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Funchal, Madeira

Funchal

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Introduction

Funchal's popularity springs primarily from its universal appeal. Whether you are looking to enjoy the natural beauty of Madeira, relax in the sunshine, or party till dawn, this city will not disappoint. The capital of Madeira, this is the main gateway into the region and tourism has really boosted its rejuvenation, attracting upmarket hotels and restaurants.

Sheltered in a natural amphitheatre, Funchal's picturesque Atlantic setting makes it popular with walkers. If hiking is not for you, the seaside promenade that connects Funchal to nearby Câmara de Lobos is a relaxing alternative. Other popular excursions include whale-watching trips from the harbour and visits to the unspoilt, rural hinterlands.

For many visitors the first sight of Funchal is from a boat deck. Popular with cruise operators, many European cruise liners dock here, allowing passengers to experience one of the most beautiful harbour approaches in the world.

Special offers in Funchal

Belmond Reid's Palace, Madeira

Grand & elegant hotel from £870 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early Bird Offer – Save up to £120 pp
Book by: 31 December 2018

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.

Top itineraries in Funchal

See more of Madeira

8-day tailor-made self-drive from £830 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.

Porto & Madeira

8-day tailor-made journey from £930 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.

Lisbon, Porto & Madeira

11-day tailor-made journey from £2,415 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.

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Top places to stay in Funchal

Belmond Reid's Palace, Madeira

Grand & elegant hotel from £870 pp incl. flights

Special
offer

Early Bird Offer – Save up to £120 pp
Book by: 31 December 2018

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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