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Madeira Discovered

8 days from £689*
Departing: October 2017 - April 2018
* Price shown: 20 November 2017 from Bristol - BRS
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LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £49 PER PERSON!

OFFER ENDS 31st JULY*

Exotic island paradise

Off the coast of Africa, in the blue waters of the Atlantic Ocean, lies Madeira, 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.

Madeira Holiday Highlights

  • 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

What does the price include?

  • 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

Your Base: Madeira Hotels in Funchal

Funchal is Madeira's principal port, seat of government and main trade centre. Here, 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.

Madeira Holiday Itinerary

Day One: Fly from the UK to Madeira

Travel from your selected airport to Madeira and transfer to your hotel.

Day Two: Included guided tour of Funchal

On today's included excursion, we tour Funchal's famous Mercado dos Lavradores 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: Included Madeira coach tour

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 Encumeada Pass to see the spectacular panoramas of the island.

Day Four: Optional Nun's Valley day trip

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.

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: Optional levada walk and jeep ride

Today's optional excursion takes us to a fascinating network of irrigation channels (levadas) that criss-cross 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).

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: Included Ribeiro Frio Nature Reserve visit

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: Day at leisure

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: Fly back to the UK

Transfer back to the airport for check-in and your flight home.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham
Birmingham 30 October 2017 £759
Birmingham
Birmingham 06 November 2017 £759
Birmingham
Birmingham 20 November 2017 £739
Birmingham
Birmingham 19 February 2018 £739
Birmingham
Birmingham 05 March 2018 £789
Birmingham
Birmingham 19 March 2018 £789
Birmingham
Birmingham 02 April 2018 £829
Bristol
Bristol 30 October 2017 £739
Bristol
Bristol 06 November 2017 £709
Bristol
Bristol 20 November 2017 £689
Bristol
Bristol 19 February 2018 £689
Bristol
Bristol 26 February 2018 £719
Bristol
Bristol 05 March 2018 £739
Bristol
Bristol 12 March 2018 £739
Bristol
Bristol 19 March 2018 £739
Bristol
Bristol 26 March 2018 £759
Bristol
Bristol 02 April 2018 £779
East Midlands
East Midlands 30 October 2017 £759
East Midlands
East Midlands 06 November 2017 £759
East Midlands
East Midlands 20 November 2017 £739
East Midlands
East Midlands 26 February 2018 £769
East Midlands
East Midlands 12 March 2018 £789
East Midlands
East Midlands 26 March 2018 £809
Glasgow
Glasgow 30 October 2017 £759
Glasgow
Glasgow 06 November 2017 £759
Glasgow
Glasgow 20 November 2017 £739
Glasgow
Glasgow 19 February 2018 £739
Glasgow
Glasgow 05 March 2018 £789
Glasgow
Glasgow 19 March 2018 £789
Glasgow
Glasgow 02 April 2018 £829
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 30 October 2017 £769
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 06 November 2017 £769
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 20 November 2017 £749
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 19 February 2018 £749
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 05 March 2018 £799
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 19 March 2018 £799
Leeds Bradford
Leeds Bradford 02 April 2018 £839
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 30 October 2017 £709
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 06 November 2017 £709
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 20 November 2017 £689
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 19 February 2018 £689
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 26 February 2018 £719
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 05 March 2018 £739
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 12 March 2018 £739
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 19 March 2018 £739
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 26 March 2018 £759
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 02 April 2018 £779
Manchester
Manchester 30 October 2017 £719
Manchester
Manchester 06 November 2017 £719
Manchester
Manchester 20 November 2017 £699
Manchester
Manchester 26 February 2018 £729
Manchester
Manchester 12 March 2018 £749
Manchester
Manchester 26 March 2018 £769
Newcastle
Newcastle 30 October 2017 £769
Newcastle
Newcastle 06 November 2017 £769
Newcastle
Newcastle 26 March 2018 £819
Newcastle
Newcastle 02 April 2018 £839

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.

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.

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.

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 £49 per person applies to new bookings made between 21st June and 31st July 2017 (inclusive) only. This offer only applies to selected air-inclusive holidays. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

Madeira reviews verified by reevooReevoo

MadeiraScores 8.8 out of 10 based on 103 reviews
(9 out of 10)

MARK

Stoke on Trent Couple
This is a lovely trip to experience Maderia. Newmarket works to give a best taster of places you may not see on your own.
Confirmed traveller: 01 May 2017
Published on: 16 May 2017
(6 out of 10)

ALAN

Liverpool Single traveller
Very disappointed - Madeira was not as expected -fewer gardens/flora.A lot of rain.
Confirmed traveller: 01 May 2017
Published on: 13 May 2017
(10 out of 10)

MAURICE

Kidlington Oford Couple
The tour manager had very little to do as the tour guide was very knowledgeable and helpful.
The whole of the holiday was very good and enjoyable. Our only complaint was with Newmarket who did not forward the information regarding our request for a twin room to the hotel causing problems on arrival , as the hotel was full with no twin rooms available ..
We were sorted out quite quickly but another couple with the same request had to wait until the following Thursday (4 days) for a twin room..
Confirmed traveller: 01 May 2017
Published on: 12 May 2017
(10 out of 10)

BARBARA

Penarth Couple
Tour Manager was inconspicuous on arrival at Funchal airport , spent quite a while trying to find her and began to think we might need to get a taxi to the hotel, until we eventually located her .She was friendly but lacking in knowledge re many queries.Others on the tour had the same opinion .
Hotel Orquidea was in an excellent location, in the centre and a few minutes walk from the seafront, cathedral and restaurants. Breakfast was plentiful and good variety.
The included excursions were excellent, showing many parts of the island and the included meals were of a very high standard. Christina was a very knowledgeable tour guide and our driver had an excellent standard of driving
We thoroughly enjoyed this holiday and am about to book another Newmarket Holiday ( this time to India)
Confirmed traveller: 10 April 2017
Published on: 23 April 2017
(8 out of 10)

BRENDA

Andover Couple
We definitely discovered Madeira! Our tour guide Cristina was brilliant. The food at the Hotel Raga was not very good and the beds extremely hard. However, the rooms were kept very clean as was the swimming pool.
Confirmed traveller: 10 April 2017
Published on: 19 April 2017
(10 out of 10)

GERALD

North Shields Couple
A very pleasant week, good weather, nice hotel and excellent food.
Confirmed traveller: 10 April 2017
Published on: 18 April 2017
(9 out of 10)

KEITH

Huddersfield Couple
The holiday was all the more enjoyable by the the tour rep Christina whose knowledge, personality and communication skills made the holiday interesting, informative and educational. She should be employed at every opportunity.
Confirmed traveller: 10 April 2017
Published on: 18 April 2017