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$ 85.71 per person

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

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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 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

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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 29 reviews

Review summary

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We had a wonderful few hours exploring the mountain roads of Madeira. Rudolfo is a great tour guide who was able to answer any question and explained the history of Madeira to us in detail. His dark blue VW Beetle convertible is a fantastic car and beautiful to look at. In between we had some great stops such as the glass viewing platform on one of the highest cliffs in the world at 589m or other various great vantage points. Not forgetting two great drink tastings of two traditional Madeiran drinks. The Poncha and the Nikita. We enjoyed the tour to the fullest and can only recommend everyone who visits this great island to book this tour. If we come back we will definitely book this tour again because it was just fantastically beautiful and gave us wonderful memories.

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December 6, 2022

To do absolutely. Excursion that deserves more than 5 stars. Great and very professional guides. I recommend this excursion to everyone and the price is not at all high for the service given. Congratulations to the team and above all stay as you are and a big thank you for the day spent with you Caroline

October 18, 2022

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

Product ID: 147216