We did the tasting tour in Funchal at the end of October as part of our Madeira initiation and were not disappointed. It was our first albeit short trip to the Island and the tour was a perfect intro into history, people and of course food and wine.Our tour guide was great and shared a lot of interesting detail so all in all something to remember and recommend.
A really excellent tour. Sofia was very knowledgeable and passionate about Madeira and gave us some really interesting insights into its history and traditions. The food and wine tasting was varied but very representative of the local cuisine.
Sofia was our guide, she was a wonderful story teller and made the tour really interesting. The food and wine were excellent as plenty of it. We even stopped for lunch. The tour was excellent value for money.
Thank you Sophia for a delightful day filled with wonderful food, wine and stories. It was the perfect way to start our visit to Madeira. Felt like meeting an old friend that couldn't wait to tell us about her beautiful home. Highly recommend and please go hungry!
Absolutely amazing, lovely small group of 10. A. fabulous taste of Madeira's traditional food and wine. Sophia was an excellent host but at the end of the tour she left too quickly without any of us being able to tip her! Although we had been in Madeira for 5 days when we took this tour Sophia was still able to show us some hidden places that we hadn't before encountered on our own. An absolute must-do tour.
Excellent tour led by Sophia, a multilingual and charming host with extensive local knowledge of the island. An opportunity to see the Funchal that you don't get the chance to see normally as a tourist. Whilst a little expensive, the tour is tremendous value for money and includes several wine tastings, local snacks, lunch, superb chocolates, cakes and biscuits etc. Please don't eat before you go as it's three hours or so of drinking and eating, with walking at a leisurely pace. Many thanks to Sophia.