On our Whale watching & wine tasting holiday on Pico you’ll spend a week on one of the Azores’ most scenically volcanic islands, dominated by the cone of Mt Pico at 2351m.
You’ll be staying in a lovely rural retreat at the East end of the island with a day spent with one of our drivers touring the island and tasting wine!
You’ll spend half a day whale and dolphin watching and then a day trip to Faial with an exciting half day jeep tour of the island included. The rest of your week, you are free to explore Pico at your own pace with your hire car.
Fly London to Faial. Transfer from Faial airport to Horta ferry terminal (20mins). Ferry to Pico island (30mins - €4 per person payable locally). Collect hire car at Pico ferry terminal and drive to guesthouse at Piedade (40mins).
Overnight at O Zimbreiro, Piedade for 6 nights.
Leave hire car at ferry terminal in the morning. Ferry to Faial (30mins - €4 per person payable locally). Transfer to accommodation (10mins). Afternoon - 3 hour jeep tour of the island.
Overnight at Pousada Santa Cruz (sea view room) in Horta
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED : Accommodation on B&B sharing basis, 6 days Model B car hire, flights and airport taxes (guide price only), airport transfers on Faial, full day taxi tour on Pico, half day jeep tour on Faial, half day whale watching trip on Pico, pre-departure information booklet.
EXCLUDED : Meals (other than breakfast), ferry from/to Faial (see itinerary above) excursions on free days, travel insurance
You will be based at a friendly, unique guesthouse on Pico called O Zimbreiro (meaning Juniper tree) in the north east end of the island. Your last night is spent in a converted fortress overlooking the marina in Horta.
Pico is the most obviously volcanic island of the archipelago with the conical Mt Pico rising from its western end at 2351m. It's just a 30 minute ferry hop from Faial where the most frequent international flights arrive into.
Azores Choice provided a prompt, helpful service. they found us the perfect accommodation for our needs and provided superb, expert advice on how to spend our week walking on San Miguel. I would certainly use them again.
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Great little company with friendly staff. Organisation of flights & accommodation very efficient. When problems arise they are helpful and very reasonable in their efforts to resolve them. We would definitely use them again for a return trip.
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Very efficient, friendly, helpful. Excellent local knowledge. Everything ran very smoothly, from supplying the tickets to airport pick ups and hotel bookings. Lovely accommodation selected. No complaints!
A wonderful break in a beautiful environment!
Everything was excellent. The information and organisation, the hotel and the island itself all exceeded our expectations. Whale watching and other trips out, fantastic. We will book again!
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Nicola and Christopher – Winchester
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Excellent service throughout. Very informative, with lots of literature, maps and the like. Attended their offices in Ponta Delgada – very impressed with Olivia, friendly and helpful. Paul was first class.
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