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SATA Airlines offers three extraordinary Spring Escapes: The Azores, Lisbon and Madeira Island


1. The Azores: Europe (unspoiled) just four hours away from $1039


waterfall at Patas lake in the Azores
Credits: Azores Photos

The wild nature, mild climate and European culture of the Azores Islands are the prefect answer to a spring break, as SATA Airlines announced new packages. Starting at $1039, these packages include round-trip airfare with taxes, hotel stay for six nights (based on double occupancy) and breakfast, and are offered until late May 2013.


For the first time, SATA offers 29 different hotels on six islands – including the first ever fly and stay package to Graciosa Island. There are six hotels offered on the island of Terceira, two on the island of Faial, one on the island of Santa Maria, two on the island of Pico, and 17 on the island of São Miguel.

The Azores are the closest and one of the more affordable destinations in Europe.

Availability depends on your choice of hotel (s), the islands you wish to visit and travel dates. To book a trip, call 800-762-9995 or visit for more details.

2. Lisbon: discover a city of contrasts for just $1289


Alfama neighboorhood in Lisbon, one of the best places to listen to some Fado
Credits: Turismo de Lisboa –

Lisbon is the hot place to be this spring. The city has been reborn with a host of new museums, restaurants, cultural venues and hotels. SATA Airlines has new package to Lisbon with five hotels to choose from starting at just $1,289 pp/do for six nights with air, all taxes, and breakfast.


Hotels choices include the Jorge V Lisbon, considered one of Lisbon landmarks, with a tradition of service and a central downtown setting. And, the stylish Hotel Azores Lisboa, a modern four-star hotel in the city’s business and shopping district. The downtown Tivoli Jardim is also included, set near major sites and shopping. The Hotel Mundial is right in the heart of the city’s center. The Mundial, recently restored, was famed as a center of espionage during World War II. The modern Tivoli Oriente is a four-star hotel in the newest part of the city, the riverfront Nation’s Park.

Packages from Boston to Lisbon (with other cities available) depart Tuesdays and Fridays with six-night stays at a choice of four hotels. All packages include daily breakfast. Choose a package that combines a stay in São Miguel in the Azores. Children under six pay only child’s airfare. Children under 10 pay just 10 percent of the hotel rate, plus airfare. Travel is valid until May 2013.

To book a trip, call 800-762-9995 or visit for more details.


3. Madeira Island: tropical vistas and old world flair for just $1379

Fanal in Paul da Serra in Madeira Island
Credits: Madeira Island Tourism


Looking for a new spring escape that is affordable and warm? Madeira Island off the coast of North Africa is closer this spring with new flights from Boston and expanded packages for air and lodging.  SATA Airlines has 6-night packages from Boston Logan Airport to Funchal (via the Azores) with more flights to choose from and eight hotels. Six nights hotel, air, and all fess start at just $1,309, and are offered until late May 2013.

Visitors visit the Madeira Island for the natural beauty, and they stay to experience the ocean, golf, hiking, deep sea fishing, diving, an old world charm of the island and its mountains and seaside towns. Madeira remains an uncrowned and sophisticated pearl of European charm, where visitors can experience the sea, mountain hiking, or city culture. George Washington was a great fan of Madeira wine.

Hotels include the four-star Four Views Baia Hotel, Porto Santa Maria Hotel, and the new Pestana Promenade. All hotels offer seaside views, outdoor saltwater pools and full resort facilities.

For more information and reservations contact SATA at 800-762-9995 or visit


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