• Enjoy the island’s dramatic scenery and botanical wonders in an amazing tour
• Taste the fine food and wine
• Enjoy the fantastic landscapes
• DAY 1
ARRIVAL: Our driver will be at Funchal Airport to welcome you and drive you to your hotel. Check-in and accommodation in Funchal.
• DAY 2
FUNCHAL: FARMER’S MARKET - OLD TOWN – BOTANICAL GARDEN – WINE CELLAR
Breakfast at the hotel.
On our first day, you will discover the pearls of Funchal. First we will visit the Farmer’s Market, Bursting with exotic colour, wonderful mid-Atlantic aromas and busy from morning till late afternoon with a procession of shopping locals and curious tourists. Then we will stroll through the city and visit the Old Town. Here we will walk along the Santa Maria street, one of the ancient streets of the city, where doors open to art.
Later, we continue to the Botanical Garden, crammed with the most exotic collection of plantlife in Europe.
Ending our tour, we will visit a Wine cellar to enjoy the Madeira Wine. Returning the hotel, you can enjoy a leisure afternoon.
• DAY 3
PORTO MONIZ | CÂMARA DE LOBOS | CABO GIRÃO | RIBEIRA BRAVA | ENCUMEADA | PORTO MONIZ | SÃO VICENTE
On this day we will discover plenty of natural wonders and surprising views. Starting, we will visit Câmara de Lobos, a pitoresque fishing town, protagonist in Sir Winston Churchill’s painting in 1950. Continuing our trip towards Cabo Girão we will admire the vineyard fields, used for the famous Madeira wine. We will reach the highest Europe’s sea cliff and the second highest of the world, Cabo Girão with 580m (entrance fee of 1,50€ - local payment). From the platform, you will enjoy the breathtaking views over the coast. Driving along the west coast we will reach Ribeira Brava, and Encumeada’s viewpoint, at 1007m. Admire the great views over both coasts of the island. Proceeding, we will cross the Paúl da Serra plateau, the largest plateau of Madeira. Later, we will stop for lunch in Porto Moniz, a famous place in the north, known for its beautiful natural pools. Driving towards São Vicente you will enjoy the small waterfalls passing through Seixal, on the way. São Vicente will be our final stop for today.
Return to the hotel. Accommodation in Funchal.
• DAY 4
SANTANA | PICO DO ARIEIRO | RIBEIRO FRIO | PONTA DE SÃO LOURENÇO | MACHICO
This tour starts towards Pico do Arieiro, the highest mountain accessible by car and the third highest of the island (1818m). Here you will be astonished by the fantastic views over the mountains and the interior of the island. Afterwards, we descend towards Ribeiro Frio, located in the middle of the Laurel forest, World Heritage of UNESCO, where nature lives in perfect harmony. Continuing along the north coast, we will pass through Faial and arrive Santana, a town known for the typical and original thatched roof houses. After lunch we will admire Ponta de São Lourenço, with several rocky formations and impressive views. Finally we reach Machico, a historic city, where the discovers landed for the first time in 1419. Return to the hotel. Accommodation in Funchal.
• DAY 5
PICO DOS BARCELOS | EIRA DO SERRADO | CURRAL DAS FREIRAS + TYPICAL EVENING
This day is dedicated to the center of the island. Ascending to Pico dos Barcelos, admire the great viewpoint over the bay of Funchal, at 355 meters. Continuing, at Eira do Serrado we find the spectacular landscapes of the interior of the island. Later, we arrive the Nuns Valley, with its rough terrain and where you can enjoy the countryside landscape, the terraces and the forests. Here we will taste the typical delicacies made with chestnut, as well as the typical liqueurs. Return to the hotel and leisure afternoon.
On this evening, enjoy a typical dinner “Espetada”, beef on a skewer, served with typical Bolo do Caco bread, fried maize “polenta”, and salad (drinks included). During dinner, enjoy the local folklore group, who will entertain you.
Return to the hotel after dinner. Accommodation in Funchal.
• DAY 6
Breakfast and check-out.
Transfer to Funchal airport and end of our services.
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