Cable Car, Traditional Sled Ride & Botanical Gardens

4 hours | Madeira (Funchal) | F N C - 2 0 0
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$ 109.95
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Points of Interest

  • Monte
  • Cable-car
  • Toboggan Rides
  • Botanical Garden
Strenuous activity


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

Here's an excursion that offers a little bit of everything you're looking for while on vacation: fun activities, breathtaking views, and shopping! From Funchal, you'll step inside a cable car and glide over 12,130 feet above the city to the town of Monte, which wraps around a mountain. Once you arrive, you'll disembark for a tour of the town including Our Lady of Monte Church. Erected in 1818, the church features a twin-towered facade and a large churchyard with a splendid view over Funchal. Following the tour, you'll hop inside the unique 'carros de cesto,' a wicker basket chair set on runners pushed by local guides, for a ride down the slope to Livramento. Here, you'll join a coach and travel to the Madeira Botanical Gardens. Stretched out over nine square acres, the garden boasts over 2,000 exotic and rare plants. Visit the gift shop before returning to your ship.

Special Notes:

As the cable car does not come to a complete stop for boarding, this tour is not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Our Lady of Monte Church is subject to closure without notice and visit is optional and time permitting. There may be a wait for the basket sledge during peak times. Visibility from all scenic outlooks is dependent upon the weather and therefore cannot be guaranteed.

This tour will not operate on Sundays afternoon.

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.

Medical Restriction:

Sledge ride (toboggan) not recommended for guests with back or neck conditions


Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from ship for a scenic cable car ride from Funchal to Monte

  • Transport type: Other
  • Travel time: 00:35

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

  • Time at site: 00:35
  • Free time at site: 30
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Take a Snow-less Sled Ride

  • Transport type: Other
  • Travel time: 00:20

Guided tour of the Botanical Gardens

  • Time at site: 02:00
  • Free time at site: 10
  • Inside visit: Yes
  • Steps: 30
  • Wheelchair accessible: No
  • Restroom available: Yes
  • Shopping available: Yes
  • Photo/video opportunity: Yes

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

  • Transport type: Motorcoach
  • Travel time: 00:30