Madeira Best of the West Day Tour

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From $33.48

323 reviews   (4.67)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 8 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


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 or 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.

Returning to Funchal, stop to take photos from the Encumeada viewpoint, then drive through the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Laurissilva forest.

What's Included

All taxes, fees and handling charges

Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)

Professional guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 10
  • ADULT: Age: 11 - 99

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Service animals allowed
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Experience may be cancelled due to Insufficient travelers
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

What To Expect

Cabo Girao
At Cabo Girão, you get a breathtaking sea views from the observation platform. At an altitude of 580 meters, it's the highest cape in Europe and the second in the world.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeira Brava
At the village of Ribeira Brava, you will be able to visit the beautiful church of São Bento and enjoy the sea views.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Paul da Serra is the largest plateau of the island.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Porto Moniz
We do our main stop at Porto Moniz at around lunchtime. Here you can pick from a number of local restaurants, bars, or enjoy the beautiful natural swimming pools.

1 hours • Admission Ticket Free

Ribeira da Janela
Observe the great valley of Ribeira da Janela as we continue towards the Village of Porto Moniz where we arrive at around lunch time.

• Admission Ticket Free

Seixal, where at the Véu da Noiva viewpoint you can appreciate the great waterfall and the old roads along the cliffs.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


From Mountain to Sea
Samantha R, 27-09-2022
Absolutely brilliant day, from mountain to sea with time for swimming in natural rock pools. Nuno was our guide and he was excellent, very kind person and really knowledgeable. Highly recommend this tour
West side of Madeira Visit
176phuongd, 26-09-2022
Driver very efficient, clear instruction. He was also very polite, helpful, and knowledgeable. Fun remarks from him. Instructions were clear. Bus had about 15 people. This is the right size, as it was quick to get on and off.

Passengers punctual, so we got to see lots of places. It’s nice that we got picked up from the hotel. Only English was spoken so it is good for us, but not for people speaking other languages.
Perfect West Madeira Tour
413894, 23-09-2022
An excellent tour, great sights and very knowledgeable and interesting host. Would recommend this to everyone coming to Madeira!
Tiring 7 hour trip but well worth the fabulous experience
pauljJ608YC, 13-09-2022
Great value coach tour (30 euros per adult) with a pick up & drop off from your own hotel. However its a full 7 hours trip so can be tiring. Fantastic & funny Tour guide who spoke both English & Portuguese
The modern 50 seat coach started around 9am from our Pestana hotel in Funchal & picked up guests from a few other hotels in Funchal. 1st stop was a lovely traditional fishing village called Câmara de Lobos. Then we went to the spectacular 589 metre high seacliff view from a glass floor (not for the faint hearted).
Then top the town of Ribiera Brava, then up the steep mountain roads to Encumeada with fabulous views of the mountains and we were actually above the clouds. Then across the top of the island and the only straight road on the island (lol) onto the fishing town of Porto Moniz with its volcanic swimming pools and reasonably priced restaurants for a 2 hour lunch. After lunch we went onto the small town of Seixal (pronounced Say-Shall) and back on the new faster road back to the hotel. Great experience & great value. Well recommended
To many languages spoken
pennybrown1961, 18-09-2022
We went on Thursday last week . We was very disappointed when seeing we was on large bus . I asked about and was told yes large bus. I don’t like being on large trips as it makes me anxious . It also spoils how you are told what you are seeing as when speaking several languages often by the time it gets to yours you have passed what you are looking at . Sergei the guide was good and not his fault . The tour if in smaller group would have been better

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