Madeira - The Pearl of the Atlantic

Leisurely Touring

8 Days from £1,399

Was from £1,399

May 2019 - Oct 2019 Departures

​Madeira is a gem of a destination, affectionately known as the Pearl of the Atlantic. Discover the delightful capital Funchal and admire breathtaking scenery as you explore the mountains, valleys, villages and coasts that make up this delightful island.

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Your holiday at a glance

LEISURELY TOURING
HALF BOARD

What's included

  • ​Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 7 nights half-board in a 5-star hotel
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink
  • Farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Dedicated Just You representative to greet you at all UK airports​

Included excursions

  • ​Funchal city tour including the Botanical Gardens & a Madeira Wine lodge
  • East of the island tour
  • Monte & Eira do Serrado​

Please note: Thanks to your feedback we know you want to explore more at your own pace. That’s why from 2019 we’re including 3 dinners, so you can experience eating out.

Optional excursions

  • ​Levada walk
  • West coast tour

Your itinerary

​Today we'll fly to Funchal and transfer to our hotel on arrival. Get to know your travelling companions better when we meet for a welcome drink this evening.​

​Today we'll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Funchal. We'll begin by visiting a busy market, where you'll have time to browse the colourful stalls selling flowers, fruit, vegetables and fish. Next we'll head just outside Funchal to the Botanical Gardens and admire more than 2,000 different plants split into distinct areas. After leaving the Botanical Gardens we'll visit an embroidery factory, before calling at a Madeira Wine lodge and enjoying a tasting to round off our tour.​

Today is free for you to enjoy at your leisure, or perhaps you'll join our optional levada walk. There's a whole network of levadas – water channels – on the island which provide a spectacular array of walking paths. You will enjoy a leisurely walk through the emerald green paradise valley with captivating views of pretty villages. Enjoy the abundant flora and patchwork landscape that makes this walk wonderful. Please ensure you bring suitable walking attire for this day. 

​Today we visit the village of Camacha, home to Madeira's thriving willow craft industry. We'll then admire spectacular views from Pico do Arieiro, the third-highest peak on the island, before calling at the trout hatchery in Ribeiro Frio. We'll enjoy lunch at Santana, a pretty village where you will be able to see the unique, thatched triangular houses, typical of the region. After lunch we'll make our way back to Funchal along the stunning north coast. The view from Portela is simply breathtaking and we'll also pass Machico, the island's first capital.

​Enjoy another day at leisure or join our optional tour of Madeira's west coast. We'll see the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, admire thrilling views from Cabo Girão, the second-highest sea cliff in the world and visit Porto Moniz. From here we'll continue to Paúl da Serra, before descending into valleys blanketed by the Laurisilva Forest.

​After breakfast this morning we'll visit Pico dos Barcelos, a viewpoint offering spectacular views of Funchal. We'll then wind our way up the mountain to Eira do Serrado, a stunningly beautiful place, surrounded by mountains and overlooking the remote village of Curral das Freiras (Nuns Valley). From here our journey continues to the delightful hamlet of Monte, home to the beautiful Church of Our Lady of Monte and the tranquil Parque Municipal do Monte.​

We have left today free for you to explore at your own pace.

​After breakfast we’ll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK.​

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

Whale and dolphin-spotting cruise

Whale and dolphin-spotting cruise

from £49

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On today’s excursion you’ll discover the beautiful waters of Madeira and admire some of more than 20 whale and dolphin species which can be found here. You'll be transferred down to the port where you’ll have a briefing to explain about the species which can be seen and safety measures on board the boat.

Whilst this excursion is an opportunity to see these animals in their natural habitat, it is important to note that sightings cannot be guaranteed. Please also note this excursion is weather dependent. 

Levada Valle Paraiso

Levada Valle Paraiso

from £48

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Today we’ll discover beautiful scenery and magnificent views on a walk along the island’s water channels, known as levadas. Enjoy a leisurely walk through the emerald green Paradise Valley, also known as Levada Valle Paraiso, taking in captivating views over quaint villages including the beautiful village of Camacha. This flower lined levada trickles along underneath a canopy of eucalyptus and oak trees. Take this opportunity to immerse yourself in the abundant flora and patchwork landscape of this enchanting walk.

Please note the levada route has changed due to ground conditions.

Half day –moderate walking – picturesque


West coast tour

West coast tour

from £90

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Discover the West side of the island in the company of a local guide today. Take in the spectacular natural scenery of Madeira as you head towards the delightful fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. Our first stop will be Cabo Girão, the second highest sea cliff in the world. We continue along the coast where we pass by the banana plantations, before enjoying the breathtaking views of the rugged north coast between São Vicente and Porto Moniz.

On arrival in Porto Moniz you’ll have a delicious lunch before seeing the town’s natural lava stone pools.

Continue to Paúl da Serra which offers beautiful views of the coast. Travelling over the Encumeada-Pass, you will have the opportunity to take some memorable photographs, whilst enjoying the splendid view of the sea along with the mountain range that crosses inland Madeira. You will pass through deep valleys full of a wide variety of fauna and flora belonging to the Laurissilva Forest, a relic of bygone ages that has been declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.

Full day – minimal walking – scenic

Accommodation

Come and meet one of the cultural icons of Madeira, the sophisticated Pestana Casino Park, designed by the great master of world architecture Oscar Niemeyer. Very concerned with the integration of the hotel in the Funchal Bay area - and the fabulous garden-island - it is an amazing space, full of curves and symbolism, which makes your stay in Madeira absolutely unforgettable. From here you can see the gardens, the sea, the mountains, the very nature that inspired the master, who endeavored to take the natural curves of Brazil to the world. Let yourself sleep in, have a wonderful breakfast in the panoramic restaurant and find your lounger by the pool and bar. Need tranquility? The garden has hidden nooks waiting for you where you can relax. But if you are feeling particularly adventurous, there is direct access to the Casino, with its lively game room and its shows, releasing the most fortunate side of your personality.

Pestana Casino Park Hotel Funchal

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Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

TOUR DURATION

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

8 days

Friday 10 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,179

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8 days

Friday 14 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,189

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8 days

Friday 05 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,279

Available

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8 days

Friday 20 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,279

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8 days

Friday 04 October 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,279

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DEPARTING FROM

DEPARTURE DATE

DEPARTURE

PRICE FROM

STATUS

 

London (Stansted)

Friday 10 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,498

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Friday 10 May 2019

Departs

06:10 London (Stansted)

Arrives

10:05 Funchal

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Friday 17 May 2019

Departs

10:50 Funchal

Arrives

14:35 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Jet2

Manchester

Friday 10 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,498

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Friday 10 May 2019

Departs

06:45 Manchester

Arrives

10:45 Funchal

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Friday 17 May 2019

Departs

11:45 Funchal

Arrives

15:40 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Gatwick)

Friday 10 May 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,399

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Friday 10 May 2019

Departs

13:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

17:55 Funchal

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Friday 17 May 2019

Departs

18:45 Funchal

Arrives

22:30 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Stansted)

Friday 14 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,508

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Friday 14 June 2019

Departs

06:10 London (Stansted)

Arrives

10:05 Funchal

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Friday 21 June 2019

Departs

10:50 Funchal

Arrives

14:35 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Jet2

Manchester

Friday 14 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,508

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Friday 14 June 2019

Departs

06:45 Manchester

Arrives

10:45 Funchal

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Friday 21 June 2019

Departs

11:45 Funchal

Arrives

15:40 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Gatwick)

Friday 14 June 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,409

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Friday 14 June 2019

Departs

13:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

17:55 Funchal

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Friday 21 June 2019

Departs

18:45 Funchal

Arrives

22:30 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Stansted)

Friday 05 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,598

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Friday 05 July 2019

Departs

06:10 London (Stansted)

Arrives

10:05 Funchal

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Friday 12 July 2019

Departs

10:50 Funchal

Arrives

14:35 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Jet2

Manchester

Friday 05 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,598

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Friday 05 July 2019

Departs

06:55 Manchester

Arrives

10:55 Funchal

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Friday 12 July 2019

Departs

11:55 Funchal

Arrives

15:50 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

London (Gatwick)

Friday 05 July 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,499

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Friday 05 July 2019

Departs

13:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

17:55 Funchal

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Friday 12 July 2019

Departs

18:45 Funchal

Arrives

22:30 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Stansted)

Friday 20 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,598

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Friday 20 September 2019

Departs

06:10 London (Stansted)

Arrives

10:05 Funchal

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Friday 27 September 2019

Departs

10:50 Funchal

Arrives

14:35 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Jet2

London (Gatwick)

Friday 20 September 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,499

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Friday 20 September 2019

Departs

13:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

17:55 Funchal

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Friday 27 September 2019

Departs

18:45 Funchal

Arrives

22:30 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

London (Stansted)

Friday 04 October 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,598

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Friday 04 October 2019

Departs

06:10 London (Stansted)

Arrives

10:05 Funchal

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Friday 11 October 2019

Departs

10:50 Funchal

Arrives

14:35 London (Stansted)

Operated by

Jet2

London (Gatwick)

Friday 04 October 2019

GUARANTEED

£1,499

Available

Outbound
British Airways

Friday 04 October 2019

Departs

13:50 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

17:55 Funchal

Operated by

British Airways

Inbound
British Airways - BA

Friday 11 October 2019

Departs

18:45 Funchal

Arrives

22:30 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

British Airways

Local Knowledge

For breathtaking sea views and gorgeous sunsets, enjoy a leisurely walk along the palm tree-lined Lido Promenade in Funchal.

Make Your Own Way

 MAKE YOUR OWN WAY

If you prefer the flexibility of booking your own flights and transfers and meeting us overseas, then you can! A price reduction of £220 applies. To book this tour without flights and transfers, please call our Holiday Advisors on 01858 898332. See terms & conditions.

 

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