Best of Madeira

7.5 hours | Madeira (Funchal) | F N C - 1 0 5
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Points of Interest

  • Ribeira Brava
  • Cabo Girão
Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

WHAT YOU VISIT
Ribeira Brava
Perched above a steep ravine overlooking the sparkling ocean, the resort town of Ribeira Brava was founded in the 15th century, making it one of the island's oldest communities.

Porto Moniz
Scenic viewpoints, seawater filled lava pools, and beautiful forested mountains are this village's star attractions.

Paul da Serra
Often described as 'The Roof of Madeira,' this central plateau sits nearly 5,000 feet above sea level and separates the island's sunny southern half and its wetter, more lush northern half.

Calheta
Known as the island's most-lively spots, this seaside town boasts the the Engenho da Calheta distillery, where white rum is produced from the island's sugar cane. Learn how rum is distilled and enjoy a sample of poncha, an island beverage made with rum and honey accompanied by a slice of traditional Madeira cake.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY
Your camera will be working overtime as you capture the day's dazzling panorama of earth, sea and sky.
A stop at Cabo Girao will reward you with breathtaking shots of the second highest sea cliff in the world, and the highest in Europe. With a sheer drop of over 1,500 feet from the top to the waves below, the viewpoint affords dramatic views of the coast and Funchal in the distance.

LUNCH
When hunger calls, you'll stop in the town of Sao Vicente, a picturesque village tucked in the slopes of the verdant mountains. Here, you'll indulge in a lunch of island specialties including soup, roast pork or flounder fish fillet, bread and butter, fruit salad with ice cream accompanied with coffee and mineral water, and wine.

WHAT YOU SEE ALONG THE WAY
Travel past vineyards, terraced fields, and pinewoods and eucalyptus groves to the cliff top of Cabo Girão.

Special Notes:

Wear comfortable clothes and bring a jacket - Madeira features a wide range of microclimates.

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

Bring local currency for additional purchases.

Sequence of tour stops may vary.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from the ship and visit to Ribeira Brava

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:15
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Scenic drive inland towards Sao Vicente via Encumeada Pass

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:00

Stop for Lunch at São Vicente

Time at site:
01:30
Free time at site:
10
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Steps:
10
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes

Drive to Porto Moniz for photo stop

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive inland to Paul da Serra

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45

Scenic drive to Calheta and visit a factory

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
00:45
Time at site:
00:30
Free time at site:
30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
No
Steps:
45
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
45
Travel time:
01:00