Guided tour

Madeira: Food, Wine & Culture Walking Tour

4.7 / 5

53 reviews

Madeira: Food, Wine & Culture Walking Tour

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From US$ 76.98 per person

Are you a foodie? Then this is the perfect tour for you. Enjoy the best local flavors on this 4-hour walking food tour while absorbing the rich culture of Madeira.

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Duration 4 hours
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Live tour guide
Portuguese, English, French, German
Wheelchair accessible

Experience

Highlights
  • Explore the best traditional cuisine Madeira has to offer
  • Learn all about the city's history from a qualified tour guide
  • Sample amazing Portuguese wines and other local drinks
Full description

On this exceptional cultural and gustatory experience, you will be taken to off the beaten track to sample amazing traditional food from Madeira while sipping a glass of Madeira wine or a cup of Portuguese tea.  The tour starts in the charming historic center with a qualified tour guide who has many years of experience. Your guide will explain the historical and cultural details of the city as well as the traditions behind each dish, which will surely enrich the tour. This 4-hour tour includes 7 stops with a visit to the market. From an artisanal chocolate tasting to the famous local custard tarts, the choices of delicious treats will be enough to satisfy anyone’s cravings.

Includes
  • All food and drinks are
  • Vegetarian, gluten free and non alcoholic options are available
  • Qualified tour guide
  • Personal insurance
  • Transportation
  • Gratuities
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

Meeting point

Tuesday and Friday afternoon tours start at 1 PM from the cable car station, located in the historic center by the waterfront. Wednesday morning tours have a different meeting point, which is in front of the Zarco Monument, at Av. Arriaga 10, 9000-064. Meet your guide opposite the Funchal Cathedral in front of the Golden Gate Grand Cafe.

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What to bring

  • Face mask or protective covering
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 53 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.4/5

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Amazing tour! Our guide, Jaqueline, was very knowledgeable about the food and the history surrounding both it and Madeira. She was super friendly and very hospitable. Everything was well organised and the quality of the food samples were superb. The layout and the structure of the tour, as well as the food provided gave a great impression of the local Madeiran cuisine and its history in a short timeframe. I saw some reviewer who gave this a mediocre rating, however I believe it may depend on what kind of group you end up with, ours was very interactive and cheerful which gave everything an amazing atmosphere. Apart from a great food tour, I also made some new friends. All in all, an amazing tour definitely worth doing. Thank you so much Jaqueline!

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May 6, 2022

I do enjoy a food tour, it’s a great way to get your bearings & have local knowledge on what is the regions speciality. Our guide was very honest, pleasant, a true local. The food & drinks we experienced were of high quality in lovely venues. The tour ran short on what was expected, was a very slow walk in a small area & didn’t really include any local cultural references, despite there being a number close by. If more had been included & the time maximised I would have rated the tour higher.

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March 16, 2022

The tour guide informed us about culture, history and of course about the culinary highlights of Madeira. The selection of food and drinks is balanced and is offered at different locations. The tour group consisted of 10 people. Language was mainly English. German was also possible. The tour is recommended.

December 8, 2021

Product ID: 319153