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This was a lovely sail over the city up into the hills. There was a queue but at six people per car... read more

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Heather M
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Coleraine, United Kingdom
A great way to see the Funchal

This was our first time and what a spectacular view you get when traveling down from Monte and it... read more

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Martin63_12
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Lincolnshire, England
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Reviewed yesterday

This was a lovely sail over the city up into the hills. There was a queue but at six people per car it moved well. good views over the port.

Thank Heather M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was our first time and what a spectacular view you get when traveling down from Monte and it was a great way to finish off after our visit to the tropical gardens and it takes you all the way down to Funchal old town....More

Thank Martin63_12
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You should go on the cable car when in Funchal. It has fantastic views and has the added bonus of lovely gardens to visit at the top. We'll worth it!

Thank SimonF-Remember
Reviewed yesterday

The cable car takes a smooth ride up to Monte and gives great views over Funchal. You can do the trip by bus but there is something magical about drifting over the rooftops and seeing things from above. Once at the top it is very...More

Thank Tony24
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The cable car was worth a trip however the botanical were very poor it took about an hour to get around not much to see gardens not very well maintained. Have been to the tropical gardens that were fantastic didn't want to pay another 30...More

Thank Tinster2
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I suppose this is one of those things you must do visiting Funchal. Anyhow with my dear lady for support I climbed into the cable car, which slows enough for even a scaredy cat like me to get into. Here again having paid the€16 fare...More

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This was a relaxing 15 minute ride to the top of the mountain with great views. The tropical garden was wonderful

Thank barry j
Reviewed 2 days ago

I had a great time on the cable car, it wasn't too expensive and I visited the Botanical Gardens. The garden has lots of steps and slops and may be an issue for people with mobility issues but it is lovely.

Thank Sandra S
Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a bit expensive but definitely one of the highlights of the holiday. We didn't wait in line too long and chose a time when the Mountain was not misty. The views did not disappoint.

Thank Abbo47
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Well worth the money. Beautiful vista around Funchal. Easiest way to get to the toboggan run. Best on a sunny day obviously.

Thank Katie B
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jacquelinesibbald
2 September 2018|
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Response from Jacqueline Anne R | Reviewed this property |
When we did the taboggan we were on a mini bus trip so we were dropped off, did the taboggan, then were picked up at the end of the ride. I know there are taxis available or if you don't mind walking, it is all down hill... More
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father22
25 August 2018|
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Response from Richard R |
Not really. A collection of cafe's and restaurants.The cable car end points, the tropical gardens and the start of the wicker basket descents
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father22
25 August 2018|
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Response from TwigsOxford | Reviewed this property |
I don’t think so. You can look up prices under Monte cable car.
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