Gardens of Madeira
Situated in the mid-Atlantic, the island of Madeira is lapped by the waters of the Gulf Stream, with warm comfortable summers and mild winters encouraging lush foliage. The volcanic terrain is spectacular with deep ravines and towering cliffs providing stunning scenery right across the island. Madeira is known as the 'Island of Flowers', with exotic plants thriving throughout the year, ensuring that the botanical gardens are renowned. Our tour includes visits to gardens, viewpoints, scenic drives and the lovely capital city of Funchal.
Guides & excursions • Funchal • Western Island Tour • Botanical Gardens • Monte Toboggan
Day 1 Fly from London direct to Funchal, the capital of Madeira.
Day 2 Half day guided tour to Câmara de Lobos, a typical fishing village where Winston Churchill used to paint. Continue to the Picos dos Barcelos viewpoint and the spectacular beauty spot of Eira do Serrado before reaching Monte, from where the brave can descend the hill by wicker toboggan.
Day 3 A free day to explore or enjoy the hotel facilities.
Day 4 Full day Western Island Tour, including Cabo Girao with the second highest sea cliffs in the world (at 580 metres), the summit of Encumeada from which both sides of the island can be viewed, Porto Moniz village with its volcanic swimming pools and the 1400 metre high plateau of Paul da Serra.
Day 5 A free day to relax.
Day 6 Half day tour exploring the best of Madeira's gardens, including the Botanical Gardens, Quinta da Boa Vista Garden and the Municipal Garden (also known as Dona Amélia Garden). Why not finish the tour with an optional Madeira wine tasting at the Madeira Wine Lodges?
Day 7 Another free day, perhaps for independent sightseeing.
Day 8 A leisurely morning before the return flight to the UK.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Hotel Baia Azul, Funchal
The Hotel Baia Azul is a 4 star hotel, located on the Lido area of Funchal approximately 3 kilometres from the town centre. There are 215 bedrooms, most of which have sea view balconies. The hotel has a very pleasant restaurant overlooking the sea, coffee shop, two cocktail bars, gymnasium, sauna and hair dresser. The hotel also has a large heated outdoor swimming pool and gardens leading down towards the sea.
• 4 star • 215 bedrooms
• Outdoor swimming pool
• Sea Views • Gardens
Your tour includes:
• Scheduled flights between the UK and Funchal
• 7 nights half board accommodation in Funchal
• Excursions and admissions as detailed in the itinerary
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