Madeira (Funchal) City Tour Excursion Reviews

Take a tour through Madeira to properly experience the city in its full variety -- and be prepared to take amazing pictures!
Great Time.
Sail Date: May 2019
Great Time. Prompt, convenient and reliable. Caroline was a terrific driver and provided a fantastic tour. She was very personable, calm and relaxed. We never felt rushed to get to the end. Her descriptions were personal; not rehearsed.
Great Time. Prompt, convenient and reliable. Caroline was a terrific driver and provided a fantastic tour. She was very personable, calm and relaxed. We never felt rushed to get to the end. Her descriptions were personal; not rehearsed. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
We chose the Included Tour and found it enjoyable and informative.
Sail Date: March 2019
We chose the Included Tour and found it enjoyable and informative. We also spent some time touring the Old Town on our own. Very picturesque area with outdoor market areas offering jewelry, souvenirs.
We chose the Included Tour and found it enjoyable and informative. We also spent some time touring the Old Town on our own. Very picturesque area with outdoor market areas offering jewelry, souvenirs. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
You can see five hundred years of history at every turn.
Sail Date: March 2018
You can see five hundred years of history at every turn.
You can see five hundred years of history at every turn. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We took the "free" tour.
Sail Date: March 2018
We took the "free" tour. It took us to the highest peak, along narrow and winding roads. You will not get sick on the bus, but you don't see much of the area, other than the homes and banana plantations along the way. The ... Read More
We took the "free" tour. It took us to the highest peak, along narrow and winding roads. You will not get sick on the bus, but you don't see much of the area, other than the homes and banana plantations along the way. The clouds and rain moved in and we could to see much. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
The bus took us up first of all the the church high on the hill with beautiful views over the town ...
Sail Date: December 2017
The bus took us up first of all the the church high on the hill with beautiful views over the town next was a cable car ride and on to the botanical gardens which we walked through then by bus into town to see embroidery. We then spent ... Read More
The bus took us up first of all the the church high on the hill with beautiful views over the town next was a cable car ride and on to the botanical gardens which we walked through then by bus into town to see embroidery. We then spent some time in the town on our own before returning too the boat Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Caught the shuttle outside $8 and then a city tour bus €14 which lasted 1.5 hours.
Sail Date: September 2017
Caught the shuttle outside $8 and then a city tour bus €14 which lasted 1.5 hours. Of what we saw, Madeira is a very pretty place and would like to go back again for maybe a short break to 1 week.
Caught the shuttle outside $8 and then a city tour bus €14 which lasted 1.5 hours. Of what we saw, Madeira is a very pretty place and would like to go back again for maybe a short break to 1 week. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Great market , and street market
Sail Date: May 2017
Great market , and street market
Great market , and street market Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Took us to both old and new areas of Funchal.
Sail Date: May 2017
Took us to both old and new areas of Funchal. Informative guide.
Took us to both old and new areas of Funchal. Informative guide. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was rea lly a walking tour and was enough for a first visit.
Sail Date: March 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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Maderia is a gorgeous city.
Sail Date: February 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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Nice to sample the medeira wine and enjoyed the lookout.
Sail Date: February 2017
Nice to sample the medeira wine and enjoyed the lookout.
Nice to sample the medeira wine and enjoyed the lookout. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
We had a tour of Madeira and then went to tea at hotel Reids.
Sail Date: November 2016
We had a tour of Madeira and then went to tea at hotel Reids. A very nice tour.
We had a tour of Madeira and then went to tea at hotel Reids. A very nice tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
On this tour we got our taste of Madeira the drink.
Sail Date: November 2016
On this tour we got our taste of Madeira the drink. Again it was all new to us. I recommend.
On this tour we got our taste of Madeira the drink. Again it was all new to us. I recommend. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Overall a lot covered - Tour guide was knowledgeable but a bit difficult to understand
Sail Date: September 2016
Overall a lot covered - Tour guide was knowledgeable but a bit difficult to understand
Overall a lot covered - Tour guide was knowledgeable but a bit difficult to understand Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Lovely trip in an electric Tuxxi.
Sail Date: June 2016
Lovely trip in an electric Tuxxi. Very informative guide took us to some interesting parts of the town.
Lovely trip in an electric Tuxxi. Very informative guide took us to some interesting parts of the town. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Another great tour.
Sail Date: October 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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The company running the tour were well organised and explained what we would be doing from the very ...
Sail Date: October 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.
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Absolutely the best port of call.
Sail Date: October 2015
Absolutely the best port of call. Funchal is so clean and inviting. Would go there just for vacations.
Absolutely the best port of call. Funchal is so clean and inviting. Would go there just for vacations. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Really enjoyed this port.
Sail Date: October 2014
Really enjoyed this port. It is very impressive, people very nice and the drive is magnificent with beautiful views.
Really enjoyed this port. It is very impressive, people very nice and the drive is magnificent with beautiful views. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The bus took us through Funchal to a couple of viewpoints, where we were able to get out and take ...
Sail Date: February 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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Not to be missed, available worldwide, flexible, informed, convenient, comfortable and VERY good ...
Sail Date: December 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
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 Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
We were driven by bus to a few view point for photo opportunities.
Sail Date: September 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 ... Read More
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). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
We had a $10, 10 minute scheduled bus which dropped us near the centre of town.
Sail Date: May 2012
We had a $10, 10 minute scheduled bus which dropped us near the centre of town. Which was value for money.
We had a $10, 10 minute scheduled bus which dropped us near the centre of town. Which was value for money. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
I loved Madeira - so much more than I was expecting; such variety, such beauty, and SPECTACULAR!
Sail Date: April 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 ... Read More
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. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line