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Capacity: 53 seats

  • 51 passengers
  • 1 professional driver (included)
  • 1 seat for the Tourist Guide (Tourist guide not included)

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The Crown’s Jewel

The Irizar i8 is a luxury tourist vehicle for long journeys and other special services, equipped with the most advanced technology on the market. Travelling in the Irizar i8 is a unique experience.

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Did you know?

  • Only two of those models were exported to Europe. One of them was made for Real Madrid and the other one for VIP RC TRANSPORTS.
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The debut of the new bus, on 27 March 2017, was marked by the arrival of the Portuguese National Team, 2016 European Champions. Photo Courtesy of Ruben Câmara.
  • This is the first Irizar i8 made for Portugal. Irizar Spain stopped production, to get this bus ready in time for Portugal-Sweden 2018 FIFA World Cup football friendly match. The National Portuguese Team, 2016 Champions of Europe, made its fine debut on March 27, 2017.
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The National Portuguese Team, Champions of Europe, with the Euro Cup 2016 Trophy in front of our bus. Photo courtesy of Ruben Câmara.
  • The best player in the world, Cristiano Ronaldo, travelled in this bus. Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Madeira, owns CR7 Museum and Pestana CR7 Funchal Hotel in Madeira and is one of RC TRAVEL Team sponsors, along with Galp, Ageas Seguros and RC Travel and Lux Madeira Travel Agencies.

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Interior Design

The choice of colours for this bus, were based on the colours of the VIP RC, black with gold letters and above all, because MADEIRA IS GOLD! We wanted to honour the titles that the island achieved in the World Travel Awards: The Best Insular Destination in Europe (2013, 2014 and 2016) and the Best Insular Destination in the World (2015 and 2016).

And because our instinct led us to the idea that a sober exterior demanded an exuberant and festive interior, we created a design that would cause passengers a surprise impact, such as the church of the Jesuits of Funchal. It wouldn’t be the first time that someone is inspired by our monuments. The International Airport of Madeira, renamed Madeira Airport – Cristiano Ronaldo, got its inspiration from the Gothic columns of Funchal’s Cathedral.

The gold in the corridor in straight lines conveys an air of sophistication and a modern, innovative and futuristic design, the VIP RC brand image.

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State of Comfort and well-being

This bus offers an exceptional comfort to the Passengers, Drivers and Touristic Guides, guaranteeing an unforgettable stimulating experience.

  • Special leather ergonomic armchairs are available for extra comfort
  • More space between the seats
  • It is silent and offers advanced sound and vibration reduction
  • Individual climate control and air-intake, to create a more pleasant environment
  • Full LED lighting inside and out
  • Pneumatic powered luggage locker doors
  • Large panoramic and tinted window
  • Radio
  • Plasma screen with a DVD player
  • Large luggage compartment
  • Reclining seats, arm and footrests
  • Refrigerator: for bottles and medicines

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Tourist Guide Area

  • Guide seat with 3-point seatbelt
  • LED map reading light
  • Guide microphone
  • Extra guide microphone in B pillar

Latest Generation Extras

  • Wireless access (2 buses)
  • Automated External Defibrillators (2 buses)
  • High-definition plasma television
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We are the only Transport company on the island with an Automated External Defibrillator

Special needs

  • 2 Wide side doors
  • Independent suspension to reduce the step access height.
  • On board there aren’t any toilets or WC since it is a small island and there are many stops during the tours.

Safety

  • Electronic Brake Control for optimum braking power on slippery surfaces
  • Advanced Emergency Braking System
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with approach sensors that help maintain a safe distance from other vehicles.
  • Rolling and frontal impact resistance
  • Extinguishers
  • Emergency exits (including escape hatches)
  • Hammers for breaking windows
  • Safety belts
  • Laminated-glass windscreens and lateral windows, which crack, but remain intact when broken.
  • First-aid Kit

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