Portugal·September 6 - 13 2023
Immerse yourself in island life - eat, drink & be merry!BOOK NOW
No other tour of Terceira will be quite like this. We choose this week because the tourists are gone, but the water is still warm and it's grape harvesting time! We'll explore the island, swim, eat, climb inside a volacano, pick grapes and celebrate and experience a traditonal bull run - the local way!
Meet our team!
Kristi made her first trip to Terceira in 2018. She was blown away by the beauty, hospitality and tranquility of the island and its' people.
Six islands later and she's made it her job to help people visit these amazing islands and have the adventure of a life time!
Darcio is native Azorean born on the island of Faial. After time in America, the Netherlands and mainland Portugal Darcio made his home in Terceira.
Darcio is a certified Geopark guide with a passion for nature and history. By our standards Darcio is the best tour guide in the Azores and our clients tend to agree!
Here's the itinerary for your week on Terceira.
After checking into the hotel you can grab breakfast and take a quick walk around the city of Angra do Heroismo.
We'll then leave you to rest and join you again for a "Welcome" meeting at 6:00pm.
We'll start the day early afternoon with a tour of the volcanic history of the island. We'll visit the view point of Serra da Cume which overlooks a giant caldeira that holds the iconic green patchwork of the island. After this you'll climb into the volcano of Algar do Carvao and look up and out a volcano chimney!
After the tour we'll grab pizzas to watch the sunset at the view point of Raminho and relax next to a fire. The only sounds will be the waves crashing and the one of a kind call of the Cory's shearwater bird.
Today is a full day tour, leaving right after breakfast. We'll begin on Mount Brasil and continue around the exterior coast learning about the history of the island and sampling the delicious coffee, local pastries, traditional dinner, gelato and cheese!
Today is all about the north coast. Biscoitos. We'll join our friends at Dimas Adega for their harvest celebrations. We'll spend the day walking, swimming and of course picking grapes! We'll end the day with a traditional harvest feast at the Adega.
Today is about the bulls of Terceira. We'll start our day in the inner island where the bulls are chosen to run for the day. We'll have a traditional barbeque and a few drinks as we watch the selection process and learn about the cultural significance of the bull runs. Afterwards we'll join the procession of vehicles as they travel to the town of the run. We'll find a safe spot and watch the traditional roped bull run. Don't worry - the bulls are not harmed on Terceira.
Today we make Alcatra! We'll learn to prepare the tradtional meal in a terracotta dish and while it's cooking, we'll explore a local historical museum and swim at the pool . We'll end the day enjoying the delicious meal we've prepared!
Explore the city, relax by the beach - this day is yours to do as you wish. If you're looking for something to do - add on a whale watch, donkey excursion of a beautiful hike
We'll end the day as a group with a 4 course 5 star meal.
Enjoy breakfast and take your last stroll through the garden before we depart for the airport.
Transfers to and from the hotel
early check in
7 nights accomodations at the Angra Garden Hotel
Local guides to take care of everything!
Flights to and from Terceira
See why National Geographic calls the Azores
In the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, a string of nine volcanic islands rests at the intersection of the Eurasian, African, and North American tectonic plates. Portugal’s sun splashed Azores Islands are a trailblazer in sustainable tourism and boast a robust outdoor culture. The archipelago is considered one of the greenest destinations in the world, protecting not just natural wonders, but also a way of life (wine, honey, pineapple, and various cheeses enjoy protected status here). Dip your toes into the warm Azorean waters and discover paradise on these islands.
We loved our first trip to the Azores so much that we asked Kristi to plan another trip for us and our family, this time to the island of Terceira. It was declared by all to be the best vacation ever had. Our experiences were so amazing - picking grapes and helping with the wine making process, being a part of the running of the bulls festival, visiting a donkey farm and climbing into a volcano vent, just to name a few. Such an incredible and memorable trip for us all. We can’t wait to come back.
This beautiful hotel is located in the heart of the city. The rooms have stunning views of the city gardens of Angra.
The Azores are located in the northern Atlantic Ocean, roughly 2,400 miles east of the U.S. and 930 miles west of Lisbon, making them the closest European land to the United States. The Portuguese archipelago is made up of nine volcanic islands spread across 400 miles, which are divided into three island clusters: eastern (São Miguel and Santa Maria islands), central (Terceira, São Jorge, Pico, Graciosa, and Faial), and western (Flores and Corvo).
The Azores, as part of Portugal, is a European Union member and uses the Euro.
The Azoreans speak Portuguese. Many people do speak English though, and language is not an issue.
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