Azores Group

Join Tricia and Friends for a 10 day trip to two of the Azores islands, Sao Miguel and Terceira, and Lisbon, the capital city of mainland Portugal.  I am looking forward to returning to the Azores with its natural beauty and history.  On our last visit mainland Portugal had not yet re-opened from the pandemic so I am very excited to experience the vibrant capital city of Portugal.

Depart Boston, Saturday, Oct 5 – Return Tuesday, Oct 15

We will visit two of the Azores islands which are located in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean…and only a five hour plane ride from Boston.  We will visit Sao Miguel, the largest and most populous island where we will stay in the historic city centre of Ponta delgada which is  in easy walking distance of the port. On Sao Miguel we will do a whale watch excursion, participate in a foodie walking tour and take a full day island tour that includes a traditional cozidos lunch (meal cooked in volcanic ash for hours prior to our arrival) after which we will visit the thermal springs (where we can partake in their warmth and healing properties).  We will visit the island of Terceira known as the “lilac island” after spending several nights in Lisbon.

After four nights in Ponta delgada, will fly to Lisbon for a three night stay in the city centre from where we will explore several of the neighborhoods, Alfama and Belem on walking tours.  On the night we arrive we will attend a traditional FADO performance.  On our final day in Lisbon we will travel north to Sintra to visit the famous hilltop Pena Palace and also the picturesque city of Cascais before returning to Lisbon.

After our Lisbon stay we will fly to the island of Terceira for 2 final nights before returning to Boston the evening of October 15.  On Terceira we will stay at a lovely ocean view resort within walking distance of the city centre.  We will take a walking tour of the city centre which is also a UNESCO site and also a full day island tour including a stop at a local restaurant for a traditional lunch.

At A Glance

Hotels

We’ll be staying at three different luxury hotels.

Destination

We’re visiting two islands and Lisbon.

Dates

October 5-15, 2024

Length

10 days

Insurance

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