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Funchal: Old Town Tour by Tuk Tuk with Traditional Toboggan

1. Funchal: Old Town Tour by Tuk Tuk with Traditional Toboggan

Enjoy this adventurous tour of Monte Village and Funchal with an exhilarating toboggan ride at the end. Admire beautifully decorated streets and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Mount. Starting at the Old Town, see the “painted doors” throughout the streets of Santa Maria, where numerous doors were painted by different artists giving this street a unique glow. Also, admire the picturesque details of cobblestone floors and the façades of the old houses on Rue de Santa Maria. Next, continue towards Monte and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Mount. The structure that is visible today for all its visitors was completed back in 1818 and is one of the most sought sites by churchgoers and tourists in general. After visiting Monte, dare to ride some toboggans, more commonly known as “Carreiros do Monte." Toboggan riding was traditionally a means of transportation by locals who wanted to travel quickly from Monte´s village to Funchal. This adventurous and old-fashioned transportation appeared around the 1850s and is still in use today.

Madeira Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

2. Madeira Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Have you ever wanted to go on a tuk-tuk tour, but wanted something more personalized to your own taste? We present you Myway, a tuk-tuk tour journey in which you can pick not only the unique places you want to visit, but also for how long, and when. How amazing is that? With this service, you will be able to pick from more than 25 unique places, to design your own exclusive tour ride, with one of our storytellers/guides. Whether you wish to visit Monte’s Palace, Cabo Girão Viewpoint, or even of the Cathedral at Funchal, you name it, and we will make it happen. Not only you will be able to get to know some of the most beautiful scenery, the best places, and the most spectacular roads, but we will also provide you with some background history of the places you choose to visit. Plan the itinerary of your dreams when coming to visit Madeira island, just see on the specifications which ones you would wish to see. Bear in mind that if there might be one specific place that isn’t included on our list, describe it to us, to see if it is possible to visit it. Remember, there is no wrong place, there are only a great many possibilities to make this journey a memorable one. Also, there is no losing side to this journey because all places, even the roads to get there, are simply breathtaking. So, dream it, design it, and let us make your dream tuk-tuk tour of your dreams possible. - Funchal Old Town - Câmara de Lobos - Botanical Garden - Palheiro Gardens - Monte Tropical Garden - Monte Toboggans - Nuns Valley - Cabo Girão - Garajau - Pico Areeiro - Cable Cars - Viewpoints & More

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What people are saying about Carreiros do Monte

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Highly recommended this tour! Our guide Loui knew a lot to tell and was able to answer all our questions. We have seen and visited a lot in a relatively short time. During the tour there was also room to get out and briefly visit sights. What made the tour really fantastic was the tips and possibilities about what to do after the tour and what times are perfect for this.

From booking to dropping of we could have not been dealt with more professionally, courteous and friendly manner. Informative of the local area and Madeira. Cannot recommend when visiting Funchal you must use Tukway, Luis & Andrea are amazing people and guides. Great value for money. Can’t wait to come back.

This was a brilliant tour would recommend to anyone. Our drivers Luis & Andria speak perfect English and know so many facts about Madeira. Perfectly safe drivers.

Superb... Andrea excellent guide, super professional and very welcoming... I highly recommend this experience...beautiful places...

It was an interesting, informative and fun outing. I highly recommend it. Price-performance top.