From Funchal: Cabo Girão & Poncha Tasting by Classic VW

From Funchal: Cabo Girão & Poncha Tasting by Classic VW

From US$ 72.38 per person

Get stunning views of the natural beauty and historical towns and villages of Madeira on a scenic drive by classic Volkswagen Beetle or bus. Sample some of island's famous "poncha" drink and visit the sea cliff of Cabo Girão.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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COVID-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Private group
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 4 hours
Starting time 2:00 PM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
At your accommodation in the Funchal area or at the cruise terminal. The pickup service is available at your accommodation outside the Funchal area at an additional charge.


  • See the traditional bars of Câmara de Lobos
  • Get stunning views from the Cabo Girão viewpoint
  • Drive through the center of Ribeira Brava by classic VW
  • Visit a famous "poncha" bar at Serra de Água
Full description
Experience the natural beauty of Madeira by classic VW and drive along the regional roads towards Ribeira Brava. Stop in the city center of Câmara de Lobos and get stunning views from the Pico da Torre viewpoint. Drive to the towering sea cliff of Cabo Girão to experience the highest promontory in Europe and get a stunning view over Funchal and Câmara de Lobos from the glass skywalk. Continue to Ribeira Brava and stop at another viewpoint along the way. Navigate your way through the center of Ribeira Brava and visit the parish of Serra de Água to enjoy authentic ponchas (a traditional alcoholic drink from Madeira) or other regional drink at a typical bar.
  • Pick-up and drop off at the cruise terminal or hotels in the Funchal area
  • Transportation by classic VW car or bus with driver
  • Entrance to Cabo Girão
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • Pick up from outside Funchal by request and with extra cost
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
COVID-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Bring sunscreen and a hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 / 5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    5.0 / 5
  • Transportation
    5.0 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.8 / 5
  • Safety
    4.7 / 5
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Given the current covid-19 situation we found this an excellent way to explore the area. Having a personal guide and travelling in a novel mode of transport only added to the overall experience. We both enjoyed the whole authentic tour but just sitting and chatting with a local and discussing the current situation/issues just brings it home that people are pretty much the same all over the world.

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October 29, 2020

Absolutely outstanding!

A truly great experience. If you are not a fan of big bus tours, this is just the thing for you. A very knowledgeable guide (who’s English was exceptional), who quickly established rapport with us and made the 4-5 hour trip both a lot of fun and stimulating. The vintage car was wonderful - a joy to be driven around in and we got several waves from enthusiastic children! Able to stop whenever we wanted to take photos and have the local area explained to us. The poncha tasting was an experience! All in all, a brilliant day out and well worth the cost

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September 18, 2018

Ein sehr schöner Halbtagesausflug. Schon vor der Ankunft haben wir uns auf den Käfer gefreut und dann kam er um die Ecke gebogen. 1979er Baujahr in dunkelblau. Schnell eingestiegen und auf zu den besten Aussichtspunkten der Umgebung. Nach einer PonchaVerkostung und extra Silvestertipps wurden wir reich an Erfahrung wieder in unserem Hotel abgesetzt.

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December 30, 2019

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