Ultimate Madeira

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

  • Island Drive
  • Monte
  • Wine-tasting
  • Toboggan Rides
Shopping Opportunities, Includes meal, Moderate activity

Description

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

This tour gives you the opportunity to view some of the spectacular scenery for which Madeira is renowned. Leaving Funchal, the tour heads out towards the east and stops at Pináculo for excellent views over the town and bay of Funchal. Then off to Camacha, one of the largest inland villages of the island and the centre of the wicker industry. In Camacha you may visit the warehouse to purchase, or just view the wicker work. The warehouse contains all the usual goods, baskets, trays and chairs, as well as unusual items, such as an elephant and giraffe. There are also working show rooms available for viewing. From Camacha, the tour heads north to Pico de Arieiro. On a clear day there are magnificent views over the north, south and center of the island.

You will then have lunch at Poiso, where you will receive a warm welcome at a local restaurant. The menu is made of traditional Madeira cuisine, accompanied by red or white wine, rounded off with a glass of Madeira and coffee, and a local folklore group to entertain you while you dine.

After lunch, your tour proceeds to the village of Monte, notable for many fine properties and gardens established in or near the village. Perched on a hill above Funchal, Monte's twin-towered, 18th-century church is city's landmark. In the center of the high altar stands the statue of Our Lady of Monte (circa 15 century), credited for being the source of many miracles. Inside the church you will also find the tomb of Charles I, the last Emperor of the Austro-Hungarian Empire who died in Madeira in exile in 1922.

Enjoy a toboggan ride down the hill in wicker sledges, once an established form of transport. Then when you return to Funchal, the tour will proceed to a wine lodge, where you are invited to taste some fine Madeira wine, world famous for over 400 years.

Special Notes:

Participation is limited.

The twin-towered Church of Our Lady of Monte is subject to closure without notice and visit is time and opening permitting.

There may be a wait for the basket sledge during peak times, as it's a popular tourist attraction.

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

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

Bring local currency for additional purchases.

Child Price:

12 & under reduced

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Depart from the ship and photo stop at Pinaculo viewpoint

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:10
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Scenic Drive to Camacha and visit Wicker Factory

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
700
Steps:
30
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Drive to second highest peak for photo stop at Pico do Arieiro

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:15
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Lunch stop at Poiso - Casa Abrigo do Poiso

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:20
Time at site:
01:00
Inside visit:
Yes
Air conditioned:
Yes
Walking distance:
100
Steps:
5
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Drive to Monte village for visit

Transport type:
Walking
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Walking distance:
1000
Steps:
75
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Toboggan ride to Livramento

Transport type:
Other
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:30
Inside visit:
No
Air conditioned:
No
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
No
Shopping available:
No
Photo/video restrictions:
No
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Drive to Wine Lodge for Tasting of Madeira Wine

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:30
Time at site:
00:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Walking distance:
800
Steps:
10
Wheelchair accessible:
No
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video restrictions:
No

Re-board your motorcoach and return to your ship

Transport type:
Air Conditioned Motorcoach
Transport Capacity:
50
Travel time:
00:15