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Azores history tour

Relive history with this magical visit to the point where Portuguese explorers first set foot on American land. Not only are the Azores some magnificent islands brimming with natural beauty, they are also witnesses to one of the most important discoveries of human history: the discovery of the New World. Begin by departing from Ponta Delgada, from where you will head to Povoação driving along the south road of the island. Along the way, enjoy the magnificent panoramic views. The small town of Povoação is where the first Portuguese navigators arrived; that is why its name, in Portuguese, means 'settlement'. Enjoy a leisurely stroll to the soft sanded beach and admire the azure colour of the waves. Your next stop in Ponta da Madrugada, one of the single best vantage points on the isle. After snapping a few breath-taking pictures, continue to Nordeste, where you will enjoy a delicious lunch. Bring the food down with a pleasant walk around the town, after which you will drive through several small villages scattered around the mountain foot of Pico da Vara – the highest point on the island! Your drive will take you all the way up to Salto do Cavalo, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the whole island. Keep your eyes peeled for the belvederes in Nordeste, they are a particularly beautiful sight to see. Complete this unforgettable day with a calm drive all the way back to Ponta Delgada. Relive history with this magical visit to the point where Portuguese explorers first set foot on American land. Not only are the Azores some magnificent islands brimming with natural beauty, they are also witnesses to one of the most important discoveries of human history: the discovery of the New World. Begin by departing from Ponta Delgada, from where you will head to Povoação driving along the south road of the island. Along the way, enjoy the magnificent panoramic vie Meeting/pick-up point: In front of the Tourism Board (Avenida d. Henrique-Ponta Delgada). Start/opening time: 9am.Duration: Eight hours approx. Languages: English and Portuguese.

Others: Activity only available on the island of São Miguel.