Madeira (Funchal) Toboggan Rides Excursion Reviews

Originally a fast means of transportation for locals down to Funchal from Monte, Madeira toboggan rides have been around since 1850 -- give it a try!
Great experience and worth every penny!
Sail Date: May 2019
Great experience and worth every penny!
Great experience and worth every penny! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Brilliant experience would do again
Sail Date: April 2019
Brilliant experience would do again
Brilliant experience would do again Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
This is a fun ride...wish could go to the ride the second time.
Sail Date: March 2019
This is a fun ride...wish could go to the ride the second time.
This is a fun ride...wish could go to the ride the second time. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We did not actually take the Toboggans down the streets, since it wasn't a part of our tour, but ...
Sail Date: February 2019
We did not actually take the Toboggans down the streets, since it wasn't a part of our tour, but were able to watch the guys take other people down and it's pretty facinating to watch.
We did not actually take the Toboggans down the streets, since it wasn't a part of our tour, but were able to watch the guys take other people down and it's pretty facinating to watch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Booked the complete Madeira tour at $120 per person and I have to say we were disappointed.The tour ...
Sail Date: November 2018
Booked the complete Madeira tour at $120 per person and I have to say we were disappointed.The tour stated a wine tasting at a bodega, actually it was a lace shop and the tasting was not worth the trouble, we then went on the cable car to ... Read More
Booked the complete Madeira tour at $120 per person and I have to say we were disappointed.The tour stated a wine tasting at a bodega, actually it was a lace shop and the tasting was not worth the trouble, we then went on the cable car to the toboggan ride,it was torrential rain(not the tour companies fault) and it should have been cancelled. Instead we got soaked through and then had to ride back to the port and wait one and a half hours before we could get back onto the ship. (port blaming NCL and NCL blaming port). Spoke to excursions desk who offered a small compensation and most importantly said they would re-write the description of the tour. We priced the activities individually and we could have done the whole lot for about $70 pp. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Best excursion I have been on.
Sail Date: June 2018
Best excursion I have been on. Toboggan is an absolute must if you ever visit Funchal great fun and what a way to experience a transport that is over 100 years old!!
Best excursion I have been on. Toboggan is an absolute must if you ever visit Funchal great fun and what a way to experience a transport that is over 100 years old!! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The toboggan rides were fun, and safe, even for older tourists!
Sail Date: April 2018
The toboggan rides were fun, and safe, even for older tourists! We purchased a wonderful photo at the end of the ride to commemorate our adventure.
The toboggan rides were fun, and safe, even for older tourists! We purchased a wonderful photo at the end of the ride to commemorate our adventure. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The cabel car ride up the mountain provided an excellent perspective of Funchal.
Sail Date: March 2018
The cabel car ride up the mountain provided an excellent perspective of Funchal. The traditional toboggan ride back down the mountain was a unique experience. What a hoot.
The cabel car ride up the mountain provided an excellent perspective of Funchal. The traditional toboggan ride back down the mountain was a unique experience. What a hoot. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
Two guys guide and push your wicker two-person toboggan downhill through the city.
Sail Date: January 2018
Two guys guide and push your wicker two-person toboggan downhill through the city.
Two guys guide and push your wicker two-person toboggan downhill through the city. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Who would think that a sled ride down mountainous streets without snow could be so fun.
Sail Date: December 2017
Who would think that a sled ride down mountainous streets without snow could be so fun.
Who would think that a sled ride down mountainous streets without snow could be so fun. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Excellent!
Sail Date: December 2017
Excellent! Not as scary as anticipated.
Excellent! Not as scary as anticipated. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
OMG - we thought the cable ride would be the best but winding the sled & laughing all the way was ...
Sail Date: November 2017
OMG - we thought the cable ride would be the best but winding the sled & laughing all the way was magical
OMG - we thought the cable ride would be the best but winding the sled & laughing all the way was magical Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
We first went to the market (fish market is most interesting).
Sail Date: October 2017
We first went to the market (fish market is most interesting). Then we went to the toboggan rides which are really fun. The clouds were low so we did not go up in the mountains this time. But Ricardo did drive us East and West of the ... Read More
We first went to the market (fish market is most interesting). Then we went to the toboggan rides which are really fun. The clouds were low so we did not go up in the mountains this time. But Ricardo did drive us East and West of the Harbor to see many sights. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
The best part of the holiday, such a good event.
Sail Date: September 2017
The best part of the holiday, such a good event.
The best part of the holiday, such a good event. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Went up cable car and came down the toboggan ride where our coach was waiting for us.
Sail Date: September 2017
Went up cable car and came down the toboggan ride where our coach was waiting for us. Great fun and further than I expected the toboggan run would go.
Went up cable car and came down the toboggan ride where our coach was waiting for us. Great fun and further than I expected the toboggan run would go. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Cunard Line
Very nice excursion that included a walk to the church at the top of the hill, the toboggan ride ...
Sail Date: March 2017
Very nice excursion that included a walk to the church at the top of the hill, the toboggan ride and then a visit to madeira winery
Very nice excursion that included a walk to the church at the top of the hill, the toboggan ride and then a visit to madeira winery Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Regent Seven Seas Cruises
This was one of our favorite ports and we loved the toboggan ride.
Sail Date: February 2017
This was one of our favorite ports and we loved the toboggan ride. It is 2 km of exhilarating fun and for 10 euros they have a professional picture of you available for purchase at the end of the ride.
This was one of our favorite ports and we loved the toboggan ride. It is 2 km of exhilarating fun and for 10 euros they have a professional picture of you available for purchase at the end of the ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
OMG what a crazy, fun thing to do...really a must.
Sail Date: December 2016
OMG what a crazy, fun thing to do...really a must.
OMG what a crazy, fun thing to do...really a must. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Seabourn Cruise Line
Exhilarating as Hemingway once said!
Sail Date: September 2016
Exhilarating as Hemingway once said!
Exhilarating as Hemingway once said! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
Fun ride but spoilt a bit by the guys insisting on a tip at the end of the ride.
Sail Date: September 2016
Fun ride but spoilt a bit by the guys insisting on a tip at the end of the ride.
Fun ride but spoilt a bit by the guys insisting on a tip at the end of the ride. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Pre planned and exactly what we expected (have travelled there before).
Sail Date: September 2016
Pre planned and exactly what we expected (have travelled there before).
Pre planned and exactly what we expected (have travelled there before). Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
It was cancelled due to the island experiencing fires
Sail Date: August 2016
It was cancelled due to the island experiencing fires
It was cancelled due to the island experiencing fires Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Brilliant and well organised
Sail Date: June 2016
Brilliant and well organised
Brilliant and well organised Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
Very sedate, no bumps a lot of fun but over very quickly
Sail Date: June 2016
Very sedate, no bumps a lot of fun but over very quickly
Very sedate, no bumps a lot of fun but over very quickly Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises
We just walked to the cable car and then down to the toboggan ride.
Sail Date: April 2016
We just walked to the cable car and then down to the toboggan ride. Both were good. I would do the cable car again (round trip for $15 euros) but will skip the Toboggan next time. Still it was worth doing once.
We just walked to the cable car and then down to the toboggan ride. Both were good. I would do the cable car again (round trip for $15 euros) but will skip the Toboggan next time. Still it was worth doing once. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line