Things to do in Praia da Vitória

Our most recommended things to do in Praia da Vitória

Terceira Island Whale Watching and Jeep Tour

1. Terceira Island Whale Watching and Jeep Tour

Observe magnificent whales in their natural habitat before exploring Terceira Island, either in a shared tour or with your own private group. This trip is made more comfortable by traveling in jeeps that are perfect for taking you off the beaten track so you can see the very best of what the island has to offer. This tour is ideal for those who want a bit of island exploration in the most radical way. Routes are taken along secondary roads, which are not part of usual tourist itineraries. They are narrow, beaten paths and used mostly by farmers - you'll get to see the real Terceira. The roads are lined either by blue hydrangeas (hortensia), large trees or rough walls of basaltic stone. They lead to breathtaking views and you should take the time to stop along the way, step out of the jeep and take a closer look at all the magical nature that surrounds you.

From Angra do Heroísmo: Full-Day Terceira Island Van Tour

2. From Angra do Heroísmo: Full-Day Terceira Island Van Tour

The tour starts by picking you at your hotel, and make way on to Monte Brasil, wich is a Natural Reservation full of story and has a viewpoint with an amazing view all over the city of Angra do Heroísmo. Then you´ll go all around the East Part of the Islan where you´ll pass on a spot where you´ll see the Goat Islets and then you´ll move on all around the East Part, where you will pass by some amazing natural pools located in Porto Martins. All the East Coast of the island it´s fill with a lot of places with history. Before lunch you´re going to pass on an amazing landscape Miradouro do Facho and the famous miradouro called Serra do Cume, wich is known by the locals as the Patchwork Blanquet, after that you´ll make a lunch break at Praia da Vitória. By the Afternoon you´re going to visit the North part of the island, were you´ll make way until Biscoitos, to see the amazing natural pools and see the local movement. Moving on, you´ll pass on some natural hiden spots and visit Serreta parish untill you get to Queijo Vaquinha where you´ll taste the local cheese. To end the tour, you´ll pass on a fisherman´s village called São Mateus, too see the fishing activity. The tour ends by dropping you again at your hotel.

From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

3. From Angra do Heroísmo: Terceira Island Full-Day Tour

Start the tour by visiting Monte Brasil, where you can see the Fortress of São João Baptista, built by the Spanish during their conquest of the Azores. Enjoy fantastic views of the UNESCO World Heritage City of Angra do Heroísmo. Proceed along the southeast of Terceira Island towards the villages of Ribeirinha, Feteira, and São Sebastião. See beautiful natural landmarks such as Serra da Ribeirinha and the Ilhéus das Cabras, culminating in a visit to the island's oldest church. Next, stop at Serra do Cume, a viewpoint located in Terceira's largest "caldeira". Observe the vast expanse of agricultural fields spread out the island. Enjoy some free time in the charming town of Praia da Vitória. Continue along the northern coast of the island and visit the Biscoitos Natural Swimming Pools. Have an optional visit to Algar do Carvão, an empty volcanic chimney, and Gruta do Natal (lava tube) which take about 30-40 minutes each. The tour is concluded by visiting the Queijo Vaquinha Cheese Factory and São Mateus Fishing Port with drop-off back at your accommodation.

Ilha Terceira Airport Transfer

4. Ilha Terceira Airport Transfer

Book your transfer for when you arrive on Terceira Island and be received by a professional driver that will accompany you to your hotel or accommodation. If you are a visitor, you will be received with a smile and be given information about the island, as well as maps and other useful information. Choose this quality transfer service and be transported in safety and comfort. Choose from a personalized service in a 9-seater minivan with air-conditioning, or for larger groups, a comfortable bus. Enjoy a scenic trip from the airport to the hotel, with a professional driver who will give you suggestions and information on what to visit, where to eat as well as all the attractions and available activities.

Electric Bike Tour Monte Brasil

5. Electric Bike Tour Monte Brasil

Start with pickup from Angra do Heroísmo. Travel with your guide towards the reserve of Monte Brasil, passing by the historic Fortress of São João Baptista at the entrance.   Ride up to the Peak of the Crosses and ride inside secret spots where only the guide knows about. Get panoramic views of the island, seeing the highest point of the island, the inactive volcano of Santa Bárbara. See the town of Angra do Heroísmo below, and on clear days, the São Jorge and Pico islands off the coast.

Half-Day Van Tour on the West Coast of the Terceira Island

6. Half-Day Van Tour on the West Coast of the Terceira Island

Discover the West zone of Terceira Island. Admire beautiful landscapes provided by viewpoints spread in several parishes and explore wonderful recreational areas. Start in Angra do Heroísmo, travelling in a comfortable air-conditioned van, passing by and visiting many places along the way. Explore Monte Brasil, bathing area of the Negrito, Church of São Mateus and enjoy cheese tasting in Queijo Vaquinha, from the oldest and most famous cheese factory on the island. Visit Cinco Ribeiras, Church of Santa Bárbara, Império das Doze Ribeiras, Serreta, Mata da Serreta and Biscoitos natural pools.

Half-Day Van Tour on the East Coast of the Terceira Island

7. Half-Day Van Tour on the East Coast of the Terceira Island

Seated on a confortable Van, you will visit a place called Miradouro do Facho, that has an amazing view over the City of Praia da Vitória. After that you´re going to visit one of the highlights of the tours, wich is Serra do Cume, also known as the "Patchwork Blanquet". Through all the tour, you will visit some secret spots and also see our natural pools made out of vulcanic rocks. The Tour ends in a place with a view for the Goat Islets (Ilhéus das Cabras), wich are located near Terceira Island.

Terceira: Full-Day Highlights Tour

8. Terceira: Full-Day Highlights Tour

Experience the natural attractions of Terceira island on this private full-day tour. Visit the various viewpoints, peaks, mountains and volcanoes and marvel at the ever-changing landscape. Get recommendations on dining and where to buy local products. Discover the many natural pools and beaches and stop to take a dip. Drive to fishing ports and hear the fascinating whaling stories. Snap photos of the fortresses and lighthouses that decorate the island. Admire the volcanic caves and fumaroles. Watch the landscape change to delightful greens, woods, and endless pastures where cows, and wild cattle are abundant. Witness pastoral scenes of farmers taking care of the animals. See where volcanic wine is produced. Learn about the culture and traditions from a local. Hear about Divino Espírito Santo festivities, traditional street bullfights, and the unique way of experiencing carnival, as well as the typical summer festivals.

Dairy farm Visit and Cow Milking Experience in Azores

9. Dairy farm Visit and Cow Milking Experience in Azores

Enjoy this immersive experience with a local guide in the Azores, Portugal. Pet the cows and learn about the milking process. Snap photos of your new Portuguese bovine friends as you sashay around the farmyard. Listen as the farmer explains the details of his activities and daily tasks in the production of organic milk in Portugal/Azores. Hear about the process of conversion and production in organic mode. Then stop by the milk collection and storage station, and learn about its function and characteristics. Snap photos of the local landscape from choice viewpoints. Finally, experience an Azorean cheese and wine tasting in a private home. Gain knowledge about the islands' culture, history, gastronomy, and traditions.

Azores: Volcanic Wine and Food Tasting Party

10. Azores: Volcanic Wine and Food Tasting Party

Savor rare volcanic wines which have been produced in a volcanic terroir. Let the rich volcanic flavors that only eight regions in the world can produce linger on your palate. Sample some of the 33 grape varieties that are currently authorized on the Azores with only three of them being autochthonous (verdelho, arinto dos Açores, terrantez do pico). Be welcomed by an authentic Azorean family that will guide you on your wine and food tasting journey in a relaxed party atmosphere. Sit back in the garden, or cozy dining room and imagine the romance of drinking wine grown from molten earth and ash. Experience the intriguing high acidity flavors and character of these wines. Distinguish the salinity, and stony hints in the wine. Satisfy your thirst for new flavors, exotic local varieties, and traditional wine styles.

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What people are saying about Praia da Vitória

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 148 reviews

We were very happy with the places we visited, the pace of visits, our dear knowledgeable guide Anna who willing to show all the beauties of the island.. This was a really jigh quality experience and only in one day, we were able to see 75% of the island.. We thank to dear Anna and the tour company

We practically had a private tour with Nuno over the whole island. He showed us a lot and told us about the island, but was always open to suggestions if we wanted to see anything. All in all very successful and really recommendable!

They were at the airport waiting for my son and I. He helped us with our luggage and got us to our hotel right away.

Was a great evening. Thank you for the nice experience and the valuable infos

fun and educational ebike trip on sick new KTM bikes. definitely recommend!