Professional Shore Excursions
For decades Blandy has been organising shore excursions for all the principal Cruise Lines calling at Madeira and our experience in this field is unsurpassed.
We offer a highly professional service whether it’s a group of 10 or 1000 catering for transport, guides and tours. We have recently implemented a Safety Management System and we have extensive Travel Agency Insurance Policy in place, designed to provide peace of mind for all of our clients and partners.
Quotations in any specified currency and details of tours will be submitted on request, tailor-made to suit the number of passengers involved and the length of time in port.
A 24hour service where we can provide any information you may need and an efficient turnaround service.
Qualified and professional guides will accompany your guests. Most European languages are spoken. Our luxury coaches are modern, fitted with public address system and air conditioning. A senior member of our staff personally supervises arrangements and operations.
Our goal is to provide customers a wide array of exciting, appealing, and enriching tours. For those customers who prefer to travel in smaller groups with more personalized service, we offer a wide variety of small group tours around the island:
Scenic Tours: bus trips to amazing locations on the island that include visiting the 560 metre high sea cliff “Cabo Girão; visiting the natural sea pools at Porto Moniz; taking the cable car up to Monte to visit the famous Monte Palace Gardens; walking on top of the 1818 metre high mountain “Pico do Areeiro” where you can see both the South and North coasts; Helicopter rides through the deep valleys of the island; and much much more.
Nature Tours: include Dolphin and Whale watching; Jeep safaris up in the mountains high above Funchal; walking in the famous Palheiro Gardens; Deep sea fishing for that illusive Atlantic Blue Marlin;
Cultural Tours: include tasting the world renowned Blandy’s Madeira at the wine lodge; having tea at Reids, Madeira’s most famous hotel; having an evening with Madeiran folklore music; visiting the colourful market in the centre of town; interacting with history at Madeira’s Story Centre; learning about the Madeira embroidery.
Extreme Tours: include Canyoning down the waterfalls of the nature reserve; mountain biking either through the city or up in the mountains; walking along the thousands of miles of irrigation systems; tobogganing down to Funchal on wicket baskets
Tours can be either half or full day tours and can be mixed to suit your needs.