It was an excellent day trip, thoroughly enjoyable. John, our guide spoke good English, gave us a lot of information about places we were driving around, or stopped at. He was very approachable and answered all the questions I asked. I recommend this tour - also it was very convenient for us as we were picked up from the hotel and dropped nearby the point we wanted not our hotel. John was kind enough to do it for us and gave us some advice about shops with the Portugese cork wares/souvenirs. We appreciate that very much.
Although this was one of the cheaper tours on the market, it was thoroughly professional in every way. We were really glad to take a tour with such a well-informed guide, who spoke such good English. I really don't know how these drivers manage to keep an eye on the windy roads, whilst also giving a talk, and also translating it into a foreign language. I would crash in the first five minutes if I tried that. The schedule for the tour was excellent, because we arrived at Cabo Girao fairly early before it got too crowded. And we spent the hottest part of the day by the sea. I'm hoping to go to Madeira again, because I have another long To Do list, but when I do I shall contact Lido Tours straight away. No way are we driving on those crazy roads ourselves!
BEWARE: this trip is advertised as a small group in a minibus. It was changed without notice to a full bus of 50 passengers. Not the sort of trip we would have booked if we had known. We were offered to do the tour the following day but this was not possible for us.
An excellent day trip. Our bus arrived on time and the driver was very knowledgeable. We traveled to many interesting places and had a delicious lunch. Very pleasant companions on the trip. Only complaint, stopping too often at place to look at shops.