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Monte Cable Car

Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
+351 291 780 280
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Great way to travel up the hill to Monte

We took a one way trip in the cable car costing €11 you have a few options once you reach the top... read more

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SuGreen
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Wonderful

Really enjoyed the cable car ride to Monte, the cars are spotless, scenery is amazing. You travel... read more

Reviewed today
18rias
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Avenida do Mar | Jardim do Almirante Reis, Funchal, Madeira 9000-900, Portugal
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+351 291 780 280
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Reviewed today

We took a one way trip in the cable car costing €11 you have a few options once you reach the top, visit the gardens, take another cable car to the botanical gardens or ride the toboggan half way back down. All cost extra unless...More

Thank SuGreen
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Reviewed today via mobile

Really enjoyed the cable car ride to Monte, the cars are spotless, scenery is amazing. You travel up into the clouds at a steady rate. Getting off and on isn’t daunting either, my husband walks with a stick and he managed without a problem.

Thank 18rias
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Reviewed today via mobile

This is without a doubt the best way to have a landscape of the island, while you enjoy the ride. I was a little apprehensive but it was really safe.

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Worth trying at least once. Get your tickets from your hotel especially if a cruise liner is in as you can then go immediately to the queue for the gondolas

Thank Duncan M
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Reviewed today via mobile

So peaceful and beautiful at the top. Worth doing the steep steps to Monte church. A very serene and calm atmosphere inside. Beautiful flowers.

Thank KCatravels
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Reviewed today

Book your tickets for the cable car at Reception thus enabling you to go directly to entrance of car avoiding very long queues at car itself.

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Reviewed today via mobile

We’d been planning on this cable car trip to Monte. A couple in the restaurant we chatted to, told us to visit the botanical gardens when we were there. Good advice! It was spectacular. The cable car journey from Funchal to Monte took about 20mins,...More

Thank Saucyoldbuffer
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Spent the afternoon wandering the area after ride on cable car. We opted for return to Monte, but you could go further to botanical gardens. Ticket machine easy and quick. You pay for gardens separately, so just choose cable car journey.

Thank debfaw
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Reviewed yesterday

wonderful experience. the cable car is comfortable and the views are spectacular. my 88 yr old Mother enjoyed it. I would highly recommend it.

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Reviewed yesterday

The cars seat six and the ride was very smooth. Superb views and reasonable value at around £10. There was no queue as we travelled down having visited Monte Palace gardens. When we arrived at the bottom the queues to go up stretched outside around...More

Thank RR379
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Del M
24 May 2018|
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Response from Tourguide69 | Reviewed this property |
On the day we went it was cloudy and cool. I wore Capri pants, t shirt and fleece with pumps . If you want to walk back down it’s a very long way downhill
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ball1975
13 May 2018|
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Response from Heidi D | Reviewed this property |
It costs Adult one way €11 each, Adult return €16 each, we got a combination ticket which is for a return on the cable car, return on the botanic cable car and entry into the botanic gardens and was €31 each.
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Lisa D
11 May 2018|
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Response from tslips | Reviewed this property |
We didn't do the toboggan but it looked like fun. it is separate to the cable car. We went in the morning. the cars are very frequent so even if there is a queue you won't be waiting long.
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