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Funchal Hop on Hop Off with Madeira Wine Tasting

Funchal, Madeira

Funchal Hop on Hop Off with Madeira Wine Tasting


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Ride a double-decker buse around Funchal and into the villages on the outskirts, hopping on and off at places that interest you most. With a detailed map in hand that describes the more than 30 destinations where the buses stop, you will find all sorts of attractions to your liking. The Red Line focuses on the southernmost areas, while the Blue Line follows a northern loop up to the suburb of Monte, where you will have a magnificent elevated view of the bay. For the ultimate sweeping view, head out to the diamond-shaped escarpment Cabo Girao, one of Europe’s highest sea cliffs. If you’re interested in shopping, be sure to hop off the bus at Funchal’s vibrant Farmer’s Market and at Bordal, an extraordinary embroidery factory. The serene Municipal Gardens is a must-see for nature lovers, just as Old Town attracts history buffs and those who appreciate architecture. Funchal Cathedral is yet another glorious venue well worth a visit.

• Ride a double-decker bus around Funchal, taking in the sights along the way. • Hop off the bus at attractions that you find most intriguing and stay as long as you like. • Hop on another bus whenever you wish and ride it to the next interesting attraction. • Hear commentary that describes each attraction, so you can easily pick your favorites.

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Note: As the HOHO buses are shared with non-cruise tourists; Guests can expect long lines and wait times between buses. Walking on this tour is at the guests’ discretion during any stops they choose to get off the bus. It is not recommended for guests who utilize a wheelchair. Those guests with mobility concerns are cautioned to evaluate their personal level of ability and stamina. Weather appropriate clothing; sun cap; sunglasses; sunscreen; an umbrella; and flat, comfortable walking shoes are recommended. While the lower deck of the bus is air-conditioned, the open-top upper deck is not. The duration will vary based upon the guests’ choice of stops and time spent at each.

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Tours with this activity level involve a considerable amount of physical activity such as substantial walking over cobblestone streets, uneven or steep terrain, climbing stairs, or extended periods of standing. Not recommended for guests with physical limitations. Comfortable, sturdy shoes are recommended.
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