Private tour

From Funchal: Cabo Girão & Poncha Tasting by Classic VW

Activity provider: Carochentos

From Funchal: Cabo Girão & Poncha Tasting by Classic VW

Activity provider: Carochentos
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From US$ 66.71 per person

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Get stunning views of the natural beauty and historical towns and villages of Madeira on a scenic drive by classic Volkswagen Beetle or bus. Sample some of island's famous "poncha" drink and visit the sea cliff of Cabo Girão.

About this activity

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese
Pickup included
Free pick-up possible from the cruise terminal or hotels in the Funchal area. Pick up from outside Funchal available upon request for an additional cost.
Private group


  • See the traditional bars of Câmara de Lobos
  • Get stunning views from the Cabo Girão viewpoint
  • Drive through the center of Ribeira Brava by classic VW
  • Visit a famous "poncha" bar at Serra de Água
Full description
Experience the natural beauty of Madeira by classic VW and drive along the regional roads towards Ribeira Brava. Stop in the city center of Câmara de Lobos and get stunning views from the Pico da Torre viewpoint. Drive to the towering sea cliff of Cabo Girão to experience the highest promontory in Europe and get a stunning view over Funchal and Câmara de Lobos from the glass skywalk. Continue to Ribeira Brava and stop at another viewpoint along the way. Navigate your way through the center of Ribeira Brava and visit the parish of Serra de Água to enjoy authentic ponchas (a traditional alcoholic drink from Madeira) or other regional drink at a typical bar.
  • Pick-up and drop off at the cruise terminal or hotels in the Funchal area
  • Transportation by classic VW car or bus with driver
  • Entrance to Cabo Girão
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned above
  • Pick up from outside Funchal by request and with extra cost
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Bring sunscreen and a hat
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

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Given the current covid-19 situation we found this an excellent way to explore the area. Having a personal guide and travelling in a novel mode of transport only added to the overall experience. We both enjoyed the whole authentic tour but just sitting and chatting with a local and discussing the current situation/issues just brings it home that people are pretty much the same all over the world.

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October 29, 2020

A very nice half day trip. Even before we arrived, we were looking forward to the beetle and then it came around the corner. 1979 year in dark blue. Get in quickly and head to the best viewpoints in the area. After a poncha tasting and extra New Year's Eve tips, we were dropped back at our hotel with a wealth of experience.

December 30, 2019

Great way to get to know Madeira

Together with our driver Rudolfo we had a great afternoon and got a great impression of Madeira. He told us a lot and drove us to beautiful places in his unique VW Beetle convertible. As cruise guests, we were only on the island for one day and thanks to Carochentos we had a great time! Would recommend it anytime!

March 25, 2019

Product ID: 147216