguel’s interior. The rural life of São Miguel dominates as you take the south road passing the village of Lagoa, a viewpoint at Caloura and the former capital of Vila Franca. Upon arrival in the Furnas area, the volcanic attractions take top billing: Don’t miss the lake, the hot springs and the holes in the ground where local specialty “Cozido nas Caldeiras” (Caldera Stew) is cooked for seven hours by underground volcanic steam. Continue to the charming town of Furnas for a lunch stop. Stroll the historic botanical gardens (additional charge) planted in the 18th century and take the opportunity to swim in the hot springs swimming pool. The Furnas hot springs and mineral waters were a popular and fashionable 19th century spa resort for Europeans that are now being revitalized. Cross the island to the north coast, stopping for a fine view of both the south and north coasts and visit Europe’s only tea plantation on the way. Return to your hotel for an evening of dining and relaxation in town.

Day 6 - São Miguel: Marvel at Sete Cidades and Fire Lake   Sete Cidades lake - S. Miguel - Azores

Some say it is wise to save the best for last. We think you’ll agree. On your final full day you’ll take a full-day guided tour the famed view of Sete Cidades. The view of the twin blue and green caldera lakes from Vista do Rei on the crater’s rim is nothing short of spectacular. After catching your breath, you’ll travel to the tiny town of Sete Cidades down in the crater along the lake. On the way back to Ponta Delgada, be sure to stop at a plantation and taste one of São Miguel’s small, sweet pineapples – they’re the only ones grown in Europe. Continue to the Fire Lake the highest crater lake located in the center of the island, stop at Caldeira Velha (entrance fee not included), Ribeira Grande and return to the Hotel. Absorb the glow of your last Azorean sunset before heading to dine on local specialties in town. Picnic included. 

Day 7 - São Miguel: Enjoy Free Time before Departure

Wake one final morning in the salty Azorean air. Check out at your leisure, store your bags at the hotel, and spend your last hours on São Miguel doing some last minute shopping, strolling and sightseeing. An optional morning tour to Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake for an additional charge) with a stop at a nearby ceramics factory is popular with many visitors. Bid a fond farewell to these storied isles – as centuries of travelers to the Azores have done before you.

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What's Included

Package At-A-Glance

Portugalonline.com’s Perfect Week in the Azores package includes 7 days/6 nights of accommodations, daily buffet breakfast, round-trip airport-hotel transfers, sightseeing tours and experienced local guides/drivers. Excursions can be arranged for an additional charge.

  • Faial – 3 Nights – Including one full-day trip to Pico
  • São Miguel – 3 Nights 

Hydrangeas in S. Miguel Azores

Hydrangeas on Sao Miguel - Shutterstock


Included in this Package:

  • 3 nights at a Hotel  (4 stars) in Horta, Faial
  • 3 nights at a Hotel ( 4 stars) in Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel
  • Half day tour of Faial
  • Full day tour of Pico
  • Full day tour to Furnas, Sao Miguel
  • Full day tour to Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake), Sao Miguel. Picnic included
  • Airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Round trip ferry tickets from Faial to Pico 
  • Transfers Hotel/ harbor/hotel 
  • Daily buffet breakfast and hotel taxes
  • Airfare: Faial/Sao Miguel (please inform dates of birth and names as per the passport on the comment box when filling the request)
  • One small food crate with local products (Sao Miguel Island only)

Not Included in this Package:

  • Entrance fees to museums, Lakes and parks
  • Meals other than breakfast

Dates & Rates

Choose a Package Type

* Packages are being modified after October 11, 2023. Bookings and requests made before this date remains as per the previous program*
    For some packages you may be given a choice of different package types.
    • Superior/Premier – Includes first class 4-star lodging and Sea view rooms. Triples Room won't be possible with sea view at Hotel do Canal, when this island is on the package.
    • Comfort/Standard – Includes 4-star tourist class lodging. May include first class 3-star lodging.
    • Each package has a Hotel small description. For more information please visit the Hotel's webpage directly

    Room Type

    • Solo = Person traveling alone
    • Single = Person staying in a single room traveling with one or more persons. Single travelers share land services such as transfers and tours
    • Double = 2 Persons per room
    • Triple = 3 Persons per room

Departure DateSolo ComfortSingle ComfortDouble ComfortTriple ComfortSolo SuperiorSingle SuperiorDouble SuperiorTriple Superior
6/21/2024 - 10/6/2024$2968$2224$1706$1410$3475$2732$1959$1576
10/7/2024 - 11/2/2024$2794$2051$1526$1280$3118$2374$1780$1457
11/3/2024 - 12/23/2024$2555$1812$1418$1208$3475$2732$1959$1576
12/24/2024 - 12/31/2024$2968$2224$1706$1410$3475$2732$1959$1576


Booking your vacation

  • While prices are shown in $U.S dollars, we can also charge in Euros at the prevailing currency conversion daily rate
  • Early booking is advised. Availability of accommodations and inter-island flight is limited especially in summer months
  • If hotels named in itinerary are not available at time of booking, alternate similar same rating properties will be confirmed, and subject to new quote.
  • Order of islands visited may need to be altered due to flight schedule changes
  • Unless otherwise indicated, sightseeing tours are by private car with English speaking driver. Other languages are available upon request
  • Quotations with different hotels have a non refundable deposit of $50. Deposit will be credited towards final booking price

Booking your Vacation with Air

  • International airfare for this package is additional to price shown on Rates table. Departure cities are limited to those serviced by SATA International (Azores Airlines)
  • If you want a quote for airfare to be included make sure to check yes when prompted during the booking/reservation request process

Booking Conditions

  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of $350 per person per vacation is required to book and hold both land and air for you.
  • Final payment is due 50 days before departure
  • Option to pay full price up front is available

Cancellation Policy - Land Portion

  • $350 per person if canceled up to 50 days prior departure.
  • 25% of total reservation if cancelled 49-39 days prior departure plus any other additional fee.
  • 50% of total reservation if canceled 38-31 days prior departure plus any other additional fee.
  • No refunds if canceled less than 30 days prior departure.
  • A cancellation is only valid after our services acknowledge the request and confirms that it's cancelled

Cancellation Policy - Airfare

  • Airfare cancellation terms and conditions will be provided to you before ticket is booked

Refund Fees

  • A 3.9% credit card assessed fee will be subtracted from any refunded payment, including deposits refunded due to services requested not available for date of booking.

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Booking Changes

  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. 
  • If the change increases the value of the booking, the $35 per person fee will be waived

Travel Insurance

  • We strongly recommend you purchase travel/cancellation insurance


Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Should alternate hotel be required, it will be of same or better rating .

Comfort Hotels

Superior Hotels

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