Pico Island Private Tour (the Azores)


1 Day (Duration: 08h00 approx.)

Pico Island

On Request Best Rate

On this private tour you will explore the splendor of Picos Island in Azores. Visit the old Whales Factory, also a handicraft exhibition and a cheese factory...
  • English-Speaking Guides
  • Transportation in fully-equipped vehicles.
  • Discover Pico Island, the second largest in the Azores and one that is home to Portugal's highest mountain.



General Overview

Country: Portugal
Region: Azores Islands
City: Pico Island
Duration: 1 Day (Duration: 08h00 approx.)
Type: Full Day Tour Private
Theme: Private Shore and Chauffeur Guided Excursions
Group Size: 2 - 8 People
Price from: On Request Best Rate€


The settlement of Pico started in the year 1460 at Lajes, a small place located on the island´s south coast.

Besides several impressive 17th and 18th century buildings, the town is best known for its large whale processing factory which closed down in 1981.

Dominating the scenery, Pico´s 2,319-metre-high mountain is in fact the top of the world´s biggest mountain range known as the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, measuring 16,100 km long and 805 km wide.

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:
pico island

  • 8:30AM (to be confirmed) Transfer from the hotel to Cais da Horta.
  • Rail departure for channel crossing towards Pico Island (approx. 20 minutes).
  • Arrival in Madalena reception / assistance by our local representatives.
  • Beginning of the tour with passage in Cabeço Chão.
  • The first stop will be at Arcos do Cachorro to observe magnificent sea caves.
  • Continuation through the area of ​​the “Mysteries”, extensive lava fields, until S. Roque.
  • The excursion continues through the interior road, crossing the island to the Captain's Lagoon and
  • then to Lajes. Stop for lunch at a local restaurant.
  • After lunch, visit to the Whaling Center - the first place on the island to be populated with a visit
  • dos Baleeiros (closed on Mondays).
  • Return to Madalena along the southern road, visiting São Mateus Church, Lace House and
  • Cheese factory. Return to Magdalene.
  • Board the speedboat towards Faial Island.
  • 04:00PM approx Arrival at Horta and transfer to the Hotel.


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  • Transportation hotel/tour/hotel
  •  English-Speaking Guide
  • Entrance Fees when with Guide
  •  (L) Lunch
  • Local Taxes


  • Transfers not specified in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees not specified in the itinerary
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals 
  • Meals not specified in itinerary 
  •  Tip and Gratuities to Local guide

Pick up

  • Horta, Faial
  • Madalena, “Pico”

Drop off

  • Horta , Faial
  • Madalena “Pico”

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 48 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 48 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable




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