4 days tour

Short Break In Azores, Terceira Island, Self-Drive

This tour includes:

Guide

Operated with Portuguese-, and English-speaking local guide during activities on a shared basis (Day 2, 3)

Meals

3 Breakfasts 1 Lunch at a local restaurant

Others

All entrance fees and activities mentioned in the itinerary: Terceira Island full-day tour (Day 2); Whale watching half-day tour (Day 3) Meet & Greet

Transport

CAR HIRE OPTIONS MEALS: Shared transportation in an air-conditioning van during the included activity (Day 2) Unlimited Mileage Road Assistance 24 hours Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) Subject to an excess Road tax & VAT

Accommodation

3 night’s accommodation Day 1-3 Angra do Heroismo Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Caracol or similar 3* Car Group C = Seat Ibiza or similar Standard Hotel Category = Hotel Caracol or similar 3*

Not included:

Others

Entrance fee Algar do Carvão Domestic flights International flights Drinks during meals (unless specified otherwise) City tax not included, payable on the spot Any visit not mentioned in the program Porterage and gratuities Expenditures of a personal nature, drinks and meals or items not stated explicitly in the program Any alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, mineral water, camera/video camera fee (if any) Travel Insurance or any loss or extra cost arising due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight delays, accidents, etc. Super collision damage waiver (SCDW) Personal assistance insurance (PAI) Windscreen damage waiver (WDW) Coverage of rims and tires Non-waivable excess Fuel/diesel Refuelling charge Other extras and charges not mentioned in the included items KNOW BEFORE YOU GO Arrival or departure flight outside of car rental office opening hours will be charged as an extra on the spot Due to the fleet updating, the models of Car Hire can be replaced by similar ones It is necessary that the client presents a credit card for Car Hire We reserve the right to change itineraries and activities due to weather conditions, technical problems or security reasons Early check-in, late check-out, connecting or adjoining rooms in the hotel are subject to availability and not guaranteed In many hotels in Portugal, the triple rooms are a double room with an additional bed or sofa bed. Their comfort conditions are lower than the international standards of the triple room No refund for unused services. Splitting of the package is not allowed

Flights

International flights are not included

Optional

Other activities and services not included

Insurance

Insurance is not included

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Itinerary of your trip Short Break In Azores, Terceira Island, Self-Drive

  • Day 1 Day 1: Arrival Terceira – Angra Do Heroismo (20Km – 30 Min)
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 1: Arrival Terceira – Angra Do Heroismo (20Km – 30 Min)

      After arriving at Terceira Airport, a tour representative will meet and greet you. Then go pick up your rental car, travel instructions and documents (recommended arrival time from 06:00 am to 11:59 pm). Once you arrive at the hotel and settle in, we suggest starting from Angra do Heroísmo, and visit its most important landmarks such as Rua Direita and Cathedral da Sé. Don’t miss Jardim Duque da Terceira, a garden located in the heart of Angra and considered one of the most beautiful gardens in the Azores, featuring a great variety of botanical species. You could also stop at Teatro Angrense, and try one of the typical sweets, the D. Amélia tarts. Now that the sun is almost setting, drive to Monte Brasil. Located on the south coast of the island, it is part of a Natural Reserve and all its fauna, flora and marine area belong to the Terceira Island Natural Park. The place counts on belvederes for the visitors to appreciate the stunning sunset over the city. In the evening, you can ask your hotel reception for restaurant recommendations to discover Terceira’s gastronomy before spending the first night in the hotel. Overnight in Angra do Heroismo.

  • Day 2 Day 2: Angra Do Heroismo – Monte Brasil – Praia Da Vitória – Serra Do Cume – Algar Do Carvão – Furnas Do Enxofre – Biscoitos – Angra Do Heroismo (85Km – 2Hr)
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 2: Angra Do Heroismo – Monte Brasil – Praia Da Vitória – Serra Do Cume – Algar Do Carvão – Furnas Do Enxofre – Biscoitos – Angra Do Heroismo (85Km – 2Hr)

      Have breakfast at the hotel, before departing for a Terceira full-day excursion in a shared van, so you can deeply explore the entire island of Terceira with a guide. The first stop will be at Monte Brasil, with a beautiful view of the city. After this first stop, you will be able to visit the east side of the island, passing by the villages all the way to Praia da Vitória, the second city of the island. Here you will have a short walk after visiting the main church of the city. Serra do Facho is the next stop with magnificent views of the city of Praia da Vitoria. Shortly afterwards, continue to Serra do Cume with a beautiful landscape over the “patchwork blanket” – the most iconic spot on the island. Around midday, enjoy lunch at a local restaurant (included) and shortly after, you will go inland, where you can visit Algar do Carvão (entrance not included) and Furnas do Enxofre, the proof of the volcanic activity of the island. The tour will proceed to the village of Biscoitos, with a visit to the Wine Museum (opening depends on the availability of the establishment) and the bathing area. Continuing on the north side of the island, back to Angra do Heroísmo you will have the opportunity to pass by Lagoa do Negro and Lagoa das Patas. Finally, yet importantly, visit and cheese tasting at the local factory, Vaqinha. You dropped off at the hotel in the afternoon, for a well-deserved rest. Overnight in Angra do Heroismo.

  • Day 3 Day 3: Angra Do Heroismo – Whale Watching Centre – Angra Do Heroismo (3Hr By Boat)
    • 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

      Day 3: Angra Do Heroismo – Whale Watching Centre – Angra Do Heroismo (3Hr By Boat)

      Wake up to early breakfast at the hotel, and drive to the Whale Watching Center for a half-day tour (we recommend to have a light meal before the trip). The activity starts at around 08:30 am, with a safety briefing about the weather conditions, the boat tour, and the species you are about to discover; safety vests and water coats will be also provided. This route is stunning; you will cruise by impressive sights over Terceira Island in a tour that will last about 3 hours. You will be back at around midday, just in time for lunch (own expense) and an afternoon at leisure. In the evening, drive to a local restaurant, and have a taste of the local speciality: the ‘Alcatra’, a pot roast that is traditionally cooked in large clay pots (included). Overnight in Angra do Heroismo.

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Experience Style

Experience Style

Mixed

There will be challenging activities such as hiking, biking, canyoning and trekking, but you’re also going to have other means of transportation and relaxed moments to just chill.

Accomodation level

Accomodation level

Medium

This accommodation includes essential services like a hot shower, electricity, and a nice and comfy bed.

Experience Type

Experience Type

Personal

You’ll be just with your guide or pilot. Examples of these activities are paragliding, sky diving, personal mountain climbing, etc.

Physical Rating

Physical Rating

Basic

Almost everyone is fit for these activities. Every hike or physical exercise last less than 30 minutes, such as paragliding and horseback riding. Please ask about specific conditions.

Age range

Age range

Min: 10 / Max: 99

Suitable age range for the experience. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.

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