We put together a group of 6 from the Celebrity Eclipse and contacted Rui about a month ahead of our scheduled stop on November 1st. He was already booked himself, but arranged for his alternate guide, Francisco, to meet us at the cruise terminal door and give us a 6 minivan tour of Fire Lake, Ribeira Grande, Furnas and points between, including a tea plantation and liquor sampling. Francisco is a very knowledgeable and entertaining guy with perfect English and a great sense of humor, so don't hesitate to ask for him. In addition to the sights, Francisco arranged for us to have a cozido lunch cooked in the steam vents and then served at Tony's Restaurant in Furnas - very tasty and reasonably priced. Thanks to RM Tours, our experience of Sao Miguel was far better than that of the people who took the big buses and for considerably less per person in cost.