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AZORES Azores Island Hopping 14 nights from £2139 Including optional travel insurance or a reduction of £54 if not required§ The unspoilt islands of the Azores are famed for their stunning natural beauty of rugged cliffs, volcanic craters, towering peaks and bubbling hot springs. This tour gives a flavour of three of these islands, which are scattered like jewels in the Atlantic Ocean. Pretty Ponta Delgada ACTIVITY LEVEL Day 1: UK-São Miguel. Depart the UK for your flight to Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel. Continue to the locally rated 4-star Hotel Marina Atlantico for a four-night stay. D Day 2: Sete Cidades. An included half-day tour takes you to the Sete Cidades crater lakes. The Sete Cidades is an extinct volcano that rises approximately 580 metres above sea level. From the edge of the massive crater there's a magnificent view of the two lakes below, one blue and the other green. B, D Day 3: São Miguel. An optional full-day excursion takes you to the village of Furnas and Nordeste. B, D Day 4: São Miguel. This morning, enjoy an included half-day excursion to Ponta Delgada, capital of São Miguel. Once just a tiny fishing village, it is now the largest town in the Azores, with its Portuguese-influenced architecture evident in its white houses, impressive churches and convents. Particular highlights include the 16th-century St Sebastião and Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Esperanca. This afternoon, an optional excursion to go whale and dolphin watching is available. B, D Day 5: São Miguel-Faial. Today, travel to the airport for your flight to Faial. Continue to Horta where you stay four nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel do Canal. B, D Day 6: Faial. Enjoy a day at leisure. B, D Day 7: Island tour. Today's included full-day tour visits the Capelinhos Museological Nucleus, where you can learn about the dramatic eruption of the Capelinhos volcano in 1957, and the huge crater, or caldeira. The area surrounding the crater is protected and depending on the season, you may see colourful displays of agapanthus lilies or other flowers in bloom. B, L, D Day 8: Pico. A full-day optional excursion uncovers the sublime beauty of Faial's neighbouring island. B, D Day 9: Faial-Terceira. Travel to the airport and fly to Angra do Heroismo, where you stay four nights at the locally rated 4-star Terceira Mar Hotel. B, D Day 10: Terceira tour. Today you can enjoy a full-day included excursion, exploring both the east and west coasts, and the summit of the Serra de Cume with panoramic vistas over Terceira. B, L, D Day 11: Terceira. This morning, an included guided walking tour will reveal the 16th-century town of Angra do Heroísmo, whose highlights include the cathedral, city hall and General Captain's Palace. This afternoon, you could join an optional excursion to West Terceira and Algar do Carvão cave. B, D Day 12: Terceira. Enjoy a day at leisure to go exploring or to relax at your hotel. B, D Day 13: Terceira-São Miguel. Today you'll have some time at leisure before flying to São Miguel, where you stay a further two nights at the Hotel Marina Atlantico. B, D Day 14: São Miguel. Enjoy a day of leisure. Alternatively, an optional excursion visits Ribeira Grande, the oldest and largest town on São Miguel's north coast. Enjoy a guided walk here before continuing along the mountain roads for breathtaking views of Fire Lake, formed by a volcanic eruption. B, D Day 15: São Miguel-UK. Travel to the airport for your flight back to the UK. B Special interest holidays Azores Whale Watching 14 nights from £2719 departing May 18 (£2719) and Jun 1 (£2719), 2019. Includes three whale watching trips and three full day tours. Holiday code: AWI25. Visit FAIAL Horta nights in hotel TERCEIRA The Azores Angra do Heroismo Ponta Delgada SÃO MIGUEL 120 To book, please visit your Travel Agent