Terceira Island Van Tour

8 hours

Start at 9:00

Max 8 people

€ 60 per adult, € 30 per child

What's included

Lunch (food, drinks, dessert and coffee)

Pick-up/Drop-off (Angra and Praia da Vitória)

Highlights

Amazing Serra do Cume lookout

Algar do Carvão cave

Views from top of Monte Brasil

Furnas do Enxofre volcanic fumaroles

Wine museum

Description

This small group van tour is the best way to visit Terceira island's most famous attractions in just one day.

Depart from Angra or Praia da Vitória and head to the top of Monte Brasil to enjoy an amazing view over Angra city and the south side of island. See also the crater of the extinct volcano that formed the mount. Then road trip along the pleasant south coast of the island, with views of Cabras islet and Salga bay, before stopping at São Sebastião, a typical Azorean small town.

Start moving up the mountains that occupy the center of the island to reach the the stunning lookout of Serra do Cume over the "patchwork" of green fields divided by black stonewalls. Continue to Serra do Facho for another great view, this time over Praia da Vitória town.

Lunch will be a traditionally cooked Alcatra, the most famous dish of Terceira, consisting of a beef stew wonderfully seasoned with spices (fish and vegetarian options also available).

In the afternoon visit the incredible geological sites of the island, starting with the Algar do Carvão (entrance optional, not included), an impressive 100m deep cave considered by many the main attraction of the island, followed by the peculiar Furnas do Enxofre where you can observe volcanic steam being naturally released into the atmosphere.

End this memorable day with a visit to the interesting wine museum to learn about the timeless productions methods of Terceira wine.

Meeting point

Free pick-up service included Pick-ups in Praia da Vitória 8:30 - 8:45 Pick-ups in Angra 9:15 - 9:30

What to bring

Warm clothes and raincoat (weather conditions change quickly in the Azores, especially in high viewpoints)

Please bring 6€/person if you wish to enter Algar do Carvão cave

Important notes

Entrance to Algar do Carvão is optional, not included, 6€ extra cost

During the low season (October-March) Algar do Carvão opens only on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Book for these days if you wish to visit the cave.

Why book with us

Small groups

We believe sustainable tourism is what is right for the Azores, not mass tourism, therefore all our tours are run in small groups, in a peacefull and relaxed way

Support the locals

We are based in the Azores and work with small local businesses, therefore your money is helping the local economy instead of international coorporations

Only the best

We offer you only the best and most unique experiences the Azores has to offer, provided by the best suppliers. We believe 100% in all our services.