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Funchal: Old Town Walking Tour

Funchal: Old Town Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Jesuit's College of Funchal, Madeira University to begin this 2-hour guided walking tour of Funchal. Learn how the history of Madeira and Funchal shaped the city centre as you visit the most important points of interest. Travel down the 19th century public walkway between the Municipal Theatre and the Cathedral, where sugarcane was first planted in Madeira, during the 15th century. Explore the city’s medieval heart dating from the Golden Age of Sugar and discover the beautiful 17th century religious monuments. Visit the ruins of the old Pilory Square and other remnants from past floods and the area damaged by the Great Fire of Funchal in 1584. This tour helps to support students at the University of Madeira who are facing financial difficulties.  

Funchal: City Tour in a Tukxi

Funchal: City Tour in a Tukxi

With a local guide on the driving seat this tour provides a fantastic introduction to Funchal’s history, culture and landmarks. The tour will take you to the 15th century Old Town, with stops at the fantastic viewpoints of Socorro and Villa Guida. Later, appreciate a mix of landmarks from different centuries in the city center, including the 15th century cathedral, the Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmers Market) and the Municipal Square where the City Hall and the Jesuit Monastery are found. Visit the neighborhood of São Pedro where the island's oldest convent, Santa Clara, the famous Museum of Quinta das Cruzes and the Church of São Pedro can be admired.  To finish your tour, drive by the Municipal Garden and Santa Catarina Park to get a taste of Madeira’s famous gardens. The Tukxi is small and maneuverable enough to take you comfortably around the city’s small back streets. This tour is the perfect introduction to the city of Funchal!

Funchal: Explore the City Sights on a Tuk-Tuk 2 Hours Tour

Funchal: Explore the City Sights on a Tuk-Tuk 2 Hours Tour

See Funchal's top sites on a guided tuk-tuk tour. Cruise through the Old Town and the new Lido district. View sights like Pico´s Fortress, the Fort of São Tiago, and Funchal Cathedral. Be picked up from your accommodation in Funchal and take in the scenery as you drive up to to the hilltop where Pico´s Fortress is perched. Admire this fortress which once protected the city from pirates and French corsairs. Continue to Quinta Vigia, the bright pink mansion where the island's president resides. Ride to Funchal Cathedral to appreciate its sumptuous Manueline Gothic features.  Stop at the Farmer’s Market where you can peruse the fresh local produce. Finish your tour at Barreirinha´s bar in the old town where you can choose to stop for a refreshing drink or a delicious snack.

Audio Guide Citywalk Funchal for Cruise Guests

Audio Guide Citywalk Funchal for Cruise Guests

Explore the city of Funchal individually and at your own pace, with time for photos, shopping or a rest at a cafe. You will hear information about history, architecture and life in Funchal from an experienced tour guide on your smartphone. The tour for cruise guests starts directly at the port and leads along the waterfront towards the city center. On the way you will learn exciting stories about the discovery of the island of Madeira and pirate raids. It goes past the Sao Laurence Palace into the city park of Funchal. Here you can take a short break in the shade of the trees. Right next door you can buy the famous Madeira wine in Blandey's Weinlodge - a nice reminder of the island. You then continue to follow the boulevard of the city and soon you are in front of the cathedral. On the way to the large market hall you will repeatedly come across the Calcada pavements, which show scenes from the history of Portugal and other motifs. The fish hall and the vegetable market are two highlights of the market hall. Rua Santa Maria with its brightly painted doors begins just below the market hall. The many restaurants and bars invite you to take a short break. The poncha, a typical Madeiran drink, is also offered in many bars. The tour takes in many more historical buildings and squares and ends at Santa Catarina Park just above the harbor.

Madeira Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Madeira Island Highlights Private Guided Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Have you ever wanted to go on a tuk-tuk tour, but wanted something more personalized to your own taste? We present you Myway, a tuk-tuk tour journey in which you can pick not only the unique places you want to visit, but also for how long, and when. How amazing is that? With this service, you will be able to pick from more than 25 unique places, to design your own exclusive tour ride, with one of our storytellers/guides. Whether you wish to visit Monte’s Palace, Cabo Girão Viewpoint, or even of the Cathedral at Funchal, you name it, and we will make it happen. Not only you will be able to get to know some of the most beautiful scenery, the best places, and the most spectacular roads, but we will also provide you with some background history of the places you choose to visit. Plan the itinerary of your dreams when coming to visit Madeira island, just see on the specifications which ones you would wish to see. Bear in mind that if there might be one specific place that isn’t included on our list, describe it to us, to see if it is possible to visit it. Remember, there is no wrong place, there are only a great many possibilities to make this journey a memorable one. Also, there is no losing side to this journey because all places, even the roads to get there, are simply breathtaking. So, dream it, design it, and let us make your dream tuk-tuk tour of your dreams possible. - Funchal Old Town - Câmara de Lobos - Botanical Garden - Palheiro Gardens - Monte Tropical Garden - Monte Toboggans - Nuns Valley - Cabo Girão - Garajau - Pico Areeiro - Cable Cars - Viewpoints & More

Funchal at Night Private Tour by Tuk Tuk

Funchal at Night Private Tour by Tuk Tuk

Experience the romance of Funchal after dark on a private 1-hour tour of its historic neighborhoods by tuk tuk. Following a pick-up from your hotel, explore the city’s most historic areas. Your driver will be happy to show you the highlights of the city center, and take you down some of the narrowest streets. The focus will be on 3 main areas: Santa Maria (Old Town), São Pedro, and Sé. Start in Santa Maria down by the sea, and continue to São Pedro just north of the cathedral. Then, enter the historical center of the Sé, where highlights include the unusual Gothic façade of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption. Admire its Mudéjar-inspired design of cedar wood and exterior walls made of stone from Cabo Girão. Return to Santa Maria to experience the fun of Funchal at night in its nightlife epicenter.

Funchal City Tour

Funchal City Tour

This is a walking tour of 2:00h/2:30h where our local guide will show you the center of the city, the Catedral da Se, Traditional Farmers Market where you can see and try some tropical fruits. See the local fish and vegetables. Madeira Wine tasting with typical cake ''bolo de mel''. Also the Old town with painted doors, a old cookies and typical cake factory and Sao Tiago fortress. To end the tour you will be able to try the Madeira wine in a local old winery. Come with us and discover some of the highlights of Funchal and much more!

Funchal: Private Guided Tour of Historic Center by Tuk Tuk

Funchal: Private Guided Tour of Historic Center by Tuk Tuk

Your tuk tuk driver / guide will take you through the center of the main city of Madeira, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Funchal for 1 hour and listen to its history. This tour will take you to discover Funchal's old town, the Cathedral and Funchal Town Hall. The Old Town of Funchal or Núcleo Histórico de Santa Maria is an area where we can take a trip to the beginning of the colonization of Funchal. Having been one of the first areas to be populated, it soon assumed a leading role in the development of this city. The heritage wealth of this area is enormous. Your tuk tuk driver / guide will take you through the center of the main city of Madeira, where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Funchal for 1 hour and listen to its history. This tour will take you to the old part of Funchal, the beautiful Mercado dos lavradores, the Cathedral and the City Hall of Funchal. The Old Town of Funchal or Núcleo Histórico de Santa Maria is an area where we can take a trip to the beginning of the colonization of Funchal. Having been one of the first areas to be populated, it soon assumed a leading role in the development of this city. The heritage wealth of this area is enormous.

Funchal Old Town 1-Hour Tour by Tuk Tuk

Funchal Old Town 1-Hour Tour by Tuk Tuk

Experience the romance of Funchal on a private 1-hour tuk tuk tour of its historic neighborhoods and monuments. Following a pick-up from your hotel, explore the city’s most historic areas. Your driver will be happy to show you the highlights of the city center, and take you down some of the narrowest streets. The focus will be on 3 main areas: Santa Maria (Old Town), São Pedro, and Sé. Start in Santa Maria down by the sea, and continue to São Pedro just north of the cathedral. Then, enter the historical center of Sé, where highlights include the Gothic façade of the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption with its Mudéjar-inspired design of cedar wood and exterior walls made of stone from Cabo Girão. Return to Santa Maria to experience the fun of Funchal in its nightlife epicenter.

Funchal : 1 hour City Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Funchal : 1 hour City Tour by Tuk-Tuk

Embark on a memorable jaunt through Funchal city, where every moment is smooth, enjoyable, and filled with insights about Madeira’s rich history and intriguing island tidbits. Starting at an agreed-upon location, the Funchal City Tour tuk-tuk adventure unfolds. Prepare to uncover the finest and most enchanting corners of Funchal city during this guided tour. For an optimal experience, make sure your cameras and phones are fully charged to capture the beauty along the way. Itinerary: Fortaleza de São João Batista do Pico, Museu da Quinta das Cruzes, Banco de Portugal, Catedral da Sé, Praça da Autonomia, Mercado dos Lavradores, Zona Velha do Funchal, Fortaleza de São Tiago.

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4.8
(911 reviews)

Our guide was a pleasant and friendly young gentleman, I think called Levi but apologies if not with so much knowledge and interesting facts about Maderia, its history, traditions and places of interest within the old town of Funchal. The information was presented in a professional and interactive way. We really enjoyed this 2 hour tour and would highly recommend it. The tour is a good way of supporting the university and the students either studying in Madeira or taking a gap year.

Very friendly and knowledgeable guide. There was just us two on the walk so we were able to interact with the guide fully. Leant about the history and culture of Madeira while visiting the old town. The tour was quite varied taking in the Catherderal, markets, shopping, churches and official buildings. A very enjoyable afternoon stroll.

Very rich visit with explanations provided. Very good guide who doesn't count his time and who also helps us to locate the shops and restaurants in the city where we can buy without being taken for tourists! A big congratulations!

Just a great experience Saw so much of the city in just a short time Friendly and knowledgeable guide

Very pleasant ! Our guide answered all our questions about our interest in Madeira