1. Portugal
  2. Sao Miguel Island
  3. Ponta Delgada
  4. Lagoa das Sete Cidades

São Miguel Island: Full Day All-in-One Tour

Product ID: 100743
Explore as much of São Miguel Island as possible in one day, with stops at all the best views, and experiences on the island.
About this activity
Duration: 8.5 hours
Starting time 8:30 AM
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese

Pickup included

Pick-up at your hotel in Ponta Delgada area.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy some of the most beautiful views in the Azores
  • Climb mountains, and bathe in waterfalls
  • Taste some of the best food and drinks of São Miguel Island
  • Explore as much as possible during your limited time in an action packed day tour
Full description
This tour gives you the unique opportunity to get to know São Miguel island as much as possible during a short stay. The tour will start early going in direction to Vista do Rei where you can enjoy the view over the Sete Cidades Lakes.

From there the tour will take you up into the mountains to enjoy the view over the gorgeous Lagoa do Fogo. Then you will venture back down the mountains for a visit to Caldeira Velha, a protected nature reserve, where you will have the option to enjoy a bath in the warm water from a waterfall. The journey will then take you to the viewpoint of Santa Iria where you can see the gorgeous northern coast. Following the coastal views, you will visit the Gorreana tea plantation and its factory, where you can taste two different kinds of tea: black and green. The tour will continue on where you will be able to enjoy the amazing view over Furnas’ valley, and a stop will be made at Pico de Ferro’s viewpoint. Arriving in Furnas Village you will see some volcanic phenomena, known as fumaroles.

You will then be able to have some lunch and eat the delicious famous Cozido das Furnas (or Furnas Stew), a gastronomic dish of Azores. After lunch, a stop in the Furnas Lake to see how the famous stew is cooked, then take a walk near the beautiful lake. Returning to Ponta Delgada and passing by Vila Franca do Campo, the first capital of São Miguel, located in the south coast, a last stop will be made at Ermida da Nossa Senhora Paz to enjoy the view to the famous Ilheú da Vila Franca. The tour will finish at your hotel or at the harbor.
  • Entrance fees to Caldeira Velha and Furnas Lake
  • A meal of Furnas Stew
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 43 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.9 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.5 / 5
  • Safety
    4.9 / 5
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The tour was very nice. We were picked up on time and had a very nice guide. It was just a shame that we didn't have enough time to bathe at the hot springs. The lunch break, on the other hand, could have been shortened somewhat. Alternatively, one could have briefly discussed where the focus should be in the small group.

January 16, 2020

We were picked up from the hotel and had a very nice day on the island. We were able to convince ourselves of the beauty and the many facets of the island. Our guide told us a lot about fauna, flora and island customs. But also things from everyday life. Everything very relaxed. And then we ate the famous stew. Delicious. All in all a successful day.

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September 28, 2019

We loved our tour of Sao Miguel Island! Julia, our tour guide was amazing. She gave us enough time for pictures at each stop. We had a very congenial group. Each stop on the tour was so amazing!! Loved the lunch in Furnace too! At the conclusion of the day we felt like old friends!

August 5, 2019

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Product ID: 100743