graham - Answered a Question by nall (27 May 08 10:20)

The promenade is not far away and easy to access. We did our 'own thing' and had a lovely day going up the mountain on the cable car to the restaurants, park and visitor centre etc at the top, then the shops along the promenade on our return.

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Neil and Ida Down - Answered a Question by nall (27 May 08 11:51)

It depends where the ship docks but P & O normally have a shuttle running into the town near the cable car station, they do charge for this service I think. Doing it on foot is practicable but , hey, you're on holiday. ...Nei.

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thomas - Answered a Question by nall (27 May 08 19:07)

We have been many times to Madeira and there is either a free bus shuttle into town or a tender.

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Smith - Answered a Question by nall (29 May 08 12:54)

Caught the free bus into centre. Went up in cable car, came down in basket-not for the faint hearted! Then caught service bus to Camara de Lobos, small fishing harbour. Had lovely lunch in restaurant( Winston Churchill's)and stroll around harbour.Very relaxing day.

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