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Full-Day Furnas Tour
$68*
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Full-Day Furnas Valley Tour Including Lunch

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Beautiful spa town

We spent 5 nights just outside Furnas and enjoyed exploring the eastern end of the island from here. You will need a hire car or to be part of a tour to make the most of this.

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We spent 5 nights just outside Furnas and enjoyed exploring the eastern end of the island from here. You will need a hire car or to be part of a tour to make the most of this.

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Cambridgeshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

I think it is difficult to review a place unless you get a chance to stay there for a while and let it get under your skin. We stayed for two weeks and felt we got to know Furnas well enough to at least scratch the surface and I liked what I saw or more importantly what I felt. There... More 

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Warwick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

We started off by visiting with the objective of walking from the town up to and around the lake and calderas but we had no idea there was so much more to offer, so much so it took a second visit and even then I'm sure we missed loads. Will consider staying there for a few days next time.

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Camberley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Lovely small town nestled in a valley in the middle of the island and within a short drive of both the north and south coast. Hot springs, thermal pools to swim in and great restaurants. Only a couple of hotels and 2 small campsites so the town is very quiet. Plenty of places to eat but the best ones fill... More 

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Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

I really like Furnas it is a lovely little village full of very nice people. It is very quiet though (I like quiet). There is minimal traffic and you can walk around the village quite easily. There are also nice walks to Furnas Lake. The is thermal activity all over the village and a number of areas where there are... More 

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Vitznau
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

The sulfur smell is all that can put you off visiting this place. It is fascinating! Bubbling, boiling steaming pits on top of this crater make you wonder when it might next blow... The scenery at the lake so tranquil and the town busy. The hot bath at Terra Nostra are a must, absolutely (I heard this makes makes you... More 

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Godalming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Ordinary town in a beautiful setting and hot springs that are a lot of fun. The character of the town holds together beautifully because it is not drowning in tourists, though there are plenty. The friendly polite people go about their lives and business as they always would and that is a great charm for a visitor to be prized.The... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

My fiancée and I visited Furnas and I have to say it was an experience of a life time. First we rented towels because we forgot our own, which ended being a good thing because the hot spring iron water stained everything including our feet! The park is beautiful to walk in, with trees and plants from all around the... More 

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Thoiry, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

A nice collection of fumaroles and hot springs are right in Furnas. There are good walking paths in a garden-like park to visit these hot spots. In addition, there are many restaurants that offer the famous "cozidos" (meat and vegetable stew slow cooked in the naturally hot ground near the lake) and there is the gardens and hot pool of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

An interesting village. As well as the hotsprings and geysers there is a lovely warm natural bath in the Terra Nostra Hotel's stunning gardens.

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