School Geography Trips to The Azores

Welcome to the other Eden - that's now quieter than ever

A rumbling mass of beauty and volcanic galore
From £725pp i

A far-flung archipelago of green-coated calderas, forest-ringed lakes and steaming fumaroles, the Azores is a rare mass of beauty. Already somewhat untouched, these other-worldly islands are even quieter now. But with schools still eager to visit, it’s one of the best times to start planning for 2021-2022.

We know things are a little different right now, but our levels of support and safety haven’t changed. When you’re ready to get things underway, we’ll be right alongside you. So when normality returns, you’ll be able to explore the best bits of the Azores in Sao Miguel, from its hot springs to its quaint fishing villages – making for the ultimate comeback trip.

 

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Accommodation

Popular places to stay in Azores

  • 4-star hotel located based near the centre of Ponta Delgada
  • Close to the Botanical Gardens
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Wi-Fi
  • Indoor and outdoor pools
  • Fitness club with sauna and hot tub
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Games room
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Go for a swim in one of the pools
  • Relax in the games room or peruse the gift shop
  • Enjoy the facilities at the fitness club
  • Go sightseeing in the centre of Ponta Delgada
  • Visit the city’s Botanical Gardens
  • Located in Ponta Delgada
  • Just 3.1 miles from Milicias Ocean Beach
  • Outdoor pool and sun deck
  • Wi-Fi
  • Outdoor pool and sun deck
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Games room
  • Pool table
  • Gift shop
  • Wi-Fi
  • Go for a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Relax on the sun deck
  • Enjoy the games room or play a game of pool
  • Peruse the gift shop
  • Head out to Milicias Ocean Beach
  • Centrally located in Ponta Delgada
  • Just a 15-20 minute walk to the beach
  • Terrace and garden
  • Wi-Fi
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Terrace and garden
  • Communal lounge and TV area
  • Games room
  • Private and shared bathroom facilities
  • Wi-Fi
  • Relax in the garden
  • Chill out in the games room or the TV lounge area
  • Take a stroll to the beach
  • Go sightseeing in the centre of Ponta Delgada

Excursions in Azores

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Curriculum Information

Perfect for all ages and stages of secondary education

  • Curricular Links
    • Changing Places
    • Climate Change
    • Coastal Systems & Landscapes
    • Ecosystems & Biodiversity
    • Environmental Changes
    • Geographical Skills
    • Global Governance
    • Globalisation & Global Systems
    • Marine Environments
    • Natural Hazards
    • Plate Tectonics
    • Resource Management
    • Tectonic Processes, Landscapes & Hazards
    • Tourism
    • Water & Carbon Cycles
    • Weather & Climate

Additional Information

Your journey doesn’t have to end here! See what else we can offer to help you get the most out of your tour. From expert Field Study Tutors to our award-winning study resources, we’ll go above and beyond to support you and your students.

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What our customers say

I would just like to personally thank you for being so helpful and clear at a time when everything is so unclear. It’s truly been such a pleasure to work with you.

Katie Emanuel

August 2020

We really appreciate all your time and effort this year and the support your company has given to our school.

Richard Lander, Cornwall School

August 2020

Thank you so much for working so hard for us – we hope to start planning our next tour soon!

Lucy Kitchener, Mount St Mary's College

August 2020

FAQs about this tour

Find the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions.

  • What is the best way to contact you at this time?

    While our offices are temporarily closed in line with government guidance, our staff are working from home and can be contacted as usual. Direct dial numbers have been re-routed to relevant staff and email inboxes are still routed directly to individual staff members. If you wish to make an enquiry about a new tour then please call 01332 347828, use our web enquiry form or email us at info@RayburnTours.com.

  • What is the FCO advice in regards to safe air travel?

    The FCO have provided guidelines on how you can travel safely in airports and on aircrafts during the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak. Airports and airlines are committed to making your journey as safe as possible. You can read their guidance here.

  • Are you taking bookings right now and how far ahead should we plan?

    Yes, we are absolutely taking bookings! Due to the bespoke nature of our trips, we always recommend you try planning at least a year ahead. We have already taken many bookings for next year and a good amount of groups are choosing to plan even further ahead for 2022, giving them plenty of time to launch the trips to parents and students. Ultimately, the further you can plan ahead, the better.

  • Is insurance included with my trip?

    Yes, insurance will be included in your trip quotation as standard unless it is requested not to be. Make sure you check the list of inclusions in your quotation and/or confirmation.

School Geography Trips to The Azores

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