Nature, History & Cuisine in The Azores (+ 4 nights in Lisbon)

Ponta Delgada, Portugal

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Global Gourmands LLC
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Jun 30 - Jul 13, 2022
Group size: 3 - 3
Nature, History & Cuisine in The Azores (+ 4 nights in Lisbon)
Ponta Delgada, Portugal

Global Gourmands LLC
  • Facebook verified

$NaN
Jun 30 - Jul 13, 2022
Group size: 3 - 3

About this trip

In the middle of the Atlantic lies an archipelago brimming with kaleidoscopic landscapes, volcanic rumblings, twisting grapevines, and a collective pride fostered by centuries of isolation.


Often referred to as Europe's “Best Kept Secret”, the Azores have become an increasingly popular destination with year-round appeal for travelers.  Located 850 miles west of what the Portuguese call the “mainland”, they are known for their dedication to sustainable tourism - hotels and restaurants operate in perfect harmony with the environment. 


In this tour, discover the nature, history and food of four islands: São Miguel, Pico, São Jorge, and Terceira and the beautiful landscapes and unique cultural heritage of each island.


At the end of the ten days in The Azores, board a flight to Lisbon for four nights there. The hotel and breakfast is included in the tour price, but there are no planned services during your days there. 


Flights are not included, but flight reservations from NYC/JFK have been secured. The route includes the flight to The Azores, three internal flights, the trip to Lisbon and back to JFK. Cost will be determined at time of booking. Please see below for more information


Space is limited and the deadline is May 14. There are only three places left, although there will be a waitlist. If you prefer to pay by check, please contact me at croyston@globalgourmands.com.



Highlights

·  Take guided tours to Sete Cidades, Lake Fogo, and Vurnas Lake hot springs

·  Stroll around Ponta Delgada on an immersive food and wine tour learning about the traditions and history of the islands

·  Enjoy a half-day trip of whale watching in one of the world's largest whale sanctuaries 

·  Learn about the heritage and unique wine-growing methods of Pico and enjoy some wine and liqueur tastings. The landscape and vineyard culture of Pico has UNESCO World Heritage designation

·  Discover the fajãs of São Jorge and learn about daily life of the people in these settlements on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean

·  Visit one of Europe's only tea plantations 

·  Tour one of São Jorges most renowned cheese producers

·  Four nights in Lisbon with hotel and breakfast



Flights from the US

For travelers flying from the US, flight reservations have been made on SATA Airlines. The itinerary includes both transatlantic flights and three internal flights between the islands and Lisbon. Departure from the US is June 29 returning on July 13. 


The cost of these flights will be determined at time of booking and the itinerary is as follows.


June 29: NY/JFK to Ponta Delgada, São Miguel (Departing at 9:20 PM)

July 3: Ponta Delgada to Pico

July 7: São Jorge to Terceira

July 9: Terceira to Lisbon

July 13: Lisbon to NY/JFK (arriving at 7:55 PM)


July 5 there will be a ferry crossing from Pico to São Jorge.


Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance: 

We strongly recommend clients purchase travel insurance in the event that you are unable to participate in the tour, or your participation is interrupted during the tour. 


Travel insurance also protects your deposit if the trip is cancelled by the tour operator. Certain covered events must be insured within 21 days of first deposit on the trip (whether that is for flights or the tour or any other purchase related to the trip).


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What’s included

  • Meals
    Breakfast daily, 9 lunches, 1 dinner
  • All transportation
    Ferry crossing; mini-van or 4x4 vehicle transportation on the islands.
  • Hotel Accommodations
    3 nts Ponta Delgada, 2 nts Pico, 2 nts São Jorge, 2 nts Terceira, 4 nts Lisbon
  • Dedicated local guide
  • Museums entrance fees
  • Group airport transfers
  • Wine tastings
  • International airfare
  • Trip insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • Tips and gratuities

Available Packages

Shared Accommodation - Per Person
Available until May 14, 2022only 2 left

Please specify double or twin beds. 

$3,290
Single accommodation
Available until May 14, 2022only 1 left
$3,990
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Itinerary

Day 1 - June 30
Ponta Delgada, São Miguel

Early morning arrival from the US. Start your journey to The Azores in Ponta Delgada with an immersive guided food and wine tour. Stroll the cobbled streets of the charming, vibrant city and sample food and wine as you go. You will explore the artisanal eateries and bars and sample their delicious food and drink. Visit the main market and learn about daily life as well as the history of the islands.

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Global Gourmands LLC
Specializing in experiential travel, Global Gourmands creates imaginative and authentic journeys that take travelers beyond tourist circuits and immerses them in local cultures often through food and wine experiences. Every tour is handcrafted by our team of travel experts working directly with in-country partners. We are happy to customize any itinerary.