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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
9 days
Starts at
3,849
Flights start at
FREE
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.
Length
9 days
Starts at
3,849
Flights start at
FREE
Length
9 days
Rating (4.92)
Starts at
3,849
Flights start at
FREE
Program No. 22755RJ

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DATES & starting prices
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Sep 6 - Sep 14, 2022
Starting at
3,859
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

Apr 11 - Apr 19, 2023
Starting at
4,099
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Apr 25 - May 3, 2023
Starting at
4,149
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May 2 - May 10, 2023
Starting at
4,299
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

Sep 19 - Sep 27, 2023
Starting at
4,399
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

Oct 3 - Oct 11, 2023
Starting at
4,149
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

Nov 7 - Nov 15, 2023
Starting at
3,849
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

DATES & starting prices
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Sep 6 - Sep 14, 2022
Starting at
4,349
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

Apr 11 - Apr 19, 2023
Starting at
4,539
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

Apr 25 - May 3, 2023
Starting at
4,619
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

May 2 - May 10, 2023
Starting at
4,829
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

Sep 19 - Sep 27, 2023
Starting at
4,969
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

Oct 3 - Oct 11, 2023
Starting at
4,599
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

Nov 7 - Nov 15, 2023
Starting at
4,169
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We are pleased to offer this program with air included! Participation includes flights to and from the BOS airport. Road Scholar can assist with additional arrangements from your preferred airport, just ask for Custom Arrangements.

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. Hear of its strategic importance in world communications and navigation between North America and Europe. 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 13 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Learn about the extraordinary volcano on Pico Island, The highest mountain in Portugal
  • Explore the magnificent natural wonders of the legendary Sete Cidades — the “Seven Cities.”
  • Enjoy the local markets.

General Notes

Select dates are Micro Group departures, with 12 or fewer participants. This program includes round-trip airfare from Boston. Participants attending this program cannot book their own airfare, book airfare with deviations, or book airfare for back-to-back programs.
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Maria Gabriela Teves
Maria Gabriela Teves is a native of São Miguel in the Azores. She graduated as a professional leader in 1975 and has been working in the Azores with a focus on culture and tourism. Fluent in French and English, Mrs. Teves is 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 View biography
Maria Gabriela Teves is a native of São Miguel in the Azores. She graduated as a professional leader in 1975 and has been working in the Azores with a focus on culture and tourism. Fluent in French and English, Mrs. Teves is 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.
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Nuno Garcia View biography
Mr. Garcia has a bachelor degree in Modern Languages from the University of the Azores, and degree in World Heritage " Vineyards, History and Culture" by UNESCO for the Vineyards Landscape of Pico. He has been active as a multilingual leader since 2006, and is fully qualified for all the nine islands of the Archipelago since 2011. His main areas of interest and continuous study are History, Geology, Volcanology and the Flora of the Azores. He is also a private tutor in Languages and History.
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Sergio Rezendes View biography
Sergio has his bachelor's degree in history and sociology, master's in cultural heritage and museology and a doctorate with a focus on the Azorean and Atlantic history (15th-20th century), all from the University of the Azores. During his time as a military and senior technician at the Azores Military Museum, Sergio was responsible for the museum’s scientific research, production exhibition, museography and educational services.
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Joao Bettencourt is a native of the Azores, born on the Sao Jorge Island. Following high school graduation and a year in the Portuguese Army, he found life-time inspiration when attending the Professional ‘Nature Guides’ course at the University of Azores. Receiving his degree, he returned to Sao Jorge Island to work at island’s eco-museum, soon followed by an offer to join the Botanical Gardens of the Faial Island. Joao has been working with Road Scholar since the very first program in the Azores.
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Daniel James Edward Torres View biography
Daniel Torres has worked with Road Scholar programs in the Azores since 2017. He started his professional career as a site coordinator in Barcelona in 1997 before going on to lead programs in Spain, Portugal, and Brazil. Born and raised in London, he moved to Rio de Janeiro at the age of 24 and worked for 14 years as a singer-songwriter, writing and recording music for Brazilian television and movie projects. Daniel is fluent in English and Portuguese and teaches English as a foreign language.
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Altair Silva View biography
Altair Silva was born in Brazil and has always been interested in travel, history, and art of different cultures. He started his career working for Varig (Brazilian Airlines) in Rio de Janeiro and continued his career after moving to London at age 23, working in various capacities for leading airlines. He was a Group Leader for Study Journeys in Spain and Portugal, and is returning as a Group Leader for Azores programs. Al has been a member of British Mensa for more than 40 years.
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Baleia! The whalers of the Azores
by Bernard Venables
Hardcover: 206 pages Language: English ISBN-10: 0370003845 ISBN-13: 978-0370003849 Product Dimensions: 21.4 x 14.4 x 3 cm
History of the Azores
by Thomas Ashe
ISBN-10: 1511516097 ISBN-13: 978-1511516099 Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
The Azores, or Western Islands: A Political, Commercial and Geographical Account
by Walter Frederick
ISBN-10: 1334250421 ISBN-13: 978-1334250422 Also Available on Amazon Kindle – File Size: 1578 KB Print Length: 364 pages Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l. Language: English ASIN: B009V5VUZE
Saudade
by Miriam Winthrop
Paperback: 360 pages Language: English ISBN-10: 0615982735 ISBN-13: 978-0615982731 Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.1 x 22.9 cm
Natural History of the Azores, or Western Islands-
by Frederick Du Cane Godman
Paperback: 371 pages Language: English ISBN-10: 1402165293 ISBN-13: 978-1402165290 Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 2.1 x 21 cm
Azores: Nine Islands, One History
by Susana Goulart Costa
Paperback Language: English ISBN-10: 0981933602 ISBN-13: 978-0981933603 Product Dimensions: 22.4 x 15 x 2.5 cm
In Pursuit of Their Dreams: A History of Azorean Immigration to the USA
by Jeery R Williams
Paperback: 216 pages Language: English ISBN-10: 1933227192 ISBN-13: 978-1933227191 Product Dimensions: 15 x 1.5 x 22.1 cm
Plants and flowers of the Azores
by Erik Sjögren
transklated by David Sayers (Author), Ben Fogle (Foreword) Paperback – 1191 pages
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8 nights
20 meals
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DAY
1
In Transit to Program
In Flight
DAY
2
Arrive Azores, Fly to Horta, Check-in, Orientation, Museu
Horta
L,D
Hotel do Canal

Activity note: Fly from Ponta Delgada to Horta, approximately 45 minutes. Getting on/off a bus; driving about 5.5 miles (8.8 km), approximately 15 minutes depending on traffic. Walking about 2 miles, approximately 2 hours; cobblestone pavement.

Morning: Transfers from Horta Airport to the hotel. You will be able to check-in to your room on arrival at the hotel and have free time to unpack and rest until the orientation walk this afternoon. NOTE: The group leader will confirm the timing of the Orientation walk and the welcome and information session to be held this afternoon.

Lunch: At the hotel before check-in.

Afternoon: We meet in reception at the time set by the group leader and will set out on a walking field trip to introduce the town and the Museu da Horta. This small local museum details the important historical information of Faial Island and features items of art, transportation, and communication. We will walk back to the hotel via the seafront promenade and view traditional artwork left by sailors passing through when crossing the Atlantic. Before dinner, we will have a welcome information and introduction meeting. The Group Leader will greet everyone with a welcome drink and lead introductions. We will review the up-to-date program schedule, discuss roles and responsibilities, logistics, safety guidelines, emergency procedures, and answer questions. Periods in the schedule designated as “Free time” and “At leisure” offer opportunities to do what you like and make your experience even more meaningful and memorable according to your personal preferences. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Program activities, schedules, personnel, and indicated distances or times may change due to local circumstances/conditions. In the event of changes, we will alert you as quickly as possible. Thank you for your understanding. We then take a short walk to the renowned local restaurant, Peter’s Café, an historic stopping point for boats and sailors from around the world We will have our dinner and visit the private scrimshaw collection located in a small museum above the premises. .

Dinner: At Peter’s Café.

Evening: At Leisure

DAY
3
Capelinhos Volcano Center – Caldeira – Botanical Garden
Horta
B,L,D
Hotel do Canal

Activity note: Botanical Garden has mostly level terrain with short incline at entrance. Caldeira situated at altitude, colder temperatures to be expected. Level ground at main viewpoint, may be slippery when wet. Optional steps for secondary viewpoint. Short walk on pathway from bus to Capelinhos Volcano Center. Upon exiting the center, participants must walk a short stretch on sand so suitable footwear is recommended. Few steps located inside the center but wheelchair ramp is also available

Breakfast: In the hotel restaurant.

Morning: Depart the hotel by motor coach for a full day of excursions and field trips. Begin the morning with a brief stop at the Espalamaca viewpoint, looking out onto the town of Horta below and Pico Island across the sea. Continue on a short 15 minutes drive to the Faial Botanical Garden where you will learn about the Azorean flora. After a short video presentation we start a guided lecture with one of the garden’s local experts walking around the gardens. Return to the motor coach and drive to the center of the Island up to an altitude of 3,422 feet (1,043 meters) to view the famous Caldeira, a vast volcanic crater measuring approx. a mile (1.5 kilometres) wide and more than 1,200 feet (370 meters) deep, now a nature reserve and an impressive reminder of the volcanic origins of the Azores

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: After lunch , we will take a field trip to the Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Center. Located underground, it conducts continued research on the volcanic eruption of 1957-58 and monitors activity of the Capelinhos volcano. The center also has interesting exhibits on volcanoes from all the Azorean islands as well as other islands from around the world. This unusual and futuristic looking scientific facility was built beneath the ashes of the eruption, adjoining and incorporating the first two floors of the old lighthouse, still standing above upon the barren landscape. We return to the hotel and have some time to refresh and relax before dinner tonight.

Dinner: We’ll walk to a local restaurant where we will cook our own dinner! We’ll choose from a selection of meat, fish, and vegetables and cook them on hot basaltic stone placed before us.

Evening: At leisure

DAY
4
Pico Island-Vineyards-Whalers Museum-Fly to Ponta Delgada
Ponta Delgada
B,L,D
Hotel Marina Atlantico

Activity note: Getting on/off a bus; driving about 60 miles (96.5 km), approximately 35 minutes at a time. Walking up to 1/2 mile, approximately 1/2 hour; mostly level terrain, some hilly areas and uneven surfaces. Carrying your own luggage, getting on/off a ferry and an airplane riding about 4.5 nautical miles to Pico Island, approximately 1/2 hour sailing and 45 minutes flight to Ponta Delgada

Breakfast: At the hotel, and checkout of your room.

Morning: Check out of hotel and transfer by motor coach to the dockside where you will check your luggage and we board the ferry 30 minutes sailing. On arrival at Madalena(Pico Island, collect our luggage and board our waiting coach for a field trip to Pico Island, named for its dormant volcano. At a height of 7,700 feet (2,350 meters), the volcano is the highest point in Portugal. One of the most beautiful islands in the Azores, Pico is on the UNESCO World Heritage List for the landscape of its vineyard culture: “an outstanding example of the adaptation of farming practices to a remote and challenging environment.” Long stone walls called “currais” running inland around the northern and western edges of the island were built to form and protect thousands of small plots for grape vines and other crops. From the principal town of Madalena, we’ll take a motor coach with our local expert to see several villages along the mountain road en route to Lajes do Pico.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Next, we will take a field trip to the Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Center. Located underground, it conducts continued research on the volcanic eruption of 1957-58 and monitors activity of the Capelinhos volcano. The center also has interesting exhibits on volcanoes from all the Azorean islands as well as other islands from around the world. This unusual and futuristic looking scientific facility was built beneath the ashes of the eruption, adjoining and incorporating the first two floors of the old lighthouse, still standing above upon the barren landscape. We will then ride to the airport and check in for our short flight to Ponta Delgada. On arrival, we will take a bus to the hotel and check in.

Dinner: –The flight time schedule will determine where we will have dinner or a packed meal

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
5
Santo Cristo-Market-Military Museum-cheese and wine taste
Ponta Delgada
B,L
Hotel Marina Atlantico

Activity note: Walking up to 2.5 miles, approximately 2 hours; mostly level terrain, some cobblestones, some gentle slopes.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: This morning we will be joined by a local expert for a walking field trip that will begin with a visit to the Municipal market, for an opportunity to see local people and be introduced to local agricultural and food products and get a sense of the Azorean way of life. After some free time to explore on your own, we continue our walk to the former Jesuit College chapel, through the city center and Portas da Cidade( the City gates) we will arrive at Senhor Santo Cristo Sanctuary. We’ll learn about this most important and respected religious image on the Island, a wooden carving of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres (Christ of the Miracles). Brought from Rome in 1530 C.E., it has been venerated for miracles that people of faith have attributed to this “Ecce Homo” image of Jesus. Every year, a great procession follows the image as it is paraded throughout the town. . We’ll stroll on through the main commercial streets and explore the Military Museum, before lunch

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Free time. This period of time has been set aside for your personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Please note that the period scheduled for free time is subject to change depending on local circumstances and opportunities for independent exploration. You are welcome to walk back to the hotel along the seafront or stay out longer and explore on your own. Returning to the hotel, we gather at 5:30 p.m. for a lecture on other fascinating aspects of the Azores.

Dinner: Tonight before going out for dinner on your own, we will meet at the Hotel mezzanine for a presentation and tasting of cheeses and wines from the islands.. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Everyone is invited to gather first for a drink at the hotel bar and discuss choices for dinner on your own.

Evening: At leisure.

DAY
6
Sete Cidades, Crafts Museum, Pineapple Farm
Ponta Delgada
B,L,D
Hotel Marina Atlantico

Activity note: Getting on/off a bus; driving about 50 miles total, approximately 1 hour. Walking at museum, approximately 1 hour; level surface, few stairs.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: We will board the bus and ride to the parish of Faja de Baixo for a field trip to a pineapple farm. Pineapples were brought here from Brazil in the 19th Century, but unlike those of its native land, Azores pineapples are grown in greenhouses and take about two years to mature. This slow process makes them very sweet. We’ll look inside greenhouses to see the plants in different stages of growth. Moving on, we will ride to Vista do Rei, a vantage point overlooking three-mile-wide Lagoa de Sete Cidades — Seven Cities Lagoon — considered one of the most beautiful natural settings in the Azores. Our expert will point out the Twin Lagoons within the crater. Lagoa Azul is the blue lake reflecting the open sky and Lagoa Verde the green lagoon reflecting the lush green vegetation on the surrounding steep walls of the crater. We will then ride down to the village at the edge of the Lagoa de Sete Cidades for a self-directed exploration before continuing to Capelas on the north of the island for lunch.

Lunch: At a local restaurant.

Afternoon: Next, we will visit the Museu das Oficinas, the Workshop Museum. We will meet the owners who will introduce their private collection. The ethnographic display is a labor of love by a couple determined to preserve for future generations memories of every craft, profession, or traditional labor from these islands and Portugal as a whole. Returning to Ponta Delgada, the remainder of the afternoon is at leisure.

Dinner: At a local restaurant.

Evening: At leisure to prepare for check-out and transfer in the morning

DAY
7
Ribeira Grande, Gorreana Tea Plantation, Lagoa do Fogo
Thermas de Furnas
B,L
Terra Nostra Garden Hotel

Activity note: Getting on/off a bus; driving about 40 miles total, approximately 1.5 hours. Walking up to 1 mile, approximately 1/2 hour at a time; uneven terrain.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: After checking out we will board the coach with our and ride up the mountain to Caldeira Velha — Old Cauldron — to explore a narrow gorge inside the old crater filled with lush vegetation and small hot water pools. Weather permitting, we will ride farther up the mountain to the edge of Lagoa do Fogo — Lake of Fire — at an altitude of 3,114 feet (949 meters) with great views over the crater lake below and unspoiled natural surroundings. We’ll then ride down to Ribeira Grande and have some free time to explore on your own before lunch

Lunch: At a restaurant in Ribeira Grande.

Afternoon: After lunch we will take a short drive to Gorreana tea factory next to its plantation in this tea growing region, the only one in Europe Enjoy a guided visit by your expert instructor explaining the various machinery's and its purposes. Observe the ladies "picking the tea leaves" on factory floor, next to the automated machines preparing and packing the tea bags. You will also be able to taste some of the teas produced here. We continue to Santa Iria view point over the ocean before arriving at Furnas village and check-in on arrival at our hotel.

Dinner: On your own to have what you like. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Everyone is invited to gather first for a drink at the hotel bar and discuss choices for dinner on your own.

Evening: At leisure. Prepare for check-out and transfer in the morning.

DAY
8
Furnas Lake-CMIF-Thermal Springs- Cozido-Terra Nostra Park
Thermas de Furnas
B,L,D
Terra Nostra Garden Hotel

Activity note: Getting on/off a bus, driving about 30 miles total; approximately 1 hour. Walking up to 1.5 miles, approximately 1/2 hour at a time; some uneven terrain around fumaroles.

Breakfast: At the hotel.

Morning: After breakfast we board our motor coach for a short ride to CMIF(Centro de Monitoramento e Interpretacao da Lagoa de Furnas) for a visit. One of the center expert will lead a private tour of the center and explain their activities preserving the lagoon and surrounding areas. After the visit we drive again a short distance to the Fumarolas where we’ll watch the retrieval of a famous Azorean delicacy, known as Cosido. This varied selection of meats or fish with vegetables is layered in a big pot and lowered into underground holes for up to six hours where volcanic steams will cook the food. Back aboard the bus, we’ll ride a short distance to Caldeira das Furnas As we walk around the area, we’ll observe and explore the different types of thermal springs. We will also have an opportunity to sample the local spring water. We then ride back to the Hotel to have our own Cozido

Lunch: At the hotel restaurant, we will have the traditional Cosido meal. The meat and vegetables cook together for hours. The gravy comes from the natural juices of the ingredients.

Afternoon: We will gather at approximately 3:00 p.m. in the hotel lobby for a walk with a local botanical expert through the Hotel Terra Nostra private gardens and thermal pools. We’ll then check in to our rooms. The remainder of the afternoon is free. You might like to enjoy the hotel spa facilities, take a dip in one of the thermal pools, or stroll around the Terra Nostra Park that is closed to the public and reserved for hotel guests after 6:00 p.m.

Dinner: At the hotel. Share favorite experiences with new Road Scholar friends during our farewell dinner.

Evening: At leisure. You might like to have a drink at the bar with fellow Road Scholars. The Group Leader will also provide information about transfer arrangements for tomorrow.

DAY
9
Free time-Vila Franca-Program ends-In transit from Program
In Flight
B,L

Activity note: Hotel check out 11:00 a.m. See your program’s travel details regarding transfers. For those who purchased airfare through Road Scholar, a transfer to the airport is included.

Breakfast: At the hotel followed by checkout.. The Group Leader will be at hand to confirm departure instructions.

Morning: Free time. This period of time has been set aside for your personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Please note that the period scheduled for free time is subject to change depending on local circumstances and opportunities for independent exploration. You might like to explore Thermas de Furnas on your own, at your own pace, take another stroll in the private hotel gardens, enjoy the spa facilities, or finish packing. Free time. This period of time has been set aside for your personal independent exploration to see and do what interests you most. Please refer to the list of Free Time Opportunities. The Group Leader will be happy to offer suggestions. Please note that the period scheduled for free time is subject to change depending on local circumstances and opportunities for independent exploration. You might like to explore Thermas de Furnas on your own, at your own pace, take another stroll in the private hotel gardens, enjoy the spa facilities, or finish packing.

Lunch: At a Local restaurant

Afternoon: After lunch transfer to the airport for check-in to your return flight home. Your group leader will be at hand to assist For those who purchased airfare through Road Scholar, a transfer to the airport is included. This concludes our program. If you are returning home, safe travels. If you are staying on independently, have a wonderful time. If you are transferring to another Road Scholar program, detailed instructions are included in your Information Packet for that program. We hope you enjoy Road Scholar learning adventures and look forward to having you on rewarding programs in the future. Don’t forget to join our Facebook page and follow us on Instagram. Best wishes for all your journeys!






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