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Vineyards And Cabo Girao

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Madeira began exporting its wine to the rest of the world in the 18th century. The best Madeira wines are those made from grapes grown at lower altitudes. The signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 was toasted with a glass of Madeira wine, probably because it was Thomas Jefferson's favorite.

Vineyards and Cabo Girao

Begin this wonderful day in Madeira as you travel to a place of breath-taking beauty and one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe, Cabo Girao. One of the most emblematic sightseeing points in the area is yours to discover, before the hustle and bustle of buses and cars full of tourists. Your open-air safari style vehicles will allow the wind to blow through your hair and give you the chance to get up-close and personal with nature.

Continue to the mountains and be introduced to the viewpoint of Boca dos Namorados overlooking the highest of Madeira's mountains and Nuns Valley village, a small parish nestling between almost perpendicular mountains in the heart of the island. In 1566, the nuns from the Santa Clara convent fled from pirates attacking Funchal and found seclusion here, where they also brought the convent treasure. Discover the narrow pathways between farms in which cherry and chestnut trees share space with extensive vineyards. The route is seemingly painted in green or bronze colors, sprinkled with the rooftop orange and multi-colored walls travelling downhill until at last reaching the blue of the sea. Look for the likewise colorful, typical Camara de Lobos boats resting from fishing adventures.

Make your way next to taste the delicious nectar made by one of the oldest wine cellars popular around this village. Be provided with a wine tasting consisting of the world-famous Madeira produced wines.

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from $69.00 (USD)
Per Person
Tour Type
Group Size
Activity Type(s)
Cultural, Scenic
Tour Duration
4 Hours
Activity Level
Tour Leaves From
Cruise Ship Pier
Food/Beverage Provided
Wine Tasting
Special Instructions
We recommend wearing comfortable, casual seasonal clothing and walking shoes. A hat, sunglasses and sunscreen are also suggested.
Guests must be able to get in and out of the 4x4 transportation. This tour is not wheelchair accessible. Height maximum recommended is 6' 3" and weight maximum is 265 lbs. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.