School Geography Trips to The Azores

A rumbling mass of beauty and volcanic galore

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A far-flung archipelago of green-coated calderas, enchanting blue lakes and steaming fumaroles, the Azores is a rare mass of beauty that hums with volcanic origin. Scattered like stepping stones in the mid-Atlantic, these other-worldly islands are somewhat untouched, beckoning explorers to unearth their geographical treasures.

In this case, the biggest may well be the best as you journey to the largest island, Sao Miguel. Home to the best bits of the Azores, it’s a land laden with hot springs, forest-ringed lakes and quaint fishing villages. Rich in volcanic studies and geothermal gems, a school geography trip to the Azores is the ultimate adventure.


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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FAQs about this tour

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  • 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.

  • Can I talk to Rayburn Tours whilst out on tour?

    Yes, a 24-hour emergency phone number will be provided in your final documents pack and one of our experienced members of staff will be happy to help with any problems you have whilst out on tour.

  • What would happen if our flights are delayed or cancelled?

    In the event that your flights are cancelled or delayed by the airline, then the airline will offer us an alternative flight for your group and payment under the delayed departure section of your insurance would be applicable. EU airlines and carriers are subject to the EU Directive regulation 216/2004. Insurance policies do cover delayed flights and in the first instance party leaders would need to call the insurance company for further details.

    For groups travelling with our insurance (provided by Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd) we would be able to call on your behalf. Delayed cover through Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd entitles each person to claim up to £100, dependent on the length of delay, which can then be used to offset any additional expenses that may have been incurred.

    We will offer your group continued support via our 24-hour emergency phone; we will liaise with our contacts at the relevant airline and accommodation centres, if necessary, and continue to communicate with you throughout until your flight departs.

  • Is all of your accommodation audited in advance?

    Yes, all of our accommodation is audited prior to us offering it to a group. The criterion of these audits is governed by the School Travel Forum (STF). It is important to remember that each country is governed by their own standards and laws and these may differ from UK law. However, we require our accommodation to meet our standards as a minimum. We work with the hotels and agents to endeavour to ensure that our standards are met.

School Geography Trips to The Azores

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