Experience a full-day private tour.
If you look at the size of Madeira, you can hardly imagine that this island has so much to offer! From many historical monuments, squares and streets in the capital of Funchal to enchanting gardens, picturesque villages, amazing landscapes, impressive volcanic caves, rugged coast lines, beautiful natural beaches and, last but not least, breathtaking views, there is so much to see that you will soon realize that one visit to Madeira just isn’t enough!
During this tour to East of Madeira you will get to know some of the most remote areas of Madeira that still preserve all of the charm of the island, just like it was in the past centuries. As the day begins, you will leave Funchal behind and take the road up to the town of Camacha, famous as the wickerwork village and where the skillful hands of artisans still work on what is considered of the most traditional symbols of Madeira, wicker baskets.
The journey contineus on to Poiso, and then to the second highest peak, Pico do Arieiro. The next stop will be in Ribeiro Frio to visit the curious trout hatchery. After a busy morning, you will appreciate a break for lunch in the town of Faial and enjoy the flavors of the cuisine of Eastern Madeira.
In the afternoon we will continue to the most traditional village of Madeira, Santana. This town is famous for still keeping the traditional thatched-roofed cottages, just as they did in past centuries.
Porto da Cruz is the next stop, followed by Portela, which commands a spectacular view over the "Eagle's Nest" town of Machico. The long but interesting day is coming to an and as you make your way back to Funchal.
- Entrance fees to monuments, food, and beverages are not included in the price of this tour.
- An optional lunch costs approximately 12 Euros per person.
- You will be charged an additional supplement for tours taking place on Saturdays, Sundays, or holidays. Please call ShoreTrips for more information.
Days offered: 7 days a week