Furnas – East of the Island



9 hours


Included between Ponta Delgada, Ribeira Grande and Lagoa.


Outside the included zones, an extra charge may apply.

50% OFF

Children under 10 50% discount on all tours.


Free up to 24 hours before the tour starts.


8 Seater Shared Tour.


  • Visit Vila Franca do Campo the first capital of the island, rich in history, where offshore one of the largest naval battles in the Azores was fought;
  • Admire from the viewpoint of Senhora da Paz, the result of an underwater volcanic eruption, the magnificent islet of Vila Franca do Campo, as well as the imposing 10-level chapel staircase that represents the Our Fathers of the Joyful and Painful Mysteries plus the 100 steps. pertaining to Hail Marys, which together correspond to 2 thirds of the rosary;
  • Explore the volcanological activities of one of the most active volcanoes in the Azores, as well as all its eruptive history over 100,000 years old;
  • Enjoy a truly Azorean Portuguese stew cooked on volcanic soil for 6 hours. Lunch not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense;
  • Relax in natural hot spring pools. Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense;
  • See for yourself why Furnas Valley is considered by experts to be the largest hydropolis in the world for its diversity of mineral and thermal waters from its springs;
  • Visit one of only two tea plantations / factories in Europe.



After pick-up from your hotel or accommodation (free service between the cities of Ponta Delgada, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande), from 9:00 until 9:20, we start the full day Furnas / Leste circuit , “Gastronomy, Spa, Boilers & Fumarolas” towards one of the most emblematic volcanic areas of São Miguel, considered the capital of Azorean tourism.

We will start your excursion through Ponta Delgada, along Avenida do Mar, always along the coast, until you reach the beautiful dark-colored beach, Praia do Pópulo; Continue to Vila Pisão viewpoint for an unforgettable view over Caloura and the sea.

Pass through the beaches of Água D`Alto, as we head towards the center of the first capital of the island, Vila Franca do Campo, stopping at the marina of Vila Franca, from where it departs, to the Ilhéu de Vila, where the Red Bull Cliff Diving has been running for 3 years, and also where we can also visit the famous Vila Franca do Campo cheese factory.

After a delicious break, it will be time to climb to the top of the incredible, Da Da Paz Chapel and its imposing staircase, to see the entire area of ​​Vila Franca and its islet of Vila Franca, the result of an underwater volcanic eruption.

Time will be to travel to Castelo Branco, through its tower we can see the interior of the volcanic crater of Furnas, where in one part is the bucolic Lagoa das Furnas, (entrance included), area where the famous “Cozido” of Furnas “.

Cooked in volcanic soil for 6 hours, here we can also observe the removal of the pots from inside the volcanic soil by local restaurants, we will also visit the various fumaroles and boilers there.

Back on the road, and towards the Parish of Furnas you can optionally relax in pools of hot thermal waters, over 30 degrees, which gush unceasingly from railway springs.

This is an experience of thermal charisma, with the option of the client and alternative, between Poça da Dona Beija and the pools of Parque Terra Nostra. (Entry not included, available by choice or at customer’s expense).

Where in addition to being able to bathe, you can also visit its amazing Botanical Garden of Terra Nostra Park, considered one of the largest and best in Europe.

Lunch Break (Lunch included).

After lunch, a pedestrian visit to the Jardim das Quenturas, Poça da Dona Silvina and the center of the parish of Furnas to visit its various fumaroles, boilers and taste some mineral springs there.

The visit in the center of the parish of Furnas will be complemented with a taste of tasty liqueurs.

We head north from São Miguel Island, stopping at the imposing Pico do Ferro viewpoint, where you can see the magnitude of the Furnas volcanic crater.

Time later it will be, from traveling on the tea route to the tea plantations and their factories, a view of the splendid bay, a magnificent garden and a smiling welcome for a tea tasting at the Gorreana tea factory or Porto tea factory. Handsome.

The last stop of the day will be in Ponta Delgada, to visit the chapel of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres (Monday to Sunday from 17:30 to 18:30)

After a full day visit to Furnas, full of history and magnificent scenery, it is time to return to your accommodation.

Depending on weather conditions and in order to maximize and maximize the experience of our customers, the order of visits may be changed.


  • Avenida do Mar (Ponta Delgada);
  • Pópulo black sand beach;
  • Pisão da Vila viewpoint;
  • Vila Franca do Campo beach;
  • Viewpoint of the village of Vila Franca do Campo islet viewpoint;
  • Viewpoint and chapel of Mrs. da Paz / view of the islet and Vila Franca do Campo;
  • Marina of Vila Franca do Campo;
  • Queijadas da Vila Franca factory;
  • Castelo Branco;
  • Furnas Crater / Lagoon / Fumarolas / Boilers / Springs / Withdrawal of Furnas stew (entrance to Furnas Lagoon included);
  • Dona Beija’s Pool (bath) or Terra Nostra Park Botanical Garden (for visiting or bathing) – Entrance available by choice or at the client’s expense;
    https://www.pocadonabeija.com/ https://terranostra-gardenhotel.com/
  • Visit Quenturas garden;
  • Tia Silvina’s pool (hot thermal water);
  • Parish of Furnas/Boilers/Fumaroles/Water Springs;
  • Liqueur Taste;
  • Pico do Ferro viewpoint/Furnas Volcanic Crater;
  • Tea factory and plantations, from Porto Formoso or Gorreana, with tea tasting;
  • Visit to the Chapel of Senhor Santo Cristo dos Milagres (Monday to Sunday from 17:30 to 18:30) Download your route.


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Local Guide;

Pick-up at your accommodation between Ponta Delgada, Lagoa and Ribeira Grande;

Liqueur & Tea Tasting;

Tickets for Furnas boilers and Fumaroles;

Water bottle or sodas;

Free internet on board;

Chargers available for, smartphone, tablet, etc .;


Child seat available by prior request, please note that use is required by Portuguese law up to 12 years old or 36 kg;


9 hours tour;

Live Commented Tour.

  Lunch included (starters, Furnas stew, drinks, dessert, coffee).


Tickets for Thermal Pools (+ 8 € per person).





We do not only sell circuits … but a set of experiences. We are well aware that when it comes time to choose a tour, you have more options and they all claim to have and be “the best”, but what sets us apart from all the others?

This circuit lasts for 9 relaxing hours instead of the 8 hours practiced by most companies because we want and are required to give our customers the most complete set of experiences possible during their full day visit to Furnas, and that’s why we filled this tour even more by adding more extra stops like: Pópulo and Água D`alto beaches, Pisão Viewpoint, Ilheu Village Viewpoint, Castelo Branco, and of course, Capela do Holy Christ of Miracles. We want you to take time out of your vocabulary on this day… don’t worry, we have the right time to start, but not to end. We are proud to say that we have the best value / circuit practiced in the market, so even if it is cheaper, we equal the price.

We are not a big company… we don’t have big cars… but a GREAT SERVICE.

Book your Furnas / East tour now, and let us honor you as part of our family, even for a day.


    • Comfortable shoes;
    • Swimsuit preferably darker color, as the spa has some iron concentration and may change the lighter colors;
    • Bath towel preferably darker color, as the spa has some iron concentration and can change the lighter colors.


    – In some viewpoints located at higher altitudes can make it colder and windier, it is recommended to wear a warmer garment. Do not forget that in the Azores you can do all 4 seasons in one day;
    – If you need to make changes or cancel, you can call +351 919 607 160 24/7;
    – Cancellation is free until 24 hours before the start of your tour.
    The only way to book tours with us is online.


    • Your hotel receptionist may possibly try to convince you to cancel your activity with us, to recommend one selected by her / her, claiming it is the one they usually recommend, because customers “love this company very much”;
    • Did you know that you cannot find activity information flyers displayed in most hotels, and they are stored in a closet or drawer and are only exposed to the public, “the company (s) that pays the highest commissions;
    • Our flyers are available only at airport and downtown tourist offices.
    • 95% of our bookings are made directly through digital platforms. “We are tech natives and not migrants.”
    • The remaining 5% comes through agencies, specially selected by us, for resale of our products.“What we would pay in hotel / accommodation commissions, we prefer to invest in the improvement, duration and quality for our customers, in services. or products ”after all the customer is the pillar of our business, not a hotel / accommodation receptionist.

8 reviews for Furnas – East of the Island

  1. alexandra372

    Excelente excursão ! Fizemos duas excursões com esta agência que recomendo vivamente. O sr João, o nosso guia, foi de extrema simpatia e de muita sabedoria.

    Coimbra, Portugal

  2. Filipa Ferreira

    Mas que grande excursão! Pelas 9h da manhã rumamos às Furnas, acompanhados pelo fantástico guia João que nos deu a conhecer o chá Porto Seguro e as magnificas vistas que rodeiam a fábrica. A visita à Lagoa das Furnas com degustação do maravilhoso cozido, transformou se numa grande experiência para nós. Adoramos a simpatia, boa disposição e amabilidade do guia João que nos foi contando a história de todos os locais e as curiosidades da ilha. Excelente anfitrião, sempre prestável e disponível. Já guardei o contacto para a minha próxima visita a Sao Miguel. Recomendo!

  3. Kathryn S

    Smelly but worth it! Fantastic day out at Furnas. Went to the hot springs, bubbling water, and mud, the smell was like rotten eggs, but you soon forget it when you’ve been there for a while. It was great to see the restaurante owners coming to uncover their meat and vegetable stews that had been cooking underground, and afterwards we went to a restaurante and ate the stew. An excellent day out with Azores Dream Tours. Also included going to a tea plantation, which i didn’t realise they grew in the Azores. Delicious! Highly recommend the tour.

    Houten, Utrecht, Netherlands

  4. Mrsdiananogueira

    Guia Hélia a melhor guia de turismo dos Açores Queremos agradecer os dois fantásticos tours que a guia Hélia e a Azores Dream Tours nos proporcionaram no passado dia 24/10 e 26/10, quando estávamos de lua de mel na ilha de S. Miguel. Foi simplesmente incrível, desde o acompanhamento antes do serviço por parte do Sr. Miguel Correia, até à concretização do tour por parte da guia Helia Castelo que foi desde longe, uma das melhores guias que tivemos nas nossas viagens e como guia que sou também só tenho a agradecer por enaltecer o nosso trabalho com o seu profissionalismo e bom humor. Queremos agradecer também a proatividade da equipa em organizar os nossos transfers quando solicitamos e a cordialidade demonstrada durante a nossa estadia verdadeiramente inesquecível. Recomendo a 200%

    Porto, Portugal

  5. Catarina L

    Impecável! Não poderia ter escolhido melhor! Fizemos 3 tours: furnas, sete cidades e gastronómico, todos muito bons, e bem organizados. O guia João foi óptmo, super simpático e bem disposto. Excelente relação preço/qualidade. Recomendo, sem sombra de dúvidas. Votos de muito sucesso 😉

  6. Carla C

    Impecáveis! Fomos visitar São Miguel com a nossa filha e fizemos 2 tours de dia inteiro, o tour da Lagoa das 7 cidades e o da Lagoa das Furnas. Quer o Miguel quer o João foram sempre muito disponíveis e atentos às nossas sugestões, fomos sempre muito bem recebidos em todos os locais a que nos levaram e pudemos apreciar todos os sítios sem pressas. Recomendo vivamente, mesmo depois do tour terminar chegaram a deixar-nos no restaurante e a voltar para nos deixar no hotel, TOP! Tratamento VIP!

    Lisboa, Portugal

  7. Cheryl Falcon Hudon

    We just got back from an amazing vacation to the Azores where we toured for 3 days with Joao. He was such a wonderful tour guide. We toured from one end of the island to the other with Joao. Our tours each day were filled with amazing beauty and history and delicious lunches at local eateries. He is a fantastic tour guide. I highly recommend Azores Dream Tours!

    Acushnet, Massachusetts

  8. Jordan Friedman

    Amazing experience with this company. Couldn’t be happier. Was slightly apprehensive as they don’t have as many reviews as some of the others but it was incredible. The tours were well thought out and planned with knowledgeable guides. We booked 2 half day tours and that was plenty, don’t see the need for the full 8 hours. Our first tour had a total of 7 people, the second tour was just my girlfriend and I. We got a private 4 hour tour of Furnas and thermal springs. Highly recommended. Vehicles were Mercedes vans and the last private tour was in a Mercedes sedan. Real quality experience, would recommend this to anyone to get a real taste of the island.

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Furnas – East of the Island

Full Day Furnas / East Circuit, “Gastronomy, Hot springs, Boilers & Fumaroles” towards one of the most emblematic volcanic areas of São Miguel, considered the capital of Azorean tourism.

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