Oakland, CA -- Azores Airlines is launching new flights for summer 2017 with service from the Bay Area to Portugal. And there is a deal: Oakland to the Azores (from $449) and from Oakland to Lisbon (from $549) this summer.
The campaign is valid until April 30 for flights on August 9, 16, 23 and September 6. Azores Airlines considers August the perfect time to both visit family and/or explore Terceira Island or Lisbon.
CNN named Lisbon the coolest city in Europe due to its nightlife, experimental cuisine, beaches and castles, design, art and streets. Now combine all this with cheap prices, nice people, good weather and good hotels.
August is the best month for tourists because everyone who lives in Lisbon is on vacation which gives the feeling that they have the all city for themselves, to explore as they please. There’s less traffic and a feeling of calmness in the air. The warm temperatures allow people to enjoy the white sand at Portinho da Arrábida in Setúbal or go for a walk in Sintra. And since August is also known for it’s warm nights, it’s the perfect time to have dinner at a tasca and try the famous “bitoque” and then go to Cais do Sodré and dance the night away.
Terceira is the culture capital of Azores and is known for the traditional equestrian bullfight (in the ring) and the popular bull running “on a rope” (touradas à corda) that happen on the streets and sometimes on the beach. You can also go inside a lava tube, it’s called Algar do Carvão (coal pit) and it’s one of the few volcanoes in the world you can visit and the only one in which visitors can explore a volcanic chimney and secondary magma chambers.
The capital is Angra do Heroísmo and its historic center was declared World Heritage Site due to its importance in the maritime explorations of the 15th and 16th centuries, representing a link between the New World and Europe.
For some wine go to Biscoitos. This little town is covered with green pastures and small vineyards protected by black basalt walls. The coast is marked by many deep breaches and coves, often creating beautiful natural swimming pools and there are platforms and steps for those who feel tempted to swim in the clear waters. There’s also a small wine museum with the “Verdelho” grape history.
This campaign has a limited number of seats and it’s not combinable with any other offer, discount or promotion. The prices are one way. Azores Airlines, part of the SATA Group, has connected New England with the Azores and mainland Portugal for more than 35 years and now is also connecting the Bay Area. For more information about booking flights visit http://www.azoresairlines.pt or call 800-762-9995.