Private Half-Day Sete Cidades

Private Half-Day Sete Cidades
From $38.00/person to $300.00/person (Select "Individuals" below) Price varies based on number of individuals in your group
Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 8 guests maximum. Groups with more than 8 guests will need to book multiple vehicles, there are 2 vehicles in total. Please take this information into consideration when booking.
Choose Options My Cruise Itinerary
Shore Excursion Size ? Private
Shore Excursion Type Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hour
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A taxi (approximately 7 EUR each way, not included) may be needed to reach your departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided Not included.
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing and to bring a light jacket. We also suggest comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes with a rubber sole, sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat.
Restrictions Guests must be able to climb in and out the van used for transportation, any guest experiencing difficulty climbing two steps may be affected with the ability to step in and out of the van. This tour can accommodate a collapsible wheelchair.

Sete Cidades is a civil parish in the west of the municipality of Ponta Delgada, located in the center of a massive volcanic caldera three miles across, also referred to as Sete Cidades. The first Iberian document to refer to Sete Cidades was a Latin chronicle from the city of Porto-Cale (the modern city of Oporto), written in 750 A.D. by a Christian cleric.

After meeting your local, knowledgeable, and friendly driver who is a resident of the island, be provided with a briefing on what to expect during your private tour. Your van will comfortably accommodate eight guests in total and soon you will set off for your first destination.

Approximately 15 minutes from your start location you will stop for a visit to a pineapple plantation (in greenhouses) where you can observe the different growth stages of this fruit and be provided with a delicious liqueur tasting. Travel next to a point, approximately 20 minutes away, known as Pico do Carvao. This scenic landscape overlooks the central part of the island where you can simultaneously see the north and south coast of Sao Miguel.

Returning to your transportation, drive for approximately 15 minutes to one of the most impressive and sought-after views on the island, Vista de Rei viewpoint. This must-do, popular viewpoint overlooking Sete Cidades is named after a visit from the king offers a unique view of Lagoa das Sete Cidades. Photograph the panoramic views over the twin lakes of Sete Cidades from where you can clearly discover the blue and green varied hues of the lagoons' waters.

From here, begin your drive to Sete Cidades parish a short, approximately 20-minute's drive away. On the descent into the parish you will have the opportunity to admire Lagoa de Santiago. The peaceful tranquility of this place invites you to make a stop and completely immerse yourself in the surroundings and experience what the Azores is known for.

To end your private tour, return on the approximately 1-hour drive to Ponta Delgada via the island's southwest coast. In just a few short hours you will have made memories that will last a lifetime, reserve your private tour today and get ready to experience and discover the magical Azores!

Please Note: Vehicles available for this tour accommodate groups of up to 8 guests maximum. Groups with more than 8 guests will need to book multiple vehicles, there are 2 vehicles in total. Please take this information into consideration when booking.

5 Stars5.0 / 5  |  3 ReviewsReview This Tour
Wonderful Tour
June 04, 2023
Our tour in the Azores was wonderful from start to finish. The instructions to find the tour office were clear and accurate and only a few steps from the Port. Diogo, our guide was delightful. He had a wealth of knowledgable about the geography, geology, horticulture, history and culture and customs. It could not have been a better tour.
Reviewer: Nancy Baker
5 Stars
Private tour for 6
May 14, 2023
We had a great tour guide and a nice van for our tour. Unfortunately it was a very foggy day. His knowledge and manner were perfect and he made the most of the conditions. I could not have ask for more under the conditions. I'd love to see the beautiful Azores without the fog.
Reviewer: Sherry Unmack
5 Stars
Blown-away by the island's beauty
November 27, 2022
First time visit to the Azores and Ponta Delgada and would come back to vacation here. This island offers spectacular scenery, inviting beaches, quaint villages and a bustling city. Our guide was exceptional, allowing our group of four time to ask many questions, take pictures as well as telling us the history of the Azores and explaining some of the culture. I can recommend this tour - definitely rates 5 stars.
Reviewer: Pete
5 Stars