Botanical Gardens & Monte Cable Car

Botanical Gardens & Monte Cable Car

3.5 hours | Madeira (Funchal) | F N C - 0 0 3
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Description

Points of Interest

  • Cable-car
  • Botanical Garden
Strenuous activity

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

WHAT YOU VISIT: Botanical Gardens - native plants, rare orchids, herbarium and topiary garden, Monte - the church is home to the island's patron saint and the tomb of the last Austro-Hungarian emperor (time and opening permitting) WHAT YOU DO: Ride the modern funicular up the mountain and return via the snow-less sleigh ride - your sled is a basket chair on runners piloted by two guides in traditional costume WHAT YOU SEE: Funchal city sights

Special Notes:

The cable car does not come to a complete stop for boarding: not recommended for guests with physical limitations.
At peak times, queues and waits may be experienced at the boarding station of the Cable Car.
Our Lady of Monte Church is subject to closure without notice and visit is time and opening permitting. There may be a wait for the snow-less sleighs during peak times, as it's a popular tourist attraction.

Wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing suited to the day's conditions. Bring a hat and adequate sun protection.

Sequence of tour stops may vary.
Visibility from all scenic outlooks is weather-dependent and therefore cannot be guaranteed.
Bring local currency for additional purchases.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship and guided visit the Botanical Gardens

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 50
Travel time: 00:30
Time at site: 01:00
Inside visit: No
Walking distance: 800
Steps: 50
Restroom available: Yes

Cable Car ride to Monte village over valley of João Gomes

Transport Capacity: 50
Travel time: 00:15
Time at site: 00:15
Inside visit: Yes
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 300
Steps: 80
Restroom available: No
Shopping available: No
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Visit to Monte including Our Lady of Monte Church (optional and time permitting)

Transport type: Walking
Transport Capacity: 50
Time at site: 00:30
Inside visit: No
Air conditioned: Yes
Walking distance: 800
Steps: 75
Restroom available: No
Shopping available: Yes
Photo/video restrictions: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Take a Snow-less Sled Ride

Transport Capacity: 50
Time at site: 00:30
Inside visit: No
Air conditioned: No
Walking distance: 15
Restroom available: No
Shopping available: No
Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type: Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity: 50
Travel time: 00:30