We have about 7 hours in Funchal as part of a cruise stop. We are looking at the ship excursions and wondering what is the 'best' thing to do for people to take in Funchal.
I'm sure some activities are boring tours and others are pretty good in terms of seeing the best of Funchal. The optons are:
1.) Tour through the sugar cane fields to Pico dos Barcelos. Then onto Monte and it's church.
2.) Terrerio de Luta, pico de Areeio. Trout farm visit in Ribeiro Frio, up to Fajal and finally to Machico and Portela.
3.) Eiro do Serrado, town of Monte, cable car down, shopping and Wine tasting.
4.) Pico da Torre, Cabo Girao, Riberia Brava, ends in Funchal
5.) Monte, cable car, botanical gardens,
6.) one of the above, just wander round Funchal