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  • Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

    1. Botanical Garden Cable Car Ticket

    Climb aboard the Botanical Garden cable car and ride to the mountains surrounding the city of Funchal. Botanical garden cable car is situated between 10-12 minutes (by car) from Funchal city center. Start out near the Botanical Garden, located about 3 kilometers from the center of Funchal. The Botanical Garden was created in 1960 and quickly became one of the major attractions on the island of Madeira. The cable car will take you over the Valley of João Gomes Ribeira, passing forest-covered mountains. Take some spectacular photos of the Bay of Funchal, the surrounding mountains, and the sea. The ride takes approximately 15 minutes. Your trip ends at the village of Monte, at an elevation of 1,025 meters above sea level. Monte is a small village that was initially a health resort for the upper classes in the early 20th century. Today it is one of Funchal’s main attractions and the site ...

    The cable didn't cross above the botanical garden, meaning you not see the botanical because the trip it is on opposite way

  • Madeira: Canyoning Ribeira do Cidrão

    2. Madeira: Canyoning Ribeira do Cidrão

    The beautiful Ribeira do Cidrão canyon lies in the middle of the island of Madeira, within the valley that the nuns from Santa Clara Convent fled to when Funchal was attacked by pirates in 1566, giving it its name as the Nun's Valley. After a walk of approximately 20 minutes on a dirt road and along a levada, the canyoning adventure begins. Along the way, get ready to conquer six rappels, the highest being 15 meters. Discover a series of refreshing pools that you can jump and slide into, and take in the beautiful mountain views which serve as a constant backdrop. After the canyon, walk another 20 minutes back up.

  • Funchal: 3D Fun Art Museum

    3. Funchal: 3D Fun Art Museum

    Experience a different concept of museum which combines art and fun in a relaxed way. Encounter 40 different scenarios, including 3D images and optical illusions which will allow you to enter a world of fantasy and imagination whilst helping you believe that anything is possible. You can be Van Gogh’s doctor, take a safari, or even have a dinosaur as a pet. You can also see the world upside down, have your head being served on a table, fly through the cosmos, drink a wine served by God in Michelangelo's "Creation of Adam", and have Madeira folklore dance on your way out. The museum combines the science of visual perception with the magic of illusion and makes everything seem possible. Photographs are allowed and even encouraged in this space appropriate for all ages to visit.

    Staff explained the museum in the beginning and helped taking pictures. Coffee 0.50€ by machine. Very fun experience.

  • Madeira: Folklore Show Tickets with Dinner and Drinks

    4. Madeira: Folklore Show Tickets with Dinner and Drinks

    Indulge in the simple delights of Madeira cuisine at a restaurant specially chosen for this 2.5-hour evening activity. Experience traditional espetada, marinated beef cooked over the open fire on a fragrant laurel skewer, accompanied by milho frito (golden fried maize), and perhaps mouth-watering, homemade garlic bread. Combine these dishes with delicious wine and energetic entertainment by a local folklore group and you can be assured of a very enjoyable evening out. Folklore music is popular throughout Madeira and is typically performed using local musical instruments such as the machete, rajao, brinquinho, and cavaquinho. During the folklore show this music accompanies traditional dances, such as the Bailinho da Madeira.

    We went to collect some guests from a hotel and they were not there, so had to go round the block three times, in the end they did not appear. This made us a bit late getting to the venue, but we got seats at the front. Wee got a bottle of red, a bottle of white and a large bottle of water between four of us. The food was good considering they had to serve a large number of guests, beef was so tasty, chips good and hot but didn't care much for the fried pallenta. the folk lore entertainment was good, but as no one introduced it we didn't know what the dances meant. There were some ladies who appeared on stage not really dressed for the occasion, who sang along with a male compare and then another male who was dressed in a suit and who had three young girls dancing behind him who sang. It was all very strange to us, but we like music so it was ok.

  • Madeira: Private Half-Day Guided Gardens Tour

    5. 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.”

    We enjoyed our trip to the botanical gardens and Monte Palace gardens. So glad we chose a private tour as our guide was very informative.

  • Madeira: Traditional Madeiran Dinner & Show

    6. Madeira: Traditional Madeiran Dinner & Show

    Get picked up directly from your accommodation and travel to a fantastic local restaurant. Here, enjoy a delicious three-course meal with as much red wine, white wine, beer or soda as you would like. Alongside your delicious local meal, enjoy a performance by a Madeiran folk group or a fado concert. Start with a glass of Madeira wine. Then, try a tomato soup with bolo do caco, a traditional bread made from flour, sweet potatoes, yeast, water, and salt. Next, enjoy the famous espetada, tasty skewered beef served with french fries, vegetables, salad and fried maize - a typical Madeiran dinner. Then, choose from coffee mousse or a fresh fruit salad. Finish your meal with a coffee and a digestive Madeiran liqueur.

  • From Funchal: Best of Madeira Tour

    7. From Funchal: Best of Madeira Tour

    Depart Funchal and head towards the mountainous interior of Madeira on a private full-day tour of the Curral das Freiras. Make your way to the Pico dos Barcelos viewpoint for panoramic views from 355 meters above sea level. Continue to an altitude of 1,095 meters at the Eira do Serrado viewpoint of the Câmara de Lobos. Sample a traditional chestnut cake and some sweet ginja (sour cherry) liqueur in the village, before driving back towards Funchal. Climb up to the settlement of Monte and get the chance to visit the beautiful church and go for a ride on one of the toboggan runs.

    Our young guide Eleshandra was both knowledgeable and enthusiastic. She was also particular to make sure we were getting what we wanted. So much so, we’ve booked her for another trip to a different location next week.

  • From Funchal: Sunday Market and Santo da Serra Half-Day Tour

    8. From Funchal: Sunday Market and Santo da Serra Half-Day Tour

    Experience everyday life on the island of Madeira with a visit to the Sunday markets of Santo da Serra. Marvel at the surprising assortment of food and other goods available to purchase at very cheap prices. Then, stroll among the blooming camellias are other plants in the Santo da Serra Gardens. Encounter the local animals, such as deer, horses and goats. End in the village of Santa Cruz, and enjoy a light promenade walk by the sea before the return journey to Funchal. End in the village of Camacha, Madeira's willow craft industry center before the return journey to Funchal.

    A tour to experience a market mainly frequented by locals, so unlike the Mercado Dos Lavadores in Funchal where the only Madeirans you will see are the sellers, this is the real thing and prices are competitive and low. There's authentic local specialities too, Poncha, cider, stone baked bread and so much more ...... The gardens are a must visit too. So peaceful, with lovely birdsong. I could easily have spent an hour there. Santa Cruz is a lovely place too. It would have been ideal to spend an hour or more there enjoying the promenade, enjoying a snack in one of the tavernas. For me the wickerwork factory was a commercialised showcase for tourists, way too “staged” and inauthentic. I would rather have spent my time at the other venues. Maybe because over the years I've visited villages involved in creating one craft, mainly sat at their doors, which is what wickerwork used to be here ...... The tour delivered a unique experience without the need for a hirecar.

  • Madeira: Botanical Garden in a Tukxi Tour

    9. Madeira: Botanical Garden in a Tukxi Tour

    The Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens on Madeira, with marvelous views overlooking the city of Funchal. Located on the Bom Sucesso Estate, the gardens and property date from 1881 and were created by the Reid family as a private park. Today the property is open to the public, hosting many international visitors daily. The gardens cover an area of 80,000 square meters and are home to a fascinating collection of plants. The gardens and park also have an area dedicated to research and conservation. On the drive up the hill with your guide, you can enjoy magnificent views over the city. Once up in the Botanical Garden, your guide will provide you with enough time to visit the gardens, with admission tickets paid separately. In addition to all these attractions, the Botanical Garden also has a Museum of Natural History, well worth a visit for those wanting a little more sc...

    Really enjoyed this trip the guide was very informative and also made us feel very welcome and safe would highly recommend great trip

  • Madeira: 3-Hour Monte Sightseeing Tour & Toboggan Sled Ride

    10. Madeira: 3-Hour Monte Sightseeing Tour & Toboggan Sled Ride

    Take a tour beyond the extraordinary with the Monte Toboggans Sled. Visitors from all over the world use this transport seeking a ride full of emotions and adrenaline. Embark on an unforgettable adventure ride with splendid views over the city. Begin the tour with a walk around the parish of Monte in the hills of Funchal. Visit the Largo da Fonte, a stunning square with its beautiful gardens from where you'll see the old train station. Learn about the history of the iconic sled that was used as a traditional form of public transportation by local residents in the 19th century. Continue the walking tour to see the beautiful church of Monte where the tomb of the last Austro-Hungarian emperor is located. In the end, it's time to take a fun downhill ride with the Toboggan sled to Funchal city.

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What people are saying about Funchal

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We enjoyed our trip to the botanical gardens and Monte Palace gardens. So glad we chose a private tour as our guide was very informative.

Really enjoyed this trip the guide was very informative and also made us feel very welcome and safe would highly recommend great trip

Staff explained the museum in the beginning and helped taking pictures. Coffee 0.50€ by machine. Very fun experience.

Super experience, beautiful view and nice stop across the street at the botanical garden

Guide very knowledgeable in the history of wood and gardens , very intuitive