September 12 - September 21, 2024

Magical Azores Islands

Terceira Island to São Miguel Island

Escorted By: Romy Hahn

10 Days

21 Meals

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Discover the Hidden Gem of the Mid Atlantic

The archipelago of the Azores is made up of nine islands spread across a region in the Atlantic, between America and Europe.

Today the Azores are an autonomous region of Portugal, characterized by dramatic landscapes, quaint fishing villages, centuries old farms, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. Join us as we explore four islands: Terceira, Faial, Pico and São Miguel.

CT RATING 3 - MODERATELY CHALLENGING

This tour is designed as a leisurely, in-depth experience with two or three nights at most hotels. The journey includes extensive touring through the hilly islands. There will be opportunities for longer walks but these are optional for those interested. A number of walks are included which will involve hills, cobblestones and some steps. The islands themselves are quite hilly and this may affect those with limited mobility. All members need to be physically fit and able to meet our basic criteria to fully enjoy this journey.

Tour Highlights

  • Two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The town centre of Angra do Heroísmo and the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
  • Pineapple plantation on the outskirts of Ponta Delgada
  • Magnificent views of the twin lakes of Sete Cidades
  • Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores
  • Europe’s only tea plantation
  • Valley of Furnas’ hot springs

Inclusive Features

  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to the Azores Islands on SATA Airlines
  • Comfortable first class centrally located hotels as indicated or similar
  • 21 meals (B - 8 breakfasts, L - 7 lunches, D - 6 dinners)
  • Comprehensive tours of each island visited including all entrance fees as indicated
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Wine, water, juice and coffee at all included dinners
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare
  • Services of our Canadian tour escort plus professional drivers and guides in destination

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Tour Cost in Canadian Dollars per person

Land Only* (Join / Leave at hotel)
$4,395
Toronto
$5,795
Ottawa / Montreal
$5,995
Halifax / Winnipeg
$6,175
St. John’s
$6,295
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$6,225
Victoria / Saskatoon / Regina
$6,295
Single Supplement
$1,375

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First deposit is $500 per person at booking. Second deposit is $1,500 per person due on Thursday, May 9, 2024. Final Payment is due June 26, 2024.

*Land Only price does not include the cost of any internal flights in the Azores (these will be quoted, subject to confirmation). Airfares from other gateways are available on request. Airfares and air carriers are subject to change and will be confirmed prior to final payment. Refer to inclusive features for details. Prices are based on a minimum of 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective November 2023. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.  

Insurance is NOT INCLUDED but is highly recommended. Premiums are calculated based on the individual’s age, destination (country), trip length, and trip booking window – please contact our staff to receive a quote. Your coverage starts on the effective date of your confirmation of coverage. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to terms and conditions for more details.

 

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Check out some of our frequently asked questions before booking your journey.

What are Craig Journeys all about?

Our goal is to offer meaningful authentic experiences that inspire a deeper understanding of the world we inhabit. Through immersive sightseeing and engaging interactions with local people and cultural sites, we strive to foster a greater appreciation of our global community.

We go to great lengths to ensure the physical comfort of our members, providing excellent accommodations, delicious cuisine, comfortable transportation, and more. At the same time, we encourage them to embrace and engage with local customs.

Why should I book with Craig Travel?

All of our tours are carefully planned to provide a comfortable pace, quality accommodations, in-depth sightseeing, and fully inclusive pricing. We encourage you to compare our offerings with other tours available. Check to see exactly what is included and what extras you may be required to pay.

What do you mean by 'Fully Inclusive' pricing?

Almost all Craig Tours and Cruises include all prepaid costs, encompassing airfare and related taxes, hotel accommodations and/or cruise expenses with taxes and service fees, most meals as described for each departure, sightseeing with entrance fees, gratuities for included services (such as guides, drivers, hotel staff, porters), and even airport transfers. For those residing in southern Ontario, we provide transfers between your home and the airport in most areas, while other passengers receive a special credit or an overnight stay at an airport hotel, depending on the circumstances.

Not included in the published prices are personal services and items such as laundry, telephone calls, room service, and beverages with meals or otherwise (according to local customs; for example, beverages like water, tea, and coffee are typically not included in Europe except during breakfast). Shore excursions on ocean cruises are not included unless specified.

While taxes and fees are included in our prices, they always remain subject to change. Consequently, we may need to collect supplements to cover tax and fee increases that cannot be absorbed.