Guided tour

Ponta Delgada: Walking Tour with Botanical Garden

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Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours

Ponta Delgada: Walking Tour with Botanical Garden

Activity provider: Pure Azores Tours

From US$ 37.50 per person

Join a small-group walking tour of Ponta Delgada and learn the best that this city has to offer. You will tour its most iconic monuments, a beautiful botanical garden and little-know works of art.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, Portuguese


  • Learn about Ponta Delgada’s history and culture
  • Walk along picturesque cobblestone streets
  • Learn about the city’s main monuments
  • Discover some of the finest works of art in the Azores
  • Visit a beautiful botanical garden and palace
Full description
Meet with your tour guide at 2:00pm at the tourist office in Ponta Delgada in the city center. You will be briefed with great information about the history of Ponta Delgada, to provide you with some context to what you will be about to see. The iconic monument of Portas da Cidade will be how you begin learning about the many facets of Ponta Delgada over the centuries. The Mother Church of Sao Sebastiao is next, which is one of the oldest and most important buildings in town. You will then ease along the picturesque cobblestone streets of the city center, while the tour guide provides great information along the way. Uncover some of the best works of art that are present in Ponta Delgada, some of which are easily missed by tourists. You will then advance to visit the exquisitely designed botanical garden of Santana, home of many peculiar tree species. You can enter a normally inaccessible area of Igreja do Santo Cristo, and get up-close with the statue that began the largest religious procession in all of Portugal.
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    Tourist Office in Ponta Delgada City Center

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    4.8 /5

    based on 22 reviews

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    We had a fantastic experience with João, our tour guide. He presented an excellent outline of São Miguel's history. We had a fantastic walk around Punta Delgada's streets. João also shared some fantastic restaurant and points of interest and other recommendations. Our tour ended at sunset, in the Botanical Gardens. João exceeded expectations. I wholeheartedly recommend João as a tour guide. This tour was a fantastic deal for our group!

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    January 30, 2023

    It was a great tour. We saw a lot of places, learned about the history of Ponta Delgada and the Azores. It was easy to walk and had a lot of stops. One of the highlights was a church we already passed the day before on our own. We didnt realise a majestic piece of art was hidden inside, amazing! Want to know about it? Book the tour ;-) The botanical gardes where beautiful and a nice change of scenery compared to the city. From there we walked back to the centre (10 min walk) but you can also take a bus back. The only minor thing that made this a 4 star review is that our guide was a little too enthusiastic. His enthusiasm is great, but it was too much. He kept on talking and repeating things, therefore we had little chance to ask questions. His knowledge is huge so we understand he wanted to share as much as possible. But sometimes less is more :-)

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    August 20, 2022

    Philip was extremely informative. A pleasure to be around, great energy.

    October 8, 2022

    Product ID: 191216