Funchal, Madeira Overview

Funchal is a busy port exporting wines, fish, and fruit, it is best known for its beautiful setting and balmy climate, which make it a much-frequented resort. It has a late-15th-century cathedral and a convent church containing the tomb of Jose Goncalves Zarco, who founded the city in 1421.

Funchal, Madeira is Ranked

  • #3 in Best European Port

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Center Island Tour

We will pick you up from the port and start our tour at Pico dos Barcelos - an observation point on...

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Vineyards and Cabo Girao

Vineyards and Cabo GiraoBegin this wonderful day in Madeira as you travel to a place of breath-takin...

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Desert Islands Cruise by Catamaran

Desert Islands Cruise by CatamaranA beautiful catamaran takes you to a gorgeous natural reserve, one...

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Half Day Off-Road Driving Experience - Sea & Woods

On this private tour you can drive a vintage Fiat Panda 4x4 off-road and combine the thrill of off-r...

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by joolsholling

Funchal is fantastic! Really loved our day here. You must take the cable car to the top. The views are amazing on the way up and at the top. We got the toboggan ride back down - so much fun! Cable ride was €11 one way. Toboggan €30 for two. It's a must to do if you come here!


by johnnierainey

Despite numerous visits to Funchal, the island capital never ceases to enchant. A ten to fifteen minute walk over mainly flat surfaces will bring you into the centre. Visit the fruit and flower market, take the cable car up to Monte and come back down on the famous wicker baskets. Taste the world renowned Madeira wine, enjoy the year round floral displays...the list goes on.

Visited: Jan 02, 2017

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by sailawaysara

We could have stayed here and not cruised any further. Stunning Funchal has got so much to do. Weather was fantastic. We did the cable car to Monte & the botanical gardens & the wicker basket ride down, we didn't do these in an excursion but on out own

Visited: Dec 21, 2018

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