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Gary Travassos Taxi & Van Tours

Sao Miguel Ponta Delgada, Portugal
+351 966 780 299
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Ranked #3 of 36 activities in Sao Miguel
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Gary Travassos Azores Taxi & Van Tours. Personalized Taxi & Van Tours to see the most beautiful places on Sao Miguel, Azores. Trips to golf courses or... more » Owner description: Gary Travassos Azores Taxi & Van Tours. Personalized Taxi & Van Tours to see the most beautiful places on Sao Miguel, Azores. Trips to golf courses or to walking trails and return, Airport transfers to hotels on the island. Regular pick-up services too. With 1000 photos, videos and interesting information about the Azores.You won´t regret it!!! « less
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Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 via mobile

Gary is very informative and is always thinking on his toes. Due to the changing weather and microclimates on the island, he gave us various options and modified our tours to suit. It is evident that he is very passionate about the Azores and being the best guide he can be. I dropped my wallet at one of the locations... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Just got back from the Azores. I highly recommend hiring Gary to show you around. Gary is extremely knowledgeable about the islands' culture and history. He also tailored the trip to the weather so that we could get the most out of our tour. It is a much better option than car rental, since it turned out to be cheaper... More

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GaryAzores, Owner at Gary Travassos Taxi & Van Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! The days we spent touring, hiking, photographing were very interesting, and the weather was quite good, even though one of the days, was a bit cloudy, but no problem for the hike. Got to learn a bit more of Japan too! I will waiting to see your site of Furnas, and probaly to... More

Erving, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Can't say enough about Gary's tours! We booked him for 2 days on our first visit to the Azores. He rearranged his schedule to accommodate us!!! --even helped with transport to the airport. The tours were full of knowledge of flora, fauna, history, politics , folklore and fun. He could be the local weatherman and rearranges his itinerary so you... More

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GaryAzores, Owner at Gary Travassos Taxi & Van Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your Super review! Tours, Transfer, and Hiking Tours are things that I normaly do, so it is normal those requests, but people ask me other unsual things, that I try to help, like the house we visited. The 2 day Tour we spent together were very plesant, fun and there was always something to talk about, eventhough... More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Gary took us on two tours- the east of the island one day and the west of the island another. He was also very helpful at other times over our week-long trip whenever we needed transportation or advice. This was a wonderful way to see all the highlights of the island, and Gary knows so much about the history, culture,... More

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GaryAzores, Owner at Gary Travassos Taxi & Van Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Indeed we had pratically the 4 seasons in one day, but with a bit imagination, flexibilty we got to see pratically everything that was scedueled in the itinary. Two days of a lot of conversation, fun, and great company! We even got to visit a special place/house on the way. I wish you... More

Beloeil, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We booked 2 days straight with Gary so we could see most of the island. We weren't lucky because it was two cloudy and rainy days. Even so, Gary took us to see beautiful sights. The main reason why we wanted to book a tour was because we wanted to learn more about the island, the history. Having visited history... More

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Somerset, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Gary is the best tour guide I have ever had. He went out of his way to bring us to the little villages that my grandparents were from. He is very knowledgeable of the island, and you can tell by his enthusiasm that he loves living there. When you book a tour with Gary you and your family are the... More

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GaryAzores, Owner at Gary Travassos Taxi & Van Tours, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind words! It was a plesure to be with you and your husband Touring around and visiting your families village! We had a good time together and the weather cooperated. We talked a lot during the Tour, and when we realized is was already dark and the day went so fast! I wish you come... More

Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013

Seven members of our family were to spend four days in Sao Miguel and I was looking for someone with a van to give us a tour of the island. that's when I found Gary on Trip Advisor and I am so..... glad I did choose him. Gary was very friendly and had a wealth of knowledge about the Island.... More

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GaryAzores, Owner at Gary Travassos Taxi & Van Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review! It was a pleasure to be with you a your Family. The day I went to see your Family roots, village, house, church and one or another detail was a very interesting day! Those things I like to do! See the emotion of the people remebering old things, and telling about it. It... More

Winnipeg, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

This was our first experience with this type of tour service. Although we ranked it 4 out of 5 it was only because the excursion on the first day was mired down with weather so we're not sure areas we had to view because of fog. Moving forward, we had 2 full days booked (Tour 1 & 2) with Gary's... More

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GaryAzores, Owner at Gary Travassos Taxi & Van Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Like you said the first day the weather conditions were not to good, but nobody can control that, and I understand your words. It is true that that part of the Island and Tour are diferente and could of given you a better apreciation, but seeing nothing and seeing something. I perfer see... More

San Diego
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Gary came through for us when we wanted a shore excursion that didn't fit the 'cruise passenger' mold. I tried several tour operators, but only Gary delivered. We're four avid hikers and really didn't want to spend the day driving from one viewpoint to another, however lovely they might be. With a lot of email conversation back and forth about... More

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GaryAzores, Owner at Gary Travassos Taxi & Van Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the review! It was my first time including hiking on a tour with cruise passengers, and was a bit precuation in that posiblity, because normaly the cruise ships stays a short time here and the passengers want to see the most as posible in there short time, so when you have touring with a hike,... More

Mississauga, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

In planning a trip to Portugal last summer , I knew I wanted to see and show my husband and daughters S. Miguel Island. I have been there many times but had never " explored it", we were on a tight schedule and I found Azorean Tours online. Right from the get go, Gary was professional and friendly, always replied... More

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GaryAzores, Owner at Gary Travassos Taxi & Van Tours, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review! Being in a controled Schedule and a short stay here, I had to show what the weather conditons gave us, what you wanted to see, and what was posible in a short stay here. When you arrived we talked a bit and imediatly went on our Tour, right away I saw, we would... More

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