Our Funchal Epic tour is made for those who would like to embrace Madeira's culture with a twist of being in a tuk-tuk ride.
With exceptional subtropical weather and mild temperatures all year round, the city of Funchal is one you will not want to miss out on. Funchal is the 6th largest city in Portugal with high cultural and historical value for anyone who chooses to adventure in knowing more about it.
This private excursion trip will show 25 of the most popular and historical places, some hidden gems, but also some charming landscapes and abundant colourful vegetation all over town.
Be ready to live and experience Funchal's most beautiful sights and sounds with a dedicated guide in private transportation without having to handle any sort of crowds.
Starting at one of the highest points of Funchal's old city walls, Fort São João Batista, more commonly known as Pico Fortress, and ending at the president of Madeira's official house.
Pico's fort is a fortress that was built between 1632 and 1640 when Portugal and Spain were under the same rule. This construction was built and used to protect the people and the land against pirate attacks.
A brief stop will be made at the fort, in order to allow you to enjoy a short visit (free admission). During this stop, you will be presented with a mesmerizing panoramic view of the city where you'll be able to embrace this beautiful sight but also capture some magical moments to remember later.
The second shortstop will be at Funchal's Cathedral, having been built in the late 15th century, this is one of the few structures that survived the period of colonization of Madeira.
A stop at the farmer's market (Mercado dos Lavradores) is mandatory for anyone visiting the island. The market was built in 1940 and the project was designed by Edmundo Tavares. The tile panels adorning the building facade were painted with regional themes by João Rodrigues.
At this pit stop, you'll be able to see, taste, and enjoy one of the most typical products in Madeira. All sorts of products are sold here, from produce, fish, plants, spices you name it and you'll find the best that Madeira has to offer.
Last but not least important, a stop will be made at the Barreirinha's bar, where one can enjoy a great snack while enjoying one of the best sea views in Funchal.
Throughout the course of the entire trip, there will be an opportunity to experience and explore other hot spots of the city, not only the ones mentioned above. Since this is a round trip, our journey will end at the same place where it began.
To complement the entire tour experience, some fun and educational commentaries will be given by our expert storyteller, in English and others if preferred.
Make the most of your vacation time by exploring the capital with us, it will be an exciting, informative, and memorable tuk-tuk ride.
Embark on this journey and enjoy a stress-free tour that will tick all the boxes of the best sights of the city of Funchal.
In a hurry? Discover Funchal in a shorter trip, with our Funchal Express tour.
Photography by: Francisco Correia