Madeira Tours
Go North Tour - Madeira Island Excursion
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Go North Tour - Madeira Island Excursion

By Madeira Happy Tours
About
You will get to know the North and East parts of Madeira. On this tour you will find the most remote places of the Island. The beautiful landscapes will surprise you. If you choose to visit the Volcanic Caves you will learn a lot about the formation of this beautiful Island. The Caves were formed 890 thousand years ago, these are among the first caves of volcanic origin to be opened to the public in Portugal.
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$42.59
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Ages 0-99, max of 18 per group
Duration: 7h 45m
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Mobile ticket
Live guide: German, Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Insurance
  • Live commentary
What's not included
  • We stop for lunch or snacks. Customers can bring their own food.
  • We stop for lunch or snacks. Customers can bring their own food.
  • Entry/Admission - Madeira


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Monumental Experience, Estrada Monumental 284, 9000-096 Funchal, Portugal
    We are located at the entrance of the Shopping Center, on the right side. Our shop is easy to find, just look for a yellow smiley face, shop sign.
Pickup details
  • We have two meeting points in the center of Funchal City. One is by the cable car station located in the old town. The other is located in the roundabout so-called "Rotunda do Infante".
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Port pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included ports.
    • Cruise Terminal Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro, 9000 Funchal, Portugal
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Infant seats available
      • Service animals allowed
      • Near public transportation
      • Stroller accessible
      • Not wheelchair accessible
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 257466P5

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • 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 18 travelers

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

      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: 257466P5

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      About the operator
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      • Madeira Happy Tours
        749
        Funchal, Portugal
        Joined in February 2011
      • 423robinc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        2 tours with Hugo
        Went on 2 tours ,west and north both with Hugo our driver and guide. He is a credit to the company so knowledgeable and funny. Both tours were excellent value for money at 29 euros each,much cheaper than other companies. The island is a truly beautiful place and we recommend doing at least one tour to see what a gem it is.
        Written June 20, 2024
      • submarinerLondon
        0 contributions
        1.0 of 5 bubbles
        Bus didn’t turn and no one answered the phone
        We were due to go on a tour today. We waited an hour and no one turned up. We tried ringing all the numbers on Happy Tours website and got no response. A day of our holiday has been wasted.
        Written June 16, 2024
      • anneaK8077BA
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        A morning with Fred
        We had a very enjoyable Nuns Valley tour with Fred our guide and driver. The road up to the view point above Nuns Valley is not fir the faint hearted. And the village of Nuns Valley is very pretty with a lovely little Church. There were only 4 of us on the tour so were very fortunate. The last stop too was a beautiful little town in what seemed like the middle of a festival to St Peter. Thank you Fred you were first class
        Written June 15, 2024
      • anneaK8077BA
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        On top of the World
        We booked this trip online from home. These are small groups max 8. We were last picked up at the office so seated separately at first I thought that this might ve a problem but it wasn't. Nico our driver was excellent both in his commentary and his driving. We enjoyed all the stops but especially "On top of the World"
        Written June 12, 2024
      • Tour62958905910
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Absolute professional attitude!
        Absolute perfection and care for the customer! I entrusted Madeira Happy Tours the whole organization of our family vacation. We took West tour, East tour, Dolphins and Levada do Rei walk. Everything was on time, the drivers were very professional with great knowledge about the history and nature of the island. Madeira Happy Tours made this 50-jubilee trip special!
        Written June 9, 2024
      • victorlF9241ON
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour.
        Took the West Island Tour, loved every minute of it. Island is beautiful, our driver/guide - Hugo was awesome. Smart, informative, fun and engaging. Highly recommend.
        Written June 7, 2024
      • T2009RWmargaretk
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Go West tour with Hugo
        Just back from an excellent experience touring the west of the island of Madeira with Hugo as our guide. Hugo was friendly, engaging and so knowledgeable about the Island. He told us so much about the history, flora and fauna. I was fascinated to learn about the banana plantations. The levadas and amazing knowledge of the countryside. The tour was worth every euro this being my first and hopefully not last trip to Madeira. Thank you Hugo Margaret Kelly
        Written June 4, 2024
      • B5157IIcarolp
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic tour.
        Loved this tour. Tino our guide was so nice, knowledgeable and obviously loves where he lives. The stops were good and there was enough time to have a look around. Booking was easy and reasonably priced.
        Written June 3, 2024
      • Rubinski36
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Reliable and professional.
        Did three Levada walks with them in April and had a really enjoyable experience each time. The guides, two women ( Lynda and another woman whose name escapes me) were great. Very informative and good humoured and took good care of the group. Would certainly call on them again when in Madeira.
        Written May 26, 2024
      • 381rebecab
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Definitely recommend this walk
        Tiago and Gheorge were very good tour guides. Gheorge was very knowledgeable and shared information along the trip. You didn’t feel rushed and it was an easy pace for everyone on the tour. Would recommend to book! Was cold and foggy at the top but soon warmed up walking back down.
        Written May 23, 2024
      • Colin_glea
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent West Tour.
        The West tour was excellent. It was well organised and the minibus was very modern and comfortable. Hugo, the driver and guide, was very friendly, humorous, and informative, explaining all about the flowers, trees, agriculture, culture, climate etc. He often made short stops on the road to show various plants, trees and animals. The main stops were all worthwhile and picturesque. Certainly to be recommended.
        Written May 21, 2024
      • Annette_Connelly
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fabulous Valley of the Nuns Morning Tour
        Fabulous morning tour with 2 other couples and our tour guide, Nico, who was very knowledgeable about the area and stopped several times to allow us to admire the views and points of interest along the journey, not just the main stops. We don't usually do organised tours when we're on holiday, but we saw parts of the island that we just would not have otherwise seen. There is no way we would have hired a car to drive ourselves on those steep roads, hairpin bends and sheer drops! Thank you Nico for a wonderful and memorable morning.
        Written May 16, 2024
      • sandrasZ721OM
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic Island and excellent Trips
        We went on 2 trips with Happy Tours and both times our driver was Fred who was excellent. He had a very good knowledge of all aspects of the Island and could answer all our questions. The scenery was amazing and the trips were very interesting. Nuns Valley was just breathtaking and the Sunday Market and the other places we were taken to were wonderful. Excellent value for money and enjoyed by all 5 of us.
        Written May 15, 2024
      • CheshireWanderer
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Excellent service
        Excellent service from this company on Go West and Nuns Valley tours. Well priced too. The owner took me to the first stop as I had missed the bus due to a misunderstanding about the pick up time.
        Written May 14, 2024
      • cynthiabO5551AQ
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great scenic trip.
        Great trip. Very interesting. Beautiful views both from the mountains & the valley. Fred was an excellent driver & guide as the road is very narrow & winding. Would definitely recommend this half day tour.
        Written May 10, 2024
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      DayTrip13523789172
      Bergen op Zoom, The Netherlands
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Nov 2023 • Couples
      Hugo guided us not only in the north of Madeira but also gave us a lot of background information about the culture, the nature, the history etc. Hé did this in good English and with humor. Hé drives in a very safe manner. A top performance.
      Written November 7, 2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Couples
      Have now done all Happy tours full day trips and would thoroughly recommend them. The office staff are always helpful and friendly.
      Today was the Go North tour ....absolutely wonderful scenery, views and coastline. Regular stops to see the sites. Our guide Nicolao was informative and a pleasure to spend the day with.
      Last time was Go Southwest with Louis and we thought that could not be beaten but today was even better.
      I would like to thank them again for making our stays in Madeira even more enjoyable
      Written January 20, 2024
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      Robert D
      Brooklyn, New York
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Aug 2023 • Solo
      I enjoyed the tour of the North Coast of Madeira. The island is volcanic and there are many tunnels through the mountains for the cars to drive through. We visited Engenhos do Norte, a steam-powered sugar cane distillery. There is a lot of sugar cane that grows on the island, which the distillery turns into rum. I enjoyed the various viewpoints. Our last stop was Santa Cruz. The São Salvador Church had a chapel with Jesus washing the feet of his disciples. This was a lovely way to see the North Coast.
      Written September 22, 2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jan 2024 • Friends
      This was my 3rd time in Madeira and by far the best tour company I have used.
      I strongly recommend that you use them. The guide Luis was very knowledgeable and accommodating, I will use them again.
      Written January 8, 2024
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      Jasmin
      Vitovlje, Slovenia
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Family
      I recommend Happy Tours, we booked tours two years ago and rebooked also this year. Very kind guides, careful drivers and skilled narrators.
      Written March 29, 2024
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      3.0 of 5 bubbles
      We booked this tour a little last minute, wanted something to do on a particular day and our options/ companies by that time were a little limited and we were happy to go with whatever we could find.

      Pick up etc was all fine, small minibus to seat around 17 of us, think there were a couple of spare seats on the day we went. We hadn't realised before we booked that the lava tubes have been closed now for 2 years due to Covid (we'd obviously picked up an old leaflet, apparently the company were waiting on new ones) so this stop on the tour (which originally took up 90 mins or so from memory) no longer happens.

      We thoroughly enjoyed getting out and about to see other areas of the island, the scenery driving round is absolutely stunning. There were a number of stops at small villages and viewpoints, generally involving a quick 'on and off' the bus for a bit of a wander and to take photos. There was a longer stop for lunch before we started to make our way back to the Funchal area.

      The commentary on the bus, we both felt, was fairly minimal, covered the basics. It felt a little like the driver was just going through the motions. Due to the weather, the last stop was understandably kept fairly short (it was pouring down), and we were back home at 3:30. Not that the lava tubes were a must see for us, it just felt like that was a fairly big point of the tour which was then followed by a drive around the coast with a few stops along the way. It doesn't feel as though the tour has been rejigged at all in light of the closure and is just missing a bit of something.....

      So, in short, we did enjoy our day out, breath taking scenery around every bend. Were we wowed by the tour itself? Probably not, but it was generally okay.
      Written December 30, 2022
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