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Madeira West Island Tour with Levada Walk and Lunch
"Hotel pick-up is available in Funchal Canico Garajau and Camara de Lobos at no extra charge between 8 and 9am. Your first stop will be at the famous fishing village of Câmara de Lobos where the famous Sir Winston Churchill spent his days painting when he visited the island of Madeira. Continue to Cabo Girão to view the highest sea cliff in Europe.The tour's next stop is at Ribeira Brava where you will make a quick visit to the church there. You will then discover Ponta de Sol. This name literally means ""point of the sun"" an apt description for the most beautiful village on the island.Next enjoy a scenic drive through the Laurissilva Forest up to the plateau of Pául da Serra. Stop for a short
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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
From EUR25.00
 
South West Island Day Tour By The Coast From Funchal
"The tour starts in Câmara de Lobos the land of the fisherman very well known for the fishing of black scabbardfish. We now go in direction of Cabo Girão situated on the highest promontory in Europe at 580 meters famous for its suspended glass platform. Ponta do Sol considered the hottest municipality of the island and is also where the sun shines for more hours. In Calheta you will have the opportunity to observe the manufacture of Rum and sugar cane honey and a located in the north of the island. Here you will find the towns natural pools formed from volcanic rocks. In Seixal you can also enjoy the Natural Pools and lastly is Sao Vicente
From EUR180.00

More Transportation in Madeira Island

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Toboggan

The Ride of a lifetime and very scary,the world-famous carro de cesto street toboggans, this is a must do ride, they attract thousands of tourists every year who want to make this exciting experience...
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Santana

On the northern coast of the island the road is narrow and winding, clinging to the edge of the rock over the sea and often interrupted by tunnels.Sometimes a rivulet flows down the tunnel wall and...
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Runaway airport Funchal

The Airport of Funchal is known for its short and unusual prolongation of the runaway into the sea. From the photo you can recognize the stilts on which the landing strip is prolonged out into the...
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Arriving by Airplane

Not sure if we were just unlucky or whether this is a frequent occurrence, but the pilots warned us during the approach and exits from the island that landing and take off might be a bit bumpy due to...
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Driving Conditions

f you do decide to drive yourself, the dual carriageway from the airport is good although full of bends and tunnels. We were heading 8 miles west of Funchal, to the Holiday Property Bond (HPB) at Cabo...
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Car Hire on Madeira

We decided to do our usual and do a DIY car hire for the week from the airport on landing. Used a price comparison website at http://www.economycarhire.com/ and from suppliers listed ended up with a...
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Buses

Madeira has an efficient bus network. In Funchal a "Bilhete de 7 dias", gives unlimited travel on the local orange "Horarios de Funchal" buses. You'll need to show your passport when you buy the bus...
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Flying with a baby, toddler or young child?

Are you nervous about taking your baby or child on a plane trip? You aren't alone, most parents are nervous about it. We have moved with Iris to Madeira by plane this holiday and drove some distances...
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Connection Porto Moniz - Funchal

The best road from Moniz to Funchal is via Seixal, Sao Vicente and next by motorway (almost from Ribeira Brava). BY CAR it should take no more than 1 hour (obviously using the 3 km Encumeada tunnel)....
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Car Rental

Be very careful about which car rental company you use. We used an online car hire service that found the cheapest car rental on Madeira for the week we were to be there. The online service was fine,...
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Cheapest, albeit slowest, way of getting around.

The cheapest, albeit slowest, way of getting around Madeira is by bus. If you wish to tour on your own, you can make excursions on local buses, which go all over the island, at a fraction of the cost...
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Take the bus.

Sometimes, only one bus a day runs to the most distant points. Some of the rides into the mountains can be quite bouncy and uncomfortable. There is no bus station in Funchal, but you can buy tickets...
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‘Toboggan ride’

This is one of the surprises Funchal had for us. Usually we are well prepared when we go on our journeys, but we never heared of the Toboggan ride before we arrived in Monte. We learned that...
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airport

If landing in Madeira a few years ago was synonymous with 'dread' due to the size of the "mini" runway, nowadays you can sit relaxed while the pilot makes the final landing manoeuvres, due to a huge...
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Top Hotels in Madeira Island

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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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Top 5 Madeira Island Writers

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sachara

"Madeira"
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salinhopt

"Madeira Island - Sculpted by Gods"
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Jerelis

"Madeira - Small archipelago of volcanic orgin."
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pikuu

"Madeira: spectacular island of tunnels"
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Sininen

"ISLAND OF FLOWERS"
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