Funchal History and Culture Free Tour

Duration: 2h
Quality Verified Registered on November 28, 2023

InsighTours is a group of passionate local guides who dare you to share cultural and historical experiences. We love deepening into the countries' history, meeting people from all over the world, and sharing knowledge. Allow yourself to discover History, Culture, Hidden Gems and Mysterious stories about the city you chose. Open the world of Insights! Join the Experience!

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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
  • Accepts electronic payment
    This tour allows payment by electronic means or credit card

Tour description

Embark on a Funchal History and Culture Tour for a historical and explorative experience.

Our knowledgeable guide will lead you through Funchal’s top attractions while indulging in Madeira wine tasting stories and recommendations. Explore the island's culinary treasures and enjoy local delicacies. One can immerse into picturesque landscapes and unique  historical facts.

With private guidance, explore hidden gems and Funchal attractions. You will find valuable travel tips for navigating Madeira's unique island offerings. Join the Experience! 

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Parque de Santa Catarina, 9000-216 Fu...
    Parque de Santa Catarina, 9000-216 Funchal, Portugal
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    Look for the guide in red polo

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Santa Catarina Park

    Begin at Santa Catarina Park, a lush oasis where nature thrives amidst the city’s heartbeat. Stroll Jardim Municipal do Funchal, a garden that embodies the city’s natural beauty and serenity.

  • 2
    Outside visit
    Jardim Municipal do Funchal

    Discover the Funchal Cathedral, a historic treasure that speaks of the city’s spiritual roots.

  • 3
    Outside visit
    Sé Catedral do Funchal

    Discover the Funchal Cathedral, a historic treasure that speaks of the city’s spiritual roots.

  • 4
    Outside visit
    Praca do Município

    Explore Praça do Município, where history resonates through the architecture and atmosphere.

  • 5
    Outside visit
    Mercado dos Lavradores

    Immerse yourself in the vibrant Mercado dos Lavradores, a bustling market filled with local flavors and colors. Try Madeira Drinks and Bolo do Caco at the best places for your experience.

  • 6
    Outside visit
    Miradouro do Socorro

    Beautiful panoramic views

  • 7
    Outside visit
    Forte de São Tiago

    Unearth the history of Forte de São Tiago and Forte São José, two fortresses guarding Funchal’s heritage.

  • 8
    Outside visit
    Forte São José

    Unearth the history of Forte de São Tiago and Forte São José, two fortresses guarding Funchal’s heritage.

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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Pauliina 26 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
The guide did not show up nor inform before start time that the confirmed tour would not take place. Very unprofessional and very disappointing. Only after walk start time received message from GuruWalk that the guide had cancelled.
Louisa 26 Mar 2024

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Travelled in group - Mar 2024
No sign of the tour leader. I was messaged on the site after the start time. Wasted an hour because I got to the park early after another trip so I waited. Very disappointing.
Yanin 06 Feb 2024

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Travelled alone - Feb 2024
Great tour, very informative and fun with Eduardo, he totally deserves a statue as tour guide of Madeira Island 😁
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 100 people.
Suitable for carrying 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
Electronic or credit card payment is accepted.
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