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Funchal Viewpoints Route

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All about the Funchal Viewpoints Route.

We start our tour from the beautiful Viewpoint of Nazaré with a breathtaking view of the entire city of Funchal, including the bay and mountains. We continue to the Pináculo Viewpoint, considered one of the most iconic viewpoints in the capital and a privileged place to admire the Bay of Funchal, with its volcanic cones and the vast ocean. Our next stop is the famous Cristo Rei Viewpoint, a must-see when visiting Madeira. With 14 metres high, the statue is the oldest monument erected in honour of Christ the King. Floating on the horizon, you can see the Desertas Islands Nature Reserve. This route will delight photo lovers. Book your spot now!

Did you know?

Funchal got its name from discovering large quantities of fennel when the first inhabitants arrived. Hence, the name of the city Funchal (the place or region where fennel grows).

 

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Certified staff
  • Fees
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pick-up and drop-off (we only provide transfers for hotels in the city of Funchal and private tours).

Or, if you have your car, we can set a time and meeting point in Funchal.

 

What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick-up and drop-off outside Funchal are charged extra (price per vehicle) and on request.

 

Check out our FAQ section, where we have answers to the often asked questions.

  1. 18:00-21:00 Hotel Pick-up (Departure)

    A member of our staff will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members.

  2. When Monday, Wednesday, Saturday

    Between March, 1st and October, 31st.

  3. Duration 3 hours

    The tour starts at 18:00 and ends around 21:00.

     

  4. Departure point and time Confirmed by email
  5. Requirements Punctuality
  6. What do you need to bring? Don't forget

    Comfortable walking shoes, a camera, and a coat or a jacket if it gets cooler.

    A raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.

  7. Good to know Activity level

    Generally, an easy route, without difficulty and accessible to wheelchairs.

  8. Our Expertise Why us?

    We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified. We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore. Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.

  9. 21:00 - 21:15 Hotel Drop-off (Return)

    We will take you back to the same spot where we picked you up at the start of the tour.

    If you would like to have dinner at the centre of Funchal, we can also drop you off there. In this case, you must return to the hotel by yourself.

  10. Please note The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/ or affected by local conditions

    Stops: Nazaré viewpoint, Pináculo viewpoint, Cristo Rei viewpoint.

For hotels in Funchal: For all tours, we will collect you and drop you off at your hotel.

For hotels outside Funchal: Please note there maybe be an extra charge for such pick-ups and drop off.

If you have your own car, please select that option, and we will set the time and the meeting point in Funchal.

Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and emergency phone number.

Our vehicle will have a card (banner) with our company logo on the windscreen and, in case of being a group, the name of the group printed on it. Our driver or Tourist Guide will also have a list with the passenger’s name.

It is a scenic tour without difficulties.

There is a short, easy walk to the Cristo Rei viewpoint, with the opportunity to sit down for a while and use the toilet if needed.

This tour is mobility-friendly. If you prefer, you can upgrade to Private (at a higher rate) so that we can organize a specially equipped vehicle for wheelchair users.

It is suitable for children but book privately at a higher rate if you prefer.

Tours operate rain or shine.  It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.

Besides our tours for mainland travellers, we also offer great value options for people who travel by cruise ships. You can choose one of the existing tours or create your own customized itinerary. Get in touch to arrange your tour!

Our staff is the backbone of each successful service. We search for people who are not only qualified and experienced but who are also passionate and love what they do.

Yes, private tours are available for all tours listed on our site, but at a different rate. Please get in touch for any further information about any listed tours.

Any of our private tours run every day and can be customized to suit your preferences, but bear in mind that some businesses aren’t available on public holidays or Sundays. Please get in touch to let us know what you would like to see and do, and we will do our best to arrange it.

No, we offer tours in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and German. Other languages on request.

Please get in touch as soon as you become aware you may be unable to make your tour, so we can try to accommodate you. If you are unable to make your reserved tour for reasons out of your control, and we have spaces on the tour for the following day, we will happily change your booking free of charge. Please see our Policy for further detail.

We will make every effort to try to re-schedule your tour if you are unable to make it for reasons out of your control. In the instance you wish to cancel your tour all together please see our Cancellation Policy for details on refunds.

This tour does not include meals.

But, yes. We can for any tour except our Food & Wine Tour, which we do not recommend for vegetarians and vegans. For any other tour that includes a meal, we can cater for specific dietary requests. Please get in touch with us before your tour to let us know your requirements.

One of the great things about Lux Madeira is that we have no minimum requirements for our tour to run, so we will still go ahead if just one person has booked. The size depends on the number of bookings, but you can always choose to upgrade to a private tour at a different rate.

Prices for all our shared services are quoted per person, except in the case of our private services.

If you are happy with the service you receive, it’s customary to tip your driver and Tourist guide. This is entirely at your discretion.

Madeira island holidays are the ideal getaway all year round. Madeira weather in coastal areas is temperate and mild with no great extremes-although the temperature can drop the higher you go on the island so, whatever time of year you visit, be sure to bring warm clothes when visiting the mountains. Obviously, rainfall is higher in the winter, and you’ll probably need to pack a raincoat or umbrella. Madeira’s average temperatures range from 18C in winter to 25C in summer, with sea temperatures being nearly the same due to a warm Gulf Stream that surrounds the Island all year round, 18C to 22C.

The dress code for our tours is comfortable and casual. Dressing in layers gives you comfort as you can shed and add items when the climate varies. Consider packing.

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • An all-weather coat 
  • Comfortable clothing.

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