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 Sunday to Sunday so please arrive and depart from Horta on Sunday. 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, 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.
4-Star Radisson Sas – Near airport – RECOMMENDED
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.