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Azores Private Tours

Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal
+351 962 758 186
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Researching my family heritage

Love being of Azorean descent!! I decided on a very impromptu trip to Portugal and added three... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Mattapoisett, Massachusetts
via mobile
Perfect Tour Guides

We took two tours with Rui and Nuno and recommend them highly. They were both extremely courteous... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dartford, United Kingdom
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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 yesterday via mobile

Love being of Azorean descent!! I decided on a very impromptu trip to Portugal and added three days to stop in Sao Miguel. I needed to find someone I could trust to maximize my short time frame. Lucky me I scored Rui Medeiros of Azores...More

Thank dkmg55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took two tours with Rui and Nuno and recommend them highly. They were both extremely courteous and professional, but you also felt that you were out with friends and this made the whole experience really relaxing and enjoyable. Both obviously have an enormous knowledge...More

Thank Billys93
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I visited the Azores for the first time and chose Mr. Medeiros as our private tour guide on the basis of his Trip Advisor reviews. For two full days Rui took us to every part of San Miguel and he was the...More

Thank Henry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rui was an outstanding tour guide. We had a basic idea of what we wanted to see and as he got to know us better He would suggest modifications to our plan which turned out to be just wonderful additions. He knows how to avoid...More

Thank Michael H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had many goals for our trip and Rui Medeiros enabled them all. Rui accompanied us into the archives, churches, and family homes to help us maximize our family discovery and research experience between tours of various places on the island. He...More

Thank wsaslow
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked an all day, private tour with Rui for my 16 year old son and I. About a week prior to our trip I found out that my great grandparents were from the island. I wanted to see the island and I wanted to...More

Thank Lori408
Reviewed 9 July 2017

A private tour allowed us to not only see the sights but learn about them and the island's culture. Our local guide was very knowledgeable and we took advantage to ask him about life on the island. We never felt rushed and he always catered...More

Thank RobertD807
Reviewed 1 July 2017

The island of São Miguel is a must see for anyone who loves nature, and there is no one better to see it with than Rui. Not only is he knowledgeable he makes you feel like you're an old friend he's spending the day with....More

Thank Lizzypaula
Reviewed 1 July 2017

We were planning to hire a car but decided to hand everything over to Rui instead. He dealt with all of our airport and hotel transfers and took us on three full day tours. Not only did we see most of the island, we also...More

Thank Andy W
Reviewed 27 June 2017

We went on a private tour and saw many of the local sites including the volcanoes and the vast ocean view.

Thank Ms. Margaret G
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11 July 2017|
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Response from Erich B | Reviewed this property |
4 full days and full nights and if possible a few extra days to travel by yourself in the city. 6 or 7 stay in Sao Miguel and 4 days tours is ideal if you want to visit all and try spa, visit natural areas relax and shop... More
11 July 2017|
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Response from 270barbara | Reviewed this property |
Hi. Sorry, I have only just seen this. We spent 2 full days with Rui and we saw so much of the island with him. Well worth the money and he is a true gentleman.
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