Azores & Madeira: Portugal's Unspoiled Archipelagos

    Day 1

    Day 01 - Monday, April 10, 2023 – Fly to Munich, Germany – Connect to Lisbon, Portugal

    We left snowy Colorado springtime behind and we are on our way across the Atlantic to Lisbon and the Portuguese archipelagos of the Azores and then Madeira. Discovered by the Portuguese navigators in...

    Day 2

    Day 02 - Tuesday, April 11, 2023 – Flight from Munich to Lisbon, Portugal – Meet Trip Experience Leader for a Welcome Drink - Freedom to Explore

    The Lufthansa flight from Denver to Munich was excellent – we had fabulous service from our professional crew. The scheduled take off time...

    Day 3

    Day 03 - Wednesday, April 12, 2023 – Explore Lisbon; Welcome Briefing; Visit Tower of Belém; National Coach Museum; 17th-century Architecture; Baixa; Alfama District

    We had a great night’s sleep and woke up at 7:00, ready for breakfast. The hotel’s buffet was exceptional. The fresh fruit and variety of breads...

    Day 4

    Day 04 - Thursday, April 13, 2023 – Fly to Terceira Island, Azores; World Heritage site by UNESCO; View Monte Brasil

    Today was a travel day; we were packed and the bags were outside of our door before we went down to breakfast. The breakfast buffet was just as delicious,...

    Day 5

    Day 5 – Friday, April 14, 2023 - Explore Praia De Vitória

    The hotel breakfast was very nice and a great way to start our day. We met our group in the lobby at 9:00 to begin exploring the eastern side of the island. Henrique gave us an overview of...

    Day 6

    Day 06 - Saturday, April 15, 2023 - North Island Discovery Tour – Island Landmarks

    After our breakfast at the hotel, we met Henrique and Filipa at 9:00 for a hike to Monte Brasil. There were eight of us who joined this optional walk to the dormant volcano that overlooks...

    Day 7

    Day 07 - Sunday, April 16, 2023 - Fly to São Miguel Island; Transfer to Ponta Delgada; Tour of Pineapple Farms; City Walk

    After breakfast we said goodbye to the Azoris Angra Garden hotel staff and Able took us to the airport for our short 50-minute flight to São Miguel....

    Day 8

    Day 08 - Monday, April 17, 2023 - Lagoa das Setes Cidades; Dairy Cattle Farm

    As is our usual routine, we began with breakfast at the hotel. The day was sunny but cool and we could see boats going out of the harbor for a day’s sailing.

    We took a...

    Day 9

    Day 09 - Tuesday, April 18, 2023 - Gorreana Tea Plantation; Caldeiras da Lagoa das Furnas

    This morning as we were waking up, we saw two large cruise ships coming into the port. We could hear the ship’s horns and see the multitude of big busses lining up and ready...

    Day 10

    Day 10 - Wednesday, April 19, 2023 - Fly to Madeira; Transfer to Funchal; City Tour; City Landmarks; Cathedral; Wine Tasting

    Our morning started early today. Our bags had to be out at 6:30 and the hotel opened the dining room for a special breakfast. We left the hotel at...

    Day 11

    Day 11 - Thursday, April 20, 2023 – Whale Watching; Eastern Madeira’s Soaring Peaks & Island Traditions; Optional Tour

    As usual, we had breakfast in the hotel dining room. The highlight of our day was the whale watching tour.

    With our cameras, raincoats, and plenty of sunscreen, we walked to...

    Day 12

    Day 12 - Friday, April 21, 2023 - Levada Walk; Visit Local Rum Factory

    No one was eating on the patio for breakfast this morning because of the cool weather. There was a light rain as we left the hotel at 9:00. We brought our rain gear and plastic shower...

    Day 13

    Day 13 - Saturday, April 22, 2022 - Depart for U.S.

    The hotel prepared a box breakfast for us as we had to be in the lobby way before the breakfast room was open.

    Last night we found out that our departure flight back to Lisbon was delayed from 6:00...

    Day 14

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    Azores & Madeira: Portugal's Unspoiled Archipelagos

    Henrique da Camara

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    Henrique kept us on the go all the time, his suggestions for optional activities were relevant to the trip and for the most part everyone went on the extra walk or...

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Day 13: Azores & Madeira: Portugal's Unspoiled Archipelagos

Day 13 - Saturday, April 22, 2022 - Depart for U.S.

The hotel prepared a box breakfast for us as we had to be in the lobby way before the breakfast room was open.

Last night we found out that our departure flight back to...

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