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- Round trip transportation with on / off privileges on the Red Line!
- Easy to use system map!
- Multi-lingual audio narration on the bus - available in 14 languages!
- 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.
Upon boarding, you will receive a map and guide from either your driver or hostess. The map (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 30 minutes, year round. The route has 18 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.
Red Line ROUTE: Stop 1 - Estrada Monumental, Stop 2 - Largo da Paz, Stop 3 - Avenida do Mar Marina, Stop 4 - Avenida do Mar O Verdinho, Stop 5 - Teleferico, Stop 6 - Campo da Barca, Stop 7 - Praca da Autonomica, Stop 8 - Camara Municipal, Stop 9 - Posto de Turismo Madeira Wine Lodge, Stop 10 - Rotunda do Infante, Stop 11 - Quinta Magnolia, Stop 12 - Igeja de S. Martinho, Stop 13 - Picos dos Barcelos, Stop 14 - Cemiterio S.Martinho, Stop 15 - Estrada Monumental, Stop 16 - Forum Madeira Shopping, Stop 17 - Alto Lido, Stop 18 - Raga
At the end of your day, you may get off the bus at the stop you boarded closest to your Funchal cruise pier.