Magical Azores Islands September 2018 | Craig Travel

Magical Azores Islands September 2018

Magical Azores Islands
September 17, 2018 to September 27, 2018
11 Days
Meals:
21
Escorted By:
CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging
3 Moderately Challenging

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The archipelago of the Azores is made up of nine islands spread across a region in the Mid Atlantic, between America and Europe. Since their discovery in the 14th century, the Azores have played an important  role as a staging and victualling point for ships crossing the Atlantic, an enviable location for nations with New World colonies. Today the Azores are an autonomous region of Portugal, characterised by dramatic landscapes, quaint fishing villages, centuries old farms, green pastures and hedgerows of blue hydrangeas. The countryside is little changed from centuries ago and the farms, villages, churches and monasteries transport us back in time. Green, volcanic and remote, the islands provide an opportunity to experience a bygone era, to slow down and to enjoy the tranquil beauty of the islands. Come with us as we explore four of the islands - Terceira, Faial, Pico and São Miguel. Each has its own history and its own beauty. We shall see and feel all that these islands have to offer from their historic centres to their smallest farmsteads, from the beautiful seascapes to the active volcanoes and everything in between. Be sure to book early as this will be a small group and we have limited space available. 

CT Rating 3 Moderately Challenging
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 islands which are very hilly. 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. 

Highlights Inclusive Features
  • Two UNESCO World heritage Sites - Town centre of Angra do Heroísmo and the Landscape of the Pico Island Vineyard Culture
  • Visit a pineapple plantation in the outskirts of Ponta Delgada
  • Enjoy magnificent views of the twin lakes of Sete Cidades
  • Explore Ponta Delgada, the capital of the Azores
  • Discover the sights of the only tea plantation in Europe
  • Return economy group airfare from Canada to Azores Islands
  • Comfortable first class centrally located hotels as indicated or similar
  • 21 meals included as noted in the itinerary (shown as B - 9 breakfasts, L - 5 lunches, D - 7 dinners)
  • Comprehensive tours of each island visited including all entrance fees as indicated
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners with drinks included at all included dinners
  • All gratuities, surcharges, taxes and fees for included services
  • Services of our Canadian tour escort plus professional drivers and guides in destination
  • Airport transfers in Canada or equivalent value with purchase of group airfare

Pricing

Tour Cost in Canadian dollars, per person
Departure LocationDeparture Price
Land Only* (Join Terceira / Leave São Miguel)
$3,865
Toronto
$4,795
Ottawa / Montreal
$5,095
Halifax
$5,365
Winnipeg
$5,365
St. John’s
$5,465
Calgary / Edmonton / Vancouver
$5,445
Victoria / Saskatoon / Regina
$5,495
Single Supplement
$995

Prices are based on a minimum 20 members and on rates, taxes and fees effective November 2017. Prices are subject to change due to factors beyond our control. Group to be escorted with a minimum of 20 travellers.

*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.

Pricing Details

Prices DO NOT INCLUDE the cost of insurance which is available and is highly recommended. Premiums vary with the cost, length of the trip, and the traveller’s age. For passengers up to and including 74 years on departure date, premiums will range from $211 to $314 pp plus applicable taxes. Cost supplements for travellers aged 75- 85 will range from $177 to $355 pp plus applicable taxes.This insurance is effective from  the date of purchase and carries limitations on pre-existing medical conditions. Please discuss your insurance coverage prior to booking. Refer to the Terms and Conditions for more information.  

Deposit Amount:
$500
Final Payment Date:
Monday, June 11, 2018
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