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!
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
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
Loved it so much to do and never realised how beautiful Madeira was.
Visited: Oct 26, 2018
Loved Madeira, did cable car and toboggan ride, hilarious
Visited: Jan 11, 2019
One of our main attractions on the cruise. A beautiful Island. We did the ‘ Taste of Madeira and Cable Car (Funchal) excursion and also the not to be missed Toboggan ride. This excursion included visits to Gardens and wine taste and visit a lace making shop. A n excellent 4 hour trip, well organised.
Visited: Mar 23, 2018
A gorgeous city of 100,000 on the side of a volcano. Fun and sun in the Atlantic.
Visited: Oct 27, 2018
This was by far my favorite port. We took a cab to old town. Another cab driver approached us and offered to drive us up to the toboggan run and wait for us at the end of the run. He then drove us to the cable car. This was in reverse of how most people did these activities, so we had no lines to wait in. It was Great! I then walked aroun old town. I would definitely recommend all these activities.
Visited: Oct 28, 2018
Great terrain! It was lush and green with a couple of magnificent cliff sides. The white washed architecture was neat. We did a hop on hop off bus tour which is a fabulous way to see the city in a short period of time. We happened to be there for the Flower Festival which was beautiful. We also did the cable car to the the village of Monte which offered spectacular views. We were hoping to take the toboggan ride down the hill, but the wait in line to get on was at least 45-50 minutes so we opted out and took the cable car back down the hill. I did't want to eat into my day standing in line.
Favorite favorite favorite. Madeira is a MUST for everyone. This is the prettiest place I have ever been. Mountains and valleys everywhere. We did the Best of Madeira and man...it was an amazing tour. Valley of the Nuns was much cooler than I expected. Cable car ride offered fabulous views. The toboggan was insanely fun. I love Madeira.
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