Monte Palace Garden Tour


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  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Botany, Excursions
  • Activity Level Moderate
  • Group Size Small Group
All about the Monte Palace Garden Tour.

In the 19th century, the growth of therapeutic tourism in Madeira in the winter because of the mild climate led to the construction of the “Monte Palace Hotel”. The then owner built a palace inspired by the architecture of the Rhine and decorated the garden with little lakes, water jets, and winding walks. The romantic taste of its origin didn’t change. Still, the present owner embellished the garden with exotic plants, such as cycads, often called living fossils, tree ferns and native plants of the Laurisilva forest – designated a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Walking through the garden, we can also admire the famous collection of tiles, the Oriental and Orchid gardens, and Karp Koi. Don’t miss out on this fascinating garden while in Madeira.

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Qualified Tourist Guide
  • Taxes
  • Entrance fees to the garden and museums
  • A glass of Madeira Wine
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Pickup & drop-off in the city of Funchal and for private tours only.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Pick-up and drop-off services outside Funchal, Câmara de Lobos and Cabo Girão:

Meet us at the Cable Car bus stop in Funchal if outside the specified areas. Enter “Cable car bus stop” under “Hotel in Madeira or Porto Santo (optional)” at checkout, and we’ll email you the time.

  1. 09:00 | 14:00 Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)

    A staff member 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.

  2. When Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, Morning, Afternoon

    Year-round, except on Sundays, Mondays, and Holidays.

  3. Departure Point and Time Confirmed by email
  4. Duration 4 hours

    The morning tour starts at 09:00 and finishes around 13:00

    The afternoon tour starts at 14:00 and finishes around 18:00

  5. What do you need to bring? Don’t Forget

    Comfortable walking shoes, a camera, and a coat or a jacket if it gets cooler.

    We also recommend bringing a raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.

  6. Good to Know Activity level

    There are a few steps to negotiate. Those with limited mobility may find it challenging to go around the garden. If that’s your case, and you want to visit the garden, you can get the round-trip tram to/ from the entrance (at an extra cost on-site). An experienced guide will explain the history and context of this extraordinary place. Even those who love wandering around won’t regret this guided tour.

  7. Our Expertise Why us?

    We pick you up from where you are staying and drop you off when finished. It’s easy to book. Our staff is qualified.  We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore.  Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of our guests and personnel.

  8. 13:00 | 18:00 Hotel Drop-off (Return time)

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

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

Immerse yourself

In the magic and history of one of the most beautiful gardens in the world.