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Madeira: Botanical Garden in a Tukxi Tour

Madeira: Botanical Garden in a Tukxi Tour

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From US$ 62.54 per group up to 3

Sit in the passenger seat with a local and expert guide in a charismatic "Tukxi". This tour provides a drive up the hills of Funchal to the famous Botanical Garden of Madeira.

About this activity

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French
Pickup included
Your hotel or the cruise port.
Private group


  • Enjoy fantastic panoramic views over Funchal
  • Visit one of the most iconic Botanical Gardens in the World
  • See famous landmarks in the city center
Full description
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 scientific information about plants. On the way down from the garden you will be able to visit a variety of landmarks from different centuries in the city center, including the 15th century cathedral and the Municipal Square where the City Hall and the Jesuit Monastery are found.
  • Pick-up and drop off from your hotel or cruise ship
  • Botanical Garden admission tickets
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
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
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Due to legal restrictions, the maximum combined weight of the passengers must not exceed 210 kg
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 24 reviews

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Four of us did the tour with two Tuxis. We had two super good guides who took us to the botanical guest and gave us lots of inside information about the country and its people. On the way back we drove through the old town of Funchal and learned a lot of details here too. Two very nice young people helped us to an unforgettable day. Definitely recommended

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May 18, 2022

We recommend this activity.

An excellent city tour with terminus in the Botanical Garden. It is also worth mentioning the excellent service provided by the Guide Mr. Vitor Hugo, possessing an extraordinary knowledge, which helps very well, with the passion with which he explains everything that is of interest in the visit. Congratulations. We strongly recommend.

February 4, 2019

Doesn't live up to expectations. We were picked up and dropped off in front of the botanical garden. Tukxis are not allowed in there. Since we are both handicapped, we had hoped for a lot more. thanks for nothing

February 1, 2022

Product ID: 200059