Jump on a bus tour in Madeira: See the South East and meander around a market

Take part in a bus tour which only goes with 16 people or less around South-East Madeira. Stroll around the Sunday market and find all kinds of bits and bobs. 

  • Tour / activity duration: ~4 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: yes, included in the price
88 out of 100 based on 5 Reviews
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  • English-speaking service
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  • Usually cheaper than at site

Explore South-East Madeira by bus

Get picked up from your hotel in Funchal, hop on board an air-conditioned minibus and let the guide tell you what's what in South-East Madeira. Get to see the diversity of this island by making your way through pretty towns like Garajau and Santa Cruz. Mosey around at the Sunday market and see the easternmost point Machico Bay. 

Price overview

  • Bus Tour in South East Madeira - 4h - per adult (9+ years)25.-€
  • Bus Tour in South East Madeira - 4h - per child (0-8 years)12.50€
See the best bits in Madeira

Booking option: Explore South East Madeira from Funchal

Hop on board for a bus tour in Madeira. Go by bus and discover Eastern Madeira. Learn about the culture and history behind Madeira thanks to the top-notch tour guide. There's a lot to see and do in Madeira. Visit villages, tour to towns, wander around its Sunday market and stroll along its bay to take in the natural beauty on the Portuguese island. 


  • Exclusive tour: minimum 8, maximum 16 participants
  • Duration: ~ 4 hours
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Days: Sunday
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
  • Starting points: Funchal
  • Pick up: Calheta, Ponta do Sol an extra €5 per person


  • Transfer, experienced driver, professional guide, insurance, air-conditioned bus
Important information

Please bring along:

Snacks, backpack, camera, small travel pharmacy (just in case), drinks

Detailed description

Check out the Portuguese island: Visit a Madeira market

Madeira has been nicknamed the Flower Island and attracts people time and time again because of its stunning nature and impressive biodiversity. The name says it all, Madeira translates to mean wood. Madeira is one of many islands in an archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean. Go on walks through the tranquillity and soak up the scenery in the Algarve. The first stop is at Garajau; the main attraction is the statue of Christ built back in 1927. Take in the sights as you get to see Funchal and its harbour from afar. Next, on to Santa Cruz which is stacked full of colourful fishing boats lined up along the shore of the pretty pebble beach which has its fair share of palm trees. The Santa Cruz market hall serves up fresh fish and a great mix of fresh fruit and veg. The church dates to the 16th century is well worth a visit.

The bus tour goes on to Machico. Machico was the first place that people arrived in when Madeira was discovered. The sugar cane cultivation and milling are important in the town. The 320m-high Pico do Facho towers over Machico bay. Come across stunning rock formations and rare plants like the ice plant at the easternmost point on the island: Ponta de São Lorenço Nature Park. The next stop on the Madeira tour is Santo da Serra which is home to the wealthy. Set your eyes on a pink villa, a manor house and the Quinta da Serra. Spend Sunday morning at a local market and see some lovely locally made knick-knacks.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Explore South-East Madeira by bus

Bo – „Derek“ wrote on Sep 19, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Madeira for Beginners

To get a first impression of this unique island, I can highly recommend this bus tour through the outer southeast of Madeira. An inexpensive but very professional offer.

Madeira for Beginners

Um einen ersten Eindruck dieser einzigartigen Insel zu erhalten, kann ich diese Bustour durch den äußeren Südosten Madeiras sehr empfehlen. Ein preisgünstiges aber sehr professionelles Angebot.
Elias V. wrote on Sep 9, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

A pleasant four hours in Madeira

The tour was well organized. The team was friendly. The bus is air conditioned and clean. I can recommend this offer. Thanks to sunbonoo for the very friendly and professional communication.

Angenehme vier Stunden auf Madeira

Die Tour war gut organisiert. Das Team war freundlich. Der Bus klimatisiert und sauber. Ich kann dieses Angebot weiterempfehlen. Danke an sunbonoo für die sehr freundliche und professionelle Kommunikation.
Johnny aus Augsburg wrote on Aug 8, 2020
Overall rating
60 von 100

Nice trip

The tour is really nice. Personally, I didn't find the flea market to be a “runaway”.

Netter Ausflug

Die Tour ist ja ganz schön. Den Flohmarkt fand ich persönlich nicht so den „Rausreißer“.
Saba - Zimmern unter der Burg wrote on Aug 5, 2020
Overall rating
80 von 100

It all started in Funchal

I didn't expect to see such different cultures and nature in such a small space. From the cute fishing village to the fantastic nature park to the folkloric island flea market. Gladly again!

In Funchal ging es los

Ich hatte nicht erwartet auf so engem Raum so unterschiedliche Kultur und Natur zu sehen. Vom knuffigen Fischerdorf über den fantastischen Naturpark bis zum folkloristischem Inselflohmarkt. Gerne nochmals!
Nelle-Tina, Woltersdorf wrote on Jul 28, 2020
Overall rating
100 von 100

Island architecture is impressive

I found the houses in Santo da Serra particularly worth seeing. There is a remarkable cross-section of architectural history: from the ancient manor house to the modern villa ...

Insel-Architektur ist beeindruckend

Besonders sehenswert fand ich die Häuser in Santo da Serra. Hier gibt es einen bemerkenswerten bauhistorischen Querschnitt: vom uralten Herrschaftshaus bis zur modernen Villa…

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