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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour

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    What to Expect
    Your tour begins with pickup from your central Funchal hotel in time for a 9am departure. Traveling aboard a comfortable bus or coach, set out along the island’s south coast to the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Take in the views from the Pico da Torre viewpoint and enjoy a glimpse of everyday life in the village, before continuing through the surrounding vineyards.

    Pause to admire the spectacular views from Cabo Girão, the highest cape in Europe at an altitude of 1,900 feet (580 meters), before arriving in the lively village of Ribeira Brava. Stroll around the village and admire the beautiful church of São Bento, then head north across the dramatic Paul da Serra plateau.

    Follow a scenic route around the northwest coast, driving through the Ribeira da Janela valley, then arrive in Porto Moniz in time for lunch (own expense). After tucking into some traditional Madeiran cuisine, cool off with a dip at a natural pool, before heading to Seixal, where the Véu da Noiva viewpoint offers impressive views over the surrounding cliffs and waterfalls.

    Loop back towards Funchal, stopping to take photos from the mountaintop Encumeada viewpoint, then drive through the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Laurissilva forest.

    Back in Funchal, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Lido area
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Back to place of pickup
    • Professional guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)
    • Lunch
    • Does not include pickup at the harbor (requires extra fee of €4 pp)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • 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
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    We went on this trip yesterday and thoroughly enjoyed it . The minibus was modern comfortable and air-conditioned . Our guide Gama clearly loves his job and his island and was full of interesting information . Multi lingual too, we had three nationalities on board...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Kim R
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    For an entire day's tour of the west of the island for the 25 Euros or something we paid is simply remarkable value It is hard to say something negative about this day - although it started badly with an 8.45am hotel pick up time...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank James W
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    Booked our west coast tour with HappyTours. Absolutely brill. If you can ask for Luis. Made whole day unforgettable

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank phagsta
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    We did this tour with Tui so it was a bit more expensive than other tours. We visited the second highest sea cliff in the word which has a small glass viewing area. We also went to a couple of villages, waterfalls etc - really...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank Pamela H
    Reviewed August 11, 2019

    We were picked up from our hotel by Marco, our driver and guide for the day. He was friendly and had lots of interesting facts about all the places we visited. He balanced our time perfectly, allowing enough to stop for "photo opportunities" while ensuring...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Brian M
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    August 18, 2019|
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    Response from Virginia S | Reviewed this property |
    I an not the tour company, I just went on the tour!
    March 30, 2019|
    Response from Jorgen L | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Michael & Susan, most tour operators would pick you and drop you off at the ship. from 0800 until 1800 would be enough for a full day tour, please check direct with tour operator Lido. We used them twice last October very... More
    Key Details
    • Laurissilva Forest Lido Tours
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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