Madeira (Funchal) City Tour Excursion Reviews

Madeira (Funchal) City Tour cruise excursion
Overall Rating
Take a tour through Madeira to properly experience the city in its full variety -- and be prepared to take amazing pictures!
Member Image gbucky
6 reviews
Mar 2017
It was rea lly a walking tour and was enough for a first visit. this city really was early in cruise as a substitute for Ponta del Gado.
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Provider: Oceania Cruises
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Feb 2017
Maderia is a gorgeous city. We would love to go back and spend more time. We felt relaxed and were constantly overwhelmed w/so many beautiful views.
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Member Image BradnKathy
2 reviews
Feb 2017
Nice to sample the medeira wine and enjoyed the lookout.
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Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Member Image forevertravel
2 reviews
Nov 2016
We had a tour of Madeira and then went to tea at hotel Reids. A very nice tour.
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Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
Member Image hgtefla
1 review
Sep 2016
Overall a lot covered - Tour guide was knowledgeable but a bit difficult to understand
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Provider: Oceania Cruises
Member Image Oldwaldo
1 review
Jun 2016
Lovely trip in an electric Tuxxi. Very informative guide took us to some interesting parts of the town.
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Provider: P&O Cruises
Member Image VAMSCruiser
1 review
Oct 2015
Another great tour. Very knowledgeable tour guide. Saw everything from cathedrals to toboggan ride to gondola, to wine tasting to the markets and the embroidery shops.
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image argonauts
1 review
Oct 2015
The company running the tour were well organised and explained what we would be doing from the very start. we had a very informative and witty guide who took the time to listen as well as talk.Most enjoyable.
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Provider: MSC Cruises
Member Image carol smith
1 review
Oct 2015
Absolutely the best port of call. Funchal is so clean and inviting. Would go there just for vacations.
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Provider: MSC Cruises
Member Image Noelville
Oct 2014

Really enjoyed this port. It is very impressive, people very nice and the drive is magnificent with beautiful views.

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Member Image JemIB66
5 reviews
Feb 2014

The bus took us through Funchal to a couple of viewpoints, where we were able to get out and take photographs. We also stopped at the highest sheer cliff in Europe and for some local wine tasting. Finally we stopped in a picturesque fishing port North of Funchal, where we had about an hour and a half to roam around. The local tour guide was knowledgeable and very informative. The only real gripe I have with cruise excursions booked through the cruise line is the price - they tend to be expensive.

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Provider: MSC Cruises
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2 reviews
Member Image Cruciverbalist
1 review
Dec 2012
Not to be missed, available worldwide, flexible, informed, convenient, comfortable and VERY good value for money - but the bus was a bit noisy, the commentary a bit too quiet and interspersed with depressing folk music
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Provider: As Above
Member Image vcr_traveler515
7 reviews
Sep 2012
We were driven by bus to a few view point for photo opportunities. Then we were taken to a restaurant to try some of the local red and white wine and cheese. It was an inexpensive way to get a taste of the island. We were dropped off at the city centre and went on our own to buy some souvenirs. We went for lunch in the old town and tried the local fish (Espada).
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Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Member Image Tony Edwards
May 2012
We had a $10, 10 minute scheduled bus which dropped us near the centre of town. Which was value for money.
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Member Image ajb1605
3 reviews
Apr 2012
I loved Madeira - so much more than I was expecting; such variety, such beauty, and SPECTACULAR! Four of us hired a taxi for 4 or so hours, 95 euros, and saw the Botanical gardens, eirra do serrado, cabo girao, and much more. I have to say, (and NCL won't thank me) this is the way to go, organi9sing your own trips with reputable taxi firms.
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Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Member Image betsy23
5 reviews
Apr 2012
Our driver was EXCELLENT. Timely, polite, knowledgeable, safe driver, and thoughtful. Highly recommend this company. I learned of it through reviews on Cruise Critic. SO thank you!
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Provider: JD's Taxis
Member Image Kasuta
1 review
Mar 2012
Great guide, beautiful views from the top of the mountain, also from the cable car. Watched the toboggan rides, but did not take one, chose instead to walk through the incredible Botanical Garden. The guide also took us to see an embroidery place where we watched the women create marvels of design and handwork. After the tour, we stayed in Funchal for a few more hours, as the ship was moored at walking distance. We experienced the local cuisine, as well as chatted with friendly locals. The view from the island, as we departed in the evening, was breathtaking.
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Provider: Oceania Cruises

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