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Madeira Best of the West Day Tour provided by Lido Tours

Madeira Best of the West Day Tour

Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
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Exploring Madeira’s west coast from Funchal is tricky without a hire car or constant bus-hopping. This full-day tour steps up, with a seamless loop around the west and north coasts, with stops on route. Absorb the views from Cabo Girao, visit Camara de Lobos and Porto Moniz; and experience the Ribeira da Janela valley and Laurissilva forest. Central Funchal hotel pickup and drop-off makes your day complete.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • Discover the highlights of Madeira’s west coast in a day from Funchal
  • Tick through villages and beauty spots with worrying about transport
  • Stop at lookouts, visit Ribeira Brava, see the Laurissilva forest, and more
  • Includes lunch stop (own cost) and handy central hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with pickup from your central Funchal hotel in time for a 9am departure. Traveling aboard a comfortable bus or coach, set out along the island’s south coast to the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Take in the views from the Pico da Torre viewpoint and enjoy a glimpse of everyday life in the village, before continuing through the surrounding vineyards. Pause to admire the spectacular views from Cabo Girão, the highest cape in Europe at an altitude of 1,900 feet (580 meters), before arriving in the lively village of Ribeira Brava. Stroll around the village and admire the beautiful church of São Bento, then head north across the dramatic Paul da Serra plateau. Follow a scenic route around the northwest coast, driving through the Ribeira da Janela valley, then arrive in Porto Moniz in time for lunch (own expense). After tucking into some traditional Madeiran cuisine, cool off with a dip at a natural pool, before heading to Seixal, where the Véu da Noiva viewpoint offers impressive views over the surrounding cliffs and waterfalls. Loop back towards Funchal, stopping to take photos from the mountaintop Encumeada viewpoint, then drive through the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Laurissilva forest. Back in Funchal, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Discover the highlights of Madeira’s west coast in a day from Funchal
  • Tick through villages and beauty spots with worrying about transport
  • Stop at lookouts, visit Ribeira Brava, see the Laurissilva forest, and more
  • Includes lunch stop (own cost) and handy central hotel pickup and drop-off
What to expect
  • Your tour begins with pickup from your central Funchal hotel in time for a 9am departure. Traveling aboard a comfortable bus or coach, set out along the island’s south coast to the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Take in the views from the Pico da Torre viewpoint and enjoy a glimpse of everyday life in the village, before continuing through the surrounding vineyards. Pause to admire the spectacular views from Cabo Girão, the highest cape in Europe at an altitude of 1,900 feet (580 meters), before arriving in the lively village of Ribeira Brava. Stroll around the village and admire the beautiful church of São Bento, then head north across the dramatic Paul da Serra plateau. Follow a scenic route around the northwest coast, driving through the Ribeira da Janela valley, then arrive in Porto Moniz in time for lunch (own expense). After tucking into some traditional Madeiran cuisine, cool off with a dip at a natural pool, before heading to Seixal, where the Véu da Noiva viewpoint offers impressive views over the surrounding cliffs and waterfalls. Loop back towards Funchal, stopping to take photos from the mountaintop Encumeada viewpoint, then drive through the UNESCO-listed landscapes of the Laurissilva forest. Back in Funchal, your tour ends with drop-off at your hotel around 5pm.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23651P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can arrange for pickups at other locations in the Funchal area as long as there's a known reference point and a place where our vehicle can safely stop for some minutes without blocking any roads or traffic. Please contact us for advice on the best pickup for you according to your location/accommodation.
  • Lido Tours - Madeira Tours and Walks, Lido, Shop 18, Estrada Monumental 284, 9000-100 Funchal, Portugal Our main office in the Lido area of Funchal
  • Av. Arriaga 75, 9000-064 Funchal, Portugal In front of "Marina Shopping" main entrance
  • Teleférico-Término, 9060-291 Funchal, Portugal At the bus stop near the cable-car station in the "Old Town" part of Funchal
  • Ports:
  • Port of Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro 3, Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can arrange for pickups at other locations in the Funchal area as long as there's a known reference point and a place where our vehicle can safely stop for some minutes without blocking any roads or traffic. Please contact us for advice on the best pickup for you according to your location/accommodation.
  • Lido Tours - Madeira Tours and Walks, Lido, Shop 18, Estrada Monumental 284, 9000-100 Funchal, Portugal Our main office in the Lido area of Funchal
  • Av. Arriaga 75, 9000-064 Funchal, Portugal In front of "Marina Shopping" main entrance
  • Teleférico-Término, 9060-291 Funchal, Portugal At the bus stop near the cable-car station in the "Old Town" part of Funchal
  • Ports:
  • Port of Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro 3, Funchal, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 24 Jun 2020
A note from Madeira Best of the West Day Tour
We will keep 70% of the capacity of our vehicles and avoid mass tourism. Face masks are available for sale in our offices or please bring your own.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Cabo Girao
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Ribeira Brava
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Paul da Serra
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Porto Moniz
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
    Pass by
    Ribeira da Janela
  • 5
    Seixal
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Miradouro da Encumeada
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Steph N
Norwood Hill, UK4 contributions
Enjoyable Experience
Oct 2021 • Couples
Convenient hotel pick up. Informative tour guide. Nice, quick and time saving way to see many landmarks.
Did ask regarding lunch and was informed that we wouldn’t have time to swim and get food, so therefore packed lunch. Ended up throwing it away as we had more than enough time to swim and get food.
Written 14 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Whohoo49
London, UK93 contributions
Amazing day and tour guide!
Sep 2021
Well what can I say we had the best day of our 2 week holiday!

Our guide Roberto was so professional and full of information. He was very friendly but sadly we had a very rude group of 6 people on our tour bus talking over him every time he spoke in English so we struggled to hear at the back but Roberto soon sorted them out thankfully.

We had such a great day and would definitely recommend this trip. We also stopped at lots of view points along the way. We enjoyed the day immensely.

Thank you!
Written 15 September 2021
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dohonyiz
Budapest, Hungary61 contributions
Great day, fantastic tour!
Aug 2021 • Couples
What a great, exciting and beautiful day! Starting with pick up us at the hotel. We watching Cabo Girao, some beautiful place, and Porto Moniz, the beautiest city what i see in my life.

Roberto, our driver/guide was fantastic, thanks for this great day!

One day later we’re waiting for the yellow bus at Pico Barcelo, when Roberto bring to there a group. He saw and got to know us, for a few minutes, ran to ask if he could help? We spoke a few words, this gesture was very kind of Him too!

10/10!
Written 6 August 2021
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Vojtech U
Havirov, Czech Republic3 contributions
Great tour
Jul 2021
Great tour over the best places and lookout spots of the west of Madeira with great and informative guide Roberto.
Written 31 July 2021
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Sherpa814677
3 contributions
Brilliant tour company
Jun 2021
We had an excellent time on this tour with our tour guide Nuno. We were in a 16 seater minibus and were very comfortable. Travelling during covid we had to wear a mask in the bus, which everyone complied with and we felt total safe. We did 3 tours during our stay: this one, the west tour and the tour to Nun's Valley and we couldn't recommend this company more. We stopped at lots of beauty spots during this trip and you see how truely beautiful this Island is. Don't forget to take a towel and bathing suits for the rock pools at Porto Moniz.
Written 27 June 2021
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HMS
39 contributions
Fun day out
Dec 2020
Great day out. Our driver/guide, Roberto, was really friendly and informative. We were picked up promptly and he was a good driver. I enjoyed the tour immensely and also did the day trip to the East of the island - also with Roberto. I'd thoroughly recommend the company.
Written 5 January 2021
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Ashish Shetty
Erlangen, Germany5 contributions
Great Tour
Dec 2020
This tour takes you through some of the famous parts of the west of the island. Our tour guide, Roberto, gave us insights on the significance of each spot. We got a 10- to 30-minute break (longer for lunch) at most spots to gaze at the landscapes and click pictures. If you don't have a car to drive yourself around, this tour is a must. I'm glad we did it.
Written 3 January 2021
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Lisa C
12 contributions
Excellent tour of this beautiful island
Oct 2020
We had an excellent tour with Nuno in a comfortable mini bus. We stopped at many beauty spots along the route to Porto Moniz. Just the right amount of time and information from our very good guide. A lovely route and perfect introduction to the island on our first visit. Would thoroughly recommend. Felt safe and covid rules followed well.
Written 18 October 2020
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Climber275416
birkenhead3 contributions
Day trip
Sep 2020 • Couples
Easy pickup, and dropped off at the hotel. Lunch stop good value, guide knowledgeable and friendly. Worth a tip.
Written 5 October 2020
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India Richardson
5 contributions
Great trip, great value for money
Aug 2020 • Couples
Very enjoyable tour with beautiful and frequent stop offs along the way- the main stop off for lunch being the highlight, with plenty to do. The bus was well air conditioned which was very much needed in the heat. The tour guide had vast, in depth knowledge of the island and was very accommodating. Great value for money, would definitely recommend.
Written 14 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Best travel agents in Funchal
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Wonderful levada walk- Sara our tour guide was a star
This has been by far one of my most favourite levada walks. The waterfalls are really beautiful and the scenery is
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The Peaks Tour - Yes; The Fanal Forest - No
We had two hikings with Lido Tours. The "Enchanted Woodlands" of Fanal and the peaks of Madeira. Our guide on both
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Nice experience
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Nice first impression of Madeira
I did this tour on my second day on the Island to get a first impression. Lido Tours seems a wel organized company.
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Very overcrowded and hard walk
Lido Tours seems a wel organized company. The booking proces is easy and they respond to your emails. All the guide
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Nice quiet walk
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Breathtaking views from the top of Madeira
We can confidently say this tour offered some of the most breathtaking views we've seen on our holiday in Madeira!
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Beautiful 360 views from the top.
This is my third walk/tour with Lido tours and once again very pleased. Both the driver and the guide were knowledg
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Lazy Sunday morning wander
Great Sunday morning walk along about 5.5kms of this levada. Very flat easy walk with numerous stops to explain loc
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Amazing scenery with a great guide
Breathtaking scenery. On par with some of the best views in Europe and further afield. The tour is labelled as 'di
TrailBlazer781656
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Amazing experience
I really enjoyed the walk (rough but worth it), the guide Sara was super helpful and nice to everyone and the drive
vojtechu
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Great tour
Nice walking tour to the Rabacal and 25 fountains. An easy walk on overturistic trails with many waterfalls.
vojtechu
vojtechu
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Great tour
Great tour over the best places and lookout spots of the east of Madeira with great and informative guide Roberto.
Shazminx
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Incredible tour of the highest Madeira peaks
This tour was incredible. The tour guide Sara made it so enjoyable even when it got tough. The views are stunning!
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