My boyfriend and I were very lucky to have found this tour with a couple of empty seats at the last minute, because it provided us with a wonderful day, and a perfect finish to our São Miguel stay. Our guide, José Melo, went to great efforts to explain everything to us, even at the tea plantation, where he provided us with all sorts of very specific technical information. The thermal bath at the Dona Beija pools was the high point of the day for us - it was incredibly relaxing, we'll be coming back! Lunch was nice as well; there were several options for those not wishing to partake in the traditional "cozido", including vegetarian ones. While this isn't my favorite side of the island (I have a weak spot for the lakes on the West side), I strongly recommend this tour to get a very nice taste of all the highlights!