Free cultural and natural tour of Funchal

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: Spanish, French
Guru: Nina
Registered on October 23, 2022

Hi, I'm Nina de Castro, a mountain and cultural guide on the Island of Madeira. I have had a travel company for more than 7 years and to which I dedicate my life. I love what I do, I love teaching the people who visit us our history, nature, our cultural richness with more than 600 years. I wait for you on our wonderful Island, the Island of Flowers, of thousands of stories.

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

Tour description

We will begin this free tour of Funchal by meeting at the indicated time in front of the Chapel of Santa Catarina , located in the park with the same name.

 After a brief introduction, we will take a walk next to the Marina do Funchal and, from this port in the capital of Madeira, we will continue the free tour until we stop in front of the palace-fortress of São Lourenço. This ancient fortress has been built in 1513, and later during the Spanish rule of Portugal.
We will talk to you about the strategic importance of this fort, considered one of the main military enclaves of Madeira.

We will continue the tour through the center of the city talking a little about its nature and we will pass by the Funchal Cathedral , before going down the Avenida do Mar , where we will contemplate the exterior architecture of the Madeira Assembly and the Funchal Gate. From there we will go to another Fortress of San Tiago to the old town of Funchal where we will pass through the oldest street in the city, known today, The street with art, with the painted doors.
At the end of the tour, time to give references to nature tours, museums and Madeiran restaurants to taste our gastronomy and traditional drinks.

 I wait for you!

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  • Meeting point:
    Santa Catarina Park, Av. do Infante 1...
    Santa Catarina Park, Av. do Infante 18, 9000-015 Funchal, Portugal

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).

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Rosa 09 Apr 2023
Vallfogona de Balaguer

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Travelled in family - Apr 2023
Nina es muy profesional. Un 10!
Laura 08 Apr 2023

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2023
Excelente guia!
Carmen 06 Apr 2023

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Travelled in group - Apr 2023
La experiencia con Nina fue buena pero el grupo era demasiado grande
Olivia 31 Mar 2023

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2023
Vale la Pena hacer el tour
Angel 02 Feb 2023
Santa Cruz de Tenerife

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Travelled in couple - Jan 2023
Una guía fantástica con un dominio del español y con una buena velocidad en su lenguaje. Muy documentad, mante y conocedora de la naturaleza de su isla. Y muy preparada en muchos temas económicos e históricos de Madeira. Un encanto de persona, muy atenta y nada pendiente del reloj. Nos hizo una visita que superó las 2 horas y media previstas.
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Not suitable for pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 4 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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