Sail Date: April 2019
We decided to take the hop on hop off bus in order to cover as much ground as possible. The views were stunning from many parts of the route, although the bus driver appeared to be in a hurry and barely hesitated at some of the stops ... Read More
We decided to take the hop on hop off bus in order to cover as much ground as possible. The views were stunning from many parts of the route, although the bus driver appeared to be in a hurry and barely hesitated at some of the stops making it difficult to get off if you were upstairs, as we were. A delightful place. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
Interesting trip around the island and up into the mountains. The cable car part had great views but was nothing special.
Interesting trip around the island and up into the mountains. The cable car part had great views but was nothing special. Read Less
Sail Date: April 2019
Gorgeous island. We hired a cab for the day. He was a native and showed us all over the place. Lots to see. I didn't want to leave.
Gorgeous island. We hired a cab for the day. He was a native and showed us all over the place. Lots to see. I didn't want to leave. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: April 2019
Gorgeous town. Very walkable if reasonably fit. Terrific botanical garden at top of funicular.
Gorgeous town. Very walkable if reasonably fit. Terrific botanical garden at top of funicular. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: March 2019
We walked around the town and market area today which was interesting seeing the old church though it was not open at the time. The market area had a little of everything from food to souvenirs.
We walked around the town and market area today which was interesting seeing the old church though it was not open at the time. The market area had a little of everything from food to souvenirs. Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
Walked into town. This was our favourite port. My friend and I did the cable car ride to the top 11 euros or 16 euros return. We also did the Toboggan ride 30 euros for 2. It was fun. We got a taxi back down into town 20 euros. It was very ... Read More
Walked into town. This was our favourite port. My friend and I did the cable car ride to the top 11 euros or 16 euros return. We also did the Toboggan ride 30 euros for 2. It was fun. We got a taxi back down into town 20 euros. It was very steep to walk down in flip flops!! Read Less
1 Helpful Vote
Sail Date: February 2019
Our favourite island! We found Hop On Hop Off sellers very close to the pier. It was excellent value for the money. Their routes cover a lot of areas. We used it to go to Monte where the botanical gardens and sled rides are. You can ... Read More
Our favourite island! We found Hop On Hop Off sellers very close to the pier. It was excellent value for the money. Their routes cover a lot of areas. We used it to go to Monte where the botanical gardens and sled rides are. You can take the cable car back down into town (less busy if you go down from the top instead of up from the bottom) and hop back on a bus. The Red Bus company was very good. Read Less
14 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: February 2019
Rather than pay for an organised tour we walked to the cable car terminal and bought our tickets to go up to Monte to the small church. There is a small cafe where we stopped for a coffee and looked down at the beautiful views. After that ... Read More
Rather than pay for an organised tour we walked to the cable car terminal and bought our tickets to go up to Monte to the small church. There is a small cafe where we stopped for a coffee and looked down at the beautiful views. After that we took a toboggan ride down the hillside and then took a steady walk down the steep hill back to the ship. It was a lovely sunny day and our first impressions of Madeira were very good. Read Less
3 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
We actually booked a private tour with lido tours for the west side of the island. It was one of the most magical places I have ever visited. I highly recommend an island tour.
We actually booked a private tour with lido tours for the west side of the island. It was one of the most magical places I have ever visited. I highly recommend an island tour. Read Less
4 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
Took the cable car up to the gardens, no queues and it was good not to be rushed. Then came down in the 'baskets' - a must, if a bit scary.
Took the cable car up to the gardens, no queues and it was good not to be rushed. Then came down in the 'baskets' - a must, if a bit scary. Read Less
2 Helpful Votes
Sail Date: January 2019
A lovely port call as there is so much to enjoy, and it is all easy to access. The cable car is walking distance and very reasonably priced, but this time we repeated what we had done 5 years ago by walking on the town levada (starts near ... Read More
A lovely port call as there is so much to enjoy, and it is all easy to access. The cable car is walking distance and very reasonably priced, but this time we repeated what we had done 5 years ago by walking on the town levada (starts near the football stadium) and back via the coastal prom, having lunch along the way. Read Less

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