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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

More Transportation in Madeira Island

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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Jannice48
May 30, 2008

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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bianchis
Aug 17, 2007

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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bianchis
Aug 17, 2007

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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Don12
Apr 09, 2007

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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Don12
Apr 05, 2007

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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Don12
Apr 05, 2007
 
 
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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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sandysmith
Feb 18, 2007

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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Jerelis
Jan 02, 2007

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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pikuu
Oct 28, 2006

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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sunchasers
Aug 25, 2006

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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Jerelis
Jul 19, 2006

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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Jerelis
Jul 19, 2006

‘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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Jerelis
Jul 13, 2006

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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quartinb
Nov 14, 2005

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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