Our tour location is Horta, Faial Island, Azores.
Fly to Horta on Faial Island and you will be met at the airport, transferred to your hotel and welcomed by our guide. The town of Horta has a classic maritime feel and you will have plenty of time to explore local attractions. A visit to Horta is incomplete without a visit to the famous Peter’s Bar frequented by transatlantic yacht crews offering colourful tales of their time at sea! These crews paint momentos of their journey on the harbour walls.
How to get to Horta (HOR)
Tour dates run Saturday to Saturday so please arrive and depart from Horta on Saturday. You may need to stay in Lisbon over night before or after travelling to the islands. If you need overnight accommodation in Lisbon or elsewhere due to your flight schedules, see our recommended hotels in Lisbon below.
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.
We recommend booking the following flights to fit with tour dates:
Flight from Lisbon to co-ordinate with arrival dates: 27 APRIL, 04 and 11 MAY 2019
Lisbon to Horta Air Portugal flight TP6565 departs Lisbon (LIS) 15H00 arrives Horta (HOR) 16H45
Flight from Horta to co-ordinate with departure dates: 04, 11 and 18 MAY 2019
Horta to Lisbon Air Portugal flight TP6594 departs Horta 17H35 arrives Lisbon 21H00
Alternatively, ask our dedicated travel consultant, Emma Bailey, to book the most convenient flights together with overnight accommodation if required. Please contact: Emma Bailey at The Flight Centre (Hove): 01273 776 400 firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Tryp **** right beside the airport and the most convenient
4-Star Radisson Sas – Near airport
4-Star Marriott or Holiday Inn (10 minutes away from the airport)
3-Star Roma (4 kms away from the airport)
Residencial Vila Nova (airport bus stops outside, 10 mins to airport)
Hotel Dom Carlos Park (airport bus stops outside, 10 mins to airport)
Flight prices vary a lot depending on which day you fly. You can get there in one day or stay 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 in order to book suitable flights.