Wine And Sugar Walking Tour - Funchal

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    From Monday to Friday at 11:00am, 14:00pm and 16:00pm
  • Departure Details :
    Jesuit College of Funchal, R. dos Ferreiros Estrada, 9000-082 Funchal, Portugal
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Know about the economy of Madeira over the centuries. Find out why the island was the base of expansion in Portugal and what is known as the White Gold. Get to know the incredible history of Madeira Wine.

Know More about this tour

Meet your guide in the Naturalmente Português - History Tellers store in the La Vie Shopping Center. The guided excursion across Funchal is done by feet and has a duration of approximately 2 hours. Get to know the population of Madeira and how the island was used as a control base for the portuguese on the atlantic and indian ocean and of their coastal areas for centuries. Get in touch with famous visitors of the island and what they undertook here. Know more about Madeira Wine and what their contributions are for the global history. Get to know the buildings of the cathedral and the customs house of Funchal and the sugar, which paid for their constructions. Discover one of the oldest touristic centers.

Inclusions

Driver/guide

Tour escort/host

Private tour

Exclusions

Food and drinks

Drinks

Lunch

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transportation to/from attractions

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

  • 26-Aug-2022

    This tour was excellent. We learnt so much about the history of Funchal and Madeira and our tour guide was brilliant. Very friendly, knowledgeable and amenable. Tour lasted around 1hr for us in the end but the guide was keen to do more with us as she said it often takes about half an hour longer! We didn't need to but it was great customer service. Madeira and Funchal is just beautiful and well worth the walking tour to get your bearings and learn lots. Went straight in to D'Oliveira wine Lodge for a wine tasting after, it's right next door and finished our tour off beautifully. Highly recommend and thank you to our brilliant guide.

  • 31-Jul-2022

    Julia was a wonderful tour guide and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. She was knowledgeable, personable, and brought the history to life.

  • 25-Nov-2021

    Un très bon garçon nommé Julien nous a bien fait aimer la ville et de plus 3 langues et est super sympa il mérite sa note de 5 étoiles

  • 11-Jan-2021

    Die Tour war sehr interessant und vielseitig und hat spannende Einblicke über die Entwicklung und die (Wein- und Zucker-)Kultur auf Madeira geboten. Die Stadtführerin hat klug, kenntnisreich und engagiert die Stationen gezeigt und konnte neben den Infos vor Ort auch spannende Geschichten und Anekdote erzählen. Würde ich sofort wieder buchen.

  • 07-Jan-2021

    Diese Tour ist besonders zu empfehlen. Sie bietet einem eine Vielfalt an Informationen rund um die Entstehung Madeiras sowie der Wein und Zuckerproduktion. Sie hat uns wirklich gut gefallen, super Tourguide und nur ans Herz zu legen!

  • 18-Jan-2020

    we had a lovely guide from the university , who showed us aroundd parts of the old madeira town , she was friendly and knowledgeable even though she was not native to the island , she still had a lot of love and passion for the island and this showed in her talks about the various historical places we visited , we had a tasting when we returned to the shop of traditional maderian wine , this was made in the area we had visited , which was a nice end to a lovely 2 hour walk .

  • 09-Jul-2018

    We went on this tour as we were interested in the sugar side of things as we could have gone to any of the wine houses otherwise. Guide was very knowledgeable but was unaware that the sugar museum was closed for whole of june, sad that tour were not more closely linked with museum and were not informed of this as learned m thing about sugar industry at all.

  • 30-Jun-2018

    We took this tour during our third visit to Funchal in three years. The tours are conducted by students at Madeira University and Carlos, who took us on our tour, was very knowledgeable about the history of the island and its wine and sugar making heritage. His English was also excellent. He was also, incidentally, the compere and lead singer of the free fado concert heard at the university the following evening. The tours are very good value and you can choose the time you would like to start. We will be taking more History Tellers tours when we return.

  • 26-Jun-2018

    We went on this tour as we were interested in the sugar side of things as we could have gone to any of the wine houses otherwise. Guide was very knowledgeable but was unaware that the sugar museum was closed for whole of june, sad that tour were not more closely linked with museum and were not informed of this as learned m thing about sugar industry at all.