Soak up the best views on Madeira as you soar high above Funchal and the surrounding coastline aboard the city's high-flying cable car. Your panoramic leads to the suburb of Monte for the chance to visit its beautiful 18th-century church. There is one small catch. To reach it, you'll have to trek up some 250 steps. Your efforts will be rewarded with the chance to explore this masterpiece adorned with exquisite gold pieces and containing the tomb of Carlos de Habsburg, the last Emperor of Austria. Afterwards, it's time to head back down to Funchal. You won't be taking the cable car this time. Instead, climb into a wicker toboggan piloted by two experts one on each side for a controlled downhill run atop the steep and winding roads. Enjoy a carefree 2 km ride that'll have you twisting, turning and taking in the views all the way back to your finishing point in Livramento.
Soak up incredible views of Funchal and the coast on a 15-minute cable car ride to Monte.
Brave the more than 240 steps necessary to explore the 18th-century Church of Monte.
Hold on for a fun-filled ride back down the mountain in a wicker toboggan.
What to Bring Show
KeyCard and photo identification
What to Wear Show
Hat and sunglasses
Guests must be able to walk approximately 0.4 miles over uneven and cobblestone surfaces with inclines and more than 250 steps to visit the Church of Monte.
Guests in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility should not select this tour.
Consider physical fitness and medical history when selecting this tour.
Cable car does not fully stop for boarding.
Guests who choose to remain in the city center are responsible for getting back to the ship on their own.
Visibility at viewpoints is subject to weather.
Toboggan is closed Sunday afternoons, Holy Friday, and August 14th & 15th.
Shops are closed on holidays.
Church of Monte may be closed on Sundays and holidays.
Location Madeira (Funchal), Portugal
Madeira (Funchal), Portugal
Tour Code FU40
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Please remember you have up to 2 days prior to your sail date to purchase your Azamara® shore excursions online. If you are within the 2 days, you will then need to purchase your shore excursions on board.
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