Flight from the US to Lisbon;
Welcome to Lisbon;
Check-in at 4* Turim Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon;
Visit the Cathedral, S. Francis Church and “Baixa” area of Lisbon, where you will enjoy the local shops, restaurants and cafes. Lunch is served in a traditional restaurant, with breathtaking views of Lisbon. After a traditional lunch, we visit the Belem area of Lisbon, where you will find Lisbon’s iconic monuments and enjoy the typical “bolo de belem” A pastry that is now world famous and considered one of Lisbon’s calling card.
Start the journey to the new world a board of Ms Prinsendam , Holland America Lines;
Today you will discover one of the seven wonders of Portugal, "Sete Cidades" You will depart from Ponta Delgada towards Vista do Rei viewpoint. On the way you will have the opportunity to visit and discover some smaller lagoons such as Lagoa das Empadadas and Lagoa do Canário, before you get to the viewpoint where you can view the magnificent Lagoa das Sete Cidades. After driving along the dirt road that surrounds the rim of the volcanic structure, you will descend to the Sete Cidades village and have a short stop near the church of São Nicolau
Departures to Lagoa do Fogo driving by the south side of the island towards Barrosa Mountain. Stop at the belvederes to admire not only the beautiful quiet lake, but also the landscape of the surroundings. The descent will be by the north side to reach the city of Ribeira Grande where the clients will have the opportunity to observe the Barroco Architecture from the XVII and XVIII centuries. The drive goes on by the north coast making stops at belvedere of Sta Iria, tea plantations of Gorreana, the oldesta and currently only active tea plantation in Europe, visit the belvedere of Pico de Ferro. From this last belvedere, can be observed the biggest and oldest volcanic crater at the bottom of which lies Furnas lake and the spas of Furnas valley are located. Once in Furnas lunch (included) will be served, the famous "Cozido nas caldeiras”. Along the south coast we will make a stop at belvedere of Caloura and will drive by the town of Lagoa before returning to Ponta Delgada. All Entrance fees included.
Today we take a full day tour to explore the island of Terceira “The Lilac Island”. We depart for Monte Brazil passing by the beautiful city of Angra do Heroismo stopping at Pico das Cruzinhas. This is the highest point on Monte Brasil, with a beautiful view of the city and its outskirts. The tour continues towards the eastern side of the island, showing the typical settlements and rural architecture and colorful “Imperios”. We stop in the town of Sao Sebastiao, where the church is one of the oldest of the Azores. After lunch we drive to Praia da Vitoria, and then onto Serra do Cume, with beautiful views overlooking the town of Lajes and the ocean. Our final stop is Biscoitos, a wine area, where we visit a wine cellar, and a taste of the wine is a must.
We begin our full day tour to discover the island of Faial by driving through the city of Horta. Horta is most famous for its cosmopolitan yacht harbor. We next stop at the scenic point of Espalamaca to view the harbor and all its surroundings, followed by a visit to the Caldeira. The Caldeira is a large crater in the central part of the island, where we view the beautiful natural landscape. As we descend the center of the island, we encounter cattle grazing on hill sides. Our tour’s next destination is the Capelinhos volcano area, where the volcano last erupted in 1958 (Museum entrance optional). Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, after lunch we stop at a camping area with a reconstructed home depicting a typical “old” farm Faial house.
Flight back home.
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