Highlights of Madeira

Highlights of Madeira

Highlights of MadeiraPortugal
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77 Nights
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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.

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    Trip Itinerary

    Activity Level 2

    Activity Level: Leisurely

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    Travel to Madeira


    Arrive in Funchal Madeira

    Depart for Funchal Madeira. We have arrived! Meet our local guide and transfer to our hotel.

    Visit Funchal


    Morning at Leisure

    Relax more; take a leisurely walk along one of the Lidos or unwind at our hotel and soak up the temperate climate.

    Half Day Guided City Tour

    Time: AfternoonAfternoon

    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.

    Uncover Funchal at Leisure


    Relax More

    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.

    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.

    Day at Leisure


    At Leisure

    Time: Full DayFull Day

    Make the most of our final day on this beautiful island! Today we are free to explore! 

    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.

    Explore 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.

    Explore 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.

    Farewell Madeira


    Depart Funchal for Home

    Today we say a fond farewell to Madeira and our newfound friends as we depart for home.

    * We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes.

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    Know before you go

    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.

    Do I need a Visa?

    Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each country's entry requirements

    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.

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