Funchal (Madeira), Portugal
11/11/2019 12:00 AM
11/11/2019 9:00 AM

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Funchal History & Tradition (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your expert guide and private chauffeur at the dock.
 
During the morning, indulge in a private embroidery workshop at a family own embroidery factory, where you will learn the local secrets and get the chance to bring your own embroidery work.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a local cozy regional restaurant, where you can delight with local recipes.
 
After lunch, get to know the first built by the Portuguese in its maritime expansion in the XV Century.
 
Located in the park of Sta. Catarina see the chapel of Sta. Catarina, one of the first erect on the island. Pass by the Sé Cathedral, a church dating back to the XV Century, direction to the Marketplace where you can admire a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.
 
To finish the tour passing through the old part of town, enjoy a visit to the Botanical Garden wide variety of trees and plants, brought from all over the world, some of which endemic.
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Half-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (3 - 4 Hours); Entrance fees at chapel of Sta. Catarina, Sé Cathedral, Botanical Garden (Optional); Private Visit & Embroidery Workshop (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Funchal History & Wine (6 - 8 Hours)
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Meet your expert guide and private chauffeur at the dock.
 
During the morning, indulge in a private embroidery workshop at a family own embroidery factory, where you will learn the local secrets and get the chance to bring your own embroidery work.
 
Lunch (not included) will be served at a local cozy regional restaurant, where you can delight with local recipes.
 
After lunch, get to know the first built by the Portuguese in its maritime expansion in the XV Century. Located in the park of Sta. Catarina see the chapel of Sta. Catarina, one of the first erect on the island. Pass by the Sé Cathedral, a church dating back to the XV Century, direction to the Marketplace where you can admire a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables and fish.
 
To finish the tour passing through the old part of town, enjoy a visit to the Botanical Garden wide variety of trees and plants, brought from all over the world, some of which endemic.
 
End your day with a private visit followed by lectured wine tasting at a wine cellar.
 
Madeira's wine has been famous for over five centuries. It was a favorite of Napoleon, Russian czars, and of the United States' first president, George Washington. It was the wine chosen to toast the signing of America's Declaration of Independence and even Shakespeare wrote of Falstaff's willingness to trade his soul for "a cup of Madeira and a cold capon."
 
At the end of the day, your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day at Disposal, as per itinerary, by Deluxe Vehicle, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (6 - 8 Hours); Expert Guide - Full-day at Disposal, as per itinerary (6 - 8 Hours); Private Embroidery Workshop; Wine Lodge Private Visit followed by Lectured Wine Tasting; Entrance fees at chapel of Sta. Catarina, Sé Cathedral, Botanical Garden (Optional); Private Visit & Embroidery Workshop (Optional).
Not feasible: Weekends and National Holidays.

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
 
Madeira Mountains Jeep Tour (8 Hours)
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Madeira has a great natural beauty with tropical gardens and spectacular panoramic views. Its green mountains, cliffs, steep valleys, flowers, sun and its blue sea, happiness and hospitality melt together to create an island of sublime peace.

Meet and greet your expert chauffeur at the dock. Today, venture on a 4-wheel scenic drive with panoramic views, interesting places and sensational encounters with Madeira's natural heritage.
Your tour will continue through deep ravines, winding roads, cultivated fields falling into the sea and an abundance of Mediterranean and tropical plants are typical features of southern Madeira. The charming fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, a favorite spot of Winston Churchill is one of the few places on the island which has remained untouched by the passing of time.
 
Câmara de Lobos is an emblematic town, it is
one of the most ancient and historical places in the Island. This was one of first colonized places in Madeira, due to the easy accesses by sea with its charming bay, where nowadays several and varied colorful embarkations are docked. 
 
Pass by Fajã das Galinhas on your way to Boca da Corrida viewpoint. Located at an elevation of about 1,000 meters, it offers a magnificent view over the Curral das Freiras valley, Eira do Serrado and the central massif. Not far from Funchal hidden in between high mountains and deep valleys lie remote villages and hamlets such as Jardim da Serra with its splendid view over the Nuns valley.
 
Next stop will be Campanário, a verdant town with a splendid view over the sea. This town owes its name to an islet, similar to the bell tower of a church, which is situated along the coast.
 
Stop for lunch (not included) in a regional restaurant.
 
After lunch, your adventure will continue further west towards Cape Girão, an almost vertical promontory that rises 580 meters above the ocean, being the largest promontory in Europe and the second largest in the world.
 
Take a final stop at the Quinta Grande, to admire the vineyards of Madeira Wine.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Full-Day Private Jeep Tour, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (8 Hours).

Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.
Madeira Mountains Jeep Tour (4 Hours)
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Madeira has a great natural beauty with tropical gardens and spectacular panoramic views. Its green mountains, cliffs, steep valleys, flowers, sun and its blue sea, happiness and hospitality melt together to create an island of sublime peace.

Meet and greet your expert chauffeur at the dock. Today, venture on a 4-wheel scenic drive with panoramic views, interesting places and sensational encounters with Madeira's natural heritage.
Your tour will continue through deep ravines, winding roads, cultivated fields falling into the sea and an abundance of Mediterranean and tropical plants are typical features of southern Madeira. The charming fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, a favorite spot of Winston Churchill is one of the few places on the island which has remained untouched by the passing of time.
 
Câmara de Lobos is an emblematic town, it is
one of the most ancient and historical places in the Island. This was one of first colonized places in Madeira, due to the easy accesses by sea with its charming bay, where nowadays several and varied colorful embarkations are docked. 
 
Pass by Fajã das Galinhas on your way to Boca da Corrida viewpoint. Located at an elevation of about 1,000 meters, it offers a magnificent view over the Curral das Freiras valley, Eira do Serrado and the central massif. Not far from Funchal hidden in between high mountains and deep valleys lie remote villages and hamlets such as Jardim da Serra with its splendid view over the Nuns valley.
 
Next stop will be Campanário, a verdant town with a splendid view over the sea. This town owes its name to an islet, similar to the bell tower of a church, which is situated along the coast. Your adventure will continue further west in direction of the scenic viewpoint of Cabo Girão, an almost vertical promontory that rises at 580 meters above the ocean.
 
Your driver will take you back to the dock.

Includes: Transportation - Half-Day Private Jeep Tour, with English Speaking Fluent Driver (4 Hours).


Note: This itinerary can also be applicable to regular city stays.