This 4-day itinerary will give you a brief but memorable sampling of everything the beautiful island of Tenerife has to offer. Deluxe accommodations, superb food and world famous wines, the perfect climate, and a range of outdoor activities, stargazing, wine tasting, and visits to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, The Teide National Park and La Laguna. Be among the first Americans to visit this breathtaking island.
Fly from any major European Airport to Tenerife South Airport (TFS). You will receive private transfer to your 4 star hotel such as the Sheraton La Caleta, located in the popular southern part of the Island, called Costa Adeje. Check in at your hotel and take some time to get acquainted with your deluxe accommodations for the next 3 nights. The rest of the afternoon is yours to enjoy, relax and get to know everything there is to offer in this fantastic part of the island.
Included: airport transfers
Accommodations: Sheraton La Caleta, Hardrock Tenerife Hotel, H-10 resort or similar 4-star hotel
After your included hotel breakfast, spend the afternoon on a 4 hour private guided tour on the Northern part of the island. First, head to Tenerife’s capital, Santa Cruz. Learn how its harbor developed into one of the Atlantic Ocean’s most important shipping ports in the 19th century. See the city’s shops, restaurants, art galleries, natural history museum, colorful buildings, and striking contemporary architecture of the Adan Martin Auditorium and the Tenerife Espacio de las Artes, that all contribute to a definitively Spanish cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Next, head to La Laguna which is considered to be the cultural capital of the Canary Islands. Its historical center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999 and is known for its many beautiful churches, including Santo Domingo, the Church of the Holy Christ and the San Miguel Chapel.
Afterwards, the tour continues to Bodegas Monje Vineyard where you'll enjoy a tasting of traditional Canarian wines. Located 500 meters above sea level, the vineyard is situated on rocky ground and dry lava from the nearby volcano, but over time, the land has become very rich. Although the wine cellars were built in 1983, Bodegas Monje is a family vineyard dating to 1750. The Monje family is among Tenerife’s first wine producers, cultivating and bottling wine from the three grapes grown here — Listan Negro, Listan Blanco, and Negramoll.
Included: Breakfast at hotel, full day tour with official guide and ground transportation, wine tasting
This morning, set out the volcanic cliffs of Los Gigantes for a group whale watch, one of the “must do’s” while in Tenerife. Just a 15 minute boat ride away from shore, spot Bottlenose dolphins, Pilot whales, and 21 other marine species that are unique to this area. Since these beautiful creatures don’t migrate, this means that visitors are practically guaranteed to spot marine life every day of the year!
This evening you will visit Las Cañadas National Park, home to Mt. Teide. This park is characterized by its unique flora and fauna landscape, that can be seen nowhere else on earth. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007, Mt. Teide is an iconic attraction and a must-see for visitors. Tenerife is one of the best locations on the planet for stargazing because of its clear dark skies, low light pollution and a high altitude. Due to these exceptional conditions and the activities and guides available to educate visitors, Teide National Park was awarded the “Starlight Tourist Destination” and “Starlight Reserve” certificates by the Starlight Foundation in late 2013. Your stargazing tour includes transportation from your hotel, sunset observation and telescope observation.
Included: Whale watch.
**Evening tour with official guide, transportation, stargazing dinner and astronomical stories.
Prior to departure, today is yours to enjoy however you wish! You may want to check out your hotel’s spa, gym, or perhaps spend the morning shopping in Adeje.
Included: airport transfer