Free tour through the streets of Funchal

Duration: 1h and 45min
Languages: English
Guru: Liliana
Registered on March 22, 2023

I am a Madeiran who is very proud of her city. I am an English teacher and a researcher. I love communicating with people. The history of the island is fascinating and I am thrilled to share it 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

Madeira Island has been known all over the world for centuries, mainly due to its wine. But there's so much more to discover about this island! 

I will take you, in small groups, through the main streets of Funchal, and tell about its culture and history.
Book your tour with me and let me show you my city!

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Av. do Mar e das Comunidades Madeiren...
    Av. do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 1, 9000-054 Funchal, Portugal
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    I will be next to the Pizza Hut restaurant, in Avenida do Mar, opposite the white Fortress.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Palácio de São Lourenço

    This was the official residence of the General-Governors of the Madeira Islands.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Golden Gate Grand Café

    This is the oldest Café in Funchal.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Estátua João Gonçalves Zarco

    A statue in honour of one of the first discoverers of Madeira Islands )1419).

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Sé Catedral do Funchal

    It was built in the 16th century.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Câmara Municipal do Funchal

    the Church do Colégio and the City Hall are situated in this square.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Mercado dos Lavradores

    Mainly on Friday and Saturday morning, farmer take their fresh products (fruit, vegetables, flowers) to this location to sell them.

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Zona Velha

    Its the Old Town, where colurful doors give an interesting touch to this once busy part of Funchal. There are lots of restaurants here.

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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Paul 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Very friendly and knowledgeable. Lots of local history and information, nothing to much trouble. Well worth the experience
Anne 15 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Liliana ist ein toller Guide mit sehr gut verständlichen Englisch. Die Tour war sehr entspannt und man konnte viele Fragen stellen. Danke!
Kristina 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Liliana was very kind, knew so much about Funchal and took us to all the spots we needed to see as first comers to Funchal. Loved the tour and her energy!
Claire 08 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Liliana was friendly, knowledgeable and her tour was fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble and she answered all our questions. We loved the small group as well!!
Martin 26 May 2024
Aschach an der Donau

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Ganz tolle Tour. Liliana spricht super verständliches Englisch. Sehr witzig und kurzweilig. Danke!
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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
There is no minimum number of people 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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