Expand your horizons, take in the beauty of the best historical location
Madeira South Tour
Come with us along the coastline for stunning scenery. Visit one of the island’s Banana plantations, enjoy strolling through little villages and take a short walk along a levada path.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
After we pick you up, we’ll take you to Madalena do Mar on the southwest of Madeira to visit a banana plantation. Here, you will learn how these incredible plants grow. We will then drive towards Paul da Serra (1500 m.) where you can take a nice 10-minutes’ walk along one of the levadas. These ancient channels carry water to distant fields and are on the Tentative list of UNESCO. A great place to wander around is Paul do Mar fishing village, where you can breathe in the fresh sea air. Wander around the cobbled streets passing through the fishermen’s houses and the port filled with little boats. You can stop for lunch here, but be sure to try the local traditional cuisine, such as “lapas” (grilled limpets). Wash it down with a local beer or wine or the local refreshment “Brisa.” Another must-see village is Jardim do Mar. Stroll through the narrow paths along the waterfront promenade. The ocean views and the small gardens will delight you. Our last stop will be at the charming village of Ponta do Sol to appreciate the scenery of the beautiful coastline, including the black volcanic beach. This tour will keep your camera occupied almost around every corner. Book your seat now!
- Certified Staff
- Entrance Fees When Mentioned
- Pickup & drop-off in the city of Funchal and for private tours only.
We can still pick you up upon an extra charge for hotels out of the city (€ per vehicle) or, if you have your car, we can set the time and meeting point in Funchal.
- Lunch. Take advantage of the group discount and secure your spot at the restaurant.upon payment when booking this tour (add-ons).
- Pickups and drop-offs outside Funchal (check the prices).
Please consult our FAQs section, where we have the answers to the most asked questions.
Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)
A member of our staff will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members. Please click here for location details and map.
Year-round, except on 25 December and 1 January
Tour starts at 9:00 and finishes around 17:00
Departure Point and Time
Confirmed by email
What do you need to bring?
Comfortable walking shoes, camera, and a coat or a jacket if it gets cooler.
We also suggest taking your swimsuit, towel, and sunscreen in case you want to take a swim on the beach (Paul do Mar). Only in summer and if safety conditions let.
A raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.
Good to Know
This panoramic tour has easy short walks in the many stops along the way
We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified. We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore. Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.
17:00 - 17:30
Hotel Drop-off (Return Time)
We will take you back to the same spot where we picked you at the start of the tour.
The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.
Items you can add to this Tour
To make the most of your holidays in Madeira, go through our add-on options visible on your cart, at the time of booking this tour.
Example: You can have a 3-course lunch with one drink and coffee, and even try our traditional drink. It is all up to you!
These are the items that you can add to this tour:
Child 0-2,99-years FREE seats if previously informed €0
Child 3-9,99-years old (-50%) €18
1 x Lunch (adult) 3-course menu + 1 drink + coffee €15
1 x Lunch (child 3-9,99-years) €10
1 x Traditional drink €3
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For hotels in Funchal : For all tours we will collect you and drop you off at your hotel.
For hotels outside Funchal : Please note there maybe be an extra charge for such pick-ups and drop offs. Click here for location details and prices.
If you have your own car, please select that option and we will set the time and the meeting point in Funchal .
Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and emergency phone number.
Our vehicle will have a very clear card (a banner) with our company logo on the windscreen and in case of being a group, the name of the group printed on it. Our driver or Tourist Guide will also have a list with the passenger’s name.
This is a panoramic tour and there are some easy short walks in the many stops along the way, also with opportunities to sit and use the restroom if needed.
This tour is mobility friendly if you Upgrade to Private so we can arrange a specially outfitted vehicle to accommodate wheelchair users.
It is good for kids, but please feel free to book privately if you prefer.
Our staff are the back-bone to each successful service. We look for people who are not only qualified and experienced, but who are also passionate and love what they do.
Tours operate rain or shine. It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
Yes, private tours are available for all tours listed on our site, but at a different rate. Please get in touch for any further information about any listed tours.
Any of our private tours run every day and can be customised to suit your preferences, but bear in mind that some businesses aren’t available on public holidays or Sundays. Please get in touch to let us know what you would like to see and do, and we will do our best to arrange it.
No, we offer tours in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and German. Other languages on request.
Please get in touch as soon as you become aware you may be unable to make your tour so we can try to accommodate you. If you are unable to make your reserved tour for reasons out of your control and we have spaces on the tour for the following day we will happily change your booking free of charge. Please see our Policy for further detail.
We will make every effort to try to re-schedule your tour if you are unable to make it for reasons out of your control. In the instance you wish to cancel your tour all together please see our Cancellation Policy for details on refunds.
Lunch is not included in the price, but you may choose to add that extra service (3-course menu including coffee and 1 drink) when booking. You will take advantage of the group discount and secure your spot at the restaurant.
Yes. We can for any tour except our Food & Wine Tour which we do not recommend for vegetarians and vegans. For any other tour that includes a meal, we are able to cater for specific dietary requests. Please get in touch with us before your tour to let us know your requirements.
One of the great things about Booking-madeira.com is that we have no minimum requirements for our tour to run so we will still go ahead if just one person has booked. The size depends on the number of bookings but you can always choose to upgrade to a private tour at a different rate.
Prices for all our shared services are quoted per person, except in the case of our private services.
Besides our tours for mainland travellers, we also offer great value options for people who travel by cruise ships. You can chose one of existing tours or create your own customised itinerary. Get in touch to arrange your tour!
If you are happy with the service you receive, it’s customary to tip your driver and Tourist guide. This is entirely at your discretion.
Madeira island holidays are the ideal getaway all year round. Madeira weather in coastal areas is temperate and mild with no great extremes-although the temperature can drop the higher you go on the island so, whatever time of year you visit, be sure to bring warm clothes when visiting the mountains. Obviously, rainfall is higher in the winter and you’ll probably need to pack a rain coat or umbrella. Madeira’s average temperatures range from 18C in winter to 25C in summer, with sea temperatures being nearly the same due to a warm Gulf Stream that surrounds the Island all year round, 18C to 22C.