Highlights of Madeira
- Experience a guided Madeira tour & discover one of the best destinations in Portugal.
- Stay 7 nights in Funchal & take a city tour of Madeira’s capital.
- Discover the eastern coast of Madeira, including a visit to Santana.
- Uncover Pico dos Barcelos, Eira do Serrado volcano craters & Ribeiro Frio natural park on guided excursions.
- Explore the charming village of Monte & its beautiful gardens.
- Enjoy a typical Madeiran evening of food and entertainment.
- Unwind with plenty of free time to relax or uncover more of Madeira independently with tips from our local guide.
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Your Guided Tour To Madeira
Join us on this relaxing tour of Madeira and experience a unique holiday in Portugal. Known as the ‘floating flower garden’, this beautiful Portuguese island is situated in the Atlantic Ocean between the Canaries and Portugal. Despite its small size, Madeira has so much to offer; incredible natural landscapes, green terraced mountainsides, dramatic rocky outcrops and picturesque villages, as well as a superb climate. We’ll embark on a city tour of Funchal to discover the vibrant markets and botanic gardens. No visit would be complete without tasting the island’s most famous export, we’ll enjoy sampling Madeira Wine at a local winery. We’ll learn more about the island’s intriguing history and experience its breath-taking scenery with various excursions, including an East Island Madeira tour, Ribeiro Frio natural park, the Eira do Serrado volcano craters and the quaint thatched roof cottages of Santana. There will also, of course, be plenty of free time to explore Madeira at your own pace, relax on the coast, go on a whale and dolphin watching excursion or experience the famous toboggan ride on a traditional wicker sledge. Uncover this wonderful part of Portugal with us and see the top highlights of Madeira.
Activity Level: Leisurely
Travel to Madeira
Arrive in Funchal Madeira
Depart for Funchal Madeira. We have arrived! Meet our local guide and transfer to our hotel.
Half Day Guided City Tour
Let’s discover Funchal! After breakfast we’ll set off on a half day guided city tour to uncover some of the highlights in this city. First stop is at the local and colourful markets selling fresh fruits, fish, and Madeira’s famous flowers! After we’ll take some time out to visit the beautiful botanic gardens and admire all the plants and flowers that thrive in Madeira’s warm climate.
We finish our excursion with a visit to a local wine cellar, savouring a taste of the famous Madeira wine before returning to our hotel.
Afternoon at Leisure
Relax more; take a leisurely walk along one of the Lidos or unwind at our hotel and soak up the temperate climate.
Uncover Pico dos Barcelos Monte and Eira do Serrado
See More - Eira do Serrado volcano craters
Let’s uncover more of this picturesque island! We set off on a half day guided tour; taking in some of the striking scenery along the way, including the Pico dos Barcelos and Eira do Serrado volcano craters. Marvel at the spectacular views of the craters, surrounding hills and deep valleys.
We finish our excursion in the quirky and charming village of Monte before returning to our hotel. Spend the rest of our day at leisure.
Uncover Funchal at Leisure
Today we are free to explore more of our surroundings. Take a refreshing swim at one of the Lidos, stroll the promenades, shop in the local mall or discover the taste of some of local delicacies on offer and sample the traditional Poncha made with liquor and honey.
Discover East of the Island and Pico do Arieiro
Full Day Guided Excursion Santana, Ribero Frio and More
Fall in love with Madeira as we uncover the beauty and scenic Eastern side of the island, on a full day guided excursion. Today we explore some of the highlights including Pico do Arieiro Madeira’s third highest peak, Ribeiro Frio natural park, and Santana famous for its typical thatched roof cottages; before taking a well-deserved break for lunch (included). We stop and admire the viewpoint in Portela with impressive rock formations of the eagle’s cliff and part of the north coast. We finish our excursion in Ponta de S. Lourenço, the Eastern point of the island before returning to our hotel.
Spend the rest of the evening at leisure.
Discover More of Funchal
Funchal at Leisure
Make the most of our final day on this beautiful island! Today we are free to explore! Let’s enjoy some extra time in the wonderful Botanic gardens, experience the cable cars or try the famous Wicker sledges (not for the faint hearted). Discover nature on a whale and dolphin watching excursion; the choice is yours. Our expert guide will be happy to tell you of further options on our last day.
We make the most of pleasant climate and enjoy our last day in Funchal.
Experience an Evening in Madeira
Join us for dinner! Tonight, we savour our last dinner together with entertainment at a local restaurant before returning to our hotel.
Depart Funchal for Home
Today we say a fond farewell to Madeira and our newfound friends as we depart for home.
Know before you go
Will I be met at the airport?
You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your Travel Department guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.
Do I need a Visa?
Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements
What if there is an emergency?
We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.