Leaving the pier you'll proceed towards Pico dos Barcelos, where you can see distant Funchal and the surrounding villages scattered over the green slopes. Continue towards Camara de Lobos, a well-known fishing village used by Sir Winston Churchill to create beautiful island paintings. There, you’ll see its lovely, quaint setting of red-tile-roofed houses clustered on the rocky point and the brightly painted fishing boats anchored in the harbor. Your tour will then proceed to Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe and the second highest in the world. Soaring 1,900 feet (579 meters), its etched face tells the tale of its volcanic origins.
From this impressive promontory, enjoy breathtaking views along the island’s southern coast. Pass by Estreito de Camara de Lobos, known for its vineyards, arriving at Quinta do Estreito which nestled among vineyards on the southern slopes of the main wine producing area of Madeira, offering a wonderfully close contact with nature and a marvelous view over the south coast of Madeira Island. In the typical Adega da Quinta Restaurant you’ll sample some of the local wines and Portuguese cheeses.
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Note: A jacket is recommended as Madeira has a microclimate.