- Round-trip route with on/off privileges in Funchal!
- Wheelchair accessible buses!
- Easy to use map system!
- Multilingual audio narration on the bus - available in 13 languages!
- 21 Stops at the must-see sites!
- Onboard staff to answer general questions!
- Coupon book for discounts and other savings at select stores, restaurants, and attractions!
- Escape the cruise ship shore excursion crowds and enjoy unique sights of Funchal and surrounding area!
For the guests who want to explore Funchal on their own schedule, this hop-on / hop-off bus is a great alternative! Your pass is good for 1 day!
The sightseeing excursion bus will circle Funchal city with numerous stops along the way at all the must-see locations. Stay on the whole loop for a city overview or get off at any/all of the stops for an in-depth exploration. The choice is yours! As the bus moves from stop to stop, you can pick and choose which stops to get off at and explore. Tailor-make the day the way you want it! Along the way, you will learn some history of the city through an individual audio system with earphones, offered in 14 languages including English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Dutch, Swedish, Finnish, Danish, Norwegian, Chinese, and Polish. You may book up to 3 months prior to your excursion date.
Upon boarding, you will receive a map and guide from either your driver or hostess. (Click here for a non-commercial copy of the Funchal City Sightseeing Excursion Map
). Your sightseeing shore excursion driver or hostess, while not a guide, can answer many general questions you might have.
The first Funchal City Sightseeing Excursion bus departs Stop #1 at 9:30 AM. Buses run every 20 minutes, year-round. The route has 21 stops, and it takes approximately 90 minutes to do the entire loop without getting off, from the time you board the bus. So plan for a minimum of 90 minutes.
From 09:30 AM to 05:00 PM. The full circuit is 90 minutes, runs every 20 minutes.
1. Avenida do Mar Marina
2. PraÃ§a do Povo
4. Campo da Barca
5. Praca da Autonomica
6. Camara Municipal
7. Posto de Turismo - Madeira Wine Lodge
8. Casino de Madeira
9. Quinta Magnolia
10. Igreja de S. Martinho
11. Picos dos Barcelos
12. Rotunda ASSICOM
13. Forum Madeira Shopping
14. Hotel Pestana Promemade
15. Hotel Port Mare
17. Largo da Paz
18. Posts de Turismo / Cámara de Lobos
19. Centro / Cámara de Lobos
20. Hotel Orca Praia
21. Pestana Gardens
At the end of your day, you may get off the bus at the stop you boarded closest to your Funchal cruise pier.