Sete Cidades Island Tour by Van

Sete Cidades Island Tour by Van
Price: $45.00
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Small
Shore Excursion Type Cultural, Scenic
Shore Excursion Duration 3 Hours 30 Minutes
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 clothing with closed-toe shoes and a light jacket. We also encourage you to bring water, a backpack, sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat.
Restrictions Guests 18 years and younger are required to be accompanied by their parents / legal guardian, or have some form of a written authorization from them.

Sete Cidades Island Tour by Van

Perfect for travelers on a tight schedule, this half-day tour will introduce you to the famous Sete Cidades (Seven Cities) crater lake. The lake - which is actually a twin lake - connects two distinct water masses via a narrow strait. Do not leave the Azores until you've laid eyes on this beautiful sight. Book your Sete Cidades tour today.

Before you get the main attraction, you'll spend part of this tour at a pineapple plantation. Here, you'll learn about the fruit and the different stages of growth, all while enjoying a liqueur tasting. Once you're done here, you'll herd to a nearby peak -- Pico do Carvao - for some great photos; this vantage point overlooks the center of Sao Miguel Island and lets you see the different coasts.

More photo ops await at another viewpoint - Vista do Rei - where you'll finally get a good look at Sete Cidades' namesake lake. Relax and take it all in: It's quite the experience to witness this beauty up close. After admiring the landscape, you'll begin your return journey to Ponta Delgada - but not before stopping by another lake (Lagoa de Santiago) for one last photo op.

5 Stars4.9 / 5  |  18 ReviewsReview This Tour
Sete Cidades Tour by Van
December 17, 2019
We enjoyed this excursion very much. It gave us an overview of the island. The guide was very good.
Reviewer: Karen Schulte
5 Stars
Great tour - loved the island!
June 14, 2019
It was great to get in a van rather than a giant bus and explore the island! It was beautiful, the tour guide very informed and interesting. We really enjoyed the more personal tour.
Reviewer: Janice Chapman
5 Stars
Great tour
May 31, 2019
The tour guide was exceptional and extremely knowledgeable. The sights were spectacular.
Reviewer: Donna Romano
5 Stars
Easy Way to See the Island
May 27, 2019
The tour was well hosted with a local guide and driver who were knowledgeable. The van ride was comfortable and the sites we visited were easy to get around with nice vistas. The pineapple plantation was a bit of a letdown finish. As it was Easter Sunday we appreciated the effort by all involved.
Reviewer: Tom Albrecht
5 Stars
Great thing to do in Ponta Delgada
May 24, 2019
So many options. In the mediocre city of Ponta Delgada, the thing to do is truly to get out and see nature. This tour is beautiful and you’ll see what the Azores is all about. It was a small group, great guide and comfortable!
Reviewer: Gari
5 Stars
Great Tour of a Beautiful Place
May 16, 2019
tour guide was excellent and it was a pleasant morning seeing the island
Reviewer: Mary McLearn
5 Stars