LISBON AIRPORT | SÃO MIGUEL
Appearance at Lisbon airport to board a flight to São Miguel Island assistance with escort. Arrival in Ponta Delgada. Lunch (not included).
Start of the visit to Lagoa das Sete Cidades, a landscape phenomenon that turns into two lagoons “Lagoa Azul and Lagoa Verde”. Continuation of the visit to Fajã de Baixo, to learn about the cultivation process of the Azorean pineapple, produced in glass greenhouses using traditional techniques. Hotel accommodation in the city center and dinner.
GRAND RIBEIRA | LAGOA DAS FURNAS
P. Lunch and departure towards NORTHEAST, visit to Ribeira Grande, known for its Baroque architecture. Highlight to its historic heritage, where we can highlight the City Hall, Ethnographic Museum, Ermida Espírito Santo, the Ribeira dos Moinhos Bridge and the Nossa Senhora da Estrela Mother Church. Continue to the Pico de Ferro viewpoint, from where you have an overview of Lagoa das Furnas, for a brief photographic stop, here we can observe the huge volcanic crater, where Lagoa das Furnas is located. We will see the stew unearthed (included) after having been cooking underground for 6 hours. Lunch (Azorean stew). In the afternoon, visit to Vale das Furnas, one of the richest hydrographic regions in Europe since it is a region with volcanic activity, the area is characterized by 22 hot springs, boilers, boiling water geysers and medicinal sludge. Then visit the Terra Nostra Park (entrance included), where there is a wide variety of botanical species and a thermal pool. Return to the hotel, dinner and accommodation.
NORTHEAST | REVEILLON NIGHT
P. Lunch and departure towards Maia. Visit to the Gorreana Tea Factory and its plantations, unique in Europe, during the visit they will explain everything about the factory and the plantations, we will also have the opportunity to do a tasting. Then we will make a panoramic visit along the north coast, the island's rugged region, where we can admire its charms: Ribeira dosCaldeirões, Ponta do Sossego and Ponta da Madrugada. The trip continues with a visit to the Northeast, a quiet and welcoming city known for its artistic heritage. Lunch. In the afternoon visit to Povoação, place of settlement of the first settlers of the island, surrounded by its 7 hills. We will continue the visit to Lagoa do Fogo, seeing one of the most impressive panoramic views of the north and south coast of the island. At the end of the afternoon, return to the hotel. RÉVEILLON. SPECIAL END DINNER DINNER at the hotel .. (menu available soon)
JANUARY 1ST 2021
PONTA DELGADA | LISBON
After breakfast visit Ponta Delgada, the island's capital, a modern city with a long history, surrounded by its splendid nature. We will get to know its rich historical heritage, including the Igreja Matriz São Sebastião, Torre do Relógio, Sant'Ana Palace, Mercado da Graça, Forte São Brás and the Convent of Nossa Senhora da Esperança. Lunch. Free time. In time to inform departure to the airport, boarding formalities and return journey.