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Sao Jorge Island Tour


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ProductID: 1190

Type: Half Day Tour Private

Country: Portugal

Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions

Region: Azores Islands

Group Size: 2 - 7 People

Start City: Sao Jorge Island

Duration: 1/2 Day (Duration: 03h00 approx.)

São Jorge, an elongated island with a length of 56 km and a maximum width of only 8 km, São Jorge has an area of 246.25 km2. Created by successive volcanic eruptions in a straight line, of which craters remain, its central platform has an average altitude of 700 metres. The coast is steep, almost vertical, particularly in the north, although the cliffs are interrupted by small coastal flat areas: the fajãs.


Day by Day Itinerary:
1/2 Day (Duration: 03h00 approx.)

DAY 1:
São Jorge Island
- Departure from the Hotel at 09:30 AM or 02:30 PM towards Ponta dos Rosais, on the most western tip of the Island, with a magnificent view over Faial and Pico Islands.
- Returning from Ponta dos Rosais by the same road, the next stop is in a cheese factory to see how the famous St. Jorge cheese is made.
- The tour continues to the north side of the Island. Through the northern road of the Island, passing by Beira, Toledo and Sto. António villages, we reached Norte Grande with view over Fajã do Ouvidor, low-lying area leading to the sea so characteristic on the Island.
- The tour continues to Norte Pequeno and Fajã dos Cubres, with magnificent view over the north side of the Island and its typical coast. Next stop is in the picturesque village Manadas to visit Sta. Bárbara Church, one of the most magnificent churches on the Island.
- The tour continues on to the Urzelina, where the church tower is all that remains of an ancient church which was buried by the eruption of Pico da Esperança in 1808.
- Return to Velas and arrival at the Hotel around 12:30 PM or 05:30 PM.

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