Full-Day Furnas Valley Tour Including Lunch - Ponta Delgada

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 8 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels in Ponta Delgada or Tourism Office
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Depart from Ponta Delgada for a full-day tour of a visit to ceramic factories, with stops at viewpoints in Caloura, Vila Franca Do Campo and Furnas. Visit the Furnas lake and the hot springs. Lunch in Furnas town with typical Portuguese food (Cozido). In the afternoon, taste the mineral waters and visit more hot springs. Visit the north shore of the island, stopping at the viewpoints, visit the Tea Factory and the Ribeira Grande City with its beautiful architecture. Return to Ponta Delgada.

Highlights

  • Comprehensive tour of the city
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

Know More about this tour

Depart from Ponta Delgada towards Furnas valley. On the way, stop at Lagoa village to visit a traditional pottery place, and stop at Vila Franca do Campo, the former capital of the island, with its fine historical center.

Our first stop at Furnas is on the lake margins, followed by an included lunch. Taste the cozido na caldeira, cooked by the steam of the volcano. The cozido na caldeira is a traditional Portuguese stew with all the ingredients that characterize this typical dish.

After lunch visit Pico do Ferro belvedere for a panorama of the valley. Return to Ponta Delgada by the island's North road, visiting the Tea Plantations, the only place in Europe where you can see a tea factory and tea plantation.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Lunch

Exclusions

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A minimum of 2 people is required per booking

Traveler Reviews

  • 14-Mar-2019

    The full- day trip to Furnas was wonderful. Our guide, João, was outstanding and the sights were really interesting. I soaked in the hot springs which I would highly recommend and the lunch, that had been cooked underground geo,thermally for 8 hours was superb. Definitely worth the trip!

  • 09-Jul-2018

    We had Hugo as our guide for the day. He did a fantastic job! My husband and I were the only ones on the tour, so we had a very personal experience. It was great to see the sites of the Furnas area. We also ate at Tony's restaurant where we got to eat the meats and vegetables that were cooked in the calderas. It was very, very good! Overall, I would highly recommend booking this tour!

  • 20-Jul-2016

    In spite of the rainy weather, the full-day over 8 hours excursion was terrific! My husband and I enjoyed learning from Hugo, our very knowledgeable and personable guide.

  • 19-Apr-2016

    Great tour, must see in ponta Delgada, specially the food, Yugo our driver was great

  • 06-Mar-2016

    Excellent guide and special lunch prepared in the calderas

  • 25-Oct-2015

    Another fantastic tour in Ponta Delgada. A great company to use. Furnas Valley is well worth visiting and the tour itself gave a new insight into the island of Sao Miguel. Highly recommended!!

  • 18-Oct-2015

    We loved this tour. Make sure you book it as it is amazing! Our tour guide was Nuno and he was awesome. We were the only ones who took the tour that day and we had a very personal experience. He was so informative and knowledgeable. They are perfectly happy to change the route, spend extra time or avoid something you don't want to do! I can't tell you how beautiful this place is, you have to see it yourself. I wouldn't book my tour with anyone else. We saw some of the big busses and their groups, and I can tell you this is WAY better!!

  • 02-Oct-2015

    With this tour we had the best tour guide Nuno Melo, he was a pleasant and knowledgeable man of the island. He had a great sense of humour which really made the tour a lot more interesting and as we spent more time with him, he wasn't just a great tour guide, he felt like he was an old good friend. He took us around the magnificent sights of Furnas where its even impossible to describe the scenery ,you just have to see the views with your own eyes. He took us to a lovely local restaurant where the food was made from the hot pots from the geysers as well as trying the mineral water from the natural sulphur gas of the volcanoes. On the way back from the Tour, he took us to Ceramic museum which was nice to see the handmade pottery by local people and also took a stop at the tea factory to taste Azorean tea and explore the process of tea being made. Despite the weather during the day which regularly changes experiencing fog and rain we still managed to have a great day all thanks to Nuno : We highly recommend the local tour company.