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Funchal: Old Town Tour by Tuk Tuk with Traditional Toboggan

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11 reviews

Activity provider: TUKWAY

Funchal: Old Town Tour by Tuk Tuk with Traditional Toboggan

Activity provider: TUKWAY

From US$ 62.95 per group up to 2

Embark on a private tuk tuk tour to Monte Village and experience an exhilarating toboggan ride down the hill to Livramento. Driving back to Funchal center explore the splendid Old Town.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish, French
Pickup included
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  • Discover the hidden gems of Old Town
  • Visit the Church of Our Lady of the Mount in Monte
  • Embark on a fun trip at the toboggans in Monte
  • Learn fun facts and local history
Full description

Enjoy this adventurous tour of Monte Village and Funchal with an exhilarating toboggan ride at the end. Admire beautifully decorated streets and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Mount.

Starting at the Old Town, see the “painted doors” throughout the streets of Santa Maria, where numerous doors were painted by different artists giving this street a unique glow. Also, admire the picturesque details of cobblestone floors and the façades of the old houses on Rue de Santa Maria.

Next, continue towards Monte and visit the Church of Our Lady of the Mount. The structure that is visible today for all its visitors was completed back in 1818 and is one of the most sought sites by churchgoers and tourists in general.

After visiting Monte, dare to ride some toboggans, more commonly known as “Carreiros do Monte." Toboggan riding was traditionally a means of transportation by locals who wanted to travel quickly from Monte´s village to Funchal. This adventurous and old-fashioned transportation appeared around the 1850s and is still in use today.

  • Pickup and drop-off inside Funchal
  • Pickup and drop-off inside Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Local driver/guide
  • Blanket
  • Food and drinks
  • Toboggan tickets (30€ for 2 People)
  • Tickets for tourist attractions
Not suitable for
  • Children under 3 years
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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What to bring

  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Not allowed

  • Baby strollers
  • Luggage or large bags
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

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From booking to dropping of we could have not been dealt with more professionally, courteous and friendly manner. Informative of the local area and Madeira. Cannot recommend when visiting Funchal you must use Tukway, Luis & Andrea are amazing people and guides. Great value for money. Can’t wait to come back.

October 12, 2022

Highly recommended this tour! Our guide Loui knew a lot to tell and was able to answer all our questions. We have seen and visited a lot in a relatively short time. During the tour there was also room to get out and briefly visit sights. What made the tour really fantastic was the tips and possibilities about what to do after the tour and what times are perfect for this.

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September 20, 2022

The tour was very interesting to get a first overview of Funchal. The driver pointed out some things worth visiting on the way to Monte which made it easy to find again. The pickup after the ride with the toboggan (not included in the price!) worked just as well as the pickup at the hotel.

April 29, 2022

Product ID: 408431