Discover the movie-set beauty of the Azores -- a destination that The Guardian describes as being like "the edge of the world, its lush landscape virtually untouched". Deals to the unspoilt Portuguese-owned Azores archipelago are a rare find, which is why we're excited about this package from Voyager Travel Direct. At £469 per person, this offer saves up to £280 on the usual price and includes:
Depart from London Gatwick on 12 October. For an extra £30 per person, depart on peak summer dates -- Saturdays from 1 June-6 July and 14-28 September. Alternatively, depart on a Saturday from 20 July-24 August for an extra £80.
The Hotel Vila Nova is located in the centre of Ponta Delgada, on the island of São Miguel -- famed for its traditional towns, sheltered beaches and volcanic craters. It's ranked the number one best hotel in Ponta Delgada on TripAdvisor, out of 24.
On the 3-hour whale-watching trip, you'll learn about some of the 25 different dolphin and whale species and get the chance to spot them in their natural habitat. According to The Guardian, the Azores are "one of the best locations in the world to see whales and dolphins, and one of only a handful of places where it's possible to swim with wild dolphins".
The Azores is an archipelago of nine Portuguese islands in the Atlantic Ocean. They are known for their lush vegetation and sweeping landscapes, and are a popular destination for walkers, nature enthusiasts and beach lovers. São Miguel is often referred to as the Green Island. It is rich in botanical gardens, hot springs, 16th-century chapels and underground caves.