Combine two of our favourite islands into one on our Sao Miguel and Santa Maria island hopping holiday.
The two eastern islands of the Azores are a natural pairing. Sao Miguel in the summer is a blast of Azorean culture: magnificent volcanic landscapes, exciting seasonal food and home-grown wines, geothermal swimming pools and daily whale and dolphin watching trips. Santa Maria is different – Santa Maria is where the residents of Sao Miguel themselves go to unwind. It has it’s own beautiful landscapes, it’s own home-grown wines, it’s own cuisine – but the pace of life is slower and more relaxed.
Being close neighbours, the islands are well-connected – it’s a short, fifteen-minute flight between the two or you can cross by ferry on selected days in the summer (although it’s takes a little longer at just over three hours). We’ve suggested hotel stays on both islands but it’s just as easy to self-cater and there are some wonderful traditional cottages on both islands. And with direct flights from the UK on Saturdays and Tuesdays throughout the Summer, and daily direct flights from Boston and Toronto, it’s easy to extend your stay to a full two weeks – just fill in one of our enquiry forms and we’ll do the rest.
From £1300 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, airport transfers, a whale and dolphin watching trip, two full-day guided tours and a hire car on Sao Miguel.