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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour

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    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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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Lido area
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Return Details
    Back to place of pickup
    • Professional guide
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)
    • Lunch
    • Does not include pickup at the harbor (requires extra fee of €4 pp)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Good day out giving a knowledgeable account of that area of Madeira. The minibus picked us up and dropped us at the hotel with a really comfortable drive around the island's steep and twisty roads. Excellent value for money.
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    Excellent from start to finish. Prompt pick-up and unhurried tour with very knowledgable and friendly driver/guide,Gama. Plenty of stops for refreshment/toilet breaks and souvenirs and photo opportunities. Highly recommend this trip.
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    We were a group of 10 during a one day stop at Funchal. Had a very nice day in a confortable van. Nuno , our guide, was polite , experienced and also flexible when needed. Thanks to him we really loved Madeira.
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    First of all I should apologise for not writing this up sooner as it is nearly 6 months since we were on it. I had misplaced my pictures so I hope that I have got them organised now. Our guide was a lovely lady whose name I now cannot recall but she was also very knowledgeable
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    Response from lidotours, General Manager at Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
    Responded 3 weeks ago
    Dear Mr Dennis Thank you for the nice comments , I'm glad that you enjoyed your day with us , we would be more than happy if you want to return and make a try to go on that walk ☺️ Best regards Isabel Fernandes
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    ...us to use the location which was promoted by the company and obviously benefiting him!!! I told him that I will report it to "Lido Tours" his company!!! He was RUDE and ARROGANT!!! (MARCO)
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    Response from lidotours, General Manager at Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
    Responded 4 weeks ago
    Dear Mr Levi Im sorry to ear about your bad experience with our guide , we will try to improve some of the aspects that you mentioned . Best regards - Isabel Fernandes
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    Key Details
    • Laurissilva Forest Lido Tours
    • Duration: 8h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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