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Madeira & The Azores

  • Destination: Europe, Portugal
  • Start: 06/10/2021
  • End: 06/17/2021

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OPTIONAL EXT. TO LISBON & PORTO

  • AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING!
  • Double Occupancy: $4395 | Single Occupancy: $5295
  • 8 days/7 nights, including Funchal, Madeira & Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azore Islands
  • Deluxe (5★) accommodations throughout
  • Activity level: Moderate (Light hiking, 4-wheel drive excursions, active sightseeing)
  • ADDITIONAL: International Air Routing: USA – Lisbon (LIS) – USA

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Itinerary

Please click ( + ) signs by each day for detailed information.



Day 1

THU JUN 10, 2021 • Depart USA

Depart the USA.

Depart the USA on any regularly scheduled flight to Funchal (FNC), Madeira. If you are taking the pre-trip to Lisbon, your flight will be USA/Lisbon (LIS).

Day 2

FRI JUN 11 • Arrive in Madeira

Arrive in Funchal, the capital city of the island of Madeira; You are met with a private provide transfer to our 5-star accommodations. Remainder of this day is at leisure as we await everyone’s arrival.

Hotel: Pestana Carlton Funchal ★★★★★
Room: Double Classic

Day 3

SAT JUN 12 • Madeira Island Jeep Tour Tour

It’s a Jeep thing – tour the most beautiful sites that Madeira has to offer with our expert guide. Stop at various picturesque towns nearby before enjoying a delicious Madeiran lunch paired with local wines. Then bask in the stunning views of the Boca da Corrida and Cabo Girão. After a full day, return to the hotel for our Welcome Dinner.

Hotel: Pestana Carlton Funchal ★★★★★
Room: Double Classic
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

SUN JUN 13 • Funchal City Tour | Wine Tasting

A panoramic tour of the city center takes us first to a family owned embroidery factory to discover some trade secrets. After lunch, we are guided through the mercado to admire the colorful array of fresh fruit, vegetables, and fish, then admire the beautiful chapel of Santa Catarina and the Sé Cathedral before we tour the lush foliage of the Botanical Gardens. Then, a private visit and wine tasting with a local sommelier before a dinner this evening that showcases the elegance of aromatic Mediterranean and Iberian cuisine.

Hotel: Pestana Carlton Funchal ★★★★★
Room: Double Classic
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

MON JUN 14 • Flight to Ponta Delgada

Today we take a private transfer to the airport for our flight to Ponta Delgada. Spend the afternoon at leisure.

Hotel: Azor Hotel ★★★★
Room: Sea View
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6

TUE JUN 15 • Nordeste Jeep Tour

This morning embark on an exciting jeep tour with our expert guide to the easternmost part of the island, Nordeste, one of the region’s most beautiful and flower-rich areas.

Hotel: Azor Hotel ★★★★
Room: Sea View
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7

WED JUN 16 • Janelo do Inferno Walking Tour | Furnas

This morning we have an exhilarating, yet moderate walking tour of Janelo do Inferno, a nature preserve with marvelous views of the coast. After refueling with more local cuisine and wine, explore the Furnas, one of the most exotic areas of São Miguel. Furnas, as well as the nearby volcanic complex of geothermal springs, is situated beside the easternmost of the three spectacular caldera lakes on the island of Sao Miguel – Lagoa das Furnas. Apart from other places in Azores, Furnas, as one of the main tourist attractions on Sao Miguel, is extremely extraordinary yet still very authentic and, comparing to mainland Portugal, visited by few.

Hotel: Azor Hotel ★★★★
Room: Sea View
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8

THU JUN 17 • Departure

Transfer to the Ponta Delgada Airport for departure flights home.

Meals: Breakfast

Optional Post-Tour to Lisbon

Day 1

THU JUN 17 • Fly Ponta Delgada to Lisbon

Fly to Lisbon in the morning. Transfer to our hotel. This afternoon we tour the city of Lisbon. Enjoy a tour of the major highlights of Lisbon today, along the way enjoying tastings of local snacks and the typical cherry liqueur, giginha.

Hotel: TBA
Room: Standard
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2

FRI JUN 18 • Explore Lisbon, Queluz, Sintra, Cabo da Rocca & Cascais

Take a full-day tour outside Lisbon to Queluz, home to the 18th-c pleasure palace of the Portuguese Royal Family, and to Sintra, to see the 19th-c Romanticist architecture, historic estates & villas. On the return to Lisbon, pass through Cabo da Rocca for its superb shoreline & vistas and through Cascais, which dates from the 12th-c. Overnight in Lisbon

Hotel: TBA
Room: Standard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

SAT JUN 19 • Lisbon to USA

Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the USA.

Meals: Breakfast


Rates

Madeira & The Azores Per Person
Double Occupancy $4395
Single Occupancy $5295
Intra-tour flights (subject to change until ticketed) $100

Optional Extension to Lisbon Per Person
Double Occupancy $TBA
Single Occupancy $TBA

Special Note

Single occupancy rates can be avoided if you wish to be matched with another single traveler. If no share is available, the single rate will apply. Price is based on current rates of exchange at the time of publishing and is subject to change until final payment has been made. Rates are also based on a minimum participation which, if minimum participation is not met, may need to be revised.

Inclusions
  • Accommodations, as stated in the itinerary
  • Most meals, as stated in the itinerary; lunches and dinners served with wine
  • Land transfers, as required by the itinerary
  • Sightseeing excursions and entry fees, as stated in the itinerary
  • English-speaking local guides
  • Coda Tour Representative, with minimum participation
  • Pre-departure assistance and Information Portfolio from Coda Tours
Not Included

International airfare and baggage fees; Intra-tour airfare and baggage fees; Passport and visa fees; no visa is required for American or Canadian passport holders; Trip Cancellation & Interruption insurance (highly recommended); • Gratuity for local guides, drivers and Coda Tour Manager; Items of a personal nature (laundry, phone, drinks, etc.)

Travel Preps

Airfare

TAP is the best airlines you can use to book international airfare for this tour. Otherwise, you may use Iberian, American or other airlines through Spain or England. We recommend booking at least 7 months in advance if you want to use Frequent Flyer Miles or the American Express Platinum card 2-4-1 program.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required for international travel and must be valid for 6 months after the return date of travel. No visa is required for travel to Portugal for US and Canadian passport holders.

Health

The Center for Disease Control suggests that all travelers make sure they are up to date on routine vaccines before every trip. These vaccines include measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis vaccine, varicella (chickenpox) vaccine, polio vaccine, and your yearly flu shot.

Minimums

All departures are guaranteed on a minimum number of participants. A Coda Tour Manager will accompany a tour also based on a minimum number of participants. This tour can be operated as a Private Tour, can be customized and repriced based on a final itinerary. Rates are based on a minimum participation, if the minimum is not met, rates may need to be revised.

Pre-Departure Information

A complete portfolio of pre-departure information will be mailed to you approximately 3 weeks prior to departure.