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Taste Of Madeira & Cable Car

Available from Funchal, Madeira

Excursion details - Taste Of Madeira & Cable Car

  • Walking: Moderate
  • Shopping Time
  • Scenic Tour
Start as you mean to go on - so the old saying goes. And that’s certainly the case on this trip. Your day begins with a cable car ride from Funchal to nearby Monte. Make sure you’ve got your camera ready because once you reach the top, on a clear day, the panoramic views are superb. When you get to Monte, head for the famous Church of Our Lady of Monte, known for its striking façade of dark basalt stone and whitewash. Then it’s decision time - do you slip and slide down the narrow streets in a toboggan, or rejoin the bus for a more sedate journey down the hill? Sitting in a wicker basket mounted on wooden runners, two drivers guide the sled down through narrow streets, using their rubber-soled boots as brakes. Ernest Hemingway once described the experience as ‘exhilarating’. After your ride - whichever one you choose - relax in Funchal’s tranquil Botanical Gardens. Wander through the grounds, inhaling the sweet scent of exotic blooms. Your last stop is at a souvenir shop where you can admire delicate lace as you sip fine Madeiran wine.
Duration: Half Day takes 4.5hrs
Just so you know: The toboggan ride is an optional extra payable locally. The cost is €15 per person. But if there's only 1 person in the toboggan, the price is €25.

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Adult: £44.00

Child: £24.00
(2-12)

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