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Furnas Private & Customizable Tour (group price) provided by FUNtastic Azores Tours

Furnas Private & Customizable Tour (group price)

Furnas Private & Customizable Tour (group price)
4.5
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£199.98
per group (up to 6)
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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Last updated: 9 Jul 2020
A note from Furnas Private & Customizable Tour (group price)
Your tour guide will supply a face mask at an adittional cost of 1€ per mask, which can be paid directly in the end. Masks will be replaced every 4 hours. Free hand sanitizer at your disposal in the van. Our passengers capacity has a 2/3 limitation. No oassngers are allowed to take the front seats.
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Face masks provided for travellers
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Portuguese, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
Hello everybody! My name is Paulo Melo (you can check all of our reviews mentioning my name) and I am our company's main tour guide. We invite you to join this amazing tour which is acessible for all ages, dificulty level is very easy (just short flat walkings) and is suitable for any time of the year. This tour also allows you to customize the itinerary as you are joining a private tour. You will definately enjoy our very confortable and roomy Mercedes Viano with air conditioning and a water bottle for each passenger. The price is for the group, not for each person. Pickups are included in Ponta Delgada city at your accomodation. Here follows our suggested itinerary: Pisão Viewpoint and Caloura Vila Franca do Campo and its pastry factory Senhora da Paz Viewpoint Furnas Lake and Hot Springs Furnas Village Terra Nostra Botanical Garden (optional) (Stop for Lunch) Hot Springs & Mineral waters Pico do Ferro Viewpoint Gorreana Tea Plantation and Factory Santa Iria Viewpoint   
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 36569P6
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Afternoon tea • Bottled water • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Private tour
Exclusions
Lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
Location Name: Pickup at your hotel/accomodation in Ponta Delgada city.
Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores
Inclusions
Afternoon tea • Bottled water • Live commentary on board • Professional guide • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off • Private tour
Exclusions
Lunch
Departure details
Location Name: Pickup at your hotel/accomodation in Ponta Delgada city.
Ponta Delgada, Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Azores
Duration
8h
Additional information
Not wheelchair accessible
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Collapsible wheelchairs with removable wheels can be accommodated providing the passenger is accompanied by someone who can assist them board and disembark
Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
Stroller accessible
Near public transportation
Infant seats available
Most travellers can participate
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Popular mentions

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fvzmh
Pembroke, Canada7 contributions
Great Tour company
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a small tour company that gives great attention to making the customers happy. Paulo is committed to showing you as much of the beautiful island as possible and is very personable. His English is excellent and he can answer almost ever question presented to him. His van was spotless, he was attentive and punctual and flexible. I highly recommend Funtastic Tours!
Written 21 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Tourguide_paulomelo
Hello again! This is Paulo replying. It is so satisfying to have our customers so happy with our tours. Thank your mentioning all the aspects that you liked about. I hope you are having a great weekend. Looking forward to meet you again in the future.
Written 22 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Danijojo2419
Stow, MA8 contributions
A quick tour that did not disappoint!
Dec 2019 • Friends
We had a four hour layover in San Miguel so I reached out to Paulo of Funtastic Tours to customize a drive to Lagoa das Sete Cidades. We squeezed in a visit to a local restaurant for tapas that was so perfect. It gave us the opportunity to try local cuisine and wine which we also very much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with Paulo. He is very knowledgeable about so much of the Islsnd so the short time we had was well spent by hiring him. Prior to our arrival he maintained contact with me and despite our delayed arrival, he was outside waiting for us with our name so we were able to easily connect. He was very professional yet also was warm, welcoming and friendly.

We plan to return to the Azores in July of 2020 with a larger group and plan to arrange our tours with Paulo. I would highly recommend him and his company.
Written 14 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Tourguide_paulomelo
Hello again ! Thank you so much for taking time for your review and for recommending me and Funtastic Azores tours. We try the best we can to accomodate everything our customers need. I will be looking forward to meet you again! Paulo Melo
Written 15 December 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Glenda T
Manchester12 contributions
Azores Shore Excursion
Nov 2019 • Friends
Our day began at the dock in Ponta Delgada. We were picked up by our guide after arriving by cruise ship. We had been to the island before and toured the western part of the island, so our tour this time was to the eastern end of the island. It was a wonderful tour that took us all around the eastern end, especially to the Furnas area. We also enjoyed the tea and pineapple plantations. Then back to our cruise ship with time to spare.
Written 22 November 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JaimesMom
4 contributions
Absolutely FABULOUS tour!
May 2019 • Family
I have limited mobility and all the walking tours and group tours are a bit much for me. I booked our tour of Sao Miguel directly through Funtastic Azores' Web Site. With a small glitch with a confirmation that seemed to have been lost in cyberspace, everything was perfect.
Our guide, Paulo, was amazing. He picked us up at the port terminal in a beautiful van and gave us a tour of the beautiful Cete Cidades lake and the village below. We stopped for a snack in the village. He and my daughter went for a hike on the volcano, while I stayed with the van and cheered them on. He is interested in photography so took many lovely photos of us on the tour. It was a wonderful day. Paulo was born and raised on the island and knew all the legends. He was a wealth of information and just a darned nice guy.
I was not asked to pay in advance (I paid after the tour). If i ever get back there, I'll book through them, again.
Thank you, Paulo, for making my birthday special.
Written 27 May 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Michael M
Wells, ME29 contributions
Paul has Energy, Knowledge and Love for the Azores
Jul 2018 • Couples
Two full days touring the Island of São Miguel with Paulo was not enough. Paulo's energy, knowledge and love for the Azores made him the ultimate in tour guides.

First of all, we were introduced via YouTube to Paulo prior to our trip after a lot of research on the island. We watched a great video on one of his tours posted by YouTube Blogger "Here Be Barr." I recommend you checking out the Azores series by "Here Be Barr."

For our first outing with Paulo, he picked us up at our AirBnB in his comfortable Mercedes van for a late day tour of the island. He matched us up with other like minded travelers and we viewed cool places and learned so much about the island through his entertaining tour. Our evening culminated with a delicious dinner in Furnhas and a trip to the Thermal baths. Make sure you have him take you for the special corn that is cooked underground from the volcanic heat. He dropped us off late night right back at our hotel.

Our Second Day with Paulo was spent on a more private tour of the island that included rides through the countryside and volcanic mountains and a trip to a beautiful tea plantation. He is a tour guide that makes everyone on the tour feel like they have his undivided attention. We asked so many questions and he entertained us with all the answers through historical facts and colorful stories.

We look forward to spending time with Paulo on our next trip to the Azores see more of what Sao Miguel has to offer.
Written 25 October 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
Thank you Michael for your long but spetacular and meaningful review. You were also a kind of person that can bring the best of out of anyone. These were two delightful days with you both, I hope I will see you again!
Written 26 October 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

WILLIAM A
SPOKANE VALLEY7 contributions
The highlight of our cruise to Europe!
Apr 2018 • Couples
Even though we took a cruise ship to Europe with a stop in the Azores, I decided to book a tour online with Paulo/FUNtastic Azores Tours rather that go with the cruise tour. I'm certainly happy we did this!

Paulo maintained contact with me and met us at the cruise terminal as arranged. His van was clean and comfortable...plenty of room for the 3 couples in our group.

Before we headed out Paulo went over our route and asked if we had anything else we'd like to see. He suggested a route to take that would give us the best view of this beautiful island...and it was amazing! Paulo is a wonderful tour guide, very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining. He made our port stop in the Azores the highlight of our entire vacation. Thank you Paulo!
Written 21 May 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tour302327
1 contribution
Dishonorable
Booked a customizable private tour for 4/21. Paid, confirmation confirmed, available, and booked through website. Today it was cancelled because they realized the cruise ships were coming in. I guess they could get a higher fee from the cruiseline. Shame on them! Don't do business with this company. We are also one of the passengers on taking this once in a lifetime cruise.
Written 8 April 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
We are literally shocked by this review of yours and we are taking it seriously. This scenario you just pointed out is completely not true. We are not receiving any offer from any cruise line, we don't work directly with cruise lines since we are a very small company. Furthermore, you did not pay us or booked on our website. We don't take payments online. You did book from Viator, a third-party seller. This way we have little control on reaching overbookings. This was the case, we had to cancel your request immediatly as we already realized that we can't find available tour guides (we depend on extra tour guides if we have more than one tour in the same day). Cruise ship days demand a huge amount of tour guides and we didn't have guides that could fulfill your request). I am hoping that you may reconsider your review and think about exposing your unfair unreal guesses, destroying the reputation of a serious tour company as our remaining reviews demonstrate.
Written 13 April 2018
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

nmoszko15
Atlanta, GA35 contributions
2 Tours--An Unforgettable Experience Thanks To Our Fabulous Tour Guide
Mar 2018 • Family
As I planned our trip, I knew we wanted to book a private tour despite having a rental car. We've learned throughout our travels that driving as a tourist to the sites is fun and educational, but unless you have a tour guide, especially a local who was born on the island, like Paulo, then you are going to miss out on so much more information and hidden gems--things you can't read about. I should note that we booked our flights and hotels through Azores Getaways (which if you wanted to know, was a great experience from start to finish). Azores Getaways offers tours you can book while on your vacation. Before I signed up through Azores Getaways, I called them to inquire which tour company they use (I wanted to see the reviews on Trip Advisor). The agent I spoke to told me for a private, full-day tour as well as a tour to the hot springs at night/with dinner was serviced by FUNtastic Azores Tours.
I personally reached out to Paulo at FUNtastic and so glad I did! Paulo is so easy to work with and extremely patient! I had to switch our tours numerous times due to the rescheduling of our whale tours since there were high winds most days. He was so accommodating and was able to make it work for us. I'd like to note that when booking tours, contact Paulo directly for he is very responsive and if tourists book through Trip Advisor or Azores Getaways, etc. they get a percentage of the payment. Whereas booking directly through Paulo/FUNtastic, then he doesn't have to share. I'm glad I did it that way for he is so deserving for all that he does with his business.
His patience and sweetness showed through with my family too--we had our two children (7 and 9 years old) asking him just as many questions! My family did two tours with Paulo, the first being the hot springs (Poca da Dona Beija) night experience and dinner when we first arrived in Furnas. Paulo had two booster seats for my children and was punctual--he normally brings people from Ponte Delgardo on this tour but we were lucky to be the only ones. But, no matter where you stay, do this tour. Going to the hot springs at night was so relaxing. And, Paulo starts immediately with all the interesting information around all the stops we make along the way. Our dinner was at a local restaurant where we dined on the Cozido das Furnas--a meat stew that is buried and cooked under ground due to the thermal springs. Prior to dinner, we went to the site where it had been cooked and we learned more than any book would ever tell us. That's thing about Paulo--he can answer any question and can tell you so much about the island. He is very intelligent, charismatic and sweet -- he went to the University on the island and got his masters degree in tourism! A degree that is extremely helpful when guiding tourists around the island. We could not have been happier with our choice or experience with Paulo, which is a good thing for he picked us up the next morning for our full-day private tour of the island. We tailored it similar to his Van Tour-Set Cidades and Lagoa do Fogo listed on his website. Granted, the weather didn't cooperate the entire day, but I thought that would bother me, but it didn't, for we went to so many other interesting sites (the pineapple plantation, the ceramics factory, the local pastry shop famous for its Quijada de Vila Franca (delicious!), as well as seeing the beauty of mother nature's work. As a private tour, we had a lot more flexibility and Paulo tried to figure out the weather for us so that we could "see" everything--it all worked out well for the next day was beautiful and we drove our car back to the few sites that were blocked by clouds previously. I'd like to let you know while touring on our own, I emailed Paulo to ask him where exactly the one stop was he made for one of the viewpoints and he immediately responded to me! A little note too, Paulo takes some amazing photographs of the island, another course he studies passionately--some of the pictures I believe are on his website. I told him he should offer his pictures for sale to tourists as souvenirs they are that good. We'd buy one! We can't say enough great things about Paulo or FUNtastic--we were lucky to have met him and to have chosen him to show us his most magnificent island!
Written 21 March 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kimfromontario
Barrie, Canada1 contribution
Custom Tour
Feb 2018 • Family
We ended up with a short layover in the Azores and contacted Paulo to see if he could fit everything we wanted to see into such a short time. He was very quick to respond back and was willing to work with us on everything we wanted. He picked us up on time and had several ideas of extra things to add to our tour to try to get the most out of the island. He is very knowledgeable about the history and culture of the island and we gained a lot from this.
Written 26 February 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
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By: FUNtastic Azores Tours
MarianaL348
MarianaL348
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The kindest, most hospitable and passionate guide you can get!
As I was originally planning to travel to São Miguel for Easter on my own, I had contacted Paulo at FUNtastic Azore
natccl
natccl
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Amazing experience
Paulo is very knowledgable about the island and you can tell he is passionate and proud of his roots. We went on a
PaulBrennan19
PaulBrennan19
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Amazing tour of Furnas and the thermal baths
Our guide Paulo was absolutely amazing! He is so friendly, his knowledge of the island's history, present, culture,
11ajdas
11ajdas
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Wonderful three day trip with Funtastic Azores on Sao Miguel
Words cannot express, how much we loved touring around Sao Miguel with Funtastic Azores. Both Paulo and Marco were
AtThePlaya
AtThePlaya
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FUNtastic guide makes for a memorable trip!!
I feel so guilty for taking so long to write this review after my initial trip a few years ago, but I definitely ne
opojal
opojal
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Great evening!
Paulo is very nice and knowledgeable! We learned a lot about the islands from him, from history to spots to visit.
StephyLef
StephyLef
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Best tour of the Sao Miguel
The tour guide is very knowledgeable of the island and its surroundings. We got to learn a lot of interesting facts
Margarida C
Margarida C
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Book a tour with Vera to make the most of your time in São Miguel!
I spent a few days in São Miguel for my birthday, with my parents. We wanted to tour the island, so we booked two t
glinf19
glinf19
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Breathtaking experience
Amazing & breathtaking tour ! Our guide Paulo was amazing and very flexible with proposing a lot of options. He was
Sunshine1890
Sunshine1890
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An amazing experience
Black and white towns, volcanic landscapes, blue and green lagoons, rolling green fields bordered with flowers, and
bobbyl885
bobbyl885
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FUNTASTIC
This was hands down the most amazing travel experience ever. We did all of the Activities listed above. Paolo Was
gregory j
gregory j
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Island Tour - Various attractions
A group of 6 of us spent last week in Ponta Delgado last week. We were recommended to contact Paulo at Funtastic A
kimJ5825GV
kimJ5825GV
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Relaxing Evening
We really enjoyed our evening in Furnas with Paulo. Dinner was very good and the evening in the hot springs was a
jenellepower
jenellepower
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Excellent night tour
We had an excellent experience on this might tour. Paulo picked us up on time and was a very safe driver. He was kn
carlatavares2017
carlatavares2017
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Dinner and bath - a surprising mix for an extremely enjoyable experience!
We took the night trip to the thermal pools last Sunday. The activity included travelling to and from the thermal p
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