Porto, São Miguel & Terceira – 8D/7N

Porto

Day 1Porto

Arrival at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport. 

Formalities of landing and transport to the Hotel in Porto. Free Day.

Day 2Porto

Panoramic visit and guided by the undefeated City, considered World Heritage by UNESCO, which originated the name of Portugal when it was called Portus Cale.

We will start the discovery of the city with the famous 6 bridges cruise*, where you can enjoy the fabulous views of the city of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia.

The visit will continue through the most emblematic places of the city:

  • Clérigos Tower  
  • Lello Bookshop
  • Carmelitas Church (XVII) / Carmo Church (XVIII)
  • Porto University 
  • Aliados Avenue / São Bento Station / Sé Cathedral / Bolsa Palace 

After lunch, we will visit one of the most famous Port Wine Cellars. 

Return to the Hotel.

*Depending on weather conditions.

Day 3Região do Vale do Douro

The Douro, with its magnificent landscapes, is not only a masterpiece of nature, but also the fruit of the effort and energy spent by man in its transformation.

 It is on the slopes of the oldest wine region in the world that Port wine is produced, one of the largest flags of Portugal in the world.

This tour consists of a visit to two vineyards with lunch included and delicious tastings:

  • Port Wine
  • Olive oil
  • Typical bread from the region

Return to Hotel

Dia 4Porto – Ponta Delgada | Sete Cidades and Fogo

Meeting at Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport Lisbon 2h before departure for boarding formalities to Ponta Delgada – Ilha de São Miguel

Presentation of the guide who will accompany you to the bus to go trought the Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo with the following stops:

  • Viewpoint Pico do Carvão
  • Lagoa do Canário – lagoon in a volcanic crater
  • Viewpoint Vista do Rei – View to Blue and Green Lagoons 
  • Viewpoint Lagoa de Santiago
  • Church São Nicolau

Stop at a local restaurant for lunch 

After lunch, stop at the following locations

  • Viewpoint Ponta do Escalvado - View to Ponta da Ferraria, Ilhéus dos Mosteiros, Lomba Grande and Lomba da Fonte
  • Augusto Arruda pineapple plantation
  • ViewpointLagoa do Fogo
  • Caldeira Velha – wonderful natural monument

Return to the hotel, dinner and accommodation

Day 5Furnas

Departure around 09h00, for a bus ride to Furnas, with the following stops:

  • Cerâmica Vieira – Exhibition of regional ceramics
  • Pisão Viewpoint - you can dazzle yourself with an excellent view of the south coast of the island and see the Convento da Caloura
  • Pico do Ferro Viewpoint to contemplate the lagoon and Furnas Valley

The smell of sulphur and bubbling fumaroles, characteristic of the Furnas area, are secondary evidence of volcanic activity.

  • Lagoa das Furnas to watch the "retiro do cozido” – a local dish

Stop at a local restaurant for lunch 

  • Walk through the Furnas boilers, where you can taste various types of water and admire the famous fumaroles
  • Terra Nostra Park - fantastic Botanical Garden and possibility to dive in the railway water pool
  • Gorreana Tea Plantation - learn a little more about the unique European tea culture

Finally, towards Ponta Delgada, stop at the Miradouro de Santa Iria, to appreciate the black basalt cliffs that contrast with the blue of the sea and sky.

Return to the hotel, dinner and accommodation.

Dia 6Serra do Cume and Algar do Carvão

Transfer to João Paulo II Airport for trip to Ilha Terceira

After landing, you will continue the tour:

  • Serra do Facho – Viewpoint to the bay of Vitória Beach
  • Walking tour of the Historical Center Vitória Beach
  • Garden and city market
  • Santa Cruz Church
  • Vitorino Nemésio House Museum
  • Francisco Ornelas da Câmara square
  • Serra do Cume viewpoint 
  • Império do Divino Espírito Santo church
  • Salga Bay – famous bay located in the south coast of the island

Stop at local restaurant for lunch typical of the island - Alcatra de Carne

After lunch, 

  • Algar do Carvão, an old volcano that visitors can go down to about 100 meters deep, and observe stalactites unique in the world for their characteristics of silicates, and an underground lake, of crystalline waters
  • Furnas do Enxofre - a fumarolic field that encompasses several aggressive volcanic gases at different temperatures, some of them quite high (about 95o C at the surface and about 130o C at half a meter of depth)
  • Biscoitos Pool, considered one of the best bathing areas of the island, this area is formed by volcanic rocks, providing a pleasant environment
  • Monte Brasil - an extinct volcano of 3 km2 surrounded by the 4 km of walls of the São João Baptista Fortress

Return to the hotel, dinner and accommodation

Day 7Angra do Heroísmo - Porto

Departure around 09h00 for walking tour around the historical centre of Angra do Heroísmo

  • Duque da Terceira Garden – one of the most important in Azores
  • Obelisk Alto da Memória – built with the stones of the old castle of Mills
  • Angrense Theater - 19th Century Building
  • Sé Church - considered the largest temple in the archipelago

Return to Lajes airport for boarding formalities to Ilha de São Miguel – Ponta Delgada.

Stop at a local restaurant for lunch

After lunch, tour through the historical centre of Ponta Delgada:

  • City Market
  • City Doors
  • Nossa Senhora da Esperança Chapel

Transfer to João Paulo II Airport to fly to Porto.

Day 8Porto

  • Departure day

Included

  • Flight inter-island with 23kg suitcase included
  • Transportation
  • Accomodation and breakfast included during the whole circuit
  • Lunch in Azores with breakfast included
  • Dinner in Azores with breakfast included
  • Terra Nostra Park
  • Caldeira Velha 
  • Furnas Lagoon
  • Algar do Carvão
  • Sé Church
  • Capitães Generais Palace

Excluded

  • Flight Porto – Ponta Delgada – Porto
  • The not mentioned above

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