My husband and I did one of the private shore excursions with 2 other couples from our ship. Wow, it was great! We did tour #7, which gave us a very nice exposure to the island, including visits to Furnas (hot springs, garden), national park with waterfall, tea factory, multiple panoramic viewpoints, and many other local sights. Gary was very knowledgeable and personable. He deftly adapted the itinerary to fit weather patterns and to avoid large tour crowds at the more touristy spots. He also was flexible with our requests, especially when we all wanted cheese ... Gary brought us to a favorite queijaria, where we enjoyed delicious food and drink and pleasant conversation. Making arrangements was very easy, with good communication and no problems with pick-up and drop-off. (I'd also like to mention that in 2020 when we had to cancel because of pandemic, Gary was very kind and efficient at refunding our payment.) A perfect day. We would definitely use Azorean Tours again!