From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

From Funchal: Best of Madeira's West Tour

From $34.79 per person

Discover the best of the west of Madeira on an 8-hour tour from Funchal. Travel through deep valleys and see traditional fishing villages. Enjoy the breathtaking views in Cabo Girão Skywalk. Marvel at the volcanic pools of Porto Moniz, and more.

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Free cancellation
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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. 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, make your way to Ribeira Brava and head north through the deep and narrow valleys of Serra D'Água. Upon arrival at Encumeada at the top of the valley, enjoy an incredible view of the south and north coast of the island. Cross a mountain pass, where both sides of the island are visible, and travel down to 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. Next, go to São Vicente on Madeira’s north coast. Visit the beautiful village of Porto Moniz. Here you will have approximately 1 hour for lunch, as well as some time to admire the volcanic swimming pools. Continue to Paul da Serra to see one of the biggest natural reserves in the world. Finally, transfer back to Funchal.
Includes
  • Pick-up from selected hotels in Funchal
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 846 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Safety
    4.8/5
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This tour was fabulous. The driver picked us up around the corner from our hotel and talked us through the landmarks from start to finish. We had lots of view stops so plenty of opportunities to see the beautiful island of Madeira. Had lunch at a lovely restaurant for a fixed price as part of the tour. Our driver was fantastic! Would definitely book more tours with this company if I was here longer

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September 17, 2020

Brilliant tour of the west of the island of Madeira. Roberto was an excellent driver and guide, and how glad I was that I wasn’t having to negotiate all those narrow, vertiginous hairpin bends. Roberto kept us informed as to where we were going, how long it would take, not to mention where the loos available en route were. He was also a mine of information about local flora. The trip does take 8 hours plus but this includes a half hour stop for morning coffee and a 90 minute stop for lunch. A two-course lunch at a particular restaurant can be ordered in advance via Roberto at a very reasonable price, which makes life easy. Funchal is enchanting but it’s really worth taking this trip to see more of the island of Madeira and its amazing landscape. You do need to be reasonably nimble to be able to get in and out of the vehicle at the various stopping points. Sit on the driver’s side of the vehicle for the best views.

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March 2, 2020

We were on February 1st, 2020 for an agreed surcharge of 5, - € / pers. Picked up at 8.10 a.m. at the Hotel Riu Palace and driven to Lido-Tours in Funchal. Unfortunately we had to wait 40 minutes there for the actual coach to arrive. After that, further stops were made in Funchal to pick up more guests from the hotels, so that the actual excursion did not begin until 9.45 a.m. Therefore only 4 stars! The tour with Patricia was very professional and we were offered very beautiful sights and described in detail! The optional lunch menu in Porto Moniz for € 15 per person. Including drinks was very tasty and very cheap! But a two-hour break was too long for us. After the great day tour we were dropped off at Lido-Tours and brought back immediately so that we were back at the Hotel Rui Palace at around 5.45 p.m. Patricia, thank you for the tour to the west of Madeira!

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February 7, 2020

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