Praia da Vitória
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From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

1. 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.

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West Coast: Half-Day Van Tour from Angra do Heroismo

2. West Coast: Half-Day Van Tour from Angra do Heroismo

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 Porto das Cinco Ribeiras, Church of Santa Bárbara, Império das Doze Ribeiras, Miradouro da Ponta do Queimado, Mata da Serreta, Mata da Serreta Viewpoint and Biscoitos Bathing Area.

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Terceira: Private Full-Day Highlights Tour

3. Terceira: Private 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.

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Azores: Volcanic Wine and Food Tasting Party

4. 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.

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Praia da Vitória: Island Dinner Experience with Locals

5. Praia da Vitória: Island Dinner Experience with Locals

Get to know local people and life in Praia da Vitória during a dinner at a private Azorean home and garden. Feel like an Azorean as you immerse yourself in the island and its people. Learn about local culture, traditions, history, and gastronomy from the source. After pickup, get welcomed into the local family’s home. Interact with the family and enjoy drinks and finger food during dinner preparation. Once prepared, enjoy dinner in the shade of the vineyard’s pergola on a pleasant summer afternoon or in a characteristic living room, depending on the weather. Typically, a barbecue is served with local fine meats and sausages accompanied by Portuguese wine (mainland) or Azorean wine. For dessert, savor one of the many typical sweets with coffee or dessert wine. This experience is not just about the food (you can go to a restaurant for that) but is also about the interaction with the locals, the best way to learn about the island’s culture, history, and traditions. 

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Terceira: Volcanic Wine Tasting Tour with Tapas

6. Terceira: Volcanic Wine Tasting Tour with Tapas

Taste the wine and walk along the volcanic terroir where the grapes are ripened in this private tour on the Island of Terceira. Enjoy the magnificent landscape of this parish in the north of the island and visit the famous natural lava rock ocean pools. Make a quick visit to Praia da Vitória, a small town by the beach. Relax as you savor several local wines along with some island specialties. Soak in the charming atmosphere in a family garden. Get an idea of the range of flavors on the island. Bask in a unique region that produces rare volcanic wine. Take in the romance that surrounds wines grown in soils born of molten earth and ash. Shock your palate with something different.

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From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Highlights Bus Tour

7. From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Highlights Bus Tour

Admire Terceira's top highlights on a bus tour that takes away the hassle of planning and deciding. Listen to your driver/guide's insightful commentary, learning about the significance and history of every stop on your route. Sit back and relax between several locations, watching the verdant landscape rush past. Start your tour by visiting the lush peninsula of Monte Brasil — most of which is a natural reserve. See the long-extinct volcano looming above you before heading to the nearby colorful town of Angra do Heroísmo. Marvel at the beauty and rich history of the Angra do Heroísmo — Terceira's capital and largest city, with its town center listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, head to the south-east coast of the island, seeing several charming churches, holy spirit chapels, and natural formations along the way. Then, stop at the high Serra do Cume viewpoint, where you'll see one of the most breathtaking views of Terceira Island known as The Patchwork Quilt. Surrounding the hill are rolling green hills and hundreds of patches of farmland, creating a patchwork quilt formation. Round off your visit with a stop at the city of Praia da Vitória, filled with sandy beaches and several stunning viewpoints. Known for its colorful architecture, this quaint town still has its old city walls and has a sandy beach alongside its marina.

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Dairy farm Visit and Cow Milking Experience in Azores

8. Dairy farm Visit and Cow Milking Experience in Azores

Enjoy this immersive experience with a local guide in the Azores, Portugal. Pet the cows and learn about the milking process. Snap photos of your new Portuguese bovine friends as you sashay around the farmyard. Listen as the farmer explains the details of his activities and daily tasks in the production of organic milk in Portugal/Azores. Hear about the process of conversion and production in organic mode. Then stop by the milk collection and storage station, and learn about its function and characteristics. Snap photos of the local landscape from choice viewpoints. Finally, experience an Azorean cheese and wine tasting in a private home. Gain knowledge about the islands' culture, history, gastronomy, and traditions.

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What people are saying about Praia da Vitória

Nice mellow day. A lot of stops along the way helped us see the entire island from different view points. Very informative and the scenery was beautiful!

Doris was a great guide, we saw a lot of interesting places and we got a lot of information about natural and cultural heritage of Terceira and Azores.

Nice guide!! The poles were of good help. And touching the cows a a good experience for someone from the city!!