Barbara EisenbergUnited States
Sergio met us right on time at the cruise port, with a big smile and a full itinerary planned for us. His English is excellent and his van very comfortable. He is congenial, witty, and personable. Our drive to Furnas was so interesting, with photo stops along the way and a drive through a few small local villages. Thanks for a great day and we'll see you again soon!
Robert HofmannUnited States
This was one of the best tours I have ever taken. Sergio planned the perfect route for us as he showed us the island as only a well informed local could. We went to places that a big bus could not go and had an awesome included lunch at a small local restaurant. So much better then Cruise ship excursions. Would highly recommend to others and would use again if I return. Thanks Sergio for the fantastic six hours we spent with you, you are number 1 in our book.
Vikki HuntimerUnited States
What a fabulous tour. Our guide showed us so many beautiful areas of the island as well as the sea beyond. We were fortunate enough to come on a rare day where the sun was shining, no clouds in sight and you could see for miles. Apparently that doesn't happen often. We felt as though our private tour was so special and we were able to see so many hidden gems that most visitors don't get to see. Glad we chose a private tour instead of a bus full of tourists. We would definitely book with Sergio again.
Robert BoysenUnited States
Sergio was an excellent tour guide for us. Well spoke, and flexible in addressing our requests.
Debra E.United States
Sergio was an excellent guide who clearly knew how to show his guests the best that Sao Miguel had to offer, despite the fact that the rain and fog decided to pay a visit on our tour day. Sergio was able to navigate around the weather to ensure that we had the best possible experience, including an authentic Azorean lunch in a cute little village. Sergio even helped us out the following day when we got lost trying to find the lookout for Lagoa do Fogo which we had to miss on our tour due to weather.
Karen MeredithUnited States
I arranged this tour with Sergio thru you because we were traveling on a cruise and I wanted to make the most of our day there. My great grandparents migrated to Hawaii from Ponta Delgada, Portugal in the late 1800s and due to some really great work by a cousin, I knew of the street they lived on, the areas they lived in, and the churches they attended. Sergio was so helpful ! This was a great day. Sergio was fantastic!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello from the middle of the Atlantic!! Many, many thanks for your kind words Mrs. Meredith. Hope to see you for a next time.
Norris AndersonUnited States
Robert TaylorLong Beach, CALIFORNIA, United States
Easy to find outside cruise terminal. Offered to adjust planned itinerary to my needs (stayed with Furnas Hot Springs since the web cams he checked showed fog at other volcanic calderas). Clean and comfortable Jeep. Safe driver. Knows his island(s) country and how to reach the best tourist spots before they get crowded with tour buses. Excellent tour. Highly recommend!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mr. Taylor, Many thanks for your kind words. Regards, Sergio Mestre
Karen BeattieUnited States
Absolute amazing and authentic day on San Miguel! Sergio was an enthusiastic and informative guide. Lots of fun and very accommodating. We experienced so much of the island and learned so much. Plus the lunch at a family run restaurant was like visiting grandma - great food! We have traveled and toured much, but by far Sergio was one of the VERY best guides. He loves his home and you will too!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mrs Beattie, Many, many thanks for your kind words. It was my pleasure have the both of you as my guests. Hope to see you again. Sergio
Karyn HankenUnited States
Sergio is amazing!!! The beautiful thing about a private tour is that the tour guide can be spontaneous and adjust the tour as needed.....we had our planned hiking tour cut short due to fog and rain, but Sergio was able to turn a hiking tour into an incredible sightseeing tour with things to do in the local city as well. We felt as though we were not tourists but his family members hanging out with him for a day of fun and relaxation. FORGET THE GROUP TOURS!!!! Book Sergio!!!!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Mrs. Mary Kelly, Many thanks for your kind words and was my pleasure have your fun group with me. All the best for all of you. Best regards, Sergio Mestre
Ann GrimesUnited States
What an amazing tour. Sergio was timely, informative and fun. Sergio knew the area so well and kept the tour fun. Lunch was so yummy and he anticipated all our needs. I would highly recommend taking this tour and seeing the sights. We loved every minute and were amazed at the beauty of the island. I hope to visit again and if I do Sergio is my first call.
Sergio was a fantastic guide...so knowledgeable, professional and friendly!! He customized the tour to our liking and was extremely flexible with how much time was allowed at each stop. Highly recommend, you won't be disappointed with Sergio...he is worth every €!!
Melinda S.United States
Sergio was a wonderful guide! We not only saw the beautiful countryside, but many out of the way places as well. Lunch was a delicious (and authentic) buffet of traditional Portuguese dishes. Two of us aren't very adventurous eaters, but we found plenty to enjoy! Be sure to try the surprise dessert! Thanks so much, Sergio!
Paul HurleyUnited States
We had a great time. In addition to experiencing the beauty of the island, we also learned much of the geological and cultural history. Sergio adjusted the timing and order of the stops to accommodate the unpredictable weather, and so our visit to Fire Lake included beautiful views and scenery. In addition, throughout the day, we gained a wealth of information about the people and culture of Sao Miguel. Sergio was a fantastic guide and we couldn't help but be infected by his enthusiasm.
Jan LangeUnited States
Perfect in every way
Douglas M DittbernerUnited States
We selected Sergio for our tour from Ponta Delgada. I am sure the other options were good also but I don't know how they could have been better than Sergio. What an engaging, knowledgeable, delight to be around and with. Stopping whenever we wanted, making suggestions to stop when we missed something. Made you feel like you had all day with him when in fact he had another tour right after ours. Being a native, he has an insight and knows how to present that info in a very meaningful way.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mr. Dittberner, I hope you are well. Thank you a lot for such kind words about myself and my tours. Was a great pleasure to meet all of you and hope to see you soon! All the best, Sergio
Crystal TeterColumbus, OH, United States
Sergio was the perfect host. Born and raised in the Azores, he knows his islands like only a true native could. We spent a wonderful day seeing stunningly beautiful scenery, eating a delicious Azorean lunch, and enjoying Sergio's company. We fell in love with the beauty of the Azores, and can't wait to visit again for longer than a day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Mrs. Teter, Many thanks for the kind words about Sao Miguel island and myself. I'm very happy that you want to come back for longer than a day. See you soon!!! Sergio
Joan KrzykowskiUnited States
Fabulous tour of the Island of San Miguel. We had signed up for the Wild Lakes tour but Sergio warned us that it would be muddy and strenuous and was happy to change the tour to fit our needs. The six of us in our group fell in the love with this beautiful island in the Azores and had an amazing day thanks to Sergio! Great lunch too!
Lynette SmithUnited States
We had a great time with Sergio touring Ponta Delgada. The lakes are beautiful as well as the country side. We were able to go places that a tour bus could never go and stop for pictures on a whim. We stopped for coffee and sweets in a local village. Sergio is very knowledgeable and friendly. He is well versed in every aspect of his country. My husband uses a walker and he was able to accommodate four of as and a walker. We would highly recommend this tour with Sergio.
Martin KatzUnited States
Sergio is one of the best guides we've ever had. He clearly knows EVERYTHING about all 9 of the Azores islands, the people, the customs, the food. He's extremely personable, flexible (and their changeable weather requires that!) He's a friendly, upbeat guy with good English skills, and he goes out of his way to make sure his clients are happy. I wish they were all on his level.
Wonderful tour!! Sergio made us really want to return. Fantastic guide.
Frank KolbertUnited States
The second time we have enjoyed Sergio's good company, knowledge and enthusiasm. Highly recommended. Be sure to ask him to drop you at the local bar/restaurant he favors. You'll be the only tourists there and very happy for the experience and the very delicious and very well priced lunch!