Island Drive (Wheelchair Confined Passengers)
FNC-291 | Madeira (Funchal), Portugal |
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Tour at a Glance
You will visit:
- Island Drive
- Ribeiro Frio
You will see:
Approx. 3.5 hours
Max. Group Size: 53
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.
This is the same tour as FNC-290. Only wheelchair confined passengers should book this tour. Other traveling companions should book FNC-290. Due to the specialized nature of some lift-equipped vehicles, you may have to limit the persons traveling with you to one companion who will be providing assistance you during the tour. Others will travel on separate transport. Priority for requests for space on this tour is given to confined passengers; cruise bookings not noted as confined to a wheelchair will be removed.