Tours on Madeira
Tours in English language on the island of Madeira
Tour Funchal - Monte - Eira do Cerrado
Madeira is a picturesque island in the Atlantic Ocean. Having come here, you cannot but enjoy its main city of Funchal. We will explore the Paleiro Estate, Madeira Botanical Garden, Cathedral, the city fort and will try exotic fruits on the local market.
The tour continues in Monte, the historical area of the island, where we will visit the church of the 18th century. If desired, you can descend from the mountain on an old national transport, a wicker sleigh.
Then we will move to the central part of the island to the viewing point of Eira do Serrado, the view from which is recognized as one of the most beautiful in the world. From a height of more than a thousand meters above sea level, you can enjoy the natural beauty of the volcano crater and the charming village of Curral das Freiras, or the Nun Valley, sipping a glass of national chestnut liqueur.
The tour lasts for 3-4 hours.
Tour to Porto Moniz
A saturated tour to the western part of the island of Madeira gives an opportunity to see the most interesting sights of the region during one day.
We will visit the small village of Camara do Lobos, where Sir Winston Churchill painted his watercolor landscapes, sipping his favorite Madeira wine. Be sure to try this wine in the cellars of the famous manufacturer Henriques & Henriques. After we will enjoy breathtaking views from the highest cliff in Europe – Cabo Girão.
Further we will go to the northern coast of the island of Madeira through the gorge in the small town of São Vicente, we will definitely stop to make unforgettable photos at the waterfall “Bridal Veil”, where you can also buy traditional Madeira souvenirs. In Porto Moniz you will have free time, which you can use for swimming in natural pools formed by lava.
Then we will climb to Paul da Serra, a unique plateau at an altitude of 1500 meters and return to Funchal through the eucalyptus forest and the southern coast of the island.
The tour lasts for 7-8 hours.
Tour to Santana
Enjoy the tour to the eastern part of Madeira Island through the cape where the statue of Jesus Christ is installed, and, therefore, from where the magic panorama of the capital opens.
Further we will stop in the village of Camacha, known as the center of wares from willow twigs. Then we will climb to one of the highest points of Madeira – Peak Areeiro (1818 m above sea level), and, hence, from where amazing views on the whole island open.
The tour continues in Ribeiro Frio, trout farming center in the relic forest. Then we will have a walking tour through the “levada” of the Balcões. The road through the picturesque villages leads to the town of Santana with its typical amusing little houses and thatched rooftops.
Then we will go to the easternmost point of Madeira, where the steep rocks go straight into the ocean. The tour ends at Peak Facho, from where you examine the first city of the island Machico and the airport of the island can in detail.
The tour lasts for 7-8 hours.
Daily (except Friday) – Sea trip to the island of Porto Santo – one day on a nearby island with its sandy golden beaches, where Christopher Columbus lived. It is a journey on a first class ship without a guide. Departure from the port of Funchal at 08:00 am, return to Funchal after 20:00
Daily – Boat trips on the replica of Christopher Columbus’s caravel Santa Maria de Colombo; on the sailing catamaran SeaBorn; free time is three hours. Departure at 10:30 and at 15:00
Daily – Guaranteed observation of marine mammals on high-speed 12-seat local boats; free time for 2.5 hours. Bathing with dolphins. Departure at 09:00 and 13:30
Daily – Big Game Fishing – 4 or 7 hours of fishing in the open Atlantic ocean. Specificity of Madeira is huge depths near the shore. Fishing can be started 10 minutes after leaving the port.
Group tours are held according to the seasonal schedule. Days of group tours can be changed. Individual tours are held any day by prior arrangement.