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Shutterstock 132874115 Beautiful View Of Funchal

Come and join us on the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira. Nicknamed ‘Pearl or Floating Garden of the Atlantic’, this sub-tropical destination is ideal for a relaxing Sun break. With a heritage rich in culture and natural beauty, this charming island has something for all to enjoy.

Shutterstock 168384038 Typical Old Houses On Santana

Why Go?

  • Beautiful Pearl of the Atlantic
  • Picturesque capital
  • Take a famous sledge ride
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Lovely 4★ hotel

Blooms galore

Located north of the Canaries, Madeira is arguably the Atlantic’s most beautiful island; with quite some spectacular scenery! Look out for different species of birds, trees, flowers, eucalyptus groves, cultivated terraces and even mini banana plantations. Bougainvillea, fuchsia and gorgeous lilac jacaranda all help enhance the nicknames of the island and set the scene for a relaxing holiday.

Relax on the beach

Our hotel is in the quiet town of Machico Bay, the oldest in Madeira and was the first capital until unification with Funchal and the rest of the island. It is also where the first settlers set foot on the island in 1420. Today, this charming town is away from the tourist track and is home to one of the few of beaches that can be found on the island. Machico beach is an artificial man made beach, where the sand has been imported from Morocco, and it strikes the perfect contrast with the surrounding green valley. Smaller than the well-known beach in Calheta, it stretches for 125 meters. It boasts a historic waterfront and a spectacular promenade lined with a number of restaurants and bars where we can try some delicious local food.

Explore the island

A holiday to Madeira would be incomplete without a visit into the picturesque capital of Funchal, just a 30 minute drive from our hotel. Here we can find its famous colourful gardens and cobbled streets of the old town. A few other excursions not to be missed include the delightful village of Santana. Found on the north coast, the village is characterised by its traditional stone built triangular houses with thatched roofs made of straw and traditional way of life. Don’t forget to take the fun toboggan ride down from the village of Monte and even visit Porto Moniz with its beautiful natural swimming pools and striking surrounds. Grab a fresh fish or shellfish lunch that this area is famous for.

More to Explore*

  • Visit the capital Funchal and its Botanical Gardens
  • Take a famous sledge ride from Monte
  • Full day tour to Porto Moniz

    *Any excursions bookable in resort are subject to availability

Dom Pedro Madeira★★★★

Our hotel is ideally located just minutes from the golden sandy beach, and close to the quiet town centre.

Facilities include

Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant offering beautiful views of Machico Bay, bar, pool bar, outdoor heated swimming pool, tennis court, games room and free Wi-Fi in the reception.

Rooms include 

All rooms are attractively decorated and come with air conditioning, TV, direct dial telephone and safe (extra charge).

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 17°C,
Apr, May 18°C,
Jun 21°C, Jul, Aug 23°C,
Sep 23°C, Oct 21°C,
Nov, Dec 18°C

TIME DIFFERENCE

No time difference from the UK

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

4 hours 

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Useful Information

Transfer Time
Transfer time from Madeira Airport to Dom Pedro Madeira Hotel is approximately 15 minutes.

More to Explore
You may wish to take an optional excursion during the course of your stay. Full details will be given at the Information Meeting, including all prices. All tours can be paid for Euros. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Eira do Serrado & Monte
This excursion calls first at Pico dos Barcelos, which enjoys superb views of Funchal; before winding its way up the mountain to the view point of Eira do Serrado With a superb view over the village of Curral das Freiras. From here you will travel through the hills to Monte, the delightful picturesque hamlet situated above Funchal, famed for its beautiful Church, pretty public gardens & the Toboggan run, those who wish may be whisked down the 2km run in this unique & infamous form of transport. Rounding off this delightful excursion with a visit to a local embroidery producer where there will be time for a little wine taste. (Toboggan not included on the price). Approx €24 per person

Porto Moniz
During which is probably the most popular excursion of the island, you will visit the fishing villages of Camara do Lobos & Ribeira Brava, travel along the south west coast as far as Prazeres and climb the mountains to Paul da Serra (the famous mountain plateau). From the plateau you will descend to the north coast and the village of Porto Moniz, famous for its volcanic rock swimming pools before experiencing the breath-taking drive along the infamous cliff hugging north coast road to São Vicente. From this pretty village you will turn inland and travel up through a lush valley region to the mountain pass of Encumeada and on finally to Cabo Girão (the 2nd highest sea cliff in the world). Approx €34 per person

Gratuities
There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below.

Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €15.00 per week. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate add on.

Dress Code
Casual, cotton, lightweight daytime wear is the order of the day. Comfortable shoes are a must for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evening, with the emphasis throughout being informal but with no shorts or vests in the restaurants in the evenings. Early and late season evenings can be cool so do ensure that you take a cardigan or jacket and even some rainwear

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Choose an overseas holiday with confidence.  All holidays include flights and transfers in resort and are fully ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price COMMENTS  
20 May 2019 27 May 2019 7 All Ages £ 1259 BOOK
08 Jul 2019 15 Jul 2019 7 50+ £ 1355 BOOK
02 Sep 2019 09 Sep 2019 7 50+ £ 1355 BOOK
14 Oct 2019 21 Oct 2019 7 All Ages £ 1149 BOOK

What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily & 2 dinners

What's extra

  • Insurance see here

 

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