Madeira Centre Tour

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Come with us on this journey to Madeira Centre Tour and experience three trophy sights of Madeira Island and the famous toboggan ride. Besides, it is a half-day trip you won’t want to miss!

  • Holiday Type Family, Tours, Sightseeing
  • Activity Level Leisurely 1/8
The Toboggan ride from Monte to Funchal on the Madeira Centre tour is considered one of the coolest commutes in the world.

Family Fun

All about Madeira Centre Tour

In fact, we’ll start our Madeira Centre tour by heading to the beautiful viewpoint of Pico dos Barcelos. Here you’ll look at an incredible view of the whole city of Funchal, including the bay and mountains. Next, we’ll drive you to Eira do Serrado throughout dramatic and spectacular views. Not to mention that once at the top, you’ll enjoy a stunning sight of the “Nun’s Valley” and of the Central Massif that surrounds it.

Our next stop will be the Parish of Monte, considered the most beautiful in the city and home to the last reigning monarch of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. First, we will visit the lovely Portuguese colonial church and the tomb of Charles of Habsburg. Then we will walk to the departure of the famous toboggan, a unique means of transport for anyone who wishes an adventure ride down through the steep streets of Monte. However, the price of the Madeira Centre tour does not include the ride. Above all, Book your seat now!

Church of Monte Festival as seen on Madeira Centre tour

Other Details of Madeira Centre Tour

When: Monday and Thursday Afternoon

Trip Specifications: Madeira Centre tour starts at 14h and finishes around 18h

Departure Point and Time: we will send the location details and map by email

Venues: Monte’s Church and other mentioned key sites

Meals: It is a half-day tour, therefore, there are no meals on this half-day tour

Requirements: Punctuality in order to stay longer time.

What do you need to bring? • Don’t forget to bring in a coat or a jacket because sometimes it’s a colder climate up at the top (+1000 m alt) • Still, comfortable shoes • Besides, make sure you have your camera

Good to Know: Indeed, on the Madeira Centre tour there are a few steps to negotiate, but they are easy for the non-disabled. If you go on the sledge (upon an extra payment), we will pick you up at the end of the ride and then take you back to the hotel.

Our Expertise: We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. The Centre of Madeira tour is easy to book. Our staff are also qualified.  Not to mention that we take you to various sites we know it will please you.  Moreover, our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.

Please consult our FAQs section, where we have the answers to the centre tour most asked questions.

The angel painted wood ceiling of Monte church we visit on the Madeira Centre tour

Included in Madeira Centre Tour

  • Certified Tourist Guide/ Driver
  • Taxes, Fees and Handling Charges
  • Hotel pickup & drop-off included in the city of Funchal and for private tours only.

But 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.

  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Entrance Fees When Mentioned

Excluded from Madeira Centre Tour

  • Regarding the Toboggan or Monte’s sledge ride it is not included in the price as it is up to you to decide whether or not to take it. So, it is optional upon payment when booking this tour (add-ons) or right on the spot.
  • Please note that there may be an extra charge per reservation for pickups and drop-offs if your accommodation is outside of Funchal (check for prices here).
Madeira mountains and Santo António Funchal, parish of the first house of Cristiano Ronaldo


Hotel Pickup (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.

Pico dos Barcelos
To start with, great viewing point on the Madeira Centre tour, where you’ll see a 360-degree panorama of Funchal, the bay and the mountains.

Pico dos Barcelos in madeira island

Eira do Serrado
You’ll enjoy a stunning sight of the village of Curral das Freiras (Nun’s Village”) and of the Central Massif that circles it.

You’ll visit the most beautiful parish in the city and home to the last reigning monarch of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. You will walk to the church and the “Toboggan” through the public gardens. (Ride not included but optional upon payment on the spot or when booking this tour (add-ons).

Toboggan ride
In case you’ve tried “Monte’s Sledge”, we will pick you up at the end of the trip.

Hernest Hemingway took the toboggan down the mountain and you can do the same on the Madeira Centre tour.

Hotel Drop-off (Return time)

We will take you back to the same spot where we picked you at the start of the tour.

Please Note

The order of the centre tour itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.

Find Funchal Madeira Centre tour map pdf here or go to Visit Madeira Webpage.



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