Experiences on the Estate

Guest Exclusive Experiences | Public Experiences | Partner Experiences

Tour The Gardens

Guests: Complimentary

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Guest Exclusive: Take in our inspiring gardens, featuring local Azorean plants and flowers. See our Araucaria Tree (one of the tallest in the world, standing at over 60 meters and over 150 years old.) Walk through the heritage orange grove and pick an organic orange straight from the tree to enjoy.

Gin O'Clock in the Library

Guests: Complimentary

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Guest Exclusive: Take a look round the Gin Library, with close to 400 bottles on display. Every evening from 5-6pm gin expert and host here at the Solar Branco Estate, Ali Bullock, invites you to join him for Gin O’Clock. You’ll enjoy a complimentary gin of the day to get your evening off to a great start. Ali also offers gin masterclasses for a further insight into all things gin.

Azorean & Portuguese Gin Tasting

Guests: €30 per person

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While Portugal is better known for its port, that hasn't stopped it from producing some excellent gin. Join us as you are guided through the rich history and flavours of gin with gin expert and host here at the Solar Branco Estate, Ali Bullock.

Gin Masterclass: Best of British

Price: €40 per person

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Your gin tasting takes you through the very best gins from the UK as you also learn about the history of gin and its modern renaissance. You will try 3 taster gins with selected tonics and garnishes for each one. At the end of the tasting, you are invited to enjoy 2 full G&Ts – with the option of choosing from the ones you have sampled or picking from the wider selection in the gin library.

Free Gin!

Price: Complimentary

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Join us for a gin masterclass, bring a craft gin we don't have in the collection, and you and one other will enjoy the class for free.*

Shinrin Yoku Walk

Price: TBC

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Shinrin Yoku is a unique sensory way to experience and connect with nature. Originating in Japan, Shinrin Yoku offers an opportunity to immerse yourself in nature without modern day distractions. On your Shinrin Yoku walk you will experience the beauty of the Azorean countryside with all your senses.

Sausage Making Class

Price: TBC

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Learn how to make sausages incorporating natural ingredients and herbs found on the estate. Vegan classes are also available by arrangement.

Sausages Cooked in a Volcano

Price: TBC

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Coming to the Azores is all about connecting with nature. And enjoying some of the unique experiences that these islands have to offer. One of the most unique and exciting things to enjoy is the Cozido das Furnas – a meal cooked in a volcano.

Vegan Dinner Cooked in a Volcano

Price: TBC

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Coming to the Azores is all about connecting with nature. And enjoying some of the unique experiences that these islands have to offer. One of the most unique and exciting things to enjoy is the Cozido das Furnas – a vegan meal cooked in a volcano.

Outdoor Cinema

Guests: Complimentary

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Una's Tour of Ponta Delgada

Guests: Complimentary

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Join rescue dog Una who will guide you through the top sights in Ponta Delgada. We will take in the marina, main churches and sights as well as Mercado de Graça. After that we will stop off at one of their favourite cafes for a well deserved coffee and perhaps a biscuit or two for your guide.

Mountain Bikes

Guests: Complimentary

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The Azores is beautiful, with clean air and stunning views. With this in mind we provide complimentary mountain bikes so you can get out and enjoy the best that the island of São Miguel has to offer.

Mum & dad's Date Night

Guests: Complimentary

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So when was the last night you (and your partner) had a night out just the two of you? If the answer is, what's a night out alone? then this is the experience for you. We'll take the kids off your hands (there are some rules*) for an evening so that you can enjoy some quality time together.

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Carefully curated experiences

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We have carefully curated a number of locally inspired, exclusive to the estate experiences for our guests and outside visitors to enjoy. We have also selected core partners to work with bringing you the very best that the Azores has to offer. Please check these out and let us know what you would like to book for you.