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The Best of Madeira: Eira de Serrado and Monte

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Monday & Thursday

  • Duration

    4 hours

  • Start time

    Caniço area: 1:30pm
    Funchal area: 2:05pm

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    Your hotel in Funchal or Canico

Key Highlights

  • Enjoy amazing views over Funchal, Madeira's 500-year-old capital
  • Take in panoramic views of the village of Curral das Freiras from the fabulous vantage point of Eira do Serrado
  • Explore the charming village of Monte with its picturesque villas and gardens
  • See the church of Our Lady of Monte, the patron saint of the island
  • An English-speaking guide will be by your side to provide informative commentary
  • Enjoy an optional toboggan ride, Monte’s unique attraction
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off are included in the package


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. On the way to Monte you can try a modern and attractive way of transport – the Cable Car (optional) and enjoy the spectacular view of the city. Admire the sights of the picturesque village of Monte and enjoy a downhill descent over Caminho do Monte riding a traditional toboggan.


You will be picked up from your hotel and accompanied by a guide, 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.


  • Hotel pick up & drop off
  • Return transport in an air-conditioned coach
  • English-speaking guide


  • Food & drinks
  • Toboggan ride
  • Cable car ride

Please note

Please call the local activity operator at least 24 hours prior to the start of the tour to confirm the departure details.

Timings & Stops are subject to change.

The tour Nun’s Valley & Monte with cable car it is only possible for German Speaking Guide and depends in the minimum of people. For English-speaking guide, it is possible to have the tour, but without the cable car.

Customer Reviews

  • R T Kochman
    A trip not to be missed!

    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....

    United Kingdom 03/08/2014

    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...

    United Kingdom 05/01/2013
  • Mrs J R Hughes
    Excellent trip

    Excellent four hour trip, the guide was very informative and made me feel relaxed during my trip. Would definately recommend this trip....

    United Kingdom 04/16/2013

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