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Funchal, Madeira


Laid-back coastal living

Visit Funchal


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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Top itineraries in Funchal

Madeira, Portugal

Highlights of Madeira

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £1,260 pp incl. flights

Famed for its natural beauty, mild climate and fabulous fortified wine, Madeira is the perfect year-round destination. Explore the island's myriad highlights on this tailor-made road trip.

Old Town, Porto, Portugal

Historic Porto and Madeira

8-day tailor-made holiday from £1,090 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 holiday from £2,925 pp incl. flights

Let private tours, first class rail travel and stays in three luxury hotels 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.

Cabo Girao cliff and Camara de Lobos, Madeira island, Portugal

Madeira & Porto Santo Island Hopping

12-day tailor-made holiday from £2,130 pp incl. flights

Famed for their welcoming locals, natural beauty and mild climate, Madeira and Porto Santo make an ideal choice for some year-round sunshine. Explore the best of both islands on this tailor-made itinerary.

Top places to stay in Funchal

 Reid's Palace, Madeira

Reid's Palace, Madeira

Guide price from £2,045 pp

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.

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