The Mysteries of Funchal Walking Tour

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From $13.04

16 reviews   (4.88)

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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.


Visit the English neighborhood, the manor houses of the Maderians and the beautiful landscapes. Go visit the Saint Claire's Monastery and the Church of St. Peter. See the magnificent Quinta das Cruzes viewpoint.

What's Included

Private tour

Tour escort/host

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Food and drinks, unless specified

Hotel pickup and drop-off


Transportation to/from attractions

Traveler Information

  • ADULT: Age: 18 - 64
  • SENIOR: Age: 65 - 80

Additional Info

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Service animals allowed
  • Specialized infant seats are available

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

Holy Trinity Church
The church has stood for 185 years and is a vibrant part of life for dozens of English-speaking residents on the island and for many thousands of people from all countries of the world. An amazing venue in a beautiful setting for weddings concerts & music events for visitors and locals alike.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Manor Estate of the Crosses Museum (Quinta das Cruzes)
At Quinta das Cruzes Garden, visitors can admire archaeological sculptures, including a tombstone that, according to tradition, covers the mortal remains of “Henry the German”. In the centre of the garden there are two magnificent 16th-century Manueline windows sculpted in basalt.

10 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Santa Clara Convent
The Santa Clara Convent was built in the late 16th century, by order of the second captain-major of Madeira Island, João Gonçalves da Câmara, in the vicinity of his father's residence, to gather the daughters of the local nobility.

45 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.

20 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


ruthnP2928CN, 27-04-2022
Very interesting tour, guide spoke perfect English and was extremely knowledgeable. Saw lots more than if we had just wandered around ourselves with a guide book. Have already booked another tour with History Tellers. Highly recommend.
Wondeful tour
Fiona D, 12-12-2019
What a wonderful experience, from seeing the last bit of Funchal City Wall (just up from the shopping centre), to the views across the city with the history of who lived where, then the stone window frame from the floods of the 1800's... Should also mention the lovely end to the walk at the college and the very helpful and friendly staff at the booking desk at the shopping centre.
Discovering the mysteries of old Funchal
Sue19502014, 29-11-2019
Thoroughly enjoyed the old mysteries of Funchal with Wendell, a great guide with loads of knowledge, highly recommended
A look behind the scenes
islanderalderney, 21-11-2019
We always try to fit in a walking tour at a new destination, & when this was recommended by our hotel, we quickly made our booking & were so pleased that we did.
Our guide was Vincent (from Lichtenstein) who impressed us with his knowledge of Funchal & the places we visited, which included the Santa Clara Convent & the English Church. As a result of the latter, we found out that there was a classical concert taking place the following morning in the garden, & attending it was one of the high points of our visit. The tour ends at the Jesuit College, & afterwards do make sure to visit the Jesuit Church which has the most incredible interior.
A good way to see Funchal
Benet M, 02-03-2022
An interesting tour, its good to know the fee supports other students. We were taken on the tour by a very nice student who while not from Madeira - had really learned her stuff.

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