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From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

1. From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

Start the tour by visiting Monte Brasil, where you can see the Fortress of São João Baptista, built by the Spanish during their conquest of the Azores. Enjoy fantastic views of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Angra do Heroísmo. Proceed along the southeast of Terceira Island towards the villages of Ribeirinha, Feteira, and São Sebastião. See beautiful natural landmarks such as Serra da Ribeirinha and the Ilhéus das Cabras, culminating in a visit to the island's oldest church. Next, stop at Serra do Cume, a viewpoint located in Terceira's largest "caldeira". Observe the vast expanse of agricultural fields spread out the island. Enjoy some free time in the charming town of Praia da Vitória. Continue along the northern coast of the island and visit the Biscoitos Natural Swimming Pools. Have an optional visit to Algar do Carvão, an empty volcanic chimney, and Gruta do Natal (lava tube) which take about 30-40 minutes each. The tour is concluded by visiting the Queijo Vaquinha Cheese Factory and São Mateus Fishing Port with drop-off back at your accommodation.

Angra do Heroismo: UNESCO City Walking Tour

2. Angra do Heroismo: UNESCO City Walking Tour

Explore the UNESCO World Heritage City of Anga do Heroismo on a 3-hour guided tour. Located on Terceira Island, this historically important city is full of period churches, palaces, and forts. After a hotel pickup within the city at 9:15 AM, your guide will take you on a walking tour that focuses on the city's history, urbanization, and architecture.   Among other highlights, you’ll visit the Angra do Heroismo Museum, where you can explore exhibitions about navigation, settlers, volcanology, religion, Azorean history, and culture. Visit the Duke of Terceira Botanical Garden, full of classic gardens emblematic of the city’s Romantic period. See the 19th-century Town Hall Building, as well as the 16th-century Sé Cathedral, which is full of historic artifacts.   During your tour, you’ll stop off at a local café to try some traditional cakes and relax with a coffee.

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This might be the best full day tour I’ve experienced and I travel a lot. It was a great mix of nature and history with a ton of beautiful sights at a good pace. The van was very big and comfortable. Catarina was our guide and she was so knowledgeable, passionate and patient. We were able to check out all the highlights of Terceria Island and also stop at different spots we might want to spend more time later on the trip. Monte Brasil was breath-taking as were all the different view points on the island. Biscoitos was my favourite and I loved how we explored the two sides of the island all on the same tour. And when we decided that we wanted to go to both Gruta do Natal and Algarve do Carvo, she extended our tour and didn’t even rush us. Catarina also answered all our questions and even helped us call a rental car company when we were stuck. She was awesome! Definitely take this tour when you are visiting Terceria Island! You won’t be disappointed.

We were very happy with the places we visited, the pace of visits, our dear knowledgeable guide Anna who willing to show all the beauties of the island.. This was a really jigh quality experience and only in one day, we were able to see 75% of the island.. We thank to dear Anna and the tour company

Punctual and prepared guide. An interesting tour that in a day tour gave me clear information on the island by touching on various points and topics in the different areas visited.

There can be no better guide than Ricardo, an excellent treatment, he made us feel very comfortable, thank you very much for everything, we will return.

Caterina, best guide ever! Beautiful and interesting experience