Overview

On our honeymoon adventure, you’ll spend a week relaxing on São Miguel staying in a hotel within a botanical garden and then a converted 17th century convent. Before flying onto the romantic island of Flores, the westernmost of the archipelago with its cascading waterfalls and spectacular sunsets. Finally, you end your honeymoon adventure near the cosmopolitan town of Horta with its transatlantic yachts and atmospheric bars.

Romantic highlights :

Sao Miguel
Bathe in a volcanic waterfall amidst tree ferns
Go for a moonlit walk through the Terra Nostra botanical gardens

Flores
Swim beneath the Poço do Bacalhau waterfall
Dine out at the restaurant in Fajãzinha as the sun sets
Kayak on the crater lakes.
Everything about Flores is romantic!

Faial
Have a G&T in Peter’s café
Charter a yacht for the day
Walk between the hydrangea hedgerows

Archipelago Choice Gift List
We have various options for your guests and friends to make contributions towards your honeymoon. Once your ‘ideal’ honeymoon has been agreed, we give you a reference for your guests to quote and a personalised letter with photos for you to email out to your guests. No amount is too small or too large and your guests can decide whether to make their gift anonymous or not.

Itinerary

Fly London to São Miguel. Collect hire car at Ponta Delgada airport and drive to your hotel in Furnas(50mins). Overnight in a garden view room at the Hotel Terra Nostra for 3 nights
Free day - Suggestion : explore the grounds of your hotel, the wonderful Terra Nostra botanical gardens, and take a dip in the outdoor geothermal pool. You could also do a gentle 2-3 hour walk from the hotel around Furnas lake and see the cooking holes where local restaurants cook the famous meat stew 'cozido' in the ground. You can sample this at your hotel restaurant or some of the other restaurants in town.
Free day - Suggestion : drive to Nordeste via the remote Serra da Tronqueira mountain range where the Azores bullfinch is found visiting the spectacular viewpoints along the way. Have lunch in this pretty small town with its lovely aqueduct.
Drive to Vila Franca (30mins), a traditional town on the south coast and stay in a beautiful converted convent. Overnight in a room in the main building at the Convento São Francisco for 3 nights.
Free day - Suggestion : go whale and dolphin watching from Vila Franca marina or take a boat out to the collapsed crater (10mins) and its spectacular lagoon (summer months only).
Free day - Suggestion : drive to Sete Cidades crater to the Kings Viewpoint on the rim and then to the village inside the crater. Spend time walking on lake shore. Visit Ferraria spa on the way back and bathe in the sea water warmed by the submarine vent
Drive to Ponta Delgada airport (25mins) for flight to Flores (approx 50mins). On arrival you will be met and be transferred to Fajã Grande (30mins), a quiet village on the west coast. Overnight in a suite at the Argonauta guesthouse for 4 nights.
Free day - Suggestion : explore Fajã Grande - visit the waterfall pools, the harbour, the vigia (whale lookout tower) and walk along the coastal path from the village.
Free day - Suggestion : take a boat trip to Corvo island for the day (weather and numbers depending).
Free day - Suggestion : go canyoning or take a jeep tour of Flores.
Transfer to Flores airport. Fly to Faial (approx 40mins). Transfer from airport to hotel in Horta (20mins). Overnight in a double room with sea view at Pousada Santa Cruz for 4 nights.
Free day - Suggestion : hire a car or take a taxi tour to Caldeira (crater) at the centre of the island (300m deep) and then onto Capelinhos and visit the fantastic interactive volcano museum then walk on part of the new land from the 1957 eruption.
Free day - Suggestion : take the ferry over to Pico (30 minutes – 4 euros per person). You can either hire a car for the day there, have a taxi tour with our driver, take a taxi up to Frei Matias cave for a lovely 2-3 hour downhill walk back to the ferry or hire a guide to ascend Mt Pico.
Free day - Suggestion : explore Horta's marina, cafes, museums (scrimshaw, whaling, town), the sandy beach of Porto Pim and the crater above the town.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to London.

Price Per Person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

Jan

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Feb

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Mar

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Apr

£1997

May

£1997

Jun

£2231

Jul

£2323

Aug

£2323

Sep

£2220

Oct

£1997

Nov

£NA

Dec

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INCLUDED : Accommodation on B&B sharing basis, Model B car hire (Nissan Micra or similar) on São Miguel, return airport transfers on Flores and Faial, flights and airport taxes (guide price only), pre-departure information booklet. EXCLUDED : Meals (other than breakfast), excursions, travel insurance.

Accommodation

Staying in a mixture of romantic 4 star hotels and lovely guesthouses with lots of character, your accommodation is in the best locations on the islands.

Activities

With your hire car and plenty of free time, you'll have lots of opportunities to see the highlights of these three islands. Some of the activities you could do on your Honeymoon Adventure are shown below: click on any of them to find out more.

Location

This holiday visits three of the most beautiful and varied islands in the Azores and is a great introduction to the archipelago.

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