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  1. Portugal
  2. Sao Miguel Island
  3. Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada: Half-Day Walking Tour

Product ID: 105392
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Ponta Delgada is the largest and most important city of Sao Miguel and the Azores with more than five centuries of existence. Come explore this modern cosmopolitan city full of history and heritage.
About this activity
Duration 4 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the historic center of Ponta Delgada
  • Explore the famous traditional market Mercado da Graca
  • Discover the romantic Garden Antonio Borges in Azores
Full description
This half-day walking tour begins in the historical center of Ponta Delgada, where you will spend time getting to know the city's churches, monasteries and historical places. Next, visit the Military Museum and Fort of Sao Bras, after which you will walk up to one of the most romantic gardens in Azores – Garden Antonio Borges.
 
Walk the narrow, cobbled streets and admire the several mansions scattered throughout the city, demonstrating the economic power the city derived from its fertile soils and commercial activity. Visit the Carlos Machado Museum, housed in the former monastery of St. Andrew which depicts the natural history as well as the fishing and agriculture history of the entire island of Sao Miguel.
 
Overlook the city from a panoramic location with a splendid view of the historical center, the harbor and commercial port. Then, visit the traditional markets in town with opportunities to taste some typical fruits, delicacies, and Azores cheeses.
Includes
  • Local and professional guide
  • Small group tour
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance to the museums

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Portas da Cidade (City Gates), main square in Ponta Delgada.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
Know before you go
• May be operated by a multilingual guide
• A minimum of 2 persons per booking is required
• A maximum of 10 persons per booking
• A moderate amount of walking is involved
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