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Yellow Bus Tours Funchal
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Camara de Lobos and Funchal Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour
Ranked #31 of 111 Tours in Funchal
Certificate of Excellence
Type: Bus Tours, Tours
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Owner description: Let Yellow Bus Tours be your guide to the best that Funchal has to offer. Travel to all of the most interesting tourist sights by open-top bus and discover the city at your speed with our 24-hour passes. Our tours are hop-on, hop-off which means you can take any bus you want whenever you want for the duration of your ticket.
Reviewed September 26, 2013

Very dissapointed in this "tour". It seemed that they didn't run to time. Whilst waiting for the bus two red ones came. This happened twice on the short time that we used the service.

Also there was a lot of chatting between staff which meant that the bus was stationary whilst we were wanting to get back to Funchal.

We lost out as the tickets last for two days but we were not able to use them as we were going home the next day.

Not a good experience and would not use again.

2  Thank Janice H
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swcarristur, marketing assistant at Yellow Bus Tours Funchal, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2013

Dear customer,

Thank you for your review and for choosing Yellow Bus for your sightseeing.
We are sorry that the tour did not meet your expectations.
We do appreciate your critique that will be used for the improvement of our services.

Thank you.

Best regards,

Your Yellow Bus Team

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Reviewed September 23, 2013

We purchased a ticket for the open top yellow bus for 12 euros which was valid for 48 hours .
The yellow line takes you through the city of Funchal and then high up above the Estadio dos Barreiros with its magnificent views over Funchal before descending to the coast .
The blue line takes you to Camara de Lobos ,a beautiful fishing village ,well worthy of spending time exploring ,and enjoying the harbour and stunning cliff of Cabo Girao .
The advantage of these bus tours is that you can hop on and hop off at the numerous stopping points

4  Thank Mike B
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Used the service over a couple of days. The yellow route worked reasonably well, although don't set your watch by it - it did not appear to run to the advertised timetable. There is no warning when you are approaching a particular stop and we failed to see a number of features because we didn't know where to look. The low mark is because on one day we wanted to travel the blue route and waited and waited and waited at stop 4. Giving up,we went down to the first stop to ask where the bus was and were told that it wasn't going that way on that particular day but following a different route. Our protests were greeted with a shrug and marked indifference. We did get an explanation of sorts a little later but that didn't really make up for the disruption to our day.

1  Thank bjh1
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swcarristur, marketing assistant at Yellow Bus Tours Funchal, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2013

Dear customer,

Thank you very much for your review and for you preference for Yellow Bus.
We do apologize for the situations described, Indeed, Funchal city is undergoing several road works and thus sometimes there might be some "lastmonute" changes which doesn't allow us to produce the information material in advance.
We do apologize for this convenience behind our control.
We hope that despite these situations you enjoyed your stay on the Madeira Island.
Thank you
Best regards,
Your Yellow Bus Team

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Reviewed September 16, 2013

Located near the bus station, making access easy, we got there early, no Cruise Ship queues, and enjoyed the trip up.
The botanical garden and the wicked sleds down are for others - so we enjoyed a relaxing drink at the top - and came down again - onto the Yellow Bus tour.
A good way to spend half a morning

1  Thank oggiebedworth
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Buses are clean and have good access. The bus stops are everywhere so you can't miss them. Have a good trip

3  Thank Pauline T
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