Private VIP Service Madeira Island The Tour of the North

Cultural & Theme Tours in Portugal

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The north tour begins in São Vicente around the Laurissilva forest world heritage by UNESCO, seeing the nice valley scenarios. We head to Ponta Delgada, where we can see a nice church and hear about it's legend. Then towards we discover the northern parts of the Island and see it's old roads and experience breathtaking viewpoints to the Sea. we go through Boaventura, Arco de São Jorge and Cabanas. We arrive to Santana, where we find the famous typical thatched houses, that existed long time ago in the Island. Continuing our route, we go visiting Faial and check an amazing viewpoint with all the valley. We head to Porto da Cruz, where we can visit one of the emblematic Sugarcane mills still operating in Madeira.Heading towards we see a nice viewpoint in Ponta de São Lourenço where we can see the separation between the north and the south of the island, finishing our tour at Pico do Facho where we can see a lovely view over the bay of Machico, the first city of Madeira.
• You decide what is the pick-up time. • Your tour is Private and Personalized. • The trip goes through this villages: São Vicente, Ponta Delgada. Boaventura, Arco de São Jorge, São Jorge, Cabanas, Santana, Porto da Cruz, Ponta de São Lourenço and Machico. • You will see the great part of the laurisilva forest recognized as World Natural Heritage by UNESCO with unique landscape where you can see stunning views, beautiful scenarios where the green predominates and where we see the most exquisite touches of nature. • In São Jorge you will visit a port of landing for the habitants of the north of the island. • You will experience a bit of the circuit by the old roads where we go through the tunnels of Europe opened by the hand of man. • You will get inside the typical straw houses of the island and drink a local made liquor. • At Porto da Cruz with its imposing 580m background Penha D'Aguia hill, known as the American wine village, which in the past was a huge source of wealth for the island, here you can also visit the sugar cane factory the only one in Europe that works with steam machines. • You will visit Ponta de São Lourenço a different geology of the island, where you see the scenery of the brown of the rocks, is confused with the blue of the sea that allows us to see the separation between the south and the north. • You will visit the viewpoint Pico do Facho, one of the most emblematic sights of the island, with a privileged setting for the bay where the discoverers landed in 1419. • We will explain what are you seeing and get historical context. • The prices are from Funchal and Caniço area.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Tour escort/host
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Free WIFI onboard

What’s not included

  • Food and Drinks