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Funchal Hop,On-Hop-Off Tour

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Key Highlights

  • Discover lush Funchal, nestled in a natural amphitheatre and facing the crystal clear waters of the Atlantic
  • With this tour you will get to know Funchal inside out; a perfect introduction to first-time visitors
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    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
    Blue Route: Buses depart between 9:45am and 5:15pm, every 20 minutes.
    A full loop takes 60 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.

    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 on 2 routes 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 Portuguese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Luxembourgish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian and Chinese.

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    On this hop on hop off tour you are free to create your own sightseeing itinerary. Your ticket includes two routes - Red and Blue routes. You can hop on at any of the two route stops and hop off whenever you want to visit one of the attractions. This tour ensures you will not miss a single sight or attraction in the city.

    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!

    The stops included in the Red Route are:
    1. Avenida do Mar – Marina
    2. Praça do Povo
    3. Teleférico
    4. Campo da Barca
    5. Praça da Autonomia
    6. Câmara Municipal
    7. Posto de Turismo – Madeira Wine Lodge
    8. Casino da Madeira
    9. Quinta Magnolia
    10. Igreja de SMartinho
    11. Pico dos Barcelos
    12. Rotunda ASSICOM
    13. Fórum Madeira Shopping
    14. Hotel Pestana Promenade
    15. Hotel Porto Mare
    16. Lido
    17. Largo da Paz
    18. Posto de Turismo / Cámara de Lobos
    19. Centro / Cámara de Lobos
    20. Hotel Orca Praia
    21. Pestana Gardens

    The stops included in the Blue Route are:
    1. Avenida do Mar - Marina
    2. Praca do Povo
    3. Teleferico
    4. Praca da Autonomia
    5. Monte
    6. Jardim do Imperador
    7. Monte
    8. Livramento
    9. Campo da Barca
    10. Rotunda do Infante
    11. Casino da Madeira

    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 and Blue routes
    • Pre-recorded commentary in Portuguese, English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Luxembourgish, Finnish, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Chinese & Polish.


    • 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.

    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.

    Tours finish at 3.00pm on 24th December. Christmas music will be playing during the audio commentary.

    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
    • Very good


      Grace Lescano
    • Really enjoyable tour

      I thoroughly enjoyed this tour and as a wheelchair user there was no hesitation by both drivers and 'street agents' to assist me both on and off the buses and placed in...

    • Everything was perfect!

      Driver was helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Didn't have to wait for buses....

      Janet Jensen
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