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Walking tour of the best gardens in Funchal, Madeira with a local guide

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Discover the beauty of the best gardens surrounding Funchal Town and learn about the history of the city on this half-day program with local hiking guide Geronimo.


1/2 Day

All year




* Explore the beautiful gardens of Funchal in the island of Madeira.

* Learn about the history and culture of the island with a local guide.

* Discover a unique spot in Portugal.


Would you like to discover the breathtaking gardens of Funchal and visit its historical center? Then follow me on this half-day walking tour.

Funchal is the capital town of Madeira Islands, an archipelago close to the northeast coast of Africa which belongs to Portugal. On this opportunity, I invite you to take part in an experience that combines history with stunning natural environments in the town.

The main point of interest of this hiking program will be the lush gardens. Depending on your choice, I suggest you one among the following: Monte Palace, Palheiro Ferreiro, Quinta Splendida or even the Funchal’s Municipal Garden. While exploring them, we’ll have the pleasure to contemplate fossilized trees in one of them, sitting in another one we can talk or just appreciate the quietness and peace of the place.

My main goal is, whatever your choice is, to show you the exotic and diversified species brought during centuries from all different parts of the world.

But at first place, we’ll take a tour across the Town center to contemplate rares constructions from the XV and XVI centuries. During this walk, I’ll share interesting information about its history and culture with you. Also, it is the best opportunity to visit a cellar and taste the very famous Madeira´s wine.

So, does this program sound exciting to you? Then get in touch with me by sending the request and make your reservation for this walking tour in the best spots of Funchal.

Another option could be this 1-day hike around the city. Check it out!

Price includes

- Guiding fee

- Transport during the trip

- Drinks

Price details

9-14 people: 60€ per person. 15-22 people 50€ per person. The price includes: transportation (except the visit to the Funchal's Municipal Garden), Madeira wine tasting (in working days), a snack with coffee or tea, a short city tour before the visit to a garden.


More info

Transportation is carried out from the meeting point in the center of town and exceptionally from the Hotel when located in Funchal.

Meeting point

About the guide

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Hiking Guide

I define myself as a happy guy!!!

About me?

Prior 2009, sergeant in Portuguese Army.

In the present, mountain guide and touristic guide, with skills in heritage managment and cultural organizations and also management of cultural projects.

All I've learned in my life, I try to put in practise as a professional of tourism information, to offer experiences those who visit Madeira Island based on my personal vision.


Portuguese | French | English

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