More about the Azores, Portugal

Explore the lush landscapes and many cultures found in the volcanic archipelago known as the Azores. This autonomous region of Portugal boasts nine islands, each with their own unique charm. Take a swim and be greeted by wild dolphins in Faial; traverse the snowcapped mountains of Pico Island; or slip into a thermal bath in Sao Miguel – there is so much to discover here. With Collette’s expert guides showing you the way, we make the most out of every day, plus have plenty of suggestions for your free time. Escape with us to Portugal’s ancient isles and be sure to include a few of these highlights in your travel itinerary.

Why visit the Azores

Natural Sites

Nature lovers will wonder why they haven’t discovered the ecological wonders of the Azores sooner. With rolling green mountains, crystal blue waters, and seemingly endless volcanic caves, the natural beauty of the Azores will leave you in awe. We recommend an escape to any one of these environmental marvels.


The Azores offer their own take on traditional Portuguese food and drink. While this archipelago boasts fresh-off-the-hook seafood, it also is known for its rich dairy products, uniquely prepared meat dishes, and excellent wines. Here are some culinary highlights we suggest you savour while in the Azores.


With nine islands in the Azores to choose from, you’ll find that there’s never a shortage of things to see and do. From geological thermal pools to black sand beaches, this archipelago offers you island fun without the chaotic bustle of Europe’s more well-travelled locations. Get some quality R&R as you travel with us to these Azorean gems.