Island Vacation Retreat to Mallorca & Azores

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Countries Visited

Portugal, Spain

Places Visited

Puerto Portals, Monestir de Lluc, Palma, Azores...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Indulge in a dreamlike getaway to Mallorca and the Azores Islands during your custom tailored itinerary to Spain and Portugal. Medieval lanes wind along the sandstone walls of an opulent cathedral as the ocean breeze adds a unique flavor to the vineyards that grow out of the cooled lava. Pine forests drape over mountains, and a lunar landscape brings an impressive ambiance atop a volcanic peak. From basking in the sunlight on a pristine beach to searching for whales as they breach from the cobalt...

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in the refreshing Mediterranean Waters, hidden coves, and vibrant aquatic life during a half-day private catamaran cruise around Mallorca
  • Sample the exquisite flavors of wine grown on cooled lava beds during a full day visit to Pico Island
  • Witness the elaborate historical architecture of Palma on Mallorca, embodied in the magnificent cathedral and looming castle walls
  • Traverse the verdant plains and blossoming hydrangeas around Faial Island to reach the lunar landscape adorning the summit of Capelinhos Volcano
  • Watch for whales off the coast of Faial during a whale-watching excursion personifying a sense of island culture and natural grandeur
  • Experience the majestic monasteries and medieval streets around Mallorca embodied in Lluc Monastery and the gorgeous town of Valldemossa
  • Embrace the variety of traditional cuisine rich with savory or sweet flavors and offering insight into the culinary traditions of Mallorca and the Azores 

Detailed Description

Follow the sunshine to beautiful beaches that overflow with incredible flora during your 8-day itinerary to Spain and Portugal that will bring you to Mallorca and the Azores Islands. Your spectacular island retreat will begin with your arrival at Palma de Mallorca Airport. Your private transfer will greet you and escort you to your luxurious resort-style accommodation that overlooks the stunning shoreline. You will be near the opulent town of Puerto Portals, known for its high-end boutique shops and lavish yachts that fill the marina. The remainder of the day will be at your leisure to stroll through town or bask in the comforts and poolside charm of your hotel.

The next day, your guide will lead you on a private tour of Palma, the capital of Mallorca. Traverse the medieval lanes of the city and then enter into the cathedral. You can also visit the walls of the looming castle above the town and the nearby art museum dedicated to the Catalan artist Joan Miro. Wake the next day to board your luxury catamaran for a half-day cruise around the cliffs, beaches, and grottos of Mallorca. Swim, snorkel and enjoy the stunning cuisine cooked on the boat by the crew that has been tailored to your tastes and the ingredients of the island. Explore the mountains and valleys around Mallorca the next day and search for the lavish monasteries found around Lluc and Valldemossa as each offers a unique sense of historical grandeur surrounded by nature’s splendor.

The next day, your private transfer will escort you to the airport for your flight to Horta, located on Faial Island. The Azores Islands have been under the reign of Portugal since the 15th century, and since then has blended the exotic ambiance with Portuguese culture. Your private transfer will meet you upon your arrival at Horta Airport before escorting you to a luxurious hotel that overlooks the indigo hues of the Atlantic Ocean. The remainder of the day will be yours to relax at the hotel, stroll along the trails, or wander through Horta for insight into the serene ambiance of island life.

The following day, you will traverse Faial Island with your guide to visit the caldera and lunar landscape of Capelinhos Volcano. Continue to the marina for a whale-watching cruise in search of breaching whales, and then take the ferry to Pico Island the next day for a full day traversing the dramatic volcanic peaks and crater lakes. Visit a vineyard that utilizes the volcanic soil to produce captivating wines before returning to Faial. Conclude as your private transfer will greet you at your hotel and escort you to Horta Airport for your flight home. 

Starting Price

$1,755 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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