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Azores Private Tours

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal
+351 962 758 186
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Great way to start exploring the island

We started our vacation by taking the tour to the Lagoa das Sete Cidades with this service... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2017
Tomas S
Madrid, Spain
Rui was the BEST part of our trip

The Azores Island is beautiful. We had an AMAZING time on our trip. The BEST thing we did was... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2017
Cranston, Rhode Island, United States
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My name is Rui and I am a Sao Miguel Island native. I love meeting people from other countries and making their visit to the Azores one they will never forget. My customers are not just clients to me – they are new friends, and as such they receive personalised service. I have many years of experience as a professional private driver, and you will find me an enthusiastic host with an excellent sense of humour. I can provide VIP services, Private Tours by Car and/or Minivan, and Airport Transfers.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal
+351 962 758 186

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Reviewed 7 September 2017

We started our vacation by taking the tour to the Lagoa das Sete Cidades with this service provider. It was the smartest decision ever since it set the stage to continue exploring the island the following days on our own. Vasco, our assigned driver, was...More

Thank Tomas S
Reviewed 1 September 2017 via mobile

The Azores Island is beautiful. We had an AMAZING time on our trip. The BEST thing we did was hire Rui. He took us on daily tours and it was a private snapshot into the culture and beauty of the island. I travelled last year...More

Thank MichaelMota10
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

If you want to know all the facts about The azores islands, you need Vasco Silva as your tour guide. We had 3 days of fantastic tours with all the history and facts of the discovery of the islands, he knew everything about the local...More

Thank PaulDav23
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Love being of Azorean descent!! I decided on a very impromptu trip to Portugal and added three days to stop in Sao Miguel. I needed to find someone I could trust to maximize my short time frame. Lucky me I scored Rui Medeiros of Azores...More

Thank dkmg55
Reviewed 3 August 2017

We took two tours with Rui and Nuno and recommend them highly. They were both extremely courteous and professional, but you also felt that you were out with friends and this made the whole experience really relaxing and enjoyable. Both obviously have an enormous knowledge...More

Thank Billys93
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

My family and I visited the Azores for the first time and chose Mr. Medeiros as our private tour guide on the basis of his Trip Advisor reviews. For two full days Rui took us to every part of San Miguel and he was the...More

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 29 July 2017

Rui was an outstanding tour guide. We had a basic idea of what we wanted to see and as he got to know us better He would suggest modifications to our plan which turned out to be just wonderful additions. He knows how to avoid...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 27 July 2017

My wife and I had many goals for our trip and Rui Medeiros enabled them all. Rui accompanied us into the archives, churches, and family homes to help us maximize our family discovery and research experience between tours of various places on the island. He...More

Thank wsaslow
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I booked an all day, private tour with Rui for my 16 year old son and I. About a week prior to our trip I found out that my great grandparents were from the island. I wanted to see the island and I wanted to...More

Thank Lori408
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A private tour allowed us to not only see the sights but learn about them and the island's culture. Our local guide was very knowledgeable and we took advantage to ask him about life on the island. We never felt rushed and he always catered...More

Thank RobertD807
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Lourdes J
27 August 2017|
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Response from Angela C | Reviewed this property |
It's like a 2 hour flight from Ponta Delgada to Lisbon so any boat ride would not be that efficient but agree with the above - there might be a cruise that does so.
10 July 2017|
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Response from Erich B | Reviewed this property |
4 full days and full nights and if possible a few extra days to travel by yourself in the city. 6 or 7 stay in Sao Miguel and 4 days tours is ideal if you want to visit all and try spa, visit natural areas relax and shop... More
10 July 2017|
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Response from 270barbara | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry, I have only just seen this. We spent 2 full days with Rui and we saw so much of the island with him. Well worth the money and he is a true gentleman.