Renowned for world-class whale watching, hot mineral springs and sheltered black-sand beaches, it's little wonder that the Azores appear on Fodor's list of Places to Visit in 2013. Discover it yourself for £399 per person with this exclusive deal from Sunvil Discovery and save up to 44% on the regular price.
Accommodation is for seven nights’ B&B in a Standard Double/Twin Room at the Vila Nova Hotel. Located in Ponta Delgada on the island of São Miguel, the hotel is close to Praça 5 de Outubro, a popular meeting place for locals.
Flights depart from London Gatwick on 20, 27 April; 12, 19 October and include an in-flight hot meal, return transfers and a 20kg checked luggage allowance**. For an extra £51 per person, travel on 25 May; 1, 8, 15, 22 June; 14, 21, 28 September.
This group of nine Portuguese islands lies 930 miles west of Portugal in the Atlantic, approximately halfway between mainland Europe and the US. The islands look as if they could be on the edge of the world, but they're actually less than four hours away and easily reachable. Lonely Planet Traveller featured the Azores in its 10 Easy Trips feature, as "one of the world's best whale-watching destinations", highlighting May as the best time to see blue whales, fin whales and sei whales.
Travelzoo tip: The hotel is 25-minutes from the whale- and dolphin-watching base. Add a 3-hour excursion for an extra £51 per person. Click here for more information.