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Meeting the Fascinating Ponta Delgada

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Meeting the Fascinating Ponta Delgada

Ponta Delgada City Tour – Half day

Sao Miguel island

It is fascinating to absorb the richness of the ancient History and of the impressive cultural displays around the island.

Getting to know a new city – a performance of introduction and knowledge – brings surprise, learning, and feeds the imagination with wonderful, and yet real, facts.

To walk around the city center is to face a different era of places, expressions, and monuments with the titanic strength of a people able to erect its future from the smallest geography in the mid-Atlantic.

In this tour we promise you a short but intense journey through palaces, wars, miracles, and faith, framed by the pulsing reality of the present-day city.

  • Difficulty Easy
  • Languages English, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Season Availabe in all season
  • Duration 2H 30M
  • Includes

    • Certified guide
    • Insurance (personal accident and liability)

    The Experience

    If you really want to know the biggest city of the whole Azores, then join this city tour with a knowledgeable guide.

    We will take you to all the important places to know for more history and cultural background.

    There is so much to learn, our guide will impress you more than one time for sure.

    Visit on foot the centre of this modern city with us.

    • Forte de São Brás

      Visit on foot the centre of this modern city with us. We will take you to interesting places all around town, including Forte de São Brás. It is a Military building near the ocean, built to defend the city against attacks. 

    • São Francisco Square

      São Francisco Square displays Convento da Nossa Senhora da Esperança (“Our Lady of Hope“). It is home to the Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres (“our Lord of Miracles“). So it is also home of one of the largest religious festivities in all Portugal. Santo Cristo happens every year around the fifth Sunday after Easter.

    • Sena Freitas garden

      Sena Freitas garden has Conceição’s Palace, which is the Palace of the Presidency of the Azores Regional Government).

    • Portas da Cidade

      – This tour would not be complete without the famous Portas da Cidade (city gates). You must have seen those on pictures of Ponta Delgada.

    • Parish Church of São Sebastião

      – São Sebastião Church is also known as Mother Church of Ponta Delgada. It is located in the centre of the lovely city. The construction of the present building started in 1531 and was finished in 1547.

    • Mercado da Graça

      – The well-known Mercado da Graça (farmers’ market) has fresh products full of taste and good smell.

    • Church of São Pedro

      – The church of São Pedro is located on the top of a small hill, near the sea. The construction was in the 18th century, in the Portuguese Baroque period.

    • Marina of Ponta Delgada

      – Let’s end this tour at the beautiful harbor of Ponta Delgada. There, you can admire the many boat signatures and enjoy the smell of the ocean.

    Departure Point

    Portas do Mar, Shop 26 Ponta Delgada Harbor São Miguel Island, 9500-771 Ponta Delgada

    Departure Time

    Please select a date on the calendar on the top right hand side of this program page and check the available schedule.

    Return Point

    Returns to original departure point

    Why Futurismo

  • Azores Travel Experts

    Largest tour operator in the Azores with 30 years of experience

  • Environmental Education

    At Futurismo, we think that educating and raising awareness among the young ones is very important for the future

  • Friendly Help

    We’re here to make your experience incredible. Reach us by phone, email, or WhatsApp

  • Helping Social Solidarity Institutions

    Apart from being a responsible tour operator, we also have a social commitment with many local organizations

  • Plan your Ponta Delgada City Tour – Half day

    What to bring?

    • Comfortable clothes and shoes
    • Sweater, raincoat
    • Sunscreen, hat and backpack
    • Water and snacks


    • Whenever a visit is not possible to fulfil due to monument closure, it will be replaced by another when possible
    • You can book for fewer people. If the minimum is not met on that daym tou can reschedule, assume the full value of the experience (4 people) or cancel at least 48 hours beforehand

    Our Policies

    Cancellation policy

    • Cancellations up to 48 hours before the tour, no penalties are applied
    • Cancellations up to 24 hours: 50% of the total amount will be charged
    • Cancellations less than 24 hours or no-show: full amount will be charged
    • If the weather conditions do not allow the activity to be done safely, we will cancel it and contact you suggesting an alternative date or provide a full refund.

    Booking confirmation policy

    • You will receive a confirmation email within 24 hours of successful booking.

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    Are there any pickup and drop off locations I can use?

    Yes, please check the Departure and Return section presented on every tour.

    Can I take my camera with me during this activity?

    Yes, but be aware that your material will be under your responsability.

    How can I book this activity?

    You can select any tour within our website and get your booking confirmation on your email immediately. Alternativelly, you can visit us on our shops or get in touch with us by phone, email or send us a message on social media (Instagram and Facebook)

    Is this an adventure kind of tour?

    It is a great adventure, but not physically demanding.

    What if the weather isn’t ok?

    If the weather doesn’t allow to do this activity safely, we will cancel it and suggest na alternative date.

    What is the minimum number of participants?

    Please check the minimum number of participant for each tour inside the program’s page.

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