Madeira: Private North Island Tour

Madeira: Private North Island Tour

From $185.99 per group up to 2

Discover the beauty of Northern Madeira. Visit some of the region’s most iconic sights including Santana, home to the island’s famous thatched houses, the sugarcane mills at Porto da Cruz, and a selection of stunning scenic viewpoints along the way.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 7 - 8 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German
Pickup optional
Your accommodation in Calheta, Ponta do Sol, or Ribeira Brava.
Private group


  • Admire a selection of amazing viewpoints across the north of the island
  • Enjoy this private and personalized tour
  • Visit the famous thatched houses of the island
  • Discover some of the island's best kept secrets
Full description
The tour starts with pickup from your accommodation in either Funchal or Caniço and heads to the first stop of the day, São Vicente. São Vicente is home to the UNESCO World Heritage listed Laurissilva forest, and is a great place to marvel at the stunning valleys that surround it. Next, you will progress to Ponta Delgada to visit an old church. Surrounded in local legacies and tales, you can listen to your guide share stories about the church and soak up the atmosphere. You will then head further north along the old roads and admire the breathtaking scenic views of the sea along the way as you travel through Boaventura, Arco de São Jorge, and Cabanas. You will arrive at Santana next, home of the island’s famous thatched houses that have existed here for many years, having become synonymous with Madeira. Continue the tour onto Faial and stop by a local viewpoint to marvel at the majestic landscape of the valley, then head to Porto da Cruz and learn about the emblematic sugarcane mills here that are still in operation today. Visit a stunning viewpoint in Ponta de São Lourenço next and see the separation between the north and south of the island. The final stop of the tour takes you to Pico do Facho to relax in front of the incredible views across the bay of Machico, the first city of Madeira.
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (depending on option chosen)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    At Funchal Cruise Ship Port, Gare Marítima do Porto do Funchal, 9004-518 Funchal, Portugal. Your guide will pick you up outside the pier next to your cruise ship.

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    Important information

    Not allowed

    • Smoking in the vehicle

    Know before you go

    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • This product operates rain or shine except in the case of extreme weather events
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    Overall rating

    5 / 5

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    Superbe tour, très intéressant et beaux paysages

    May 8, 2021

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    Product ID: 228631