Transport back in time and enjoy authentic Azorean surroundings on this tour of a traditional settlement working farm. Staying in a rustic farmhouse, experience the day to day life of an age gone by. Witness festivities performed in traditional costume, taste organic farm produce and enjoy a delicious Azorean stew, cooked in a wood burning stove. Tour the craft workshops and learn about how livestock is reared and food is grown.
Our Azores Experiences are land-only packages that can be tailored in to any of our Azores holidays. They feature extra activities such as cooking tours, trips to some of the remotest - barely inhabited islands, visits to UNESCO World Heritage sites and more. Ask our Azores Specialists to add an Azores Experience into your holiday or for more information on the numerous experiences the Azores has to offer.
Arrive at the airport in Terceira and collect hire car. Drive to the Quinta do Martelo and check in for 2 nights.
After breakfast enjoy a guided tour of the farm and observe daily life while sampling traditional roasted snacks. Throughout the tour of the buildings, be transported back in time and witness the evolution of rural farm life on a remote island. Witness artists at work in traditional craft workshops and the varied styles and models of this cluster of buildings and what each one is used for.
Learn about the raising of farm animals, growing organic fruit and vegetables and sample some home grown produce. Taste local aromatic herbs and baked corn, wheat, Azorean butter, sweet bread and delicious vegetable soup. Enjoy 'Alcatra' - a tasty Azorean stew made from beef indigenous to Terceira before touring the farm at your leisure. (B)
After breakfast, drive to the airport and check in for your return flight. (B)
3 day tour, from £260 per person
- 2 nights accommodation Quinta do Martelo on Bed & Breakfast basis
- 3 days car hire in a Group B (VW Polo sized or similar) including CDW, taxes and airport delivery fee
- Meals as listed in the itinerary
- Half day visit to a traditional farm
- Time spent with hosts
- Meals other than stated in itinerary
- Tips & gratuities
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