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Garden, Cable car and Toboggan ride

Prices are generally for the whole group and not per person (except for tours including meals and other entrance fees to attractions included in the tour).

Variations (+ or -) may apply depending on the number of people and will be calculated at the time of booking.

Dont miss this Madeira Highlight, a traditional wicker-sled ride. You can take the cable car to Monte and later visit the Madeira Botanical Garden.



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About this tour...

Take the cable car to Monte, for about 15 minutes, and admire the stunning views over Funchal bay. There you can visit the 18th-century Monte Church, a pilgrimage site, before enjoy a thrilling toboggan ride down the narrow streets to Livramento, a suburb of Funchal. Originally a speedy means of transport to the centre in the 19th-century, the sledges are pushed and steered by two men, who use their rubber-soled boots as brakes... the 2km downhill run takes about 10 minutes and can reach speeds of 45km per hour... A Must!
Later immerse yourself in the island’s flourishing green spaces, and visit the Madeira Botanical Garden, a beautiful park built by the Reid family as a summer house, with a big collection of plants. A paradise for nature lovers.

Garden, Cable car and Toboggan ride
Garden, Cable car and Toboggan ride

Meeting point

Ship Pier

Please note

As you go up to 600 metres high, it can be a bit cooler - a jacket/pullover is recommended.
Some walking on cobbled stones and steps to the church (about 70 steps) - Good comfortable shoes is recommended.
The cable car and toboggan are optional. Guests decide on the site, but te cable car can't be reserved - sometimes it's necessary to wait in a long queue, so to avoid the wait the guide can change the program and take the cable car down instead of going up.
The Toboggan can't be reserved - sometimes it's necessary to wait in a long queue.

This Tour is not available on:
Sundays afternoon (after 3 p.m.)
Mondays afternoon (after 1 p.m.)
Wednesdays afternoon (after 3 p.m.)

What is included

    Transport (De luxe with chauffeur in suit)
    Waters and local Magazine

What is extra

    Cable car
    Toboggan ride
    Garden entrance fee

    Surcharge for weekends and holidays - 50€

Options  €

Cable car


Garden fee




This Tour is available in:

Child friendly

Wheel chair friendly

Type of transportation

Português, English, Deutsch, Français


Yes - BUT the guide must call the driver in various points in order to take the wheelchair - to the church; to the toboggan. It is possible to visit the gardens but the path is not so smooth - cobbled stones!

Mercedes S Class - up to 2 people
Mercedes V Class - up to 6 people



Meet your guide

Hello, I’m Cristina and I was born in Funchal, Madeira Island. Raised in a big family of girls and tourist guides... three of my sisters are guides, since I was a little girl my dream was always to be a guide.
I’m an official tourist guide, qualified and certified by the Madeira Hotel and Tourism School, one of the top Tourism Schools in Portugal. With an experience of almost 30 years, I work especially with private tours, for the guests staying in Belmond Reid’s Palace Hotel, owned by the Louis Vuitton Group LVMH, and one of the most emblematic hotels in Madeira and in the World.
By the way, I wrote a small article about this hotel. You can check it at the Madeira Official Tourist Guides Website:
I am very proud of my Island Madeira and can’t wait to show you around.
I am very passionate and positive and I’m sure you will enjoy your tours in my island... So come on, and join me!



Expected date of tour in more than 30 days

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