Travel challenge: A family trip to the Azores
Saturday 26 March 2011
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for aspecific holiday. Today:a family half-term holiday on the island of Sao Miguel in the Azores. Prices are based on four peopletravelling together, departing 28 May.
£2,488: Sao Miguel Park Hotel
Includes flights from Gatwick or Manchester, transfers and seven nights' accommodation in a family room with breakfast at the Sao Miguel Park Hotel."The Azores offer excellent whale-watching opportunities," says Sunvil's Rosanna Melaragni, "and a free half-day whale-watching trip is also included in the price." (020-8758 4722; sunvil.co.uk)
£3,884: Convento Sao Francisco
Includes flights from Gatwick or Manchester, transfers and a week's accommodation with breakfast in a family suite at the Convento Sao Francisco, a former 16th-century convent. Four half-day whale-watching trips are also included. "This tour is a great way to see the island of Sao Miguel and learn about the amazing marine life of the Azores," says Ian Coates of Archipelago Azores (017687 75672; azoreschoice.com).
The Co-operative Travel
£2,298: Hotel Bahia Palace
Includes flights from Gatwick, transfers and a week's half-board accommodation at the Hotel Bahia Palace. "The hotel has facilities to suit all the family," says Sue Reid of The Co-operative Travel. "It also offers a complimentary shuttle service into the capital, Ponta Delgada, from where you can experience the real Azores, visiting volcanic lakes and thermal springs." (01922 700007; cooptravel.co.uk)
The Independent travel offers: Discover a world of inspiring destinations
- 1 Replica Back to the Future Hoverboard released
- 2 Katie Hopkins attacked me on Twitter — so I reported her to the police for inciting racial hatred
- 3 Brixton squat flats now costing up to £3k per month show how out of control rent is in London
- 4 Gamers confess the worst things they've done in The Sims
Iceland and New York: Reykjavik to New York twin-centre holiday
Exclusive: British roads and airports ready for rush as record-breaking numbers set to travel this Easter
The Atlas of Beauty: Photographer travels around the world to capture cultural diversity through stunning portraits of women
The 10 Best lightweight luggage
The 10 Best hiking boots
Ukip supporters are 55 or older, white and socially conservative, finds British Social Attitudes Report
Street preacher quoting from the Bible fined for calling homosexuality an 'abomination'
Jeremy Clarkson sacked live: Alan Yentob 'wouldn't rule out' ex Top Gear host's BBC return
Woman filmed launching racist tirade against men on the Tube for speaking in 'own lingo'
The West has it totally wrong on Lee Kuan Yew
David Cameron calls Labour 'hopeless, sneering socialists' while announcing 7-day NHS plans
£25,000 - £30,000: Sheridan Maine: Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity...
£25000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Management Accountant - Manchester...
£23000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits: Ashdown Group: Project Accountant (Part-...
£23,000: Beverley James: Do you have a background in hospitality and are you l...