Funchal Essentials Free Tour


Since early in the settlement of Madeira, Funchal has been the most populated area of Madeira.

It became the home of one of our Discoverers and home to different foreign communities that settled in Madeira.

Religion has always played a very important role in the lives of Portuguese people and various religious orders settled in Madeira as well to bring comfort to the Catholic souls of the Island. 

The Privateer Attack on Madeira in 1566 shaped our history profoundly as it was only after this event that the defence of Funchal was planned. 

Join us on the Funchal Essential Free Tour to learn about this and much more!

We do not go to the Old Town on this tour!

These are the Funchal's Essentials Tour highlights:

  • Parque Santa Catarina;

  • Municipal Garden;

  • Cathedral;

  • Municipal Square;

  • São Pedro's Historical Centre;

  • English Church.

The Funchal Essentials Free Tour takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9.30 am and 2.30 pm and Saturdays at 2.30 pm

The commentary on these tours is in English.

Funchal is a hilly place, so there will be some stairs to go up and down during the tour.

This tour is not  suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs.

____________________________ Group Policy ____________________________

Groups of 7 to 12 people are welcomed on the shared tours, depending on availability. To reserve a shared tour for 7 or more people, we require a pre-payment of 7,50€ per person. This condition is our effort to protect and value our guides' work and to ensure quality to the service.

To book a shared tour, please email us or contact on WhatsApp.