Please note: our prices do not include flights. We cannot book these for you. You will need to check flight availability before confirming your reservation with us. Please ensure you receive confirmation of your booking from us before paying for your flights.


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There are 9 islands of the Azores. Our trips are based in Horta on the Island of Faial and in Ponta Delgada on the island of Sao Miguel.

How to get to Ponta Delgada (PDL), Sao Miguel Island, Azores

Ponta Delgada Airport – João Paulo II (IATA Code: PDL) is in the town of Ponta Delgada, São Miguel Island, Azores.

Air Portugal (www.flytap.com) operate daily flights from Lisbon to PDL and SATA Airways provide direct services from many European Cities including London Gatwick (Saturdays only), Paris (CDG), Stockholm, Nuremburg, Toronto, Boston, Amsterdam, Brussels and Frankfurt. Visit www.sata.pt for details. If you need overnight accommodation in Lisbon or elsewhere due to your flight schedules you can book this here

For a complete list of airlines who fly to Ponta Delgada Airport from destinations all over the world, we recommend downloading details from the airport’s website directly (link below). This list is updated monthly and shows which airlines fly directly to Ponta Delgada or involve a change at Lisbon or another Portuguese Island (flights to Ponta Delgada depart daily from Lisbon). Please download the latest list here.

Alternatively, use an online price comparison portal such as www.skyscanner.net or www.expedia.com They will show you best prices with various options. If you would like to use the services of a travel agent we recommend our travel advisors Hilary and Sharon at Travelwise Tel: +44 (0) 1625 521789. They are familiar with the needs of our clients and provide a personal service.

On arrival in Ponta Delgada Airport you will be met and taken to your hotel.


How to get to Horta (HOR, Faial Island, Azores (for Ocean Giants Azores Exclusive Small Group Tour)

Tour dates run Saturday to Saturday so please arrive and depart from Horta on Saturday. You may need to stay in Lisbon on the night before travelling to the islands if you want to take an early morning flight. If you need overnight accommodation in Lisbon or elsewhere due to your flight schedules you can book this here or see our recommended hotels in Lisbon below.

It is good to arrive on an early flight after a night in Lisbon if possible to have some relaxation, although the later flight after flying from your home country the same day is fine too.

Horta Airport (IATA code: HOR), is situated on the Island of Faial, 9.5 km from the centre of Horta.You can fly to HORTA via Lisbon, Portugal which is the most straightforward. See TAP www.flytap.com for flights to Horta from Lisbon (twice daily). There are many budget airlines who fly to Lisbon from the UK and other destinations and from there you can get a flight to Horta on Faial island.

For a complete list of airlines who fly to Horta Airport from destinations all over the world, we recommend downloading details from the airport’s website directly (link below). This list is updated monthly and shows which airlines fly directly to Horta or involve a change at Lisbon or another Portuguese Island. Please download the latest list here

Alternatively, use an online price comparison portal such as www.skyscanner.net or www.expedia.com They will show you best prices with various options. If you would like to use the services of a travel agent we recommend our travel advisor, Joanne Holt at Travelwise Tel: +44 (0) 1625 521789. She is familiar with the needs of our clients and provides personal service.

On arrival in Horta Airport you will be met and taken to your hotel.

Lisbon Hotels


( Cheaper if booked in advance and you get a refund if you cancel )

4 Star Radisson Sas – Near airport – -rooms €60 RECOMMENDED

4 Star Marriott or Holiday Inn- 10 minutes away from the airport – rooms priced £65-80

3 Star Roma – 4 kms away from the airport – rooms prices £65-75 per night

Residencial Vila Nova, Rooms from €40 euros a night, airport bus stops out side, 10 mins to airport
Hotel Dom Carlos Park Rooms from €40 euros a night, airport bus stops out side, 10 mins to airport

You can book these hotels online here

Flight prices


Flight prices vary a lot depending on which day you fly. You can get there in one day or overnight in Lisbon and take an early flight to the islands the following day. It is good to book as early as possible and if you can, be flexible on your travel days to enable you to get the best deals. Book accommodation in Lisbon or at your Azorean Island destination (contact us for prices for extra nights) if you need to extend your duration to book suitable flights.

How to book our holidays

Please visit the links on the left to view our whale and dolphin watching in the Azores programme, swimming with wild dolphins in the Azores programme, accommodation options, prices and how to book page. You can also check availability online here.

If you would like to contact us please click here or telephone +44 (0) 1273 882778