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Yellow Bus Tours Funchal

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Address: Rua Simplicio Passos de Gouveia Loja 21B, Funchal, Madeira 9000, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 291 764 764
09:00 - 18:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 18:00

Let Yellow Bus Tours be your guide to the best that Funchal has to offer....

Let Yellow Bus Tours be your guide to the best that Funchal has to offer. Travel to all of the most interesting tourist sights by open-top bus and discover the city at your speed with our 24-hour passes. Our tours are hop-on, hop-off which means you can take any bus you want whenever you want for the duration of your ticket.

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Ideal quick way to get a flavour of Funchal

The bus tour takes about 1 hr 45 mins and is a roughly circular tour of the main areas of Funchal and nearby. It is ideal for orienting yourself and getting an idea of what there... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Newport, United Kingdom

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bus stop just outside our hotel paid 15 euros each for 2 days travel unlimited hop on hop off travel .all the buses are yellow but there are 2 routes.a yellow route and a blue route which are distinguished by a yellow sign and a blue sign in the front window of the bus.both are similar routes but the views... More 

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Newport, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bus tour takes about 1 hr 45 mins and is a roughly circular tour of the main areas of Funchal and nearby. It is ideal for orienting yourself and getting an idea of what there is to see. Also good value because you can hop on and off at any of the many stops to take a closer look... More 

Thank AlaApl
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best way of getting around Funchal is on the open tour buses. We choose the Big Yellow Bus but there is also another one which does basically the same thing. We bought a 48hr hop on and off ticket. The bus goes on a tour and you can nip on and off at will. Ask for the free headphones... More 

Thank number1leadman
San Jose, CA
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Liked the idea of the hop on, hop off bus, but turned out to be a frustrating experience. First of all, there is no timetable and most of the bus stops don't have times so you've no idea when to expect a bus. Their website is useless and the Madeira section wouldn't work on my phone, again, no timetable information.... More 

Thank plm_SanJose
Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

this really was a great way to start our holiday,we bought the fifteen euro ticket which included three hop on hop off trips to be used in forty eight hours, we were only on the island for a day but managed to get in all three tours and each was a delight in its own way and gave us a... More 

Thank cfgibson
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

We do these tours every time we visit Funchal. There are a number of variations you can choose, we booked the 48 hour 3 trip ticket online before we travelled and saved a few euros.

2 Thank Nell375
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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146 attraction reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

We chose this tour over the Red Hop On Hop Off Bus Tour which was a mistake. I should have listened to my gut instinct but there you go. We can all be clever in hindsight. We took the €23.50 tour which was 3 in 1 and this included the cable car. The trouble we had was the lack of... More 

Thank Jules0131
Port Dover, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I would have given 5 stars for Yellow Bus Tours had it not been for an incident that detracted from what could have been a pleasant experience. But I will touch on this at the latter part of my review. Anyway, I think the tours are really good. The routes include Funchal main, Pico dos Barcelos, Camara dos Lobos and... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Enjoyed this tour as you can do this your own way and get on and off where you like, first trip we did the main city tour then the next day we were able to do another trip for only 5 euros each so we went to Camara de Lobos a little shipping village west of Funchal, the bus company... More 

Thank nectarine
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

There are 3 buses that you can hop on - hop off for 24 hours. Each bus takes a different route and is punctual and clean. There could be a few more running as I had to wait quite a time for the 'blue route'.

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