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Funchal, Madeira

Funchal

Laid-back coastal living

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Introduction

Madeira's capital is a bustling maze of ancient lanes and charming squares lined with street-front cafes, but is also just moments from the natural beauty of the archipelago for everything from sun-soaked relaxation to boat trips and gentle hikes alongside myriad upmarket hotels and restaurants.

Madeira Botanical Garden, Funchal

The beautiful Madeira Botanical Garden is one of Funchal's top draws, with its thousands of bird species and Museum of Natural History. Sheltered in a natural amphitheatre, Funchal's picturesque Atlantic setting also makes it popular with walkers, or its seaside promenade that connects Funchal to nearby Câmara de Lobos is a relaxing alternative. That's not forgetting whale-watching trips, wine tasting and exploring the old town's historic Gothic cathedral and harbour-front Contemporary Art Museum. Don't miss a ride on the cable car to Câmara De Lobos, a picturesque fishing village just 5km from Funchal.

Câmara De Lobos, Funchal

 

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Special offers in Funchal

 Reid's Palace, Madeira

Belmond Reid's Palace, Madeira

5-night luxury holiday from £880 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Early Bird Winter Special offer – Save up to £120 pp
Book by: 30 November 2019

Unquestionably Madeira’s most famous hotel, the five-star Belmond Reid’s Palace is one of the world’s great names. Experience the best in elegant luxury, coupled with fine dining, an indulgent spa and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views.

The Cliff Bay, Madeira

The Cliff Bay, Madeira

Guide price from £915 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

save up to £152 per couple per week
Book by: 31 October 2019

A winner of the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016, The Cliff Bay is an excellent option, whether you’re after Michelin-starred dining or indulgent buffets.

Top itineraries in Funchal

Madeira, Portugal

Highlights of Madeira

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £865 pp incl. flights

Famous for its friendly people, natural beauty and mild climate, Madeira is a perfect year-round destination. The island features more than 600 miles of walking trails, and while there aren't any beaches per se, there are plenty of lidos and bathing platforms offering direct sea access.

Douro River, Porto, Portugal

Porto & Madeira

8-day tailor-made journey from £940 pp incl. flights

Famous for its friendly people, wonderful local flora, and year-round mild climate, Madeira must be one of the most beautiful islands in Europe. It makes a perfect pairing with Portugal's second city, Porto. Overlooking the mouth of the Douro River, UNESCO-listed Porto has a rich and varied history.

Pena National Palace, Sintra

Lisbon, Porto & Madeira

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,475 pp incl. flights

Let private, tailor-made tours, stays in three of the country’s finest hotels, First Class rail travel and private drivers show you the best of Portugal. Alongside Porto and Lisbon’s heritage, you’ll also take in the Douro Valley’s wines, Sintra’s regal-rural beauty and Madeira’s endless sun.

Top places to stay in Funchal

 Reid's Palace, Madeira

Belmond Reid's Palace, Madeira

5-night luxury holiday from £880 pp incl. flights & transfers

Special
offer

Early Bird Winter Special offer – Save up to £120 pp
Book by: 30 November 2019

Unquestionably Madeira’s most famous hotel, the five-star Belmond Reid’s Palace is one of the world’s great names. Experience the best in elegant luxury, coupled with fine dining, an indulgent spa and sweeping Atlantic Ocean views.

The Cliff Bay, Madeira

The Cliff Bay, Madeira

Guide price from £915 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

save up to £152 per couple per week
Book by: 31 October 2019

A winner of the Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards 2016, The Cliff Bay is an excellent option, whether you’re after Michelin-starred dining or indulgent buffets.

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Why book with Wexas Travel?

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