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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour

  • Full-day West Madeira tour from Funchal
  • Take in the views from Pico da Torre, Cabo Girão, and Encumeada
  • Visit the island villages of Câmara de Lobos, Ribeira Brava, and Porto Moniz
Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
The West Coast of Madeira is full of spectacular lookouts, traditional fishing villages, and natural wonders, but it can be hard to get around without your own transport. Maximize your time on this full-day tour from Funchal and take in highlights including Cabo Girão, Ribeira da Janela, Laurissilva forest, and Câmara de Lobos. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Funchal hotel in time for a 9am departure. Traveling aboard a comfortable bus or coach, set out along the island’s south coast to the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Take in the views from the Pico da Torre viewpoint and enjoy a glimpse of everyday life in the village, before continuing through the surrounding vineyards.

Pause to 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 (own expense). After tucking into some traditional Madeiran cuisine, cool off with 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.

Loop back towards Funchal, stopping to take photos from the mountaintop Encumeada viewpoint, then drive through the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Laurissilva forest.

Back in Funchal, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.
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1 - 5 of 48 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Very good tour opening tour of Madeira

Interesting tour in small mini bus. Very good courier. Lots of stops for photo opportunities. Downsides. Bit cramped and we didn't get a confirmation of the time of pick up.

Thank Bluefinch
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Messed around trying to pick none existent clients for nearly an hour. Couldn’t hear the guide due to rattles from the old mini bus. Back to our hotel hour early even after late start. Waste of money. Will not use Tripadvisor reviews again

3  Thank fulstoneflyer
Reviewed 28 July 2018
Fantastic Day Out

Spent a fantastic day with Lido tours on this tour. Full sized coach driven expertly well around some very bendy roads and steep hills. Porto Moniz is great and we ate in the restaurant recommended by our tour guide - fabulous. Very informative guide and...More

2  Thank Bev1408
Reviewed 26 July 2018

AWESOME Tour! If you need to pick, definitely pick the WEST over EAST. Porto Moniz is beautiful, a must see while in Madeira.

1  Thank Bianca R
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile
Great day out

Great to get taste of the Island. Plenty of stops and lovely lunch in Ponte Moniz. Very efficient and great value for money.

3  Thank Jackie P
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Shirlene A
6 May 2018|
Response from Jeanette27849 |
Sorry I don't know. We don't go till tomorrow!
5 May 2018|
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Response from corburn | Reviewed this property |
it should be fine.enjoy it
Chaitanya G
28 April 2018|
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Response from Margaretdoreen | Reviewed this property |
They pick up from or near to all hotels with the exception of those in the pedestrian zone.