Get to Know Ponta Delgada on Foot!

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Hungarian
Registered on July 21, 2020

We are a team of two from the far away land of Transylvania (yes, really) who moved to the far away land of the Azores to see what all the fuss is about. We're still here after almost ten years, so that should say a lot! We try our best to make walking around town as interesting as possible and we genuinely enjoy being asked questions about the islands(we've been to all of them). We also have an encyclopedic knowledge of places where you can stuff your face and wash it down with something. See you on the island!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Get to know Ponta Delgada while walking and talking. A way to take a look around town with some added historical and cultural context. Learn about how an island that was a laurel jungle became a gem in the Atlantic, how an insect and a fungus wiped out what made the locals rich, and other cool stuff you'd need to go to the library for to know. We start in front of the city gates and walk around the historical centre of the town, along the way we'll visit Sr. Santo Cristo, pass by some 'orange palaces' and finish either at the farmers' market or at a quaint church with a panoramic view. We've been living on this gorgeous island for almost a decade now, so expect some insider knowledge as well: during the tour we give recommendations on where to get the best prego, where can you get the local stout beer on tap and which hot spring is least likely to be full of people. Bring sunscreen, a raincoat and come and join us for a walk and explore Ponta Delgada on foot.

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  • Meeting point:
    Praa de Gonalo Velho 9500 9500150 Pon...
    Praa de Gonalo Velho 9500 9500150 Ponta Delgada Portugal
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    Between the gates and the statue, blue t-shirt

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

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Sharon 20 Mar 2023

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Travelled in group - Mar 2023
Great city knowledge
Derek 14 Mar 2023

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Travelled alone - Mar 2023
Great walking tour of Ponta Delgada with Emese! She covered all the main points of the city, explained the history, the current customs and interesting factoids, and kept us engaged the whole time.
Marie 24 Feb 2023

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Travelled in couple - Feb 2023
Great experience!
Oksana 05 Dec 2022

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Travelled in couple - Dec 2022
Emese was very friendly and knowledgeable tour guide. She showed many interesting places with past and present stories about them. The weather was a little harsh during the tour and she manage it pretty well. She also gives good recommendations about museum, restaurants, and other places to visit on your own. I highly recommend her.
Bruno 26 Nov 2022

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Travelled alone - Nov 2022
A very cool tour and the tour guide was excellent and cool.
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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