Guided tour

Funchal: Food and Wine Walking Tour

Activity provider: Wine Tours Madeira
Guided tour

Funchal: Food and Wine Walking Tour

Activity provider: Wine Tours Madeira
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From US$ 86.39 per person

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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.

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


  • 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.
  • 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

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    4.9 /5

    based on 134 reviews

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    My husband and I did the tour on Valentines Day (this was an accident, just the best day for us) and were lucky enough to be only two people in the group so Roberto was able to answer all our questions and talk more about the things we were interested in. He was knowledgable about the history, architecture and obviously well known and liked as we were welcomed at each location with big smiles!

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    March 28, 2023

    Excellent tour around the center of Funchal. Lots of the island's history explained, and the food & drink was excellent. Did it on the first day of our trip and it seemed to cover most of the local food and drink. Highlights were the Madeira wine, scabbard sandwich, and poncha! Tree House bar was also great, we eneded up going back there a few nights later.

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    March 28, 2023

    We enjoyed an excellent tour with Roberto. The stops were well spaced out with opportunities to sample a wide variety of Madeiran specialties in a range of establishments we would not have necessarily discovered. Roberto was friendly & extremely knowledgeable about the area. The tour gives you not only a sample of local cuisine but also a potted history in a small group environment. Well worth it .

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    March 28, 2023

    Product ID: 64019