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History Tellers

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  • Perfect for all ages and skill level
  • Perfect introduction for first-time visitors
  • Small-group tour
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History Tellers
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History Tellers
From USD 11.51
Overview
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 to Expect
Meet your guide at Naturalmente Português - History Tellers in La Vie Shopping Centre to begin this 2-hour guided walking tour of Funchal. Learn how the history of Madeira and Funchal shaped the city centre as you visit the most important points of interest.
Travel down the 19th century public walkway between the Municipal Theatre and the Cathedral, where sugarcane was first planted in Madeira, during the 15th century.
Explore the city’s medieval heart dating from the Golden Age of Sugar and discover the beautiful 17th century religious monuments.
Visit the ruins of the old Pilory Square and other remnants from past floods and the area damaged by the Great Fire of Funchal in 1584.
Reviews (18)
1 - 5 of 10 reviews
Reviewed 12 September 2018
Very good way to start a holiday in Funchal

Our walking tour around Funchal started inside La Vie shopping centre opposite Ale Hop. Sophie was our guide and she was very informative. We learnt a lot about the history of Madeira and a few tips about the present day too. Our visit to the...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Topcat20
Reviewed 20 August 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour

Very knowledgeable guide who knew lots of the interesting history of the city. She was full of recommendations for activities food and drinks too. Highly recommended.

1  Thank Tim M
Reviewed 7 July 2018
Still in bed??

We booked and paid for a tour around the assembly building. The guide did not show up, at first we were told that this was because a previous tour was running late and the guide would be there soon. Then we were told that the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank 6John
Reviewed 7 May 2018
Informative walking tours guided by knowledgable students

We took a walking tour of Funchal and a shorter tour around the City Hall during March 2018. The tours were guided by Erasmus students, in our case they were both from the Netherlands and were well versed in their subject matter. Our groups were...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Spanish_Windlass
Reviewed 4 May 2018
Full on & Informative

Our guide David knew his stuff. A good information packed walking tour of the centre of Funchal. He was able to go 'off message' to answer questions . By the way when they message you to meet at the La Vie shopping centre they mean...More

Date of experience: March 2018
1  Thank david m
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Response from Gillian M | Reviewed this property |
We enjoyed our tour. These can be very personal tours guided by a university student. WE just walked around the town, but she pointed our all sorts of things which we had never noticed in all the 17 years we have been... More
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