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Farmers' Market, Funchal

Farmers' Market, Funchal: Our most recommended tours and activities

Funchal: Old Town Walking Tour

1. Funchal: Old Town Walking Tour

Meet your guide at Jesuit's College of Funchal, Madeira University to begin this 2-hour guided walking tour of Funchal. Learn how the history of Madeira and Funchal shaped the city centre as you visit the most important points of interest. Travel down the 19th century public walkway between the Municipal Theatre and the Cathedral, where sugarcane was first planted in Madeira, during the 15th century. Explore the city’s medieval heart dating from the Golden Age of Sugar and discover the beautiful 17th century religious monuments. Visit the ruins of the old Pilory Square and other remnants from past floods and the area damaged by the Great Fire of Funchal in 1584. This tour helps to support students at the University of Madeira who are facing financial difficulties.  

Funchal: City Tour in a Tukxi

2. Funchal: City Tour in a Tukxi

With a local guide on the driving seat this tour provides a fantastic introduction to Funchal’s history, culture and landmarks. The tour will take you to the 15th century Old Town, with stops at the fantastic viewpoints of Socorro and Villa Guida. Later, appreciate a mix of landmarks from different centuries in the city center, including the 15th century cathedral, the Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmers Market) and the Municipal Square where the City Hall and the Jesuit Monastery are found. Visit the neighborhood of São Pedro where the island's oldest convent, Santa Clara, the famous Museum of Quinta das Cruzes and the Church of São Pedro can be admired.  To finish your tour, drive by the Municipal Garden and Santa Catarina Park to get a taste of Madeira’s famous gardens. The Tukxi is small and maneuverable enough to take you comfortably around the city’s small back streets. This tour is the perfect introduction to the city of Funchal!

Funchal: Explore the City Sights on a Tuk-Tuk 2 Hours Tour

3. Funchal: Explore the City Sights on a Tuk-Tuk 2 Hours Tour

See Funchal's top sites on a guided tuk-tuk tour. Cruise through the Old Town and the new Lido district. View sights like Pico´s Fortress, the Fort of São Tiago, and Funchal Cathedral. Be picked up from your accommodation in Funchal and take in the scenery as you drive up to to the hilltop where Pico´s Fortress is perched. Admire this fortress which once protected the city from pirates and French corsairs. Continue to Quinta Vigia, the bright pink mansion where the island's president resides. Ride to Funchal Cathedral to appreciate its sumptuous Manueline Gothic features.  Stop at the Farmer’s Market where you can peruse the fresh local produce. Finish your tour at Barreirinha´s bar in the old town where you can choose to stop for a refreshing drink or a delicious snack.

Funchal: Christmas Lights Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

4. Funchal: Christmas Lights Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

Highlights of the journey During this complete tour, you will be able to experience and see Funchal Christmas lights like never before. In total there will be around 13 highlights, in which some there will be a quick stop for you to mesmerize, take photos, and make those moments memorable. The first pit stop will be at Barreirinha beach which will leave you time to enjoy the sea view bar, and explore a bit of the Old Street in Funchal city, completely decorated by Christmas lights. Another amazing stop will be the viewpoint “Avista Navios” where you can marvel at the city Port and Funchal’s bay at night. Celebrating Christmas in Madeira Throughout the month of December, the city of Funchal is lit up by beautiful Christmas lights. A season when families and friends gather to share the joyous Christmas sights, flavours, and sounds. What better way to do that this Christmas than with a fun, and memorable tour? The celebrations start on the 1st of December and end on the 15th of January with the celebration of the Santo Amaro. Concerts, markets, “presépios de Natal”, Christmas lights, Christmas masses, the Markets Night, and the New Year’s fireworks represent the highlights of this amazing season in Madeira. Let there be light! Decorations that cover every inch of the city. Turning Funchal city into this little Christmas miracle you won’t want to miss. Tukway offers you an amazing opportunity to experience the perfect guided Christmas lights tour. Your experienced guide will show the best places to visit in Funchal, to look at all the Christmas lights, and what to do, and see during this amazing season. Perfect winter weather for sightseeing on Madeira island! If the weather is of worry, don’t because, in winter, Funchal is rather pleasant with an average of 20 ‘C, making this trip even more enticing. Not only will you have the chance to enjoy the traditional lights, but also one of the newest attractions “the tunnel” that provides a lighting show with coordinated music, for every half hour. The perfect season to visit Madeira This might be the most wonderful time of the year to visit Madeira, not only because of the sights and the lights, but also for its unique atmosphere filled with love, fun, and happy spirits. No place on earth can compare to the magic shown in Madeira during the Christmas festivities. Even if you just come to visit the sights, the Levada walks, and the overall vibe of the island, you won’t regret trying to see the magical lights in Funchal with Tukway. Best Funchal Christmas lights tour Be sure that this trip will bring you much joy, and promises to enrich your knowledge about Funchal city, and even Madeira island. Be free to ask questions to your guide. Feliz Natal! Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël!

Madeira: Private Half-Day Local Market Tour

5. Madeira: Private Half-Day Local Market Tour

Your VIP service starts with your collection from your Madeira accommodation. Throughout the weekend on Madeira, all roads lead to Santo da Serra. Located at 667 meters high, this environmental paradise has its own characteristics and defining features. Every weekend a traditional Madeiran market takes place, which consists of genuine products and plenty of gastronomy. This is an event which brings locals and tourists alike together, as they relish in Madeira's diverse culture together. At this location various Quintas (farming ranches) are also available for the public to visit for free. As the market  in Santo closes you will head to the Funchal Farm Market to visit an amazing building constructed on 1940. There you will also be able to see examples of the various fruits, vegetables, and flowers that the island has to offer.

Madeira: Private Half-Day Historic Tour

6. Madeira: Private Half-Day Historic Tour

Enjoy a private half-day tour to discover the culture and history of Madeira, with hotel pickup and drop-off included. Start your experience at Mercado dos Lavradores, a famous market selling delicious regional produce. Continue to the Old Town in Funchal and learn the story of the island's first settlers as you walk through the streets. Head to Churchill Viewpoint to look out over Câmara de Lobos. Drop down into the town to explore the place where the British Prime Minister stayed during his time in Madeira. Finish your tour at the ruins of Ponte dos Socorridos, once a major bridge connecting the city of Funchal with the west of the island.

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What people are saying about Farmers' Market, Funchal

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 1,165 reviews

I only had one day in Funchal and I really enjoyed getting to know the town through the eyes of my amazing Dutch tourguide, Ellen! I would highly recommend this walking tour.

An interesting guided tour of the historical old town of Funchal. Magda shared her knowledge of the area and clearly enjoys her work

Great tour! It was just us and the guide. Very inforamtive and interesting. Would recommend!

We did enjoy the city tour very much. Yannick, our guide, was very knowledgeable.

A great tour, was waiting next to our boat ready for us. Highly recommend