Gastronomic Walking Tour of Funchal, discovering the best food & wine

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funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-2.jpg Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmer´s Market)
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funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-15.jpg Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmer´s Market) - Vegetable Stall
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-18.jpg Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmer´s Market) - Dried Fruit Stall
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-5.jpg Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmer´s Market) - Cheeses Stall
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-9.jpg Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmer´s Market) - Fish Stalls
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-10.jpg Black Scabbardfish
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-7.jpg Bodião (Mediterranean Parrotfish - Sparisoma cretense)
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-22.jpg Blandy´s Wine Lodge (former Adegas de São Francisco)
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-21.jpg Blandy´s Wine Lodge (former Adegas de São Francisco)
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-23.jpg Blandy´s Wine Lodge (former Adegas de São Francisco)
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-19.jpg Fabrica Santo Antonio - Traditional Sweet Factory
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-24.jpg Bolo de Mel (Madeira Sugarcane Honey Cake)
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-8.jpg Black Scabbard Fillet Sandwich
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-20.jpg Madeiran Pork Tenderloin
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-12.jpg Crostinis with Locally Sourced Products
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-11.jpg Poncha
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-6.jpg Madeiran Castanha (Chestnut)
funchal-half-day-food-and-wine-tour-13.jpg Madeiran Chocolate

Half Day (Duration: 3hrs approx.)


Price from: 80.00 euros

Welcome to Funchal! where we believe that gastronomy and wines are an integral part of the Madeiran culture. Our Food & Wine Walking Tour offers you the opportunity to taste the flavours of Funchal from a local perspective, immersing you in the spirit of Madeira!
  • Experience Funchal like a local with your food and wine guide.
  • Indulge in the rich and diverse flavours and savour 11 Delectable Food Tastings.
  • Taste the local wines and Poncha, Madeira´s Traditional Drink.
  • Gastronomic adventure of 9 Unique Stops!



General Overview

Country: Portugal
Region: Madeira Islands
City: Funchal
Duration: Half Day (Duration: 3hrs approx.)
Type: Small Group Half Day Tours
Theme: Food & Wine Tours
Group Size: 1 - 10 People
Price from: 80.00€


Funchal´s Flavours: A Walking Food and Wine Adventure

Begin your food and wine experience through the heart of Funchal and discover authentic flavours on a tour with 9 memorable stops. In total, you will indulge in 11 food tastings and try 6 different drinks. At each stop, you will experience a different aspect of Funchal´s rich culinary heritage.

Get to Know the Food and Wine Scene in Funchal

Taste the island´s well-known Madeira wine at the first stop, where the tradition of fortified wine comes to life, proving that in Madeira, it´s always a good time for a sip! The second stop, a charming restaurant, invites you to enjoy Madeira table wine paired with crostinis and locally sourced products. Discover the irresistible chocolate combined with traditional flavours at the third stop, a Madeiran chocolate factory. The fourth stop takes you to a popular Madeira cookies and sweets factory that all locals enjoy especially during Christmas time! At the Farmer´s Market, on the fifth stop, immerse yourself in a vibrant world of exotic fruits and experience the lively fish market, offering a glimpse into the island´s abundant produce.

As your journey continues the sixth stop invites you to savour home-cooked dishes with the flavours of traditional Madeiran cuisine, offering an overview of the culinary traditions of the island. The seventh stop introduces you to a typical old Madeiran grocery store, where you can find a wide variety of spices, beans, and potatoes. Here is where you will taste the famous Poncha, renowned as the "medicine" of Madeira, believed to cure anything from a cold to a broken heart. The eighth stop is a common local bar where you will eat black scabbard fillet sandwiches or fresh tuna, a treat available anytime during the day. After a morning filled with delicious tastings, you will then finish the food and wine experience at the ninth stop, a charming tea house in the Old Town, providing the perfect ending to your day of food and wine exploration.

Join us for a true Madeiran experience, where each bite and sip reveals the story of this unique island. This tour promises an authentic immersion into the culinary treasures of Madeira, where the city itself becomes a living museum, and the flavors are the art to be savoured.

If you are looking for a small group multi-day food & nature tour of Madeira join our True Flavours & Natural Beauty of Madeira Islands

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1:

  • 10:30AM: Meet your English Speaking Guide at the entrance of the H&M Store in Infante´s Roundabout. (NOTE: Attendance 15 minutes earlier is required.)
  • 1st stop will be a Madeira Wine Producer. Madeira Island is best known for its fortified wine for over 500 years, so we had to taste some Madeira wine on this tour! 
  • After tasting some wine head to the 2nd stop. A restaurant where we will taste Madeiran wine and crostinis with local products and flavours.
  • Make your way to the 3rd stop. Visit a Madeiran chocolate factory that combines irresistible chocolate with typical flavours.
  • 4th stop will be a well-known Madeira cookies and sweets factory.
  • 5th stop is the Farmer´s Market. 
  • On our 6th stop, we will have time to sit down and enjoy some typical and home-cooking dishes that despite being served in a restaurant, look just like what is served in our homes.
  • 7th stop is a typical old Madeiran grocery store, where you can shop for spices, beans, potatoes… Here you will have the chance to taste the famous Poncha.
  • The 8th stop is a typical bar amongst the locals. Here you will usually eat black scabbard fillet sandwiches or fresh tuna, any time of the day.
  • 01:00PM: After a morning filled with delicious tastings, we will end our tour in the 9th stop, a tea house in the Old Town, the perfect ending for this tour.



Prices and Dates

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(Price per person)


  • English-speaking Food and Wine Expert Guide.
  • Visit of Funchal & Interpretation of the Local Farmer´s Market.
  • (L): Lunch consisting of 11 Tapas (Petiscos) with 6 Drinks at 9 stops.
  • Local taxes.


  • Transportation not specified in the itinerary.
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary.
  • Guided Tours not specified in the itinerary.
  • Any other expenses not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Gratuities to Drivers & Guides (Not mandatory but given if you have enjoyed the service).

Pick up

  • Infante Roundabout (right next to H&M Store entrance) - The tour starts at 10.00. Attendance 15 minutes earlier is required.

Drop off

  • On the 9th stop, at a tea house in the Old Town.

Cancellation policy

  • Up to 72 hrs before: Fully Refundable
  • Under 72 hrs : 100% Non-Refundable




(10 April 2024)
Early this year we took the Food & Wine Walking Tour in Funchal. It was excellent! Roberto our guide was full of local knowledge and of course the food & wine! As a foodie, this tour was the perfect introduction to the gastronomy of Madeira. I highly recommend you do this tour when you arrive. Obrigado and we will be back very soon for more!