Expand your horizons, take in the beauty of the best historical locations
Funchal City Tour
Spend a morning immersed in our local history and culture. From €30/ person, if 4 paying. Children FREE.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Small Group
We will begin our tour visiting Santa Catarina’s Park to enjoy the views of the beautiful amphitheatre of Funchal and then walk to São Francisco’s Garden to explore the amazing world of plants. We will continue to the Cathedral, the seat of the largest diocese in the world in the 15th century, to admire the remarkable altarpiece and the ceiling in the Moorish style. After, we will visit the Jesuit’s church, considered the most beautiful on the island with the most original and splendid Portuguese artistic expressions – the gilded woodcarving and the tiles. Next, we will stroll through the colourful Farmers’ Market with stalls full of fruits and flowers and maybe find some produce you didn’t know to exist. To finish, we will walk through the Rua de Santa Maria, famous for its street artwork doors until the Fort of São Tiago in the Old Town. Please note: since this booking requires confirmation, you do not need to pay at checkout. Reserve your seat now, and if we reach 4 adults paying, we will send an email 24 hours before the tour.
- Qualified Tourist Guide
- Entrance fees when mentioned
- Pickups and drop-offs. (The meeting point is in Funchal – details sent by email).
Please consult our FAQs section, where we have the answers to the most asked questions.
08:15 - 09:10
Hotel Pickup (Departure time)
A member of our staff will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members. Please click here for location details and map.
Friday & Saturday Morning
Year-round, except on holidays.
Tour starts at 9:00 and finishes around 13:00
Departure Point and Time
Confirmed by email
You will receive an email with location details and map.
What do you need to bring?
Comfortable walking shoes, a camera and sunscreen.
We also recommend bringing a raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.
Good to Know
The tour is not walking-intensive, but the route includes cobblestone streets. We will start with a gradual descent, and then it will be a flat walking. There will be a comfort break.
We pick you up from the place you are staying at and drop you off when finished. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified. We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore. Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of both our guests and personnel.
12:30 - 13:00
Hotel Drop-off (Return Time)
We will take you back to the same spot where we picked you at the start of the tour. If you prefer, have lunch in one of the many restaurants in the Old Town.
The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.
Items you can add to this Tour
To make the most of your holidays in Madeira, go through our add-on options visible on your cart at the time of booking this tour.
These are the items that you can add to this tour:
Children (-12 years old) FREE if previously informed.
Mininum to run the tour
Prices per person: Starting from 25 euros (Min. 4 persons)
Minimum Price per tour: 150 euros (1-4 persons).
Small groups: 1-16 persons.
Food and Experiences
For hotels in Funchal: For all tours, we will collect you and drop you off at your hotel.
For hotels outside Funchal: Please note there maybe be an extra charge for such pick-ups and drop off.
If you have your own car, please select that option, and we will set the time and the meeting point in Funchal.
Your confirmation email will have the exact meeting point details along with a map, and emergency phone number.
Our vehicle will have a very clear card (a banner) with our company logo on the windscreen and in case of being a group, the name of the group printed on it. Our driver or Tourist Guide will also have a list of the passenger’s name.
This walk covers about 4 kilometres overall. The tour moves at a leisurely pace and there are opportunities to sit and use the restroom if needed.
This tour is mobility friendly if you Upgrade to Private, so we can arrange a specially outfitted vehicle to accommodate wheelchair users.
And it is good for kids, but please feel free to book privately if you prefer.
Tours operate rain or shine, but in the case of inclement weather, your Tourist Guide will modify the tour, so more time is spent indoors. It never hurts to have an umbrella on hand.
Besides our tours for mainland travellers, we also offer great value options for people who travel by cruise ships. You can choose one of the existing tours or create your own customized itinerary. Get in touch to arrange your tour!
Our staff is the backbone of each successful service. We look for people who are not only qualified and experienced but who are also passionate and love what they do.
Yes, private tours are available for all tours listed on our site, but at a different rate. Please get in touch for any further information about any listed tours.
Any of our private tours run every day and can be customized to suit your preferences but bear in mind that some businesses aren’t available on public holidays or Sundays. Please get in touch to let us know what you would like to see and do, and we will do our best to arrange it.
No, we offer tours in Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and German. Other languages on request.
Please get in touch as soon as you become aware you may be unable to make your tour, so we can try to accommodate you. If you are unable to make your reserved tour for reasons out of your control, and we have spaces on the tour for the following day we will happily change your booking free of charge. Please see our Policy for further detail.
We will make every effort to try to re-schedule your tour if you are unable to make it for reasons out of your control. In the instance you wish to cancel your tour all together please see our Cancellation Policy for details on refunds.
One of the great things about Lux Madeira is that we have no minimum requirements for our tour to run, so we will still go ahead if just one person has booked. The size depends on the number of bookings, but you can always choose to upgrade to a private tour at a different rate.
Prices for all our shared services are quoted per person, except in the case of our private services.
If you are happy with the service you receive, it’s customary to tip your driver and Tourist guide. This is entirely at your discretion.
Madeira island holidays are the ideal getaway all year round. Madeira weather in coastal areas is temperate and mild with no great extremes-although the temperature can drop the higher you go on the island so, whatever time of year you visit, be sure to bring warm clothes when visiting the mountains. Obviously, rainfall is higher in the winter and you’ll probably need to pack a raincoat or umbrella. Madeira’s average temperatures range from 18C in winter to 25C in summer, with sea temperatures being nearly the same due to a warm Gulf Stream that surrounds the Island all year round, 18C to 22C.
The dress code for our tours is comfortable and casual. Dressing in layers gives most comfort as you can shed and add items when the climate varies. Consider packing.
- Comfortable walking shoes
- An all-weather coat
- Comfortable clothing.