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Full-Day Van Tour around the Terceira Island

1. Full-Day Van Tour around the Terceira Island

The tour starts by picking you at your hotel, and make way on to Monte Brasil, wich is a Natural Reservation full of story and has a viewpoint with an amazing view all over the city of Angra do Heroísmo. Then you´ll go all around the East Part of the Islan where you´ll pass on a spot where you´ll see the Goat Islets and then you´ll move on all around the East Part, where you will pass by some amazing natural pools located in Porto Martins. All the East Coast of the island it´s fill with a lot of places with history. Before lunch you´re going to pass on an amazing landscape Miradouro do Facho and the famous miradouro called Serra do Cume, wich is known by the locals as the Patchwork Blanquet, after that you´ll make a lunch break at Praia da Vitória. By the Afternoon you´re going to visit the North part of the island, were you´ll make way until Biscoitos, to see the amazing natural pools and see the local movement. Moving on, you´ll pass on some natural hiden spots and visit Serreta parish untill you get to Queijo Vaquinha where you´ll taste the local cheese. To end the tour, you´ll pass on a fisherman´s village called São Mateus, too see the fishing activity. The tour ends by dropping you again at your hotel.

From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

2. From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

Start the tour by visiting Monte Brasil, where you can see the Fortress of São João Baptista, built by the Spanish during their conquest of the Azores. Enjoy fantastic views of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Angra do Heroísmo. Proceed along the southeast of Terceira Island towards the villages of Ribeirinha, Feteira, and São Sebastião. See beautiful natural landmarks such as Serra da Ribeirinha and the Ilhéus das Cabras, culminating in a visit to the island's oldest church. Next, stop at Serra do Cume, a viewpoint located in Terceira's largest "caldeira". Observe the vast expanse of agricultural fields spread out the island. Enjoy some free time in the charming town of Praia da Vitória. Continue along the northern coast of the island and visit the Biscoitos Natural Swimming Pools. Have an optional visit to Algar do Carvão, an empty volcanic chimney, and Gruta do Natal (lava tube) which take about 30-40 minutes each. The tour is concluded by visiting the Queijo Vaquinha Cheese Factory and São Mateus Fishing Port with drop-off back at your accommodation.

Azores: Volcanic Wine and Food Tasting Party

3. Azores: Volcanic Wine and Food Tasting Party

Savor rare volcanic wines which have been produced in a volcanic terroir. Let the rich volcanic flavors that only eight regions in the world can produce linger on your palate. Sample some of the 33 grape varieties that are currently authorized on the Azores with only three of them being autochthonous (verdelho, arinto dos Açores, terrantez do pico). Be welcomed by an authentic Azorean family that will guide you on your wine and food tasting journey in a relaxed party atmosphere. Sit back in the garden, or cozy dining room and imagine the romance of drinking wine grown from molten earth and ash. Experience the intriguing high acidity flavors and character of these wines. Distinguish the salinity, and stony hints in the wine. Satisfy your thirst for new flavors, exotic local varieties, and traditional wine styles.

Walking Trail Rocha do Chambre

4. Walking Trail Rocha do Chambre

The tour starts by picking you from your hotel and take you to the center of the Island, most specifically to a location insert in Biscoitos where you´re going to do a Medium/Hard, 8.8km extended walking trail. During the tour you´ll explore the heart of Terceira Island and go up to 700m where you´ll have an amazing view over Rocha do Chambre. While doing this tour, that takes about 2 to 3 hours, you will also see the endemical flora of the island and see the local farmers activity. The activity ends by coming back to the first point and bringing you back to your hotel

Angra do Heroísmo: Walking Tour with Local Pasty and Coffee

5. Angra do Heroísmo: Walking Tour with Local Pasty and Coffee

At the selected time, we will meet at Jardim José Agostinho, our (kiosque) to start our guided tour of approximately 3 hours through the capital city of Terceira. Will we take a walking route through the main attractions of this Azorean city, declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco? From the kiosk (Jardim José Agostinho) we go up towards the entrance of the city, we will arrive at Alto das covas, then we go in the Duke of Bragança market, we visit the inside of Capitães Generais Palace, which was the former Jesuit college and today houses valuable works of art. We will continue our visit to go inside the Igreja da Misericórdia, which will welcome us with its striking white and blue façade. We will get to know the history of the Paços do Concelho building from the outside and, of course, we go inside the famous church of the Santíssimo Salvador da Sé, the cathedral of Angra do Heroísmo. Stop at a pastry shop where you will have 25 minutes of free time to have a coffee and taste a typical sweet. With our energies recharged, we'll follow the path to the Teatro Angrense, a 19th-century building that houses the island's theater groups and major representations nationwide. Finally, we will visit the Jardim Botanico (Duque da Terceira garden) where we ascend to Alto da Memoria (Memory of D. Pedro IV) A real spectacle.

Ilha Terceira Airport Transfer

6. Ilha Terceira Airport Transfer

Book your transfer for when you arrive on Terceira Island and be received by a professional driver that will accompany you to your hotel or accommodation. If you are a visitor, you will be received with a smile and be given information about the island, as well as maps and other useful information. Choose this quality transfer service and be transported in safety and comfort. Choose from a personalized service in a 9-seater minivan with air-conditioning, or for larger groups, a comfortable bus. Enjoy a scenic trip from the airport to the hotel, with a professional driver who will give you suggestions and information on what to visit, where to eat as well as all the attractions and available activities.

Terceira: Full-Day Highlights Tour

7. Terceira: Full-Day Highlights Tour

Experience the natural attractions of Terceira island on this private full-day tour. Visit the various viewpoints, peaks, mountains and volcanoes and marvel at the ever-changing landscape. Get recommendations on dining and where to buy local products. Discover the many natural pools and beaches and stop to take a dip. Drive to fishing ports and hear the fascinating whaling stories. Snap photos of the fortresses and lighthouses that decorate the island. Admire the volcanic caves and fumaroles. Watch the landscape change to delightful greens, woods, and endless pastures where cows, and wild cattle are abundant. Witness pastoral scenes of farmers taking care of the animals. See where volcanic wine is produced. Learn about the culture and traditions from a local. Hear about Divino Espírito Santo festivities, traditional street bullfights, and the unique way of experiencing carnival, as well as the typical summer festivals.

Electric Bike Tour Monte Brasil

8. Electric Bike Tour Monte Brasil

Start with pickup from Angra do Heroísmo. Travel with your guide towards the reserve of Monte Brasil, passing by the historic Fortress of São João Baptista at the entrance.   Ride up to the Peak of the Crosses and ride inside secret spots where only the guide knows about. Get panoramic views of the island, seeing the highest point of the island, the inactive volcano of Santa Bárbara. See the town of Angra do Heroísmo below, and on clear days, the São Jorge and Pico islands off the coast.

Half-Day Van Tour on the West Coast of the Terceira Island

9. Half-Day Van Tour on the West Coast of the Terceira Island

Discover the West zone of Terceira Island. Admire beautiful landscapes provided by viewpoints spread in several parishes and explore wonderful recreational areas. Start in Angra do Heroísmo, travelling in a comfortable air-conditioned van, passing by and visiting many places along the way. Explore Monte Brasil, bathing area of the Negrito, Church of São Mateus and enjoy cheese tasting in Queijo Vaquinha, from the oldest and most famous cheese factory on the island. Visit Cinco Ribeiras, Church of Santa Bárbara, Império das Doze Ribeiras, Serreta, Mata da Serreta and Biscoitos natural pools.

Terceira Azores: Caves and Craters

10. Terceira Azores: Caves and Craters

Explore the beauties of Terceira Island, visiting mountains, hills, craters, volcanoes and caves. This tour is in the afternoon, and you are going to visit all the center of Terceira island (places where the public bus doesn't go). Pick-up at your accommodation is at 2:00 p.m. The first place where you are going is to the tallest mountain of the island. From there and depending on the visibility you can see the other island of the Azorean archipelago. Then it's time go visit the first cave (Gruta do Natal = Christmas cave) which is a lava tube. After that you will be amazed with the fumaroles field (Furnas do Enxofre), Algar do Carvão. It's the highlight of the tour, because it's an empty volcano you can go in. Before a cheese tasting, a stop at Serra do Cume for a spectacular view over one of the largest craters ever formed on Terceira island Azores.

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Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 61 reviews

We did the tour with Nuno Rocha. We had an amazing day tour of Terceira. Nuno is a wonderful guide, he showed us all around the Island and explained everything. He even showed us extra bits to make sure we explored every corner of Terceira Island. We saw so many things we probably would have missed if we didn’t do the tour. It was an awesome mixed of very different and unique landscapes. Nuno is passionate about his island and know so much about it. He was very nice and funny. It was great fun to explore the island with him. We definitely recommend Nuno ! Thanks a lot :)

We didn't have the possibility of renting a car, so we decided for this tour and it was a good decision - the tour was great and our guide Pedro was very nice and shared a lot of history facts, along with some fun facts about the island and the Azores in general! We had enough time in every stop to take pictures and enjoy the sights and Pedro answered all of our questions regarding our stay, definitely would recommend to take this tour.

A really, really great trip. Stunning views from the crater rim and lots of great stops in between at the Lagoon. The route is partly paved, most of the routes are off-road uphill and downhill! Perfect for the quads The views are simply fantastic and the trip is totally worth it! With Luis we had a very charming and humorous guide!

The trip was fantastic and we are very grateful to our guide António who was very patient and always very helpful. Thank you

Very good, Rui Mendes was very prepared and friendly, we took a lot of it, a lot of detailed information.