Guided tour

Madeira: Food, Wine & Culture Walking Tour

Madeira: Food, Wine & Culture Walking Tour

From US$ 78.49 per person

Are you a foodie? Then this is the perfect tour for you. Enjoy the best local flavors on this 4-hour walking food tour while absorbing the rich culture of Madeira.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, French, German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the best traditional cuisine Madeira has to offer
  • Learn all about the city's history from a qualified tour guide
  • Sample amazing Portuguese wines and other local drinks
Full description

On this exceptional cultural and gustatory experience, you will be taken to off the beaten track to sample amazing traditional food from Madeira while sipping a glass of Madeira wine or a cup of Portuguese tea.  The tour starts in the charming historic center with a qualified tour guide who has many years of experience. Your guide will explain the historical and cultural details of the city as well as the traditions behind each dish, which will surely enrich the tour. This 4-hour tour includes 7 stops with a visit to the market. From an artisanal chocolate tasting to the famous local custard tarts, the choices of delicious treats will be enough to satisfy anyone’s cravings.

Includes
  • All food and drinks are
  • Vegetarian, gluten free and non alcoholic options are available
  • Qualified tour guide
  • Personal insurance
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Meet at the tour office next to the Sé Boutique Hotel on Christopher Columbus Square. The guide will carry a board with "Madeira Exquisite Food on Foot Tours" written on it.

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What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 84 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Carla was an excellent, professional and thoroughly entertaining guide. Would have given 5 stars but let down by the fact that there was no prior enquiry as to dietary requirements. We found out to our dismay that the tasting meal at Apolo contained pork. We notified Carla who promptly alerted staff. We were the only member of the party who had dietary requirements and as a result waited a long time before our meal eventually arrived, still containing pork products (ie chorizo) and at different times (my wife’s meal arrived much later).. There was no substitute for the pork items (so in effect we had less than the other members of the group whilst paying the same). In my wife’s case, two further items were missing from her dish - polenta and passionfruit sauce. We had expected to taste Madeiran fish (ie black scabbard, limpets etc) or other delicacies, but did not do so. All in all disastrous! Fortunately, the rest of the tour proceeded without any further hiccups.

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November 23, 2022

This is a really well organized tour where you can try all the important dishes of Madeira. I loved that we received a plate with 5-6 different dishes in small portion so that we were able to try all the trasitional main courses: beef, pork, fish and seafood of course. Also the other stops with chocolate, cake, cookies, wine, poncha, tea, cheese… all were amazing!

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September 23, 2022

This was the best idea to do for our vacation! :) We tasted so many different kinds of traditional/typical food and drinks from Madeira and learned so much about the culture and history of this magical island! I highly recommend doing this tour to get a true insight into Madeira and its people! Obrigada again to our super friendly and empathetic tour guide! :)

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August 6, 2022

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