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Food and Wine Walking Tour in Funchal

Highlights
  • A guided savory food and walking tour in Funchal
  • Learn about Madeira’s gastronomic history from a local guide
  • Sip six varieties of wine made on Madeira and learn about their flavor profiles
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Food and Wine Walking Tour in Funchal
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Food and Wine Walking Tour in Funchal
From US$63.72
Overview
Dip into Madeira’s thriving culinary scene on this wine and food tour in Funchal. Taste your way through Funchal’s restaurants and markets while learning about Madeira’s rich gastronomic history and admiring its distinctive ambiance. To top it off, sample local wines and mingle with friendly locals.
What to Expect
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!
Reviews (49)
1 - 5 of 19 reviews
Reviewed 30 October 2018
3 in 1 tour. storytelling - discover Funchal - wine and food tasting

this tour offers something for everyone. storyteller sofia told us during the trip about her own experiences and the traditions of the island with a dose of humor. During the route we stopped at nice venues for tasting traditional drinks and dishes and we got...More

Thank Bram B
Reviewed 27 October 2018 via mobile
Tasty and interesting day

We had a great time on this food and wine tour. The stops were varied and told a story of the local food and the history behind it. The guide was very knowledgable and friendly, and we went to places that we would not have...More

Thank Lee39921
Reviewed 15 October 2018
Excellent tour with Sofia

We really enjoyed this tour with,Sofia as our guide. Sofia is a local lady who is a storyteller. Our group of 8 was a perfect size to enjoy this excellent food and wine tour. Sofia makes the tour great fun - sharing lots of local...More

Thank lmcc71279
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile
Fun Excursion

My wife and I were in a group of 8 with a guide. We walked quite a bit throughout the city sampling wine and food as we went. I was a bit worn out as it was hot but the experience was above average. Food...More

1  Thank U1286DTdavidg
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile
Don’t miss out on this in Funchal

My husband and I absolutely loved this food tour and it’s certainly been a highlight of our holiday. Sophia is wonderful and so knowledgeable about the history and culture of Madeira (having grown up there herself). Her tour was very engaging and the stories were...More

1  Thank Elly_Newcastle
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Response from Elly_Newcastle | Reviewed this property |
The tour started at 10:30 and finished around 13:30. If you needed to leave slightly earlier, I’m sure it wouldn’t be a problem if you let the guide know beforehand.
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