Madeira tailor-made holidays
Portugal's most popular island welcomes you with year-round sunshine and impressive mountain scenery. Lying halfway between Portugal's south coast and the shores of Africa, Madeira is an island that specialises in luxury, home to some of the best hotels in the world, including Reid's Palace, who's reputation for excellence reaches back over a century.
In the past levadas were built across the island as a means of irrigation and today these aqueducts that criss-cross the stunning volcanic landscape are the best way to explore Madeira's flora and fauna. In fact the Laurissilva forest regions are so rich in plant species that they have been named one of the seven natural wonders of Portugal.
More than simply a hiking hotspot, this is the place for an all-terrain Portuguese adventure. Rappel into mountain canyons, scuba dive off the coast, or discover some of the best surf spots in the world around the beaches of São Vicente and Porto da Cruz.
Top itineraries in Madeira
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.
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.
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 Madeira
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 five-star Royal Savoy boasts 172 elegant, spacious and luxurious rooms and suites - all of which feature their own balcony.
Featuring some of Madeira’s most sought-after rooms, this heritage property and its stunning gardens date back to the 1700s while its dining and impressive pools exhibit more contemporary influences.
Where to go in Madeira
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When to go to Madeira
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