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Madeira East Tour from Funchal
4.5

Madeira East Tour from Funchal

By Lido Tours
Recommended by 93% of travelers
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About
Experience Madeira's natural beauty and learn about some of the area's folk traditions with this full-day tour from Funchal. You’ll ascend the mountain of Pico de Arieiro, and take a walk along an irrigation pool, all before lunch. After some free time in Santana, you'll visit a number of viewpoints before returning to Funchal.
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Ages 0-99, max of 55 per group
Duration: 8h
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German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish

Highlights
  • See some of the prettiest areas in Madeira, from villages to viewpoints
  • Stop for lunch in colorful Santana
  • A professional guide will provide commentary and support
  • Round-trip transfers from Funchal hotels are included

  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)
What's not included
  • Lunch


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • We can arrange for pickups at other locations in the Funchal area as long as there's a known reference point and a place where our vehicle can safely stop for some minutes without blocking any roads or traffic. Our staff will contact you with the most accurate time for your pickup. Pickups outside the Funchal area are available (at extra cost). Please contact us for advice on the best pickup for you according to your location/accommodation.
  • Lido Tours - Madeira Tours and Walks, Monumental Experience Shopping, Estrada Monumental 284 Shop 18-19, 9000-100 Funchal, Portugal Our main office in the Lido area of Funchal
  • Av. Arriaga 75, 9000-064 Funchal, Portugal In front of "Marina Shopping" main entrance
  • Shuttle Bus Drop off point, Av. do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 35, 9060-190 Funchal, Portugal At the bus stop near the cable-car station in the "Old Town" part of Funchal
  • Ports:
  • Cruise Terminal Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro, 9000 Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point

  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23651P2

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travelers

  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

How much is Madeira East Tour from Funchal?
Madeira East Tour from Funchal price starts from $39.18. Discover and book Madeira East Tour from Funchal on Tripadvisor
What is the Madeira East Tour from Funchal cancellation policy?
Madeira East Tour from Funchal cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Madeira East Tour from Funchal on Tripadvisor
Which company provides Madeira East Tour from Funchal?
Madeira East Tour from Funchal is hosted by Lido Tours. Read reviews, discover additonal experiences or contact Lido Tours on Tripadvisor. Discover and book Madeira East Tour from Funchal on Tripadvisor
How much time do I need for Madeira East Tour from Funchal?
On average, this experience will take approximately 8h. Discover and book Madeira East Tour from Funchal on Tripadvisor

If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 23651P2

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Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
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  • 1
    Terreiro da Luta
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 2
    Pico do Arieiro
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 3
    Ribeiro Frio
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Santana
    Stop: 90 minutes
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  • 5
    Ponta de Sao Lourenco
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Machico
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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About the operator
Lido Tours
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Funchal, Portugal
Joined in February 2013

#39 of 160 Outdoor Activities in Funchal
  • paul m
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    Couples day out
    For a full day tour there was lots of places with great views. Time in a couple of places to get a coffee & decent lunch. Would have been better if there was a tour of a winery, museum or brought to say a designated restaurant to sample typical cuisine in the agricultural area rather than a tourist area. Can’t tremble drivers name, excellent driver very friendly & have lots of info.
  • P2957CVsusann
    P2957CVsusann
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    Unexpected Treat
    We didn't get to do the peaks as the weather was awful , our guide Charlotte advised us that it would be dangerous as the steps would be too slippery. Instead we went on the Larano cliff walk. It was amazing, despite the rain which didn't stop for the first few hours . The scenery was breathtaking and the sun shone for the last section of our journey down in to Porto Da Cruz. Charlotte was an amazing guide looking out for everyone along the way giving us local history and information as well as looking out for our safety and welfare. Would definitely recommend this walk. Hopefully you'll get Charlotte too
  • lindseyw128
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    The walk can be very strenuous in places. We are both physically fit and found the walk to be hard in places so be prepared.
    Myself and my husband both had a great time on this walk, our guide Sarah was great, very knowledgeable, and lots of experience.
  • KBNYC13
    KBNYC13
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    Great hike & tour
    Charlotte was our guide for this Levada walk and she was excellent. She was very knowledgeable and kept things moving along. The hike itself was lovely and very doable for most. It was organized very well
  • pauldA4364HD
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    6 years later and still just as excellent!
    We used Lido Tours in 2017, on our first visit to Madeira. We were really impressed with their excellent service. We have now spent another week on Madeira and have done 5 more tours with Lido. We have been really pleased and impressed with their service once again. Sincere thanks to Bruno (West tour), Roberto (East tour), Joao (South tour) and Rubina (levada walks Paradise Valley & Serra de Agua). They are very good guides who speak fluent English and they have made our time here very memorable. We have spoken to other English tourists we have met on the island and recommended Lido Tours to them as well. I am sure this will not be our last visit to Madeira - and when we next visit Madeira we shall certainly use Lido Tours again! Thank you very much to all at Lido for making our holiday here so special!
  • Safari13238811436
    Safari13238811436
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    Great hike
    Your tour guide was very experienced and had a lot of good advise for the hike. Would recommend booking this tour!
  • Wendy S
    Wendy S
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    This tour led by Charlotte delivered spectacular views. Be warned it is arduous in places but worth the effort.
    Spectacular scenery and worth the effort. It is an arduous walk in places. Charlotte was an excellent guide. Worth the effort
  • S1213JFhollyg
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    Not enough time in Fanal Forest
    Our tour guide was amazing however I wouldn’t recommend this walk to anyone who wants to view Fanal Forest. You do a walk through some nature (around 8km) with lovely views, however this is essentially what the trip is. Also, this walk is a lot of walking up and down steps that are unstable so I wouldn’t recommend for anyone who may struggle with this aspect. About halfway through you end up back on a road with another 4km walk ahead to Fanal Forest. When you arrive you have 1 hour to eat something and walk around Fanal Forest (there isnt a time or place to eat on the walk up to the forest). This is nowhere near enough time to spend there unfortunately. I believe the tour would be better if they took you to the road midway through, had the 4km walk to Fanal then were able to spend more time exploring the area. I would like to emphasise again, our tour guide was lovely and very knowledgeable. However, I would recommend a different tour company for viewing Fanal Forest.
  • 193mimk
    193mimk
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    Rainy tour with a cool tour guide
    On that day, it was quite wet and foggy, but it was still a beautiful trip. At Lido, you can book last minute and it always works smoothly, it's very well organized. The highlights were swimming in the natural pools and the waterfall at the end. There was plenty of time and a nice, quiet group. The leader Bruno was very friendly, but also seemed tired. The tours, like the island in general, are very crowded with tourists. There were already numerous other people at all the stops. Still, it was a lovely day.
  • L3074LAsabrinam
    L3074LAsabrinam
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    Great experience
    The trip was great, our tour guide told us a lot about the island! Would recommend taking this tour.
  • Cyril G
    Cyril G
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    Mountain trek
    It was a great experience some very tough sections but our brilliant guide Charlotte gave us plenty of time so glad I did it
  • anon084
    anon084
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    Amazing views
    Our driver was knowledgeable and calm (definitely needed with the narrow roads!), and the views from the top were amazing. Nuns Valley was an interesting little place. Would recommend.
  • MrTea2104
    MrTea2104
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    Amazing day tour
    Well organised tour in a beautiful place. They picked up us at the hotel and the rest of the other tour mates(from their hotel in Funchal). After we went straight to the start point of our walk. There was an 11 km walk from north to the south side of the island. Charlotte, our guide was amazing. She was very kind, friendly and patience full. She guided us through all the steps and made our journey full of excitement. I can recommend it to everyone who would like to know a bit about Madeira and it's beautiful nature. Medium level of fitness is highly recommended. Thanks for the experience once more time. Hopefully see you again. Kind regards, Tibor and Hajnalka
  • RachelL812
    RachelL812
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    Beautiful walk
    Beautiful walk with some steep steps in sections, but the guide was patient with those who wanted a slower pace and plenty of stops for photos. Leanna was an excellent guide. We stopped at two lakes, the second of which we could swim in if we wanted...although the water is COLD! Only criticism is the lunch stop doesn't really give enough time to eat and swim. Be aware, this isn't a quiet section of the levadas - there were loads of people walking the same paths.
  • B4057YIjimd
    B4057YIjimd
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    Fantastic Tour
    We went on this tour while visiting Madeira and enjoyed it immensely. The driver and guide were excellent fonts of knowledge throughout the tour and we learnned many thisgs about life on the island. The scenery was outstanding throughout the tour and we would love to revisit some of the places we saw in the future
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Lasse Strøm N
1 contribution
Feb 2020
The Madeira East Tour from Funchal, is an amazing tour, with an equally if not even better guide. It felt more like a friend telling you about his home, than a guide that have done the same thing 1000 times before. From Funchal the tour takes you up above the city, with amazing panoramas from the statue of the lady of Peace. At this point you think this can't get better than it already is, but from there the views just get better and better, as you travel to mountaintops, and make your way through steep canyons and abandoned villages.
My brother is disabled, but it was not a problem to bring his manual wheelchair.
Overall a great experience, at great value.
Written February 14, 2020
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Andrea P
1 contribution
Sep 2022
I had booked the south, east and west tours as well as a hike at Ponta de São Lourenço. During the trip there was a lot of information about the respective place or the island.
Meals were not included in the tours, but I thought that was a good thing, since you could decide for yourself whether to go to the restaurant, bring something with you, or spend lunch in the area.
All guides and employees were super friendly and a special compliment goes to Marco, who gave us an unforgettable day on the beautiful east tour with his warm manner and certainly made one or the other want to go to Madeira for Christmas. Thank you for four unforgettable days.
Written September 22, 2022
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DaveWa126
Herne Bay, UK180 contributions
Sep 2022
This is a tour around the Eastern section of the island in a minibus so the group size is not too big. Bruno the guide was both entertaining and knowledgeable and drove safely throughout . The view from above the clouds at Mount Arieiro was phenomenal and the traditional (but rare) houses in Santana were great to see . Lots of information about the flora and fauna as history aspects are a bit limited on the island. The restaurant choice for dinner was not 'pushed' and we had a brilliant snack in the Brocade snack bar in Santana instead. The frequency and length of the stops had also been carefully considered.
Written October 5, 2022
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Hannah F
7 contributions
May 2022 • Family
I could not thank this company more for the amazing tour I had. The shop itself is very well organised and this enabled me to chose the right experience for me. The tour was beautiful, we saw a large range of the island from the local towns on the east side, amazing landscapes and the most memorable will be the drive in the jeep up the mountain. The food that was included for a small extra fee was amazing and everyone in my tour got to eat around the same table with the tour guide which was lovely! I couldn’t of asked for a better trip. The lady that worked there was so kind, spoke amazing English and did all that she could to ensure that me and my brother had the best time and I must say we did! Thank you to lido tours for an amazing experience and I look forward to booking with you again!
Written May 9, 2022
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KevinJane
Savannah29 contributions
Dec 2021
My wife and I took 3 tours with Lido Dec. 15-18, 2021. We took the East and West Tours with Roberto. he was a great guide. he speaks English, Spanish, and some German. He was kind to my wife who uses a walker. The tours were both great. The prices are very good and the lunches were tasty with good prices as well.
I took the half-day walk of Serra d"Agua with Susana. She speaks fluent English, German, Spanish, and French. She gave walkers a stick and jacket for the hike. It is through beautiful territory. She is a wonderful mountain guide who made sure the hikers knew when the narrow and wet spots were coming up.
We took Lido Tours 5 years ago and took them again when we returned this year because they were so good.
Kevin and Jane O'Brien- Savannah, GA USA
Written December 24, 2021
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veigapaula
Lisbon, Portugal241 contributions
Apr 2022
The best tour I did in a previously unknown place. Our driver/guide is a professional, and I wonder how he and others can work all day, up and down, for km, in different micro-climates...the island changes by the hour. One hour you are under a deep mist, buying a jacket, the other you are under a bright sun, watching the waves crashing on the cliffs.
Written April 25, 2022
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Sheila
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK2 contributions
Excellent tour. The driver, Nuno was very knowledgeable about the area which made the day so much more interesting. We were lucky with the weather, it was so clear at the view points as we were above the clouds. The east of the island is so beautiful and full of history. We definitely felt like we got value for money
Written January 16, 2022
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KEJA58
Chepstow, UK246 contributions
Pick up was spot on and easy from the front of our hotel. The trip was a minibus for 15 and was full. However the minibus that lido use are comfortable so all good there.

Our tour guide for the East of the island trip was Horsa (sorry can't spell his name) and be was very good. He drove very smoothly all over the east part of the island and stopped at various points just to point out those little nuggets of info that one just would not get if doing a self drive.

Overall this is a good trip to get to see the east part of Maderia, and well rwcommended.
Written March 26, 2022
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Deb Gihawi
Norwich, UK148 contributions
Fantastic! Swimming in natural volcanic Atlantic pools, riding above the clouded, this can’t be missed. We took our own packed lunch as the set three course for €18 would be too much for us. Wear trainers and take a coat/hoodie
Written July 22, 2023
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Iza L
Linkebeek, Belgium4 contributions
Dec 2020
Great tour! Our guide, Roberto, was very interesting and knowledgeable speaker, who showed us a lot of interesting places on our way. We got very lucky with the weather so we could have enjoyed beautiful views at every stop we had. Great service, great value and amazing experience. Definitely recommend! :)
Written December 13, 2020
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480 minutes