Guided tour

Funchal: Food and Wine Walking Tour

4.9 / 5

85 reviews

Funchal: Food and Wine Walking Tour

Activity provider: Wine Tours Madeira
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From US$ 79.13 per person

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
English
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • 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.
Includes
  • 11 food tastings
  • 6 drinks
    Not suitable for
    • People with mobility impairments

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    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

    Overall rating

    4.9 /5

    based on 85 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Service
      5/5
    • Organization
      5/5

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    The food and wine tour was an awesome way to experience all that Funchal offers! Lots of good tastings from Madeira wine to beer, pork, bread, poncha, biscuits, chocolates, and fusion foods! With lots of history and city sites shared in between! Our tour guide was very knowledgeable, interesting and fun!

    March 29, 2022

    A well organised tour with a very knowledgable and pleasant tour guide Rachel. All the food and wine stops were very interesting and well chosen. We went to back to the chocolate and biscuit stops to buy presents to take home. Joining arrangements were easy and the meeting point very easy to find

    February 21, 2022

    I can highly recommend the tour, but to be able to do the tour I had to book for two people, but Roberto immediately accepted that I was alone and that I would take good care of myself and my needs, I learned, saw and tasted a lot and would book it again anytime

    November 19, 2020

    Product ID: 64019