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Maderia Island Tour & Famous Monte Toboggan Ride

By Wow A Tour: Madeira
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$122.72
per adult
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$122.72
per adult

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Ages 3-95
Duration:5h
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Ticket type:Mobile
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  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
What's not included
  • Excludes cost of the tobbogan ride which is 30 € per couple
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities


Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Ports:
  • 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

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • 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: 89829P1

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 3 years
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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

What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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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: 89829P1

Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See departure details
  • Pass by
    Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos
    Camara De Lobos
    Cabo Girao
    Madeira
  • You'll return to the starting point
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
Popular mentions

4.0
14 reviews
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Margaret W
Glasgow, UK5 contributions
Sep 2022 • Couples
You have to visit Camaera, recycling like you've never seen,totally amazing. Beautiful country but very hilly, not suitable for wheelchairs though where we were in Lido it was fine. We stayed in hotel Dorasol Florasol, which was on a level street & 2 mins to the bus stop which will take you almost anywhere for €1.90. The open top yellow bus is great value too at €25 for 5 days, you can hop on & off all day. It takes you up the mountains too,where you get a great view of Maderia. The people were all very friendly, and food excellent, value for money in every restaurant we were in.
Written October 7, 2022
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4CornishTravellers
Torpoint, UK349 contributions
Oct 2020
We didn’t actually do the Madeira Island Tour, but we did spend 2 days on the City Sightseeing Tour red buses, which included the Blue route, which climbs the hillside up to the region of Monte where the famous church of our Lady overlooks Funchal. Monte holds beautiful views over Funchal and is the starting point for both the Cable cars to the Marina and the Botanical Gardens, halfway up the hillside. It is also the starting point of the Monte Toboggan Ride.
We left the tour bus at Stop 5. Walked around the lookout point, entered the famous church, drank latte at the Cafe then descended the steps to Toboggan station where people queue to go on the Toboggan rides. Obviously during this abnormal Covid19 period, business was quiet. Only a handful of visitors and plenty of waiting Toboggan guides looking bored. Great for us, no waiting required. We boarded and “set off.”
It’s great fun and we travelled separately so I could video my wife screaming her head off - ahead of me, ( she was sat with my son. ) The €45 for 3 people was worth it.
Written October 10, 2020
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Sue H
Conwy, UK60 contributions
Not as scary as some told me, but it’s a fun ride. The queue was nearly 2 hours so get there early to avoid the queues. The guys pushing the toboggan had a mantra the whole way down - money for a beer so pushing for a tip all the time. Your photo is also taken and they have them ready at the bottom for €10
Written September 18, 2022
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PandaGirl2013
Brentwood, UK85 contributions
Oct 2022 • Family
As the title says, be prepared to queue & bring cash!

We arrived on a rainy afternoon. It was €75 for 5 people, cash only. We joined the queue, which is not under cover, so we got wet or you may boil! There are toilets though!

We were waiting for about 1.5 hrs. Eventually we got to go on the sleds which was good fun, it's actually a slower ride when it's wet, so feel like it was a better deal! They take photos on the way down which you can buy for €10 each at the end.

Despite what other reviews have said, we didn't feel pressured to buy the photos (we did), nor did we get pressed for a tip (we gave them €5).

We got a taxi back up to Monte, which cost us €18 for 5 people.
Written November 11, 2022
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Rod M
South Wales, UK21 contributions
Nov 2018
A very good ride. We were lucky not to have to queue, sometimes I believe there can be quite a wait. Quite an expensive experience but worth it. Remember that as well as the cable car ride to the top and the toboggan fee, your guides will also expect 10 euros when you reach the end, and the photo will cost you another 10 euros. You have been warned, but it's a great ride.
Written November 13, 2018
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Edward T
Pontypool, UK35 contributions
Jun 2019
If you go to Madeira you must put this on your to do list. It is great fun, it looks scary but it is OK, these guys really know what they are doing
Written June 20, 2019
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ShariWestSussex
Horsham, UK402 contributions
Oct 2019
2 km descent for 30 euros. Not hair raising but fun. Photo an extra 10 euros. The road is worn smooth by the basket runners and once pushed off the two "gondoliers" jump on a steer with their special rubberised shoes. As you near the intersection and see cars going a cross there a little tredidation but the driveres are used to this and obey the table tennis bat size "stop" signs.
The trip doesn't take you all the way down and there are hordes of taxi drivers who pounce and offer fares of 13 to 15 to take you down. There is a bus stop which will cost 2 euros in to Funchal or do as we did and get a group of 6 and hire the bigger taxi together we paid 4 euros a couple.
Written October 25, 2019
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roy
4 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
nice but not as much fun as stated parts so slow you could get out and walk quicker so not as hair rasing as could be
Written August 26, 2019
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425talker
Duvall, WA32 contributions
Oct 2022
Don't bother yourself with this- We arrived on the first cable car from the bottom and they were not open yet AND THERE WAS ALREADY 1000 PEOPLE IN LINE! When 9am hit they still took a good 20 minutes to get started. I walked back along the line because it is hidden like at Disneyland and it curves. I walked and walked and never did see the end of it. SO I went down the hill about a block and thought I would video other people. It was so much slower and a bit silly compared to watching it on "The traveling man" on TV. The guys came slowly down the hill and came to a dead stop, then the guys had to try and get the sled moving again. Considering the price, the wait the overall hassle? Not worth it. By the way we walked above and the guy running the sleds were so slow that the crowd started yelling at them- comon' lets go! Etc maybe three sleds of two people each every 15 minutes or so. The road is still used for traffic and cars, which slows things down even more. The garden which is right there is a much better choice.
Written October 19, 2022
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GreenCH2013
Edinburgh, UK83 contributions
Very welcoming. Excellent for a thrilling downhill ride.
Very busy but well worth the wait.
Queue for approximately 40mins.
Church and gardens to visit also
Written September 23, 2022
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