Experience the stunning sights, smells, colours and flavours of Funchal.

Admire many of the city’s most famous landmarks on a panoramic drive that takes you past the proud Monument of Autonomy, the 18th century City Hall and the whitewashed São Lourenço Palace. Pause for photos at a viewpoint with stunning vistas across town. 

Get a feel for local life at the Mercado dos Lavradores (farmers’ market). Follow your guide and inhale the exotic aromas as you weave between stalls of tropical fruit, flowers and fresh fish. Be sure to taste some of the delectable produce and get a few photos of the sellers in their traditional dress.

Lose yourself in the beautiful Botanical Gardens, home to flora from all corners of the world. Stroll the paths that wind along terraces to the herbarium and greenhouses and admire the rare plants and flowers. And before you head back to your ship, take some photos of the fantastic views across Funchal.

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