Madeira Island - The Gardens

7 Nights from R14,265 pps



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Departure Date: 05/10/2019

Explore some of the most beautiful gardens in Madeira and enjoy the peace and tranquillity during your 7-night stay. While in Madeira, don’t miss the opportunity to participate in some other activities, such as the traditional levadas, a jeep safari or a catamaran trip.

Itinerary suggestion (this is subject to change)

Day 1:
Arrival at Madeira aiport. Pick-up of the rental car. Check-in to your hotel in Funchal.

Day 2:
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel.

Catch the 15 m cable car ride up to the Monte (paid), with a possibility to visit Monte Palace Tropical Garden (included). After this take the famous Toboggan ride down (included). Head to to Funchal town for some sightseeing – don’t miss the opportunity to see Rua de Santa Maria (a street of Funchal with the doors painted by artists), explore Mercado dos Lavradores (roughly translated as Farmers’ market, where flowers, fruit, vegetables, fish and many different kinds of plants can be bought) or walk through the central Funchal with its Colégio church or Catheral. Accommodation in Funchal.

Day 3:
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Palheiro Gardens and Botanical Garden (paid). Accommodation in Funchal.

Day 4:
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Municipal Park (free). Visit Santa Catarina Park (free). Visit the gardens of Quinta Vigia - this is the official residence of the president of the regional government (paid at the entrance). Guided visit (international, shared with other clients) to the Blandy’s Wine Lodge, including tasting of 2 wines.
Accommodation in Funchal.

Day 5:
Breakfast at the hotel. Half Day Levada walk ‘Paradise Valley’ (easy walk, duration around 2h30 min) guided international tour, shared with other clients. While passing through cultivated terraces you will have the opportunity to learn all about Madeira's agriculture and traditions. Take in the spectacular views over the village of Camacha. (Exact itinerary TBC depending on the weekday!) Enjoy a free afternoon or you can look at an option of a full day levada walk (an additional supplement will apply). Accommodation in Funchal.

Day 6: Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day at leisure to explore the island in your car. If you are looking for an unique experience hten you can considering addition either of these 2 activities into your day (additional supplement) You could opt to do a full day Jeep Safari Tour (and then enjoy lunch at a local restaurant) where you can explore the beauty of the island, off the standard roads. OR you could opt to enjoy a 3-hour catamaran trip where you can sail along the south coast of Madeira, with a chance to spot some dolphins. An additional supplement applies to these activity options. Accommodation in Funchal.

Day 7: Breakfast at the hotel. Enjoy a free day at leisure to explore the island in your car – or perhaps a full day Jeep Safari tour or 3-hour catamaran trip (depending on the choice on previous day). Accommodation in Funchal.

Day 8:
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then check-out. Drop-off of car you car and catch your flight home from Madeira Airport.

What's Included

Return flights ex Johannesburg via Dubai to Madeira Airport, approx. airport taxes, a 7 night stay in Four Views Baía or Monumental in Funchal Hotel with breakfast daily, 7 days car hire (Opel Corsa or similar) with unlimited mileage, airport tax, Road Tax, CDW (Collision Damage Waiver), subject to Excess deductible deposit, which can be waived by paying the daily supplement for SCDW (Super Collision Damage Waiver) – this or other insurance options to be paid directly at the time of pick-up, Entrance to Monte Palace Tropical Garden, Toboggan ride down from Monte, guided visit (shared with other clients) to Blandy’s Wine Lodge (including wine tasting), Half Day Levada walk (guided, shared with other clients – including return transfers from the hotel).

7 Nights from R14,265 pps

The Small Print

These offers are brought to you by Travel Counsellors (Pty) Ltd. Valid: 5 - 14 Oct 2019. Offers are per person sharing. Rates for other periods are available on request. Packages and airfares are subject to availability, airfare increases, seasonal surcharge; high season supplements and currency fluctuations. Supplier's terms and conditions are available on request. Offers include airport taxes. Packages exclude items of personal nature, travel insurance, tips and gratuities, meals & drinks not listed. Car hire excludes: petrol, 2nd driver and GPS. Excl. the Jeep Safari Tour and the 3-hour catamaran trip. Additional information available on request. Valid for SA residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Prices and information correct at time of publishing. E&OE.

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