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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.

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Azores: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

2. Azores: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

Experience the beauty of Terceira by minibus on a full-day tour of the entire island, including lunch in a typical restaurant. Tours typically start at 09:00 and end at approximately 18:30. Part of the 9 volcanic islands of the Azores Archipelago, Terceira is located in the central group (Terceira, Graciosa, São Jorge, Pico and Faial) and, like all the islands of the Azores, boasts its own unique landscape, culture and traditions. Visit the inside of Europe's only empty volcano at Algar do Carvão, and marvel at fields surrounded by stone walls. Enjoy lunch in a typical restaurant and get acquainted with the authentic food of Terceira, known for dishes such as Alcatra de Carne (pot roast cooked in large unglazed red clay pots).

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Terceira Island Whale Watching and Jeep Tour

3. Terceira Island Whale Watching and Jeep Tour

Observe magnificent whales in their natural habitat before exploring Terceira Island, either in a shared tour or with your own private group. This trip is made more comfortable by traveling in jeeps that are perfect for taking you off the beaten track so you can see the very best of what the island has to offer. This tour is ideal for those who want a bit of island exploration in the most radical way. Routes are taken along secondary roads, which are not part of usual tourist itineraries. They are narrow, beaten paths and used mostly by farmers - you'll get to see the real Terceira. The roads are lined either by blue hydrangeas (hortensia), large trees or rough walls of basaltic stone. They lead to breathtaking views and you should take the time to stop along the way, step out of the jeep and take a closer look at all the magical nature that surrounds you.

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Terceira Island: 4x4 Land Rover Tour with Traditional Lunch

4. Terceira Island: 4x4 Land Rover Tour with Traditional Lunch

You no longer have to go to Africa to go on a safari. It is also possible in the Azores to experience moments of pure adrenaline in all-terrain four-wheel drive vehicle. Fasten your seat belt, and the adventure through the landscape of the island will begin. Routes on secondary roads, which are not part of the usual tourist itineraries, will be favored. They are narrow, beaten paths and mostly used by farmers. They are lined either by blue hydrangeas (Hortenses), large trees or rough walls of basaltic stone, which cut the green pastures leading to breathtaking views. Take the time to stop along the way, step out of the jeep and take a closer look at all the magical nature that surrounds you. Have an adventure through the interior of the island with breathtaking views and difficult-to-access roads with unique flora. Have the option of off-roading, and help release the Land Rovers out of the mud. An outdoor lunch (traditional food, Portuguese wine) is included, and tour continues with a visit to lagoons. You can also be taken to visit the volcanic caves if you wish.

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Terceira Island: Full-Day Mud Adventure & Traditional Lunch

5. Terceira Island: Full-Day Mud Adventure & Traditional Lunch

Fasten your seatbelt and begin your adventure through the interior of the island of Terceira. On this trip, you will be riding in Jeeps suitably equipped for this purpose and able to take you to places you did not even imagine existed. It is intended for those who want to see unusual perspectives and scenarios. You will travel to the interior of the Island in muddy terrain at times and see untouched nature. Sometimes the Jeep might get stuck in the mud at which point you can volunteer to help free the Jeeps from the mud. Have an outdoor lunch (traditional food and Portuguese wine). Then stroll through the interior of the island for some breathtaking views. 

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Terceira Island: Azores Cooking Class Experience

6. Terceira Island: Azores Cooking Class Experience

You will be collected at 10:30AM from your hotel or place of accommodation, at which point you will go to the outdoor setting where your cooking class will take place. You will begin by preparing the bread, before then moving on to prepare the Alcatra dishes. While preparing your dishes, you will be treated with some some local cheese and bread, with wine, beer, and water of your choosing. Then cook some local sausages and linguiças to start nibbling on, as your food continues cooking. Have the opportunity to play some board games, or you can take a walk through the park with your wine and enjoy the beauty of nature. When the food is ready you will sit down to eat your freshly-prepared cuisine, and at the conclusion of your tour you will be returned to your accommodation.

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Terceira Island: 8-Hour Wine and Moonshine Tour

7. Terceira Island: 8-Hour Wine and Moonshine Tour

After pick-up from your accommodation on Terceira your guide will take you to see the major sightseeing spots in the island as well as a series of lesser known spots off the beaten track. Enjoy an outdoor BBQ lunch with local foods, cheeses, breads, wines and moonshines as well as a visit to a winery where you will taste other local wines and moonshines. Other stops introduce you to further local delicacies. The tour continues with the interior of the Island, on this tour you not only taste our foods, wines, moonshines, but you also get to see a great deal of the island from a different perspective. End the tour conveniently back at your accomodation.

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Terceira Island: Walking Trails Hiking Tour

8. Terceira Island: Walking Trails Hiking Tour

Terceira offers a varied range of hiking options, from the forested hills in the center to the lava fields along the north coast. The rural center of the island is fun for hiking too, with the 1,000-meter-high volcano of Lagoa Negra being covered in forests. Like the other Azores, there are many birds, flowers, and exotic plants in this region. These are all enchanting, even those which are not endemic to these islands. Your guide will take you through the best sites on these trails, and when possible will also explain to you some of the local vegetation and its impact on nature. You will have all of the best breathtaking views pointed out to you, some of which you might not have noticed on your own.

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Praia da Vitória: Island Dinner Experience with Locals

9. 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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Azores: Outdoor Lunch with Traditional Foods

10. Azores: Outdoor Lunch with Traditional Foods

The island of Terceira, one of the main entry points to the Azores, forms the central group of the archipelago. Your hosts will pick you up from your accommodation before preparing you an amazing lunch made from traditional delicacies which includes: meats, sausages, bread, cheeses, butter, the famous "Alcatra" dish (an Azorean product), salad with the local supplier's famous and delicious House dressing, Portuguese wine, beer, juice, water, shots of a surprise homemade drink, and a dessert (the famous "Dona Amelia"). Enjoy all this in the woods in the middle of nature, where you can walk around enjoying a drink, taking pictures of beautiful views, relaxing and breathing in the pure air while your hosts cook. At the end of the lunch you will be returned to your accommodation safely.

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What people are saying about Terceira

Overall rating

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based on 1 reviews

The tour was great, Tania gave us so much information about the island, showed us really nice spots and viewpoints. We had a really nice time, shared nice conversations and a wonderful local meal. (It is a group tour but we were the only ones there that day, so it was actually a private tour for us and Tania made it perfect). Thank you Tania and TurriAzores !

This was the perfect way to get to know Terceira in little time. The tour covers all major points. We were a little group of 7 people in a mini bus. Our guide Tania was outstanding. She shared a wealth of knowledge about the island's history, nature and sightseeing spots. Thank you Tania and TuriAzores!

Our guide Chris was amazing. She was very knowledgeable and told us a lot of facts about the island. We marked all the main attractions and more. Definitely reccomend!

Guides are amazing. They have given us a wonderful trip over water and island! We are very happy with this experience.

We have visited a lot of great places and had a great time with Cristina.