From  £1245
per person
Tour Highlights
  • become immersed in the sights, sounds and tastes of charming Ponta Delgada
  • Stay in a charming 4-star boutique hotel
  • Marvel at volcanoes, geysers and hot springs while exploring the island by exciting 4x4 jeep tours
  • Keep an eye out during a day at sea looking for the whales and dolphins that call the Azorean waters home
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A Short Break on São Miguel

5 Day Tour, from £1245 per person

Explore the highlights of the largest island in the Azores, the beautiful island of São Miguel on this 4-night short break. Stay in the charming Hotel Do Colegio - a restored music school which has retained some of its original Victorian period features.

This boutique hotel offers the perfect base to enjoy the historic city of Ponta Delgada and the highlights of São Miguel. Embark on exciting 4x4 tours of the island's volcanoes, turquoise crater lakes and sweeping views of São Miguel, and experience the thrill of whale watching on the open waters of the Atlantic. This short break is ideal for first time visitors to the Azores looking to get a taste of what this incredible archiepalgo has to offer.

Tour Itinerary

São Miguel Island

Fly to Ponta Delgada Airport on the São Miguel Island and transfer to Hotel Do Colegio for a four-night stay. The remainder of the day is at leisure. 

Hotel Do Colegio
Sete Cidades

After breakfast head out on an exciting 4x4 tour to the stunning Sete Cidades and discover the highlights of the western side of the Island. Set in the centre of a huge volcanic crater, Sete Cidades is the largest parish in Ponta Delgada with traditional houses overlooking a vast turquoise crater lake. Marvel at awe inspiring views from viewpoints scattered across the west, and take in the spectacular scenery, rolling hills and picturesque villages. (B,L)

Hotel Do Colegio
A happy pod of dolphins

Sail out to the open waters of the Atlantic in search of sperm whales and dolphins. The sperm whale, native to the Azores, can put its head out of the water for a full eight minutes between dives, giving a great opportunity for everyone aboard to take some fantastic photos. Usually the boat is surrounded by playful dolphins leaping in and out of the waves. The afternoon is at leisure to explore the cobbled streets and historic buildings of Ponta Delgada. (B)

Hotel Do Colegio
Furnas Valley

Enjoy another exciting full day 4x4 tour, this time to the volcano-rich Furnas Valley. Marvel at the giant crater lake, Lagoa das Furnas, which is populated by aquamarine water, and see several fumaroles and mud pools. Visit the village that sits in the valley and witness hot springs and geysers while touring the region. (B,L)

Hotel Do Colegio

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for the flight to the UK. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £1245 per person
(Single person supplement + £255)

Price Includes

  • Return international flights from the UK to the Azores
  • All airport taxes & security charges
  • 4 nights accommodation at the Hotel Do Colegio
  • Meals as specified (B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Return private airport transfers
  • Excursion - Full Day 4x4 Tour To Sete Cidades
  • Excursion - Full Day 4x4 Tour to Furnas
  • Excursion - Whale Watching

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals other than those specified
  • Optional excursions

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Price Notes

  • Price is based on two people sharing
  • International flights from the UK are based out of London Heathrow via Lisbon in economy class. Regional flights are available (supplement may apply)
  • All flights are in economy class

Tour Route Map

  1. Azores, Sao Miguel
  2. Azores, Ponta Delgada

Tour Accommodation

Hotel Do Colegio
Hotel Do Colegio
Hotel Do Colegio This charming hotel is situated in a cobbled street in the historical area of Ponta Delgada. An old converted school, the building has retained many of its period features and has......

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