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City Sightseeing Funchal: Hop-On, Hop-Off Bus Tour & FREE Discount Booklet!

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Key Highlights

  • Discover lush Funchal, capital of Madeira on a hop-on, hop-off bus tour
  • With this tour you will get to know Funchal inside out; a perfect introduction to first-time visitors
  • The 21 stops of the Red route cover the best of Funchal with all its popular attractions
  • Hop on and off the bus whenever you wish and see attractions of your choice
  • The ticket is valid for 24-hours and can be used anytime within 3 months
  • Enjoy audio commentary in 14 languages to learn all about Funchal's history and culture
  • Save money with discounts at "bodegas", shops and attractions with a FREE discount booklet
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily excluding 04 Dec 2017 to 15 Jan 2018


    Your ticket is valid for 24 hours

    Start time

    Red Route: Buses depart between 9:30am and 5:00pm, every 20 minutes.
    A full loop takes 90 minutes.

    Meeting Point

    There are frequent departures from Estrada Monumental.
    You may board the bus at any stop. The voucher can be exchanged at any of the stops directly with the driver.
    Cruise passengers: Please exit the Cruise terminal and go to the closest City Sightseeing Bus Stop number 3 Avenida Do Mar – Marina. The City Sightseeing Funchal buses will coincide with the cruise guest’s disembarkation and be awaiting your arrival. However, please note the above time table specifics.

    Ending Point

    You may leave the bus at any stop.

  • Overview & Itinerary


    Funchal, capital of Madeira, is a perfect all-year round destination; the mild subtropical climate means that the weather is always evenly warm and pleasant. Even though the city is a popular tourist destination, the atmosphere on this green island is very relaxed. Funchal is the main port of call for many cruise ships and the harbour area is known as one of the most spectacular in the world, rivalling that of Rio De Janeiro’s.

    Hop on our tour bus to see the sights of this charming city hassle-free. Visit the Pico dos Barcelos high above the city, an observation point at the height of 355 metres allowing you magnificent views across Funchal. You could also visit the Madeira Wine Lodge to sample some of the famous unique regional wines or stroll through the fragrant gardens of Quinta Magnolia, where you can also play tennis or take a dip in the open-air pool!

    You can hop off to visit the numerous attractions or take a break for lunch and hop back on when you’re ready. Sightseeing really does not get any easier than this!

    Audio commentary is provided English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Chinese, Polish.

    Download the tour route map


    Board the bus at any of the stops to start your Funchal hop-on, hop-off tour. Valid for 24 hours, explore the capital city of Portugal's Madeira archipelago at your own pace. With 21 stops covering the best of Funchal, hop on at any of the route stops and hop off whenever you want to visit the attractions.

    On this hop on hop off tour you are free to create your own sightseeing itinerary. This tour ensures that you will not miss a single sight or attraction in the city. The charming city of Funchal, nestled amidst a protective ring of green mountains is a true 'year-round' destination and has much to explore.

    Your ticket allows you unlimited use, meaning you can hop-on and hop-off as many times as you like at any of the designated stops!

    Some of the attractions covered by the tour are:
    • Praça do Povo
    • Madeira Wine Lodge
    • São Martinho church
    • Casino
    • Fórum Maderia Shopping centre
    • Lido
    • Pestana Gardens
    • Estrada Monumental
    • Avenida do Mar

    You may choose to finish your tour at any of the above mentioned stops at your convenience.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Hop-on hop-off Ticket valid for Red route
    • Pre-recorded commentary in English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Chinese, Polish
    • Discount booklet


    • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
    • Refreshments
    • Entrance fees to any of the attraction en-route
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    Your booking voucher can be exchanged for your Hop-On-Hop-Off ticket at any one of stops. Simply choose the stop which you wish to start from and present your voucher to the driver who will exchange it for a ticket that will be valid for 24 hours from that time.

    The duration and frequency of the tour may vary due to traffic conditions.

    This tour is wheelchair accessible.

    Full mobility facilities - drop down ramps for collapsible / electric wheelchairs on all tour buses.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking.

    The tour bus has a low floor with extendable ramps and wheelchair space. Passengers do not need to walk up steps to board the bus. Wheelchairs can also be can be collapsed down and stored on the bus. Mobility scooter access also provided.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.

  • reviews
    • Good day out

      Friendly & helpful drivers & assistants. Punctual buses. Good route highlighting interesting places. Not all the headphone sockets worked & were too low set on the back of the...

      Helen Folan, United Kingdom, 29/Jun/2017
    • Loved Funchal!

      Great tour and excellent way to visit the city!...

      Diane Larocque, Canada, 23/Mar/2017
    • What a view provided on the Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour!

      The view provided of Funchal on the Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour was fabulous! In the mountains of the city, the view of the entire city and ocean was breathtaking! What a great way to...

      Lorraine Lariviere, Canada, 30/Mar/2017
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