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Funchal Shows & musicals

Our most recommended Funchal Shows & musicals

Madeira: Flag Ship Tour of Santa Maria de Colombo

1. Madeira: Flag Ship Tour of Santa Maria de Colombo

Have a unique experience and climb aboard a convincing replica of Christopher Columbus’s original vessel the Santa Maria, built right here on lush Madeira Island. Enjoy a time-travelling journey back to the 15th century, and walk along the southern coast of the island before reaching Cabo Girão. There, stop for a refreshing swim in the azure waters off the coast. Keep your eyes open for possible sightings of dolphins and whales peeking above the blue waves as you walk along the Atlantic coastline.

Madeira Atlantic Festival Fireworks Cruise by Catamaran

2. Madeira Atlantic Festival Fireworks Cruise by Catamaran

Get the summer started in a blaze of glory and see the firework displays of the annual Madeira Atlantic Festival from on board a catamaran. Board the boat at the Marina do Funchal and then make your way along the coast to the Lido area. Return to the bay to find the best spot to watch the pyro-musical show. Avail of the open bar serving water, still and sparkling wines, beers, sodas and strawberries for your pleasure. Be amazed by the exciting performances that combine fireworks and music to create a magical experience, with the beautiful city as a backdrop. Cheer along as you watch the various companies compete with joy for a trophy awarded by public vote.

Madeira: Traditional Madeiran Dinner & Show

3. Madeira: Traditional Madeiran Dinner & Show

Get picked up directly from your accommodation and travel to a fantastic local restaurant. Here, enjoy a delicious three-course meal with as much red wine, white wine, beer or soda as you would like. Alongside your delicious local meal, enjoy a performance by a Madeiran folk group. Start with a glass of Madeira wine. Then, try a tomato soup with bolo do caco, a traditional bread made from flour, sweet potatoes, yeast, water, and salt. Next, enjoy the famous espetada, tasty skewered beef served with french fries, vegetables, salad and fried maize - a typical Madeiran dinner. Then, choose from coffee mousse or a fresh fruit salad. Finish your meal with a coffee and a digestive Madeiran liqueur.

Funchal: New Year's Eve Fireworks by Catamaran

4. Funchal: New Year's Eve Fireworks by Catamaran

Beat the crowds and spend your New Year's Eve in style on a luxury catamaran in the Atlantic Ocean. Be dazzled by a world-renowned pyrotechnics fireworks display igniting the skies of Funchal.  Spend your evening soaking up the exciting atmosphere while relaxing onboard and experiencing first-class hospitality. Celebrate with a glass of sparkling wine, and enjoy the bar service with a wide selection of drinks including wine, beer, and champagne. Create memories at this annual extravaganza with your friends and family. Finally, count down to midnight and ring in the New Year with a breathtaking fireworks show at sea.

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What people are saying about Funchal

Was a great afternoon. We saw a school of common Dolphins with the yellow stripe. I hear they are quite a rare sight. A very nice day.

Staff super friendly, took care of the passengers individually and informed them in a very pleasant way (no sound via microphone).

A sublime feeling to imagine how Columbus crossed the Atlantic on such a ship at pedestrian speed at most.

André was perfect Super friendly guide, a lot of fun Thanks again

We really enjoyed this excursion, everything went well-