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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 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Royal Caribbean International Shore Excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your Shore Excursions on board.

*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.This tour requires a minimum number of guests in order to operate.
Shore Excursions
Funchal Highlights and Botanical Gardens - FU28

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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.
• Enjoy a cable car ride 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 0.9 mile over even and cobblestone surfaces, with slight and deep inclines and approximately 400 steps for the duration of the tour. In order to visit the church guests must be able to climb 171 steps up and 68 steps down.
• 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.
• 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.
• Cable car slows down but does not stop completely for guests to board.
• Tour sequence may vary.

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