Madeira – Five Days in Paradise

Highlights

  • Jeep tour in the mountains followed by a BBQ and ‘Poncha’
  • Monte Palace Gardens and the famous wicker baskets cart
  • Enjoy time at Mercado dos Lavradores, a local farmers' market
  • Private sunset yacht tour in Funchal Bay
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What you'll do

Overview

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Experience a natural paradise, endless ocean views and stunning mountain landscapes while enjoying some unique gastronomic flavours.

Right in the middle of the Atlantic, the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo are a haven of natural beauty. The exotic colours of the flowers stand out from among the blue sea and the emerald green vegetation; this is an archipelago where two thirds are a protected area and where the largest Laurissilva forest in the world is located. When landing in Madeir...Read All

Arrival & transfer to Funchal

Upon arrival at Cristiano Ronaldo Airport FNC you’ll have a private transfer to Funchal (approx. 20 km).

Meals included: Dinner

Full-day private guided tour

The day begins with the pick-up at your accommodation. For this tour you’ll be driven in a jeep through the island, passing by some of its beautiful points including the Laurisilva of Madeira, a UNESCO World Heritage natural site. During this time you’ll make a stop for a Levada walk in Vereda dos Balcões.

Levada is the name given to an irrigation canal or aqueduct flanked by a pedestrian path, specific to the island of Madeira, Portugal. They are also channelled to the us...Read All

Funchal & Monte Palace Gardens

The day begins with the pick-up at your accommodation. For your second full day in Madeira you will start by visiting the noble area of Funchal on the way to the cable car. This area gathers many of Madeira’s highlights (the City Hall, the Cathedral, João Gonçalves Zarco Statue – the discoverer of Madeira – and where you may see, know more and buy some of Madeira’s well-known embroideries. It’s then a short trip in a cable car to Monte Palace Gardens. Monte Palace Madeira occu...Read All

Free day & sunset yacht trip

After a few culturally rich days you’ll have a free day to explore at your own leisure, whether it’s in the city or a day at the beach, or simply enjoying your hotel. Later in the afternoon, we have a boat trip organised for you, so that you can watch the sunset over the magnificent Funchal bay. This is a private tour and includes snacks and wine. After all, this is your last experience in Madeira with us and we want it to be special.

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Departure day

We hope that you enjoyed your time in Madeira. We’ll organise a transfer from your accommodation to the airport.

What's included

Included

  • 4 nights in a comfortable boutique hotel
  • All breakfasts, 2 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Local guide throughout
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Private Jeep tour of the Island and meeting local producers
  • Basket cart experience
  • Sunset yacht trip with snacks and wine
Your local host

Pedro Urgel

Born and raised in the delightful city of Porto, apart from a two year stint living in Scotland in my younger days, I have lived in Portugal all my life. When I was around 35, myself and a couple of my travelling friends (one of which is my brother), decided to set up our company. We set out scouting Portugal, visiting the places no one visits, meeting people, exploring landscapes discovering all these authentic towns. We know the country like the back of our hands, so when you go on one of our experiences you get an experts insight and learn so much more than you would visiting alone.

Born and raised in the delightful city of Porto, apart from a two year stint living in Scotland in my younger days, I have lived in Portugal all my life. When I was around 35, myself and a couple of my travelling friends (one of which is my brother), decided to set up our company. We set out scouting Portugal, visiting the places no one visits, meeting people, exploring landscapes discovering all these authentic towns. We know the country like the back of our hands, so when you go on one of our experiences you get an experts insight and learn so much more than you would visiting alone.

Location

Renowned for its walking, wine and beauty, the volcanic island of Madeira sits in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean and boasts a pleasantly mild climate year round.

Getting there

Please note that prices for the holidays do not include flights. We recommend using www.skyscanner.net to check flights.

Nearest Airport

Cristiano Ronaldo International Airport FNC (approx. 20 km to funchal).

Airport transfers:

Private transfers (included) can be arranged to and from the airport.

By car:

If you are planning to hire a car and drive there, the full address and directions will be given to you upon booking.

What our travellers are saying...

I would be hard pressed to say which part of our trip was best. Our itinerary was perfect, our guides were wonderful, and our accommodations were like a dream. Nuno and his team could not do enough to make us feel welcome. We loved every minute we spent in Portugal. The worst part of our trip was saying good bye. I would highly recommend!

Larry Goldfarb

FAQs

What about COVID-19?

For Madeira, at the time of writing you either need a negative Covid test result from the last 72 hours, or you can be tested at the airport when you arrive, but must wait at your hotel until you get your test results (usually 7-12 hours).

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