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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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • 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

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Christian 27 Aug 2022
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Travelled in group - Aug 2022

Netter Guide, der immer besser wurde

Simon 24 Aug 2022
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Travelled in couple - Aug 2022

Great intro to old town of Funchal. Interesting information on old and new life in Madeira.

Lina Bejarano 21 Jul 2022
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Travelled in group - Jul 2022

Me encantó, muy paciente y mucha información sobre la ciudad. También da bastantes recomendaciones.

Sandra 22 Jun 2022
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Travelled alone - Jun 2022

Very clear Old Town tour covering the main interest point and providing Tour guides personal connections with the city. Excellent if you want to know and understand mo...

Kai Günder 18 Apr 2022
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Travelled in couple - Jan 2022

Lisa was a very great guide. The tour was very interesting and easy to follow and Lisa was super nice. What was especially great was the fact that she shared her live ...

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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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