Overview

The options for flying to the Azores are looking better than ever for 2022. Make the most of this summer’s direct flights on our Sao Miguel and Terceira island hopping holiday.

When we visit the Azores, we love to hop from island-to-island, and one of our favourite combinations has to be Sao Miguel and Terceira.

Your holiday begins in the Azorean capital Ponta Delgada, where you’ll immerse yourself in Azorean culture at the Hotel do Colegio – one of our favourite city centre hotels. You’ll also have a chance to explore Sao Miguel’s famous volcanic hot springs, magnificent calderas and secluded crater lakes. Your stay on Terceira at the Zeinte Boutique Hotel has something different to offer – historic architecture, superb Azorean cuisine and many of our favourite wild-swimming spots in the Azores.

Both islands are well-connected to the outside world – British Airways’ new summer service will fly direct from Heathrow to Sao Miguel on Saturdays, bringing you home from Terceira on Sundays. And of course, you can fly via Lisbon most days from Manchester and Gatwick, and on selected days from Edinburgh, Bristol and Luton.

We’ve suggested a ten-night stay, but you could easily extend your holiday to a full two weeks – just fill out an enquiry form and we’ll do the rest.

Itinerary

You’ll begin your holiday by flying direct from Heathrow to the main Azores island of Sao Miguel. You’ll be collected on arrival by our driver for your transfer into Ponta Delgada (a ten-minute drive).
You’ll spend your first morning exploring Ponta Delgada; capital of the Azores and the main town on the island. In the afternoon, you’ll head down to the local marina for a three-hour whale and dolphin watching trip. The seas around the Azores are one of the best places to observe ocean wildlife, and Atlantic-spotted dolphins and sperm whales can be seen throughout the year.
You'll collect a hire car to allow you to explore the island - you could begin in the west at Sete Cidades, the largest caldera on the island, with its famous: Lagoa Verde and Lagoa Azul. It's a short drive to Ponta Ferraria, where the seawater swimming pools are naturally heated by vents from the Sete Cidades caldera.
You could head east today explore Furnas - the most easterly volcano on Sao Miguel, famous for it's geysers, hot springs and the 200-year-old Terra Nostra botanical gardens.
For your final full-day on Sao Miguel, you could take a drive over the Agua de Pau mountain pass - up to the summit of Pico da Barrosa (947m), for birdseye view of Lagoa do Fogo, the 'Lake of Fire’, before heading down to the north coast to visit Ribeira Grande and the Gorreana tea plantation.
You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight to the island of Terceira. You’ll be collected on arrival by our driver for your transfer into Angra de Heroismo.
For your first morning day on the island, we'll include a walking tour of historic Angra de Herosimo with visits to Solar do Provedor das Armadas, the Jardim Duque de Angra and the Sé Cathedral.
We'll leave today free so you can take a walk to the summit of Monte Brasil - the extinct volcano overlooking Baia de Angra and Baia do Fanal, home to the UNESCO protected fortress of São João Baptista.
You'll explore the wider island today with our resident guide, includuing visits to the Serra do Cume, Praia da Vitoria, Biscoitos, and the volcanic caves at Algar do Carvao.
We'll leave your final day free - you might like to personalise your holiday with a kayak trip at Praia bay or a guided walk around the Santa Barbara volcano.
You’ll be transferred to the airport for your flight home

From £1700 per person

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

INCLUDED: international and inter-island flights, accommodation in twin/double en-suite rooms on a B&B basis, return airport transfers, a whale and dolphin watching trip, car hire on Sao Miguel, a walking tour of Angra and a full-day guided tour of Terceira.

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