Portugal·March 16 - 23 2023

Terceira and Graciosa Experience

Explore the volcanos, get to know the donkeys and learn the history of wine in the Azores with this two island tour!

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Overview

Donkeys and wine, need I say more? This unique experience will take you around the islands of Terceira and Graciosa. You'll learn the history of both, explore the volcanos, taste the local wines and spend some time with some local donkeys (while learning how important they were then and now)!

Hosts

Meet our team!

Kristi Carrara

Kristi Carrara

Kristi made her first trip to Terceira in 2018.  She was blown away by the beauty, hospitality and tranquility of the island and its' people.  

Six islands later and she's made it her job to help people visit these amazing islands and have the adventure of a life time!

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Darcio Paiva

Darcio Paiva

Darcio is native Azorean born on the island of Faial.  After time in America, the Netherlands and mainland Portugal Darcio made his home in Terceira.  

Darcio is a certified Geopark guide with a passion for nature and history.  By our standards Darcio is the best tour guide in the Azores and our clients tend to agree!

Schedule

Here's the itinerary for your week on Terceira and Graciosa

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Day One - Welcome

After checking into the hotel you can grab breakfast and take a walk along the oceans edge.  

We'll then leave you to rest and join you again for a "Welcome" meeting at 6:00pm.

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Day Two - History & Gastronomy

Today is a full day tour, leaving right after breakfast.  We'll begin on Mount Brasil and continue around the exterior coast learning about the history of the island and sampling the delicious coffee, local pastries, traditional dinner, gelato and cheese!   

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Day Two - Donkeys & Volcanos

We'll start our day around 10:00 am with our first stop at the donkey farm of Asinus Atlanticus.  We'll visit with the donkeys and their babies, learn about the medicinal benefits of donkey milk and even try it! 

After stopping for lunch we will dive into the volcanic history of the island.  We'll visit the view point of Serra da Cume which overlooks a giant caldeira that holds the iconic green patchwork of the island.  After this you'll climb into the volcano of Algar do Carvao and look up and out a volcano chimney!

Our adventure filled day will end with dinner at Quebra Mar with a Brazilian Style barbeque with 15 types of meat or fresh fish if you'd rather!

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Day Four - Coffee & Wine

Today will be lots of fun!  We'll start our morning on the south coast with a tour and tasting at the coffee plantation and we'll end our day on the north coast with a tour and wine tasting at the vineyard!

Dinner tonight will be outstanding fine dining at QB restaurant!

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Day Five - Off to Graciosa

We'll start the day with a free morning.  Rest, relax, go on a whale watch, take your last walk to Angra.  We'll be heading to the airport after lunch for our short flight to Graciosa.

After we arrive and check in at the hotel we will start our adventure with a visit to the Museum and a tour and tasting at the wine factory.  

Dinner will be at Costa do Sol.

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Day Six - Hike & Thermal baths

Today we tour Graciosa.  We'll visit the red sand area, stop at the Islet of the whale and see how the fishing boats are stored in the cliff walls.  We'll take a gorgeous walk along the coast line and have lunch with ocean views.

After lunch we'll visit the Thermal pool of Carapacho to relax and unwind.  When we're done, we'll head back to the hotel for a quiet evening.

DInner will be at the hotel.

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Day Seven - Donkeys & Volcanos - take 2!

Today we'll start with a stop and a tasting at the factory of the local pastry of the island -Quejada da Graciosa.  We'll continue the day diving into the volcanic history of the island.  Drive through a tunnel into the caldeira and then climb down, down, down into an active volcanic breather.  After lunch at Estrella do Mar where we'll try the typical Graciosa cuisine, we'll visit the donkey farm of Graciosa.  The owner moved to Graciosa with the mission to carry on the Graciosa breed of donkey.  There' we'll enjoy sunset and wine with the donkeys!

Dinner at the hotel.

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Day Eight - Departure

Enjoy your last breakfast on Graciosa before we board our flight to Terceira.  We'll have lunch at the beach of Praia on Terceira before you depart in the evening.

What's Included

What's Included

Transfers to and from the hotel

4 Nights at Terceira Mar Hotel

3 nights at Inatel Graciosa Hotel

Daily breakfast

Daily tours

2 lunches

6 dinners

inter island flights

Flights to and from Terceira

Tickets

Double occupancy

Double occupancy

Double room

FROM$2,250.00/pp

Single Occupancy

FROM$2,550.00/pp

You'll Be Staying Here

Terceira Mar Hotel

Terceira Mar Hotel

This beautiful ocean front hotel boasts ocean views and balconies with every room.

Inatel Graciosa Hotel

Inatel Graciosa Hotel

Wonderful hotel with breakfast and beautiful bay views.

Terceira and Graciosa Experience

Portugal· March 16 - 23 2023· 7 nights

FROM$2250/pp