Free tour

A neat, guided walk around Ponta Delgada

Duration: 2h
Languages: English
Guru: Dominic
Registered on November 02, 2023

I have lived and travelled for many years of my life to over 50 countries but I call Ponta Delgada my home and have an immense affection for this place. I like to spend my time in the sea, having trained as a scuba diving instructor and made underwater video, but am happy here to free dive locally every day. I'm eager to share my perspective on what I consider to be, one of the closest experiences to paradise that I've ever encountered being here in The Azores. I also believe that we're here to connect with others, so I like to meet other people who believe the same.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

Join me on a tour of Ponta Delgada that aims to give a taste of the local history, important places of interest, tales of battles as well as the ups and downs of somewhere that, due to its temperate climate, was turned from a volcanic outcrop into a subtropical paradise. 
Places to eat, places to drink, gardens, churches, forts, book here and let's experience Ponta Delgada together.
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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Praça de Gonçalo Velho 9500, 9500-150...
    Praça de Gonçalo Velho 9500, 9500-150 Ponta Delgada, Portugal
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    Let's meet by the city gates, you'll notice me as I have white hair and blue eyes

  • 1
    Outside visit
    City Gates
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Town Hall of Ponta Delgada
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Forte de São Brás

    We'll view this from the outside.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Campo de São Francisco
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Igreja de São José
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Santuário do Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres
  • 7
    Outside visit
    Jardim Padre Sena Freitas
  • 8
    Outside visit
    Jardim Botânico António Borges
  • 9
    Outside visit
    Jardim Antero de Quental - Jardim dos Namorados
  • 10
    Outside visit
    Museu Carlos Machado

    We'll visit the location and talk about the three buildings housing the museum, but there's so much to look at it's best to look inside in your own time.

  • 11
    Outside visit
    City Gates

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).

Tour opinions

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Alan (1 Rating)

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
We were very disappointed. We were at the meeting point 10 minutes before as instructed and the guide Dominic never showed up and didn't even reply to our messages.
Tracy (1 Rating)
Smoky Lake

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Travelled alone - Jul 2024
Very informative and enjoyable!
Fridrikh (1 Rating)

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Travelled in group - Jul 2024
Thank you. It was great.
Ioana (4 Ratings)

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Had a really enjoyable experience walking around Ponta Delgada. Great insights into the culture and history of the Azores. He has shown us some parts of Ponta Delgada we would have otherwise missed. Perfect way to start our holiday!! Would definitely recommend!😊
Amy Greatorex (1 Rating)

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Travelled in couple - Jul 2024
Very interesting and informative tour, where we learned a lot about the history of the Azores/Sao Miguel. It was also a good way to get acquainted with the centre of Ponta Delgada. Thanks Dominic.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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