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Madeira - The Flower Island

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TTRAFPMA

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

With its spectacular scenery, mild climate and stunning flora, Madeira is perfect for a relaxing break.​

With its spectacular scenery, mild climate and stunning flora, Madeira is perfect for a relaxing break.​

PRICE FROM ? £1299 per person
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What's Included

  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 7 nights all inclusive in a 5-star hotel
  • 21 meals: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners, snacks and drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks and local spirits)
  • Travelsphere Tour Manager and Local Guide
  • Overseas transfers and local transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide​
  • Funchal's gardens, Madeira Wine Company and embroidery factory
  • Botanical Gardens, Loiro Park and Palheiro Gardens
  • Gardens of Monte
  • East island tour, including Quinta da Junta Gardens

Not Included


  • DAY 1 UK/Madeira
  • Depart on your scheduled flight to Madeira today. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your luxury hotel in its capital, Funchal, where there's time to settle in before dinner.
  • DAY 2 Funchal
  • Madeira is famed for its abundance of flowers and gardens, thanks to its sub-tropical climate, and you're going to discover a whole host on today's tour of Funchal. First stop is Quinta Vigia, which has been home to royalty and important public figures for centuries. Its spectacular gardens display many types of flora and attract a huge number of bird species, and the views of the harbour here are also stunning. Santa Catarina Park is next, where you'll see a wealth of trees and plants from all over the world. The lake here is a haven for birdlife, and boasts a purpose-built island on which many live and breed. Finally, explore the Municipal Garden Park, a former Franciscan convent in the heart of Funchal, to see many plants, both exotic and endemic. We're now going to make a welcome stop for refreshments at the Sao Francisco Cellars of the Madeira Wine Company to try this famous fortified wine. The island is also renowned for its embroidery, and your day concludes with visits to an embroidery factory and a farmers' market. Here you might like to sample some local produce.
  • DAY 3 Funchal
  • Today, we're heading a little outside Funchal to the Botanical Gardens. Government-owned, they act as both a fabulous public space and an important scientific resource. During a tour we'll see as many as we can of the 2,000 or so plants here. After our visit we'll end the day at the Palheiro Gardens. Located 500 metres above sea level, you can imagine the views you'll enjoy up here! The exotic plants and ancient trees – some more than 200 years old – will also leave a lasting impression.
  • DAY 4 Funchal
  • The choice is all yours today, you can spend time at leisure at your hotel, explore Funchal at your own pace, or join our optional levada walk. Levadas are water channels, which as well as supplying essential water, also provide a spectacular network of walking paths. If you join us today, you'll enjoy a gentle walk from Boa Morte to Cabo Girao, taking in the beauty of this scenic island as you go. Quaint villages, lush vineyards and the sparkling ocean are some of the sights you'll enjoy as together we cover approximately 8km.
  • DAY 5 Monte Palace Tropical Garden
  • You can revel in the natural beauty of the Monte Palace Tropical Garden on your tour today. Rescued from years of neglect by businessman and environmentalist José Berardo, here you'll see a massive range of plants from every corner of the globe. From Scottish heather to rare cycads from South Africa, there is a new surprise around every corner.
  • DAY 6 East Island Tour
  • You've a full day of discovery today, which starts at the picturesque village of Camacha. Nestled on a hillside overlooking Funchal, it is home to Madeira's thriving willow craft industry, and everything from ornaments to furniture is made using this age-old technique. Watch the craftsmen in action before moving on to the Quinta da Junta Gardens in Santo da Serra to see an abundance of camellias amongst other blooms. We're going to have a break for lunch but not before we've visited a trout hatchery en route to Santana, an area characterised by thatched triangular houses. Before we make our way back to Funchal we'll stop at the Rose Garden of Quinta do Arco. There are 1,000 varieties of roses here, some endangered, so we'll see as many as we can on a stroll. The wonderful views keep on coming even on the drive back to the hotel as we pass by beautiful scenery. We'll also travel through Machico, the island's first capital and the place where Portuguese mariner João Gonçalves Zarco landed when he discovered the island in 1419.
  • DAY 7 Funchal
  • Spend the final day of your holiday doing just as you please. You might choose to relax at your hotel, or maybe you'll explore some more of the nearby gardens.
  • DAY 8 Funchal/UK
  • Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your return flight to the UK.​
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    • Pestana Royal Hotel
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Optional Excursions

  • ​Levada walk
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Further Information

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