Vinhos Barbeito has been in business since 1946 and now offers guided tours of the winery. During your tour, you’ll learn about the winemaking process from beginning to end. You’ll see how the grapes are sorted, the modern machinery used in production, and the oak casks for aging wine. As part of the tour, you’ll also have the opportunity to sample ten Madeira wines, aged from five to ten years.
8. Whale and Dolphin Watching
Once Madeira was a thriving whaling port, but today, it’s more popular for watching whales than catching them. Not only can you see many species of whales off the coast of Madeira but also many species of dolphins, including the bottlenose dolphin, common dolphin, striped dolphin, and spotted dolphin.
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Summer is considered the best season for spotting whales and dolphins off the coast. If you want to increase your chances of spotting these fascinating marine mammals, you can take a whale watching tour. The local skippers know the best places to look and the signs you might see around a whale pod.