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Portugal and Azores Islands

Azores Islands

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Portugal and Azores Islands

Portugal and Azores islands are one of the most picturesque destinations of Europe and is already proving very popular as a school destination. Portugal is located in the westernmost region of the continent of Europe and is bordered by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean. From the captivating city of Lisbon and its golden beaches to the magnificent Island of Azores there is a lot to explore and see.

Established

October 5, 1143

Population

10.28 Million

Please see a sample itinerary below. All itineraries are fully customizable.

Trip Inclusions

  • Round trip transportation

  • 6 Night hotel accommodations at a student-friendly hotel

  • Breakfast served daily at hotel

  • 6 Group lunches

  • 6 Group dinners

  • Admission to Aquarium Vasco da Gama

  • Admission to Benfica Stadium Tour

  • Admission and guided 1 day tour to Sintra

  • Visit to beautiful beaches of Fonte Telha

  • Admisson to Azores whale watching expedition tour

  • Visit to Azores Islands

  • Visit to São Miguel east full day tour with Furnas including lunch

  • Fado – traditional Portuguese music performance and dinner.

  • Comprehensive Travel Insurance Upon Request

  • A-Z Travel tour guide

  • All taxes and fees for above listed inclusions

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Day 1

Afternoon: Welcome to Portugal! Meet your travel guide at the airport and make your way to your hotel!

Evening: Your group will enjoy delicious traditional Portuguese dinner at a local restaurant.

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Day 2

Morning: After breakfast at the hotel, get ready to visit The Aquarium Vasco da Gama. It’s aim is to offer the visitor direct contact with the magnificent aquatic world.

Afternoon: Have lunch atLisbon´s cozy and charming Chiado area and afterwards make the most of your time with the Benfica Stadium and Museum tour. Benfica is Portugal’s most celebrated football team (3-hour tour including hotel pickup and drop-off).

Evening: Dinner at the Mercado da Ribeira where you can choose from a plethora of options and get the feel of central Lisbon downtown.

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Day 3

Morning and afternoon: After breakfast enjoy the Sintra and Cascais full-day tour from Lisbon. Sintra is a delightful Portuguese town that is situated within the hills of the Serra de Sintra.  Hidden within hills are extravagant palaces, opulent mansions and the ruins of an ancient castle.

Evening: After a full day you will enjoy a lovely dinner in one of the restaurants of the delightful Bairro Alto area that offer great food along with traditional Portuguese music – Fado performance.

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Day 4

Morning: After breakfast your group will head to the coast of Lisbon to enjoy the golden beaches of the Fonte Telha.

Afternoon: Lunch at a local seafood restaurant by the beach.

Evening: Explore Lisbon on your own tonight! It is a magical and friendly city with lots to offer!

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Day 5

Morning: After breakfast you will depart to the airport and travel to the Azores Islands.

Afternoon: After arriving and having a nice meal at one of the local restaurants, your group will depart on a whale watching expedition tour!

Azores islands are one of the best places for whale watching in the Atlantic. Enjoy a 3-hour cruise!!!

Evening: Tonight, you will be treated to dinner at a traditional Azores restaurant.

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Day 6

Morning: After breakfast, you will go on a full day tour to the beautiful island of São Miguel which is home to volcanic landscapes and geothermal wonders. You will visit Furnas Lake and you can soak in the thermal pools. You will visit Ribeira dos Caldeirões waterfall and the beautiful northern coast.

You will try a “cozido” lunch cooked in geothermal ground.

Evening: Explore Azores on your own tonight!

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Day 7

Morning: After breakfast, your group will depart for the Airport! Safe travels back home!

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