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Food and Wine Walking Tour in Funchal

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    The beautiful city of Funchal hides an exciting past full of stories and flavors. Join a Madeira Wine Tour through the city, discovering gastronomy, history, architecture and of course Madeira wines. Taste the most traditional and authentic gastronomy from some restaurants, wine producers and the local market. The following sites are stops on our tour:

    Made in Madeira: an innovative project that aims to keep the traditions of Madeira, its culture and art alive. Come and taste the perfect regional delicacies.

    Uau Cacau: 100% Madeiran chocolate factory, all about elegant chocolates and typical flavors. Simply Irresistible.

    Pereira d'Oliveira Vinhos: the wines from this wine producer are appreciated all over the world with their old wines having the highest reputation among top professionals.

    Fabrica de Santo Antonio: the best known Madeira cookies and sweets factory. Recipes are traditional, always.

    Snack Bar Coca Cola: this is an appreciated typical bar among the locals where it is possible to eat black scabbard fillet sandwiches or fresh tuna, anytime of the day.

    Mercados dos Lavradores (Local market): the Farmers Market in Funchal offers a profusion of colors and scents beginning with the colorful flowers past the appreciated seasonal exotic fruits, and ending in the large and bustling fish market.

    A Mercadora: the typical Madeiran grocery store, where various spices can be found and also beans, potatoes and much more. Here it is also mandatory a stopover to try the famous Poncha.

    Venda da Donna Maria: come and delight yourself with tasty regional and home cooking. This restaurant located in the old town offers a rich and complete menu of typical and secular Madeira cuisine.

    Oficina do Mercado: the "Oficina" is located at "Armazém do Mercado" and it is a modern space, recently created by young Madeiran. It's a place where you want to be because good coffee, wine, tea, and music in the calm atmosphere are part of this space. This is a perfect ending of the tour before returning to the original departure point.

    Enjoy 9 Stops, 11 food tastings and 6 drinks on this comprehensive tasting tour of Funchal!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Rotunda do Infante (Infante Roundabout).
    Departure Time
    10:30 AM
    Duration
    3h
    Return Details
    Tour ends in the Old Town (Zona Velha).
    Inclusions
    • Beverages
    • Food tasting
    • Snacks
    • Wine tasting
    • Local guide
    • Entry/Admission - Mercado dos Lavradores
    • Entry/Admission - Armazem do Mercado
    Exclusions
    • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • A minimum of 2 adults per booking
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Really enjoyed our food and wine tasting tour whilst staying in Funchal. Sophia, was excellent , taking us to some interesting places, that we would never have found on our own. Her knowledge about the city and its foods/ drink was also excellent. Went back...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank esk60
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    Thoroughly enjoyed our Food & Wine tour in Funchal with our excellent, knowledgeable and friendly guide Sophia who not only introduced us to excellent food but also passed on lots of local knowledge about both the city and the island. We followed previous reviews and...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Col_Tarp
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

    We really enjoyed this 3 hour tour and felt it gave us a true insight into the food and drink of madeira. Our story-teller Sofia was excellent and related many fascinating stories from her childhood on the island.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Louise E
    Reviewed September 7, 2019

    We booked through our tour rep (Jet2holidays). The meeting point was a little hit and miss. We waited at the statute outside of the Cathedral (as instructed), but we should have been at the monument outside of the Bank of Madeira. All credit to the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank David_B-Billericay
    Reviewed August 22, 2019

    The details for the trip were clear and received well in time. The meeting location was simple to find and Sofia was an excellent story teller and guide. We learnt a lot about Madeira, not just the food. The foodie stops on route were places...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank CatHanlon
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    The person could keep up for sure, but I can think of three places where it would be difficult to get in due to space issues, but also a high step up to get in not suitable for a wheelchair, step is not to code based on an... More
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