Cable Car, Monte Palace Gardens & Toboggan Ride
This SeaDream adventure is a delightful and interesting opportunity to spend a few enjoyable hours on the island before you set off on your own explorations. Monte has been a favorite destination for visitors to Madeira since the late 19th century, when a rack and pinion railway was built up the hillside. The railway closed in 1939, but we are now given the opportunity to experience this trip in Funchal's newest addition - cable cars! The 15-minute panoramic cable ride affords wonderful 360-degree views before depositing you at the top of Monte Mountain. Once on top, another highlight awaits you. Upon arrival in Monte, the first visit will be to the delightful Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. Its history dates back to the XVIII century. The garden has ban area of 70.000m2 and is amongst the finest on the island. The Tropical Monte Palace is an excellent place to see a comprehensive collection of beautiful trees from all over the world. It also has several lagoons with exotic fish "Koi". You will have the opportunity to contemplate some marvelous panels with tiles that date back from the XVI to XX centuries. The gardens contain thousands of very different parts of the world, something for each visitor to enjoy. A glass of Madeira wine is offered before a fast exploration of the Monte church. Those who wish to experience the famous "snow less toboggan" ride down the mountain may partake (but hold on to your hats!), while those wishing to return directly to the SeaDream quayside may do so as well.
Notes: Please wear comfortable walking shoes, as you will be walking through the amazing gardens. The cable car is not suitable for passengers with walking difficulties, as access is similar to a ski lift; i.e. the cable car does not stop for boarding but rather moves in slow motion. This adventure does not be operated on Sundays A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures and some have limited capacity. This program is booked onboard only so please make your reservations as soon as possible after boarding to avoid disappointment. All adventures and prices in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. The price is subject to increase based on the rapidly rising exchange rate between the Euro to the US Dollar. Not all of the land adventures shown will be offered on all voyages and departure times are subject to change. Final pricing and departures times will be published onboard
Port: Funchal, Madeira
Duration: 3.5 hours
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