Experience the Azores New Hotels Added to One Week Packages with Air starting at $649

Released on = July 6, 2007, 8:54 am

Press Release Author = Azores Express

Industry = Transportation & Logistics

Press Release Summary = Boston, MA - This fall get closer to nature, taste unique
flavors, and experience a new adventure in the Azores Islands. Azores Express, a
U.S.-based tour operator and member of the SATA Group, is continuing its' air/hotel
packages featuring four new hotels to the islands of So Miguel, Terceira, and
Faial. 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.

Press Release Body = Direct flights from Boston to Portugal's Azores Islands will
depart Tuesdays and Fridays September 2007 through October 2008, combined with a
six-night stay at a choice of twelve hotels. Six new hotels have been added this
year. For Tuesday departures, packages range from $640 to $949, per person, double
occupancy (plus taxes and fees). Friday departures are just $80 more, a decrease
from last year. 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 the warm breeze of spring like temperatures
year-round. Summer weather can last into late December. This pleasant environment
provides a great atmosphere 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.

Travelers seeking the perfect combination of nature and adventure will enjoy the
island of So Miguel. The island is known for it's breathtaking landscape including
stunning Azorean flora and extraordinary volcanic lakes. It is the perfect place for
the active traveler providing access to tennis, cycling, walking, golf, or horseback
riding. For those interested in culinary adventures, So Miguel possesses Europe's
only pineapple and tea plantations. Additionally, the island offers days of sight
seeing excursions including museums, monuments, restaurants, shops and an exciting
nightlife. Packages to So Miguel are from $649.

Four new hotels have been added to travel packages to So Miguel. Travelers who want
to immerse themselves in Azores history day and night can stay at the Hotel do
Colgio located in the center of Ponta Delgada. This unique hotel emerged from the
adaptation of a 19th century urban building. The building was a respected school and
most recently served as the musical academy of the Regional Conservatory. Historical
architectural elements of typical masonry and local basalt work are prevalent. The
hotel is made up of a Conservatory wing and a School wing that showcase memorabilia
from its' origin. The hotel also features a fabulous restaurant, A Colmeia, which
serves dishes using local products and is considered amongst the best in Azorean
cuisine. Packages for this hotel are from $709.

Individuals seeking to experience the Azorean city life will be pleased to explore
the island of Terceira. The island's historic city streets transport travelers back
to the 16th and 17th centuries. Visitors can tour the first European urban center
built in the 16th century, Angra Do Herosmo, which has received UNESCO World
Heritage status. Golfers will be challenged on the island's course. For a
cosmopolitan atmosphere the island features marinas that attract yachts crossing the
Atlantic. May kicks off festival season and visitors can enjoy delicious traditional
dishes and displays of local culture. Packages to Terceira are from $799.

Two new hotels have been added to travel packages to Terceira. The Varandas do
Atlantico and the Praia Marina are located in the beautiful city of Praia da Vitoria
in front of the ocean beach. They are close to the main square and the "Marina,"
near seafood restaurants and an 18-hole golf course. The hotels are only five
minutes from the airport providing a convenient beginning to a wonderful vacation.
Packages for the Varandas do Atlantico start at $799 and Praia Marina start at $869.

The island of Faial gives visitors the opportunity to explore one of the most famous
harbors in the world. It is a favorite port of call for international yacht crews
crossing the Atlantic. The island's somewhat wild interior is unspoilt with undersea
volcanic caves, home to shoals of colourful fish. The city's colorful main street
winds along the harbor providing an inviting path to gardens, churches, and museums.
Visitors can hike to the site of a 1957-8 eruption of the Capelinhos Volcano, now
dormant and view the 300-foot crater of the extinct volcano from the island's
central Caldeira.

Visitors to Faial can stay at the Hotel Do Canal that sits on the main ocean front
avenue in the city center of Horta. The hotel offers a breathtaking view over the
city bay and Pico Mountain. The Horta Marina is also the starting point for whale
and dolphin watching tours. The waters around the island offer plenty of food for
these sea mammals making them regular visitors. Packages for this hotel start at

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 So
Miguel, the main island in the Azores archipelago. Connecting flights from So
Miguel to Lisbon, Porto and/or the island of Madeira are available. The carrier is
part of the SATA Group.

For more information and reservations, contact Azores Express at 800-762-9995,

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Packages with 6 nights hotel, breakfasts and roundtrip airfare, pp/do:
So Miguel as low as:
. New: Hotel do Colegio - $709
. New: VIP Executive - $749
. Hotel Marina Atlantico - $809
. Holiday Inn Azores - $749
. Terra Nostra Hotel - $729
. Hotel Avenida - $769
. Vila Nova Hotel - $649
. So Miguel Park - $769
Terceira (includes connecting airfare)
. New: Varandas do Atlantico - $799
. New: Praia Marina - $869
. Terceira Mar Hotel - $879
Faial (includes connecting airfare)
. Hotel Do Canal - $869

Web Site = http://www.azores-express.com

Contact Details = For more information and reservations, contact Azores Express at
800-762-9995, www.Azores-Express.com.

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