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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour

Highlights
  • Full-day West Madeira tour from Funchal
  • Take in the views from Pico da Torre, Cabo Girão, and Encumeada
  • Visit the island villages of Câmara de Lobos, Ribeira Brava, and Porto Moniz
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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
From US$28.77
Overview
The West Coast of Madeira is full of spectacular lookouts, traditional fishing villages, and natural wonders, but it can be hard to get around without your own transport. Maximize your time on this full-day tour from Funchal and take in highlights including Cabo Girão, Ribeira da Janela, Laurissilva forest, and Câmara de Lobos. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Funchal hotel in time for a 9am departure. Traveling aboard a comfortable bus or coach, set out along the island’s south coast to the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Take in the views from the Pico da Torre viewpoint and enjoy a glimpse of everyday life in the village, before continuing through the surrounding vineyards.
Pause to admire the spectacular views from Cabo Girão, the highest cape in Europe at an altitude of 1,900 feet (580 meters), before arriving in the lively village of Ribeira Brava. Stroll around the village and admire the beautiful church of São Bento, then head north across the dramatic Paul da Serra plateau.
Follow a scenic route around the northwest coast, driving through the Ribeira da Janela valley, then arrive in Porto Moniz in time for lunch (own expense). After tucking into some traditional Madeiran cuisine, cool off with a dip at a natural pool, before heading to Seixal, where the Véu da Noiva viewpoint offers impressive views over the surrounding cliffs and waterfalls.
Loop back towards Funchal, stopping to take photos from the mountaintop Encumeada viewpoint, then drive through the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Laurissilva forest.
Back in Funchal, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.
Reviews (91)
1 - 5 of 60 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile
Interesting

Loved this tour, Marco the driver/tour leader did a good job with the information he gave and safe driving.

Thank J9610KIdanielf
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
East and West Tours were Excellent

Stunning views, great stops and full of interest for all eight hours on both trips. We had different tour guides on the two days and both were excellent drivers. Full of knowledge, keen to pass on that knowledge and a great sense of humour. We...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank ChrisMartyn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Brilliant

Really clear details of where we were to be picked up (few steps outside the pestana royal) and the bus was little. Great guide, staggering views - what a day! It is amazing value- some glorious views throughout with facts and info thrown in by...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank juliechicagolondon
Reviewed 9 November 2018
Excellent trip with TUI in resort

A full day to take in what is good around the Western side of Madeira with interesting stops along the way. The high point on the southern coastline is the glass platform allowing you to step the edge of a 1500ft cliff, the highest cliff...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank I1383VQalanb
Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile
Great tour , stunning scenery.

Decided to see as much as possible of Madeira in a few days. West tour is highly recommended due to the varied landscape and excellent and knowledgeable tour guide Marco. Again very impressive and a stunning landscape. Grow potatoes and you get three crops per...More

2  Thank jorgenl2015
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billg960
6 November 2018|
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Response from David S | Reviewed this property |
I think that might be cutting it a bit fine, but it would probably be worth asking the company themselves if they can do that for you.
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Shirlene A
6 May 2018|
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Response from Jeanette27849 |
Sorry I don't know. We don't go till tomorrow!
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5 May 2018|
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Response from corburn | Reviewed this property |
it should be fine.enjoy it
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