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Living Sea Boat Trip
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Living Sea Boat Trip

Madeira's lush southwest coast is the star of this all-inclusive cruise. Settle in on deck with a cold drink in hand, and feel the Atlantic breeze wash over you. You'll glide along the intensely green coastline – soon coming upon Cabo Girão, which towers out of the azure sea at a height of 580 meters. You'll get to cool off in the crystal-clear waters of Cais da Lapa, where boats from no other company stop, while your crew prepares a lunch of homemade dishes. Wash these down with wine from the Alentejo region, before making the serene journey back down the coastline.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
Available in:

es, en, fr, pt 

Madeira nature & wine tasting experience in open roof 4x4 tour
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Madeira nature & wine tasting experience in open roof 4x4 tour

Indulge yourself in a Wine tasting and in-depth explanation of the wine production process while exploring Chão dos Louros Forest Park with amazing views over the North side of the island.

free cancellation
Duration 4 hours 30 minutes
Available in:

en, fr, es, pt 

Porto Santo Day Trip by Plane
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Porto Santo Day Trip by Plane

There's an island just 50km away from Madeira with beaches that stretch for miles and warm, turquoise waters that look too good to be true. It's the tiny island of Porto Santo, and this tour will have you hopping on a plane to explore this enigmatic place in just one day.It's a quick 25-minute flight from Funchal before you'll be off discovering the island of Porto Santo. After an optional breakfast in a central village, you'll join in on an introductory bus tour. Skirt below the jagged peaks of the north and edge through areas dotted with windmills that were once used for agriculture. During the journey, you'll head to viewpoints with all-encompassing panoramas of Porto Santo's distinctive landscape.Lunch will then be served at a restaurant near the beach before you're dropped off in the main town of Vila Baleira. Visit Christopher Columbus's House or take yourself off to the fine sandy beach for a swim during some free time. Afterwards, you'll be picked up in time to catch your flight back to Funchal.

free cancellation
Duration more than 8 hours
Available in:

de, en, fr, pt 

Sunrise over Pico do Arieiro
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Sunrise over Pico do Arieiro

Seeing sunrise from the top of one of Madeira's highest peaks will have you reaching for your camera over and over again. You'll want to pack warm layers for this morning tour as the temperature can often be up to 10 degrees lower up here. It all gets off to an early start so you can reach the top in time for the chance to watch the sun bathe the island of Madeira in mesmerizing golden light. There'll be coffee and blankets on hand. Afterwards, you'll head along to a restaurant for breakfast, where a roaring fire sets the scene just nicely.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
Available in:

en, pt 

Funchal City Tukxi Tour
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Funchal City Tukxi Tour

In a city as full of sights as Funchal, you'll need to get around fast to fit it all in. That's where a tukxi tour comes in handy. Hop in one of these nippy three-wheeled vehicles, and you'll see the Madeiran capital's cobbled old town, smart marina and beautiful gardens, as well as São Pedro Church, Socorro viewpoint, the Farmers' Market and more.

free cancellation
Duration up to 2 hours
Available in:

de, es, en, pt 

Monte Express Tukxi Tour
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Monte Express Tukxi Tour

Tukxi's are tuk-tuk-type vehicles ideal for tackling Madeira's mountain roads. Tour the hilltop town of Monte in one and you'll get to see the exotic palace gardens and ornate church, before an optional scenic cable car trip back to Funchal. Or, to really ramp up the fun, head downhill by toboggan ride – once the local mode of transport.

free cancellation
Duration up to 2 hours
Available in:

de, es, en, pt 

Achada do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo Walk
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Achada do Teixeira to Pico Ruivo Walk

It's not easy reaching Madeira's highest peak on foot – but the views alone are worth the walk. This tough-but-rewarding hike takes you on a 6 km path that's part of the Natura Network – a collection of Europe's top walking trails. From Achadas do Teixeira, you'll follow a guide for the 3-hour trek to the cloud-covered summit of Pico Ruivo.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
Available in:

es, en, fr, pt 

4x4 Madeira Mountain Tour & Dolphin Watching Boat
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4x4 Madeira Mountain Tour & Dolphin Watching Boat

Holidays to Madeira mean you can mix off-road adventures in the mountains with wildlife watching cruises, all in a single day. This tour sees you hop in a rugged 4x4 to explore the dizzyingly high viewpoints around Nuns Valley, enjoy free time in Funchal – the island capital – then set off in search of whales and dolphins in the wild by catamaran.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
Available in:

es, en, fr, pt 

Combi 4x4 and Rabacal walk
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Combi 4x4 and Rabacal walk

A double dose of adventure in Madeira's great outdoors, this trip combines one of the island's most popular walking routes with some off-road action. You'll take a three-hour trek through the Rabaçal Valley, then hop in a 4x4 to zoom down dusty dirt tracks to Câmara de Lobos fishing village and Cabo Girão – one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe.

free cancellation
Duration from 4 hours to 8 hours
Available in:

es, en, fr, pt 

Whales and dolphins watching boat tour
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Whales and dolphins watching boat tour

Discover the cetaceans of Madeira on this boat tour with live commentaries on board.

free cancellation
Duration 2 hours 30 minutes
Available in:

en, fr, es, pt 

VIP Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise
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VIP Whale & Dolphin Watching Cruise

Teeming with marine life, Madeira's warm waters are the ideal place to combine a whale and dolphin-watching trip with all the little luxuries of a VIP cruise. Welcomed aboard a catamaran with a glass of champagne, we'll set sail into the Atlantic Ocean as a marine biologist introduces you to the characteristics of the creatures that live here. Equipped with the knowledge of your expert guide, three-hours at sea will give you the best chance of seeing whales and dolphins in their natural habitat. And when you're not gazing out at the water, you can enjoy a selection of drinks from the open bar, snacks, and a swim stop at Cabo Girao.

free cancellation
Duration from 2 hours to 4 hours
Available in:

de, en, pt 

Dolphin-watching tour from Madeira
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Dolphin-watching tour from Madeira

Discover the Dolphins of the Atlantic Ocean booking this 3-hour boat tour from Madeira

free cancellation
Duration 3 hours
Available in:

en, pt 

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