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Madeira (Funchal) Toboggan Rides Excursion Reviews

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Originally a fast means of transportation for locals down to Funchal from Monte, Madeira toboggan rides have been around since 1850 -- give it a try!

Newfoundseeker

1 review

Would be excellent but our guide was abrupt and rather hostile at time. This is also the only tour I've ever been on where it was essential to keep track of the guide. She walked without regard to ability (we are fit and could easily keep up) but many were left to be picked up "on the way back". She would always as the obligatory, "Are there any questions. (note the period and not a question mark)" and would immediately say "Good" and turn away. One passenger said, " I don't think we are allowed any questions." which prompted a round of laughter. If it had not been for the caring interest by tour members, people would have been lost along the way and left alone on the bus. Very hard to understand. The content of the tour was fun and beautiful. The toboggan ride was a blast and we highly recommend.


Provider: Princess Cruises

critics0001

10 reviews

Fine tour but guides could have been better. We found the toboggan personnel to be unprofessional and pushing for tips and selling you photos.

Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line

gkpots

1 review

The tobagggan was great. You could do this on your own or by cab from the ship side.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

Sycamoregirl

1 review

We felt like cattle being herded around, and, should we go there again, will certainly travel independently. The toboggan ride is very over-rated and we were pestered to buy photographs.

Provider: Thomson Cruises

mammamia1

1 review

fun

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

polarman1952

1 review

Really enjoyed the cable car and Toboggan ride back down!

Provider: Thomson Cruises

Jo and Rob

9 reviews

Madeira We did the cable car and Toboggan trip which was superb. A great trip for families and we ended the tour with a Madeira tasting which was great fun. Unlike other cruise lines you are able to bring back alcohol from the ports and enjoy them in your cabin. Bar staff were always very obliging providing fresh glasses for our wine and Madeira and there are also large glasses provided in the cabin.

Provider: P&O Cruises

love of cruising

1 review

A Fabulous port with beautiful beaches, botanical gardens, cable car ride is fantastic with magnificent views. The toboggan rides are exhilarating. The markets are well worth a visit for great souenir shopping and fresh fruit.It is a very pretty place. From where the ships dock it is an easy walk into the city, past many restaurants and cafes and a oceanside park.

Provider: Independent Operator

Pobinr

2 reviews

Beautiful island. The ski lift & toboggan was great fun.

Provider: Cunard Line

Pobinr

2 reviews

Beautiful island. The ski lift & toboggan was fun. Had a coffee on the boat the Beatles once owned.

Provider: Cunard Line

Alba Dia

1 review

This should have been fun but the toboggan directly in front of us hit the wall of a house and one of the passengers panicked and jumped out. As the toboggan had not quite come to a standstill she sprawled over the road, breaking her camera, gashing and bruising her leg, and we later discovered she had broken her wrist. The toboggan operators took her to hospital and replaced the camera. If you are a little unsteady on your feet or elderly, consider doing this ride very carefully before you embark on it.

Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line

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