The Azores are a farmer's dream – and it's no surprise that their products are prized in Portugal. This tour gives you an insight into an industry that accounts for one in 10 jobs – there are more than 13,000 farms in the islands. You'll meet and feed the animals, taste straight-from-the-cow milk and tour a factory that makes dairy products.
You'll get a real taste of Terceira on this 4x4 tour with a difference. As well as trundling though the island's verdant volcanic landscapes, you'll make pit stops to savour local specialities. There's an outdoor barbecue lunch with local foods, cheeses, breads, wines and moonshines. And there's a visit to a winery for a tasting. A great day out.
Terceira's volcanic geology and how islanders have adapted to it are the themes of this fascinating tour. Visit Mount Brasil volcano for views over Angra do Heroísmo before heading to lava field vineyards in the north. Visit a wine museum in Biscoitos and enjoy a local lunch before an afternoon exploring fumaroles and Quinta dos Açores farm.
You'll enjoy the high life Terceira-style on this minivan tour. First up, climb Monte Brasil for panoramic views over Angra do Heroísmo and the coastline. Next, head inland to Serra do Cume viewpoint to admire the picturesque patchwork of pastureland, and to Furnas do Enxofre sulphuric fumaroles. Rounding off the trip is Biscoitos, famed for its vineyards and tidal pools.
The Mistérios Negros trail takes in some of the lushest parts of Terceira. You'll stroll through farmland and almost primeval forests, with pit stops at lakes and volcanic caves as well as viewpoints to admire peaks. There's also a picnic at the tree-fringed Lagoa das Patas lake and a visit to Quinta dos Açores farm, famed for its dairy and meat products.
The wild west of Terceira is the star of this full day tour. The fun kicks off at Milagres Church in Serreta, from where you'll hike through pastureland and endemic woods to Lagoinha lake. Then, after a picnic lunch, head to Ponta de Queimado lighthouse to see other Azorean islands. Next up are visits to Serra de Santa Bárbara Interpretative Centre and a cheese factory.
It's a double serving of Terceira's natural attractions on this tour. In the morning, you'll head out to sea to search for whales. After lunch in Angra, climb Monte Brasil for panoramic views over the town and coast. Next, head inland to Algar do Carvão, a volcanic vent, and to Furnas do Enxofre sulphuric fumaroles. Rounding off the trip is a visit to Biscoitos for a dip in its tidal pools.
Buckle up for a Terceira tour with a difference. In this 4x4 safari, you'll trundle and rumble your way through the island's interior, criss-crossing secondary roads, farmland and volcanic landscapes. Admire narrow tracks lines with blue hydrangea flowers and ancient trees, and look up at vast cliff-like walls of basalt.
For an up-close look at eastern Terceira, it's hard to beat this minivan tour. Start on a high at the viewpoint of Cume, which boast panoramas over geometric fields. Then it's on to Praia da Vitória for a stroll through this pretty seaside town before a local lunch. In the afternoon, we'll visit Porto Martins tidal pools and see some colourful chapels.
This tour of eastern Terceira is dripping in history. On a hiking the trail, you'll explore a string of fortifications along the southeast coast. Then you'll visit São Sebastião, where you'll get the chance to admire its churches and chapels. After lunch, there are stops at the seaside village of Praia da Vitória and Quinta dos Açores, famed for its meat and dairy products.
In Terceira, swimming with dolphins is done in their natural habitat – the sea. This is a rare opportunity to get up close with these friendly and playful creatures where they feel most secure. With expert supervisors on hand to guide you, this is a fantastic family-friendly activity to enjoy on your Azores holiday.
The villages and beaches of northern and eastern Terceira are the stars of this half-day tour. First up is Agualva, where you'll get to admire the geological formations of its coastline. Next, head to Praia da Vitória. Wander the mosaic-like streets of the centre, then take in views over it from Facho viewpoint. Rounding off the tour is a stop at Porto Martins.
Are you up for a Terceira tour with a difference? Trundle and rumble your way through the island's interior, criss-crossing secondary roads, farmland and volcanic landscapes on this full day 4x4 safari. Admire narrow tracks lines with blue hydrangea flowers and ancient trees, and look up at vast cliff-like walls of basalt. In winter, you'll also see waterfalls.
A blockbuster of a tour – this is Terceira at its best. You'll kick off with a hike on the Rocha de Chambre trail, which is rich on endemic flora and views of volcano peaks and vast cliffs. After a picnic, the fun continues at Algar do Carvão, a volcanic vent, and Guilherme Moniz Caldeira. Rounding off the day is Quinta dos Açores, famed for its meat and dairy products.
This double boat trip ticks off all the Azores's attractions – whales, dolphins and volcanoes. You'll sail off southern Terceira in search of whales and dolphins. After lunch in a yacht club in Angra do Heroísmo, we'll head back out to sea for a close-up look at the volcanic islets of Ilhéu das Cabras, a protected marine area that attracts dolphins, turtles and birds.
Mother Nature blessed Terceira with abundant sources of food, and this outdoors cooking experience is a celebration of Azorean cuisine. You'll learn how to make alcatra pot roast and cook smoked sausages called linguiças as well as bake bread and Dona Amelias, a cupcake traditional to Terceira. Wine, moonshine and plenty of laughs add to the all-round fun.
The Azores are one of the world's top destinations for whale watching. And no holiday to the islands is complete without a boat trip to see these amazing creatures in their natural habitat. Sailing from Angra do Heroismo in Terceira, you'll go to breeding grounds off the south and spend a morning admiring these majestic mammals.
You'll criss-cross the heart of Angra do Heroísmo in a morning and discover why UNESCO deemed it a World Heritage Site. Kicking off at the Pátio da Alfândega, we'll stroll to the Capitães Generais Palace and Duque da Terceira Gardens. Then it's on to Conceição Church, the town hall, the cathedral and theatre. You'll also visit pastry and embroidery shops and the market.
Angra do Heroísmo is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but its most popular attraction is one of Mother Nature's gifts – the extinct volcano of Monte Brasil. Hike up to the crater's rim and enjoy views over the town and coast before visiting São João Batista Fortress, with its church and dungeons. You'll also visit a military museum and taste a Dona Amelia cupcake at a pastry shop.
Terceira's hard-to-reach volcanoes, lakes and waterfalls are easy pickings for this especially adapted 4x4. It can climb through the treacliest of forest tracks thanks to wheels that can grind through mud. Every now and then there's a pit stop to take in the views of the island's interior, which boasts three nature reserves. A day of rip-roaring adventure.