Go and explore Portugal this spring! Fly from Vienna, Austria and visit Lisbon, then catch a plane across Azores Archipelago, where you’ll stay for a few days on the most remote islands – Corvo and Flores, just to head back home via Porto!
Vienna – Lisbon: Nov 11 /13/ 14/ 15
Lisbon – Pico Island: Nov 16
Pico Island – Sao Miguel Island: Nov 17
Sao Miguel Island – Corvo Island: Nov 18
Corvo Island – Faial Island: Nov 20
Faial Island – Flores Island: Nov 21
Flores Island – Terceira Island: Nov 23
Terceira Island – Sao Miguel Island: Nov 25
Sao Miguel Island- Porto: Nov 25
Porto – Vienna: Nov 27
Remember that travel dates are flexible and you can adjust them to your needs
The nine islands of the Azores scattered in the North Atlantic are really worth visiting if you prefer off the beaten track trips! The Azores will amaze you with the stunning beauty of the landscapes and the ocean views. There are plenty of natural reserves and ecological areas on each island good for hiking in fantastic scenery of breathtaking cliffs and refreshing waterfalls. Birdwatching, canoeing, scuba diving, biking, surfing, and whale watching are only a small number of activities the Azores can offer to the visitors!
The Azores archipelago, located in a contact zone of three tectonic plates, displays a rich and diversified volcanic landscape with basaltic lava flows. There are 271 lava tubes and caves spread all over the archipelago (48% in the Pico Island and 26% in Terceira Island). São Miguel is the largest and most volcanically active of the nine Azore Islands. The geology of the island is marked by three stratovolcanoes: Água de Pau (Fogo), Sete Cidades and Furnas. In the western part of Ponta Delgada city, you will find Gruta do Carvão, the longest lava tunnel of São Miguel Island (about 2,5 km of total length).
Mount Pico, on the island of Pico, is the highest point in Portugal, at 2,351 m (7,713 ft). Like Hawaii, the Azores are some of the tallest mountains on the planet, measured from their base at the bottom of the ocean to their peaks.
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Go to Destination Fly4free: Azores
Baggage during the trip:
Azores Airlines and SATA – one checked in bag and one cabin bag per passenger
Wizz Air: One personal item per passenger
In Lisbon consider staying at Hotel Real Oeiras
In Ponta Delgada we recommend staying at Hotel Talisman with breakfasts included in price
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