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Our most recommended Funchal Bus & minivan tours

Funchal 3 in 1: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

1. Funchal 3 in 1: 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour

Discover the extraordinary beauty of Madeira at your own pace with a 2 or 5-day ticket for the yellow line of the hop-on and hop-off sightseeing bus. Jump off at the sites in the capital of Funchal that interest you most, and get access to its surroundings, including the panoramic viewpoints of "The Pearl of the Atlantic." Jump off at any of the 30 stops along a route that takes you through Funchal’s quaint, cobblestone streets. Enjoy breathtaking views from observation points, such as the one at Pico dos Barcelos. Discover landmark monuments such as Town Hall Square and the Cathedral. Marvel at pretty gardens, and hop off at the Madeira Wine Museum, the Blandy's Wine lodge, to enjoy a glass of the island’s famous wine. The 3-in-1 ticket also provides access to the picturesque fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, thought to be the original landing point for the Portuguese explorer João Gonçalves Zarco. Gaze out at the Atlantic Ocean from Europe’s highest cliffs at Cabo Girão on a shuttle bus service from Câmara de Lobos.

Madeira: Private Cristiano Ronaldo Tour with CR7 Museum

2. Madeira: Private Cristiano Ronaldo Tour with CR7 Museum

Discover the impressive life story of one of the world's greatest footballers ever, Cristiano Ronaldo dos Santos Aveiro, born in Madeira. The tour is conducted in partnership with the museum CR7 to show you all the stories of Ronaldo's life. The tour begins with a visit to the most iconic viewpoint of Funchal, the Barcelos viewpoint. See the place where Ronaldo once lived and first touched a football. Then, head towards Andorinha Football Stadium, Ronaldo's first official club. Here, see striking images of his childhood and his biography. Continue to downtown Funchal for a visit to the impressive CR7 Museum to view all his trophies.

Funchal Private 4-Seater VIP Mercedes / 8-Seater Minibus

3. Funchal Private 4-Seater VIP Mercedes / 8-Seater Minibus

For all those who prefer to explore Madeira island with their own private guide in a minibus or a private Mercedes and want to have a special itinerary made, the Private tours are highly recommended. We can arrange exciting and interesting tailor-made tours. Recommended for families with children, wheelchairs in minibus tours. For guests that prefer to do things at their own time and pace. We organize all types of tours from the romantic to the adventurous, serene and many more. Your guide selects the best routes, restaurants and, on request and for an additional cost, can add a few extras. There are organized programs for engaged couples, wedding anniversaries, birthdays, romantic couples on honeymoon, from full-day tours to half-day tours and evening tours.   

Madeira: Monte Sightseeing Tour & Toboggan Sled Ride

4. Madeira: Monte Sightseeing Tour & Toboggan Sled Ride

Take a tour beyond the extraordinary with the Monte Toboggans Sled. Visitors from all over the world use this transport seeking a ride full of emotions and adrenaline. Embark on an unforgettable adventure ride with splendid views over the city. Begin the tour with a walk around the parish of Monte in the hills of Funchal. Visit the Largo da Fonte, a stunning square with its beautiful gardens from where you'll see the old train station. Learn about the history of the iconic sled that was used as a traditional form of public transportation by local residents in the 19th century. Continue the walking tour to see the beautiful church of Monte where the tomb of the last Austro-Hungarian emperor is located. In the end, it's time to take a fun downhill ride with the Toboggan sled to Funchal city.

Funchal Tour and Câmara de Lobos Tour

5. Funchal Tour and Câmara de Lobos Tour

Be enchanted by the blue sea in contrast with the green of the breathtaking scenery. Enjoy the most special corners of Funchal, as well as the aromas and flavors at the Workers’ Market. Then visit the quaint village of Câmara de Lobos, with its enviable natural heritage and charm that made it one of the favorite places of Winston Churchill. Catch the Yellow Bus Hop on Off Bus Funchal and, at a height of 4 meters, discover the most beautiful places in Funchal. You can get off and on at any stop throughout the route in this Funchal Sightseeing Bus. Take advantage of the trip to get to know the unique views of Funchal (like the one at Pico dos Barcelos), its main monuments, its typical Portuguese cobblestone streets and the colorful flowers in its gardens. Be sure to visit the Madeira Wine Museum-Blandy's Lodge, where you can enjoy a glass of this famous wine.

Madeira: Private Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour

6. Madeira: Private Half-Day Wine Tasting Tour

Start with pickup from your hotel on Madeira, or the port of Funchal, and visit the Henriques & Henriques winery. Take a guided tour of the facility and learn about the history and production of their fine Madeira wines. Learn about the different types of grapes grown, and various flavor profiles. Taste different wines to round off your visit. After the winery tour, travel to the Rancho Viewpoint and see the amazing scenery of Câmara de Lobos, the Atlantic ocean, and the cliff of Cabo Girão. Finally, be returned to your hotel.

Madeira: Nun's Valley Private Tour

7. Madeira: Nun's Valley Private Tour

Enjoy Madeira's abundant nature on a 3-hour private tour. Meet your guide and head straight to the Pico dos Barcelos viewpoint, sitting 335 meters above sea level. From here, marvel at Funchal from high up. Continue your journey upwards and make your way to one of Madeira's most famous sights, the Eira do Serrado viewpoint. Sitting 1,053 meters high, you'll enjoy magnificent, panoramic views of Nun's Valley far down below. Learn about the history of the famous valley, which was once a refuge for the nuns of the Santa Clara convent during the invasion of the French Privateers in the 1500s. Stop at more splendid viewpoints throughout your tour, see the Ribeira dos Socorrido stream, and learn about Madeira's history from your local guide along your way.

Madeira: Traditional Madeiran Dinner & Show

8. Madeira: Traditional Madeiran Dinner & Show

Get picked up directly from your accommodation and travel to a fantastic local restaurant. Here, enjoy a delicious three-course meal with as much red wine, white wine, beer or soda as you would like. Alongside your delicious local meal, enjoy a performance by a Madeiran folk group. Start with a glass of Madeira wine. Then, try a tomato soup with bolo do caco, a traditional bread made from flour, sweet potatoes, yeast, water, and salt. Next, enjoy the famous espetada, tasty skewered beef served with french fries, vegetables, salad and fried maize - a typical Madeiran dinner. Then, choose from coffee mousse or a fresh fruit salad. Finish your meal with a coffee and a digestive Madeiran liqueur.

Madeira: Private Poncha and Nikita Tour

9. Madeira: Private Poncha and Nikita Tour

After being collected from your accommodation, you will begin your half-day tour drinking typical local drinks without having to worry about how you will get home. You'll travel with your friends or family to embark on a drink-tasting trail, which will focus on the local spirit. You can try the Poncha, which is a typical drink made for the fisherman of the island, as well as different flavors and combinations made with the finest local rum. Seeing as you don't want to drink only Poncha, your guides have another drink titled the famous Nikita to present to you, which tastes just like an ice-cream milk shake. Throughout your experience you will be offered peanuts or beans to enable you to drink better, which is the traditional Madeiran way. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned safely back to your accommodation.

Madeira: Private Guided Half-Day Tour of Northwest Madeira

10. Madeira: Private Guided Half-Day Tour of Northwest Madeira

Start the day with a convenient pickup from your accommodation or the cruise port of Funchal and depart with your private guide to the first stop of tour at São Vicente, where you'll see a beautiful sight over the valley. Continue along the north coast as you go to Chão da Ribeira, another beautiful spot where you can appreciate more of the valley within the Laurisilva of Madeira, the largest surviving area of laurel forest on the island. Advancing toward the north end of the region, you’ll reach the viewpoint of Ribeira da Janela where you can appreciate the contrast betweens the mountains with the sea. Finally, visit Achadas da Cruz, a place that marks the transition between the north coast and the south of the island. If you wish, you can ride the cable car and visit one of the most beautiful and quiet places on the island constructed from landslides and lava flows.

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Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 3,218 reviews

Great thing! Explanations of the sights in German and you could get on or off at any stop. Depending on the weather, you could sit in the open area or in the closed area. The tickets were even valid for two days. I bought them for myself and my wife via the app and were then exchanged for bus tickets on the bus.

Unmissable tour! We spent 3 days on Madeira Island and the tour with this tourist bus provided us with very pleasant moments and wonderful views, I highly recommend this tour and if you want to see photos about this tour and other tours, follow me at @meumundinhonomundao2 on Instagram

We have used these tours in many cities and find that they suit us very well. As we are in complete control of where and when we travel. If we'd find somewhere we really love we can use the opportunity to go back as many times as we !ike

André was perfect Super friendly guide, a lot of fun Thanks again

Very convenient in getting around part of 5he island