Experience the stunning landscapes and lush gardens of Madeira and visit the island's annual Flower Festival

Spend a wonderful holiday on the volcanic island of Madeira, known as the 'floating garden of the Atlantic'. This verdant isle is a subtropical paradise with world-famous gardens, stunning mountains and beautiful coastlines.

Timed to coincide with the annual Flower Festival, this bespoke tour will take you around the horticultural highlights of island - from the spectacular colours of the Monte to the orchid nurseries at Palheiro Gardens, Madeira is home to numerous species. This eight-day tour also encompasses visits to the Quinta do Arco Rose Garden and Funchal Botanical Gardens.

On Sunday, it's the Flower Festival, and you'll spend time absorbing the sights, sounds and scents of this unique event in the capital. Stroll through Funchal's pretty streets as the island celebrates the beauty of flowers and plants.

During your stay, you'll be based at the five-star Hotel Lido just outside Funchal, the perfect place to relax after a day out; kick back in the bar, sauna, gym, or one of the hotel's two swimming pools.

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Price includes

  • Return flights from London to Funchal (and transfers to your hotel)
  • Stay for seven nights at the five-star Enotel Lido hotel on an all-inclusive basis*
  • Experience the Madeira Flower Festival
  • Walking tour of Funchal
  • Funchal Botanical Gardens visit
  • Vineyard visit with wine tasting
  • Trout Farm visit

  • Quinta do Arco Rose Garden visit

  • Palheiro Garden
  • Natural Sea Swimming pool
  • Sugar cane factory visit with rum tasting in Porto da Cruz
  • Poncha tasting

Also included: Transfers for those travelling on group flights; all tours as specified in the itinerary, visit to the Flower Festival, all entrances as specified in the itinerary, services of a professional English-speaking guide during excursions and transfers.

* Please note that whilst touring, meals and drinks are at an additional cost - only meals and drinks consumed at the hotel are included.

Availability

From
Wed, Wed, May 1, 2024
To
Wed, Wed, May 8, 2024
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,349*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single rooms available, please call to enquire; single supplement £1190. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

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Itinerary

  1. Day
    1
    Arrive in Funchal
    Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

    Today you'll arrive in Funchal and meet your guide. You'll then take a transfer to your base for the week, the lovely Hotel Enotel Lido, where you'll have dinner.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    2
    Funchal, Botanical Garden and wine-growing
    Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

    Today you'll enjoy a walking tour of the island's capital, Funchal. First stop is the beautiful Santa Catarina Park in the city centre, followed by the 15th century Sé Cathedral. Afterwards you'll head to the famous market, "Mercado dos Lavradores". Take your time strolling through the lovely, colourful market streets where vendors sell fresh flowers, fruit and fish. You can also pay a visit to Funchal's most famous embroidery factory. In the afternoon you will visit the Botanical Garden and afterwards the wine-growing areas, to see the overlapping terraces over the volcanic soil that gives Madeira wine its unique properties. You'll visit a typical winery and enjoy a wine tasting, and then return to your hotel for dinner.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  3. Day
    3
    Eastern Madeira
    Ribeiro Frio National Park, Portugal

    Today you'll visit the east of the island. Firstly the Pico de Ariero, the third highest peak in Madeira, and then the Ribeiro Frio National Park, where you'll visit a trout farm and have the opportunity to taste a typical Madeiran drink, Poncha.

    You'll then take a short, easy hike through the laurel forests to reach the "Os Balcones" viewpoint, where you can pause to take in some wonderful vistas. Then you'll head to the traditional town of Santana where you'll see some classic Madeiran stone houses with thatched rooves.

    After lunch you'll visit the beautiful rose garden Quinta do Arco, which has one of the largest collections of rose bushes in Portugal. Then it's on to Porto da Cruz, Madeira's centre of sugarcane cultivation, where you will take part in a delicious rum tasting.

    Afterwards you'll visit Machico, a fishing village, before returning to the hotel for dinner.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  4. Day
    4
    Palheiro Gardens
    Quinta do Palheiro gardens, Portugal

    After breakfasft you'll take a short drive to the Palheiro Gardens. These gardens are famous not only for the variety of plants that grow there, but for the beauty of their setting in the hills to the east of Funchal. After the visit you'll enjoy leisure time for the rest of the day.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  5. Day
    5
    The Madeira Flower Festival
    Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

    This morning you'll have time to explore at your leisure. In the evening, you'll spend time enjoying the incredible atmosphere of the Flower Festival 2024.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  6. Day
    6
    Camara de Lobos,Cabo Girao and Porto Moniz
    Porto Moniz, Portugal

    Today you'll drive along the coastline, passing Cabo Girão, the highest cliffs in Europe at 590m, to the village of Ribeira Brava and its famous church. Then you'll follow the Encumeada pass and beautiful northern coastline to the northernmost point of Madeira, Porto Moniz, where you can spend some time.

    On the return journey there will be several stops at waterfalls and you will have the opportunity to do some short hikes along the Atlantic and the waterfalls. You can also bathe in the natural sea swimming pool at Seixal.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day
    7
    Leisure time
    Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

    Today is leisure time for you to explore the island as you wish. If you choose to stay at the hotel, lunch is included.

    Meals - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  8. Day
    8
    Departure
    Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

    This morning you'll have time for a leisurely breakfast at the hotel before your transfer to the airport in Funchal to return home.

    Meals - Breakfast

Accommodation

Enotel Lido

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Madeira, Portugal

A stylish stay beside the sea

Enotel Lido is a 5* hotel located just five minutes walk from the sea and a short walk to the luxury shopping malls, restaurants and the bustling nightlife on Lido Promenade. It offers glorious sea views, a stunning outdoor infinity pool, an indoor pool, spa and gym.

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Availability

From
Wed, Wed, May 1, 2024
To
Wed, Wed, May 8, 2024
Duration
8 Days
Price per person
£2,349*

* From price is per person, based on two people sharing a room, subject to availability. Price and itinerary correct at time of print but may be subject to change. Single rooms available, please call to enquire; single supplement £1190. Not suitable for those with mobility issues. Deposit required. Local charges such as tourist tax may apply. Travel insurance is not included and should be taken out at time of booking. Images used may not reflect your actual tour experience. This holiday may be sold through other selected brands. Tour is operated by and subject to the booking conditions of TS Travel Ltd (ATOL bonded).

London (LON)
Call now to book 02045256950
Quote ref: TST MADEIRA