Elana_D, sep. 2017
With every trip my cousin and I go on, we aim to book one sort of hiking tour and one wine tour - and the Madeira Wine Tour did not disappoint. It was not your typical vineyard tour so I wouldn't compare it to experiences in say Napa or Sonoma, but it was extremely beautiful, fun, and a unique experience to Madeira that I would highly recommend. The full day tour takes you to multiple areas of the island, with short breaks to experience a levada walk, check out the scenery from up high on a mountain along the drive, and a delicious home cooked lunch traditional Madeiran stew at a family friend's home in one of the valleyswith of course, wine. Our guide, Sophia, is from the island and was extremely knowledgable so we definitely learned a ton throughout the day. And in true Madeiran style, she was beyond friendly from the moment she greeted us at our hotel to the moment we hugged her goodbye at the end of the tour! My one tip would be to bring a bottle of water as it isn't provided through the tour so good to have handy! But everything else you are set on with food, transportation, etc. I would definitely do this tour again and recommend it if you'd like to really experience Madeira outside of the main area of Funchal. Great day spent while we were there!!