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“Touring Sao Miguel with Gary”
Review of Azorean Tours

Azorean Tours
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Gary Travassos Azores Private Tours, Hiking Tours & Taxi Transfers Personalized Car & Van Tours to see the most beautiful places on the island of Sao Miguel,Azores. In my page, you can find over 1000 photos, videos, and interesting information about the Azores (especially for Sao Miguel Island, where I live and work on). We execute Taxi Transfers on the island, from and to the Airport, and to the Hiking trails, and too any other destination on the island of Sao Miguel. We also offer some Hiking Tours to some places on Sao Miguel Island. The way to travel on the Azores!!!
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed June 28, 2017

Gary was punctual, accommodating, fun and a wealth of information.
We booked a full day tour and a half day tour and Gary shuttled us from the airport to our hotels. On the days that we were on our own he made great suggestions for beaches, sites and restaurants. I would highly recommend Azorean Tours.

Thank lilyz9123
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"sete cidades"
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"fire lake"
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"tea plantation"
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"beautiful island"
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"through tripadvisor"
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"hour layover"
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"hot springs"
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"renting a car"
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"his knowledge"
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"twin lakes"
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Reviewed June 14, 2017

Gary was waiting for us as we got off the ship and our wonderful day in Ponta Delgada began! We were a private party of 6 with 2 10 year old's and everyone loved the day with Gary. From views, craters, tea plantation, and countryside the day was perfect. Gary is very knowledgeable on the history and the pace of the day was just right. I would highly recommend his company if you are looking to stay away from the large ship excursions.

Thank Braysmomma
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Reviewed June 7, 2017

We originally booked two half day tours and added a third just so we could fit everything in. Sao Miguel is an unbelievable island. Gary really knows everything about his home; it's history, it's politics and the best places to go for lunch no matter where we were. He and everyone who did our airport transfers were on time, very friendly, informative and above all , friendly and fun. We got to know Sao Miguel so well in a week we want to move there. Hat's off to you Gary! Fantastic job!

Thank marshalett626
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Reviewed June 4, 2017

We thought our fantastic tours of Madeira last year would be hard to match; but these guys managed it.

We loved Tour 1 so much we booked Tour 2 for a few days later. We had the same excellent driver Marco, who really knows and loves his island. Clearly he is respected by other guides and restauranteurs etc and he was extremely knowledgeable - for example on the visit to the tea factory where he knew everything about the entire process and history.

He took us to many beautiful and amazing places and was always courteous, punctual and never rushed. (We saw other other tours speeding by us, missing the secret viewspots and picture points that Marco knew). This company doesn't run or work to deadlines or rigid schedules - they run to a timeline that the customer wants. And it's private - no-one else in the car/suv.

Booking online with the boss Gary was simple and efficient and all in all

Thank jamiemay
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Reviewed June 3, 2017

This was a cruise ship stop. We were interested in Sete Cidades Crater Lakes (Twin Lakes) approximately 3 1/2 to 4 hours for about 35,00 euros per person. We read about the weather being unpredictable. We explained to Gary we'd want to stay on the ship if it was raining (4 of us). Gary was booked that day (4000 passengers on board) but offered Carlos. We arranged, if Carlos didn't have another booking before the ship arrived and it wasn't raining, he'd be at the dock with our name. No commitment on either side (we'd get a driver at the dock if he wasn't there). As it turned out, the weather was fine, we were off the ship early, Gary stood with his sign, along with another couple he'd found. Perfect start to a perfect day! Carlos is college educated, speaks English well, is very pleasant, he took us to where we agreed and added in his favorite spot along the way. Beautiful! The tour stopped at a cute village where we found a free ATM (to pay Carlos). None of us were shoppers and there was no pressure to "wander around or shop". We took this tour October 2016 and I promised to write a review (unsolicited). Took me a while since we've been traveling nonstop since retirement 2 years ago. Highly recommend you ask for Carlos.

Thank Soda8
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