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Old Funchal Walking Tour provided by History Tellers

Old Funchal Walking Tour
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About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 10440P2
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Tour escort/host
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Jesuit College of Funchal, R. dos Ferreiros Estrada, 9000-082 Funchal, Portugal Inside of Madeira University Rectory, Rua dos Ferreiras next to D' Oliveiras Madeira Wine.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Tour escort/host
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
Departure details
  • Jesuit College of Funchal, R. dos Ferreiros Estrada, 9000-082 Funchal, Portugal Inside of Madeira University Rectory, Rua dos Ferreiras next to D' Oliveiras Madeira Wine.
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Jesuit College of Funchal
    R. dos Ferreiros Estrada, 9000-082 Funchal, Portugal
    Inside of Madeira University Rectory, Rua dos Ferreiras next to D' Oliveiras Madeira Wine.
    See address & details
  • 1
    Municipal Gardens
    Stop: 10 minutes
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  • 2
    Teatro Municipal Baltazar Dias
    Stop: 5 minutes
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  • 3
    Mercado dos Lavradores
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • 4
    Zona Velha
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 5
    Igreja do Colegio Sao Joao Evangelista
    Stop: 10 minutes
    See details
  • 6
    Colegio dos Jesuitas do Funchal
    Stop: 15 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Robert
1 contribution
Great experience
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Julien was a very good guide. He showed us the main places in the heart of Funchal. Having a great knowledge and being really passionated by the history of Madeira and Funchal he gave us a lot of information. He talked about the history and he also showed us places to relax, to drink and to eat. I recommend this tour!
Written 25 November 2021
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Tim M
2 contributions
Great introduction to Funchal history
Nov. 2021 • Couples
Very interesting and informative tour by a knowledgeable and engaging guide who had clearly studied his subject in some depth
Written 20 November 2021
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Barbara O
Aldridge, UK1 contribution
Informative walking tour of Funchal
Very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable young lady, we thoroughly enjoyed our tour with her and would highly recommend this tour.
Written 18 November 2021
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Sallykmd
Greater London, UK3 contributions
Great guide
Nov. 2021
We had a fantastic guide - Frederica who was not only knowledgeable but also a pleasure to spend time with.
We took the tour on our first afternoon in Funchal and it gave us a perfect introduction. Highly recommended.
Written 15 November 2021
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Wiltshire Traveller
London, UK11 contributions
Excellent tour - thoroughly recommended
Nov. 2021
Inez is a knowledgeable guide who led us through the historical and lovely old Funchal town. We met at Madeira University and explored architecture, politics, visionaries and much more. Suitable for anyone who appreciates more than sand and sea.
Written 5 November 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Darren H
Addison, TX7 contributions
Nice tour
This was a very informative and casual tour we were able to learn a lot about the city of funchal all its local history in a very casual and entertaining fashion
Written 27 October 2021
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Justyna S
London, UK4 contributions
Fantastic!
Oct. 2021
Old Funchal Walking Tour was nothing but brilliant from start to finish. I had my guide all to myself (as apparently I was the only one who required an English speaker) so really no complaints! Federica was really knowledgable, fun and entertaining guide, I've learnt lots and had a proper laugh at the same time. Would definitely recommend this tour to anyone who wants to find out a bit more about history of the island and also get some insider's tips :) Thank you!
Written 16 October 2021
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GillyMac99
Rome, Italy129 contributions
An excellent introduction to Funchal and the history of Madeira.
Oct. 2021 • Couples
An excellent introduction to Funchal and the history of Madeira. Our guide, Julian, was knowledgeable and friendly and gave us some background history of the island as we walked aroundi the old town, pointing out places of significance, places to eat and drink and places to relax. A great way to start our holiday.
Written 16 October 2021
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rmarcg
Philadelphia, PA20 contributions
Great introduction to the Island
Oct. 2021 • Couples
Great introduction to Funchal and The Autonomous Region of Madeira. Our guide Enissa was highly knowledgeable and very accommodating with our many questions. We received both a tour of the old town and an excellent history lesson with great exploration suggestions for our week in Madeira.
Written 2 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Sally_Andrew
Alfreton, UK41 contributions
Great introduction to Funchal
Just the 2 of us with our guide who was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was not a strenuous walk but leisurely and very informative about the history and main focal points.
Written 1 October 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Polmansy1936
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Knowledgeable Tour
We were told to be at the meeting point 10 mins before the tour started, which we did. We were not told that we sho
Culture816970
Culture816970
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Must do , this Tour
All as very interesting, guide brilliant, great way to see Funchal Centre. 2 hours well spent.a d great value
Susan Z
Susan Z
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Lovely morning walk
A great morning spent walking and discovering Funchal. It was just my husband and I along with the tour guide who
Jackie B
Jackie B
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Highly recommended
Very interesting, we have been coming to the island for 19 years and it was good to find out more about the buildin
windsorsoup
windsorsoup
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Fascinating insight to these premises
Had an informative and very interesting tour of these premises by a very knowledgeable guide . Tour lasted about an
risbridger
risbridger
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madeira history
we had a lovely guide from the university , who showed us aroundd parts of the old madeira town , she was friendly
gd688
gd688
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Spectacular location, expert guide
This is a must-visit church in Funchal. The guides are volunteers. Our guide was a treasure of information not just
Fiona D
Fiona D
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Wondeful tour
What a wonderful experience, from seeing the last bit of Funchal City Wall (just up from the shopping centre), to t
Sue19502014
Sue19502014
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Discovering the mysteries of old Funchal
Thoroughly enjoyed the old mysteries of Funchal with Wendell, a great guide with loads of knowledge, highly recomme
islanderalderney
islanderalderney
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A look behind the scenes
We always try to fit in a walking tour at a new destination, & when this was recommended by our hotel, we quickly m
Virginia M
Virginia M
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Great tour with a sense of humour
Was a wonderful tour with Dulce , an excellent guide. An excellent introduction to Funchal and its interesting his
Jay_and_Elle99
Jay_and_Elle99
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Interesting & informative walking tour of Funchal
We met our student guide at the La Vie shopping centre (2nd floor near the escalator) for a 2 hour walking tour of
Bearsie457
Bearsie457
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An insider’s guide to Funchal
Sophie our guide was incredibly knowledgeable. She took us to all sorts of interesting places we wouldn’t have know
EESW1
EESW1
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A very well worthwhile experience.
Guided tours run on a Saturday and last about 90 minutes. They cost €6 or #3.75 for concessions. I was the only per
193michaelr
193michaelr
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Fun and interesting!
As first timers to madeira we also wantedto know a bit more about the history, we arrived unannounced at 12:00 and
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