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

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    • Adults (13+)
    • Children (4-12)
    • Infants (1-3)
  • KEY HIGHLIGHTS
    • 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
    • Save money with discounts at "bodegas", shops and attractions with a FREE discount booklet
    • Enjoy audio commentary in 13 languages to learn all about Funchal's history and culture
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?

    Daily 

    Duration

    Your ticket is valid for 24 hours

    Start Time

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

    Since this is an outdoor activity, the schedules might just change sometimes. Check the frequency and bus operating hours on the day of your tour just to be safe.

    Meeting Point

    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
    Overview

    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, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian

    Download the tour route map

    Itinerary

    Montez à bord du bus à l'un des arrêts pour commencer votre visite à arrêts multiples à Funchal. Valable pendant 24 heures, explorez la capitale de l'archipel de Madère, au Portugal, à votre rythme. Avec 21 arrêts couvrant le meilleur de Funchal, montez à l'un des arrêts et descendez chaque fois que vous souhaitez visiter les attractions.

    Lors de cette visite à arrêts multiples, vous êtes libre de créer votre propre itinéraire touristique. Cette visite garantit que vous ne manquerez pas une seule vue ou attraction de la ville. La charmante ville de Funchal, nichée au cœur d’un cercle de montagnes verdoyantes est une véritable destination «toute l’année» et a beaucoup à explorer.

    Votre billet vous permet une utilisation illimitée, ce qui signifie que vous pouvez monter et descendre autant de fois que vous le souhaitez aux arrêts indiqués!

    Certaines des attractions couvertes par la tournée sont:

    • Praça do Povo

    • Loge de vin de Madère

    • église São Martinho

    • casino

    • Centre commercial Fórum Maderia

    • Lido

    • Jardins Pestana

    • Estrada Monumental

    • Avenida do Mar

    Vous pouvez choisir de terminer votre visite à l’un des arrêts susmentionnés à votre convenance.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions
    Inclusions
    • Hop-on hop-off Ticket
    • Pre-recorded commentary in English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Chinese, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Norwegian
    • Discount booklet
    Exclusions
    • Entrances
  • Please note & Additional info
    Please note

    Voucher information: Sorry, but we will need you to print a paper version of your booking voucher (we’re working on changing this). At this time no refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    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. We want everyone to be a part of our tours and hence there are special arrangements for wheelchair ramps. Your voucher will be valid for 3 months from the date chosen at the time of booking. 

    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.

  • Customer 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 chair in ...

      Helen Folan, United Kingdom, 29/Jun/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 visit th...

      Lorraine Lariviere, Canada, 30/Mar/2017
    • Loved Funchal!

      Great tour and excellent way to visit the city!

      Diane Larocque, Canada, 23/Mar/2017
    • Best way to see the island!

      Kurt Dahl, United Kingdom, 18/May/2019
    • Excellent tours courteous staff

      Chris Anderson, United Kingdom, 18/Oct/2018
    • A great way to see this beautiful island. Can't believe the bus got up some of the steep gradients. Thought I was going to have to get out and push at one point !

      Fiona Cox, United Kingdom, 25/May/2016

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