Funchal Old Town Free Tour

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Quality Verified Registered on March 06, 2020

I was born and raised in Funchal and since I was 14 years old, I dreamed of being a Guide and showing travelers my little piece of heaven. I became a mountain guide in 2016 and fulfilled part of my dream, guiding people in the incredible nature of Madeira. In 2018, I had the challenge to start the Free Tours in my city. I accepted the challenge and feel very happy and lucky to share the best of the city and the mountains with our visitors!

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  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

The Old Town of Funchal was the first Portuguese neighborhood outside the European Continent. Right away, a community of fishermen and seafarers was created. For centuries, this people lived in very precarious conditions. The Old Town of Funchal got to the beginning of the 21st Century as the area to avoid in Funchal. Thanks to people with knowledge of other Old Towns in Europe and with a great vision, Zona Velha do Funchal has gained a new face, a new dynamics and today, it is a mandatory place to visit, not only for visitors, but also for locals. On this tour, we will see the two main Forts of Funchal (Forte de São Lourenço and Forte de São Tiago), The Legislative Assembly, the Pillory Square, some of the painted doors in Rua Santa Maria and end the tour on the beautiful viewpoint of Barreirinha.

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  • Meeting point:
    Av. Calouste Gulbenkian 1629, 9000-05...
    Av. Calouste Gulbenkian 1629, 9000-052 Funchal, Portugal
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    In Parque Santa Catarina, in front of the Chapel, with a yellow umbrella with the company's logo

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

35 ratings
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4.79
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4.47
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4.7
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4.76
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Charles 19 Jan 2023
Bridgnorth

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
A simple way to find your way around at the start of your holiday.
Gregor 13 Jan 2023
Hamburg

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Travelled alone - Jan 2023
Sehr interessant und professionell.
Paul 09 Jan 2023

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Excellent tour, would recommend it if you are in Funchal.
David 01 Dec 2022
London

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Travelled in group - Nov 2022
Excellent tour with Lisa. Would thoroughly recommend her if you want an interesting and informative tour of Funchal.
Hacen 10 Oct 2022
Paris

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Travelled alone - Oct 2022
Great tour! Great guide! I definitely recommend!
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What should you know?

Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
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