The Azores

This volcanic archipelago is a haven for nature lovers and geographers – explore our itineraries and enjoy an unforgettable experience

This volcanic archipelago is a haven for nature lovers and geographers – explore our itineraries and enjoy an unforgettable experience

About the Azores

The Azores Islands are an autonomous region of Portugal, lying 1500km west of Portugal in the Atlantic Ocean. Part of their charm, undoubtedly lies in this isolation from the mainland. 

The archipelago consists of nine islands or varying sizes, all of which were born of volcanic fire. This makes the Azores a completely unique destination in Europe and often sees them compared with the world famous islands of Hawaii.  

Why choose the Azores?

The unique geological position of the Azores, at the junction of three huge tectonic plates, makes it a uniquely fascinating place to visit for an educational trip. 

In the space of just a few days you can walk around the caldera of a huge volcano, take a bath in naturally heated springs, watch enormous whales breaching in the Atlantic Ocean and visit Europe’s only tea plantation. 

Azores Factfile

  • Archipelago of  nine volcanic Islands 
  • 1500km west of Lisbon in the Atlantic Ocean 
  • The Azores are an autonomous region of Portugal 
  • The largest city is Ponta Delgada, in Sao Miguel, with around 68,000 inhabitants
  • The Azores is home to Europe’s only tea plantation
  • Mount Pico, on the island of Pico, is the highest mountain in Portuguese territory
  • The nine islands are divided geographically into three groups: The Eastern Group, The Central Group and the Western Group. 

Sete Cidades Lake

Santa Barbara Beach

Nordeste Lighthouse

Sete Cidades Lake

Vila Franco do Campo

Volcanic Activity - Furnas

Sete Cidades Lake

Santa Barbara Beach

Nordeste Lighthouse

Sete Cidades Lake

Vila Franca do Campo

Volcanic Activity - Furnas

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