Madeira: Bus Tours
Scenic mountainous landscapes, stunning wildlife and fabulous food
A bus tour is a perfect way to introduce Madeira in a day – without having to tackle some of Madeira’s more hair-raising mountain roads! There are generally four tours, taking in the West, East, Southwest and Northeast of the island, run by several tour operators. Prices start from around €25-37, with children aged 11 and under paying half price, and special offers if you book more than one tour. One of the most popular tours is the East Island bus tour of Madeira, which takes in the second highest peak of Madeira, Pico do Arieiro and the beautiful village on the north coast, Santana, with its small thatched triangular houses. It is also possible to take the local buses to most sights. It’s worth investing the €1 price of a bus timetable from the bus station in the main city of Funchal.