Award winning visitor centre & exhibition
Wild & remote
Visit the world's first platinum sustainable tourism destination
Islands of contrast
Discover the unique & diverse culture
An archipelago of 9 volcanic islands in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, the Azores are dramatic, isolated and unspoilt, yet incredibly friendly and accessible. The excellent Interpretation Centres are live case studies on a range of topics including volcanic activity, renewable energy, sustainability and ecology.
The Azores really do offer something different – each of the 9 islands was formed independently and at a different time to the others, making each unique.
The Azores became the world's first Platinum sustainable tourism destination in late 2014 having received the Quality Coast Gold Award for four consecutive years from 2010 onwards and are a truly unforgettable destination.
Why Choose DTW Education for your Azores trip?
We are the UK's first and only school specialist operator to offer the Azores. This multi-award winning destination offers cross-curricular opportunities including Science and Geology as well as opportunities to study tourism in Europe's best sustainable destination. With a choice of itineraries designed by teachers and a range of exciting optional activities, you'll have direct liaison with your own travel specialist with first-hand destination experience.
ABOUT THE AZORES
On Sao Miguel, taste the produce at Europe’s only tea plantations; on Pico, explore some of the longest lava tubes in the world, or walk through the irreplaceable UNESCO World Heritage vineyards; on Faial, trace the physical growth of the island via 10 successively younger volcanic peaks stretching from the central caldeira to Capelinhos.
Geographically part-American and part-European, these are islands of contrast, both isolated and significant. As the westernmost point of Europe, exposed in the middle of the Atlantic, the landscape is rugged and wild and the people proudly self-sufficient and independent.
The Azores have been likened to Iceland and Hawaii, and are one of the last few truly unspoilt parts of Europe.
Our team of Travel Specialists have extensive first-hand knowledge of our destinations and are passionate about travel.
Meet the team
The Azores have won regular recognition from some of the leading names in travel, including:
- Quality Coast Gold Award: European Union, 2010, 2011, 2012 & 2013
- One of the Best Summer 2011 Trips: National Geographic Traveller, 2011
- One of the World’s Top Ten Destinations for whale-watching: Sunday Telegraph, 2010
- A unique travel destination: Forbes, 2010
- One of the World’s Best Destinations: Lonely Planet, 2008
- 2nd Best islands in the World for Sustainable Tourism: National Geographic Traveller, 2006