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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
"The tour begins towards the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Stop at the Pico da Torre viewpoint where you can get a great overview of it's beautiful bay full of small fishing boats. Then stop at Estreito de Câmara de Lobos to observe the vineyards in the green covered terraces.At Cabo Girão you get a breathtaking sea views from the observation platform. At an altitude of 580 meters it's the highest cape in Europe and the second in the world. At the village of Ribeira Brava you will be able to visit the beautiful church of São Bento and enjoy the sea views. Leaving towards the north we get to the largest plateau of the island Paul da Serra.Observe the great valley of Ribeira da Janela as we continue towards the Village of Porto Moniz where we arrive at around lunch time. Here you can pick from a number of local restaurants
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Best of Funchal Private Tour
"Start this tour going to higher parts of the city Nossa Senhora do Monte former refuge for many wealthy families of Funchal. Be ready for the baskets with seats on wooden skis sliding down the road. If you feel is to radical no problem we have optionals go to Garajau instead with beatiful coastline views or stop at the Botanical Garden. Get ready to see one of the highest capes in the whole world with 580 meters high Cabo Girão. On our way back to the city there is time to stop at Camara de Lobos a quaint fishing village known for its unique customs and traditions where we have some unique tastings. There is time still for one more place to end this tour in style
From EUR195.00
City Sightseeing Funchal Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
"You can see Funchal’s top attractions at your own pace with easy transportation on this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off tour. With great views from the top of the bus strategically placed stops and an interesting commentary this the hop-on hop-off city tour is the easiest way to see the sights of Funchal. You can hop on and off as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus.The eight stops give you the chance to see all of the top attractions in on"""Experience the perfect introduction to Funchal aboard this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off bus tour! You'll see all the beautiful sights of the city in a comfortable and secure environment with full commentary provided. Discover Funchal in an open-top double-decker bus that allows you to hop-on and hop-off at 16 different stops whenever you wish all day long. Tickets are valid for 24 hours."
From EUR15.00

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Remember to pack the essential items

Lightweight suitcase (recommended with new baggage allowance) luggage labels. Secure hand luggage containing passports, flight tickets, insurance documents, money, E111health insurance card link...
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Madeira Guides

Torch and waterproof gear for walking through Levada tunnels, some of which are very long, dark and wet!! Madeira'(AA World Travel Guides)`Madeira'(Sunflower Landscapes) by John and Pat...
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Apr 09, 2007

Don't forget

In Madeira never is very cold or too hot, so, if you go there during the summer’s months, take thin clothes.When I was there, in April, it was a warm weather but when we go to the highest peaks it...
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Mar 19, 2006

Heading for the Hills

Bring a little backpack to carry water and maps in case you decide to venture off on a delightful levada walk. I stayed way up in the mountains where it seems to rain every day, so pack some light...
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Jan 29, 2006

Pack lightly...

... if you are like me as I always pack too much. Light clothing, sandals, comfy walking / hiking shoes if so inclined. Even if it looks cloudy and so-so in the morning, chances are it WILL be a sunny...
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Apr 17, 2005

Travel light!

* Map and guidebook;* Crackers;* 2 Liter of water;* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;* 1 extra t-shirt;* Shorts with many pockets;* Sunglasses;* Fleece type jacket;* Hat / cap;* Raincoat. * Lip...
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Dec 23, 2003
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Allways bring a torch light!

Just bring the essencial! Allways bring a coat! Madeira has a fantastic weather but in the mountains sometimes it's very cold! Allways! Madeira has 2 camping places. One in Porto Moniz and the other...
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Jul 25, 2003


A good pair of walking boots or shoes, roads are very steep, and extremly slippy in wet weather, be warned.
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Nov 14, 2004

Top Hotels in Madeira Island

Vila da Calheta, Calheta, Madeira 9370-133, Portugal
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Ponta da Oliveira Apartado 12, Canico, Madeira, 9125-909, Portugal
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Things to Do Near Madeira Island

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Blandy’s Wine Lodge Tour

The Blandy’s Wine Lodge Tour came highly recommended so we put it on our “Must Do” list There are 3 tours offered and we took the middle option, “The Premium Tour” – This lasted about 45 minutes and...
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Cable-Car to Monte

Another thing not to be missed is the ride up to Monte in the cable-car, it is open 7 days a week (Except Christmas Day) from 0900 until 17.45 and although not cheap, it isn’t exorbitant either with a...
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"Madeira Island - Sculpted by Gods"
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"Madeira - Small archipelago of volcanic orgin."
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"Madeira: spectacular island of tunnels"
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