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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour

  • Full-day West Madeira tour from Funchal
  • Take in the views from Pico da Torre, Cabo Girão, and Encumeada
  • Visit the island villages of Câmara de Lobos, Ribeira Brava, and Porto Moniz
Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
The West Coast of Madeira is full of spectacular lookouts, traditional fishing villages, and natural wonders, but it can be hard to get around without your own transport. Maximize your time on this full-day tour from Funchal and take in highlights including Cabo Girão, Ribeira da Janela, Laurissilva forest, and Câmara de Lobos. Hotel pickup and drop-off is included.
What to Expect
Your tour begins with pickup from your central Funchal hotel in time for a 9am departure. Traveling aboard a comfortable bus or coach, set out along the island’s south coast to the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Take in the views from the Pico da Torre viewpoint and enjoy a glimpse of everyday life in the village, before continuing through the surrounding vineyards.

Pause to admire the spectacular views from Cabo Girão, the highest cape in Europe at an altitude of 1,900 feet (580 meters), before arriving in the lively village of Ribeira Brava. Stroll around the village and admire the beautiful church of São Bento, then head north across the dramatic Paul da Serra plateau.
Follow a scenic route around the northwest coast, driving through the Ribeira da Janela valley, then arrive in Porto Moniz in time for lunch (own expense). After tucking into some traditional Madeiran cuisine, cool off with a dip at a natural pool, before heading to Seixal, where the Véu da Noiva viewpoint offers impressive views over the surrounding cliffs and waterfalls.

Loop back towards Funchal, stopping to take photos from the mountaintop Encumeada viewpoint, then drive through the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Laurissilva forest.

Back in Funchal, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.
Reviews (84)
1 - 5 of 55 reviews
Reviewed yesterday
Disappointed by transport issues

Free hotel collection was included but was 30 mins late. Rickety minivan took us to join large coach (we were expecting a smaller group) which made further pick-ups. The tour was fine English/German speaking guide was nice. Toilet and meal stops were quite long to...More

Thank Vivien S
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great day out - the west tour

We had a brilliant day out, tour guide Marco, on our recent trip to Madeira. Can’t believe we travelled so far and over so many little roads. We saw so much and enjoyed it immensely. Still had 2 hour leisurely stop at the pretty Port...More

Thank val B
Reviewed 1 week ago
Great way to see more of the island

Had a great tour with our excellent driver/guide Roberto. Took in plenty of sites with lots of useful information given out en route. Initially wondered what we'd let ourselves in for as the minibus was quite cramped, but the stops are so regular that the...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Not Quite What We Expected

I think we made a mistake when booking but not entirely our fault. I checked out Lido tours on their website and it stated they only used small buses. Never having been fans of the big coach with a guide repeating everything in several languages...More

2  Thank chappers21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
An excellent day out!

This tour was excellent from start to finish. The tour guide Nuno was punctual, very informative and also very amusing! We stopped in quite a lot of places, some just for a few minutes to take pictures of the amazing scenery. The longest stop was...More

Thank Marion S
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Shirlene A
6 May 2018|
Response from Jeanette27849 |
Sorry I don't know. We don't go till tomorrow!
5 May 2018|
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Response from corburn | Reviewed this property |
it should be fine.enjoy it
Chaitanya G
28 April 2018|
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Response from Margaretdoreen | Reviewed this property |
They pick up from or near to all hotels with the exception of those in the pedestrian zone.