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Terceira Island: Full Day Tour provided by Angratravel Tours

Terceira Island: Full Day Tour

Terceira Island: Full Day Tour
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About
In this tour we get to visit the highlights of the Island with an incredible typical lunch included! From the best viewpoints on the Island, to vineyards and lava pools in the north, to the most incredible patchwork made with lava walls, to some of the most incredible volcanos on the island some of which have wild bulls and native forests. The tour itinerary is completely flexible in order to play around weather conditions and our visitors demands. This a Tour anyone can do, no matter your age or physical condition. For lunch we will take you along some of the island best restaurants so you can try some of the best Clay Pot Roast ever! We are also flexible with your diet, so let us know if there's something special you would like for that day. This tour is also a perfect match to: Mistérios Negros Full Day Hike Tour - Which allows you to visit the west side of the Island in detail. Algar do Carvão Express Half Day Tour - Which allows you to visit the island incredible caves.
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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 88199P11
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Algar do Carvao
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you at any chosen place in the Island, just let us know where!
  • Ports:
  • Lajes Field
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Lunch
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
Exclusions
  • Entry/Admission - Algar do Carvao
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can pick you at any chosen place in the Island, just let us know where!
  • Ports:
  • Lajes Field
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • 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
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Praia da Vitoria Old City
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Algar do Carvao
    Stop: 60 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 3
    Piscinas Naturais Biscoitos
    Stop: 60 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Serra do Cume Viewpoint
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Monte Brasil
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Porto Martins
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Constantinos M
Athens, Greece6 contributions
Terceira Express Full Day Tour with Gui
Aug 2021
This tour is a great way to see the best of Terceria and we would highly recommend booking this tour for the first day of your trip. The itinerary is perfect and the time you can spend in any place is enough. We had a great time with Gui, who was an amazing guide. We were fortunate to have a private tour and Gui was the best tour guide!!! Gui is super friendly, with seance o humor, kind guy and knowledgeable of the history and culture of Terceira. Also, he took us to have lunch at a really good restaurant. Thank you Gui, you are an amazing guide!!! We had a very pleasant and gentle full island trip.
Written 26 September 2021
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GuilhermeManacas
Thank you my dear friend! I had a great time with you and also learned so much about your country! It even made me jealous ahah! All the best you! Gui
Written 27 September 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Karpatschof
Copenhagen, Denmark33 contributions
One of the highligths of our trip to the Azores
Jul 2021 • Couples
We had the best day with Gui, who
Is not only a extremtly knowledge guide but also a very very pleasent guy. The tour is a great way to see the best of Terceria and I can only higjhly recommend the tour - which was one of the highlights of our trip to the Azores
Written 28 July 2021
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Thank you Tania!!! You were also the highlight of the year! Had the best time with you and learned more with you then you learned with me, no doubt! Thanks to you know I have 10 more countries on my to visit list. Much love from Terceira! Gui
Written 29 July 2021
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Minh N
1 contribution
Fantastic Tour of Terceira
Feb 2020
We had a great time with Gui, who was an amazing guide. He took us to several points of interest in the island and answered our many questions about Terceira. We were fortunate to have a private tour and Gui was super friendly and knowledgeable of the history and culture of Terceira. We were also able to make adjustments on what we saw based on our interests. We also had a delicious lunch of island specialties at Ti Choa. Overall an fantastic time with and awesome guide. You will not be disappointed!
Written 14 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you Minh and Nicole! What a day I had with you and I can't thank you both enough for all the love and snacks you gave me that day! Plus I got to learn a lot about Costco which honestly is all you need in life right? Ahah! Thank you so much for coming and I really hope you come back to try our new food tour! Much love Gui
Written 15 February 2020
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3Linda3
Milton, Canada63 contributions
The best day of our vacation
Jan 2020
This is a must-do activity for anybody visiting Terceira for the first time. I would highly recommend booking this tour for the first day of your trip since it is definitely the way to be introduced to the island and perhaps get a feel for which areas you like to explore in more detail later.
Angratravel tours does it so well and Gui is the perfect host. We’ve thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. He also gave us great recommendations on local restaurants, shops, trails on the island and even wine. Look no further and book your tour!
Written 5 February 2020
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Thank you Linda! You were also the best part of my week for sure! Had so many laughs and good times with you around the island it didn't even feel like I was going around with friends. I hope you still had time for your dream to come true, you know, shopping for shoes and wine! Don't forget to come back! Much love from the Azores Gui
Written 5 February 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Esti B
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
A Beautiful Day in Terceira with Gui
Jan 2020
What a wonderful day to spend in Terceira! Gui (aka The Gui Guy) is a treasure trove of information about this island, which he shared with us all day long. From historical facts and stories, to geography of the place, it's animals, plants, geological development, to economics, and day-to-day life on the island. He told us about the bull's runs which are much different from the bull's fights in Spain, in that that the islanders respect these massive creatures and don't try to hurt or kill them. He brought us to many viewpoints where we could overlook the amazing views of the island, patches of green meadows, black mountains, blue ocean, and lava terraces. We visited the natural pools in Biscoitos, the lava vines that grows on lava to produce a delicious wine. And of course, as Gui promised - we got a tasty traditional lunch in an old water mill - the mother-in-law soup (not to be missed!), the Alcatra - beef stew that cooks for 12 hours in clay pot, sweet bread with local cheese and olives, good wine and were satisfied and happy. Gui catered to our every need and whim, Stopped in many places to give us time to absorb the vistas and take pics, and showed us his kind heart when he stopped his car and blocked the traffic on both directions, to save a wandering hedgehog from getting killed on the road! This beautiful memory is going to stay with me for a long long time.
The cherry on the cake was the volcanic cave - Algar do Carvao, a must see and experience adventure. It sounds worrisome to walk down (and then up!) 337 stairs but the stairs are wide, handrails on both sides (most of the way), not slippery, and a few stops where you can catch on your breath and admire the sight. Don't miss it! Gui was there, close by, explaining and taking pictures of us to perfection. All in all, it was a wonderful, enjoyable, interesting day, with lots of laughter, and good time, as if we were traveling with our family. Gui, you gave us many memories to cherish. Muito Obrigado. :))
Written 26 January 2020
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Thank you sweet Esti!! Thank you for making me laugh the whole day, that you for all the questions and interesting remarks and thank you for treating me like family and making me at ease so I can spell out all my stupid jokes. It's safe to say I was nervous about the edgehog because the photo is all blurred out ahah! I just hope I made you want to come back and most of all I hope you do come back! Much love from Terceira Gui (the guy)
Written 27 January 2020
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Susan P
6 contributions
A day just filled with “wows”!
Jan 2020
We booked our tour with Gui after reading all the great reviews about his tours. The reviews not only met our expectations but surpassed them. From the moment Gui picked us up at our hotel we felt comfortable with him. He was totally committed to giving us the best day he could and was a mine of information. There was not a question he could not answer, and as well as being knowledgeable he was fun to spend the day with. He had a good sense of humour and felt more like a friend than a tour guide. He took us to all the most interesting places on the island and even one stop that didn’t sound so appealing turned out to be fascinating as he explained the background behind it. We learned about Azorean culture, history, climate and economy, to name but a few of the topics we covered. He was happy to stop whenever we wanted to take photos and we never felt rushed. He took us to one of the most incredible restaurants which was originally a water mill, for a traditional lunch of mother-in-law soup, beef pot-roast cooked in a clay pot, which was melt in your mouth delicious and a traditional dessert to follow. He showed us and told us all about the American military base on the island and how it had impacted his own life growing up. We learned plenty about the cows on the island and and it was a lot of fun when we actually got stuck behind a herd that were being moved to a different pasture. Gui explained that these were young bad mannered cows as they had yet to learn to stick to one side of the road. It sounded ridiculous but it was totally true as a little while later we passed a group of older animals and they were obediently following the rules and we passed by them without a problem. We learned so much about agriculture and volcanoes and earthquakes, and saw so many different examples of everything we heard. Part of the tour was to go to the Algar da Carvao, but unfortunately it was closed on Sundays in winter. It was one of the highlights of the the tour and Gui specially arranged to take us back on the Tuesday afternoon to fulfil his obligation. It was really special and he took many photos of us which he emailed to me within an hour of dropping us back at the hotel. His love of animals really showed when on our way back he spotted a hedgehog trying to cross the road. He was so worried it would get killed that he stopped the van diagonally to block cars coming in both directions and he managed to move the frightened little creature to the safety of the field nearby, while cars were all held up for a few minutes.
I write the odd review on Trip Advisor when we travel, as I tend to get lazy on vacation and by the time one gets home life resumes it’s usual crazy pace and there’s no time. However, I really wanted to do this review as Gui is a special young man who deserves to be recognized for his passion about his birthplace and his desire to share it with anyone who spends time with him on any of the tours he does.
Written 21 January 2020
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You're a love Susan! I just want you to know I loved every single moment of our Sunday and little Tuesday together and I hope I can repay you back one day if I go to Toronto! All you did was make me smile the whole day. It's funny people don't know how much of an impact they have on my life as I'm someone who absorves everything happening around me and I can't wait to be 150 years old and still be doing the same thing and a lot more friends. I really hope to see you again! Much love from Terceira Gui
Written 22 January 2020
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Eduardo R
8 contributions
Best Way to See and Learn More About The Island
Jan 2020 • Friends
Our tour guide, Gui, was the best! If I could give him more than five stars I would! He was very open and knowledgeable! He took some really great pictures of us and showed us all the in and outs of the island. During this tour we got to learn more about the history of the island. Gui answered all our questions and took us to have lunch at a really good restaurant, that you probably wouldn’t drive to or take a taxi to. I had my best meal in all of Europe there! If you are looking for a traditional meal and some good dessert with history to follow this is the tour for you! The tour is also a really great way to know what is around your area and how far things are. It allowed us to plan visits to nearby cities with views and attractions we enjoyed the following days of our visit to Terceira. I would recommend booking a tour with Gui on your first day or second day on the island! He has really good suggestions as well!
Written 17 January 2020
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GuilhermeManacas
Lalo!!! The best company is worth the best tour! I'm so thankful to have had you guys go around the island with me, you made me feel like I belonged to your group and it never felt like I was working. I can't wait for our taco adventure in LA!!! Much love from Terceira Gui
Written 19 January 2020
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briroa
3 contributions
Great time with Gui
Jan 2020 • Friends
ad a great time with Gui. He picked us up from our hotel which was very convenient. He took us to so many sites. Showed us all of his favorite spots. Answered all of our questions. We learned so much history of the island. He took us to the volcano as requested although admission wasn’t included in the trip. We all had a great time! I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.
Written 11 January 2020
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Thanks Bri!!! I had a blast with you guys and can't wait to have taco day back at LA!! Don't let Lalo forget about the stew ever ever!! Much love from Terceira Gui
Written 11 January 2020
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Ilana1337
Baltimore69 contributions
A Fantastic Tour!
Jan 2020
A friend and I took this amazing tour and lucked out in every conceivable way. Our guide was Gui, who, as others have said, was not simply knowledgeable about everything on Terceira, having grown up there, happily answering all manner of questions we asked him, but was genuinely a pleasure to spend the day with. He picked us up at our hotel, and we were the only two on the tour! We got Gui all to ourselves. We saw all the major sights (e.g. Monte Brasil, Angra, Praia de Vitoria, Serra de Cume, Biscoitos, Sao Sebastio, Sao Mateus, etc), and Gui provided a treasure trove of information about the history, culture, economics, agriculture, and geography of the island. We saw the rather depressing effect on the local economy of the American military departure in 2015, were educated about the community nature of the Santo Spirito centers, learned about local winemaking, cheesemaking, the particularly non-Spanish form of bull fighting common on Terceira (though not at this time of year), and the specifics of raising "happy cows". We lunched at a delightful small restaurant in Serreta called Ti' Choa, where we were introduced to typical Azorean cuisine (including the traditional alcatra beef stew and local "green" wine). The weather was glorious, and thus we had amazing views from Serra de Cume including of neighboring islands! We saw the "lawnmowing" goats, and cows being herded from one pasture to another. It was an immensely enjoyable day, definitely one of the highlights of our trip, and I cannot recommend this tour and Gui enough.

As an aside, I hope Gui has a wonderful time on his upcoming holiday to the US!
Written 10 January 2020
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Thank you Ilana!!! It really was a 5* day with the weather helping out and all the sights and animals on the way. Definitely one of those days I'm going to talk about for a long time! Had a great time with you and also got the opportunity to learn a lot from both of you, as you did, now knowing if you ever see Paula Deen, you RUN! I hope I made you want to come back one day! Much love from Terceira Gui
Written 10 January 2020
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B F
Boston, MA40 contributions
The high point of our time in Terceira.
Oct 2019
We had had tremendous luck with all-day tours on São Miguel, so when we arrived on Terceira, one of the first things we did was try to find a comparable tour.

Fortunately we booked with Terceira Express (Angratravel), and even more fortunately, our guide was Gui. As has been mentioned in other reviews here, Gui knows everything there is to know about Terceira, including its history (both human and geologic), its culture, its language, and the best places to eat.

We were the only passengers on this tour, so I didn't hesitate to pepper him with questions about everything we saw. After giving us detailed and enthusiastic answers to every question, he would often stop and say politely, "I'm sorry, please tell me if I am talking too much." NO! Gui's narrations are a goldmine of information about Terceira, and about the Azores in general. His love of the islands is infectious and sincere.

Gui picked us up and dropped us off on-time at our hotel in Angra, and often checked with us to ensure that his stops were of interest to us. The small local restaurant where he took us for lunch was wonderful with authentic Azorean food and drink.

This tour was easily the high point of our time on Terceira.
Written 13 November 2019
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In my defense I'm somewhat know for talking too much if people show interest on stuff I love, like this island! I am lucky to have such wonderful people, just like you, with me and that is simply the reason why I love what I do. I hope you come back again and know you're always welcome at our small but proud Island. Much love, Gui
Written 13 November 2019
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Anne M
Anne M
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Great tour, great guide
We did the half-day cave tour with Gui, and loved every minute of it... the caves, the hot springs, the view points
xtianwilliams
xtianwilliams
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Look no further. This is the tour for you.
A tour is only as good as its guide. Luckily for those booking this tour GUI is as good as they come. By the end of
SiILix
SiILix
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Must do on Terceira!
The tour was great. We learned a lot about the nature and the culture of the island. Out tour guide Antonio was gre
Vandorcselek
Vandorcselek
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A good day
The trip was very good,Gi our tour guide gave us lots of informations and did show us many amazing places.We highly
Philip_Wong_ca
Philip_Wong_ca
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A must do tour to ALgar do Carvao
This is one of the highlight of our trip to Terceria Island in the first week of March 2020 before CORVIC-19 pande
AlainJ373
AlainJ373
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Quick&Perfect
For a short stop at Terceira, I decided to ask the help of Angratravel to discover the beauty of the Island. I was
MichaelaConley
MichaelaConley
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Fun, relaxed & informative
We thoroughly enjoyed our Val amp tour. Our guide was both informative and personable. We highly recommend choosi
traveler891899
traveler891899
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What a fabulous tour with Gui!
This journey to the center of the island was truly a highlight of my trip! Gui was incredibly knowledgeable, yes, b
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Passport33358312496
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One Amazing tour with a superb tour guide !!!
I cannot say enough about this tour and our guide Gui. We had booked the tour for the whole day and we all thought
jmcbalt
jmcbalt
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Excellent tour with Gui
Gui picked us up at the hotel and we were off. He shared a lot of the history and culture of the island as we drove
LaurieMT
LaurieMT
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Wonderful tour
We went on the cave tour with Gui. It wet very smoothly and the caves were amazing! He was very knowledgeable and g
cheermum42
cheermum42
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Great trip, Gee was wonderful
This trip was amazing going down into the volcano's was beautiful. Gee was full of information and did a great job
LeslieC919
LeslieC919
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Hotel to Airport Transfer
After a mixup with one of Gui's subs on our first transfer, Gui handled our return transfer personally. He was pro
Ilana1337
Ilana1337
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Another Amazing Tour!
My friend and I lucked out, having Gui again for this tour (he'd been our tour guide for the all-day tour around th
demeschew
demeschew
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Excellent!
Gui will show you the most scenic views at Terceira and can provide you with a lot of information about the localit
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