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Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

Activity provider: Botanical Garden Cable Car

From US$ 9.19 per person

Admire the views of the city of Funchal, the mountains, and the sea as you ride on the Botanical Garden cable car. Ride over the Valley of João Gomes Ribeira and visit the village of Monte on top of the mountains surrounding Funchal.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Ride the Funchal Botanical Garden cable car, with a choice of a single or round-trip ticket
  • Take in stunning views of the Bay of Funchal, the surrounding mountains, and the sea
  • Travel between the important attractions of Monte village and the Botanical Garden
Full description
Climb aboard the Botanical Garden cable car and ride to the mountains surrounding the city of Funchal. Botanical garden cable car is situated between 10-12 minutes (by car) from Funchal city center. Start out near the Botanical Garden, located about 3 kilometers from the center of Funchal. The Botanical Garden was created in 1960 and quickly became one of the major attractions on the island of Madeira. The cable car will take you over the Valley of João Gomes Ribeira, passing forest-covered mountains. Take some spectacular photos of the Bay of Funchal, the surrounding mountains, and the sea. The ride takes approximately 15 minutes. Your trip ends at the village of Monte, at an elevation of 1,025 meters above sea level. Monte is a small village that was initially a health resort for the upper classes in the early 20th century. Today it is one of Funchal’s main attractions and the site for trying a toboggan ride down the hill. Depending on the option selected you can end your journey in Monte or take the cable car back to the Botanical Garden. The cable car was designed and operates in accordance with the most strict European and international security standards, ensuring that you can focus on enjoying the ride.
Includes
  • Cable car ticket (1-way or round-trip, depending on option booked)
  • Botanical Garden admission ticket
  • Toboggan ride
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off

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Meeting point

Exchange your voucher for a ticket at the ticket office, which is located at Largo Das Babosas (Monte), or at the botanical garden cable car station.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Please note that your cable car ticket doesn't include access to the Botanical Garden, however you can easily get your admission ticket on the spot
  • If you have a round-trip cable car ticket you should validate the ticket on both directions on the
  • same day
  • Children under 15 years of age should be accompanied by an adult
  • After the tickets are issued refunds are not possible (except in the case of severe weather conditions, technical malfunction, or energy failure)
  • The Botanical garden cable car ride is only to/from Monte to the Botanical Garden. It is not located in the Funchal center, so you should go by bus (31A or 29), taxi or by car instead
Customer reviews

Overall rating

3.8 /5

based on 307 reviews

Review summary

  • Transportation
    4.1/5
  • Value for money
    3.6/5
  • Safety
    4/5
  • Service
    3.8/5

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There are 2 cable cars in Mederia. If you get the 31a bus from from main bus stop on the prom for €1.95, exchange guide ticket for cable car ticket ( you also bypass queue if you have guide ticket) great views, great service, great adventure to then come down on the toboggan

November 2, 2022

Attention, different than expected! The train is not the one that takes you up from Funchal. For the train you pay for two adults round trip 51 €. After you have gone up with the cable car, you go down to the right to a counter and redeem this ticket. Then you go further down again and come to the other cable car, which takes you down a little further and into the botanical garden. There you pay again 12 € (for 2 people) to go through the garden. Attention, exhausting! You go down all the time and then have to walk back up to get back to the cable car. You can also take the exit below, but then you can no longer get into the tropical garden. The botanical garden wasn't worth it this time of year, everything had faded and it was just green. All in all it was a waste of money. Too bad.

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September 14, 2022

Buyer beware - this is not the cable car which takes you up to Monte from Funchal but another cable car which takes you from the top of Monte to the botanical gardens. Entry to the gardens costs another 6 euros. The lady at the cable car station in Funchal advised lots of people make the same mistake as we did, wrongly thinking it’s the main one which is more expensive and which we had to buy to get up to Monte. As we’d bought the tickets we used them on the second cable car which goes over a forested gorge and we enjoyed ourselves but still felt we’d been misled

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August 29, 2022

Product ID: 68687