This half day tour of about 3-4 hours, gives you a first impression of the major points of interest of the island. The Private Half a Day Faial, a First Impression is perfect for those who only stay a short time in Faial and do not want to miss anything.The tour leads you along the southern coast from Horta to the volcano of Capelinhos with a number of stops in between. On the way back we will take a minor road high above the villages. Depending on the weather conditions, you will either visit the Caldeira or some view points above Horta.
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.