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Funchal: Guided Tuk Tuk Tour and Botanical Gardens

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21 reviews

Activity provider: TUK MADEIRA CITY TOURS

Funchal: Guided Tuk Tuk Tour and Botanical Gardens

Activity provider: TUK MADEIRA CITY TOURS

From US$ 32.04 per person

Experience Funchal from a different perspective on a 2-hour guided tour by tuk tuk. Explore the oldest neighborhoods and see sights such as the cathedral and old market place and end at the Botanical Gardens.

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Duration 2 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from the reception of your hotel in Funchal.
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore Funchal's most enchanting neighborhoods by tuk tuk
  • Drive through the Old Town and see the cathedral and market
  • Learn about the history and habits of Funchal from your friendly guide
  • Enter the Botanical Gardens and experience Madeira's top attraction
Full description
Climb aboard a tuk tuk for a 2-hour tour of the most historic neighborhoods of Funchal in the company of a friendly driver/guide. Travel down scenic streets, including some of the narrowest in the city!  Visit the Old Town, where the streets and monuments date back to the 16th century. Learn how the island was colonized by the Portuguese. Venture to popular locations, such as the Mercado dos Lavradores (Workers' Market) to soak up the sounds, scents and colors. Admire the facade of the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Assunção). Then, explore the oldest and most typical streets of Funchal, including Rua Ferrnão Ornelas.  End your tuk tuk tour at the Botanical Gardens, one of Madeira's most popular tourist attractions since it opened in 1960. Stroll around the 35,000 square meters of grounds to see up to 2,500 exotic plants from all continents. Marvel at the floral mosaic and experience the exuberance of the amphitheater. Explore the Botanical Gardens committment to the preservation of plant species in 5 main areas. 
  • Hotel pick-up (Funchal only)
  • Transportation by tuk tuk
  • Driver/guide
  • Pick-up from hotels outside Funchal

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Important information

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  • Please note that if you require pick-up from the cruise ship port, then you will need to pay the port charges of €3 per passenger, payable directly to the local supplier
  • Botanical Gardens ticket € 6 per person
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4.4 /5

based on 21 reviews

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The somewhat different city tour

We really enjoyed our tuk tuk tour, just the right thing for the first day to find your way around Funchal. Duarte, our driver, comes from Funchal and knew a lot of information and anecdotal to tell. We discussed and laughed with him, it was like a tour with a good friend. Highly recommended.

May 2, 2017

That was okay.

Actually, it would make more sense to have the guided tour of the old town first, then get out in the botanical garden, from there up to the mountain with one cable car, visit the tropical garden there, then down with the other cable car and then walk down to the old town explore. But that takes about 5 hours and of course costs about 23 euros for both lifts and entry to the tropical garden / pp in addition to the tuk-tuk tour

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April 6, 2017

This was an excellent tour.

Duerte was an excellent guide who made every effort to please us by showing us the best of Funchal. He even showed us his favourite spot in the city (not usually part of the tour). We would certainly recommend Duerte as we had the impression that he wished to have tourists enjoy Madeira as much as he did. Rosemary - Ottawa, Canada

April 5, 2017

Product ID: 60391