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Terceira: Algar do Carvão Lava Caves Tour

1. Terceira: Algar do Carvão Lava Caves Tour

Get back to nature and visit the extraordinary lava tube of Algar do Carvão inside the caldera of the Guilherme Moniz volcano, 12 kilometers from Angra do Heroísmo. Travel back in time to when a basalt eruption tore a pre-existing lava flow to begin the process that would lead to the formation of a Strombolian volcano with 2 cones. Observe different geological features, including ferrous deposits and silicate stalactites, and appreciate formations that date back to the origins of the cave. Discover a small pond of rare beauty, and gaze in awe as smoke emerges from the ground. Encounter the unique flora and fauna, including birds that seek refuge inside the cave, and diverse plant life that includes species of molds, arthropods, and other groups.

Terceira: Half-Day Island Tour with Cheese Tasting

2. Terceira: Half-Day Island Tour with Cheese Tasting

Meet your driver at your accommodation in Angra do Heroísmo, Praia da Vitoria, or Lajes, and start your half-day tour in an air-conditioned minivan. Explore Algar do Carvão, an empty volcano and its caves with remarkable unique mineralogical characteristics. The 90-meter-deep volcanic chimney formed approximately 3,200 years ago after the magma drained from the main chimney receding to the magma chamber. Next up is Furnas do Enxofre. Walk around a fumaroles field and see sulfur gas coming out from the ground. Contemplate the beautiful natural swimming pool at Biscoitos, surrounded by black lava and with a few colorful fishing boats anchored alongside. Stop for a photo opportunity in Miradouro do Raminho and see 3 islands. Finish a wonderful day with a handmade delicious cheese tasting.

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

3. Terceira Island : Half-Day Van Tour on the West Coast

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: Volcanic Wine Tasting Tour with Tapas

4. 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.

Dairy farm Visit and Cow Milking Experience in Azores

5. 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.

Terceira Island : Half-Day Van Tour on the East Coast

6. Terceira Island : Half-Day Van Tour on the East Coast

Seated on a confortable Van, you will visit a place called Miradouro do Facho, that has an amazing view over the City of Praia da Vitória. After that you´re going to visit one of the highlights of the tours, wich is Serra do Cume, also known as the "Patchwork Blanquet". Through all the tour, you will visit some secret spots and also see our natural pools made out of vulcanic rocks. The Tour ends in a place with a view for the Goat Islets (Ilhéus das Cabras), wich are located near Terceira Island.

Angra do Heroísmo: Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

7. Angra do Heroísmo: Landmarks Guided Walking Tour

Start the tour with a pickup from your hotel and drive or walk to the City Center. In the heart of the city, walk along the streets filled with monuments significant to the history of the Azores Islands. See the Cathedral of Angra do Heroísmo (optional entrance), one of the most controversial catholic cathedrals, and Palacio dos Capitaes Generais (optional entrance), pivotal in the establishment of the first general government of the Azores. Take a walk in the beautiful Public Garden, the heart of the city Proceed to the city hall and finish up walking by the Rua Direita, the first main street that culminates in Pátio da Alfândega, the oldest wharf in Angra do Heroísmo. From here you’ll see Angra Bay, where Vasco da Gama disembarked in 1499, establishing the island as a mandatory stop for routes passing through the Atlantic.

Angra do Heroísmo: History, monuments and belvederes

8. Angra do Heroísmo: History, monuments and belvederes

ANGRA do HEROÌSMO The city, its History, Churches, Monuments and pastry Estimated duration 4-5 hours Transport in a 7-seat Volvo XC90 SUV or 9-seat Mercedes Vito and some pedestrian routes 1)MONTE BRASIL • Viewpoint of Alto da Caldeira • Pillory and anti-air battery 2) CITY • Fanal Bay • Rua da Sé • Cathedral* • Café Athanásio (D. Amelias) • Palace of the General Captains (former Jesuit College) • Church of the Jesuits* • Jardim Duque de Terceira • Museum of Angra - Church and Convent of S. Francisco • Páteo da Alfândega and statue of Vasco da Gama • Marina and Praínha • Port of Pipas • Bullring* *The schedules should be consulted

From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Sunset with Local Products

9. From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Sunset with Local Products

The activity starts at the best time possible according to the sunset time of the season. It begins with the pick-up at the hotel following towards the inside of the island stopping at "Lagoa das Patas", a small lagoon with a wonderful natural scenario of Japanese Cedar-wood trees surrounding it. Afterward, we will drive to the North-West side of the island, more specifically to "Miradouro do Raminho", where we will set up our picnic and relax until the sun sets behind two other islands of the central group. We will return by the South-West coastline passing by the fishing village of "São Mateus" before arriving at the hotel in Angra do Heroísmo.

Terceira - Private Group - Half Day Guided Bus Tour

10. Terceira - Private Group - Half Day Guided 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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4.4 / 5

based on 67 reviews

António is a top tour guide, who also has nice photo spots at the different locations. He has a lot of knowledge about the island and the locations. Highly recommended!

A fascinating excursion. The guide, António, gave us very interesting information about the formation of the caves and the volcanic vent.

Great tour; Victor went above and beyond. He and his wife were great hosts. Must do tour on the island!!

Rui was a wonderful tour guide and the caves were beautiful.

Excellent guide.. great tour.. beautiful sceneries..