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Visit Madeira, attend the fabulous Flower Festival and take a horticultural tour of this famous island

On this trip to the stunning volcanic island of Madeira you will be able to immerse yourself in beautiful nature. This attractive island is known as the 'floating garden of the Atlantic', and here you'll feel worlds away from everyday life as you luxuriate in this subtropical haven with beautiful coastlines, majestic peaks and world-famous gardens.

Your visit will coincide with the island's celebrated Flower Festival, and you will see the very best horticultural highlights on the island: the orchids at Palheiro Gardens, the exquisite colours of the Monte and the vast number of exotic species that Madeira is home to. Your eight-day trip includes visits to a number of gardens including the Quinta do Arco Rose Garden and Funchal Botanical Gardens.

On the day of the Festival, you'll explore the attractive streets of Funchal as everyone celebrates the beauty of flowers and plants.

Your base for your stay is Enotel Magnolia, a four-star hotel in Funchal, close to the lush Quinta Magnólia Park with comfortable rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a spa and a fitness centre.

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Price includes

  • Return flights from London to Funchal (and transfers to your hotel)
  • Stay for seven nights at the four-star Enotel Magnolia hotel on a half-board 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.

Additional information

2-9 May 2024
Departing London Heathrow 10.00, arriving Funchal 13.55
Returning from Funchal 14.40, arriving 18.20
Including 23kg hold luggage. Alternative flights are available, please call for details. Supplements may apply.
Single supplement
From £599
Hotel Enotel Magnolia
*This information is indicative and subject to change*


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  1. Day
    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 Magnolia, where you'll have dinner.

    Meals - Dinner
  2. Day
    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
    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
  4. Day
    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
  5. Day
    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
  6. Day
    Palheiro Gardens
    Quinta do Palheiro gardens, Portugal

    After breakfast 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.

    Meals - Breakfast, Dinner
  7. Day
    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, Dinner
  8. Day
    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


Enotel Magnolia

Funchal, Madeira, Portugal

Comfort and style in the heart of Funchal

Just 800 metres from the centre of Funchal, the Enotel Magnólia hotel is close to the lush Quinta Magnólia Park and within walking distance of luxury shopping malls, restaurants and the bustling nightlife on Lido Promenade. It offers magnificent panoramic views, tranquil gardens and leisure facilities, including a solarium, games room, sauna, fitness centre, spa, indoor heated pool and outdoor pool.

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