Discover a new side to Portugal on this Atlantic adventure as you travel from Lisbon to Sao Miguel
Although modern Portugal can be credited for its contributions to art, architecture and world-class dining, there’s a distant remnant of the Old Empire lying far from the mainland. From the rolling blue hydrangeas of Faial, the steep cliffs of Sao Jorge and the black volcanic soil under the vineyards of Pico – the Azores offer a delightful insight into both island and Portuguese living. Discover a new side to ancient Portugal on this island-hopping Atlantic adventure, starting from mainland Lisbon and ending in Sao Miguel, capital of the Azores.
Lisbon and Porto are two of the most visited cities in Portugal, and for good reason. Explore a medieval fortress in the middle of cosmopolitan Lisbon and sweeten your day with a port tasting in, well, Porto
Admire beautiful green pastures as you drive along roads bordered with flowers on your excursion to Capelinhos volcano.
Enjoy a whale watching tour on a small boat excursion with an experienced guide who’ll offer insights into the lives of these amazing creatures
Hike to the top of Pico de Pedro, the highest point in all of Portugal!
Explore Sao Miguel Island and enjoy a local Azore cuisine made using local produce.
There are two internal flights included on this trip. There are restrictions on the amount of luggage you can carry on these flights.
This trip includes some ferry rides between the islands. With temperamental weather, some of these ferry trips may be a little rocky.
On day 4 there is included walk up the Capelinhos Volcano. It isn’t too strenuous, but it will take couple of hours and will take you through the steep, winding paths. Good level of fitness and comfortable footwear will certainly help to enjoy the walk.
On day 7 we will hike through Sao Jorge Island. Again, it isn’t a hard walk, but same applies; good footwear and reasonable level of fitness can only help.
Lisbon has a lot to offer but this trip is only there for a day. Please allow extra time for your own discoveries at the end of the trip if you would like to explore this beautiful city in depth.
Cobblestones are common in Portuguese cities and you may prefer to bring a backpack instead of a rigid wheelie suitcase. It's also important not to exceed the luggage weight and size recommendations. You can find this information in the 'What To Take' section of the Essential Trip Information below.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Azores and mainland Portugal trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
Single supplement is available upon request.
In order for our local operator to be able to buy internal flight tickets we need your passport details. Please advise these at least 6 weeks prior to the trip's departure.
The luggage limit for airlines we use for domestic flights on this trip is 20kg. Exceeding this limit will incur an excess baggage charge, payable by the traveller. However, we must stress that due to the adventurous nature of this trip and the amount of public transport we use on it, this limit far exceeds Intrepid's recommended luggage weight for this tour (15kg).
Our Azores and mainland Portugal trips score an average of 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews in the last year.
If you like stunning natural landscapes, walking in nature, fabulous city sights, fine food & wine, and a relaxed-pace holiday this a wonderful trip! Porto and Lisbon introduce you to Portugal, and the islands of the Azores are stunning. It's ok to bring a suitcase up to 23kg too.
Review submitted 26 Jun 2018
This trip combines an informative visit to Porto and Lisbon with a detailed exploration of the Azores,I would recommend leaving time after to further explore those wonderful cities. The Azores were stunning and oh so different
Review submitted 08 Jun 2018