Excursion Details

Scenic Drive, The Blandy Wine Lodge & Tasting

FNC-310 | Madeira (Funchal), Portugal | See Special Notes

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Tour at a Glance

You will visit:
  • Wine-tasting Wine-tasting
  • Pico do Arieiro
You will see:
  • Monte Monte

Easy Includes snack

Excursion Length:
Approx. 4 hours

Max. Group Size: 53

Tour Overview

Your excursion begins at the pier where you'll board your motorcoach and drive to the hilltop village of Monte. Pass Terreiro da Luta, traveling a winding mountain road lined with eucalyptus and mimosa trees to Poiso Pass.

This lookout point stands some 4,300 feet above sea level and offers views of the island's mountain interior. Marvel at its highest peak. You'll drive to the end of the road, which stops at the summit of Pico de Arieiro, which stands 5,900 feet above sea level and offers sweeping views of the island.

Continue to Santo do Serra and Camoes Pequeno en route to Funchal. At Camoes Pequeno, enjoy a scenic overlook of Machico, a small resort town that claims to have the island's first settlers from the 15th century.

In the village of Santo do Serra, you'll be served tea or coffee accompanied by a slice of traditional Madeira cake at the Santo da Serra Golf course.

Next, visit The Blandy Wine Lodge. Established in 1811, Blandy's is one of the oldest and most respected producers of Madeira. Visit the wine lodge and learn how the four different types of Madeira wine are vinified and sample two varieties. You'll have an opportunity to purchase bottles of wine before returning back to your ship.

Detailed itinerary Show All Itinerary Details

Depart from ship to Pico do Arieeiro

Details:
Travel time: 01:00 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50

Photo stop Ta Pico do Arieeiro

Details:
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50
Time at site:00:15 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):300
Total number of steps:15
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Currency accepted:EUR
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Scenic drive through to Santo da Serra

Details:
Travel time: 00:45 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50
Inside Visit :Yes
Wheelchair accessible?:No

Refreshment stop

Details:
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50
Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :Yes
Total number of steps:5
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:No

Photo stop at Camões Pequeno

Details:
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50
Time at site:00:15 Inside Visit :No
Walking distance (yards):100
Total number of steps:5
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:No
Shopping available?:No
Photo/Video opportunity?:Yes
Photo/Video restrictions?:No

Wine tasting at Madeira Wine Lodge

Details:
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50
Time at site:00:30 Inside Visit :Yes
Walking distance (yards):800
Total number of steps:10
Wheelchair accessible?:No
Restrooms available?:Yes
Shopping available?:Yes
Currency accepted:EUR

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Details:
Travel time: 00:15 Transport type:Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity (Normal Use):50

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Special Notes

 

Bring Euro or credit cards for additional purchases.

Passengers must be 18 or older to participate in the wine tasting.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat and adequate sun protection. There is a 5 minute walk from the motorcoach stop to the wine lodge.

Visibility from all scenic points is weather dependent.

Adult Price:

18 years to participate in wine tasting

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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