Pickup at

Funchal Cruise Ship Port


Every Day


Free cancelation until 24 hours before

Weather Conditions

If the Tour is Cancelled Full Refunded will be issued


Visit Garajau known for its Christ statue. It progresses through a coastal town famous for its market and sixteenth-century church. It explores the contrasting climates and vegetation at Ponta de São Lorenço and concludes in the traditional Toboggan Ride of Monte

Points of Interest

  • Garajau – statue of Christ
  • Machico
  • Ponta de São Lourenço
  • Monte Toboggan Ride


  • English
  • Portuguese
  • French
  • Spanish


Vehicle 1 to 4 pax


Vehicle 5 to 8 pax

Tour Itinerary

Garajau Viewpoint

The South East Tour starts with the pickup from your Hotel at 9h00 on Sundays. Garajau is Portuguese for tern and the village is named after the attractive black-headed seabirds. Garajau´s prominent landmark is the huge statue of Christ, which was erected in 1927. It is a replica of the Christ, in Rio de Janeiro and Lisbon. It offers fine views of Funchal and of passing cruises heading for the harbour.

Santa Cruz

Your next first stop is to the town next to the Airport, Santa Cruz. The pebbled beach is lined with large palm trees and the colourful fishing boats lay between them. The market hall is famous for its fresh fish, unimaginable fruit and vegetables. There is a large tiled frieze at the entrance depicting the fishermen. The white attractive church is from the sixteenth century and is well preserved. From Santa Cruz we head to Machico


Machico Bay, Madeira’s discovery site by Zarco and Teixeira, features a unique valley resembling a sea and mountain-viewing balcony. It’s historically vital for its sugar cane economy and guarded by Pico do Facho, a peak named for its pirate-warning beacon.

Ponta de São Lourenço

Ponta de São Lorenço. The eastern most point of the island. The area around Caniçal and Sao Lorenço has a similar climate to that of the island of Porto Santo. It is noticeable that the nature vegetation is different here. The north and south coast can be seen simultaneously. On a clear day Porto Santo can also be seen. Beautiful rock formation can be found in this region and one of the coast plants, the ice plant.

Toboggan Ride or Visit Monte

The Monte Toboggan involves sliding in a wicker basket mounted on wooden runners. It covers the 2 km (1.24 miles) descent from Monte to Funchal in 10 minutes. The trip is enjoyed by thousands every year, drawn by the exhilarating experience of traveling at speed down a public highway on a wooden sled. Ernest Hemingway once described it as “exhilarating.” A cushioned seat softens the ride, with passengers in the safe hands of toboggan drivers, who steer from the rear using their rubber-soled boots as brakes. Madeiran Tobogganing, invented as a form of transportation in 1850, offers a unique and thrilling way to experience the island.

The price for the tobbogan ride is NOT include in the price

Open Daily – Monday to Saturday 9h00 to 17h45

Closed – Every Sunday, 1st January, 14th & 15th of August and 25th December

Ticket Prices per Sled (payment directly to operator in cash):

  • 27.50€ (Single Person)
  • 35.00€ (Two Persons)
  • 47.50€ (Three Persons)

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5 reviews

Great Sunday morning tour
616kim - 4 December 2019
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This was a very pleasant and informative tour of the east of the island. The driver/guide was good allowing us to choose how long we wanted in each location.
Poor value
peterpG1681FX - 15 July 2022
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If I had reviewed Madeira Island Tours after our Nuns Valley trip and the excellent East Coast tour I would have given 5+ stars. But then we did the Sunday Market trip. I thought it seemed a bit short picked up at 9 and returned at 12.15. When I checked the itinery the visits to Santa Cruz and Machito had bee n missed out. Would I pay 26 euros for this... definetely not When I checked the schedule the visits to Santa Cruz and Machito had been missed out
Interesting but needs better guide
NeilC423 - 24 October 2022
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Interesting places to visit. Guide was not very talkative so made trip not as good. English not the best and hard to hear most of time

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