Price from £1,315pp
All prices include: flights, transfers, accommodation, guided activities and meals; all as listed.
VISITING: The Azores
BROCHURE CODE: 1104

Key facts

  • Duration:7 nights
  • Pace:Active
  • Suitable for: Ages 18 and above
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  • Flights: Direct return flights from London Stansted to João Paulo II Airport, Ponta Delgada (flight routes subject to change)
  • Transfers: All transfers included
  • Accommodation: 7 nights in Hotel São Miguel Park
  • Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 2 dinners
  • The following activities are included in the holiday: Sete Cidades Adventure Tour, whale watching, Vila Franca do Campo visit*, thematic tour of Furnas, swimming with dolphins, jeep tour to Fogo, and Nordeste tour (the order of activities is subject to change)
  • Fully qualified guides and instructors during activities
  • Equipment, training, and supervision for all activities with expert local guides

* If you are travelling outside 15th June to 15th September you will visit the Oficina Museu instead.


Ocean wildlife, volcanic culture, and outdoor activities: this seven-night Azores holiday to the island of São Miguel puts an exotic twist on your typical European getaway.

Marine animals inspire awe in just about everyone, and seeing them in their natural habitat is one experience that is sure to feature on your bucket list. Our itinerary allows you to tick it off three times – you will watch for whales from a tour boat, be taken to swim with dolphins in the Atlantic, and snorkel close to a colourful variety of fish and other underwater fauna when snorkelling at the islet of Vila Franca.

The rich volcanic heritage of the Azores is something you will be able to enjoy first-hand. Bathe in a naturally-heated spring at the Terra Nostra Botanical Garden and take a dip in Ferraria, a hot spring in the ocean. You will also be able to taste a ‘Cozido das Furnas’ stew – an Azorean piece of geothermal gastronomy which puts a twist on the traditional Portuguese ‘cozido’ by cooking it with natural steam.

The extraordinary island environments are perfect settings for activities. You will kayak on the crater lakes of the Sete Cidades Lagoon and cycle in the surrounding area. Slower-paced activities include walking through part of Sao Miguel’s longest lava tunnel and relaxing in the warm Caldeira Velha waterfall.

You will stay in the modern São Miguel Park Hotel in the coastal town of Ponta Delgada.

Image credits: Futurismo Azores Adventures
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Included in price

We include more, no hidden costs

On each of our holidays you will see a clear outline of exactly what's included in the price of your holiday. We never use 'headline' or 'lead-in' prices like so many tour operators, as we prefer to include as much as we can, rather than see our clients incur considerable additional costs in our destinations.
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Dates
Sat 22 Jul 2017
to Sat 29 Jul 2017
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Adults£ 1,635 Single Adult£ 2,020
Sat 29 Jul 2017
to Sat 05 Aug 2017
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Adults£ 1,635 Single Adult£ 2,020
Sat 05 Aug 2017
to Sat 12 Aug 2017
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Adults£ 1,635 Single Adult£ 2,020
Sat 12 Aug 2017
to Sat 19 Aug 2017
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Adults£ 1,635 Single Adult£ 2,020
Sat 19 Aug 2017
to Sat 26 Aug 2017
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Adults£ 1,635 Single Adult£ 2,020
Sat 26 Aug 2017
to Sat 02 Sep 2017
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Adults£ 1,525 Single Adult£ 1,910
Sat 02 Sep 2017
to Sat 09 Sep 2017
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Adults£ 1,585 Single Adult£ 1,970
Sat 09 Sep 2017
to Sat 16 Sep 2017
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Adults£ 1,455 Single Adult£ 1,840
Sat 16 Sep 2017
to Sat 23 Sep 2017
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Adults£ 1,425 Single Adult£ 1,810
Sat 23 Sep 2017
to Sat 30 Sep 2017
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Adults£ 1,415 Single Adult£ 1,800
Sat 30 Sep 2017
to Sat 07 Oct 2017
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Adults£ 1,315 Single Adult£ 1,625
Sat 07 Oct 2017
to Sat 14 Oct 2017
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Adults£ 1,315 Single Adult£ 1,625

Please note: Our holiday prices are based on the lowest available airline fares. These fares can sell out quickly and, as a result, prices may increase and supplements may be applicable. We recommend booking at the earliest opportunity in order to secure the best possible fares and flight times.

Next year's provisional dates and prices

You can secure places on your chosen holiday for next year by making a ‘pre-reservation’ and paying a deposit. All departure dates, prices and itineraries for next season are provisional and subject to change. We will contact you when the final details are confirmed and you will have 14 days to decide if you would like to go ahead. If you decide not to travel we will refund your deposit in full. Our travel experts will happily provide you with full terms and a complete quotation.

Dates
Sat 05 May 2018
to Sat 12 May 2018
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Adults£ 1,350 Single Adult£ 1,680
Sat 12 May 2018
to Sat 19 May 2018
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Adults£ 1,385 Single Adult£ 1,715
Sat 19 May 2018
to Sat 26 May 2018
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Adults£ 1,385 Single Adult£ 1,715
Sat 26 May 2018
to Sat 02 Jun 2018
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Adults£ 1,605 Single Adult£ 2,010
Sat 02 Jun 2018
to Sat 09 Jun 2018
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Adults£ 1,465 Single Adult£ 1,870
Sat 09 Jun 2018
to Sat 16 Jun 2018
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Adults£ 1,490 Single Adult£ 1,895
Sat 16 Jun 2018
to Sat 23 Jun 2018
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Adults£ 1,465 Single Adult£ 1,870
Sat 23 Jun 2018
to Sat 30 Jun 2018
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Adults£ 1,570 Single Adult£ 1,975
Sat 30 Jun 2018
to Sat 07 Jul 2018
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Adults£ 1,675 Single Adult£ 2,080
Sat 07 Jul 2018
to Sat 14 Jul 2018
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Adults£ 1,675 Single Adult£ 2,080
Sat 14 Jul 2018
to Sat 21 Jul 2018
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Adults£ 1,675 Single Adult£ 2,080
Sat 21 Jul 2018
to Sat 28 Jul 2018
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Adults£ 1,720 Single Adult£ 2,125
Sat 28 Jul 2018
to Sat 04 Aug 2018
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Adults£ 1,720 Single Adult£ 2,125
Sat 04 Aug 2018
to Sat 11 Aug 2018
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Adults£ 1,720 Single Adult£ 2,125
Sat 11 Aug 2018
to Sat 18 Aug 2018
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Adults£ 1,720 Single Adult£ 2,125
Sat 18 Aug 2018
to Sat 25 Aug 2018
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Adults£ 1,720 Single Adult£ 2,125
Sat 25 Aug 2018
to Sat 01 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,605
Sat 01 Sep 2018
to Sat 08 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,665
Sat 08 Sep 2018
to Sat 15 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,530 Single Adult£ 1,935
Sat 15 Sep 2018
to Sat 22 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,500 Single Adult£ 1,905
Sat 22 Sep 2018
to Sat 29 Sep 2018
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Adults£ 1,490 Single Adult£ 1,895
Sat 29 Sep 2018
to Sat 06 Oct 2018
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Adults£ 1,385 Single Adult£ 1,715
Sat 06 Oct 2018
to Sat 13 Oct 2018
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Adults£ 1,385 Single Adult£ 1,715

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Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 people

Holiday group size (approximate)

Minimum 2 people

Group sizes
Most of our holidays require a minimum number of participants to operate. Minimum numbers are detailed on each holiday page and are always approximate. Group sizes for tailor made holidays will vary for each of the activities. For private departures you may also be joined by other guests during the activities unless you have discussed specific private activities with us.

If your selected date has not yet reached minimum numbers you will be informed at the time of booking. In the unlikely event that your chosen date has not reached the required minimum numbers nine weeks before your scheduled departure date we will contact you and discuss the various options available to you. We will always do all we can to operate a holiday and in some cases we may be able to operate the holiday by combining your itinerary with that of other guests for some activities (this may mean that the maximum group size is increased but this will be discussed in full with you).

If we are unable to operate the holiday then you will be offered the chance to transfer to an alternative holiday or date (subject to availability). If the alternative is more expensive you will be asked to pay the difference, if it is cheaper then you will be reimbursed. You will also be offered the option to cancel and receive a full refund of all monies paid.

Minimum age

Whilst Artisan Travel only sells holidays to those aged 18 years and over on a small selection of holidays there may be those under the age of 18 who have booked with other companies and where our local supplier also allow those under 18 to participate (additional activities during tailor made holidays for example). Our travel experts will answer any concerns you may have in this regard.

Medical History and advice

You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

We cannot be held responsible for any incident or event arising from your failure to do so.

Experience and fitness

Any activities included in your itinerary are all designed for beginners. Full instruction and tuition is provided for all activities and you do not need to have any previous experience. For example you need never have set foot on a pair of skis of any kind before a cross-country ski tour. We have adults of all ages and fitness levels taking part in our holidays.

We do highlight certain itineraries where an increased level of fitness is required.If you have any questions at all with regards to fitness levels please get in touch and talk to one of our experts. You can find further details in our trip preparation section online. You must inform us at the time of booking if any of your party has a disability, medical or behavioural conditions which could affect their own participation in the holiday or indeed that of the other people on the holiday.

Guides and safety
It is absolutely essential when partaking in any activity that you listen very closely to, and abide by, the instructions provided. Nobody knows the environment better than our activity providers who work here almost everyday.

Consequently, their knowledge and experience is unsurpassed. If there is anything that you are unsure of during a safety briefing or that you would like to clarify with the guides please make this clear to them immediately before starting the activity.

There may be rare occasions when our guides consider local conditions unsuitable for a certain activity. Hence, your itinerary may be subject to change at short notice but we will always endeavour to firstly find a replacement on the day and secondly, to provide the cancelled activity later in your stay whenever possible. Very occasionally it proves impossible to provide the activity in which case you will be refunded when you return home.

Our guides' word on activities is always final and your safety is their principal concern at all times, please respect their decisions. By following their instructions, your safety and enjoyment during each activity will be greatly enhanced.

You must inform us of any medical conditions that may affect your participation in an activity at the time of booking.

Booking activities locally
In almost all of our destinations you can book and pay for additional activities locally. Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any injury or loss that occurs through any activities that are booked in your destination (see our terms and conditions for further details).

Please always ensure that your safety is your primary concern when arranging any such activity.

Car Hire

If your trip includes car hire the named driver must have a credit card registered in their name which they can present when they collect their car along with their driving licence, as a deposit will be held on the credit card.  Please see your trip dossier for full details.


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