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Madeira: Best of the East Tour from Funchal

Activity provider: Lido Tours

Madeira: Best of the East Tour from Funchal

Activity provider: Lido Tours
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Explore the eastern parts of Madeira on a full-day tour from Funchal. Head into the mountain of the Pico do Arieiro and see emblematic thatch roof houses. Stop for lunch in the town of Santana and continue to the Penha d'Águia in Porto da Cruz.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Free pick-up from selected hotels in the surrounding areas is available.
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Drive to the Pico do Arieiro to experience Madeira's third highest peak
  • Visit Santana, known for its small, thatched triangular houses
  • See Ponta de São Lourenço on the eastern part of Madeira
Full description

Discover the diverse landscapes of Madeira on a day-long tour. Wander charming towns, enjoy panoramic views and learn about the area from your expert guide.

Depart from the meeting point at Funchal's Lido or take advantage of a free hotel pick-up in selected areas. The first stop is at the beautiful viewpoint of Terreiro da Luta, located a few kilometers outside Funchal. Next, drive toward the mountain of Pico do Arieiro. At an altitude of 1,818 meters, the third highest peak on the island offers breathtaking views. Once you've been to the highest drivable peak in Madeira, head back down through the forest on the way to the coast.

Admire some of Madeira's emblematic straw-roof houses, pass pretty villages and get stunning seascape views. Arrive at the very eastern point of the island for some superb panoramas of the north and south coasts. Discover the popular start point for the levada walks, Ribeiro Frio, on the northern slopes of the island. See interesting trout pools and original vegetation. Madeira was once completely covered by laurissilva forest, a relic from prehistoric times. Stop for lunch in Santana, characterized by its small, thatched triangular houses. Past Portela go towards Ponta de São Lourenço, situated in the eastern part of the island. This is a place where a fantastic combination of rocks, sea, and nature combine. The last town to be visited is Machico, a viewpoint where you can look over the bay and the golden sandy beach.

Includes
  • Free pick-up and drop off at hotels in the Funchal area
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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  • The tour may be changed due to weather conditions, if this happens you will visit a rum factory instead of the Pico do Arieiro
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 496 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.7/5

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We did the excursion with Marco and it was great! Very nice, speaks French well, he explained a lot of things to us, it was very interesting! The activity times may sometimes be a bit long for what there is to see, but overall the day was pretty well organized, we loved it!

August 16, 2022

We had a really good guide and driver named Luciano, who also told us a lot about the island during the day. He was humorous and we had a really good time. We were 7 tourists who booked the tour with the small bus. Inside was enough space and the air conditioning was good. Also the acoustic of his explanations in the bus was good, and it could be heard in the last row. Thanks a lot. We can recommend this tour!

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July 29, 2022

Excellent activity!!! Mr Nuno was a great guide and host. Always in a good mood, calm and very professional, he showed us all the corners of Madeira. Very comfortable van with A/C and spacious. Small and very pleasant group. He made suggestions for lunch and we learned a lot about Madeira from him. Very good!

July 28, 2022

Product ID: 65983