Madeira Island Highlights
(4 days/3 nights)
Enjoy a fabulous short break in Funchal, Madeira Island’s vibrant capital city! Madeira with a fantastic year-round sub-tropical weather is a perfect destiny for seeing natural wonders and local traditions. This magnificent short trip gives you an opportunity to view some of this beautiful island most famous attractions, escorted by the best guides in Madeira Islands.
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All departures are guaranteed with minimum of 4 participants.
Day 1: Arrival to Madeira International Airport
On arrival at Madeira Airport, you will be welcomed by a tour representative who will take you to your accommodation in Funchal.
After settling in, take the opportunity to explore the vibrant city center at your own time. Funchal offers a variety of shops, restaurants, cafes and bars to suit all tastes, all within an easy walk.
Day 2: Tour of the West Side of the Island– Porto Moniz
At 9h00 after breakfast you will be picked up at the hotel by your guide and will join a guided sightseeing tour of the west side of the Island. This will give you a great overview of the most significant sites of the west side of the Island. We will start by the fishing village Câmara de Lobos, known for the fishing of the scabbard fish and also the main producer of bananas on the the island. We will see Cabo Girão, one of the highest sea cliffs in the world at an altitude of 580 m (1900 ft) with a breathtaking view, and Ribeira Brava (wild stream), a small typical seaside town on the southwest coast of the island. After we will make a stop at Rabaçal, where we can enjoy a great view of the mountains. The last stop before lunch will be at the Santa of Porto Moniz, where we’ll get to see the beautiful scenery of the north coast. Lunch at Porto Moniz, known for its famous natural swimming pools. After lunch departure to in Seixal, where we can see the amazing Véu da Noiva waterfall. Our next stop will be at the beautiful village of São Vicente. We drive up in the mountains and in Encumeada we will enjoy an incredible view of the north and south of the island. The last stop will be at Serra de Água where you have the opportunity to taste the Poncha, a typical island drink.
- Câmara de Lobos
- Cabo Girão
- Ribeira Brava
- Porto Moniz
- Véu da Noiva
- São Vicente
Day 3: Panoramic views and Toboggan Trip
We begin our day with a visit to the typical and colorful Market Place, Mercado dos Lavradores, one of the highlights of Funchal. Followed by a walk through the narrow cobblestone street of Santa Maria, in the Old Town. Next we will take the Cable Car from Funchal to the charming village of Monte. As you rise above the city, you’ll get dramatic views of the city. We will visit to the beautiful Church of Nossa Senhora do Monte and the magnificient Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Our visit to Monte will be finished with a rush of adrenaline by taking the famous toboggan trip. We also will visit to the famous Blandy’s Wine Lodge. Later in the evening you will be taken to Câmara de Lobos to have dinner at restaurant Vila do Peixe. After dinner transfer back to the Hotel in Funchal.
- Mercado dos Lavradores
- Cable Car
- Monte Palace Tropical Garden
- Toboggan trip
- Blandy’s Wine Lodge
Day 4: Palheiro Gardens and Departure
Begin the day with a visit to the lovely gardens at "Quinta do Palheiro", which are famous not only for the beauty and variety of plants that grow there but for its scenic location in the hills to the east of Funchal, the capital of Madeira. This property belonging to the Blandy family, has some of the most valuable and rare exotic plants. After this magnificent visit, you will be ready for check-in at Madeira Airport. (Note: If your flight is in the morning, we will change your travel itinerary accordingly.)
- Palheiro Gardens
- Boat Trips
- Spa Treatments
- Whales and Dolphins Watching
- Horse Riding
- Meet-and-greet service upon arrival at Madeira International Airport and transfer to Funchal
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Funchal, includes breakfast
- 1 lunch
- 1 poncha
- 1 evening dinner
- Professional English, French and Spanish speaking guide
- Transportation in a high-quality van
- Cable Car ticket
- Entrance to Monte Palace Tropical Garden
- Entrance to Blandy’s Wine Lodge
- Entrance to Palheiro Gardens
- Transfer by bus to Madeira International Airport on departure
- Taxes and service fee
- Flights to/from Madeira
- Meals/drinks at restaurants and entrances fees (unless otherwise stated)
- Optional activities
- Any services not listed above in “included”
- Personal travel insurance