Walking: £998, Inntravel

A family break, a walking holiday, and an island-hopping tour

We approached three companies for their best offer on a week in the Azores this summer. All prices are per person, based on two travelling together, except the family package, which is based on two adults and two children. All samples include return non-stop flights and seven nights' accommodation.

Family: £983, Archipelago Choice

Includes SATA flights from Gatwick to Ponta Delgada on any Saturday in August, plus a self-catering two-bed apartment at Quinta da Santana on Sao Miguel, car hire and three activities from a list including whale watching, horse-riding and kayaking (01768 775 672; azoreschoice.com).

Walking: £998, Inntravel

Includes Ryanair flights from Stansted to Ponta Delgada departing 4 or 11 July, plus B&B at Solar do Lalem in the village of Maia on Sao Miguel, car hire, three picnic lunches, walking route notes, maps and half a day's whale watching (01653 617000; inntravel.co.uk).

Tour: £1,395, Voyages Jules Verne

Includes SATA flights from Gatwick to Ponta Delgada on 8 August, plus local transfers, guides and activities such as boat trips and volcano visits. Two nights are spent on Terceira, two on Faial, and three on Sao Miguel – all with breakfast (0845 166 7035; vjv.com).

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