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Monte Palace Tropical Garden

Monte Palace Tropical Garden: Our most recommended tours and activities

Funchal: Monte Tropical Garden & Toboggan Ride by Tuk Tuk

1. Funchal: Monte Tropical Garden & Toboggan Ride by Tuk Tuk

Feel the thrill of riding by Tuk Tuk around the stunning Monte Tropical Garden. Begin in Funchal city and head towards the mountains. Arrive in Monte Palace Madeira and enjoy a cup of coffee. Explore over 70,000 square meters of exotic plants and breathe in the beautiful ambience of the garden. Uncover one of the most exciting and wonderful places Madeira has to offer. Begin the trip in the Old Town in Funchal city, a main tourist attraction full of fun stories and curious facts. Venture to the mountains up to Monte city. Feel mesmerized by the lovely plants, and visit one of the most popular churches on the island, Monte's church. Learn of the day of Lady of Monte, the most attended feast on Madeira Island all year. Take your time at the Monte Palace Madeira, adored for its facinating and immense garden. Take photos, relax, enjoy some coffee, and prepare to get lost in the nature of the garden grounds. Visit the central lake and marvel at local swans, ducks, peacocks, and chickens. Enter the Monte Palace Madeira Museum and explore the three floors filled with sculptures, history, and a unique mineral collection. End the tour at a legendary charm of the island, the famous Monte Toboggan. Enjoy the thrilling ride down the hill, the way the locals used to.

Funchal: Monte Palace Tropical Gardens Tour

2. Funchal: Monte Palace Tropical Gardens Tour

The tour will start at the city center, and up the hills that characterize the island, on a fun tuk tuk ride. Enjoy the wonderful view from the viewpoint and visit the church before heading to Monte Palace. Explore the tropical garden and marvel at the variety of pants and serene scenery. After visiting the garden, customers will come back to the city center, and drop off at a place of their choice.

Madeira: Private Half-Day Guided Gardens Tour

3. Madeira: Private Half-Day Guided Gardens Tour

Embark on a half-day tour dedicated to the Madeira's gardens, one of the island's greatest treasures. Visit the Monte Palace Tropical Garden and be impressed by its beauty and diverse culture. See traces of Portugal's history since the reign of its first king, D. Afonso Henriques. Wander through the Monte Palace, which occupies an area of 70.000 square meters and houses an exotic collection of plants from different regions in the world. Watch swans and ducks floating on the lake as well as peacocks and chickens walking freely in the main areas of the property. Visit the museum inside the palace that houses a unique collection of minerals and gems.  The tour ends in the Botanical Garden, founded in 1960 by a Madeiran Botanist. Find more than 2500 species of plants from different parts in the world, all brought together in the “Garden of the Atlantic.”

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What people are saying about Monte Palace Tropical Garden

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 59 reviews

Love, love, love! Owner Luis is one of the most personable tour guides I have met in all my years of travel. Outlined all of my options for my Tuktuk tour, I wasn't hammered in to the itinerary altogether. I went on the 2.5 hour tour up Monte to ride the sleds, the tropical gardens were mentioned in the tour description as well as the church , both of which I have seen before, so instead of those two places, I was taken on a wonderful tour of the old city, Luis spent some extra time with me at no charge, and dropped me off to shop for my grandson. He clearly knows his island, and was able to answer all my questions. A wonderful tour! Highly recommended.

Luis was a fantastic host and so accommodating to us! We had an amazing time and he waited for us to visit the botanical garden too. Due to the toboggans having a long queue of over 1.5hrs, Luis still took us the exact route of the toboggans and we feel we had an even better experience this way! He was so friendly, helpful and gave us the best tour during our short time in Funchal. Thank you Tukway! We would highly recommend everyone books this tour.

Andrea was our guide and she was amazing! so knowledgeable and friendly and we learnt so much!! thank you Andrea, excellent experience all round!

Right from start to finish the staff were very efficient and fu of knowledge of the area.

We could have spent days there. The most beautiful gardens.