6 Nights
São Miguel

May 12 - 19, 2023 Santo CristoFestivities

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  • 6 nights stay in Ponta Delgada based in double occupancy
  • Airfare from Boston (roundtrip)
  • Daily Breakfast
  • Early check-in
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3 Full-day Tours with lunch & entrance fees to parks: On Request Dona Beija Night Tour (5h): On Request Ponta Delgada City Tour (3h): On Request Airport Transfers (roundtrip): On Request Airport Transfers USA: On Request Travel Insurance: On request

The Santo Cristo Feast is the most important religious festival in the Azores and the second in Portugal. Traditionally held on the fifth Sunday after Easter, the Festas do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres (Lord Holy Christ of the Miracles) dates back to the end of the 17th century. Each year, thousands of immigrants return to the island of Sao Miguel to celebrate, filling the city of Ponta Delgada with music, flowers, lights, and markets.

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  • DAY 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
  • Day 6
  • Day 7
  • Day 8


Embark on your 7-day adventure with an evening departure aboard AZORES AIRLINES for a transatlantic overnight flight to Ponta Delgada. Dinner will be served on-board, accompanied by a selection of Portuguese wines to compliment your meal.

Day 2

Arrive in the early morning at João Paulo II Airport in Ponta Delgada. Once clearing customs, your driver(s) will be awaiting your arrival for hotel transportation (In case you requested the service). The rest of the day is a great opportunity for relaxing or exploring the city of Ponta Delgada.

Day at your leisure

OPTIONAL - Ponta Delgada Walking City Tour

Schedule: 2PM - 5PM

Ponta Delgada is the largest and most important city of São Miguel and the Azores, with over five centuries of existence. Come explore this modern cosmopolitan city full of history and heritage. - Learn more about the history and culture of Ponta Delgada; - Walk the picturesque cobbled streets; - Get to know the main monuments of the city;

Price includes: Certified Guided, Insurance, Pick up & Drop off

Highlights: Mercado da Graça, Igreja da Matriz, Praça Gonçalo Velho Cabral e Portas da Cidade, Câmara Municipal, Forte de São Brás, Praça 5 Outubro, Santuário de Nosso Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres, Igreja do Colégio dos Jesuítas, Jardim Antonio Borges;

Day 3

Day at your leisure

Today the city of Ponta Delgada comes alive with activities! In the afternoon, there will be a Procession of Senhor Santo Cristo around the Campo de São Francisco. In the evening the statue of Senhor Santo Cristo will be relocated from the Igreja da Esperança to Igreja de São Jose. Enjoy the many festivities that continue late into the night.

Day 4

Day at your leisure

OPTIONAL - Dona Beija Hotsprings at Night

Schedule: 6PM - 11PM

In the evening, unwind at the hot thermal springs of an active volcano on an evening tour from Ponta Delgada. Head to the volcanic complex of Furnas and bathe in the warm waters of Poça da Dona Beija.

Price includes: Certified Guide, Transportation, Insurance, Entrance fee to Poça da Dona Beija thermal baths, Dinner, Pick-up and Drop off;

The hot springs are much appreciated and frequented by locals. The ground water in contact with the rock is subjected to high temperatures and gradually reaches the surface at an average temperature of 39 degrees Celsius.

Day 5

OPTIONAL - Sete Cidades & Lagoa do Fogo Full-Day Tour

Schedule: 9AM - 5PM | Pickup at 9:00 AM at the hotel

On this tour, we will travel to a part of the island of São Miguel that holds the most beautiful lakes, Sete Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo. Starting with a short visit to a pineapple plantation, you will see how the pineapple is cultivated, followed by a sampling of liqueur made from the fruit. We will then proceed to visit Canário Lake and Santiago Lake. Next, we will ascend to the famous “Vista do Rei” for a panoramic view of the two lakes of Sete Cidades. A typical lunch will be served. After lunch, we head to Lagoa do Fogo, making stops in Ribeira Grande and Caldeira Velha along the way. At the top of Lagoa do Fogo we will view both the north and south coasts of São Miguel.

Price includes: Certified Guide, Insurance, Lunch, Entrance fee to Caldeira Velha Park, Pick up & Drop off

Highlights: Sete Cidades Lake, Kings View, Pico da Barrosa View, Cerrado das Freiras View, Mosteiros View, Natural Park of Caldeira Velha, Lagoa do Fogo (Fire Lake), Vieira Ceramics Factory, Mulher Capote Liqueur Factory;

Day 6

OPTIONAL - Nordeste Full-Day Tour

Schedule: 9AM - 5PM | Pickup at 9:00 AM at the hotel

Explore the most rugged part of the island, Nordeste. This mysteriously charming land blankets over the Atlantic painted with beautiful flowers & the most vivid shades of green. Rich in natural beauty, Nordeste possesses spectacular valleys that break through the earth and stretch to the sea. Visit the captivating mountain range of Tronqueira, and the highest mountain on the island, Pico da Vara. The native bird, the Priolo, resides on Pico da Vara. Lose yourself in the silence of nature and the calming breeze that whistles through the trees in the distance. In this corner of the island, we bask in the grace of untouched wild nature.

Price includes: Certified Guide, Insurance, Lunch, Pick up & Drop off

Highlights: Lomba do Cavaleiro View, Povoação Village, Pico dos Bodes View, Ponta do Sossêgo View, Arnel Lighthouse View, Nordeste Village, Handicraft House Nordeste, Vigia das Baleias View, Natural Park of Caldeirões;

Day 7

OPTIONAL - Furnas Full-Day Tour

Schedule: 9AM - 5PM | Pickup at 9:00 AM at the hotel

Visit one of the most well-known parts of the island, Furnas. An active volcano, although in a dormant state. It is possible to see several types of secondary volcanism. This volcanic activity includes fumaroles, boilers, sour waters, and hot springs. Stroll along with one of the most beautiful botanical gardens and immerse yourself in thermal pools, where relaxing waters will relieve stress and achy muscles. Tour our emblematic tea factories, which are the only ones in Europe. Learn about the historic factory and finish with a tea tasting of all types of tea products. This tour will run both north and south, surrounded by views of the mighty valleys and mountains.

Price includes: Certified Guide, Insurance, Lunch, Entrance fee to Terra Nostra Park, Entrance fee Cozidos Zone, Pick up & Drop off

Highlights: Vila Franca Village, Terra Nostra Park, Pico do Ferro View, Furnas Lake, Gorreana Tea Factory, Caloura View, Castelo Branco View;

Day 8


Departure day means saying "goodbye" or perhaps just "see you later" to the beautiful island of São Miguel. We hope that on the flight back you reminisce of the delicious food, beautiful sights, and good times that you had on the trip,  We hope to host you again in the future!

More about São Miguel

Known as “The Green Island”, this is the largest in the archipelago. Dazzling lakes, sandy beaches and dramatic mountains provide a stunning backdrop whilst tea plantations and pineapple groves make full use of the hillsides. Visit fascinating villages like Furnas, built inside a volcanic crater, and geological wonders such as Sete Cidades, twin crater lakes linked by a narrow passage. It is also an excellent base from which to explore the wide variety of outdoor activities that make the Azores a top destination amongst discerning holiday-makers. Ponta Delgada, the major city of the island, is a 10-minute drive from the airport and has a fascinating history. The cobbled streets of the old town are lined with restaurants and bars and the new marina development is very lively on the weekend.

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PAYMENT TERMS & CONDITIONS: A 50% non-refundable deposit is due at the time of booking with the balance due in full 60 days before departure. Price and availability quoted are not guaranteed and subject to change until deposits are paid in full. Unless otherwise noted, scheduled tours and events will take place ‘RAIN OR SHINE’ and are non-refundable/non-transferable. Group rates are based on minimum numbers of passengers traveling; if the number of passengers falls below the minimum required, a surcharge may be imposed or the tour may be canceled.

TRAVEL DOCUMENTS: It is the responsibility of each Customer to obtain and carry a valid passport, visa, and/or all other documents required by applicable government regulations. Altantivacations is not responsible for flights delayed for missing, incomplete, or invalid documentation.

TRAVEL INSURANCE: Travel insurance is available and highly recommended. Please contact your Travel Consultant for a quote at 401-410-3418 or e-mail info@atlantivacations.com;



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