The Azores | São Miguel, Faial & Terceira

Another island hopping option for your vacation in the Azores.

Island hop between the volcanic lush landscapes of Faial, Terceira and São Miguel in a single trip! 

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Why we love this deal:

  • For those looking to explore natural beauty while enjoying excellent food, wine and culture then this Azores Islands travel package offers an unforgettable experience that's sure to create memories that will last a lifetime!
  • São Miguel is the largest island in the chain and is known for its picturesque views. Visitors can explore crater lakes, take boat tours around the islands, visit hot springs and enjoy delicious regional cuisine.
  • Next, Faial is home to the world-famous Capelinhos Volcano (the last volcanic eruption of the Azores). Here you’ll find a slower pace of life perfect for unwinding and taking in all the beauty that surrounds you.
  • And lastly, Terceira is home to some incredible historical sites like UNESCO world heritage sites Angra do Heroísmo and Praia da Vitória which are must-sees for those interested in learning more about the region’s rich history! 
  • You can customize your travel itinerary according to your preferences. Options include: adding additional nights to your stay, car rental, or some other experience to make your itinerary even more unique and special.

Itinerary

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Arrival in São Miguel island

Arrival in São Miguel island

We recommend booking airport transfers or getting a rental car to get around. 

Take the afternoon to stroll around Ponta Delgada’s city streets. Ponta Delgada, the main city, is not only the hub of the island but the capital of the Azores. Ponta Delgada evokes all the charms of Europe with cobbled streets, sidewalk cafes, and a thriving culinary scene. 

Not to miss:

  • Portas da Cidade
  • Louvre Michaelense
  • Pineapple Plantations
  • Matriz Church

Visit Sete Cidades

Visit Sete Cidades (Lagoa das Sete Cidades, Lagoa de Santiago, Lagoa do Canário and Boca do Inferno Viewpoint) and take this opportunity to visit the neighboring village of Mosteiros - ideal for sunset! Once you’re in the west part of the island you can also indulge in a ocean thermal bath at Ferraria. 

Book here a guided tour around the west part of the island that will have you discovering this and much more in the company of a local guide. 

 

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Take the day for a hiking adventure. 

Recommended hikes:

Lagoa do Fogo

Moinhos do Félix 

Serra Devassa

Sanguinho

Head to the north side of the island to visit the Protected Natural Reserve of Lagoa do Fogo and take this change to visit (and maybe bath) in the thermal pools of Caldeira Velha. Once you’re here you can also visit the Salto do Cabrito waterfall! On your way to Furnas, we recimmend that you stop at Porto Formoso and Gorreana Tea Plantations (the only ones in Europe). In Furnas there’s just so much to explore, such as the lake, the Pico do Ferro Viewpoint, the Grená Park, the caldeiras, the fumaroles, the Terra Nostra Park, the Dona Beija hot springs and so much more. Make sure to try out the local delicacies: the cozido das Furnas and the bolos lêvedos! 

Book a Furnas guided tour here

Explore Downtown Horta. Stroll around Horta’s historical streets and behold the beauty of the old world architecture of the Azores. Horta, the capital of Faial Island, offers superb views over the neighboring island of Pico from where Mount Pico magnificently stands out. Most of Faial’s hotels are located in downtown Horta, so if you choose to stay there you’ll be gifted with this incredible view every morning. From the historical buildings in town we highlight the São Salvador Church and the Nossa Senhora do Rosário Church, easily recognizable by their iconic architectural features.

Highlights:

  • Peter Café Sport

  • Porto Pim

  • Genuíno Restaurant

  • Monte da Guia

  • Nossa Senhora da Conceição Viewpoint

  • Horta’s Marine

 

Highlights:

  • Ribeirinha Village

  • Windmills

  • Almoxarife Beach

  • Capelinhos Volcano

  • Norte Beach

  • Caldeira 


Book here your Faial guided tour!

Explore downtown Angra do Heroísmo, a UNESCO Site. 

Highlights: 

  • Capitães-Generais Palace

  • Angra do Heroísmo City Streets 

  • Garden Duque da Bragança

  • Alto da Memória Viewpoint

  • Misericórdia Church

  • Angra do Heroísmo Underwater Archeological Park 

  • Prainha

  • Monte Brasil

  • Duque de Bragança Farmers Market

  • Silveira Natural Pools

  • Bordados dos Açores

  • São Bento Pottery 

Book here your city guided tour!

Visit the Biscoitos natural swimming pools and the Biscoitos Wine Museum. Next, move on to Praia da Vitória and don’t skip a nice walk in its calm-water beaches, along with the Facho Viewpoint and the Império da Caridade. We highly recommend that you head to Serra do Cume for sunset (it is even more magical at this time of the day).

Book here your Terceira Full-day Guided Tour.

The Azores Islands are an epicurean delight for foodies. The archipelago’s many unique microclimates, abundant water supply, and the volcanic nature of the islands make it possible to offer a large variety of delicious dishes. Based on a rich and hearty, peasant-style of cooking, Azorean cuisine is so scrumptious, it will leave you asking for seconds.

 

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Change the initial itinerary or cancel your land arrangements for any reason until 14 days before the trip, without penalty.
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About the Destination:

"The Azores Islands are an unexpected pleasure and a stepping stone into Europe" says the New York Times. They are indeed a real pleasure and a pristine destination unspoiled by mass tourism. Discover the two most important islands of the archipelago of the Azores,  Flores and Terceira, with this exclusive price.

Often referred to as Europe's “Best Kept Secret”, the Azores have become an increasingly popular destination offering year-round appeal for travelers. Just four hours from Boston, the Azores are now easier to access and explore than ever before. Striking the perfect balance between lush volcanic landscapes and seaside cities with charming European vibes, Terceira island will pleasantly surprise you.

Faial Island

Faial Island is also the site of the most recent volcanic eruption in the Azores, which took place along the coast of Capelinhos village in 1957 and almost completely buried the nearby lighthouse. Many people lost their homes and livelihoods as a result of the eruption, a dire situation which prompted the Azorean Refugee Act to be signed in 1958 by JFK, authorizing the emigration of those affected. Simply put: The Capelinhos volcano left behind one of the most emblematic landscapes in the whole world!

Most famous as a port, Faial historically has been (and remains to this day) a popular stopping point for sailors crossing the Atlantic. The island’s main city, Horta, although small, has a modern, cosmopolitan feel, with travelers from all over the globe gathering at the restaurants and bars along the harbor to swap stories and take in stunning views of Pico Island across the bay. In downtown Horta, you’ll find the Azores’ most famous sailing bar,  Peter’s Café Sport, which is a must-visit, whether you’re a sailing soul or not! Make sure you try the signature gin as you sit back and enjoy the authentic and rustic vibe of the city surrounding you.

Terceira Island

Classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Terceira's capital city of Angra do Heroísmo is dotted by historical buildings, colorful houses, restaurants, shops and cafes you'll love to discover. Head across the island to visit the seaside town of Praia da Vitória to take in the sights, among which include a beautiful black sandy bay, picturesque cobblestone streets, and the breathtaking Serra do Cume, which offers one of the best views on the entire island.

São Miguel Island

If you’re looking for an idyllic Azores Island that is surrounded by unparalleled beauty and unspoiled nature, but still has that slight touch of the modern world for comfort and class, put São Miguel, Azores, on the top of your bucket list! The island offers a great array of tourist attractions to choose among, such as great hotels, delicious local restaurants, and expert guided tours for every preference and budget. And regarding that modern touch we mentioned before, São Miguel, Azores, has the perfect mix of old world charm and modern world comforts and style! You’ll find just the right amount of everything to make for your perfect Azores vacation. You will also never get bored during your stay in this Azores island, as there is so much to do, from outdoor adventures for the active types to delicious tea plantation and pineapple plantation tours, and much more. And whether you prefer staying in the lap of luxury or are planning to be on a more strict budget, São Miguel, Azores, has the perfect fit for any traveler! 

Check out our Azores Travel Guide for more informations and tips.

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Reviews

8.8 Based on 175 reviews
Jed, Connecticut
15 Oct 2019
The Azores are an incredibly beautiful paradise of amazing contrasts among historically old and contemporary, natural and human constructed wonders, pasture and sea coast and many others. It is like Block Island on steroids. ,
John, Texas
14 Oct 2019
I had a great time. The residents were always helpful even though we didn't do our homework and learn any Portuguese before we arrived. I particularly enjoyed our time in nature -- even the couple of time we were behind a line a cows heading home for milking.
Susan Kay, South Carolina
07 Aug 2019
Overall excellent. I appreciated the way the people organizing the trip made suggestions and kept abreast of our situation when the flight was delayed and finally cancelled.
Jed, Connecticut
15 Oct 2019
The Azores are an incredibly beautiful paradise of amazing contrasts among historically old and contemporary, natural and human constructed wonders, pasture and sea coast and many others. It is like Block Island on steroids. ,
John, Texas
14 Oct 2019
I had a great time. The residents were always helpful even though we didn't do our homework and learn any Portuguese before we arrived. I particularly enjoyed our time in nature -- even the couple of time we were behind a line a cows heading home for milking.
Susan Kay, South Carolina
07 Aug 2019
Overall excellent. I appreciated the way the people organizing the trip made suggestions and kept abreast of our situation when the flight was delayed and finally cancelled.
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