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Madeira East Tour from Funchal provided by Lido Tours

Madeira East Tour from Funchal

Madeira East Tour from Funchal
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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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
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
What to expect
  • Your full-day tour begins with pickup from your Funchal hotel at 9am, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for eastern Madeira’s natural highlights. You’ll ascend to the island’s third-highest mountain, Pico de Arieiro, which affords stunning island views. The next stop is Ribeiro Frio, the starting point of a famous levada (irrigation channel) walk, where you’ll marvel at trout pools and learn about the prehistoric forest that covers Madeira. Following lunch (own expense) in the colorful town of Santana, you’ll visit more incredible lookout points such as  Ponta de São Lourenço, and stop off at Machico before drop-off at your Funchal accommodation.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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
What to expect
  • Your full-day tour begins with pickup from your Funchal hotel at 9am, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for eastern Madeira’s natural highlights. You’ll ascend to the island’s third-highest mountain, Pico de Arieiro, which affords stunning island views. The next stop is Ribeiro Frio, the starting point of a famous levada (irrigation channel) walk, where you’ll marvel at trout pools and learn about the prehistoric forest that covers Madeira. Following lunch (own expense) in the colorful town of Santana, you’ll visit more incredible lookout points such as  Ponta de São Lourenço, and stop off at Machico before drop-off at your Funchal accommodation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23651P2
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
8h
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. Please contact us for advice on the best pickup for you according to your location/accommodation.
  • Lido Tours - Madeira Tours and Walks, Lido, Shop 18, Estrada Monumental 284, 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
  • Teleférico-Término, 9060-291 Funchal, Portugal At the bus stop near the cable-car station in the "Old Town" part of Funchal
  • Ports:
  • Port of Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro 3, Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)
Exclusions
  • 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. Please contact us for advice on the best pickup for you according to your location/accommodation.
  • Lido Tours - Madeira Tours and Walks, Lido, Shop 18, Estrada Monumental 284, 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
  • Teleférico-Término, 9060-291 Funchal, Portugal At the bus stop near the cable-car station in the "Old Town" part of Funchal
  • Ports:
  • Port of Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro 3, Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 24, 2020
A note from Madeira East Tour from Funchal
We will keep 70% of the capacity of our vehicles and avoid mass tourism. Face masks are available for sale in our offices or please bring your own.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Terreiro da Luta
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Pico do Arieiro
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Ribeiro Frio
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Santana
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Ponta de Sao Lourenco
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Machico
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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4.5
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Ben
London, UK5 contributions
Informative and enjoyable
Really enjoyable day out on the east of the island. Nunu was an excellent guide and driver, and we learned so much about life on this beautiful island. Looking forward to our trip to the west tomorrow!
Written November 7, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

stella s
Wanborough, UK20 contributions
Best travel agents in Funchal
Oct 2021
Super agents, a pleasure to deal with.
Friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, prepared to go the extra mile by collecting and dropping us from hotel ~ 40km from Funchal.
Always smiling they made our excursions and experiences very special.
Thank you to all working at Lido.
Beautiful Island, beautiful people!
After one whole day trip we went without hesitations for a second one.
We'll return in Oct 2022, to do the South, North and the other enticing trips that we did not managed this holiday.
No hesitation in recommending LIDO Tours to anyone that thinks of organized trips in Madeira, as they must be the best of them all, in our view!
Thanks again from Stella and Paul, Calheta Beach
Written October 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Vojtech U
Havirov, Czech Republic3 contributions
Great tour
Jul 2021
Great tour over the best places and lookout spots of the east of Madeira with great and informative guide Roberto.
Written July 31, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

kbarnes2014
Manchester, UK1 contribution
East tour
Jul 2021 • Family
Excellent trip
Good organisation, safe comfortable vehicle. The driver Roberto was very accommodating and informative. This is a very good tour to see the North, South and East aspects of Madeira
Written July 25, 2021
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Ina F
6 contributions
Super !
Jul 2021 • Solo
I was in most beautiful places of most beautiful island Madeira. Our guide was brilliant. He tell as to many stories about places, people's, island. Hi show to us best view points, and he was very patient with us. Thank you to him from all my hart. Unfortunately I forget ask his name, but bus number was 25TR33. Hope my Thursday excursion Best of the West will be same. Kind regards.
Ina Fominova
Written July 13, 2021
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Ashish Shetty
Erlangen, Germany5 contributions
Great Tour
Dec 2020
This tour takes you through some of the famous parts of the east of the island. Our tour guide, Roberto, gave us insights on the significance of each spot. We got a 10- to 30-minute break (longer for lunch) at most spots to gaze at the landscapes and click pictures. If you don't have a car to drive yourself around, this tour is a must. I'm glad we did it.
Written January 3, 2021
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Iza L
Linkebeek, Belgium4 contributions
Great experience for good price
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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Gerry R
Bolton, UK23 contributions
East Tour and Nun's Valley
Nov 2020
We booked the Madeira East Tour and found it to be excellent, although we had done this tour with other companies in the past. Our driver/guide Roberto was very good, knowledgeable and helpful.
As we had a day spare at the end of our stay we asked Roberto to book the Nun's Valley tour for us which he did.
As may be expected in November some of the best views were lost due to low cloud but Roberto made up for this by taking us to other viewpoints. We had a very acceptable lunch in Santana (€15 including drinks) and stopped for coffee by the trout farm at Freal.

Our guide for the Nun's Valley was Nuno who took us up to the spectacular viewpoint in the mountains above the valley before dropping down through the tunnel to the village. Here we had coffee and were given samples of the locally produced liquors. The principal products of this area were chestnuts - even a chestnut liquor!
This is a very worthwhile half day tour combining scenery with a little history of the island.

Both Roberto and Nuno are excellent guides and a credit to their company.
Written November 13, 2020
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STEVE P
2 contributions
AMAZING TOURS BY AN EXCELLENT COMPANY (Lido Tours)
Oct 2020
Well what can we say? If we could give this company (Lido Tours) more stars we would!! We did three with this company: East and West coast tours and Valley of the Nuns tour. We two tour guides MARCO and NUNO they were brilliant and a credit to the company and Madeira. They were both very knowledgeable on all aspects, history of the Island, plants, nature and good eating places. They both had a wicked sense of humour which everyone enjoyed. These tours are a MUST if you want to see this beautiful Island and know something of the background to Madeira. I can recommend this company and its guides wholeheartedly . They made our holiday, THANKYOU.
Written October 27, 2020
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Elu F
Lisbon, Portugal46 contributions
Best company!!!
Sep 2020 • Solo
I did the estern and the western tours with Nuno and the peaks of Madeira and Rabaçal walks with Sara. Both guides have been amazing, friendly and giving lots of information. I felt very safe all the time because all the safety/sanitary measures were respected. The island is beautiful and the company highly recommended!
Written September 19, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Steve W
Steve W
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Great trip
What a great trip this was made all the better by our friendly and knowledgeable driver Nuno. The facts and history
Russell E
Russell E
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Great trip on a minibus.
Great trip and guide let down by a poor ‘recommend’ lunch. The route was great as was the scenery and pace. Swimmin
WiltshireTravellerXY
WiltshireTravellerXY
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Superb "Highest peaks, mountain walking tour"
Sara was an excellent guide. Experienced, reassuring and informative. This was a challenging walk involving mountai
JessicaG5730
JessicaG5730
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Beautiful half day trip to Valley of the Nuns
We booked two tours with Lido and were lucky to get Jose both times as our guide. This half day tour was perfect to
JessicaG5730
JessicaG5730
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Lido Tours is reliable and high quality – book with them!
Another company canceled our West Madeira tour the night before and after calling other places, Lido Tours was able
applemanAppleman
applemanAppleman
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Amazing walk above the clouds
This hike was amazing the views were fantastic from start to finish Our tour guide Sarah was very knowledgeable an
Karen T
Karen T
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Fanal - Amazing walk; Sara - the best guide!
It was a beautiful day and a beautiful walk (but lots of steps (mostly down) so you need to be good on your feet!)
575stephn
575stephn
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Enjoyable Experience
Convenient hotel pick up. Informative tour guide. Nice, quick and time saving way to see many landmarks. Did ask r
Carmengheoldus
Carmengheoldus
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Wonderful levada walk- Sara our tour guide was a star
This has been by far one of my most favourite levada walks. The waterfalls are really beautiful and the scenery is
SimonaCornelia
SimonaCornelia
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The Peaks Tour - Yes; The Fanal Forest - No
We had two hikings with Lido Tours. The "Enchanted Woodlands" of Fanal and the peaks of Madeira. Our guide on both
Szabin
Szabin
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Nice experience
Lovely 12 km walk in the pure nature. Tour guide Sara was very friendly and informative, driver José was cautious
Wendy B
Wendy B
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Amazing day and tour guide!
Well what can I say we had the best day of our 2 week holiday! Our guide Roberto was so professional and full of i
163markm1964
163markm1964
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Nice first impression of Madeira
I did this tour on my second day on the Island to get a first impression. Lido Tours seems a wel organized company.
163markm1964
163markm1964
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Very overcrowded and hard walk
Lido Tours seems a wel organized company. The booking proces is easy and they respond to your emails. All the guide
163markm1964
163markm1964
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Nice quiet walk
Lido tours is a well organized company. The booking proces works well and they respond to your emails. This walk I
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