The centre of the island - depart in the morning, cable car ride over the rooftops of the city of Funchal. Visiting: the sanctuary of Our Lady on Monte hill, tropical garden with Madeira's relic endemic vegetation. The picturesque mountain road leads to the heart of the island, where from panoramic terraces of Eira do Serrado you can admire excellent view of the mountain precipices. Transfer to a secluded village in the Nuns Valley and tasting of local specialty - chestnut liqueurs. The route leads to Camara de Lobos - a typical fishing village, Winston Churchill's favourite place. Optionally: a crazy downhill ride on wicker sleighs from Monte hill. Day trip Price - approx. 80 EUR (includes: lunch with drinks, entry tickets to visited objects, liqueur tasting, the care of a Polish-speaking guide; additionally payable: sleigh ride: approx. 15 EUR).
Funchal - departure in the morning, a visit to the town market full of exotic fruits and flowers. A stroll through the historical city centre: Cathedral, City Hall, Parliament House, Madeira, citadel of St. Lawrence, Gonzales Zarco statue, a monument of Józef Pilsudski. A visit to the oldest wineries on the island combined with a tasting of Madeira wine. Pico dos Barcelos hill, i.e. a vantage point with a panoramic view of the city of Funchal. Half-day trip. Price - from 34 EUR (includes: entry tickets to visited objects, wine tasting, the care of a Polish-speaking guide).
The west of the island - depart in the morning, a unique opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views from the highest cliff of Madera - Cabo Girão. Then the route takes you through a typical fishing village Ribeira Brava to Encumenada pass, from where in favourable weather conditions you can watch the panoramic view of the north and south coasts. Transfer through the ancient laurel forest, which is under the patronage of UNESCO. Sightseeing: lava caves and Multimedia Volcanic Centre in São Vicente. Then drive along the scenic North Road along the cliffs of the north coast. On the way there are natural lava pools in Porto Moniz. Then, a drive through the extraordinary "Madeiran tundra" or Paul da Serra plateau and Madalena do Mar - the legendary property of the king of Varna. Day trip Price - approx. 61 EUR (includes: lunch with drinks, entry tickets to visited objects, the care of a Polish-speaking guide).
The east of the island - depart in the morning, visit to the Botanical Garden with 2,000 species of flowering plants and panoramic views of the entire city. Then, the village of Camacha, famous for its wicker work, and watching the rainbow trout fishery in Ribeiro Frio - the world's largest valley covered with the ancient laurel forest Laurissilva. The programme includes a vantage point with a panoramic view of Orla Rocks and a visit the museum in the traditional thatched cottages in the village of Santana. Then admire the cliff landscape of the peninsula of St. Lawrence and the islands of Porto Santo and Desertas, as well as the airport runway, supported by 180 columns. Day trip Price - approx. 60 EUR (includes: lunch with drinks, entry tickets to visited objects, the care of a Polish-speaking guide).
Jeep safari - morning departure, off-road Jeep drive (4 to 8 persons) around the most beautiful scenic areas of the island, untainted by civilization. On the way places which cannot be reached by ordinary car. Price - 32 EUR (half-day trip) from 55 EUR (day trip, includes: lunch with drinks).
Jeep safari barbecue - departure at approx. noon, Jeep ride (8 pers.) over the mountain roads of the south-central region of the island, among others, Lugar de Serra, Campanario, San Joao Serra de Aqua. Barbecue lunch. Price – from 48 USD (includes: lunch, unlimited wine and soft drinks).
Levada Referta - level: easy, route: about 5 km, trekking time: approx. 2 h. Depart in the morning, on the route: exotic farmlands, groves of banana trees, views of the famous Eagle Rock - Penha d'Águia and picturesque village of Porto da Cruz. Please bring: sports shoes, clothing suited to changing weather, drinks and lunch. Price – from 26 EUR (includes: transport and the care of an English-speaking mountain guide).
Levada Rabaçal - level: average, route: approx. 11 km, trekking time: approx. 4 h. Depart in the morning, on the route: the high waterfall Risco and cascade "25 springs" consisting of many waterfalls and laurel forest Laurissilva, under the patronage of UNESCO. Please bring: sports shoes, clothing suited to changing weather, drinks and lunch. Price – from 33 EUR (includes: transport and the care of an English-speaking mountain guide).
Tres Picos route - difficult, route: approx. 11 km, trekking time approx. 4.5 h. Depart in the morning, the trail leads through the three highest peaks of Madeira: from Pico Areeiro to Pico Ruivo, all over 1800 m above sea level. Please bring: sports shoes, clothing suited to changing weather, drinks and lunch. Price – from 33 EUR (includes: transport and the care of an English-speaking mountain guide).
Evening with fado and Madeiran folklore - departure in the evening, dinner in a traditional restaurant comprised of specialties of the Madeiran cuisine: espetada (grilled meat) with polenta (fried cornmeal), with this soup, salad, boiled vegetables, dessert. The dinner is accompanied by the performance of a folk band (singing and dancing, traditional instruments) and then a concert of Portuguese fado songs performed by one of the best female singers on the island. Price - from 37 EUR (includes dinner with drinks).
Dolphins, turtles, whales - sea adventure aboard an authentic, Turkish gullet along the south-west coast of Madeira. Depart in the morning. Admiring the magnificent sea panorama of the capital city, observation of dolphins that appear in the vicinity of the ship and looking out for turtles and whales. On the way: one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe - Cabo Girão, picturesque fishing ports, coastal settlements and uninhabited places: Ribeira Braba, Camara do Lobos or Faja dos Padres. Time for swimming in the ocean in the bay Cais da Lapa. Captain lunch on board of the ship. Cruise time: approx. 4 hours. Please take: sunscreen, sun hat, towel, bathes. Price - 42.5 EUR (includes: lunch with a drink, transfer to the port, care of the English-speaking ship's crew; additionally payable: open bar - soft drinks and alcoholic drinks during the trip: approx. 10 EUR). The route of the cruise may be changed depending on weather conditions.
Replica of Columbus' ship/catamaran - morning departure, cruise from the port of Funchal to one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe - Cabo Girão. Wonderful sea panorama of the capital and the south coast and the amazing cliff Cabo Girão seen from the ocean. An opportunity to observe dolphins and whales that appear near the ship. Excellent conditions for sunbathing on the deck. Cruise time: approx. 3 hours. Please take: sunscreen, sun hat, towel, bathes. Price - replica: approx. 47 EUR, catamaran: approx. 49 EUR (includes: lunch with a drink, transfer to the port, care of English-speaking ship's crew). The route of the cruise may be changed depending on weather conditions.
Local excursions - comments:
- children up to 2 y.o. - free
- children 3-12 y.o. - 50% discount
- required min. 16 people
Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.