São Jorge Island Private Tour from Velas, São Jorge

São Jorge Island Private Tour from Velas, São Jorge

Starts in: Velas, São Jorge Island Available: Every day
Guided Tour
Air Conditioned Transport
Entrance Fees Included
8 hour tour
English and Portuguese
$179per person
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São Jorge Island Private Tour from Velas, São Jorge Highlights


Savor an intimate experience during your São Jorge private tour


See the Urzelina Church and learn about the 1808 eruption


Visit a cheese factory and coffee plantation for tastings


Explore the untouched beauty of this incredible area

Why we chose this tour

Our São Jorge Island Private Tour from Velas, São Jorge lets you visit the stunning hidden treasures scattered across its wild landscape and taste the cheese and coffee that this island is famous for. Learn about past volcanic eruptions, swim in the salty water of one of the Azores most beautiful natural pools, and marvel at uninterrupted views of the area around you. This tour is available every day.

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São Jorge Island Private Tour from Velas, São Jorge Itinerary

9:00 - Pickup from Velas, São Jorge Island
  • You will be picked up from a centralized location in Velas
Guided Tour of São Jorge Island
  • Take a scenic ferry ride to Velas or start your tour in the city. Hop into a van and tour the rugged landscape of São Jorge on your way to a local cheese factory for a guided tour and tasting.
  • This is one of the areas most famous factories that produces the amazing Azores cheese, made from raw milk of grass-fed cows and aged anywhere from 3 months to an entire year!
  • Full of facts and snacks, continue to the southern coast to visit the Urzelina Church and learn about how the major eruption of 1808 miraculously spared this parish church from the fiery lava flow.
  • Drive across the island to visit one of the famous fajãs, a natural platform formed by a lava flow or landslide, on your way to a commercial coffee plantation on Fajã dos Vimes.
  • Walk through the fields where the beans are grown before you head inside for a tasting of Europe's only coffee plantation.
  • Move to the northern coast for incredible views over the sweeping northern cliffs from Fajã dos Cubres, as well as the Fajã da Caldeira de Santo Cristo, both formed in 1757 by a landslide from the strongest earthquake that ever happened in the Azores.
  • Head to the last stop of the day, Fajã do Ouvidor, where you can take a dip in the gorgeous natural pools of Poça do Simão Dias before you return to Velas. From here you can stay in Velas or hop on the the ferry and ride back to your departure point.
17:00 - Drop off at Velas, São Jorge Island
  • You will be dropped off at the same location you were picked up from.
NB - all timings on São Jorge Island Private Tour from Velas, São Jorge are approximate
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Important Details

Transportation to and from Velas
Fully guided tour
 Light meal (sandwich, fruit, typical dessert, cereal bar, juice and water)
Entrance and tasting in the cheese factory
Tasting of the local coffee
Meals & drinks not mentioned
Ferry rides to São Jorge
Personal travel insurance
What to Bring
Walking shoes
Comfortable clothes, sweater & raincoat
Sunglasses & sunscreen
Swimming suit & towel
Water & snacks
Essential Information
The minimum age for the your required is 8 years old
Please let us know if you have any food restrictions
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