Madeira (Funchal) Wine Tasting Excursion Reviews

A day spent wine tasting in Madeira is sure to keep you in good spirits.
An excellent private tour visiting three vineyards and included lunch.
Sail Date: April 2019
An excellent private tour visiting three vineyards and included lunch.
An excellent private tour visiting three vineyards and included lunch. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Love the local drinks
Sail Date: March 2019
Love the local drinks
Love the local drinks Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Wine and ambiance were great!
Sail Date: November 2018
Wine and ambiance were great!
Wine and ambiance were great! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The wine tasting was mildly interesting.
Sail Date: April 2018
The wine tasting was mildly interesting. Some of our fellow passengers purchased Madeira Wine to take home.
The wine tasting was mildly interesting. Some of our fellow passengers purchased Madeira Wine to take home. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tasted a few different sherries in a brick vaulted building, the lady doing this was very ...
Sail Date: November 2017
Tasted a few different sherries in a brick vaulted building, the lady doing this was very knowledgeable,nice nibbles to match the sherries we drank, very generous serves. A bit of a walk after the bus dropped us off.
Tasted a few different sherries in a brick vaulted building, the lady doing this was very knowledgeable,nice nibbles to match the sherries we drank, very generous serves. A bit of a walk after the bus dropped us off. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Azamara
We were in Madeira on a Sunday and almost everything is closed.
Sail Date: June 2017
We were in Madeira on a Sunday and almost everything is closed. However we still managed to do a wine tour with our wonderful tour guide Carlos who was well organised and had planned everything perfectly. It was a terrific tour and would ... Read More
We were in Madeira on a Sunday and almost everything is closed. However we still managed to do a wine tour with our wonderful tour guide Carlos who was well organised and had planned everything perfectly. It was a terrific tour and would definitely go with Carlos again! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was left to the winery but no information or talk.
Sail Date: March 2017
This was left to the winery but no information or talk. The Madeira was Medium Dry- not to my taste and a sweet which was lovely. The cake they also gave was very nice.
This was left to the winery but no information or talk. The Madeira was Medium Dry- not to my taste and a sweet which was lovely. The cake they also gave was very nice. Read Less
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The wines are excellent.
Sail Date: February 2017
The wines are excellent. The Old Blandly Wine Lodge was the place to go for wine and souvenirs. The city is a place you would easily relax and walk around for a few days. There's such beautiful views and places to shop and enjoy.
The wines are excellent. The Old Blandly Wine Lodge was the place to go for wine and souvenirs. The city is a place you would easily relax and walk around for a few days. There's such beautiful views and places to shop and enjoy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Viking Ocean Cruises
the ship's Culinary Institute plans this trip.I have never taste Madeira wine Quite unique not ...
Sail Date: November 2016
the ship's Culinary Institute plans this trip.I have never taste Madeira wine Quite unique not sweet like a port Visited a local open air market with some unusual fare like the black scabbard fish ate lunch at a local restaurant and ... Read More
the ship's Culinary Institute plans this trip.I have never taste Madeira wine Quite unique not sweet like a port Visited a local open air market with some unusual fare like the black scabbard fish ate lunch at a local restaurant and the tasted a local drinl I think called Poncha Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Oceania Cruises
A half day tour that included stops at some view points, and went to a small hotel for some wine ...
Sail Date: October 2016
A half day tour that included stops at some view points, and went to a small hotel for some wine and cheese.
A half day tour that included stops at some view points, and went to a small hotel for some wine and cheese. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Very little staff interaction during this part of the trip.
Sail Date: September 2016
Very little staff interaction during this part of the trip. We sat down, had a tiny glass of wine then we got up and went back to the coach. Not very interesting at all.
Very little staff interaction during this part of the trip. We sat down, had a tiny glass of wine then we got up and went back to the coach. Not very interesting at all. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Not enough time at the lodge to enjoy and savour the drinks only arond 15 minutes.
Sail Date: September 2016
Not enough time at the lodge to enjoy and savour the drinks only arond 15 minutes.
Not enough time at the lodge to enjoy and savour the drinks only arond 15 minutes. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines
ok
Sail Date: June 2016
ok
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Boring and uneventful
Sail Date: September 2015
Boring and uneventful
Boring and uneventful Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
The wine tasting was a bit of a let down as all we done was be taken to a Madeira wine outlet ...
Sail Date: September 2015
The wine tasting was a bit of a let down as all we done was be taken to a Madeira wine outlet given a ticket for a taster glass of wine and left to buy or not there was no actuall talk etc on how this wine was made or the cellars etc. ... Read More
The wine tasting was a bit of a let down as all we done was be taken to a Madeira wine outlet given a ticket for a taster glass of wine and left to buy or not there was no actuall talk etc on how this wine was made or the cellars etc. nery poor except for the scenery there and back to the ship. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
We had a tour of the city was very nice and amazes at the architecture and how people live in ...
Sail Date: September 2015
We had a tour of the city was very nice and amazes at the architecture and how people live in mountains we went to a fishing village and finished at the wine tasting. Was very nice.
We had a tour of the city was very nice and amazes at the architecture and how people live in mountains we went to a fishing village and finished at the wine tasting. Was very nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
informative, pleasant, not too long and well priced.
Sail Date: April 2015
informative, pleasant, not too long and well priced. The guide was well versed and answered questions well. The wines were good and the bread and cheese were very nice.
informative, pleasant, not too long and well priced. The guide was well versed and answered questions well. The wines were good and the bread and cheese were very nice. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
This was one of the best tours ever, the commentary was excellent & we were taken all over the ...
Sail Date: April 2015
This was one of the best tours ever, the commentary was excellent & we were taken all over the island to see everything. Sampled local wines & cheeses, w some local bread at one of the stops. The island was clean & really
This was one of the best tours ever, the commentary was excellent & we were taken all over the island to see everything. Sampled local wines & cheeses, w some local bread at one of the stops. The island was clean & really beautiful. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
A bit rushed like catlle in and out, would have like to try more than two wines, would of liked to ...
Sail Date: March 2015
A bit rushed like catlle in and out, would have like to try more than two wines, would of liked to sit and relax and take time but was all rushed through. It was good and the wine was nice
A bit rushed like catlle in and out, would have like to try more than two wines, would of liked to sit and relax and take time but was all rushed through. It was good and the wine was nice Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
Not much to say as I don't drink although I bought two bottles for gifts and they liked them.
Sail Date: March 2015
Not much to say as I don't drink although I bought two bottles for gifts and they liked them. Seems my friends liked the samples I didn't drink ;-) Do try their madeira truffles.
Not much to say as I don't drink although I bought two bottles for gifts and they liked them. Seems my friends liked the samples I didn't drink ;-) Do try their madeira truffles. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The excursion is very poor.
Sail Date: December 2013
The excursion is very poor. you would be better hireing a cab.
The excursion is very poor. you would be better hireing a cab. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: MSC Cruises
Excellent public relations....a bit crowded in the sampling room but eventually found seats.
Sail Date: October 2013
Excellent public relations....a bit crowded in the sampling room but eventually found seats. The vintage room found time to explain the manufacturing of Madeira wines.
Excellent public relations....a bit crowded in the sampling room but eventually found seats. The vintage room found time to explain the manufacturing of Madeira wines. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Great tour - the restaurant was so lovely that lunch rather than wine tasting would have been nice
Sail Date: May 2013
Great tour - the restaurant was so lovely that lunch rather than wine tasting would have been nice
Great tour - the restaurant was so lovely that lunch rather than wine tasting would have been nice Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Part of the tour small glasses of Madera, Bottle sare not expensive until you pay ships corkage.
Sail Date: February 2013
Part of the tour small glasses of Madera, Bottle sare not expensive until you pay ships corkage.
Part of the tour small glasses of Madera, Bottle sare not expensive until you pay ships corkage. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Norwegian Cruise Line
The Island is a great place to visit and it was not necessary to take a tour to see the town.
Sail Date: April 2012
The Island is a great place to visit and it was not necessary to take a tour to see the town. However, we did see some lovely parts of the area around Funchal. Our visit to Blandys' coincided with several other tour buses. It was ... Read More
The Island is a great place to visit and it was not necessary to take a tour to see the town. However, we did see some lovely parts of the area around Funchal. Our visit to Blandys' coincided with several other tour buses. It was too crowded to enjoy. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: P&O Cruises