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Spotlight on the Azores

Group Tour | Spotlight 7 Days & 6 Nights Lead-in price: £1540

The far-flung Portuguese island chain of the Azores is famed for its rich history as well as its verdant, volcanic landscape. This archipelago played a part in the Age of Discovery and even Christopher Columbus landed on Santa Maria in 1493. The relatively small main island - São Miguel - makes a great base from which to explore. Our journey takes in all the major sites such including geothermal lakes, volcanic craters and the pretty capital of Ponta Delgada. It also gives guests the chance to try the locally distilled gin and pick tea at one of Europe's few tea plantations.

The Cox & Kings signature experiences

  • Centre based tour staying on Ponta Delgada
  • Day tours to explore the São Miguel
  • Gin tasting at a local distillery
  • Visit a tea plantation - one of the few in Europe
  • Free day to enjoy another island
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Superior Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to the Azores

Take a morning flight from London to Ponta Delgada via Lisbon or Porto. Transfer to the Azoris Royal Garden (or similar) for the duration of the tour. (N)

Day 2: Morning tour of Ponta Delgada

Enjoy a walking tour of the Ponta Delgada, the island capital, famous for its distinct volcanic-stone architecture. Highlights include Campo de São Francisco and Santuario do Santo Cristo. Your afternoon is free for enjoying this pretty city at leisure. (B)

Day 3: Full-day tour of São Miguel

Enjoy a full-day excursion across the lush landscape of the island. Visit the caldeiras, the town of Furnas to enjoy the great variety of endemic flora, as well as the natural hot pools. Then stop for tea tasting at one of the few tea plantations in Europe. There will be free time to bathe in one of the hot pools should one wish to. (B)

Day 4: Full-day 4x4 safari to Sete Cidades

Travel to the west of São Miguel to enjoy the volcanic landscape of Sete Cidades. Contnue to Ponta do Escalvado and Ponta da Ferraría. (B)

Day 5: Whale watching safari

The Azores is one of the best places on Earth to observe cetacean species including orca, blue whales and dolphins. The day starts with a presentation from a local marine biologist explaining what you will see, before heading out. Depending on the size of the group this might be a RIB or small boat. Today’s excursion is not exclusive to Cox & Kings clients. (B)

Day 6: Day at Leisure

Spend the day at leisure. Unwind by the pool, or you might wish to explore one of the smaller islands of the Azores Archipelago, such as Terceira – a short flight away. Hiking is also popular on São Miguel; local routes can be suggested. (B)

Day 7: Fly to London

Transfer to the airport and transfer to London via Lisbon or Porto. (B)

Meal basis:

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Superior group tour accommodation

  • Azoris Royal Garden
    Azoris Royal Garden

    The Azoris Royal Garden is located in the city of Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel, also known as 'the green island'. The 4-star, light-filled hotel's 193 rooms have been recently refurbished in a modern palette of fresh, calming tones. The harmonious vibe continues outside in laid-back Zen garden and tempting pool. The property's restaurant serves up regional, national and international dishes in a contemporary way that guests will relish. Features: 192 rooms & suites, restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool, spa centre, gym Room amenities: Wi-Fi throughout, air conditioning, room service, mini bar

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Dates & prices


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10 Sep 2022 - 16 Sep 2022 £1,895 £100 £565 Reserve

Vaccination Travel Policy
All clients must be fully vaccinated before travelling with us on a Cox & Kings (C&K) group tour. This means that a customer must have received their full two doses of the COVID‑19 vaccination at least 14 days before travelling with us. This does not apply to our private tours or tailor-made travel. If you have any questions please call us or visit our FAQs page on our website here

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Guaranteed Departures Where a tour date has ‘yes’ listed, this tour is guaranteed to run.

For all other departure dates, once the minimum number of people booked has been reached, this tour is also guaranteed to run. Our sales consultants will be able to advise how many people are booked for your chosen date at the time of enquiry, giving you the confidence to book safe in the knowledge your tour will go ahead.

Terms & Conditions Guaranteed departures will run except in the circumstances where travel to the destination is advised against by the UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) or entry restrictions relating to COVID-19 preclude travel.

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

  • * Flights from London via Lisbon or Porto (regional connections available)
  • * 4- and 5-star accommodation
  • * Small groups - maximum of 14
  • * Guided excursions and entrance fees
  • * Local transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
  • * Experienced local tour manager or the best local guides
  • * Flexibility - extensions, room and flight upgrades available

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