Private Tour - Grand Route of the Island (Exclusive here!)

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Departs: portugal, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


This is an intense full day tour that allows you to see all of the island in one day, in a pleasurable way!

The Grand Circle includes all of the three volcanoes and main lakes (Sete Cidades, Lagoa do Fogo and Furnas), and we cover the best viewpoints, from one end to the island to the other. Along the way we make sure that you also visit the tea plantation and grant you the chance to try one of the local thermal pools, all must see highlights of the island.

Although you should expect some driving to allow reaching all of these places, the roads and views along the way are memorable and worth the journey on themselves - lush green fields, cows, flowers, ocean and cliffs, and your guide makes sure you have plenty of stops to enjoy them, and also some time for snacks and coffee break along the way.

This is the way to go if you only have a short stay in the island, or if you want a first introduction to all of it before you explore it on your own for the next days.

What's Included

Private transportation

What's Not Included

Entrance Fees to Thermal Pools

Meals are not inlcuded, but your guide is happy to stop along the way for a coffee or snack break.

Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Miradouro da Boca do Inferno
The most famous viewpoint! (walking distance of about 30 min.)

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lagoa do Canario
Visit Lagoa do Canário

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Vista do Rei Miradouro
The most visited view over the lakes, with the old abandoned hotel on the background.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Sete Cidades
View the lakes from the inside of the crater.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lagoa do Fogo
Get the best view up the volcano mountain from impressive Lagoa do Fogo

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Plantacoes de Cha Gorreana
Visit the Tea Plantation and Factory, taste local tea and get the chance to buy it too

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Pico do Ferro Viewpoint
Best view overlooking the Furnas Valley

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Lagoa das Furnas
Visit the lake of Furnas

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Visit the village of Furnas, having the chance to taste some local delicacies cooked on the waters of the volcano, or choose to have a bath on one of the local thermal pools "Terra Nostra Park" or "Poça D. Beija" (please note that tickets are not included - aprox. time allowed to bath 1.30h)

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Parque Natural da Ribeira dos Caldeiroes
Visit the beautiful waterfall at this park in Nordeste

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Visit the far East point of the island, with beautiful views over the coast.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


avisl2018, 26-06-2022
We were instantly at ease and not only saw most of the island but also learned a great deal. With both local and historical expertise, our guide was outstanding
We highly recommend this personal tour.
Excellent way to view the island your way!
Steven_C, 16-06-2022
Excellent way to see the island your way and if you have any errands to do like visit an address off the beaten path! Beats renting a car!
A perfect experience with the perfect guide
Natasha_S, 26-03-2022
We booked this as a couple to experience the delights of the island in our our way and our expert guide Carlos did not disappoint.

He arrived on time, was very happy, chatty, friendly and informative - he truly did a fantastic job!

We experienced the key attractions including Furnas and Sète Cidades which he filled with incredible tales and facts along the way. We also got to stop and enjoy a tea factory and taste the local produce too.

Carlos let us shape the tour the way we wanted and added his favourite locations too.

A great way to see the island and I definitely recommend doing so for any new visitors to Sao Miguel.
Great tour
538xiaol, 19-06-2022
Rui was a great guide and general good dude to hang out with for half a day. Personally would def come back to just hang out again, and highly recommend the tour for first timers
Amazing day
benallen75, 20-07-2022
We had an amazing day with Carlos.
He’s a very nice guy to spend a day with, always happy to answer questions.

He was very responsive to offer us a completely different program, due to bad weather conditions. We were able to visit the entire eastern part of the island, and discover beautiful places. Carlos is very pleasant, has a very wide culture and punctuated the day with very interesting anecdotes and historical stories. This day was an emergency solution following the cancellation of our car reservation, but we were finally very happy with this imponderable!

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