Indulge in all the best that this beautiful island has to offer while becoming immersed in the sounds, sights and even tastes of São Miguel.
From whale watching to fumaroles, this brand new holiday is packed with exciting excursions to ensure you make the most of your time away, while at the same time incorporating enough down time for a truly relaxing escape.
Arrive in Ponta Delgada and transfer to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Head out on the open sea in your choice of either fiber glass or rigid inflatable boats in search of whales and dolphins. In the evening, enjoy a walking tour of some of Ponta Delgada’s best bars and eateries, sampling unique Azorean beverages, while learning about the local traditions and drinking culture. Through sips and tales, this tour presents the historical Pico wines, locally produced beer, liqueurs and creative cocktails. It’s a great experience for both serious drinks enthusiasts as well as beginners wishing to expand their knowledge. A relaxing stroll through the largest city of the Azores, drinking delicious beverages paired with tasty foods: although the emphasis is on the drinks, there will be plenty of flavourful snacks to eat during the tour!* (B)
* Please note that we may offer an alternative tour if Covid-19 restrictions prevent bars and restaurants from opening.
On this all-terrain jeep tour, visit the village of Sete Cidades and see the two impressive lagoons that have formed in the volcanic caldera, one with blue water and the other green - an incredible natural phenomenon and a sight not to be missed! Along the way, the tour takes in many other picturesque spots, including Lagoa das Empadadas, Nove Janelas, and Cumeeira Norte. Continue to the coastal village of Mosteiros, which boasts natural swimming pools, a fishing harbour and beach of striking black basalt sand. On the return to Ponta Delgada, stop off at Ferraria, a bathing area where the sea water is warm due to fumaroles (hot steam geysers) off the coast. (B,L)
Enjoy a day at leisure to explore the charming streets of Ponta Delgada or hire a car to explore the island on your own. (B)
Enjoy another day at leisure to explore the area by foot or perhaps rent a car or book an optional day excursion to see some of the other very interesting sites in the area. Guided walking trips are also very popular on Sao Miguel. Speak to your Regent Azores specialist for more ideas. (B)
Today, leave the city behind for the relaxing geo-thermal pools of Furnas Village. Check into Terra Nostra Garden hotel and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure to explore this unique village. (B)
Enjoy a free day to explore the beautiful valley of Furnas. We recommend taking some time to explore Terra Nostra Botanical park, where you can swim and relax in a natural hot water pool. (B)