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Old Funchal Walking Tour provided by History Tellers

Old Funchal Walking Tour
4.5
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Recommended by 94% of travelers
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
2h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
10
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Tour escort/host
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Jesuit College of Funchal, R. dos Ferreiros Estrada, 9000-082 Funchal, Portugal Inside of Madeira University Rectory, Rua dos Ferreiras next to D' Oliveiras Madeira Wine.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Tour escort/host
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Jesuit College of Funchal, R. dos Ferreiros Estrada, 9000-082 Funchal, Portugal Inside of Madeira University Rectory, Rua dos Ferreiras next to D' Oliveiras Madeira Wine.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jesuit College of Funchal
    R. dos Ferreiros Estrada, 9000-082 Funchal, Portugal
    Inside of Madeira University Rectory, Rua dos Ferreiras next to D' Oliveiras Madeira Wine.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Municipal Gardens
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Mercado dos Lavradores
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Zona Velha
    Stop: 20 minutes
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  • 5
    Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 6
    Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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4.5
67 reviews
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Andy C
Edinburgh, UK25 contributions
Couples
Very good way to get familiar with Funchal.
Our tour guide, Julia, was excellent. A native Nederlander doing a 10month voluntary position at Madeira Uni, she ran through the history like a native of Madeira.
The interiors of the cathedral and the Jesuit college are stunning. I would thoroughly recommend this tour to find out a bit more about Funchal.
Written June 23, 2022
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Steve Buckley
London, UK5,421 contributions
My wife and myself are currently holidaying in Madeira (staying at the Quinta Splendida Hotel at Canico - 15 minute drive away from Funchal and Review to follow) and earlier today we went on the 2 hour (ours actually lasted for at least an additional 30 minutes) Walking Tour of Old Funchal.

This was not only extremely good value for money (Euros 15 approx per head) but makes one realise just how much there is to see (including the extensive Fish & Vegetable Markets) in Old Funchal - particularly if you are fortunate to have such a knowledge guide as Frederica.

As such, I would strongly commend this Tour to others - rest assured they won’t be disappointed!
Written August 27, 2021
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lightningsprite
3 contributions
Solo
Wonderfully informative walk round old funchal. Roberto was very friendly and communicated very well. I learned a lot about the history of Madeira, and tried my first poncha! I also discovered the fruit of the monsters deliciosa which certainly lived up to its name. The churches we visited were stunning.
I would recommend this tour to anyone who enjoys walking, wants to know more about the history of Madeira and enjoy the company of a very friendly and knowledgeable guide.
Written July 23, 2021
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Rob
4 contributions
Solo
In two hours time much information about historical and cultural backgrounds of the city of Funchal and the Island of Madeira. Tour guides are well informed, friendly and respectfull international volunteers. Easy walk, lots of interesting elements discovered.
Written September 2, 2021
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Justyna S
London, UK4 contributions
Old Funchal Walking Tour was nothing but brilliant from start to finish. I had my guide all to myself (as apparently I was the only one who required an English speaker) so really no complaints! Federica was really knowledgable, fun and entertaining guide, I've learnt lots and had a proper laugh at the same time. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to find out a bit more about history of the island and also get some insider's tips :) Thank you!
Written October 16, 2021
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suzjsutherland
stockport14 contributions
Couples
Or guide Marley was a delight. She took us round the city imparting her knowledge in a captivating manner. She gave us many interesting and entertaining facts and figures in an interesting and entertaining way. Many thanks Marley and Madeiran Heritage.
Written January 13, 2020
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laura1054
London, UK15 contributions
I generally like doing these types of walks in any city I visit, gives little insights that you may not get otherwise. This is a nice project the Erasmus students scheme with young people in the EU volunteering on different projects. Any money goes into supporting students with fees etc. Ends at the university offices with a glass of Maderia.
Written January 3, 2020
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fishcalledwanda
Chester, UK67 contributions
Went for a tour with Katla earlier. Tour took around two hours and we were shown a lot of sites in the old town, things we never would have noticed. She was very knowledgeable and had many interesting conversations about the history of Madeira but also history in other parts of the world. She clearly has an interest and love of history and we thoroughly enjoyed her company and the tour which was very relaxed and not rushed at all. Would recommend!
Written January 8, 2020
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GillyMac99
Rome, Italy130 contributions
Couples
An excellent introduction to Funchal and the history of Madeira. Our guide, Julian, was knowledgeable and friendly and gave us some background history of the island as we walked aroundi the old town, pointing out places of significance, places to eat and drink and places to relax. A great way to start our holiday.
Written October 16, 2021
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rmarcg
Philadelphia, PA20 contributions
Couples
Great introduction to Funchal and The Autonomous Region of Madeira. Our guide Enissa was highly knowledgeable and very accommodating with our many questions. We received both a tour of the old town and an excellent history lesson with great exploration suggestions for our week in Madeira.
Written October 2, 2021
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ruthnP2928CN
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Fascinating
Very interesting tour, guide spoke perfect English and was extremely knowledgeable. Saw lots more than if we had j
Benet M
Benet M
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A good way to see Funchal
An interesting tour, its good to know the fee supports other students. We were taken on the tour by a very nice stu
G9722XLmarkd
G9722XLmarkd
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Adequate
OK, guide was nice and we had a private tour for 2. But honestly not worth 28 euros for 1.5hr when there are Free
Polmansy1936
Polmansy1936
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Knowledgeable Tour
We were told to be at the meeting point 10 mins before the tour started, which we did. We were not told that we sho
Culture816970
Culture816970
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Must do , this Tour
All as very interesting, guide brilliant, great way to see Funchal Centre. 2 hours well spent.a d great value
Susan Z
Susan Z
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Lovely morning walk
A great morning spent walking and discovering Funchal. It was just my husband and I along with the tour guide who
Jackie B
Jackie B
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Highly recommended
Very interesting, we have been coming to the island for 19 years and it was good to find out more about the buildin
windsorsoup
windsorsoup
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Fascinating insight to these premises
Had an informative and very interesting tour of these premises by a very knowledgeable guide . Tour lasted about an
risbridger
risbridger
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madeira history
we had a lovely guide from the university , who showed us aroundd parts of the old madeira town , she was friendly
gd688
gd688
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Spectacular location, expert guide
This is a must-visit church in Funchal. The guides are volunteers. Our guide was a treasure of information not just
Fiona D
Fiona D
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Wondeful tour
What a wonderful experience, from seeing the last bit of Funchal City Wall (just up from the shopping centre), to t
Sue19502014
Sue19502014
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Discovering the mysteries of old Funchal
Thoroughly enjoyed the old mysteries of Funchal with Wendell, a great guide with loads of knowledge, highly recomme
islanderalderney
islanderalderney
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A look behind the scenes
We always try to fit in a walking tour at a new destination, & when this was recommended by our hotel, we quickly m
Virginia M
Virginia M
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Great tour with a sense of humour
Was a wonderful tour with Dulce , an excellent guide. An excellent introduction to Funchal and its interesting his
Jay_and_Elle99
Jay_and_Elle99
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Interesting & informative walking tour of Funchal
We met our student guide at the La Vie shopping centre (2nd floor near the escalator) for a 2 hour walking tour of
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