S Miguel Island – Cruise Ship Shore Tours
Azores is becoming a more and more popular destination for the Cruise Operator Companies all around the world and we have the best cruise ship shore tours for you.
Proof of that are the scheduled 86 visits to S Miguel Island only for the year of 2019, including some of the largest Cruise Liners ever built.
Turn this visit in a life-time, unforgettable experience, taking one of our special Cruise Island Tours, and get in touch with the Azorean Natural Beauty.
Bring your ship mates with you, and add extra FUN outside your Cruise Ship, on a day journey throughout S Miguel Island.
The guide will be waiting for you in the passenger terminal arrivals hall, and will drive you in a comfortable Minivan with Air Condition.
For your convenience, all Tours are timed to coincide with the arrival and departure of your ship, so there’s no need to worry about start and finish times.
If you have a different itinerary planned for your visit, just let us know and we’ll be happy to customize your travel experience.
Enjoy your Azorean experience with our professional Tour Guides.
TOUR #1 – SETE CIDADES GREEN & BLUE LAKES
Pricing: 1 to 4 pax 90.00€ / 5 to 8 pax 25.00€p/person
Meet & Greet at Cruise Terminal
Exiting Ponta Delgada alongside the city Airport we will stop at VISTA do REI where you’ll have the opportunity to admire one of the most well-known panoramic post cards from the Azores Islands, the above view of Sete Cidades Green and Blue Lake.
Descending to the village, stop at Cerrado das Freiras with another breathtaking view of the crater lake.
A brief stop at the bridge between the lakes before arriving in the Village center.
Located in the center of a massive volcanic crater, this is the ex-libris of the island where is located the famous Blue and Green Lake.
Time for a coffee and walk on the village center.
Departing to the top of the crater, we’ll make a short stop at Lagoa de Santiago, the deepest lake in S. Miguel Island, located 334m above sea level on the bottom of a volcanic cone.
Returning to Ponta Delgada one more stop at Pico do Carvão to observe a fantastic view over the North and South Coast as well as the lowest and narrowest part of the Island.
One last stop to visit the pineapple plantations at Fajã de Baixo to taste the pineapple liquor. The culture was introduced in S. Miguel around 1850, being exported to Europe for over a century. The Azorean Pineapple (variety Cayene) is produced in glass greenhouses using traditional cultivation techniques: application of “smoke” and use of “hot beds” based on plant matter. After a period of two years from planting until harvesting, the final result is a fabulous composition of smell and flavour qualities.
Arrival to Ponta Delgada historical city center where you will have free time to walk around the old town before get back to your cruise.
TOUR # 2 – Furnas Active Volcanoes, Tea Plantation & Fire Lake
Duration: 5h – Pricing: 1 to 4 pax 150.00€ / 5 to 8 pax 35.00€ p/person
Meet & Greet at Cruise Terminal
Our tour starts at Vila Franca do Campo, the first island capital we go through the city center and up to a stop at Miradouro Nª Srª da Paz a sacred place where we admire the full coast of Vila Franca and its volcanic Islet.
Driving through a beautifull road surrounded by thick forest of Criptomerias, we arrive at Lagoa das Furnas observing how and where it’s made the traditional “cozido das furnas” – furnas stew, in underground holes taking profit from the hot steaming geysers. In the village cebnter we visit the Caldeiras area, were we will find boiling waters, volcanic springs of hot water and thermal springs as well as cold springs of carbonated waters in this huge volcanic crater valley.
Lunch Break at Furnas Village to taste the typical Furnas Stew (reservation is mandatory – lunch is not included – 17.50€ pp)
After lunch we proceed to Pico do Ferro to see one of the most impressive vews in S Miguel Island, the imponent Furnas Valley just before we get to Gorreana, the only existing Tea Plantation in Europe. Visit to the factory and store where you will taste the famous Azorean Black or Green Tea.
Returning to Ponta Delgada one more stop at Miradouro Santa Iria, to see a beautiful view of the northern coast line of the island.
Depending on the wheater conditions and Cruise Ship departure time, we will make a detour to see the Fire Lake, located at 600m altitude inside one of the many vulcanic mountain cones that S Miguel Island is made of.
VERY IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Depending on weather conditions and Cruise Ship arrival/departure times, squedule and order of stops during the Tours may be changed, in order to give You the best experience in S Miguel Island.
CRUISE SHIP SHORE TOURS
TOURS STARTING AT CRUISE SHIP TERMINAL – SUPLEMENT 10.00€
25% PAYMENT GARANTEE IS REQUIRED FOR FINAL CONFIRMATION AND VOUCHER ISSUING
IF CRUISE SHIP DOESN’T DOCK FOR WEATHER REASONS OR CANCELL THE PORT OF CALL – 100% REFUND WILL BE MADE
iF PASSENGERS ARE NO SHOW ON TOUR DAY – GUARANTEE PAYMENT IS NOT REFUNDABLE
Tour #3 – Tayor Make Your Own S. Miguel Island Tour
Duration max: 5 h – Pricing: starting from 120.00€
Tell us what you wish to see in the Island and we will prepare it just for You. As simple as that.