Visit the Madeira Photography Museum – Atelier Vicente’s and experience the world of 19th-century studio photography. Learn about techniques used at the time through examples from the museum’s collection of portraits, landscapes, cameras and more. Explore the city with a National Geographic-trained photographer who will show you the locations from the museum’s photos. Capture the stories of the present-day city in your own photographs.
Begin the tour with a visit to the Madeira Photography Museum – Atelier Vicente’s and experience the world of 19th-century studio photography. As one of the oldest and best-equipped studios of its time, the Atelier Vicente’s allows you to recreate the essence of photography’s beginnings. Here you will find exhibits of portrait and landscape photography of old Funchal, which includes a video from a bygone era.
Following the museum visit, you will be joined by Jorge, a local National Geographic-trained photographer, who will share his photo tips and techniques. Then, your National Geographic-trained guide accompanies you for an exploration of the city streets to discover the locations, buildings and monuments seen in the museum’s photos from the 19th century. The focus will be on utilizing Jorge's tips to create present day photos of these locations while learning about the local heritage.
The tour concludes with a stop at Loja do Chá, a local tea house where you’ll enjoy tea and cake as you discuss the evolution of photography through the centuries and select the best image taken on the tour. You also have the chance to print the best photo to take home as a souvenir of your excursion.
This Yachting Land Adventure must be booked 48 Hours (2 days) prior to arrival in the port to confirm its operation during your voyage. Please book on the Seadream.com website, or onboard, early to avoid disappointment. Cancellations after the deadline are non-refundable. Please wear comfortable walking shoes and clothing. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures or Nat Geo programs are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.