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The Best of Madeira: Eira de Serrado and Monte

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Duration: 4 hours
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Take a tour of the main attractions of Madeira island which lies in the Atlantic Ocean, just off the mainland of Portugal. The island is famous for its wine, mild climate, fauna and splendid scenery.

Enjoy panoramic views of the beautiful capital, Funchal and the village of Curral das Freiras, built on the crater of an extinct volcano. Admire the sights of the picturesque village of Monte and enjoy a downhill descent over Caminho do Monte riding a traditional toboggan.

Customer reviews

If visiting Madeira, you must do this trip. The driver was very pleasant and helpful, pointing out various features on the tour. There were only 4 of us and it was very cosy....

R T Kochman United Kingdom
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Very well organised. Coach driver very professional, friendly & accommodating, nothing was too much trouble, we had a couple of senior citizens in our party and he was very...

MRS J C LYTHGOE United Kingdom
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You will be picked up from your hotel and accompanied by a guide, taken to Pico dos Barcelos in a bus. Enjoy a panoramic view over Maderia Island’s capital Funchal.

Next, proceed to Eira do Serrado a viewing site at an altitude of 1094 metres. It overlooks the village of Curral das Freiras and is built on the crater of an extinct volcano. Enjoy the views of this fascinating landscape with its high mountains and deep valleys covered with exotic vegetation and colourful flowers.

Continue towards the village of Monte and admire the beautiful villas and gardens. See the church of Our Lady of Monte, the patron saint of the island.

You also have the option to enjoy Monte’s unique attraction, a toboggan ride (payable directly). Enjoy a 2 kilometre downhill descent over Caminho do Monte.

The tour ends at your hotel.

Please note
Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.
  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Return transport in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide
  • Food & drinks
  • Toboggan ride
What happens after I book?
  • A booking voucher will be sent to you by email
  • Print all pages of the voucher
  • Present the voucher at the tour start point or attraction entrance
Activity schedule
When does it run?
Monday & Thursday
4 hours
Start time
Caniço area: 08:00am
Funchal area: 09:00am
Meeting point
Your hotel in Funchal or Canico. (Please advise your hotel at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 24 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)
Ending point
Your hotel in Funchal or Canico
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No cancellation fees

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We will never charge you any administrative fees for cancellations. For most tours and activities, there is no penalty for bookings cancelled a week in advance.

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