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The Azores & Madeira: Portugal’s Island Gems 2024

8 days from $9,995 per person

Limited to 18 guests


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From whale watching and wine tasting to tea plantations and botanical gardens, experience the best of two remote Atlantic Ocean island chains as you explore the Azores for their amazing scenery and wildlife and discover the vital role Madeira’s volcanic terrain played in the development of its namesake wines.

A&K Advantages

  • Go whale watching in the Atlantic waters around the Azores accompanied by resident biologists who share their deep understanding of the region’s marine life
  • Explore the São Miguel “tea route” and stop by a plantation to sample teas, grown in the Azores since the early 1800s
  • Visit a winery in Madeira to learn the storied history of the islands’ fortified wines and stay for an A&K-exclusive tasting of their heritage 1920 vintage
  • Explore Funchal’s bustling farmer’s market, which has been held weekly since 1940
  • Visit Madeira’s vibrant tropical gardens, including an introduction from a botanist at the Botanical Garden

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1
Day 2
Ponta Delgada | Whale Watching & Sete Cidades
Day 3
Terceira | Volcanic Chimney
Day 4
Ponta Delgada | Tea Plantation Visit
Day 5
PONTA DELGADA / MADEIRA | A&K-Exclusive Wine Tasting
Day 6
Madeira | Market Visit & Lush Gardens
Day 7
Madeira | Clifftop Panoramas
Day 8
Depart Madeira

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