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This private tour will take you on a quest where the views will match the interesting history of this city. Come discover this unique island!
Once, the experimental field for sugarcane in the island soon became a prosperous city with the sugar commerce attracting merchants, traders, sailors, and of course, pirates. For centuries Funchal’s bay lived a hectic life with ships coming from all over the world.
The capital of Madeira has a diversified architecture from the golden period of Portuguese discoveries as well as foreigners who chose Madeira to live. We say here that Funchal is always blooming. Mild temperatures, rich soils, and the sun gave the perfect conditions for gardens and parks to collect botanical species from both hemispheres that have found here new home.
Born and raised in Funchal, I am the right person to take you on this interesting tour, from the coastline to high mountains, passing through deep valleys where people and houses defy gravity, forest, typical food, drinks, and lots of fun.
This tour can be extended 1 or 2 hours without any extra cost.
If you are a solo traveller or travelling with another person, please ask for a special quote.
-After picking you up on the place you requested, we will drive to Funchal Old Town where we will stop to visit some stunning sightseeing points away from crowds.
-We will continue our journey heading to Miradouro do Pináculo, Garajau where we will walk to the Christ King Statue offering a lovely perspective of Funchal.
-Then we will stop in Neves sightseeing point, in Pico dos Barcelos and Eira do Serrado 1000 meters high, then Nuns Valley Village for lunch or snack before going up again to Paredão sightseeing point (1440 meters) another short walk before we visit Pico do Areeiro, the council highest point with 1818 meters making another stop.
-After the mountains, we will stop in Monte or Terreiro da Luta depending if you have visited Monte already or if you want to do the Wicker Sledge Ride.
The order of the tour can be changed according to the weather or any special event. This tour can be customized to match your expectations if you have any particular interest.