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Funchal Highlights and Botanical  Gardens

Port/City: Madeira (Funchal), Portugal

Activity Type:
Destination Highlights

Approximate Duration:
4 hour(s)

Prices starting from:
*49.00 USD (Adult)
*29.00 USD (Child)
*0.00 USD (Infant)

Restrictions:  N/A

Important Port/City Information

Please remember you have up to 4 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 4 days, you will then need to purchase your Shore Excursions on board; land excursions would need to be purchased directly through your tour director on the land portion of your Cruisetour.

*Prices shown above are representative. Dates, times, and prices are subject to change and may not be available for your sailing. To purchase a Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursion, you must already have a reservation number for a cruise and have made a payment towards that reservation. Shore Excursions must be purchased in the same currency as your cruise reservation. Exchange rates are determined by a competitive pricing program and may be subject to change without notice. All monetary exchanges onboard are processed in U.S. Dollars directly to your SeaPass® onboard charge account unless otherwise specified.
Shore Excursions
Funchal Highlights and Botanical Gardens - FU28

Explore some of Funchal's most notable highlights, including the Botanical Gardens, and enjoy a taste of local spirits. Your tour begins with a scenic walk through Funchal's local market, where you'll discover a colorful display of subtropical fruit, vegetables, flowers, and fish. Stop at a local wine lodge to enjoy a taste of Madeira's world famous wine, then tour the Botanical Garden, teeming with an array of exotic plants and flowers. Note: Guests must be able to walk approx 400 yards over even and cobblestone surfaces, slight inclines, and 40 - 50 steps.
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This active tour has something for everyone. You'll visit the bustling town market, where vendors offer tastes of exotic fruits like philodendres and maracuja. Examine delicate, traditional embroidery at a local shop, then sample Madeira wines at a wine lodge. Stroll the around the village of Monte and visit its beautiful church. Then admire spectacular views on a mountain cable car ride to the stunning flower mosaics and rare plants of Madeira Botanical Gardens.


• Funchal: Sample exotic fruits, try fresh-made local delicacies, see fine examples of traditional Madeira embroidery, and visit a wine lodge.
• Monte: Explore the picturesque 500-year-old village and its beautiful church, then take the cable car down the mountain.
• Botanical Garden: See rare orchids, manicured checker-board gardens, parrots, canaries and a topiary garden.

What to Bring:
• SeaPass card and photo identification
• Camera
• Cash/credit cards

What to Wear:
• Weather-appropriate clothing
• Wind/water resistant jacket
• Walking shoes

Important Notes:
• Guests must consider their physical fitness level and medical history when determining whether this tour is appropriate.
• Guests with pre-existing neck, back, knee and/or shoulder injuries, cardiac conditions, asthma, diabetes, epilepsy, other heart or respiratory conditions or any other medical condition must take particular caution when selecting a tour - particularly tours categorized as "strenuous".
• Guests who have concerns must consult with their personal physician before engaging in any activity that may be strenuous for them.
• Guests in wheelchairs and others with mobility challenges must not select this tour.
• Guests must be able to walk approximately half mile over even and cobblestone surfaces, with slight inclines and approximately 150 steps for the duration of the tour.
• Cable car slows down but does not completely stop for boarding.
• No exposed shoulders or knees in the church.
• Church may be closed during mass services on Sundays and holidays.
• If cathedral is closed, guides give commentary outside; guests then enter quietly on their own.
• Market is closed Saturday afternoons, Sundays, and public holidays.
• Visibility from scenic outlooks depends on weather.
• Guests must be of legal age to consume alcohol.
• Tour sequence may vary.
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