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From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

Activity provider: Lido Tours
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Witness the natural beauty of the west of Madeira. Explore deep valleys and visit traditional fishing villages. Enjoy the breathtaking views at Cabo Girão Skywalk and marvel at the volcanic pools of Porto Moniz.

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Duration 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Pick-up from selected hotels in Funchal. For hotels located outside of Funchal, extra fees apply
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover the rugged landscapes of the west and north Madeira
  • Admire one of the biggest natural reserves in the world at Paul da Serra
  • Stop at Cabo Girão, the highest cape in Europe
  • See both sides of the island on a stunning mountain pass
  • Traverse Madeira's highest plateau
Full description

Escape the hustle and bustle of Funchal on a full-day scenic tour of the west of Madeira. Admire the unspoiled natural beauty of the area and visit the charming villages of Câmara de Lobos and Porto Moniz.

Following pickup from selected hotels in Funchal, pass through the traditional fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Continue to Cabo Girão Skywalk, Europe's highest cliff skywalk at 589m.

Next, head towards the Ribeira Brava and go north through the deep and narrow valleys of Serra D'Água. Upon arrival at Encumeada, enjoy an incredible view of the south and north coast of the island.

Cross a mountain pass, and witness the rugged beauty of the north coast, where Atlantic rollers deposit white surf on the cliffs. Traverse Madeira's highest plateau, and enjoy more spectacular panoramas.

Continue to São Vicente on Madeira’s north coast. Visit the beautiful village of Porto Moniz and take 1 hour for lunch, as well as time to admire the volcanic swimming pools. Finish your tour at Paul da Serra to see one of the biggest natural reserves in the world.

Includes
  • Pickup from selected hotels in Funchal
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned van
  • 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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Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 1061 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5

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Loved this tour saw a lot of the island. Beautiful drive thru the mountains ending on the north side. Our guide was fabulous and very informative. We made many stops along the way with plenty of photo opportunities. We learned a lot of the history of Madeira and it’s people. Highly recommend this tour

May 5, 2022

Beautiful way to see true west and north west of the island. Roberto was very friendly and kind and kept explaining many view points on the way. The weather in the morning was not on our side unfortunately and it was raining and foggy. However, once we got to Porto Moniz at 12:45 the weather got better and from there on everything looked even better than the first half of the view points. We missed some views like the Encumeada because it was foggy but Roberto took us to two extra stops (and we especially loved Seixal) that were not part of the tour to make up for what we missed in the first half! Was a comfortable 16 seater minivan. Only one thing to point out would be that the lunch stop could have been a bit longer in Porto Moniz for some swimming in the pools as we had only 1h45m. Besides that, loved the tour and enjoyed it! We’ve booked the East coast tour with Lido tours as well and cannot wait for it in a couple of days! Highly recommend them :)

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April 25, 2022

Wonderful guide! Very informative and also funny. Made our day tour as enjoyable as it could have been even when we faced a lot of mist on the mountain viewpoint and couldn't see a thing... This tour is really worth every penny if you don't want to rent a car and drive yourself but at the same time want to see as much of the islands' west as possible.

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April 24, 2022

Product ID: 61801