Portugal·February 14 - 22 2023
Do you need to get away? Are you overwhelmed, tired and needing a break? This is the trip for you!BOOK NOW
Get the well deserved break you need as we handle all of the details while you experience the beauty and simplicity of Terceira. We'll explore the full island, hike, taste the local wine, eat the local food AND experience Carnival the Azorean way! We'll be sure to give you plenty of time to relax and unwind and have FUN! With flights included, this February package is an amazing deal and a great way to see the islands for the first time!
Meet your team for our February adventure!
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 adventure on Terceira.
After checking into the hotel you can grab breakfast and we'll take a walk along the ocean to the city of Angra do Heroismo.
We'll then leave you to rest and join you again for a "Welcome" meeting at 6:30pm.
Today we'll get to know the city of Angra do Heroismo. We'll start at the highest point of the city and wander our way down through the gardens to the main street Rua da Se. We'll learn the history of the city, buildings and gardens and after this you'll be comfortable exploring on your own.
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!
We'll start the day with a hike Mount Brasil. This 2.5 hour trek will leave from the hotel and take you to the highest point of the mountain.
We'll break for lunch and spend the afternoon at the Coffee and Banana Plantation. We'll take a tour of the farm and learn how coffee is grown and then try it for ourselves.
Today we'll hike the beautiful coast line hike of Alguava Bay. You'll be blown away by the stunning views. After the hike we'll reward ourselves with wine tasting at Dimas' Adega in Biscoitos!
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!
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 city before we depart for the airport after lunch.
Flights to and from Boston and Terceira
7 Nights accomodations at the Terceira Mar Hotel
Transfers to and from the hotel
Local guides to take care of everything!
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.
International travel made easy! Every step of the process was laid out and all of our needs were anticipated. This was the best trip I have ever been on, start to finish. Kristi, Demecia and Darcio are a travelers dream team! Thank you so much, can’t wait to book again! This truly was an experience of a lifetime.
Cathy Boden - February 2021
My escape to the Azores was exactly what I needed during a period of my life when self discovery and resiliency was most needed. I took several hundred photos and I review them whenever I need to "go back" to the island. Kristi, Darcio, and Demecia are very knowledgeable, competent, laidback, and just a joy to be around! Even when I thought there wasn't time for a special request, they made it happen and it was well beyond what I had imagined. Before I got home, I was already planning my next trip to the islands!
Maureen Riester - February 2022
This beautiful hotel boasts ocean front rooms and gorgeous views!
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.
Absolutely! Add another island or two if you'd like as well. Shoot us an email and let us know what you're thinking. email@example.com