We’ve spent the Summer getting re-acquainted with an old friend – the island of Terceira.
Whereas Sao Miguel sometimes steals the spotlight, we think Terceira’s going to be a great option for a family holiday in 2018. The island has the same great mix of activities and accommodation, but without the tourist crowds that are increasingly a feature on the main island in the Summer months. With that in mind, we’ve put together our Terceira Family Retreat; a seven night stay which includes four of our favourite family activities:
– a half-day Whale and Dolphin watching trip.
– a half-day kayak in Praia da Vitoria bay– great for beginners and children, in the company of our instructor.
– a half-day guided family bike ride around the Achada Valley – the island’s eastern plain (so the climbs are kept to a minimum).
– a half-day guided walk through the island’s volcanic interior.
Whichever one of our resident guides you spend your days with – whether it’s Tiago, Isabel or Sophie – they’re all (quite rightly) very proud of their island home, and they’ll give you a fascinating insight into the landscapes, plants, animals, and history of Terceira. We’ll also include a hire car during your stay to allow you to explore the island, and we’ll fill you up with our favourite suggested things to see and do.
Your accommodation at Pico da Vigia is arguably one of the nicest cottages on any of the islands – such a peaceful, pleasant part of the island to be in, down on the rural south coast with the bustling capital Angra de Heroismo just a short drive away. It’s a lovely, family friendly spot for when you’re not out and about on those activity days, and owners Sofia and Bruno are two of the best hosts – always there when you need them and invisible when you don’t.
Flying into the island: there are daily flights from Lisbon and it’s usually quite easy to fly there in a single day from the UK. Terceira’s also very well connected to the other islands of the archipelago, so it’s a good option if you’re looking to combine a couple of islands into a two week stay – our new Graciosa Family Holiday would make a great second week.
Price Per Person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED : Accommodation for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children) on self catering basis in a 2 bedroom cottage, a first night meal for your arrival, 7 days Model F car hire, 1 x 3 hour whale and dolphin watching trip from Angra, 1 x half-day guided bike ride, 1 x half-day guided walk, 1 x half-day guided sea-kayaking session, and flights and airport taxes (as a guide price only). EXCLUDED : Meals (other than arrival meal), excursions on free days, and travel insurance.
Terceira is the ideal island if you're looking for a mix of activities and downtime. Flight-wise, the island's well-connected to Lisbon so it's normally quite easy to travel there in a single day from the UK.