Madeira - Pearl of the Atlantic

Madeira - Pearl of the Atlantic

Start: UK Finish: UK

Visiting: United Kingdom, Funchal, Pico da Torre, Eira do Serrado, Monte


Duration: 7 Nights

Physical rating: Low, Leisurely

Special diets catered: Vegetarians, Please contact Titan with any specific dietary requirements

Tour code: TTMWS

Tour operator: Titan Travel

Group size: 1 - 1

Age range: 16-99

Tour operated in: English


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Tour Overview

If you like your holidays to feature strolls in gloriously colourful gardens, mood-lifting sunshine, panoramic mountain views, wonderful countryside walks and local wine and crafts, then Madeira really is a find. And our excellent-value Madeira tours let you find it at your own pace. Excursions include a fascinating full island tour and Madeira wine tasting - leaving you with free time to spend following the ‘levada’ paths that cross the dramatic volcanic landscapes and meander through verdant forests.

Highlights

  • iconBreathing in the scent of tropical flowers at Funchal's Botanical Garden, set in the grounds of a quinta that once belonged to the Reid family.

Places You'll See

Madeira - Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira - Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira - Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira - Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira - Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira - Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira - Pearl of the Atlantic
Madeira - Pearl of the Atlantic

Itinerary

icon Day 1 : UK - Funchal

Location: United Kingdom, Funchal

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Meliá Madeira Mare, Funchal (5-star)

Meals: Lunch, Dinner

Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Madeira. On arrival we transfer to our hotel in Funchal.

icon Day 2 : Funchal

Location: Funchal

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Meliá Madeira Mare, Funchal (5-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

We waste no time in getting to know Madeira’s bustling capital today with a guided walk - starting with the colourful market. Here, freshly caught fish and succulent fruits are on full display. We’ll also stop by an embroidery factory, the renowned Botanical Gardens ablaze with subtropical flora, and a wine manufacturer where we’ll enjoy a delicious tasting.The afternoon is yours to spend as you like. Perhaps take some time to enjoy the painted doors of Rua de Santa Maria or the carefully nurtured Palheiro Gardens.

icon Day 3 : Funchal

Location: Funchal

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Meliá Madeira Mare, Funchal (5-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Let loose in Funchal today - there’s so much to see. Modern Funchal is a far cry from its days of pirates. The cobbled streets now blend with a modern city with top-class restaurants.Maybe take a cable car up to Monte from the Old Town or the Botanical Gardens for an alternative way to experience the beautiful vistas. The Jardim Tropical Monte Palace is a tranquil gem with koi-filled crystal-clear lakes and peacocks freely roaming the manicured landscape. This evening you can enjoy an optional folklore evening (Espetada).

icon Day 4 : Island Tour

Location: Pico da Torre

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Meliá Madeira Mare, Funchal (5-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a tour of the island, including Pico da Torre for beautiful views over Camara de Lobos’ dazzling bay and Cabo Girao, the world’s second highest cliff. On to Ribeira Brava, one of the island’s first parishes, and through the jagged mountains to Encumeada, where the views are simply stunning.Travel north on a scenic drive through Chao dos Louros to Sao Vicente, set where a beautiful valley meets the sea. Our final stop is the Pousada dos Vinhaticos, surrounded by lush undulating landscape 900 metres above sea level, as we return south to Funchal.

icon Day 5 : Funchal

Location: Funchal

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Meliá Madeira Mare, Funchal (5-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today is free for you to spend as you wish. Take an optional excursion to Pico do Arieiro or return to the city’s centre to stroll along its narrow cobbled streets with interesting old buildings. Perhaps take in views across the island on a cable car to Monte, where wealthy aristocratic families have built their homes, and the 18th-century Monte Palace sits amongst wonderful tropical gardens.If you’re a fan of the great outdoors, you might want to discover the local countryside - there are numerous trails to follow for varying capabilities and distances.

icon Day 6 : Eira do Serrado - Monte

Location: Eira do Serrado, Monte

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Meliá Madeira Mare, Funchal (5-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning we travel to Eira do Serrado, for an inspiring view down the valley of chestnut trees, surrounded by steep volcanic mountains. Far below is the isolated village of Nun’s Valley, known to be where nuns took refuge from the pirates who frequently attacked Madeira.Travel on to Monte to visit Our Lady of Monte Church. The most important pilgrimage site in Madeira, with lively processions held every August. It contains the austere tomb of Charles I of Habsburg and a revered statue of Our Lady of Monte.

icon Day 7 : Funchal

Location: Funchal

Accommodation: Hotel

Accommodation Name: Meliá Madeira Mare, Funchal (5-star)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend a day at leisure exploring as you please. You could join the optional excursion to the southeast coast of the island, or you might choose to explore Funchal’s canal system under your own steam.In the 16th century an open canal system was developed, from the wetter regions of the island to the sun parched regions of the south. There are over 200 enduring, beautiful walks along these levadas, with varying levels of difficulty across dramatic landscapes and through lush vegetation. There are five to choose from in Funchal.

icon Day 8 : Funchal - UK

Location: Funchal, United Kingdom

Meals: Breakfast

We transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, your Titan vehicle will be waiting for the journey home.

What's Included

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    7 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)

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    International flights. Prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports

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    15 meals: 7 breakfasts (days 2-8) 1 lunch (day 4) 7 dinners (days 1-7) 6 excursions and visits

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    Entry to an embroidery factory, and the Botanical Gardens

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    Tour of Funchal by local guide

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    Wine tasting

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    Full-day island tour including lunch

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    Excursion to Eira do Serrado and Monte Plus

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    Portable audio headset system on excursions

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    Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service

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    Titan local representative

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    Travel in destination by coach

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    Porterage

What's Not Included

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    Tipping and Gratuities

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Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

Yes

What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

5 Star

Are airport transfers included in this tour?

Yes

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