This full day tour takes about 7-8 hours and differs from the standard tourist tours. Whilst visiting most of the major points of interest, we will give you an insight on the everyday’s life on an island in the middle of the Atlantic. This tour is perfect for those who are interested in the culture of our island. The Private Full Day Faial Tour, Life on the Island takes you around the island, in the morning you will see the best beach, the impact of the earthquake of 1998, the traces of the period of whaling and of course the volcano of Capelinhos. At lunch time, we will have a rich picnic in one of the recreational parks of Faial. In the afternoon, you will visit a cheese factory and an organic banana plantation, both representing two important economic activities of Faial.
Why a tour guide?
You might have asked yourself, why should you explore a new place with the help of a tour guide? There are not only guide books available, but the internet is full with useful information. There are some simple reasons to do so…
- Booking a tour saves time – no need to find your way
- Booking a tour is comfortable – no need to care about mobility
- Booking a tour is complete – not miss out anything
…and there are more elaborate reasons to book a tour guide…
- The guide knows the stories of Faial
- The guide knows the history of Faial
- The guide knows the people of Faial
The guide can show you the unique and interesting side of Faial.
Your Guide – Andreas Merz
Born in Switzerland, after having spent more than 20 years of my life in business in various European countries I moved with my wife and our daughter in 2019 from Budapest to Faial. Why Faial, not only because of its beauty and remoteness, but also because of the charm of the people, its society and history. It was a big decision to do so, but never since we had a minute of regret.
Besides guiding visitors, we are having an organic banana farm in Feteira, are working on the reconstruction of our house into a small bed&breakfast and enjoy becoming more and more Faialense.
Living in Faial, but coming from outside, means that I can not only show you our beautiful island, but I also know from personal experience what are the differences which are interesting for a visitor. Check out our tours, I am sure that we have something for you. If you are not sure, please drop a line and I will help.