Madeira (Funchal) Botanical Garden Excursion Reviews

Stand in awe of nature at Madeira's beautiful Botanical Gardens, home to more than 2,000 plants.
Beautiful & tasted local cuisine
Beautiful & tasted local cuisine
Beautiful & tasted local cuisine Read Less
Sail Date November 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
They need to cut the stop at the Lace shop - very few people interested and not enough time in ...
They need to cut the stop at the Lace shop - very few people interested and not enough time in gardens
They need to cut the stop at the Lace shop - very few people interested and not enough time in gardens Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Amazing!
Amazing! Scenery is breathtaking and the gardens are fabulous!
Amazing! Scenery is breathtaking and the gardens are fabulous! Read Less
Sail Date April 2017
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Gardens were beautiful and the guide was very informative, Spectacular views and unusual plants.
The Gardens were beautiful and the guide was very informative, Spectacular views and unusual plants.
The Gardens were beautiful and the guide was very informative, Spectacular views and unusual plants. Read Less
Sail Date March 2017
Shore Excursion Provider:
Beautiful in the summer, not so much when we went
Beautiful in the summer, not so much when we went
Beautiful in the summer, not so much when we went Read Less
Sail Date November 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Very pretty- Exotic Birds were not there due to the fires.
Very pretty- Exotic Birds were not there due to the fires.
Very pretty- Exotic Birds were not there due to the fires. Read Less
Sail Date September 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
I thought the gardens would be more colourful.
I thought the gardens would be more colourful.
I thought the gardens would be more colourful. Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Very good
Very good
Very good Read Less
Sail Date June 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Beautiful gardens for an island in the middle of the Atlantic!
Beautiful gardens for an island in the middle of the Atlantic! Many varieties of flowers, cacti, trees, and shrubs set high atop the hillsides. Quaint and charming indeed!
Beautiful gardens for an island in the middle of the Atlantic! Many varieties of flowers, cacti, trees, and shrubs set high atop the hillsides. Quaint and charming indeed! Read Less
Sail Date March 2016
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Included a tour of the town.
Included a tour of the town. Most of us would have been happy to go directly to the gardens and no place else. The town visit for most of us was a negative. The town visit was the first part of the tour. We made the required shopping ... Read More
Included a tour of the town. Most of us would have been happy to go directly to the gardens and no place else. The town visit for most of us was a negative. The town visit was the first part of the tour. We made the required shopping stop to look at the usual trinkets. Then we went to a market and free time there before a bus ride up the mountain. A walk through of the village to an old church and to a terrace overlooking the starting point for the toboggan ride. The guide was incapable of keeping a head count. We lined up single file so that she could count us (and to get this tour moving to the main objective, the gardens). We took the short cable car ride to the gardens. Max of 6 to a cable car, maybe 8 if the people are very thin. Next another recount and a walk to the garden entrance, and a head count before entering. There were several people on the tour with interest in gardening. For them the opinion was that the tour should have started at the gardens with the town tour being optional. Some would have opted to return to the town on their own expense if they could have had more time in the garden. Our tour tickets would have allowed us to use the ship shuttle to return from the town to the ship. The garden paths are steep in many places their surfaces are either dirt or rough edge stone. Not a place for wheelchairs and walkers. People with lower joint difficulties should take extreme care, move slowly - maybe have a sturdy companion to assist with inclines and stairs. Not only the elderly but also some young people were breathing hard during the initial inclined walk to the top of the garden - but then it can be all down hill to the bus. Not that we were hurried, but there was no time to walk the side paths and we kept a slow pace downhill all the time to the exit. Next time I go to the gardens on my own. Read Less
Sail Date April 2015
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Beautiful gardens, enjoyed our time there!
Beautiful gardens, enjoyed our time there!
Beautiful gardens, enjoyed our time there! Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
I enjoyed the views of the port more than the garden, but it was still worthwhile.
I enjoyed the views of the port more than the garden, but it was still worthwhile.
I enjoyed the views of the port more than the garden, but it was still worthwhile. Read Less
Sail Date October 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
lots of trees from all over the world
lots of trees from all over the world
lots of trees from all over the world Read Less
Sail Date January 2014
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
This was part of the same tour and a bit boring as at Christmas nothing much is in flower.
This was part of the same tour and a bit boring as at Christmas nothing much is in flower. The conditions the exotic birds are kept in is a disgrace.
This was part of the same tour and a bit boring as at Christmas nothing much is in flower. The conditions the exotic birds are kept in is a disgrace. Read Less
Sail Date December 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: Marella Cruises (formerly Thomson Cruises)
very steep and cobbly no good if disabled it was a lovely garden what I saw of it as I couldnt walk ...
very steep and cobbly no good if disabled it was a lovely garden what I saw of it as I couldnt walk very far
very steep and cobbly no good if disabled it was a lovely garden what I saw of it as I couldnt walk very far Read Less
Sail Date September 2013
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Too many people in party.
Too many people in party. Impossible to hear guide, made own way to exit.
Too many people in party. Impossible to hear guide, made own way to exit. Read Less
Sail Date February 2013
Shore Excursion Provider:
Though it was wet and somewhat difficult because of the weather.
Though it was wet and somewhat difficult because of the weather. We were glad we were able to do it. Several of our cruise mates did not even go in. The baskets were not running.
Though it was wet and somewhat difficult because of the weather. We were glad we were able to do it. Several of our cruise mates did not even go in. The baskets were not running. Read Less
Sail Date October 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
We were on our own in the gardens, with an agreed time to meet with the group and the guide.
We were on our own in the gardens, with an agreed time to meet with the group and the guide. The gardens, of course world famous, were resplendent with an immense number of different trees and flowers. there was also a small cafe to sit ... Read More
We were on our own in the gardens, with an agreed time to meet with the group and the guide. The gardens, of course world famous, were resplendent with an immense number of different trees and flowers. there was also a small cafe to sit down and get a coffee or a refreshing drink. Read Less
Sail Date March 2012
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises