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From Funchal: Sunday Market and Santo da Serra Half-Day Tour

Product ID: 70130
Visit the Sunday markets in Santo da Serra, and then visit the center of Madeira's willow crafting, the village of Camacha.
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Duration: 4 hours
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Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese

Pickup optional

Pick-up is available for free from selected hotels in Funchal. Extra fees apply for hotels located outside Funchal.
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  • Visit a local market in Santo da Serra
  • Take a walk in the Santo da Serra Gardens
  • Visit Camacha, the centre of Madeira's willow craft
Full description
Experience everyday life on the island of Madeira with a visit to the Sunday markets of Santo da Serra. Marvel at the surprising assortment of food and other goods available to purchase at very cheap prices.

Then, stroll among the blooming camellias are other plants in the Santo da Serra Gardens. Encounter the local animals, such as deer, horses and goats. End in the village of Santa Cruz, and enjoy a light promenade walk by the sea before the return journey to Funchal.
End in the village of Camacha, Madeira's willow craft industry center before the return journey to Funchal.
  • Pick-up and drop off (on arrangement)
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch

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Meeting point

This option includes pickup and drop-off at the Port of Funchal.

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• Please note that pick-ups from the harbor area are subject to a surcharge of €4 per person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4 / 5

based on 24 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.2 / 5
  • Organization
    4.3 / 5
  • Value for money
    4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.4 / 5
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A tour to experience a market mainly frequented by locals, so unlike the Mercado Dos Lavadores in Funchal where the only Madeirans you will see are the sellers, this is the real thing and prices are competitive and low. There's authentic local specialities too, Poncha, cider, stone baked bread and so much more ...... The gardens are a must visit too. So peaceful, with lovely birdsong. I could easily have spent an hour there. Santa Cruz is a lovely place too. It would have been ideal to spend an hour or more there enjoying the promenade, enjoying a snack in one of the tavernas. For me the wickerwork factory was a commercialised showcase for tourists, way too “staged” and inauthentic. I would rather have spent my time at the other venues. Maybe because over the years I've visited villages involved in creating one craft, mainly sat at their doors, which is what wickerwork used to be here ...... The tour delivered a unique experience without the need for a hirecar.

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February 2, 2020

Really nice half day

Perfect half day excursion The stop by sea was lovely and we loved the Sunday market very unique and mainly locals thankfully. Our guide was friendly and gave excellent insights into maderia and the van was very comfortable and clean. I do think this tour should extend the two first stops by circa 20 min each and pass on the 3rd as it was mainly a giant over priced gift shop (we prefer experience over shopping to be fair) and thus letting guests focus on the unique scenery and sunday market. Great value trip too.

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October 21, 2019

The stop by the sea was very nice, as was the park in Santo da Serra. But the rest of the visit was uninteresting - on the fruit and vegetable market there was nothing special to see, the clothing market - all synthetic and made in China - does not represent the crafts of Madeira.

November 4, 2019

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Product ID: 70130