Ponta Delgada Food Tour: Azores for Foodies
- Small group
- Duration: 3 hours
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Because of the time of year our trip to Turn as was after the sub had gone down so we couldn't see most of the countryside. We expected that. However, the original itinerary included a guided nature walk which we thought might be artificially lit. However, there was no nature walk so we were somewhat disappointed about that. The guide Paolo was excellent and extremely knowledgeable about the island so, although we couldn't see anything on the drive, he kept us involved throughout the evening.
Fantastic knowledgeable guide,who put everyone at ease and made the group feel welcomed. Arrived at the setting at dusk, after an authentic traditional cooked meal, to twinkling lights , beautiful lush greenery and inviting steamy pools. Lovely romantic evening with time to unwind. Absolutely loved it and would say do not miss this experience.
The itinerary was laid out well. The Guide, Paulo made was really great. Honestly I found the dinner was fair and the time for baths I found a bit long. The tour however was made completely worth while through the information shared by Paulo. I would do any tour he leads. Safety at the baths was questionable. Limited number of railing
Our guide Pedro showed us many sights including those off the beaten path as our buggy was able to go wherever needed. Pedro took the time to explain historical significance of the areas visited including the abandoned mineral water bottling plant at the start of Ribeiro Grande - the drive down & back up was exhilarating!!
While this was a nice way to end the day, I am not sure I would recommend. The food was alright, restaurant was empty but the tour guide was very intelligent. We also went on a Sunday night which may have been the reason it was so slow. The hot springs were crowded however and although beautiful, they smelled horrible.