Madeira Half-Day Sightseeing Private Tour with Wine Tasting


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10 reviews   (3.80)

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Pricing Info:

Duration: 4 hours

Departs: Madeira, Madeira

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Overview

This tour will take you to beautiful viewpoints and amazing views inside the island.
The first stop is at Pico dos Barcelos, where you can admire a wonderful view over Funchal Bay and the city area, then we will take the old narrow road through the eucalyptus forest until Eira do Serrado.
On this viewpoint (1094m.) you will have spectacular views overlooking the valley of Curral das Freiras surrounded by green, overwhelming mountains. The journey continues to Monte - village in the suburbs of Funchal, visit the enchanting gardens and the church, built in the 18th century. You also can take an exciting ride down to Funchal (until Livramento) on the famous wicker basket - toboggan -, a traditional transport originated in the early 19th century (this is optional and paid locally).
On this tour we will also visit a wine cellar (except on holidays) where you can taste the different varieties of Madeira wine, the famous fortifies wine produced in the island since the 17th century.


What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

Hotel pickup and drop off

What's Not Included

Food and drinks, unless specified

Gratuities


Traveler Information

  • TRAVELER: Age: 0 - 120

Additional Info

  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • 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.

What To Expect

Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos
Enjoy an splendid panoramic view over Funchal bay and the city area at this viewpoint, approximately at 335m above the sea level.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Included

After visit Pico dos Barcelos, we will take the old narrow road through the eucalyptus forest until Eira do Serrado. On this viewpoint (1094m.) you will have spectacular views overlooking the valley of Curral das Freiras surrounded by green, overwhelming mountains, from here you can also admire the tiny fields which grow fruit and vegetables, also sweet chestnut trees.

25 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Funchal
On this tour we will also visit a wine cellar (except on holidays) where you can taste the different varieties of Madeira wine, the famous fortifies wine produced in the island since the 17th century.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Reviews

Great half day tour
Journey663168, 12-05-2019
My husband and I did this tour in the afternoon. We were delight in all the sights. The Eire do Serrano presented a beautiful view of the island and all its hidden valleys. Curral das Freitas (Nuns Valley) is a quaint town. Monte is where we went sledding down the mountain road in a wicker sled. So much fun! Then we ended our tour at D’Oliveiras to sample Maderia wine and snack on honey cake.
This turned out to be a private tour...
onishkoh, 01-01-2018

This turned out to be a private tour for just the two of us. Our driver/guide Ruben was very nice, and he did a great job driving us around the island and showing us some very picturesque site of Madeira. We did wine tasting of Madeira wine, visited the Village of the Nuns and took a traditional ride in the baskets down the streets of Funchal. It is a beautiful place to visit, and you need to see it with a local, like Ruben!

Half day tour
DEBORAH_H, 29-08-2021
Had my own driver on my own so got to do what i wanted on the tour .
Only 4 hrs so packed a lot in .
Guide was very informative.

Loved the wine cellar at Henriques and Henriques . The queens favourite maderia wine

Bought a bottle at 31.50 € but worth it

Views from summit was stunning .

Went to the oldest church on the island . Very pretty .
Positives and Negatives of Half day traditions and enchanting valley TOUR
sapphire0916, 20-10-2016
TOUR Review for the Half Day Traditions and Enchanting Valleys-Eira do Serrado, Curral das Freiras, Monte, Madeira Wine Tasting Tour

Positives: Our INTERTOURS tour guide was very pleasant and efficiently picked us up at our hotel in Funchal and escorted us on a fantastic half-day journey through the Nuns Valley and Monet. Our guide took us to the Monet toboggan sled rides, took our photos, and picked us up at the bottom when the ride finished. He provided colorful stories of Madeira as he carefully navigated through the steep, treacherous cliffs of the Madeira island. We thoroughly enjoyed the locations that we visited on our half day tour, and definitely would never have been able to navigate on our own without a driving tour guide. We were amazed at the Curral das Freiras, or Nun’s Valley.

The only negatives are the contents of the tour were very misleading. The highlight of the tour is definitely the Nun’s Valley and a brief stop at the church and tobbagan ride in Monet. The stop at the Eira do Serrado is nothing more than a tourist stop that misleads you into purchasing restaurant items that are definitely not needed and are triple the prices of any other restaurant in town and is a huge waste of time. The tourist stop pushes unwanted liquors on you to purchase, very uncomfortable. Additionally, the stop in Monet is just the church and toboggan ride that costs an additional 30Euro to ride. The Madeira Wine tasting is non-existent and really disappointed us since we could have easily made booking arrangements for the Blandy lodge madeira wine tour or another tour. Since our time in Madeira was limited we were unable to book another wine tasting tour and were left very disappointed. The tour only stopped at a wine shop and should NOT be listed as a highlight of the tour.
This was a good tour, the Highlight...
Norman B, 26-09-2017

This was a good tour, the Highlight of the trip the views at the top of Nun's valley. I thought we would have gotten the opportunity to visit a vineyard or cellar, instead we we to a local restaurant to try the Madeira wines. The wines were ok, and is an acquired tasted. This tour needs a more personal touch, and a vineyard trip or a tour to a wine maker would help, heck even a walk through a banana plantation would add more interest to the tour.





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