Lido Tours
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8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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8:30 AM - 10:00 PM
About
Over the past 20 years, Lido Tours has been Madeira's leading Island Tour Operator. We are a local company in business since 1996 and we are proud to be one of the oldest tour operators with a variety of tours walks and every leisure activity in Madeira Island. We have been making changes in our travel agency thru the years adapting ourselves, in order to provide our costumers with the best choice of products. Whilst staying in Madeira, try our variety of Tours and walks activities, ask us about our holiday destinations and all that we can offer for your next holiday.
Funchal, Portugal

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2024

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(6 reviews)

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4.5
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Couples
The Sunrise tour was spectacular. We watched the sun come up over the highest peaks in Madeira, gradually picking out the volcanic ridges, caldera and lava peaks in pink, with the clouds rising gently in the warmth of the new day. Our guide, Diogo, was extremely knowledgeable and miraculously provided a welcome flask of coffee and snacks and a scenic route back via a nature reserve and seaside village. Dress for wind on the peaks! Highly recommended.
Written February 22, 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
My wife and I participated on two Levada walks the second week in January. On the first walk we had some rain and low visibility so after discussion with the group our guide altered the route of the walk was from the Lakes to 25 Fontes, with lower altitude and better visibility. In spite of a bit challenging weather conditions the walk was a very memorable and pleasant experience.
The second walk, Hidden Corners, was done in sunshine and ended after walking behind a waterfall in a wonderful stream surrounded by large trees and green vegetation everywhere.
Our guides were very knowledgeable, professional and friendly.
Written January 16, 2020
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
We took a large group booking on multiple excursions and they were exceptionally run. Brilliant guides and drivers, such gorgeous Madeiran hospitality and really flexible when weather wasn't ideal. Loved working with them to arrange these group bookings and would definitely recommend. Here's a headline from one of the group:
"Lido Tours was exceptional. Our guide, Sara, was warm, engaging, personable, and knowledgeable. Our driver, Noono, was skilled at his job and equally personable. They made a great team We could not have asked for more. Please use them again!!"
Written November 17, 2022
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ninat8688
Pori, Finland
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Family
I am super annoyed with the choice of the car for this tour. We were 5 guests in total and the car was a 7 seater Ford. Me and my sister were crammed at the back-back seats where you pretty much sit with your knees in your mouth due to lack of leg space. These seats are meant for children, not adults. Sitting like this for short trips might still be ok, but for a full day tour it is not acceptable. Customers paying the same price for the tour should have same possibilities to enjoy the trip. This tour was indeed the most uncomfortable car ride I have ever had to endure. This was also my first and last tour made with Lido Tours. This is our 3rd trip to Madeira, we have taken tours with other agencies before and none of them have been this disappointing as our trip was. We can not recommend Lido tours to anyone after today’s experience.

I hope they will not make the same mistake with other customers. Anyone taller or with difficulties moving etc. could not have even joined the tour, had they been in our shoes.

I would like to state that our guide, José, was very nice and professional. What I was not happy with is not about him or his service.
Written January 21, 2020
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Glyn E
Gloucestershire, UK
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
We’ve been to Madeira a couple of times and have used

Lido for all our sightseeing tours. Until today they have been excellent but today’s South Coast tour was disappointing. Why? - boring.
The driver was informative and helpful but the itinerary was poorly arranged with breaks in uninteresting places. We got to the lighthouse at 1150 for a 20 minute break - the exhibition closed at 1200! Lunch break was 90 minutes at a inland restaurant with no local attractions or places of interest. The drivers break could have been better located. The only 'good' place was Cahleta which warranted a longer break, we got 30 minutes including a 15 minute walk from drop off to pick up point. Sorry Lido - you have done a lot better
Written January 24, 2020
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SimonaCornelia
Cluj-Napoca, Romania
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2021
We had two hikings with Lido Tours.
The "Enchanted Woodlands" of Fanal and the peaks of Madeira.

Our guide on both of them was Sara. Friendly and knowledgeable, told us stories of the places, gave us information about the flora and fauna and highlighted the importance of our safety during our hikes.
What I didn't like about her attitude was the fact that I got the feeling that she was in some kind of a rush.
She seemed she wanted to get her job done more quickly; especially when we were near the end of the hikes.
And this negative point I mention here has mostly to do with the fact that she didn't lead us to the very last part of the Fanal reservation! She mentioned there is a lake which in the winter is frozen and nice to see, end of story.
She cut the most iconic and beautiful part of the forest!!! That where the most interesting trees and really "enchanted" (as advertised by them) atmosphere is. It was true there wasn't any fog that day in the forest (to create the magic,
mysterious and fairy-tale atmosphere caught in the famous photos) but still...this is no excuse for excluding that part of the forest.
Therefore, I do not recommend the Fanal Wood walk with Lido Tours.
Better rent a car and go by yourself or if booking a tour, make sure beforehand with the agency/guide that you will see that part too!

The Peaks tour was ok. The group was a bit large - as compared to the Fanal walk - and it would have been nicer to have a bit more time right on the peak.
The drivers on both tours were very ok.
Written September 25, 2021
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Familia Adegas
Lisbon, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
It was such a nice way to spend the day with a very good guide (Charlotte) that showed us the history, the views, the different plants and flowers and always kept the group with a happy spirit through out the climb and return. We also like to say thank you to the driver (Filipe) which allowed us to sleep on the way back with a very smooth drive (so smooth that he told us that he also slept :) ). We had such a good time that we booked another hike for the next day!
Written June 15, 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Family
The trip was well organized, on time, the guide and driver very professional. The short stop for a toilet break and to buy water or food just before we hit the trail was very thoughtfull. The pace was just right - neither too slow nor too fast.
Written January 3, 2023
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Bleakhouse
Epworth, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
We did the 'west' tour and Marco our driver/guide was absolutely excellent, very knowledgeable and we had just the right amount of time at each stop. Saw a different side of Madeira than just Funchal and surrounding area. Highly recommend this trip, very interesting.
Written December 13, 2023
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Jeff L
Madrid, Spain
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Solo
Really recommend this tour operator.

I did the West, East, Nuns Valley tour in addition to 2 hikes: 25 Fountain Levada and Mountain Peaks hike.

The guided I had for all the tours José and Charlotte were extremely professional, friendly and knowledgeable.

They maximize the day, change the order of the stops based on weather and even made additional stops so we could see more if we had extra time.

The only reason why I am giving it 4 stars is because the seats in the van are extremely uncomfortable and my legs didn't fit and I had to sit sideways many times (I am 194cm).

Thank you Lido and hope to do more tours soon.
Written November 10, 2022
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