Funchal: Old Town Walking Tour
- Small group
- Duration: 2 hours
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This trip was amazing and all thanks to Nelson, the best guide we ever had! So please if you do it, ask for him! He will take time to take you to the most beautiful and original places from Madeira, not the typical touristical placea! We took time for us to take pictures everywhere in every viewing point he showed us, brought us to a very nice and quiet restaurant with good food and then in the afternoon to a place where we could drink the poncha! We were also not swimming in the most crowded natural pools in Pt. Moniz but in more “unknown” ones! The landscape and the safari ride and his driving skills were also THE BEST! All in all an AMAZING experience! Thank you Nelson!!
As the island is very quiet at present I benefited from a one to one guided experience (actually two to one as a trainee was tagging along). That apart, my young female guide was knowledgeable, engaging and very open to my various (sometimes off-topic) questions and filled in the gaps in my limited knowledge if the island and its history most effectively. Always best to take a tour like this to better understand the place you’re visiting, and as a bonus, personal gratuities are politely declined with the suggestion that a donation to support student activities is preferred .
Both student and senior guide were quite passionate on telling the history and the special aspects regarding the city of Funchal. They were well prepared and they guided the tour in a very friendly spirit. I collected a valuable amount of information and now I am able to use this knowledge to appreciate and understand the city while walking around by myself. I really enjoyed the tour!
You won’t be disappointed by this tour. It was one of the best things we did during our recent trip. You see so many points of interest during this tour and beautiful parts of the island. You won’t regret it! Well worth the money as well. I want to give a special shout out to Nuno, our tour guide, was fantastic! Really knowledgeable and entertaining.
Easy to find meeting point and very knowledgeable guide! It covered not only the history but also tips on local food and restaurants in the old town area of Funchal. It covers more than 6km of walking in total so wear comfortable shoes!