Discover the highlights of Madeira Hero

Highlights of this tour

  • Caniço – Garajau Viewpoint Stop
  • Machico – Viewpoint
  • Caniçal – Belvedere
  • Option to have lunch at Caniçal
  • Option Visit Museu da Baleia in Caniçal
  • Porto Da Cruz – Sugar milling company
  • Faial – Viewpoint
  • Santana

Accessibility information

  • Use of adapted vehicle between sights
  • Santo da Serra market only on Saturday and Sunday
  • Little strolling between sights

What is included?

  • Private Tour
  • Tour duration: 8 hours
  • English-speaking driver guide
  • Adjustable to your wishes
  • Adapted transportation
  • Pick up from accommodation or cruise port

What is not included?

  • Tips
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrances, unless stated
  • A licensed guide can be added upon request, at an additional cost
Faial view Madeira
The art of Wickerwork
Madeira highlights Santana

About this wheelchair accessible highlights of Madeira tour

During this full day Discover the highlights of Madeira tour, you see the best of what the island of Madeira has to offer. Your driver guide meets you at the cruise port or your accommodation with private adapted transportation. You find him by the sign he holds with your name on it and helps you get into your private vehicle.

Garajau viewpoint

Once everyone is comfortable, your day starts with the first stop of this tour: Caniço – the Garajau viewpoint. At this viewpoint, you see a statue in the shape of Jesus, similar to the one you might know from Rio de Janeiro. He spreads his arms and faces the ocean. When standing next to the statue, you have a gorgeous view of the island.

Quinta Do Santo Da Serra

On Saturday and Sunday, there is the possibility of going to the well known market in Santo Da Serra. At this place, you find many locals doing their weekly groceries. Near the market, there is Quinta Do Santo Da Serra. A traditional building from the 19th century made in the English colonial style. At the backside of the building, there is a large garden where you can find flowers from all over the world and also a few animals. Walk/roll towards the lookout and enjoy a beautiful view of Machico valley.

Viewpoint Machico

Continue your Discover the highlights of Madeira tour to the Machico viewpoint. From here, you see a stunning view of the Machico valley to the central mountains and Ponta de São Lourenço. Back in the days, this was the area where they created massive bonfires to alert the people that enemy ships were approaching.

Museu da Baleia in Caniçal

In Caniçal, you have the option to visit the Whale Museum. Here, you discover everything about the history of whaling in Madeira. Nowadays they do not catch whales anymore and use this museum to teach people about these beautiful animals and to show you which scientific projects they are involved in. In Caniçal, you have the option to enjoy lunch*. Your guide advises on the best places to go.

*Lunch is not included in the price.

Porto Da Cruz – Sugar Milling company

Submerge yourself in the glorious world of sugar production. This mill used to be thé place where the making of sugar products experienced its glory days. Learn everything about the making of rum, try some of it, and buy yourself a delicious souvenir to bring home. Furthermore, you learn about the importance of this particular mill.

Faial – Viewpoint

Done trying the rum? Then you continue to the last viewpoint on this tour: the Faial viewpoint. From here, you enjoy fantastic views from the fort that they built in the 18th century and which is a monument of local value since 1996.


Moreover, on this Discover the highlights of Madeira tour is a visit to the Santana market, where you see the famous houses of Santana. Check out the traditional houses and visit a market where you can buy locally produced goods and crafts.

From here, your driver and your guide bring you back to the place where you met.

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