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Madeira Islands, Portugal

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8 hours (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
Offered in: English and 4 more

Overview

The West Coast of Madeira is full of spectacular lookouts, traditional fishing villages, and natural wonders, but it can be hard to get around without your own transport. Maximize your time on this full-day tour from Funchal and take in highlights including Cabo Girão, Ribeira da Janela, Laurissilva forest, and Câmara de Lobos. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
  • Full-day West Madeira tour from Funchal
  • Take in the views from Pico da Torre, Cabo Girão, and Encumeada
  • Visit the island villages of Câmara de Lobos, Ribeira Brava, and Porto Moniz
  • Marvel at the natural wonders of the Ribeira da Janela, Laurissilva forest and Paul da Serra
  • Great-value tour includes hotel pickup and round-trip transport
  • Ideal tour for first-time visitors to Madeira or those short on time
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Funchal hotel in time for a 9am departure. Traveling aboard a comfortable bus or coach, set out along the island’s south coast to the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Take in the views from the Pico da Torre viewpoint and enjoy a glimpse of everyday life in the village, before continuing through the surrounding vineyards.
Pause to admire the spectacular views from Cabo Girão, the highest cape in Europe at an altitude of 1,900 feet (580 meters), before arriving in the lively village of Ribeira Brava. Stroll around the village and admire the beautiful church of São Bento, then head north across the dramatic Paul da Serra plateau.
Follow a scenic route around the northwest coast, driving through the Ribeira da Janela valley, then arrive in Porto Moniz in time for lunch (own expense). After tucking into some traditional Madeiran cuisine, cool off with a dip at a natural pool, before heading to Seixal, where the Véu da Noiva viewpoint offers impressive views over the surrounding cliffs and waterfalls.
Loop back towards Funchal, stopping to take photos from the mountaintop Encumeada viewpoint, then drive through the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Laurissilva forest.
Back in Funchal, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.

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Reviews

Viator Traveler's Reviews

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J
, Mar 2019

The itinerary for this trip was excellent and gave a very good overview of the sights in western Madeira. Porto Moniz was amazing with its crashing surf and the high pass at Encumeada should not be missed. Our guide/driver was knowledgeable and personable. However, as the last person picked up on the tour, I had a last row middle seat and so missed both a lot of views and a lot of what the guide was saying. With a different seat this would have been a very different tour for me.

A
, Nov 2018

A great day out seeing the sights of the Best of the West in Madeira. Gama (nickname) was our guide for the day and was exceptionally concerned for our safety and took good care of us. It would have been nice to have had some more time at Cabo Girao and Ribeira Brava, otherwise it was a great day to see what Madeira has to offer.

M
, Jul 2018

Another excellent day out this time with Gama, a fun guy and very knowledgeable. Rain and low cloud in the mountains rather spoilt the views we were looking forward to seeing, a shame as the sun never seems to stop shining in Funchal. Worth the trip if you like small villages, an abundance of flowers and you have no fear of narrow roads and hair-pin bends.

J
, Apr 2018

Fabulous views! Very enjoyable tour.

J
, Apr 2018

As with my other trips using Viator I can't fault our day out. Will be back sooner rather than later for more walks and tours.

D
, Apr 2018

In general, a good way to see a large part of the island. But overall, the minivans used are small and uncomfortable. We also stumbled upon a mixed English and Portuguese guided tour, which was annoying to follow. Especially when there is a 1-2 min gap between one of the versions and the objects described by the guide.

C
, Mar 2018

Viators!!! As always, well organised easy to book full day value!!! Weather wasnt great but who can improve the weather. Guide was well informed and altered the route to suit the adverse rainy cloudy day. All in all, weather apart, a lovely excursion.

F
, Feb 2018

A great way to see some of the island. We had a nice clear sunny day and trip was informative and enjoyable.. If going with Lido Tours double check your pick up point via email.

C
, Feb 2018

Very interesting trip!

g
, Jan 2018

Amazing tour with excellent guide and at the price very good value.


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