Excursion Details

Island Drive

FNC-290 | Madeira (Funchal), Portugal | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Island Drive Island Drive
  • Ribeiro Frio
You will see:
  • Monte Monte

Easy

Excursion Length:
Approx. 3.5 hours

Max. Group Size: 53

Tour Overview

Your excursion begins at the pier where you'll board your motorcoach and travel through Funchal to the island's southeast coast. Enjoy photo stops at each of the following sights:

At Machico, this once sleepy fishing village is now a lively holiday resort. Legend claims the first settlers on the island landed here in the 15th century.

Next stop is Eagle's Eye. This massive rock formation towers some 1,800 feet above the small village of Porto da Cruz. From here, you'll pass the trout hatchery. Madeira's trout hatchery boasts lovely, manicured grounds.

Continue past Machico en route to Porto da Cruz where you can take in the dramatic views of the sea and the island's mountain interior. Next, head inland passing Faial to Ribeiro Frio. Your route climbs through lush woodlands to Poiso Pass. The pass rises 4,308 feet above sea level and offers views of the island's highest peaks, Pico Ruivo and Pico do Arieiro. Then you'll descend to Terreiro da Luta, once the terminus of the old funicular railway. Finally, drive through the charming village of Monte en route to Funchal where you'll be taken back to your ship.

Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

Depart from ship for a photo stop for Machico

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50
Time at site:00:10 Inside Visit :No
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Air conditioned?:Yes
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes

Photo stop for The Eagle's Eye

Details:
Travel time: 00:20 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50
Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):800
Total number of steps:10
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Currency accepted:EUR
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Photo stop for the Trout Hatchery

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50
Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):500
Total number of steps:20
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Currency accepted:EUR
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Photo stop for the Peace Monument at Terreiro da Luta

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50
Time at site:00:10 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):200
Total number of steps:30
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Details:
Travel time: 00:30 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Comfortable walking shoes and warm cardigan / jacket is recommended, as Madeira has a micro climate.

Visibility from all scenic outlooks is dependent upon the weather and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

Child Price:

12 years & under

Number of Steps/Walking Distance:

For information on walking distances and/or the number of steps at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Wheelchair Accessibility:

For information on wheelchair accessibility, please see the detailed itinerary above.

Camera/Video Restrictions:

For information on camera/video restrictions at each stop, please see the detailed itinerary above.

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