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This two week holiday offers you and your family the opportunity to stay on 2 islands, one week on São Miguel and one week on Faial flying between the islands. Your accommodation will be in a 2 bedroom bungalow at the pretty Quinta Altamira and in a 2 bedroom apartment in a lovely converted farmhouse near the volcano museum at Capelinhos. Car hire is included throughout and we have included a full day whale and dolphin watching trip on São Miguel and a 3 hour swimming with dolphins trip on Faial (April to October only). Any additional activities can of course be included for a supplement.

Comments

A truly wonderful holiday - amazing scenery, amazing wildlife, charming and helpful people.

Matthias family, Cardiff

Overall we had a fantastic time. We all loved the Azores and the selection of accommodation was superb. It made a really balanced, interesting and relaxing holiday.

Bellamy family, Quorn

Paulo was an excellent guide and really looked after the children during their kayaking trip.

Mrs Templeton, Newark

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Itinerary

Day 1 Fly London to São Miguel. Collect hire car at airport and drive to Caloura (30mins). Overnight in a 2 bedroom bungalow at Quinta Altamira
Day 2 Free day. Overnight in a 2 bedroom bungalow at Quinta Altamira
Day 3 to 7  On one of these days, you will all go out on a full day boat trip including the morning whale and dolphin watching trip and the afternoon swimming and snorkelling at Vila Franca Islet (lunch included). Overnight in a 2 bedroom bungalow at Quinta Altamira
Day 8 Fly to Faial. Collect hire car at airport and drive to Capelo (20mins). Overnight at Casal do Vulcao in a 2 bedroom apartment
Day 9-14 Half day Swimming with dolphins trip (April-October only). Overnight at Casal do Vulcao in a 2 bedroom apartment
Day 15 Fly Faial to London
Note If using the direct flight, the last night will be spent on São Miguel

 

 


Prices & Dates

2015

Month Price Notes
Jan£4527Based on a family of 4 with flights from Heathrow via Lisbon
Feb£4527Based on a family of 4 with flights from Heathrow via Lisbon
Mar£4596Based on a family of 4 with flights from Heathrow via Lisbon
Apr£4996Based on a family of 4 with direct flights from Gatwick
May£4996Based on a family of 4 with direct flights from Gatwick
Jun£5630Based on a family of 4 with direct flights from Gatwick
Jul£5834Based on a family of 4 with direct flights from Gatwick
Aug£5834Based on a family of 4 with direct flights from Gatwick
Sep£5834Based on a family of 4 with direct flights from Gatwick
Oct£5056Based on a family of 4 with direct flights from Gatwick
Nov£4531Based on a family of 4 with flights from Heathrow via Lisbon
Dec£4531Based on a family of 4 with flights from Heathrow via Lisbon

Price Info

Prices are per family on self catering sharing basis (2 adults and 2 children under 17) and include 14 days Model D car hire, activities as mentioned, flights and airport taxes (guide price only), pre-departure information booklet. Prices do not include meals, excursions on free days, travel insurance.


Useful Information

What to take:
Waterproof, plastic bag for your camera, sun block etc, polarising filter(suggested), driving license.

Minimum age:
None

Duration:
14 nights

Accommodation:
Quinta Altamira and Casal do Vulcao. Royal Garden Hotel if last night is on Sao Miguel.

Operates:
All year

Getting to the Azores: 

From the UK:  Direct flights - Saturdays (Gatwick) April to October.  Also, daily scheduled services via Lisbon

From Mainland Europe : There are weekly direct flights from Frankfurt, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Copenhagen.  Also, daily scheduled services via Lisbon from most European cities

From the USA and Canada : There are twice weekly direct flights both Boston and Toronto.  Also, daily scheduled services via Lisbon

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