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Madeira Discovered

8 days from £649*
Departing: November 2016 - November 2017
* Price shown: 21 November 2016 from London Gatwick - LGW - ODZ
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Off the coast of Africa, in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, lies one of the world's most beautiful islands. Discover its delights on a winter-sun holiday that includes some truly fascinating escorted tours and excursions. Sun-blessed and sub-tropical, this 'garden isle' home to a vibrant and varied array of exotic and colourful flora.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Enjoy a week of rest, relaxation and gentle exploration
  • Get to know Madeira's colourful capital, Funchal
  • The joyous colours of Funchal's Botanical Gardens
  • Discover local flavours at an included 'espetada' dinner
  • Explore Western Madeira, with its soaring cliffs and picturesque sea-side settlements
  • Eastern Madeira is dotted with traditional 'A-frame' cottages
  • Seven nights' bed and breakfast accommodation in your chosen hotel (board upgrades available)
  • Return flights to Funchal
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • Fully escorted by a friendly, professional Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Resort Information

Funchal is the island's principal port, seat of government and main trade centre. Bars and cafes spill out onto flower-strewn streets, and shops and stores vie for your attention. Wander the open-air market, enjoy a flutter in the famous casino and don't miss the world-renowned Botanical Gardens.

Itinerary

Day One

Outward travel from your selected airport to Madeira, and onward transfer to your hotel.

Day Two

On today's included excursion, we tour Funchal's famous Mercado dos Lavodores produce market, and sample Madeira wine in Adegas de Sao Francisco, the town's oldest wine-tasting establishment. Afterwards, we drive to the Botanical Gardens to see their outstanding collection of sub-tropical and tropical plants and flowers.

Day Three

Passing Camara de Lobos, a favourite painting location of Churchill, today's included excursion climbs the world's second highest cliff to Cabo Girao. We'll take lunch in Porto Moniz, overlooking the celebrated rock swimming pools, before continuing to Sao Vicente and then over Encumeda Pass to see the spectacular panoramas of the island.

Day Four

A fascinating network of irrigation channels (levadas) criss-crosses Madeira, carrying water to the vineyards and farms of the south. The channel maintenance paths provide the ready-made walking trails we'll use for the 'easy'-rated, seven-kilometre, Levada da Serra do Faial walk from Caminho do Pico do Infante to Rochao (duration approximately two and a half hours) that is today's optional excursion.

In the evening, join us for an included dinner at a typical Madeirense restaurant. A glass of Madeira, traditional espetada - tender, marinated beef grilled and served with mixed salad, potatoes and hot country bread - and entertainment from traditional folk-dancers all add up to a wonderful night.

Day Five

Enjoy a popular and fun optional excursion to Pico dos Barcelos, for the finest view of Funchal, and then on to Eira do Serrado with its spectacular view of Curral das Freiras (Nuns' Valley). In Monte we'll visit the beautiful church and take the famous wickerwork toboggan ride down to Livramento.

This afternoon, a second optional excursion brings the chance to take a jeep safari, during which you'll explore some of the hidden by-ways of the island's lush interior in an all-terrain vehicle.

Day Six

On our final included excursion we'll visit the valley nature reserve at Ribeiro Frio, where the ancient mountain settlement of Santana still retains many examples of the island's traditional 'A-frame' thatched cottages.

Later, enjoy a final evening in the hotel, or venture into Funchal for a farewell dinner at the end of a fascinating week.

Day Seven

Spend the day relaxing at the hotel or exploring the surrounding area. Our Tour Manager will be happy to suggest places to visit and things to do.

Day Eight

Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From Code
Birmingham
Birmingham 07 November 2016 £719.00 NF6QFC12
Birmingham
Birmingham 14 November 2016 £769.00 NF6QFC12
Birmingham
Birmingham 21 November 2016 £699.00 NF6QFC12
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 February 2017 £769.00 NF7QFC12
Birmingham
Birmingham 03 April 2017 £789.00 NF7QFC12
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 October 2017 £739.00 NF7QFC12
Birmingham
Birmingham 06 November 2017 £739.00 NF7QFC12
Birmingham
Birmingham 13 November 2017 £739.00 NF7QFC12
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 November 2017 £719.00 NF7QFC12
Bristol
Bristol 07 November 2016 £709.00 NF6ODU12
Bristol
Bristol 14 November 2016 £709.00 NF6ODU12
Bristol
Bristol 21 November 2016 £649.00 NF6ODU12
Bristol
Bristol 20 February 2017 £719.00 NF7ODU12
Bristol
Bristol 27 February 2017 £679.00 NF7ODU12
Bristol
Bristol 03 April 2017 £739.00 NF7ODU12
Bristol
Bristol 24 April 2017 £769.00 NF7ODU12
Bristol
Bristol 30 October 2017 £689.00 NF7ODU12
Bristol
Bristol 06 November 2017 £689.00 NF7ODU12
Bristol
Bristol 13 November 2017 £689.00 NF7ODU12
Bristol
Bristol 20 November 2017 £669.00 NF7ODU12
East Midlands
East Midlands 27 February 2017 £729.00 NF7QFD12
East Midlands
East Midlands 24 April 2017 £819.00 NF7QFD12
East Midlands
East Midlands 30 October 2017 £739.00 NF7QFD12
East Midlands
East Midlands 06 November 2017 £739.00 NF7QFD12
East Midlands
East Midlands 13 November 2017 £739.00 NF7QFD12
East Midlands
East Midlands 20 November 2017 £719.00 NF7QFD12
Glasgow
Glasgow 14 November 2016 £799.00 NF6QFE12
Glasgow
Glasgow 21 November 2016 £699.00 NF6QFE12
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 February 2017 £699.00 NF7QFE12
Glasgow
Glasgow 03 April 2017 £789.00 NF7QFE12
Glasgow
Glasgow 30 October 2017 £739.00 NF7QFE12
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 November 2017 £739.00 NF7QFE12
Glasgow
Glasgow 13 November 2017 £739.00 NF7QFE12
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 November 2017 £719.00 NF7QFE12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 14 November 2016 £729.00 NF6OLU12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 21 November 2016 £709.00 NF6OLU12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 20 February 2017 £709.00 NF7OLU12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 03 April 2017 £799.00 NF7OLU12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 30 October 2017 £749.00 NF7OLU12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 06 November 2017 £749.00 NF7OLU12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 13 November 2017 £749.00 NF7OLU12
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 20 November 2017 £729.00 NF7OLU12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 07 November 2016 £729.00 NF6ODZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 14 November 2016 £669.00 NF6ODZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 21 November 2016 £649.00 NF6ODZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 February 2017 £649.00 NF7ODZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 27 February 2017 £679.00 NF7ODZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 03 April 2017 £739.00 NF7ODZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 24 April 2017 £769.00 NF7ODZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 October 2017 £689.00 NF7ODZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 November 2017 £689.00 NF7ODZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 13 November 2017 £689.00 NF7ODZ12
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 November 2017 £669.00 NF7ODZ12
Manchester
Manchester 07 November 2016 £679.00 NF6OLW12
Manchester
Manchester 21 November 2016 £659.00 NF6OLW12
Manchester
Manchester 27 February 2017 £689.00 NF7OLW12
Manchester
Manchester 24 April 2017 £779.00 NF7OLW12
Manchester
Manchester 30 October 2017 £699.00 NF7OLW12
Manchester
Manchester 06 November 2017 £699.00 NF7OLW12
Manchester
Manchester 13 November 2017 £699.00 NF7OLW12
Manchester
Manchester 20 November 2017 £679.00 NF7OLW12
Newcastle
Newcastle 07 November 2016 £729.00 NF6ONX12
Newcastle
Newcastle 03 April 2017 £799.00 NF7ONX12
Newcastle
Newcastle 24 April 2017 £829.00 NF7ONX12
Newcastle
Newcastle 30 October 2017 £749.00 NF7ONX12
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 November 2017 £749.00 NF7ONX12

Hotel Orquidea ★★★

In a quiet location, yet still within a few minutes of the city-centre's main attractions, the modern, well-appointed Hotel Orquidea is an ideal choice for those looking to enjoy the restaurants and bars of Funchal.

Hotel Lince ★★★★

Also known as the Hotel Lido Atlantico, this modern hotel is a short walk from Funchal city centre.

Regency Club Hotel ★★★★

Ideal for those who are looking for a little more luxury, yet still close to the centre of Funchal, this hotel boasts private access to the sea.

Hotel Raga ★★★★

The Hotel Raga stands in the heart of the popular Lido area, overlooking the city's famous port and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

All-inclusive packages

The all-inclusive package available at the Hotel Raga includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, plus soft or alcoholic drinks at lunch and dinner.

*Low deposit of £50 applies to new bookings made between 1st and 30th September 2016 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to all 2016 to 2018 air breaks excluding the American Queen - Mississippi River Cruise; Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans and Caribbean Cruise; Five-Star Alaska Cruise and the Canadian Rockies; Highlights of China and Yangtze Cruise; Any world cruises or sectors aboard Magellan that include flights; Cruises aboard Norwegian Star that include flights; Cruises aboard Mendula that include flights; Cruises aboard Astoria that include flights; Cruises aboard Olympia that include flights; Cruises aboard Sound of Music that include flights and Daniel O'Donnell in Dublin by Air. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Madeira reviews verified by Reevoo

MadeiraScores 8.7 out of 10 based on 58 reviews
(7 out of 10)

JEFFREY

Loughborough Single traveller
Thoroughly enjoyable, a lovely island and a friendly group
Confirmed traveller: 25 April 2016
Published on: 17 June 2016
(9 out of 10)

PETER

Retford
Our only disappointment in a fantastic weeks holiday was the close proximity of the hotel to a Gentlemen's Club directly opposite our rooms. Having paid the additional single person's supplement for her room, one of our party was unable to get a good night's sleep due to the noise generated from the club between midnight until 5.30 a.m. each morning. Loud music and shouted conversations also continued to disturb other members of the party. On mentioning it to the hotel reception we were informed that there were no other rooms available and therefore we spoke to the tour rep. She suggested raising the matter again with the hotel. This we did with no positive result. Would it not have been possible for those members of the party affected to be allocated other accommodation, especially as the hotel was clearly aware of the noise problem?
Confirmed traveller: 25 April 2016
Published on: 09 May 2016
(10 out of 10)

DAVID

Camberley Couple
Everything about this holiday was excellent, no complaints.

The reason we chose this Holiday was partly because of you using Monarch airways.
We went to Spain with Riviera last October who also use Monarch. no problems, returned bang on time as we did with you last Monday.
We have travelled with Newmarket on 3 previous occasions. Each time you have used Easyjet, not good, delayed by various amounts of time, particularly on the return. The last time with Newmarket we went to Sorrento. When we checked in at Naples we were informed that the aircraft was still in Madrid. Arrived in Gatwick 4 Hours late. Our friends who were picking us up new nothing about the delay, nor could anybody in Gatwick give them any information until 10 minutes before it we landed.
Confirmed traveller: 25 April 2016
Published on: 03 May 2016
(10 out of 10)

DELWYN

bristol Couple
Yet another excellent value trip from Newmarket. Everything was just great, notably the Coach Driver who performed miracles getting his Coach around some of THE most tricky locations!
The Hotel was very good, but would have expected complementary toiletries in this price range.
Confirmed traveller: 25 April 2016
Published on: 03 May 2016
(9 out of 10)

NICHOLAS

Barton-on-Humber Single traveller
Very good all round!
Confirmed traveller: 25 April 2016
Published on: 03 May 2016
(10 out of 10)

ANNETTE

Brighton Single traveller
Madeira is just magical, Sue and Christina our guide and holiday rep were absolutely fantastic. Everything was seamless. My room was a bit tired and the rain came in the balcony door so the carpet by the door to the balcony was soaking wet, the oven in the kitchen area was not useable but that was ok really as I probably wouldn't have used it. It was a bit of a nuisance having to go across a bridge and down a lift to get to the pool and breakfast room and one evening the lift broke down but there were stairs but these were out in the open and very winding and steep. The excursions were really lovely. If I return to Madeira I would like to try other things which weren't available with Newmarket's itinerary. I would like to do the deserted islands, catamaran, and other islands nearby if they were on offer. Brilliant and really memorable holiday that's to the Newmarket staff :)
Confirmed traveller: 25 April 2016
Published on: 02 May 2016
(8 out of 10)

LINDA

Couple
We have been with Newmarket a few times and always have a lovely time.
The only comment we would make is the cost of the walk and the jeep safari.
We saw walks advertised for €15 picked from your hotel ( ours was £60 for two)
The safari was also half day safari €15 ours was £41?
But over all spot on again

Thank you
Linda
Confirmed traveller: 25 April 2016
Published on: 02 May 2016