Vacation Deal: Want to Get Away? The Azores are a Mere 4 Hours and $849 Away

Quick, name the place in Europe that is just four hours away, has palm trees and bananas, and is affordable and fun. The mild Atlantic breezes of the volcanic Azores Islands are a real deal this spring, as Azores Express, announces its Spring Azores Explorer' Packages with air/hotel starting at just $849 per person roundtrip air to the Azores. This includes six nights lodging, and feature 12 hotels on the islands of São Miguel, Terceira and Faial. Packages are valid from March 1 to June 15th. The Azores Islands are Europe's closest point to the United States. A 4-hour flight from Boston will transport travelers to this beautiful destination for an affordable price.

  • Share on TwitterShare on FacebookShare on Google+Share on LinkedInEmail a friend

Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 22, 2008

Quick, name the place in Europe that is just four hours away, has palm trees and bananas, and is affordable and fun. The mild Atlantic breezes of the volcanic Azores Islands are a real deal this spring, as Azores Express, announces its Spring Azores Explorer' Packages with air/hotel starting at just $849 per person roundtrip air to the Azores. This includes six nights lodging, and feature 12 hotels on the islands of São Miguel, Terceira and Faial. Packages are valid from March 1 to June 15th. The Azores Islands are Europe's closest point to the United States. A 4-hour flight from Boston will transport travelers to this beautiful destination for an affordable price.

Direct flights from Boston to Portugal's Azores Islands depart Tuesdays and Fridays through June 2008. For Tuesday departures, packages range from $849 to $1,149, per person, double occupancy (plus taxes and fees). That represents a savings of almost 50 percent. Friday departures are just $80 more. For just a few hundred dollars each way, passengers can upgrade from coach to SATA Comfort Business-Class. All packages include breakfast. Kids under 6 stay free, and pay only a child's airfare.

Visitors to the Azores will enjoy a pleasant climate for exploring quaint seaside villages, bustling harbors and unique cities overflowing with architectural treasures. The islands offer churches, palaces and museums framed by the sea and mountainous landscape. Travelers interested in taking the unbeaten path can walk around volcanic mountainsides, cool off in a natural swimming pool formed when volcanic lava met the cold sea or they can view a lush garden at the bottom of a volcanic crater.

Azores Express has connected New England with the Azores and mainland Portugal for more than 20 years. Today it offers direct flights on wide body A310 aircraft to São Miguel, the main island in the Azores archipelago. Connecting flights from São Miguel to Lisbon, Porto and/or the island of Madeira are available. The company is part of the SATA Group.

For more information and reservations, contact Azores Express at 800-762-9995, http://www.Azores-Express.com.

Packages with 6 nights hotel, breakfasts and roundtrip airfare, pp/do:
São Miguel as low as:

  •     Hotel do Colegio -- $929
  •          VIP Executive -- $939
  •     Hotel Marina Atlantico -- $1,059
  •     Former Holiday Inn Azores -- $939
  •     Terra Nostra Hotel -- $969
  •     Hotel Avenida -- $949
  •     Vila Nova Hotel -- $849
  •     São Miguel Park -- $949
Terceira (includes connecting airfare)
  •     Varandas do Atlantico -- $989
  •     Praia Marina -- $1,039
  •     Terceira Mar Hotel -- $1,069
Faial (includes connecting airfare)
  •     Hotel Do Canal -- $1,079

# # #