Guided tour

Funchal: Food and Wine Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

64 reviews

Funchal: Food and Wine Walking Tour

From US$ 67.61 per person

Enjoy a walking tour in lovely Funchal and taste a wide variety of foods and wines along the way. Your guide will take you to producers, bars, stores and a local market, and tell you about local gastronomy as you savor the tastes of Madeira.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Stop at 9 venues for 11 food and 6 drink tastings
  • Admire the sights in the beautiful city of Funchal
  • Taste traditional products from local markets, restaurants and wine producers
Full description
Discover the exciting history of Funchal as you sample its flavors on a 3-hour guided walk. Hear about the city’s past, admire its architecture and of course try some famous Madeira wines. Taste traditional foods from restaurants and the local market. Enjoy 9 stops in all, with 11 food and 6 drink tastings. The following venues are stops on this tour: • O Calhau • Uau Cacau: a 100 percent Madeiran chocolate factory, that’s all about elegant chocolates and traditional flavors that are simply Irresistible • Blandy's Wine Lodge: the wines from this producer are appreciated all over the world, and their older wines enjoy the highest reputation among top professionals • Fabrica de Santo Antonio: a factory that produces the best-known Madeira cookies and sweets from traditional recipes • Cristalina Chique: this typical bar is popular among the locals, who enjoy eating the black scabbard fillet sandwiches or fresh tuna, at any time of the day • Mercados dos Lavradores: the farmers market in Funchal offers up colorful flowers, seasonal exotic fruits and a wide variety of fish • A Mercadora: this typical Madeiran grocery store sells various spices as well as beans, potatoes and much more – try the famous sugar cane spirit poncho • Venda da Donna Maria: sample tasty regional and home cooking at this old town restaurant that offers a menu of typical Madeiran cuisine • Chocolate e Menta: a tea house where you end off your morning filled with delicacies. From here you’ll return to the departure point.
Includes
  • 11 food tastings
  • 6 drinks
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    Meeting point

    Meet at the entrance of the H&M store located next to Rotunda do Infante (Infant's Roundabout sculpture)

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    • All tours are conducted in English.
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 64 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      5/5

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    I can highly recommend the tour, but to be able to do the tour I had to book for two people, but Roberto immediately accepted that I was alone and that I would take good care of myself and my needs, I learned, saw and tasted a lot and would book it again anytime

    November 19, 2020

    This was a really great way to see Funchal - all of the stops are more ‘local’ than you would necessarily try yourself and everything you eat and drink is delicious. Sofia was an excellent guide; knowledgable, funny and happy to take questions. She even gave us a restaurant recommendation for dinner that evening!

    October 3, 2020

    Great way to explore the ’local’ side of Funchal. Like the focus on supporting small, family owned operations - did a good job at selling why we might go back to ”stops” on our own to buy quality, local, quite inexpensive gift items. In addition to food and wine, guide also covered much of the local history.

    January 16, 2020

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