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Our most recommended São Miguel Island Bus & minivan tours

Terceira: Half-Day Island Tour with Cheese Tasting

1. 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.

From Horta: Guided Faial Island Tour

2. From Horta: Guided Faial Island Tour

Tour Faial Island in less than a day and explore the island's must-see sights. Enjoy guided commentary on a tour that's great for first-time visitors. After pickup at one of the 3 hotels available in Horta, set out on your discovery of Faial Island. See the Faial Caldeira, Capelinhos Volcano, and plenty of viewpoints overlooking the beautiful Blue Island. As you go, learn fun facts and Faial history from your guide.

Half Day Guided Tour of Sete Cidades from Ponta Delgada

3. Half Day Guided Tour of Sete Cidades from Ponta Delgada

Discover the stunning beauty of São Miguel Island in the Azores with the expertise of our local guides. Beginning your journey from Ponta Delgada, prepare for a 4.5 to 5-hour experience through the island's picturesque western region, where vibrant and typical Azorean flowers such as Hortências and Hydrangeas embellish the pathways. Experience one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal, Sete Cidades, and take in the breathtaking views at several viewpoints along the way, including Pico do Carvão and the Escavaldo viewpoint. As you hike through the sleeping volcanoes, fully immerse yourself in the local culture and the natural beauty surrounding you. Join us for an unforgettable adventure that will create lasting memories with your loved ones, in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere that will engage your senses and uncover the best-kept secrets of the Azores.

São Miguel: Furnas Hot Springs at Night with Dinner

4. São Miguel: Furnas Hot Springs at Night with Dinner

Benefit from pickup at your accommodation or other location tailored to your needs, and then make your way to the Furnas region of São Miguel Island. Take a thermal bath in the hot springs of the Azores, and enjoy a traditional dinner at a unique location. After pickup from Ponta Delgada, marvel at gorgeous landscapes as you drive into Furnas via its valley. Then, tuck into a delicious dinner at a restaurant. Try the region's most traditional dish: a stew made using the boiling hot steam created by the volcano, which takes several hours to prepare. Next, drive to the hot springs of Poça da Dona Beija and relax in the healing waters, surrounded by a landscape of sub-tropical palm trees and conifers that boost well-being. Experience the thermal waters in the calm of the evening, when the air temperature is mild, and there is magic in the air. Finally, get dropped off at your accommodation at the end of the night for your comfort and convenience.

São Miguel: Lagoa do Fogo Volcano Geo Tour with Hot Springs

5. São Miguel: Lagoa do Fogo Volcano Geo Tour with Hot Springs

Marvel at the volcanic landscape of the Azores with a tour of the Lagoa do Fogo (Lake of Fire) on this guided tour in São Miguel, with optional hotel pickup. Stop at multiple viewpoints on the drive up to the crater. Take a dip in the Caldeira Velha thermal pools or the Salto do Cabrito waterfall. Start from the Marina of Vila Franca do Campo for check-in and a short briefing. Then, hop into a van to drive up to the protected Nature Reserve of Lagoa do Fogo. On the way, stop at the scenic viewpoints of Pico da Barrosa and Bela Vista to soak in some of São Miguel’s best island views. Finally, arrive at the 15 thousand-year-old crater that sits in the deep caldera of the Fogo Volcano. Admire the stunning lake and learn about its endemic flora and surrounding woodlands from your guide. Next, head down the mountain, passing by the Caldeira Velha Environmental Interpretation Centre for information on the island's volcanic origin, biodiversity, and geothermal resources. Here, you can opt for a bath in Caldeira Velha’s manmade thermals pools and a natural waterfall pool – all heated by the nearby Fogo Volcano. Alternatively, go further ahead to the Salto do Cabrito waterfall, tucked away in a lush forest. With any time left, you visit the Historic Center of Ribeira Grande, the 16th-century fountain of Largo de São Pedro, or the sandy beach of Santa Barbara. Finally, head back to the marina to end the tour.

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

6. 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.

Sete Cidades - Half Day Tour

7. Sete Cidades - Half Day Tour

We great this amazing guided tour, we can visit the most beautiful places in the area of "Sete Cidades" between another places here in the island of São Miguel from Azores. On this guided tour we use a van with a maximum of space for 8 people, comfortable with plenty of space and with all the necessary conditions for this event. For a better understanding we will describe all our guided tour, first we start to pick-up all the people at 09:00 am in the hotels or in other places where we can meet, (please give all the information for the pick-up, for Example: Hotel name and room door or address from another place). We start our guided tour, in which we have several stops, all our stops are easily accessible, in the morning we start visiting (Pineapple Plantation in the Greenhouses/Viewpoint of the Pico do Carvão/Natural Park of Lagoa das Empadadas/Natural Park of Lagoa do Canário and Grota do Inferno/Viewpoint of the Blue and Green lakes of the Sete Cidades/Viewpoint of the Cerrado das Freiras/Center of the Sete Cidades Parish) we finish this guided tour on the center of the Sete Cidades Parish, them we return back to Ponta Delgada.

Terceira: Volcanic Wine Tasting Tour with Tapas

8. 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

9. 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.

São Miguel Island: Private Tour Cruise Ship

10. São Miguel Island: Private Tour Cruise Ship

We offer personalized and unforgettable tours through the magnificent nature and culture of this region. Come and explore the stunning landscapes and experience authentic Azorean hospitality. Explore the island of São Miguel with us for unforgettable moments. On a private tour, have the pleasure of customizing your tour.

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What people are saying about São Miguel Island

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4.7 / 5

based on 834 reviews

We booked a private tour through Get Your Guide and the tour company ( Into the Wild Azores Tours) was amazing! They were very flexible with the times because of our cruise ship and our guide, Eduardo, was waiting for us close to the cruise terminal. He was an excellent guide with so much information about the Azores. If you are fortunate enough to book a tour with this company, you will not be disappointed!

I highly recommend booking this excursion. Furnas is such a beautiful place, especially at night. The hot springs are so relaxing - with different types of pools to experience! Paulo is a fantastic & knowledgeable guide - who made the experience even more special! Delicious authentic food at a local restaurant - relaxed atmosphere and quiet location!

Absolutely recommendable experience, the guide paulo, also always attentive, reveals every secret of the island, I would tell you the details but I do not want to spoil the experience

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

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