Foodies on Foot: A Perfect Blend of Local History, Flavors & Cultures

4 hours | Madeira (Funchal) | F N C - 3 8 0
Average Guest Rating
From
$ 159.95
Shorex Best Price Guarantee
Find a better price for any excursion we offer and we will refund you 110% of the price difference.
Includes snack, Moderate activity

Description

Be sure to read the Special Notes further down this page for important requirements and restriction.

What you will visit:
Food & Cultural Walking Tour of Funchal
Funchal is the foodie capital of Portugal. Wear comfortable shoes and stroll through its historical streets on a four-hour guided culinary adventure. Interact with restauranteurs and the city's gourmet specialty grocers as you sample regional and local favorites. At each stop, enjoy a generous sample of the specialty of the house and sip Madeira wine, local beer, Portuguese wines, 'Poncha' and refreshing Portuguese Tea. Around every corner enjoy the captivating historical buildings and colonial architecture as your guide shares the city's fascinating 600-year history.
What you will see along the way:
A stroll through Old Town, with its characteristic cobblestone streets and old facades, is an opportunity to glimpse its great architectural and historical value. In the center of the enclave is 15th-century Corpo Santo Chapel and one of the city's oldest streets, Rua de Santa Maria, which has been revitalized by Funchal's 'Arte Portas Abertas' project, which commissioned local artists to turn old doorways into creative and colorful works of art.
Tastings:
Have a light breakfast (or lunch), as there is much to eat on this mouth-watering adventure. Your relaxed walk offers a hands-on experience of Madeira's food trends and city culture. You never know what's around the corner, but the list of delicacies you will try may include:
Best homemade local pastry in town
Famous Madeira honey cake
Local Fresh Cheese
Delicious local fish 'espada'
Succulent grilled tuna
Homemade chocolates tasting
Madeira wine
Local beer
Good-quality Portuguese wines
Refreshing portuguese tea
'Poncha' most popular drink in Madeira

Special Notes:

Comfortable walking shoes, as extensive walking and warm cardigan / jacket is recommended as Madeira has a microclimate.

Tour cannot operate on Saturday afternoons, Sundays and Public Holidays as the local market is closed.

Vegetarian and non-alcoholic options available.

Details

Tour timeline may vary to avoid overcrowding, etc.

Board your mini bus and travel to Funchal City Center

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
16
Travel time:
00:15

Walk & Food tour of Funchal

Time at site:
03:30
Inside visit:
Yes
Restroom available:
Yes
Shopping available:
Yes
Photo/video opportunity:
Yes

Reboard your mini bus and travel back to the ship

Transport type:
Mini Bus
Transport Capacity:
16
Travel time:
00:15