Excellent excursion in East Madeira: Travel around the Portuguese island

Get to know the stunning east side of Madeira on a full-day trip in a comfy coach with a multilingual guide. You are guaranteed to fall more in love with the Portuguese island at every stop-off.

  • Tour / activity duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: yes, included in the price
93 out of 100 based on 3 Reviews
  • The best insider tips
  • English-speaking service
  • Hassle-free booking change or cancellation
  • Usually cheaper than at site

Find out all about East Madeira on an excellent excursion

Admire the tradition and take in the volcanic vibes as you stroll around catching more than a glimpse of the so-called A-houses which are typical to the island. Visit villages, a sugar factory, mountains and Ponta de São Lourenço - the easternmost point of the island. Experience East Madeira in a day!

Price overview

  • East Madeira Tour - 8h - per adult (9+)29.-€
  • East Madeira Tour - 8h - per child (0-8)14.50€
Get familiar with the enchanting East Madeira

Booking option: Explore East Madeira on a bus tour

Check out East Madeira with up to 15 other people. Explore the Portuguese volcanic island on an air-conditioned minibus. Find out more about where the nickname "Flower Island" came from and much more with an experienced guide on hand to tell you everything you need to know.

Overview

  • Exclusive Tour: Between 8 and 16 participants
  • Duration: ~ 8 hours
  • Hours: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Days: Tuesday, Friday, Sunday
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, Italian, French, Portuguese
  • Starting points: Funchal
  • Pick-up: Calheta and Ponta do Sol (€5 extra per person)

Included

  • 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

Tour Madeira by bus: Travel around the East Coast of the Portuguese Island

Explore the east of the Portuguese volcanic island of Madeira with this all-day bus tour and come to know why this island of magnificent mountains, captivating cliffs and pretty peaks goes by the name of Flower Island. There are stunning plateaus scattered among the wooded mountain slopes between the bare-rock peaks and it’s quite a sight to see. The one-of-a-kind farmland and range of climates on the island make for a unique scenery in Madeira.

The all-day bus tour in the east of Madeira makes its way from Funchal to Camacha. The road is lined with orchards and blue Agapanthus flowers: these can be admired in summer. Camacha is based up high in Madeira. Stop off there and meander around the market which is full of wickerwork. Follow the path uphill towards Pico Arieiro (which stands at 1818 metres high). The bus tour weaves through the green-wooded hillside up to the bare-rock peak. Stand above the clouds in the valleys and look down on the Portuguese island. Continue through the fruit farms to Ribeiro Frio which is a wonderful place in the Laurissilva Forest (a World Heritage Site).

The next stop is in the village of Santana, a village that went from rags to riches thanks to terraced farming. The A-form houses are very typical in Madeira and once served as cowsheds due to their sheer size which you’ll notice when you see them in the flesh. Follow the footsteps of local agriculture on this bus tour through East Madeira. Take the road down to Porto da Cruz which is a village at the bottom of the Penha d' Aguia rock. You’ll seemingly stumble across the only sugar factory still going in Madeira there. The beautiful beach promenade invites you to linger along it before you go over to Machico Bay.

Those travelling from Portugal always ended up in Machico Bay. Sugar cane played quite a big role in the island’s early economy. The 320m-high Pico do Facho was the lookout point where the locals used to keep an eye out for pirates. Round up the tour in Ponta de São Lourenço and fingers crossed the weather behaves itself, so you can get panoramic views across the entire East Coast. 

Conditions

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 Find out all about East Madeira on an excellent excursion

K-H wrote on Oct 19, 2019
Overall rating
100 von 100

Spectacular landscape

The island is really beautiful. Many thanks to Joao our guide. We will be back!

Spektakuläre Landschaft

Die Insel ist wirklich wunderschön. Vielen Dank an Joao unseren Reiseführer. Wir kommen wieder!
Miama87 wrote on May 15, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

Pretty packed

Pretty packed tour. The island is really worth seeing. Fortunately, not too many people like on other tours like this.

Ziemlich vollgepackt

Ziemlich vollgepackte Tour. Die Insel ist wirklich sehenswert. Zum Glück nicht zu viele Leute wie bei anderen solchen Touren.
Jo-Jo wrote on Mar 13, 2018
Overall rating
100 von 100

We had the best guide in the world :)

Our English tour guide was the best guide ever. Its such a shame I dont remember his name because I would have loved mentioning him here and congrat him for how much he knew and cared about the whole thing! He made that day our best day in Madeira.

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