(4 HOURS TOUR)
Birds of Paradise and Anthuriums are also popular flowers in Madeira.
Leave the pier, pass the historic city center and drive among rich villas and lovely gardens up to Monte at 600 meters high. Here in a former hotel estate stands the Berardo gardens which are considered to be one of the most beautiful gardens in the world and surely one that possesses very rare botanical species like the sickas - the largest collection outside South Africa. The visit of the garden will take at least one hour walking but it is fully rewarding. On the way down to Funchal, we will visit an orchid garden where many varieties of orchids are cultivated for export. Bulbs & plants are on sale. Remember an orchid can live a couple of weeks even in your cabin. Back on board after a brief stop at Santa Catarina park.