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Azores Private Tours

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal
+351 962 758 186
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GREAT tours!

Four of us did a full day and a half day tour. It was AWESOME!! Rui, the owner of the company... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Dar P
Lynn, Massachusetts, United States
Absolutely wonderful!

Rue could not have been nicer or more professional. He met us right on time at the cruise terminal... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Atlanta, Georgia
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My name is Rui and I am a Sao Miguel Island native. I love meeting people from other countries and making their visit to the Azores one they will never forget. My customers are not just clients to me – they are new friends, and as such they receive personalised service. I have many years of experience as a professional private driver, and you will find me an enthusiastic host with an excellent sense of humour. I can provide VIP services, Private Tours by Car and/or Minivan, and Airport Transfers.
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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal
+351 962 758 186

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Four of us did a full day and a half day tour. It was AWESOME!! Rui, the owner of the company, could not have been nicer. When I booked the tours online, he did not even require a deposit! That never happens! The tours were...More

Thank Dar P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rue could not have been nicer or more professional. He met us right on time at the cruise terminal and the mini van was clean and comfortable. We asked for a minivan for only 4 of us and it worked out perfectly, we had plenty...More

Thank Calienzo1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

4 of us had an incredible tour of the west part of Sao Miguel. Nuno was not only a wonderful host but also taught us so much of the islands’ history and culture. I agree with the other reviews, there is nothing negative to state....More

Thank RadTel
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

Our tour and guide, Nuno, was excellent. We were so pleased with his knowledge, kindness and customer service. The company was very accommodating and trust worthy. We booked this private tour as a shore excursion off a cruise trip. Our trip was less expensive than...More

Thank Eileen6000
Reviewed 18 May 2017

my second visit to sao muiguel booked again RUI amazing again very friendly and professional tour guide very good on his job excellent days out

Thank celio l
Reviewed 12 May 2017

We arrived in Ponta Delgada on a rainy, misty day at the end of April from a cruise ship. Despite that Sarah Santos, of Harmony Trail, made it a memorable day for us. She drove us around the island, skillfully avoiding the big tour buses...More

Thank ReflectingHyperplane
Reviewed 9 May 2017

Rui exceeded all of our expectations - he was extremely prompt (and, in fact, early), knowledgeable about the island and truly passionate about his home. One member of our party has mobility issues and he was attentive and always ready to assist us in any...More

Thank OldGreyFoxWI
Reviewed 9 May 2017

My husband Grant and I visited Ponta Delgada for 1 week over the Easter holiday. I decided to book a tour with Rui after reading the fantastic reviews. Rui arrived at our hotel on time and in what I can only describe as the cleanest...More

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Reviewed 8 May 2017

This is the second time we have used Rui and his Agency for a Cruise Ship day tour. We were picked up and returned to the Ship on time. The guide was knowledgable and interesting. He even sent me his own photo of the blue/green...More

Thank Janewass7
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Rui is an amazing guide. Extremely knowledgable about an island he truly loves. We spent one and a half days touring the island with Rui and a day with another of his drivers, Nunu. Both were excellent drivers. Rui timed our private tours perfectly to...More

Thank Carol C
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Hi, we will be cruising Royal Caribbean and will be at port port of call on April 25, 2017 from 7 AM to 4 PM. We are interested in a four to five hour tour for two seniors and one adult, preferably a private tour. This is our first time and would like to know what you recommend. Also cost. Thank you so much
14 March 2017|
Response from Steven t | Reviewed this property |
We stopped in Ponta Delgada returning from Barcelona on Disney last fall. We had a half-day tour with Rui Medeiros of Azores Private Tours. It was outstanding, as I noted in the review I posted. His car (Mercedes) is perfect... More
Just want to know if Rui has a list of different standard tours (with maps) for small groups.
26 August 2016|
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Response from DreaminCalifornia | Reviewed this property |
Rui is awesome! He has different tours you can choose, but we had fog the day we did our tour so we would not be able to see anything on the top of the mountain. He suggested to go to a waterfall instead and we loved it. He... More
Rosemary H
As I mentioned we do not know when we arrive or depart but maybe you can help. We prefer a private tour and you seem to be the best ! Do you arrange a tour and how much would that be? We love beautiful scenery and exploring and walking. I imagine we will spend a full day. We do not mind some other people with us.
18 February 2015|
Response from RuiMedeiros | Property representative |
Good evening Mrs Rosemary, thank you for contacting me. Answering to your question, yes I do provide private tours in São Miguel island. As there are several tour option, I would suggest you to visit my website. There you... More