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Riviera Travel Madeira: The Pearl Of The Atlantic

Riviera Travel Madeira: The Pearl of the Atlantic

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Madeira may be tiny, but this subtropical paradise offers world-renowned gardens, spectacular coastlines and jagged peaks, while picturesque Funchal boasts an architectural charm and rich maritime heritage to match the island’s natural splendour.

– Return flights and transfers
– 7nts in 4* superior accommodation
– Selected meals:
– 2023: Daily breakfast and 4 dinners
– 2024: Daily breakfast and 7 dinners
– All touring as mentioned in itinerary
– All local accommodation taxes
– Services of an expert tour manager

– Guided visit to the superb Monte Palace Tropical Garden
– Visit the mysterious Curral das Freiras, ‘the Valley of the Nuns’/
– Enjoy a tasting of world-famous Madeira wines

Day 1 – Arrival in Funchal
Fly from the UK to Funchal. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

Day 2 – Funchal
After breakfast, join a local guide for a walking tour of Funchal’s historic centre. Discover the Igreja do Colégio and Se cathedral before exploring the farmers’ market. Take a short break for a tasting of the island’s best-known product – Madeira wine.

In the afternoon, visit the Palheiro Gardens, which houses a wide variety of flora. Explore at your leisure.

Day 3 – Western Madeira
Today, venture to the western side of the island. The first stop today is Cabo Girao, where you’ll find the island’s highest sea cliff. Next, visit the small town of Ribeira Brava. Wander the streets at your own pace before going to the fishing village of Madalena do Mar where you can see life on a small banana plantation. Heading inland, ascend to the plateau of Paul da Serra.

Later, head to Porto Moniz, the perfect place to stop and take in the scenery from the terrace of a café or restaurant. Follow the northern coastal route to see the Bridal Veil, the island most famous waterfall before stopping in Sao Vicente. Return to Funchal.

Day 4 – Monte
Near Funchal is the hilltop town of Monte, which you visit this morning. Enjoy brilliant views of the southern coast. You’re free to wander at leisure or join a visit to the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Later, return to Funchal by coach, the cable car or if you’re feeling adventurous, the famous Monte toboggan ride.

The afternoon is at leisure.

Day 5 – Eastern Madeira
Today, explore the eastern edge of the island. Follow the northern coast, visiting Porto da Cruz and Santana. After, head into the mountainous interior to visit the Ribeiro Frio National Park, home to an ancient Laurel forest and endemic species of flora and fauna. Heading upwards, emerge at Pico do Arieiro, the island’s third highest mountain.

Day 6 – Free day
The whole day is at leisure for you to relax or to continue exploring Funchal

Day 7 – Curral Das Freiras & Câmara De Lobos
The morning begins with a short drive to the Curral das Freiras or the Valley of the Nuns. Once here, visit Eira do Serrado and the village of Curral das Freiras. The village is famous for its sweet chestnuts which are cultivated on the hillsides, and you’ll get the chance to sample these.

After lunch, head to the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. It’s a charming place to relax or explore which you’ll have chance to do this afternoon.

Day 8 – Return Home
Transfer to the airport for your flight home.

This Signature Tour includes everything from the Classic Tour as well as the following:

Day 2:
– Relax with an aperitif and a selection of canapes on the terrace of the hotel, enjoying sublime views of the ocean

Day 4:
– Visit Santana where you’ll try wines at a renowned winery and enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant

Day 6:
– Visit the luxury Reid’s Palace hotel, enjoying a relaxing afternoon and a delicious afternoon tea

Plus, enjoy the more exclusive atmosphere of travelling in a small group of 25 or fewer guests.

For dates and prices, please enquire or call 0800 707 6229

VidaMar Hotel
All rooms at the four-star superior Vidamar have full balconies, with at least partial Sea views. Relax in the hotel’s saltwater pools, jacuzzi and sauna.

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Flight time:  Approx. 4 hrs
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Time zone: GMT
  • Country: Portugal

Visa Information
UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Portugal however must have a valid passport.

*All transfer times listed here are approximate and dependent on traffic

Airport Hotel location Transfer time
Funchal Airport Funchal 30 mins

 

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