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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
US$64.03
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!
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1 - 5 of 12 reviews

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
Reviewed 15 June 2018 via mobile
Fab food and fab wine

Excellent tour, with great food and great drink to go with it. Learnt a lot about the island and Funchal itself. Some stops were so good we went back for more on our own. Sofia our guide was brilliant. Would highly recommend

Thank cookmr86
Reviewed 11 May 2018
Don't expect too much – NO halleluja-food-moments

The food/wine tour was ok, some of the stops was a complete waste of time, others was uniqe and fun, it's a mix. Our guide was not very knowledgeable, she could not answer simple questions about the wine we drank, which I sort of expect...More

Thank Philip O
Reviewed 18 April 2018
Excellent

Sophia was out guide. She spoke excellent English and was full of information. The variety and combinations of tastes were fantastic. We have been on a number of these in different countries and this was the best yet.

Thank Rob S
Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile
Wine and Food Walking Tour in Funchal

Had a fab tour today with Sophia. She is a story teller and made an excellent guide as she made everything come to life in such an engaging way. We had a lot of stops and saw and tasted so many tasty things. I’m a...More

Thank Mark H
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Lynne T
25 June 2018|
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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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