|Funchal (Madeira), Portugal|
|Arrive: 04/20/16 8:00 AM||Depart: 04/20/16 6:00 PM|
Guided Sightseeing Option: Please see below for details on this option.
Enjoy a private chauffeur driven luxury sedan for “Guided Sightseeing” touring.
Meet your expert local guide and driver for the drive to Funchal.
Get to know this town which was first built by the Portuguese in its maritime expansion in the 15th Century. Located in the park of Sta. Catarina, visit the chapel of Sta. Catarina. The chapel was one of the first erected on the island. Next, drive by the Sé Cathedral, which dates back to the 15th Century.
Finish the tour by passing through the old part of town on the way to visit the Botanical Garden. The garden houses a wide variety of trees and plants, brought from all over the world, some of which are endemic.
Return to the ship.
*Gratuities have been prepaid. Additional gratuities are at guest’s discretion.
"At Your Leisure" Option: Please see below for details on this option.
Enjoy a private chauffeur driven luxury sedan for “At Your Leisure” touring. You decide where you want to go and what you want to see.*
*Mileage restrictions may apply.
Please review the Destination Guide below to help you plan your sightseeing.Click here to show all suggested excursions
Madeira has been described as "Island of Eternal Spring". It is renowned for its wine, which many feel ranks among the world’s best. Funchal has a wide selection of resort hotels where watersports, golf and tennis are popular. Visitors can tour the 15th-century cathedral, orchid gardens of Quinta das Cruzes, and buildings associated with Christopher Columbus. Madeira’s discoverer, Zarco, is believed to have lived in the house Quinta das Cruzes. Now it displays furniture and paintings and is surrounded by fabulous gardens. The stunning 15th-century design of Sé Cathedral features white stucco with contrasting black basalt and red tufa rock; the ceiling is inlaid with ivory. Located near Town Hall, the Museum of Sacred Art contains art from several islands, including a group of 15th- and 16th-century paintings of Portuguese and Flemish schools. Visit colorful Mercado dos Lavradores during the morning to see flower vendors and fish and produce stands.