Madeira: Sugarcane Syrup Factory Half-Day Private Tour

Madeira: Sugarcane Syrup Factory Half-Day Private Tour

From $69.18 per person

Discover the Fábrica Mel-de-Cana Ribeiro Sêcom a sugarcane syrup factory with more than 125 years of history. Learn about the production of sugarcane syrup, a product that is entwined with the identity of Madeira. Sample honey, liquors, cake and biscuits.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, French, German, Spanish
Pickup optional
Your accommodation in Calheta, Ponta do Sol, or Ribeira Brava.
Private group


  • Take a guided tour of the Fábrica Mel-de-Cana Ribeiro Sêcom
  • Learn all about how they produce sugarcane syrup honey cake
  • Taste liquors, syrup honey cake and sugarcane syrup biscuits
Full description
Take a guided tour of the Fábrica Mel-de-Cana Ribeiro Sêco a historic factory on Madeira Island. Discover the incredible process and history behind sugarcane syrup production which is entwined with the regional history. Find out about how the product has been produced at the factory for over 125 years and has had a consistent place at the table of local inhabitants especially for Carnival and Christmas. Fábrica Mel-de-Cana Ribeiro Sêco is a factory that protects sugarcane culture as a timeless patrimony of Madeira.  Learn all about how they produce syrup honey cake alongside liquors, and sugarcane biscuits. Next, enjoy a tasting of these products - all made from the sugarcane. Finally, after the guided tour, head up to the fortress for a beautiful view over Funchal.
  • Private transportation
  • WiFi onboard
  • Driver/local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off or cruise ship port meeting point (depending on option chosen)
  • Liquor taste
  • Sugarcane syrup cake tasing
  • Sugarcane biscuits tasting
  • Guided tour at the factory
  • Other food and drinks
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
Traveler requirements
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks

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Meeting point

At Funchal Cruise Ship Port, Gare Marítima do Porto do Funchal, 9004-518 Funchal, Portugal. Your guide will pick you up outside on the pier next to your cruise ship.

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Important information

Not allowed

  • Unaccompanied minors

Know before you go

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • This tour is not wheelchair accessible
  • This product operates rain or shine except in the case of extreme weather events
  • Please contact the supplier to agree on the pickup time
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