Madeira (Funchal) Island Tour Excursion Reviews

Madeira is renowned for its scenic wonders, beautiful flowers, lush vegetation and the tranquility of its island life.
Left stranded on top of a mountain and had to take a taxi back to the ship
Sail Date: March 2019
Left stranded on top of a mountain and had to take a taxi back to the ship
Left stranded on top of a mountain and had to take a taxi back to the ship Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Great tour Tour operator was very informative and attentive
Sail Date: February 2019
Great tour Tour operator was very informative and attentive
Great tour Tour operator was very informative and attentive Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Our favorite island .
Sail Date: January 2019
Our favorite island . We booked a tour with Madeira Island Tours and our guide George was fantastic. The toboggan ride was a unique experience.
Our favorite island . We booked a tour with Madeira Island Tours and our guide George was fantastic. The toboggan ride was a unique experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Madeira is a beautifully lush and green island with red roof houses.
Sail Date: December 2018
Madeira is a beautifully lush and green island with red roof houses. The view from port is the most picturesque of all on this cruise. Low level buildings, not high rise. The flora and fauna of the island is lovely and Funchal on the ... Read More
Madeira is a beautifully lush and green island with red roof houses. The view from port is the most picturesque of all on this cruise. Low level buildings, not high rise. The flora and fauna of the island is lovely and Funchal on the drive though is beautifully kept with many restaurants, shops and bars. I would like to return here. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
It was so foggy we saw virtually nothing.
Sail Date: December 2018
It was so foggy we saw virtually nothing. I know the weather can’t be helped but maybe it would have been better to have cancelled the trip.
It was so foggy we saw virtually nothing. I know the weather can’t be helped but maybe it would have been better to have cancelled the trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cruise & Maritime Voyages
Not enough time between stops to see anything.
Sail Date: November 2018
Not enough time between stops to see anything. Tour guide did not know English very well. Would have been better off taking hop on hop off bus
Not enough time between stops to see anything. Tour guide did not know English very well. Would have been better off taking hop on hop off bus Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This is a beautiful island.
Sail Date: October 2018
This is a beautiful island. Unfortunately, the tour guide did not speak English clearly and did not share enough information about the island. The bus ride was fun with lots of twists and turns on narrow roads.
This is a beautiful island. Unfortunately, the tour guide did not speak English clearly and did not share enough information about the island. The bus ride was fun with lots of twists and turns on narrow roads. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Great and the guide took us by a festival we could attend afterward.
Sail Date: April 2018
Great and the guide took us by a festival we could attend afterward. Which we did. Spring flowers everywhere among all the local families having fun.
Great and the guide took us by a festival we could attend afterward. Which we did. Spring flowers everywhere among all the local families having fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Windstar Cruises
A wonderful four hour tour around the island!
Sail Date: April 2018
A wonderful four hour tour around the island! Our guide, Jose Manuel was wonderful. We paid 95 euros for four of us and had a great tour at a price much lower than on the ship.
A wonderful four hour tour around the island! Our guide, Jose Manuel was wonderful. We paid 95 euros for four of us and had a great tour at a price much lower than on the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Went smoothly, saw stuff, walked, ate, came back.
Sail Date: April 2018
Went smoothly, saw stuff, walked, ate, came back. Nice scenery, good lunch
Went smoothly, saw stuff, walked, ate, came back. Nice scenery, good lunch Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
we took a bus around the island then came back to the main town and had a walking tour-
Sail Date: March 2018
we took a bus around the island then came back to the main town and had a walking tour-
we took a bus around the island then came back to the main town and had a walking tour- Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Philip was our driver and on this Highlights Tour.
Sail Date: March 2018
Philip was our driver and on this Highlights Tour. We loved Madeira! Make sure to do the Toboggan Ride in Monte, one of the highlights of our cruise! Philip was an excellent driver/guide. He told us the history of the island, showed us ... Read More
Philip was our driver and on this Highlights Tour. We loved Madeira! Make sure to do the Toboggan Ride in Monte, one of the highlights of our cruise! Philip was an excellent driver/guide. He told us the history of the island, showed us pictures to add to our understanding, and took us to a wonderful restaurant with a great view where we had the local black scabbard fish with banana and Madeira wine - delicious! We really enjoyed that Philip gave us all of the history & info and then dropped us at a location where we explored on our own, and then Philip picked us up and took us to the next stop. A wonderful mix of guided tour and private time on our own! Nun's Valley and the Sea Cliff were especially beautiful! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
This excursion had three parts, wine tasting, the cable cars, and the botanical garden.
Sail Date: December 2017
This excursion had three parts, wine tasting, the cable cars, and the botanical garden. The views from the top at the cable cars is breath taking, the botanical garden was interesting. The wine tasting left a bit to be desired. It was a ... Read More
This excursion had three parts, wine tasting, the cable cars, and the botanical garden. The views from the top at the cable cars is breath taking, the botanical garden was interesting. The wine tasting left a bit to be desired. It was a tiny half shot of wine in a store. Fyi it is a lot of walking for this excursion...... Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Very good overall tour of wet part of the island
Sail Date: November 2017
Very good overall tour of wet part of the island
Very good overall tour of wet part of the island Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We enjoyed the places we visited and also the wine tasting at the end of the tour.
Sail Date: October 2017
We enjoyed the places we visited and also the wine tasting at the end of the tour.
We enjoyed the places we visited and also the wine tasting at the end of the tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Booked independently of cruise line.
Sail Date: October 2017
Booked independently of cruise line. Just the four of us on the tour with our guide Reuben who was waiting for us quayside. We had booked a tour of the north east of the island but Reuben suggested that we vary the route as there was ... Read More
Booked independently of cruise line. Just the four of us on the tour with our guide Reuben who was waiting for us quayside. We had booked a tour of the north east of the island but Reuben suggested that we vary the route as there was quite a lot of low cloud initially which would have restricted our views. So we headed off south east and after a few picture stops reached Santa Cruz where we had a superb lunch at Taberno do Petisco recommended by Reuben. Really tasty king prawns with tomato and garlic followed by scabbard fish cooked simply with garlic and lemon After lunch we continued round the coast stopping at Machico and up to the viewpoint at Pico do Facho, then on to Ponta de São Lorenço for some great views of the north coast and the rugged cliffs. By this time the sun was out so we wound our way across to the north of Funchal and up to Cabo Girao the second highest sea cliff in the world. After one more stop in Funchal we were back at the cruise ship in good time. The tour was excellent value and Reuben was a knowledgable and engaging guide. The company has many other itineraries and we would use them again if returning to Madeira Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Loved our tour of the West side of the Island!
Sail Date: October 2017
Loved our tour of the West side of the Island!
Loved our tour of the West side of the Island! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was a highlight of our who trip!
Sail Date: April 2017
This was a highlight of our who trip! We booked a West End tour and it was absolutely wonderful.
This was a highlight of our who trip! We booked a West End tour and it was absolutely wonderful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Great tour and was so fun up and down the mountainside and the view was outstanding from the glass ...
Sail Date: April 2017
Great tour and was so fun up and down the mountainside and the view was outstanding from the glass bridge.
Great tour and was so fun up and down the mountainside and the view was outstanding from the glass bridge. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Guide was not enthusiastic.
Sail Date: February 2017
Guide was not enthusiastic. Pretty rushed. Camara de Lobos is very pretty and picturesque. Walk around the port to the other side and check out the view from there - beautiful. Lots of tourists.
Guide was not enthusiastic. Pretty rushed. Camara de Lobos is very pretty and picturesque. Walk around the port to the other side and check out the view from there - beautiful. Lots of tourists. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
It's a great place to visit with wonderful sights.
Sail Date: February 2017
It's a great place to visit with wonderful sights. We'd like to come back and spend some time on this beautiful island.
It's a great place to visit with wonderful sights. We'd like to come back and spend some time on this beautiful island. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Beautiful island.
Sail Date: February 2017
Beautiful island. Too much time walking to wineries for a small taste of alcoholic beverages that they are trying to sell.
Beautiful island. Too much time walking to wineries for a small taste of alcoholic beverages that they are trying to sell. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Loved the tour, both the city part and up in the mountains.
Sail Date: February 2017
Loved the tour, both the city part and up in the mountains.
Loved the tour, both the city part and up in the mountains. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
A good all round tour ending in a crater where a restaurant had been built.
Sail Date: January 2017
A good all round tour ending in a crater where a restaurant had been built. A lovely break with coffee, optional wine and biscuits. A good tour and not too long.
A good all round tour ending in a crater where a restaurant had been built. A lovely break with coffee, optional wine and biscuits. A good tour and not too long. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Guide was ex-pat so easy to understand the tour gives a overview of maderia life from farming to ...
Sail Date: October 2016
Guide was ex-pat so easy to understand the tour gives a overview of maderia life from farming to tourism the view from the highest cliff is stunning.
Guide was ex-pat so easy to understand the tour gives a overview of maderia life from farming to tourism the view from the highest cliff is stunning. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises