Discovering the Azores

The unique beauty of the Azores and the individual character of each island provide an opportunity to explore an area of spectacular natural scenery. As the islands of the Azores are geographically diverse we recommend the first time visitor consider a prebooked itinerary. We have 3 suggestions for you.

 


Flydrive Holiday

Touring the island of Sao Miguel  

Brief flydrive itinerary:

3 nights stay at the hotel Terra Nostra Garden in the town of Furnas

2 nights stay at the Estalagem dos Clerigos in Nordeste

2 nights stay in the hotel Avenida in Ponta Delgada

Accommodation is 3 star grade with twin rooms having en suite facilities. Breakfast included throughout.

A flydrive holiday gives you so much more flexibility to drive around in your own time - to stop and wonder at the scenery as and when you please - to pull in for refreshment when you discover a local cafe or restaurant. In the Azores, distances are relatively short and the majority of roads are good - there are some hairpin bends and one or two roads are precipitous. If you wish you can upgrade your vehicle for a modest supplement so that you have a little more comfort while touring.

The price is based on the DIRECT flight operating on Tuesdays from Gatwick to Ponta Delgada with a group B car available for collection at the arrival airport for two persons for 7 days and includes insurance cover.

Prices for departure in April 2005 from 595 per  person

So take to the road and explore the Azores by car!


Whale / Dolphin Watching 

Based on the Island of San Miguel

Stay 7 nights on San Miguel at the Hotel Avenida. Accommodation is in a twin room with private facilities on a bed & breakfast basis

Included in the holiday are

 5 x 3 hour Dolphin & Whalewatching trips in 6 metre long Zodiac boats or similar

For those interested in seeing these wonderful mammals here is a great opportunity to see Dolphins & Whales in their natural environment. 

In 1995 a Whale Watching Base was set up in the Azores in order to research and study these amazing creatures.

 
Prices for travel in April 2005
from 668 per person

The price includes DIRECT flights from Gatwick on a Tuesday 

 

A real experience - but a holiday with a difference!


Three Islands Tour

  Sao Miguel - Faial - Pico

 Your 3 island tour will:

Visit the first capital of Sao Miguel

Explore the beautiful Botanical gardens & Hot Springs owned by the hotel Terra Nostra Garden

Visit a Tea plantation

View the Sete Cidades Lakes - one blue & one green!

Visit a pineapple plantation

Internal flight to Faial for an island tour which will include a drive to the highest point at 1,043 metres

See the site of the last volcanic eruption in 1957 and visit the museum.

A day trip to Pico Island to include a tour of the village Lajes do Pico which was originally the centre for the whaling industry.

In addition you have time to

Explore the town of Ponta Delgada

Take an option of 'local' shopping, whalewatching of swimming with dolphins.

  Price in April 2005 785 pp

 

Enjoy all that you see in the Azores!

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