You call the shots on this tour of Funchal, as you can hop on and off a bus as you please. There are 17 stops dotted around Madeira’s capital and surrounding countryside, with shuttles calling by every 20 minutes. To catch a bus, head for the Avenida do Mar when you leave the ship – it’s right beside the harbour, not far from the Cristiano Ronaldo-themed hotel. From here, you can nose around the centre to your heart’s content, before trundling out to the pretty, church-topped Sao Martinho neighbourhood. The route winds its way uphill to the Pico de Barcelos – a picturesque spot that delivers panoramic views of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean. The Estrada Monumental takes you back into the thick of things, where sights like Santa Catarina Park and the Cathedral of Funchal are waiting.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.