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Madeira East Tour from Funchal provided by Lido Tours

Madeira East Tour from Funchal

Madeira East Tour from Funchal
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Tour snapshot
See some of the prettiest areas in Madeira, from villages to viewpoints
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
55
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    55
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
Experience Madeira's natural beauty and learn about some of the area's folk traditions with this full-day tour from Funchal. You’ll ascend the mountain of Pico de Arieiro, and take a walk along an irrigation pool, all before lunch. After some free time in Santana, you'll visit a number of viewpoints before returning to Funchal.
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
  • Stop for lunch in colorful Santana
  • A professional guide will provide commentary and support
  • Round-trip transfers from Funchal hotels are included
What to expect
  • Your full-day tour begins with pickup from your Funchal hotel at 9am, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for eastern Madeira’s natural highlights. You’ll ascend to the island’s third-highest mountain, Pico de Arieiro, which affords stunning island views. The next stop is Ribeiro Frio, the starting point of a famous levada (irrigation channel) walk, where you’ll marvel at trout pools and learn about the prehistoric forest that covers Madeira. Following lunch (own expense) in the colorful town of Santana, you’ll visit more incredible lookout points such as  Ponta de São Lourenço, and stop off at Machico before drop-off at your Funchal accommodation.
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
  • Stop for lunch in colorful Santana
  • A professional guide will provide commentary and support
  • Round-trip transfers from Funchal hotels are included
What to expect
  • Your full-day tour begins with pickup from your Funchal hotel at 9am, when you’ll board an air-conditioned vehicle destined for eastern Madeira’s natural highlights. You’ll ascend to the island’s third-highest mountain, Pico de Arieiro, which affords stunning island views. The next stop is Ribeiro Frio, the starting point of a famous levada (irrigation channel) walk, where you’ll marvel at trout pools and learn about the prehistoric forest that covers Madeira. Following lunch (own expense) in the colorful town of Santana, you’ll visit more incredible lookout points such as  Ponta de São Lourenço, and stop off at Machico before drop-off at your Funchal accommodation.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23651P2
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, Estrada Monumental 284 CC Monumental Lido, Shop 18, 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:
  • Cruise Terminal Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro, 9000 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, Estrada Monumental 284 CC Monumental Lido, Shop 18, 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:
  • Cruise Terminal Funchal, Av. Sá Carneiro, 9000 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 East Tour from Funchal
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
    Terreiro da Luta
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Pico do Arieiro
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Ribeiro Frio
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Santana
    Stop: 90 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Ponta de Sao Lourenco
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Machico
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sheila
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK2 contributions
Excellent tour. The driver, Nuno was very knowledgeable about the area which made the day so much more interesting. We were lucky with the weather, it was so clear at the view points as we were above the clouds. The east of the island is so beautiful and full of history. We definitely felt like we got value for money
Written 16 January 2022
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KevinJane
Savannah27 contributions
Dec 2021
My wife and I took 3 tours with Lido Dec. 15-18, 2021. We took the East and West Tours with Roberto. he was a great guide. he speaks English, Spanish, and some German. He was kind to my wife who uses a walker. The tours were both great. The prices are very good and the lunches were tasty with good prices as well.
I took the half-day walk of Serra d"Agua with Susana. She speaks fluent English, German, Spanish, and French. She gave walkers a stick and jacket for the hike. It is through beautiful territory. She is a wonderful mountain guide who made sure the hikers knew when the narrow and wet spots were coming up.
We took Lido Tours 5 years ago and took them again when we returned this year because they were so good.
Kevin and Jane O'Brien- Savannah, GA USA
Written 24 December 2021
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Ben
London, UK6 contributions
Really enjoyable day out on the east of the island. Nunu was an excellent guide and driver, and we learned so much about life on this beautiful island. Looking forward to our trip to the west tomorrow!
Written 7 November 2021
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stella s
Wanborough, UK20 contributions
Oct 2021
Super agents, a pleasure to deal with.
Friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, prepared to go the extra mile by collecting and dropping us from hotel ~ 40km from Funchal.
Always smiling they made our excursions and experiences very special.
Thank you to all working at Lido.
Beautiful Island, beautiful people!
After one whole day trip we went without hesitations for a second one.
We'll return in Oct 2022, to do the South, North and the other enticing trips that we did not managed this holiday.
No hesitation in recommending LIDO Tours to anyone that thinks of organized trips in Madeira, as they must be the best of them all, in our view!
Thanks again from Stella and Paul, Calheta Beach
Written 17 October 2021
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Vojtech U
Havirov, Czech Republic3 contributions
Jul 2021
Great tour over the best places and lookout spots of the east of Madeira with great and informative guide Roberto.
Written 31 July 2021
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kbarnes2014
Manchester, UK1 contribution
Jul 2021 • Family
Excellent trip
Good organisation, safe comfortable vehicle. The driver Roberto was very accommodating and informative. This is a very good tour to see the North, South and East aspects of Madeira
Written 25 July 2021
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Ina F
6 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
I was in most beautiful places of most beautiful island Madeira. Our guide was brilliant. He tell as to many stories about places, people's, island. Hi show to us best view points, and he was very patient with us. Thank you to him from all my hart. Unfortunately I forget ask his name, but bus number was 25TR33. Hope my Thursday excursion Best of the West will be same. Kind regards.
Ina Fominova
Written 13 July 2021
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Ashish Shetty
Nuremberg, Germany5 contributions
Dec 2020
This tour takes you through some of the famous parts of the east 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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Iza L
Linkebeek, Belgium4 contributions
Dec 2020
Great tour! Our guide, Roberto, was very interesting and knowledgeable speaker, who showed us a lot of interesting places on our way. We got very lucky with the weather so we could have enjoyed beautiful views at every stop we had. Great service, great value and amazing experience. Definitely recommend! :)
Written 13 December 2020
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Gerry R
Bolton, UK23 contributions
Nov 2020
We booked the Madeira East Tour and found it to be excellent, although we had done this tour with other companies in the past. Our driver/guide Roberto was very good, knowledgeable and helpful.
As we had a day spare at the end of our stay we asked Roberto to book the Nun's Valley tour for us which he did.
As may be expected in November some of the best views were lost due to low cloud but Roberto made up for this by taking us to other viewpoints. We had a very acceptable lunch in Santana (€15 including drinks) and stopped for coffee by the trout farm at Freal.

Our guide for the Nun's Valley was Nuno who took us up to the spectacular viewpoint in the mountains above the valley before dropping down through the tunnel to the village. Here we had coffee and were given samples of the locally produced liquors. The principal products of this area were chestnuts - even a chestnut liquor!
This is a very worthwhile half day tour combining scenery with a little history of the island.

Both Roberto and Nuno are excellent guides and a credit to their company.
Written 13 November 2020
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Highly recommended walk
The walk is advertised as moderate, but it was actually quite easy. The stones are slippery in places, therefore, g
KevinJane
KevinJane
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Paradise
My wife and I took the East and West Tours with Roberto. He is a great guide who speaks English, Spanish, and Germa
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Paradise valley walk
We decided to try Lido tours, it’s close to our hotel and offered tours of the areas we were interested in. From th
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Gentle walk with rain & sunshine
Lovely gentle walk. Our guide, Charlotte, was very knowledgeable and friendly. Stopped for coffee half way along. I
Tellimaus
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Recommended
[Spoiler Alert] The tour was interesting and the spots we saw very beautiful. The driver was a very funny guy. I me
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Wonderful travel guide and beautiful trip
Hector was a wonderful tour guide, he took us to lovely places, thumb up my highlight of the tour was Porto Moniz
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Great trip
What a great trip this was made all the better by our friendly and knowledgeable driver Nuno. The facts and history
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Great trip on a minibus.
Great trip and guide let down by a poor ‘recommend’ lunch. The route was great as was the scenery and pace. Swimmin
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Superb "Highest peaks, mountain walking tour"
Sara was an excellent guide. Experienced, reassuring and informative. This was a challenging walk involving mountai
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Beautiful half day trip to Valley of the Nuns
We booked two tours with Lido and were lucky to get Jose both times as our guide. This half day tour was perfect to
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Lido Tours is reliable and high quality – book with them!
Another company canceled our West Madeira tour the night before and after calling other places, Lido Tours was able
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Amazing walk above the clouds
This hike was amazing the views were fantastic from start to finish Our tour guide Sarah was very knowledgeable an
Karen T
Karen T
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Fanal - Amazing walk; Sara - the best guide!
It was a beautiful day and a beautiful walk (but lots of steps (mostly down) so you need to be good on your feet!)
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Enjoyable Experience
Convenient hotel pick up. Informative tour guide. Nice, quick and time saving way to see many landmarks. Did ask r
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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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