Private tour

Madeira: Private Poncha and Nikita Rum Tour

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

Madeira: Private Poncha and Nikita Rum Tour

Activity provider: Pearl of the Atlantic

From US$ 62.27 per person

Get a taste of Madeira's drinking culture with a half-day experience from your hotel. Under the care of a local guide, you will be taken to two bars to experience two locally favored drinks, without having to worry about transportation for the day.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, French, Spanish, German
Pickup optional
Your hotel in Calheta, Ponta do Sol, Ribeira Brava.
Private group


  • Try Poncha
  • Sip on Nikita, with or without alcohol
  • Sample local sugar cane rum
Full description
After being collected from your accommodation, you will begin your half-day tour drinking typical local drinks without having to worry about how you will get home. You'll travel with your friends or family to embark on a drink-tasting trail, which will focus on the local spirit: sugar cane rum. You can try the Poncha, which is a typical drink made for the fisherman of the island, as well as different flavors and combinations made with the finest local rum. Seeing as you don't want to drink only Poncha, your guides have another drink titled the famous Nikita to present to you, which tastes just like an ice-cream milk shake. Throughout your experience you will be offered peanuts or beans to enable you to drink better, which is the traditional Madeiran way. At the conclusion of your experience, you will be returned safely back to your accommodation.
  • Driver/local guide
  • Hotel/apartment pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transportation by private vehicle
  • 1 Poncha drink or 1 Nikita drink
  • WiFi onboard
  • Port pickup and drop-off
  • Food and other drinks
  • 2nd rounds of Ponchas or Nikitas
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Funchal Cruise Ship Port, Gare Marítima do Porto do Funchal, 9004-518 Funchal, Portugal. Your guides will pick you up outside on the pier next to your cruise ship.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The minimum drinking age is 18
  • This experience is unfortunately not wheelchair accessible
  • This product operates rain or shine, except in the case of extreme weather events
  • Make sure to contact in advance so to agree on your exact pickup time
Customer reviews

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Very interesting tour with and about poncha, although I liked more Nkita. Anyway, Richard was a good and understanding guide. We traveled very comfortably.

September 12, 2021

Product ID: 339956