Day trip

Madeira: Best of the East Tour from Funchal

Activity provider: Lido Tours
Day trip

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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Pickup included
Free pick-up from selected hotels in the surrounding areas is available.
Private group available


  • 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
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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.

  • Free pick-up and drop off at hotels in the Funchal area
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Lunch

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Important information

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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
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based on 690 reviews

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Fantastic trip. Really enjoyed it. We booked the trip to get an overview of the east of Madeira and we certainly got that. Our guide Bruno was absolutely excellent. I thoroughly enjoyable day. I do have an arrangement with a restaurant for lunch – it’s great value €17 for vegetable soup fish with banana, a local delicacy and a passionfruit pudding. With wine and soft drinks and water included.

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March 26, 2023

We had an amazing time on this tour. If you want to see the most of the island while you are here this is definitely the way to do that! Our guide Nuno was extremely knowledgeable and quite funny! We had a great day with him!! We got to stop at many sights along the way - including a chance to try some delicious poncha, food and rum! Highly recommend!

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March 26, 2023

Roberto was a very good guide and driver. We had a wonderful day with many highlights. Roberto is courteous, attentive and we got a lot of interesting information about Madeira's east. The lunch was very tasty. I can absolutely recommend the tour. It was great fun!

March 26, 2023

Product ID: 65983