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A perfect day in Funchal

Settled off the West African coast, the Portuguese archipelago of Madeira is rich in culture, history and dramatic beauty.

Its subtropical climate throughout the year and incredible wildlife and flora turned Madeira into one of the finest destinations in Europe.

The city of Funchal is the center of it all!

Here’s Portugal Premium Tours day trip in Funchal for those who want the perfect travel experience!

After picking you up at the hotel your guide will take you to the city center, where you will be visiting its most important monuments.

After, take the cable car that connects Funchal to Monte district and enjoy the amazing view of Funchal bay and the surrounding landscape.


No visit to Madeira Island is complete without a hair-raising ride on a Sledge. This type of transportation started in 1850 and was created by the residents in order to arrive fast in the city center.

Each sledge has two drivers called Carreiros, dressed in white pants, typical straw hat and special rubber-soled boots so that they are able to stop the sledge when necessary by making use of their boots as brakes.

Back to the city center, it’s time to visit the Mercado dos Lavradores, a famous city market, where everyone goes to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. Here you’ll find the most beautiful flowers, exotic fruits, vegetables and great souvenirs to bring home.

Near the market, you’ll find many local restaurants to taste traditional Madeira food. Our suggestion goes for the Black Scabbard Fish Fillet, with sweet potatoes and fresh salad, you won’t regret it!

End your day at Cabo Girão suspended glass platform, from where you can enjoy one of the most fantastic views to the island’s cliffs and the Atlantic Ocean.

Book the Full-day Funchal private tour with us and enjoy the best that the city has to offer!

There is so much to discover and learn about the people, the climate, the geography, and Madeira’s history that it can be hard to fit everything into a trip. Portugal Premium Tours has many tours in Madeira to fit everyone’s needs.

To get more information call our travel experts and get the best deals for your trip to Madeira.

You can reach us at our US TOLL-FREE number (+1) 800 327 0936 or email us your request.

Portugal Premium Tours team

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