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Azores
The Amazing Azores: From Volcanos to Vineyards
Venture to the extraordinary volcanos of the Azores, and explore the islands’ dramatic lakes and craters. Join experts to learn the islands’ fascinating history of wine and whaling.
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Program No. 22755RJ
Length
8 days
Starts at
3,149
Flights start at
FREE

At a Glance

Join local experts and fellow explorers as you discover the striking landscapes of the Azores — a stunning Portuguese archipelago in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean. Venture to the islands’ enormous volcanos and vast craters, and marvel at shimmering crater lakes and dramatic coastlines. Along the way, learn about the island’s exquisite vineyards, and trace the history of Azorean whaling. Finally, survey the centuries-old churches and bustling markets that form the lifeblood of the Azores.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to two miles daily over varied terrain. Elevations up to 3,000 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Learn about the extraordinary volcano on Pico Island, and marvel at its vast crater.
  • Explore the magnificent natural wonders of the legendary Sete Cidades — the “Seven Cities.”
  • Sample local cheeses and wines at Azorean marketplaces.
Featured Expert
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Maria Gabriela Teves
Maria Gabriela Teves is a native of Sao Miguel in the Azores — fluent in French and English — who graduated as a professional leader in 1975 and has been working in the Azores with a focus on culture and tourism. Mrs. Teves is also very active in other areas related to her work such as cultural learning and orienting recent graduates from her university program. Among her areas of interest and learning is the multifaceted and complex botanics of the islands in their full floral diversity.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Maria Gabriela Teves
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Daniel James Edward Torres
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Nuno Garcia
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Joao Bettencourt
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