Ponta Delgada, Azare Islands, Portugal

Private Hidden Treasures of Portugal Tour

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Lisbon, Porto Covo, Ponta Delgada, Horta

Suggested Duration

8 Days

This 8-day Portugal tour leads you to many of the country’s off-the-beaten-path areas that are often overlooked by travelers. Island-hop to Faial Island, traverse volcanoes, trek across miles of beachside beauty, and immerse yourself in the culture of this treasured country. Book your tour today and uncover many of the hidden gems that Portugal has to offer.

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Trip Highlights

  • Journey to the countryside of Lisbon for an overnight adventure with honeybees on a bee farm
  • Indulge in a private tour of Porto Covo
  • Hike a section of the Fisherman's Trail, beginning at Porto Covo
  • Fly to Sao Miguel’s Ponta Delgada and explore its charming main square
  • Island-hop to Faial Island and explore the best of this breathtaking island with a 4WD vehicle tour
  • Hike Faial Island’s Ten Volcanoes Trail
  • Explore the wonders of Pico Island with a stop at a local banana plantation

Detailed Description

This luxury 8-day aims to ensure that you do not miss out on the best off-the-beaten-path experiences that Portugal has to offer. This journey begins in the surrounding countryside of Lisbon, where you will take part in an unforgettable honeybee experience. Upon waking at the bee farm, you will enjoy a morning yoga session and brunch before heading to Porto Covo.

After touring Porto Covo in the evening, you will spend the night before the following day leads you on a nature hike along a stunning coastal section of the Fisherman’s trail. On day four, you will fly to the Azores Islands, where you will spend your first evening on Sao Miguel Island in Ponta Delgada. Here, you can explore the main square and charming side streets that are marked by intricate telework. Day five will find you island-hopping to Faial Island. Here, you can explore the island with a 4WD vehicle tour. The following day, you will hike the Ten Volcanoes Trail.

You will then transfer to Pico Island and embark on an exploration of the island, which will eventually lead you to a banana plantation. Here, you can get a fascinating glimpse of a day in the life of a banana farmer. Your final morning in Portugal will feature a farewell brunch and a few hours to spend at your leisure.

Starting Price

$2,491 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

The starting price is based on travel during the low season for a minimum of two travelers staying in shared 3-star accommodations. Please inquire for a custom trip quote based on your travel preferences and travel dates.

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