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Funchal: 90-Minute City Tour in a Tukxi

1. Funchal: 90-Minute City Tour in a Tukxi

With a local guide on the driving seat this tour provides a fantastic introduction to Funchal’s history, culture and landmarks. The tour will take you to the 15th century Old Town, with stops at the fantastic viewpoints of Socorro and Villa Guida. Later, appreciate a mix of landmarks from different centuries in the city center, including the 15th century cathedral, the Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmers Market) and the Municipal Square where the City Hall and the Jesuit Monastery are found. Visit the neighborhood of São Pedro where the island's oldest convent, Santa Clara, the famous Museum of Quinta das Cruzes and the Church of São Pedro can be admired.  To finish your tour, drive by the Municipal Garden and Santa Catarina Park to get a taste of Madeira’s famous gardens. The Tukxi is small and maneuverable enough to take you comfortably around the city’s small back streets. This tour is the perfect introduction to the city of Funchal!

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Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

2. Nuns Valley Tour by Tukxi

Start your Nuns Valley adventure by meeting your driver/guide in the lobby of your Funchal-located hotel room or at the terminal of your cruise ship. With your driver/guide, begin the ascent up to your first stop 355 meters above sea level at “Pico dos Barcelos” to take in the city of Funchal in all its glory.   Your next stop is the “Eira do Serrado” viewpoint, standing in the “heart” of the island at an elevation of 1,095 meters. Admire the mountain views, the Nuns Valley and its village "Curral das Freiras" almost 500 meters below. Around the parish village the central mountain chain of Madeira stands guard, providing an amazing view of an almost-cinematographic landscape. Choose to either visit the village by driving through the tunnel that crosses the mountain or head back down to Funchal and make an extra stop at another viewpoint. After experiencing the wonderful changes in the landscape, from the seaside and urban environment of Funchal to the greener and dramatic mountain views, with changes in temperature and vegetation in between, you will be transported back to your desired drop-off point to relax after a day of adventure.

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Funchal: Guided Tour by Tuk Tuk and CR7 Museum Entrance

3. Funchal: Guided Tour by Tuk Tuk and CR7 Museum Entrance

Start your tuk tuk tour of Funchal by exploring the city’s Old Town, dating back to the 16th century when the island was first colonized by the Portuguese. Your driver will be happy to take you to some of the city's narrowest streets. Pass Funchal Market to savor the aromas of the fresh foods and flowers on sale. Continue to the Cathedral of Funchal and admire its Mudéjar-inspired roof. Explore the oldest and most typical streets of Funchal, including Ferrnão de Ornelas. End at the CR7 Museum, dedicated to the Madeiran footballer Cristiano Ronaldo. Enter the museum for free at the end of your guided tuk tuk tour and see emblematic photographs of Cristiano’s career, videos and his wax statue at your own pace. Marvel at the junior and professional trophies he won while serving at Andorinha, Nacional, Sporting, Manchester United and Real Madrid.

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Funchal: Monte Tropical Garden Tuk-Tuk Tour

4. Funchal: Monte Tropical Garden Tuk-Tuk Tour

Feel the thrill of riding by Tuk Tuk around the stunning Monte Tropical Garden. Begin in Funchal city and head towards the mountains. Arrive in Monte Palace Madeira and enjoy a cup of coffee. Explore over 70,000 square meters of exotic plants and breathe in the beautiful ambience of the garden. Uncover one of the most exciting and wonderful places Madeira has to offer. Begin the trip in the Old Town in Funchal city, a main tourist attraction full of fun stories and curious facts. Venture to the mountains up to Monte city. Feel mesmerized by the lovely plants, and visit one of the most popular churches on the island, Monte's church. Learn of the day of Lady of Monte, the most attended feast on Madeira Island all year. Take your time at the Monte Palace Madeira, adored for its facinating and immense garden. Take photos, relax, enjoy some coffee, and prepare to get lost in the nature of the garden grounds. Visit the central lake and marvel at local swans, ducks, peacocks, and chickens. Enter the Monte Palace Madeira Museum and explore the three floors filled with sculptures, history, and a unique mineral collection. End the tour at a legendary charm of the island, the famous Monte Toboggan. Enjoy the thrilling ride down the hill, the way the locals used to.

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Madeira: Botanical Garden in a Tukxi Tour

5. Madeira: Botanical Garden in a Tukxi Tour

The Botanical Garden is one of the most beautiful gardens on Madeira, with marvelous views overlooking the city of Funchal. Located on the Bom Sucesso Estate, the gardens and property date from 1881 and were created by the Reid family as a private park. Today the property is open to the public, hosting many international visitors daily. The gardens cover an area of 80,000 square meters and are home to a fascinating collection of plants. The gardens and park also have an area dedicated to research and conservation. On the drive up the hill with your guide, you can enjoy magnificent views over the city. Once up in the Botanical Garden, your guide will provide you with enough time to visit the gardens, with admission tickets paid separately. In addition to all these attractions, the Botanical Garden also has a Museum of Natural History, well worth a visit for those wanting a little more scientific information about plants. On the way down from the garden you will be able to visit a variety of landmarks from different centuries in the city center, including the 15th century cathedral and the Municipal Square where the City Hall and the Jesuit Monastery are found.

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Madeira: 6-Hour Customized Experience

6. Madeira: 6-Hour Customized Experience

On this six-hour tour you can tailor an itinerary with the help of your local guide/driver. You can choose the different areas you want to visit. The City of Funchal, the Fishing Village of Câmara de Lobos, the west sea cliffs of Cabo Girão, the unique Fajã dos Padres, the hill side village of Monte, the east coast cliffs of Garajau, the Botanical Garden, or even the breathtaking mountain views of Nuns Valley are all possible options for your tour itinerary. You can choose to visit Funchal city, learn about its history, and see some of its iconic landmarks, like the Sé Cathedral. If you'd like to go up into the mountains, Nuns Valley might be an excellent choice to visit on this tour. Another alternative is to explore the west coast, with a ride to the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. You could also head up into the hills to the top of Cabo Girão cliff where, at its highest point,  a glass sky-walk provides you with some breathtaking views over the south east coast and beach below. Close to Cabo Girão is Fajã do Padres, a sea side area in Madeira with no road or walking access. The only two ways to get there are by cable car ride or by boat. On the way up to Cabo Girão and Fajã dos Padres you will be able to admire an ever-changing landscape along the winding roads that fallow the natural shape of the hills. On the return trip to Funchal from the west coast you might choose to stop at the natural swimming pools of Doca do Cavacas. Travel on to Garajau, set at the east end of the bay of Funchal. You will be offered a spectacular view of the Christ the Redeemer statue - older than the one in Brazil - whilst marveling at the crystal-clear waters on the beach below. You also have the option to visit the Botanical Garden. Whatever your choice of itinerary, your guide will be there to help you at every moment.

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Funchal: Explore the City Sights on a Tuk-Tuk

7. Funchal: Explore the City Sights on a Tuk-Tuk

See Funchal's top sites on a guided tuk-tuk tour. Cruise through the Old Town and the new Lido district. View sights like Pico´s Fortress, the Fort of São Tiago, and Funchal Cathedral. Be picked up from your accommodation in Funchal and take in the scenery as you drive up to to the hilltop where Pico´s Fortress is perched. Admire this fortress which once protected the city from pirates and French corsairs. Continue to Quinta Vigia, the bright pink mansion where the island's president resides. Ride to Funchal Cathedral to appreciate its sumptuous Manueline Gothic features.  Stop at the Farmer’s Market where you can peruse the fresh local produce. Finish your tour at Barreirinha´s bar in the old town where you can choose to stop for a refreshing drink or a delicious snack.

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Funchal Viewpoints: 90-Minute Guided Tuk Tuk Tour

8. Funchal Viewpoints: 90-Minute Guided Tuk Tuk Tour

Following a pick-up at your hotel in Funchal, you’ll begin this 90-minute tour to explore the city’s most historic areas. Your tuk tuk driver/guide will take you first to see the Old Town of Funchal, which dates back to the 16th century, when the island was colonized by the Portuguese. Stop at the Barreirinha viewpoint and enjoy the panorama before continuing on to even more spectacular views at the next viewpoint, known as Vila Guida. Take in the sweeping view over the Bay of Funchal. There are still more viewpoints in store. Your next stop will be he Pico dos Barcelos viewpoint, followed by the Avista Navios viewpoint, which offers a different perspective over the Bay of Funchal.

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Funchal: City Highlights by Tuk-Tuk

9. Funchal: City Highlights by Tuk-Tuk

Travel by tuk-tuk on a tour of Funchal and learn more about the history of t Madeira. See the fortifications at Pico´s Fortress, the Quinta das Cruzes mansion, and the Cathedral of Funchal. Start your tuk-tuk tour in central Funchal and head to the hilltop where Pico´s Fortress is perched. Admire this fortress which once protected the city from pirates and French corsairs. Stop at the fortress and hear about the history of this iconic battlement from your local guide. Continue to the manor at Quinta das Cruzes. Find out about the history of this house where the first captain-donee (late-feudal Portuguese administrator) in Funchal resided. Ride to the 16th century convent of St. Clara and stunning white church of St. Pedro. Admire the Manueline Gothic characteristics of the Cathedral of Funchal. Finish your tour at Barreirinha´s bar in the old town where you can choose to stop for a refreshing drink or a delicious snack.

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Funchal: Guided Tuk Tuk Tour and Botanical Gardens

10. Funchal: Guided Tuk Tuk Tour and Botanical Gardens

Climb aboard a tuk tuk for a 2-hour tour of the most historic neighborhoods of Funchal in the company of a friendly driver/guide. Travel down scenic streets, including some of the narrowest in the city!  Visit the Old Town, where the streets and monuments date back to the 16th century. Learn how the island was colonized by the Portuguese. Venture to popular locations, such as the Mercado dos Lavradores (Workers' Market) to soak up the sounds, scents and colors. Admire the facade of the Cathedral of Funchal (Sé Catedral de Nossa Senhora da Assunção). Then, explore the oldest and most typical streets of Funchal, including Rua Ferrnão Ornelas.  End your tuk tuk tour at the Botanical Gardens, one of Madeira's most popular tourist attractions since it opened in 1960. Stroll around the 35,000 square meters of grounds to see up to 2,500 exotic plants from all continents. Marvel at the floral mosaic and experience the exuberance of the amphitheater. Explore the Botanical Gardens committment to the preservation of plant species in 5 main areas. 

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What people are saying about Funchal

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 138 reviews

The lights are beautiful and we would never have seen so many by foot. Wilson was a super guide and made sure we saw the best of them. A perfect thing to do in our last night in Madeira.

Really informative guides and great tour of the city. Great to do at the start of your holiday so you know where to go - thank you

Very good recommendation. The tuktuk driver was on time at the ship. He spoke German, knew his way around and showed Funchal well.

It was a great and fun experience. Great guide. She said a lot about Funchal.

Really enjoyed our afternoon with Tiago, great way to see Funchal