Old Funchal Walking Tour

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From $13.04

114 reviews   (4.75)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 2 hours

Departs: madeira, portugal

TicketType: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.


Your 2-hour tour to the emblematic monuments of this part of the town will be guided by a former university student or a European volunteer (European Voluntary Service - part of the European Union's Erasmus+ programme) integrated in this project, developed at the University of Madeira. This will be a university project with a side that will most certainly fascinate you.

What's Included


Tour escort/host

What's Not Included

Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 3 - 85

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Municipal Gardens
Also known as Dona Amélia Garden in honour of the former queen of Portugal, the Funchal Municipal Garden is conveniently located in the city centre, north of Avenida Arriaga, on the site where the São Francisco Convent once existed. The convent’s coat of arms has survived until today and is displayed on one of the lawns. The garden overflows with flora from Madeira and many other parts of the world. It covers an area of 8,300 m² and has a lake and stream populated with fish and birds. There are also some works of art and an auditorium that serves as a venue for cultural activities.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias
Located in Avenida Arriaga, the Baltazar Dias Municipal Theatre is a centennial monument of high architectural value.

5 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Mercado dos Lavradores
The Mercado dos Lavradores ("farmers' market") is a fruit, vegetable, flower and fish market in Funchal, Madeira. The building was designed by Edmundo Tavares and opened on 24 November 1940. The facade, main entrance and fish market contain panels of tiles depicting regional themes, executed by João Rodrigues. It is divided into a number of smaller plazas and stairways that are used as sales venues.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Zona Velha
Nightlife in the Old Town is currently a great attraction where art and entertainment come together, as the streets in the area have been transformed by the work of local and foreign artists (through a project entitled “Arte de Portas Abertas”). The project represents one of the facets of urban art and culture in the city.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista
The College Church, dedicated to Saint John the Evangelist, is a must see attraction in Funchal that impresses visitors with its incredible interiors, that includes Madeira's finest baroque and mannerist art pieces.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal
The old Jesuits' College of Funchal, now the University of Madeira's rectory, has witnessed more than four centuries of History. Now it is the focal point for exhibitions, tours and several services available to our visitors.

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great introduction to Funchal
Robert_R, 17-09-2022
Had a wonderful guide from the Netherlands. She was very knowledgeable and personable. We did the tour on our first day in Funchal. Great was to learn about the city.
Great tour
DrGordy, 03-09-2022
Only two of us, so basically a private tour. Really friendly and knowledgeable guide, Julia. Plenty of patience with our questions.
Wonderful walking tour- a must do activity
MadMac1973, 27-08-2022
Our guide was excellent- full of great information and facts. We visited so many places on our walk and now know so much about Funchal!
Excellent experience not to be missed!
Brian_R, 18-08-2022
We found this tour very informative and fascinating indeed. The tour was lead by a very knowledgeable student who certainly knew Maderia very well.
Funchal walking tour
Alan_K, 25-07-2022
Very interesting tour round Old Funchal with a very knowledgeable guide who interacted with us very well.
Would certainly recommend.

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