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Funchal, Portugal
Madeira Food & Cultural Tour
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icon4 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 3 more
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Overview

Taste your way around Madeira on this food on foot walking tour. You won’t have to worry about language barriers as you’ll have a guide to translate and order for you. Save time researching and planning your trip by having a guide to show you around. You’ll make the most of your day by visiting seven different places and tasting local specialities. Conveniently, all food and drink is included.  .
  • No language barriers—your guide will translate menus, and answer questions
  • Try local Madeiran food specialities from seven different eateries in Funchal
  • All food and drink is included, and vegetarian options are available
  • A guide will enrich your experience by teaching you about local culture
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All food and drinks.
Qualified and Certified Guided Tour.
Personal Insurance.
Alcoholic Beverages
Mask is required
Private transportation
  • Funchal Cable Car , Av. do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses, 9060-190 Funchal, Portugal

    Departure Point: AFTERNOON TOUR - Tuesday,Thursday and Friday departs from the cable car station, located at Avenida do Mar in the historical area at 1pm

  • João Gonçalves Zarco Monument , Av. Arriaga 10, 9000-064 Funchal, Portugal

    MORNING TOUR - Wednesday departs from then Zarco Monument , located at the Zarco Avenue, in front of the Sé Cathedral at10:30am

  • This activity ends in a different location. See details below:
  • Praça De Colombo , Pç De Colombo, 9000-057 Funchal, Portugal

    Tours starting in the old town end in the city center by the cathedral. Tours starting by the cathedral end in the old town.

  • Zona Velha , Rua de Santa Maria 1, 9060-291 Funchal, Portugal
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking.
    • A small amount of walking is involved.
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund.
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Infant seats available
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Not recommended for vegans
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    • OPERATED BY Madeira Exquisite Food on Foot Tours
    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

    Learn more about cancellations.

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
    Q:
    What is the social distancing policy during Madeira Food & Cultural Tour?
    A:The policy on social distancing is:

    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    See all safety measures taken by Madeira Food & Cultural Tour.
    Q:
    What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Madeira Food & Cultural Tour?
    A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

    • Guides required to regularly wash hands
    See all safety measures taken by Madeira Food & Cultural Tour.

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    star-5
    Madeira food tour
    Ruth_R
    , Jul 2022
    Our guide Cars was brilliant. She was so knowledgeable and had a great sense of humour. The food and drink was brilliant too.
    icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
    Thank you very much for your kind review! We hope to see you once again for new experiences! :)
    star-5
    Fantastic
    Josephine_A
    , Jun 2022
    What a fantastic tour, enjoyed every minute. Our guide was very knowledgeable and fun. Very stop gave you a unique taste of Madeira. Would recommend a must for anyone visiting Madeira.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    Thank very much you for the review and kind recommendation. We hope to see you once again! :)
    star-2
    This tour is overpriced and overrated!
    Andrei_K
    , Jun 2022
    This tour is overpriced and overrated. It was not very informative. The food was mediocre and the amount of food was quite small.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    We thank you for your feedback. We always like to add the cultural and historical aspects of the island to our gastronomic tour though. But since this is not an entire city cultural tour, we don’t have the time to visit all the high historic places, because most of our time is to sample and explore local gastronomy. We hope to see you once again, for an even better tour, wishing you all the best.
    star-5
    Wonderful food and fantastic guide
    Emma_P
    , Jun 2022
    Beautiful tour with fantastic food, a great mixture of traditional foods, wine and history. Even revisited a few of the places afterwards. Jacqueline was incredibly knowledgeable and friendly. It gave us a chance to explore parts of Funchal we may have otherwise overlooked. Thank you for making our first day in Madeira a memorable one.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    Thank you so much!. We appreciate your kind review and feedback and hope to see you once again, for new experiences and new tours! :)
    star-5
    Informative and delicious!
    Julie_A
    , Jun 2022
    Thoroughly enjoyed this walking food tour! Our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable, very friendly, and spoke excellent English. All the food we tasted was super delicious. We did everything at a great pace, never too rush, and never too full to eat at our next stop. Highly recommend.
    icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
    We appreciate your kind review, recommendation and hope to see once again! :)
    star-5
    Food and Fun in Funchal
    Mark_S
    , May 2022
    Leena led us on a food and cultural afternoon tour in Funchal, Madeira. We were a small and really diverse group of people from Germany, the United Kingdom, Portugal, and we represented the US. Everyone spoke English and we quickly made 8 new friends for the afternoon – this was a great way to learn about the other activities on the island. The tour started at 1pm in the old town with a full lunch that featured a sample of the local dishes. The Black Scabbardfish is amazing, and Madeira is about the only place you can find it. They also have an incredible Kabab called Espetada that was fabulous. We walked thru the old town, the marketplace, with more snacks, tea service, and sweets. We learned a bit about the history of Madiera, it is not well-known in the US but I think that may change. Madeira is the known as the flower island and it is remarkably beautiful. Madeira is part of Portugal and the people all seemed to know English as well as Portuguese. Evidently, this has been a popular destination for UK travelers over the years. Thank you Leena, our tour companions and of course thank you to the wonderful people of Madeira. This was a great trip and we loved learning about your culture, your food, your island, your traditions.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thank you so much for this great review! We hope to see you once again for new tours & experiences!
    star-5
    Excellent walking tour
    Susan_L
    , May 2022
    The guide was knowledgable of Madeira history and readily shared this with the group. Food and drink tasting were excellent and patrons attentive to the group. A great thing to do
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thank you very much for your kind review! :) We hope to see you once again!
    star-5
    Best food tours ever
    dbmckn
    , May 2022
    Jacqueline is really great. We went on two tours with her. The first was a cooking tour where we had the best tuna I have ever had in my life. The sauteed clams were inspired and the chefs were charming. The second tour was a walking tour. I was afraid it would be all sweets, but the food was copious. Do not worry that you will not get enough to eat, which has been the case on some tours I have done in the past. There is more than plenty on this one. A wide variety of meats, seafood, veggies, dessert, wines, and the famous rum drink. I think you will be pleased. We certainly were.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Always a pleasure! Thank you so much for the review and feedback! We hope to welcome you once again for new experiences.
    star-5
    An excellent tour if you want to understand local specialities
    Anna_D
    , Apr 2022
    A fantastic tour; very well organized, stopped at 6 or 7 places, with a very knowledgeable local guide who was passionate about Madeira, its economy and culture. Very well paced, with good tastings that really provided an insight into Madeiran culture. A nice touch to start at a tea house, stopped for cake and cookie samples, had a very nice lunch with all key madeiran dishes, then had a fruit tasting and explanations (very interesting), and chocolate/Madeira tasting at the market. Finished up at a poncha place. Despite the size of the group (10?) people, every experience seemed intimate. My favorite tour during a week of excursions.
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    We appreciate your kind and thoughtful review and hope to see you once again! :)
    star-5
    Great intro to Madeira food
    Elizabeth_B
    , Apr 2022
    Jacqueline the owner was our tour guide and she was amazing. Don’t eat breakfast you will get a lot to eat and drink along the way. She also got us a reservation at a new restaurant that was fantastic!
    icon Response from Host , May 2022
    Thank you for your kind words and review we are happy you enjoyed it! :) And hope to see you once again.
    star-5
    Well worth it
    William_M
    , Apr 2022
    A wonderful dose of Funchal history with snacks to remember! Inga was passionate and knowledgeable and happy to answer questions.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Thank for your kind words and review! We hope to see you once again!
    star-5
    Exceeded our already high expectations
    Mrs_J
    , Apr 2022
    Our guide was great it was lovely to learn about Funchal while visiting interesting places to eat which we will now revisit on our own.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Thank you for your kind review! We are happy to have hosted you and hope to see you once again!
    star-5
    Superb food & cultural tour
    Kenneth_C
    , Apr 2022
    We've taken similar tours in other cities in Europe but this one stood out for the professionalism of the guide. Darlene possessed abundant information about both the food and culture/history of Madeira and presented it all with enthusiasm and charm. The selection of foods and drinks gave us an excellent introduction to the island's cuisine, which is distinctively different from mainland Portugal. We couldn't have been more pleased and recommend this tour highly.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Thank you dearly for your kind review and recommendation! We hope to see you once again! Happy Easter!
    star-5
    Fabulous all encompassing experience with Madeira’s best food!
    Cat_S
    , Apr 2022
    Jaqueline was a wonderful guide! We enjoyed every minute and especially the food! If you go back hungry , there’s something wrong with you! Cheesecake, tea, a full lunch of Madeira's fish, pork, Beef, vegetable, wines,chocolates and fruit! Amazing!
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    Thank you very much for your enthusiasm and kind review! It was a pleasure! Happy Easter! :)
    star-5
    Great tour, great food, great guide.
    BarryK_H
    , Apr 2022
    We had missed our cruise ship in Fort Lauderdale, CA and were in Maderia waiting for it to arrive. This food tour was the perfect way to get to know the old part of the city and its excellent food. Our guide was knowledgeable and personable. We had a great time.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    We are happy for your enjoyment and hope to see you once again! Happy Easter! :)
    star-5
    A foodie’s delight!
    Victoria_J
    , Apr 2022
    This is an excellent way to become acclimated to Funchal and Madeira Darlene is an outstanding guide and explained the food at each stop. Everything was delicious and presented beautifully. We’ve returned to some of the stops.
    icon Response from Host , Apr 2022
    We kindly thank you for your review and enjoyment! Happy Easter! :)
    star-5
    We had an excellent...
    Debra_H
    , Mar 2022
    We had an excellent morning tour - fabulous food and such interesting information. Everything was very well paced and most enjoyable.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    We kindly thank you for your feedback and hope to see you once again!
    star-5
    An excellent starting point to getting to know Madera and Funchal
    John_B
    , Mar 2022
    Good selection of Maderan food and drink. Excellent introduction to the culture and history. Our Guide Darlene was very knowledgeable, entertaining and had a great sense of pacing with the walking and the stops.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    We gladly thank you for your review and hope to see you once again!
    star-5
    Relaxed and delicious way to discover Madeira
    Laura_D
    , Mar 2022
    Our lovely guide Ana Luisa was so warm, knowledgeable and fun. Had a lovely time, plenty of food and gained some great new information about Madeira its culture and food. Not easy to manage a very mixed group, but her charm pulled it off. Highly recommend
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    We highly appreciate your feedback and recommendation and hope to see you once again!
    star-5
    Great fun and fascinating food journey in Funchal
    Kathryn_H
    , Mar 2022
    Well planned route with a lovely guide Ana. Relaxing stops at numerous places with generous food and drink servings, …full meal with beef skewers, tuna steak and fried fish, also stop for cocktails, fruit in the market, chocolates and Madeira wine, biscuits and tea and cake. We learnt a lot about Madeira and it’s food.
    icon Response from Host , Mar 2022
    We thank you alot regarding your review and feedback! Always a pleasure!

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