Ponta Delgada Walking Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    9:30 AM Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port
  • Departure Details :
    Portas da Cidade - City Gates, Praça de Gonçalo Velho 9500, 9500-150 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
  • 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.


Ponta Delgada, It'sthe largest and most important city of So Miguel and the Azores , with more than five centuries of existence, is a flat city , modern and cosmopolitan, It is the largest municipality and which has the largest equipment diversity. Find your guide at the City Gates and skirt on a walking tour through the historic center of Ponta Delgada. A rich City in history, in culture and historical buildings, we willvisit churches, museums, gardens and the famous traditional market "Mercado da Graa", after 3hours of walking around the city, after we take you to the Marina or to the port Cruises "Portas do Mar", where your tour ends.


Explore the local streets on a walking tour of the city

Multiple departure times and locations available

Perfect introduction for first-time visitors

Small-group tour

Flexibility to customize your itinerary to your own preferences

Multiple times offered throughout the day

Know More about this tour

This Walking Tour, begins in the Main Square of the historical center of Ponta Delgada, after we will walk to the S. Francisco Square, we will visit some historic places, like the Main church of the Town, a high point in the Tower City, to visit the Synagogue and the Sanctuary of the S. Cristo, walk along the main streets of the city and local commerce to the one of the botanic garden in Ponta Delgada, Antonio Borges Garden

We will walk through the narrow, cobbled streets and several mansions around the city that demonstrate the economic power of other times, thanks to the fertility of soils and commercial furor in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Visit the Carlos Machado Museum, housed in the former monastery of Saint Andrew and depicting the natural history, fishing and agriculture of the entire island of São Miguel.

We will walk too to the Church of the Mother of God, with a splendid and panoramic view to the historical center and for the Marine and commercial port.

In the end we will show you the traditional market, with opportunity to taste some locals fruits and taste some kinds of cheese made in Azores.


Local guide

Professional guide



Hotel pickup and drop-off

Food and drinks


Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Not wheelchair accessible

Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults

At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

May be operated by a multi-lingual guide

A minimum of 02 people per booking is required

A maximum of 10 people per booking

Traveler Reviews

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  • 10-Feb-2020

    This tour was a great way to start our time in Porta Delgado after our arrival. Leon was our tour guide and gave us a really good sense of the city and its historical background. Thanks so much Leon!!

  • 13-Dec-2019

    Our guide, Leon, was polite, patient, and generous with his time. Once he understood our interests, he adapted accordingly. Good overview of history and current way way of life.

  • 20-Mar-2019

    Our guide was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating (sorry I can't remember his name). If you are staying near downtown this tour is greatly beneficial for finding your way around. Anybody can walk along the waterfront and find the usual tourist stops but our guide took us up the narrow back streets to the local small restaurants and shops as well as the beautiful and unusual botanical garden. He recommended Casa do Bacalhau for a night of Fado and dining and we had a wonderful evening. Overall a great walking tour.

  • 21-Aug-2018

    We did this tour first when we got to Sao Miguel We had a great tour guide in Leon. This was a great tour to start with and we learned a lot about Ponta Delgada and its development over the centuries. This was a very informative and valuable tour.

  • 25-Jul-2018

    We booked this tour for the morning of our arrival in Ponta Delgada. What a great way to start our vacation. Leoncio was our very knowledgeable guide. After meeting at the city gates square, we spent the next four hours learning all about Ponta Delgada. We visited some churches, climbed the stairs to the bell tower of City Hall, enjoyed a stroll through the botanical gardens and visited a food market where we could try free samples of island specialties. Our last stop was a cheese stop where we bought some famous island cheese to bring back to our hotel room. We had a great time! Highly recommended tour - especially on your first day!

  • 11-Jul-2018

    We enjoyed the tour and learned a lot about local history and lifestyle. The guide was punctual and knowledgeable.

  • 29-Nov-2017

    After some initial confusion around scheduling, we finally got out and started walking. When this says Walking Tour it means Walking Tour! I'd guess we walked about 3 to 3.5 miles. Our guide had a LOT of local knowledge! His script was very detailed, but he had the answer for every question we asked! This was the perfect way for us to start our stay in Sao Miguel as it gave us a really good foundation of knowledge about the island in general and the city of Ponta Delgada specifically.

  • 21-Sep-2017

    Our guide, Marina, was fantastic. She customized the tour for us, while she made sure we experienced the highlights of Ponta Delgado. However, the Viator agency was very disappointing. They did a poor job of coordinating our meeting with Marina. Instead of meeting us at our ship, we had to walk into town to find her. I emailed Viator twice trying to get directions for meeting the guide, but I received no response. We were the only ones on the tour so it would have made great sense for Marina to meet us at the ship and not leave us wondering where to go to meet her.

  • 28-Jul-2017

    We met our tour guide in the center of town. Merena is a history major and gave us a tremendous amount of information about the Azores. We Stopped at different points of interest , also along our tour we stopped and tasted the local Beer. She also gave us a list of restaurants to try.

  • 09-May-2017

    Although we weren't able to get to do this tour until our final day in Ponta Delgada, it was well worth it. We were able to see a lot more of the city than we'd encountered on our own. Our tour guide, Marina, was fantastic. She provided tons of history and context to buildings and architecture. It was a shockingly informative tour with tons of history about the island. There was rain in the forecast, so the tour manager called to see if we wanted to cancel, but it wasn't raining much, and I definitely did not want to cancel. Honestly, this tour was the best value of all the tours we did on the island. While some other tours focused on the natural highlights of the island, I felt there wasn't a lot of context about the culture or the history. I felt that it really enriched my experience significantly, and I could not recommend Marina more highly. She even dropped us off at a lovely cafe, where we had an excellent meal at an excellent price.

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