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Address: Ponta Delgada, Sao Miguel, Portugal
Phone Number:
+351 962 758 186
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours

My name is Rui and I am a Sao Miguel Island native. I love meeting people...

My name is Rui and I am a Sao Miguel Island native. I love meeting people from other countries and making their visit to the Azores one they will never forget. My customers are not just clients to me – they are new friends, and as such they receive personalised service. I have many years of experience as a professional private driver, and you will find me an enthusiastic host with an excellent sense of humour. I can provide VIP services, Private Tours by Car and/or Minivan, and Airport Transfers.

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One of the best guides!

Rui is hands down one of our favorite guides in the Azores! He picked us up at the airport for a full-day tour. We saw all the major sites -- which he arranged in a specific order... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Rui is hands down one of our favorite guides in the Azores! He picked us up at the airport for a full-day tour. We saw all the major sites -- which he arranged in a specific order so we wouldn't miss anything because of the foggy weather. He was able to answer our most random questions (such as the brush... More 

Thank patelgurl
Fort Myers, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hired Rui for all of his tours because I did not want to rent a car. Don't have enough adjectives to describe his services! He is professional, knowledgeable, funny and totally accommodating. We saw just about everything there was to see on Sao Miguel. He has been doing this for 7 years and is still excited about his job.... More 

Thank mariebecker2017
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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117 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Short Version: Rui.Is.THE.Best. Longer Version: Rui is an absolutely wonderful person and a great ambassador for Sao Miguel. He is very knowledgable about seemingly everything on the island (food, fauna, animals, geology, ...) and happy to engage and answer any questions you may have. He made a valiant effort to each our group helpful Portuguese phrases, and also provided excellent... More 

1 Thank Angela C
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rui was our guide for a day and a half. He was totally professional, enormously informed about the island he had grown up on and a careful driver. He was always willing to find places that suited our interests. The best!

Thank Daniel R
Porto, Portugal
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10 reviews
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Stunning person, excellent professional, excellent services. We were all very pleased with the service that Rui Medeiros provided as a tourist guide to the island of São Miguel in the Azores. The visit with a local guide to the island makes the trip more comfortable with the certainty that we will go through the best sites that the island has... More 

Thank NFilipeSousa
Nashua, New Hampshire
1 review
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Rui provided us with an incredible 2 day tour of Sao Miguel! We really enjoyed all the places that he took us too. Here is just a sampling - a Tea Plantation, Furnas, several beautiful parks with lovely waterfalls, a indoor greenhouse pineapple plantation, the fire lake, and the twin lakes. He picked us up from the hotel and off... More 

Thank bcharland2002
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Reviewed 22 January 2017

We are so pleased we choose Rui Medeiros to take a tour to Sete Cidades today. His car is very clean and in good repair. He is a very safe driver. Rudi shared his knowledge of local history, agriculture, foods, architecture and so much more. We had considered renting a car, but this tour was much easier and very informative.... More 

2 Thank RealtorTraveling
1 review
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Rui was AWESOME! He surpassed any anticipated expectation that we had. He was very professional, friendly and relaxed and he was very attentive and he paid much attention to detail. We took a 4 full day tours with him. He is very well organised, flexible, very enthusiastic about his job and informative. We accomplished a lot with enough time to... More 

Thank Erich B
New Bedford, Massachusetts
1 review
Reviewed 7 December 2016

Rui came to us highly recommended from our friend and we couldn't have been happier! It was the easiest way to tour the island and he truly is an expert. Very knowledgeable and not to mention, very personable. He instantly became like family to us :)

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Thank TiamariasEUcafe
Columbus, Ohio
1 review
Reviewed 7 December 2016

very informative a lot of extra to satisfy particular interest our daughter liked it and after that tour we have ideas what to do for the rest of our stay on the island we love the island planning to come again

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