CRUISE TO MADEIRA TO STROLL THROUGH CAPTIVATING SQUARES AND PICTURESQUE VILLAGES.
Madeira has its share of captivating squares, picturesque villages, idyllic landscapes, and stunning views. It also offers some unexpected pleasures. There are numerous parks and gardens – wild and natural, manicured, Oriental in sensibility, and one attached to the villa of an erstwhile prince. For excitement and just plain fun, take a high-tech cable car up to Monte, in the hills overlooking Funchal, then descend by toboggan sledge. Originally a form of fast transport for Monte residents, the trip involves sliding at high speed over narrow, winding streets, seated in a wicker sledge on wooden runners.Download An Explorer Guide +