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The unique beauty of Madeira Island along with its mild climate all year round makes for a perfect combination for a small break in the middle of the Atlantic. Known as the " Pearl of the Atlantic" Madeira has been the favorite destination for Europeans for a couple of centuries. Madeira is known for its excellent climate, high quality of tourism services and the warm and friendly welcoming of the locals. This package was built to assure a great and restful stay and can be tailored to your requirements in case you wish to add or delete some days to your stay.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Madeira, car collection at Madeira's airport and accommodation at selected hotel for 5 nights.

Day 2

Day to Explore Funchal (if you wish a private tour, please consult us).

Day 3

Day to Visit Madeira's East coast.

Day 4

Leisure day, to relax on the hotel facilities or other activities (Our suggestion: visit the Island of Porto Santo on the local ferry boat; or walk through the Levadas (Water canals), or Visit Madeira Museums - please consult us if you wish some of the suggested options).

Day 5

Day to Explore Madeira's West coast.

Day 6

Hotel Check-out and departure to Funchal Airport. Car delivery at the Airport.

Places you will visit

Funchal: This is the capital of Madeira, famous for the botanical gardens everywhere in the city! If you wish to have a real experience we suggest you to go to the Market of Lavradores, where the locals sell the daily fresh and delicious products.

Monte: Not too far from Funchal centre, you'll find Monte with beautiful views over the Funchal Bay. We suggest you a visit to the Church of Our Lady of Monte, and to take the chance to use the most famous transport of the Island - The Toboggan.

Curral das Freiras: Is what we call truly hidden part of Madeira. The name means "Nuns' Valley" and here you'll find a crater showing obvious evidences of the volcanic presence in the island of Madeira. Do not miss the local liquor.

East Madeira: On the East of Madeira you will find the most remote areas of the island that we suggest you to visit: Camacha, famous as the wicker work village; The Pico do Arieiro, one of the highest points of the island; Ribeiro Frio to visit the curious trout hatchery. Santana Village, with its traditional thatched roofed cottages; Porto da Cruz and Portela, whit a spectacular view over the town of Machico.

West Madeira: On the west side we will suggest you to visit the small fishing village of Câmara de Lobos; The most famous Cape of Madeira: the Cabo Girão, the highest promontory in Europe; Ribeira Brava a seaside village; Serra de Água and Encumeada where you can see both the North and the South coast; Porto Moniz famous for its natural pools; Paúl da Serra, a 1400m high plateau.

Rates are per person in US dollars
Single = 1 person per room
Double = 2 persons per room
3 P (2 room) = 3 persons in two rooms
4 P (2 room) = 4 persons in two rooms
6 P (3 rooms) = 6 persons in two rooms

Includes

  • 5 night accommodation in Madeira
  • Level A: Quinta da Casa Branca in Standard Room OR Quinta da Bela Vista in Garden Room or,
  • Level B: Hotel Pestana Casino in Garden Room OR Hotel Porto Mare in Garden Room
  • 5 Breakfasts
  • 6 days of rent-a-car (please check car group at the price list) with CDW and TP insurance & unlimited Kms. Airport Pick up Surcharge not included since it must be paid directly to rent-a-car company.
  • Personalized itinerary
  • Travel Consultancy Service
  • Local phone support in Portugal (24 hours)
  • Welcome Manual (Essentials) to Portugal (PDF File) in English

Optional

  • Supplement at Reid's Palace (Level A) in Classic Room during low season: +465€ per person (total for 5 nights)
  • Supplement at Reid's Palace (Level A) in Classic Room during high season: +481€ per person (total for 5 nights)
  • Car collection at the airport
  • Car delivery at hotel (if you don't want to go to the rent a car desk)
  • Additional driver
  • GPS
  • Upgrade for superior room, suite, etc. (please consult us)
  • Car Upgrade for a superior car category (please consult us)
Typical house in Madeira island
visit Madeira island - Camara dos Lobos | Portugal.com
Hiking in Madeira island - Portugal Travel and Tours | Portugal.com
Funchal at night - Madeira island | Portugal.com
Camara dos Lobos in Madeira island | Portugal.com
Golf in Porto Santo island - Madeira | Portugal.com
Note: Hotels shown are for reference only. We reserve the right to change hotels based on availability, group size or other factors. Should alternate hotel be required, it will be of same or better rating .

Superior Hotels

Funchal - Hotel Porto Mare

As part of the Vila Porto Mare resort, this hotel offers 4 restaurants, 6 bars and 5 swimming pools. Porto Mare features an extensive tropical garden on the Atlantic oceanfront.

The air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Porto Mare include furnished balconies with views over the sea, garden or pool area. They feature marble bathrooms, minibars and tea-and-coffee-making facilities.

The on-site spa offers a variety of treatments including facials, aromatherapy, body massages and reflexology. Guests can relax in 2 saunas and a Turkish bath, benefit from the Vichy shower or the gym.

Dining options include a wide choice of Mediterranean and international flavors offered by the resort’s buffets and à la carte menus. Porto Mare Hotel even has its own ice-cream parlour.

Hotel Porto Mare is located 2.5 km from Funchal city center and 19 km from Madeira Airport. Airport transfers can be arranged, at an extra fee.

Sao Martinho is a great choice for travelers interested in family friendly, wildlife and swimming pools.

Funchal - Pestana Casino Park Hotel & Casino

Overlooking the Bay of Funchal, this well designed hotel provides luxury accommodation within Santa Catarina Park. There is a spa with pools for relaxation and a casino and discotheque for entertainment.

Featuring private balconies, all rooms at the Pestana Casino Park come with seating areas and satellite LCD TVs. Many guest rooms provide a panoramic view of the Atlantic Ocean.

Pestana’s 6 dining venues include the Panoramic Restaurant with far-reaching views of the Bay and pool area. The Aqua overlooks the hotel’s gardens and casino, while the sunset Restaurant offers a varied menu and a cocktail bar.

Guests can relax in the indoor or outdoor pools, exercise in the fitness center or enjoy one of the quality treatments available from the Pestana Spa. The hotel arranges diverse recreational activities including hiking and diving.

Pestana Casino Park is just a 5-minute walk from the town center and 30 minutes’ drive from Madeira Airport. Parking is available on site.

Se is a great choice for travellers interested in history, cleanliness and culture.

Premier Hotels

Funchal - Quinta da Belavista

This exclusive 5-star hotel in Madeira offers elegant rooms with a private balcony featuring views of the surrounding botanical gardens or the Bay of Funchal. Facilities include an outdoor pool.

Quinta da Bela Vista is decorated with fine paintings and antique furniture throughout. The air-conditioned rooms have cable TV, a seating area, and a luxurious marble bathroom.

Guests can explore the Atlantic Ocean by renting Quinta da Bela Vista’s very own yacht. It also offers a tennis court, a sauna, a fitness center, and a concierge service.

Restaurant Avista Navios serves international dishes with traditional Madeiran flavors in a warm setting with wooden furniture, a fireplace and marble floors.

Snacks, drinks and cocktails are served at the pool bar, which has stunning views over the Bay of Funchal.

Quinta da Bela Vista is just 2 km from Funchal’s city center, where guests can visit the Sé Cathedral, the Frederico de Freitas Museum or the Museum of Contemporary Art.

Sao Martinho is a great choice for travelers interested in family friendly, wildlife and swimming pools.

Funchal - Quinta da Casa Branca

Set within extensive gardens of a former banana plantation, this boutique hotel features a heated pool and rooms with garden views. The hotel has a spa and a garden pavilion.

Tea and coffee making facilities and a private balcony are available in all of Quinta da Casa Branca’s light accommodations. Each of the private bathrooms is comfortably equipped with a hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.

Fitness training, beauty treatments and massages are on offer at the on-site health club and Phytocéane Centre. The communal relaxation spaces in the gardens provide a peaceful setting to read a book. There is free Wi-Fi available.

Portuguese dishes are on offer at the Casa da Quinta Restaurant, which has large windows letting in lots of daylight. The more informal Garden Pavilion is situated amongst the gardens, and serves light snacks and refreshments.

Quinta da Casa Branca's 24-hour reception staff can arrange day-trips by boat or on foot. They can also assist with car and bike rentals, or arrange transport to Madeira Airport, 20 km away. Funchal is 2 km away.

Sao Martinho is a great choice for travelers interested in family friendly, wildlife and swimming pools.

Booking your land only vacation

  • A non-refundable, non-transferable deposit of 25% of the full reservation value per person is required to make your reservation.
  • Vacation departures, itineraries and prices are subject to change until confirmed
  • Full payment due 45 days from departure

Booking your Vacation with Air

  • This vacation does not have an airfare option. We can hold your land reservation while you book air. Once you confirm your air itinerary we can then proceed with collecting a deposit and confirming your land portion.

Cancellation Policy

  • Deposit is non-refundable
  • Cancellation 45 to 22 days prior to departure: 25% of total price minus deposit
  • Cancellation 21 to 8 days prior to departure: 45% of total price
  • Cancellation 7 to 2 days prior to departure: 65% of total price
  • Less than 48 hours, "no shows" and unused services - No refund

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Booking Changes

  • A fee of $35 per person, per transaction, will be charged for any revision or alteration made to a reservation after the booking is confirmed. 

Travel Insurance

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