Private tour

Madeira: Private North Island Tour

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

Madeira: Private North Island Tour

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

From US$ 238.32 per group up to 2

Discover the beauty of Northern Madeira. Visit some of the region’s most iconic sights including Santana, home to the island’s famous thatched houses, the sugarcane mills at Porto da Cruz, and a selection of stunning scenic viewpoints along the way.

About this activity

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Duration 7 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German
Pickup optional
Pickup from Ribeira Brava, Ponta do Sol, and Calheta
Private group


  • Admire a selection of amazing viewpoints across the north of the island
  • Enjoy this private and personalized tour
  • Visit the famous thatched houses of the island
  • Discover some of the island's best kept secrets
Full description
Begin your tour by heading north along the old roads and admire the breathtaking scenic views of the sea along the way as you travel through north east Madeira. You will arrive at Santana next, home of the island’s famous thatched houses that have existed here for many years, having become synonymous with Madeira. Continue the tour onto Faial and stop by a local viewpoint to marvel at the majestic landscape of the valley, then head to Porto da Cruz and learn about the emblematic sugarcane mills here that are still in operation today. Visit a stunning viewpoint in Ponta de São Lourenço next and see the separation between the north and south of the island. The final stop of the tour takes you to Pico do Facho to relax in front of the incredible views across the bay of Machico, the first city of Madeira.
  • Driver/guide
  • Live commentary on board
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off (depending on option chosen)
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Free WiFi onboard
  • Food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

At Funchal Cruise Ship Port, Gare Marítima do Porto do Funchal, 9004-518 Funchal, Portugal. Your guide will pick you up outside the pier next to your cruise ship.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Drinks in the vehicle
  • Food in the vehicle
  • Vaping
  • Unaccompanied minors
  • Alcoholic drinks in the vehicle
  • Food and drinks in the vehicle
  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This product operates rain or shine except in the case of extreme weather events
Customer reviews

Overall rating

5 /5

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Our English-speaking tour guide (Joao Garces) picked us up at the hotel on time and discussed the course of the tour, planned stops, etc. with us before we started. During the trip he brought us closer to the most diverse sights and above all the enormous diversity of the fauna. He also made a few detours to show us particularly beautiful viewpoints or natural spectacles. The stops made were always sufficient to stretch your legs a bit. For lunch Joao went with us to a good, but by no means expensive restaurant to show us where we followed his recommendation and ordered a menu for € 17.50 each, which included a starter, fresh fish, dessert and drinks. The highlight of this tour were the houses in Santana, typical of old Madeira, but also Porto da Cruz, Faial and the north coast to Sao Vicente were extremely impressive.

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August 27, 2021

Superbe tour, très intéressant et beaux paysages

May 8, 2021


Product ID: 228631