From  £855
per person
Tour Highlights
  • Enjoy a stay in Ponta Delgada
  • Explore the city at your leisure
  • 3 fabulous excursions are included
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Short Break in the Azores - Hotel Vila Nova

5 Day Tour, from £855 per person

Enjoy a short break in Sao Miguel, the largest of the Azores Islands. Staying at the 3-star Hotel Vila Nova in the city of Ponta Delgada, this holiday allows you to have a comfortable base while enjoying an excursion every day, ensuring that you see the best of the island's highlights. We have including three of our favourite excursions below, but this tour can be tailor made to suit your requirements.

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1
ARRIVE SAO MIGUEL
ARRIVE SAO MIGUEL
Arrive on the island of Sao Miguel and transfer to the 3-star Vila Nova hotel. Check in for four nights. (B)
Accommodation
Hotel Vila Nova
DAY 2
FURNAS VALLEY JEEP TOUR
FURNAS VALLEY JEEP TOUR

Today, embark on an exciting jeep tour of the volcano-rich Furnas Valley. Marvel at the giant crater lake, Lagoa das Furnas, which is populated by aquamarine water, several fumaroles and mud pools. Visit the village that sits in the valley and witness hot springs and geysers while touring the region by jeep (7 hours). (B,L)

Accommodation
Hotel Vila Nova
DAY 3
SETE CIDADES JEEP TOUR
SETE CIDADES JEEP TOUR

After breakfast, embark on a jeep tour of Sete Cidades and discover the highlights of the western side of Sao Miguel. 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 enjoy the thrill of a jeep ride through spectacular scenery, rolling hills and picturesque villages (7 hours). (B,L)

Accommodation
Hotel Vila Nova
DAY 4
WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING
WHALE & DOLPHIN WATCHING

Today join a morning or afternoon whale watching tour. Sail out to the open sea to search for sperm whales and dolphins. The sperm whale, or cachalot, is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator, and is a native of the Azores. This magnificent creature puts 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. For the rest of the day explore historic Ponta Delgada. Visit the three arched city gates and stroll around the Praça Gonçalo Velho square with its array of cafes and coffee shops, embark on a horse-drawn carriage ride or take the Lagarta Tourist Train that travels along the city's cobbled streets. (B)

Accommodation
Hotel Vila Nova
DAY 5
FLY TO UK
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Pricing Information

5 day tour, from £855 per person

Price Includes

  • Return flights in economy class with TAP Portugal from London Heathrow or Manchester via Lisbon
  • All airport taxes
  • Private return airport transfers
  • 4 nights accommodation with breakfast in twin/double room at Hotel Vila Nova
  • 3 Excursions as specified

Price Excludes

  • Tips and gratuities
  • Meals other than specified

Tour Route Map


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

Tour Accommodation

Hotel Vila Nova
Hotel Vila Nova
Hotel Vila Nova This modern hotel is set just a five minutes' walk from the Sao Francisco square and the Sao Bras military fort, and ten minutes' from the marina, from where many whale......

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