Holiday Itinerary - Madeira - The Pearl of the Atlantic

Day 1 - UK to Funchal

Today, Just You’s Private Chauffeur Service will collect you from home for your flight to Funchal and transfer to our hotel on arrival. Get to know your travelling companions better when we meet for a welcome drink this evening. D

Day 2 - Funchal

Today we'll enjoy a sightseeing tour of Funchal. We'll begin by visiting a busy market, where you'll have time to browse the colourful stalls selling flowers, fruit, vegetables and fish. Next, we'll head just outside Funchal to the Botanical Gardens and admire more than 2,000 different plants split into distinct areas. After leaving the Botanical Gardens, we'll visit an embroidery factory before calling at a Madeira wine lodge. Here, we will enjoy a tasting of four important Madeira wine castes: Malvazia, Verdelho, Boal and Sercial, accompanied by one of Madeira’s oldest delicacies, bolo de mel de cana, a delicious cake full of spice, sugar, honey and nuts. B

Day 3 - Funchal - at leisure

Today is free for you to enjoy at your leisure, or perhaps you’ll join our optional levada walk. There’s a whole network of levadas – water channels – on the island which provide a spectacular array of walking paths. Our gentle, 8 kilometre walk takes us from Boa Morte to Cabo Girão, and along the way we’ll see quaint villages, green vistas and the ocean in the distance. Please ensure you bring suitable walking attire for this day. B,D

Day 4 - East island tour

Today we visit the village of Camacha, home to Madeira’s thriving willow craft industry. We’ll then admire spectacular views from Pico do Arieiro, the third-highest peak on the island, before calling at the trout hatchery in Ribeiro Frio. We’ll enjoy lunch at Santana, a pretty village where you will be able to see the unique, thatched triangular houses, typical of the region. After lunch we’ll make our way back to Funchal along the stunning north coast. The view from Portela is simply breathtaking and we’ll also pass Machico, the island’s first capital. B,L

Day 5 - Eira do Serrado and Monte

After breakfast this morning we'll visit Pico dos Barcelos, a viewpoint offering spectacular views of Funchal. We'll then wind our way up the mountain to Eira do Serrado, a stunningly beautiful place surrounded by mountains and overlooking the remote village of Curral das Freiras, or Nuns Valley. From here our journey continues to the delightful hamlet of Monte, home to the beautiful Church of Our Lady of Monte and the tranquil Parque Municipal do Monte.​​​ B

Day 6 - Funchal - at leisure

Enjoy another day at leisure or join our optional tour of Madeira's west coast. We’ll see the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos and head to Cabo Girao. This is the second-highest sea cliff in the world, and we’ll take in thrilling views from a suspended glass platform known as the skywalk. We’ll also visit Porto Moniz, then continue to Paúl da Serra, before descending into the Laurisilva Forest valleys. B

Day 7 - Funchal - at leisure

Spend the day at leisure, or why not join an optional whale and dolphin-spotting cruise. This evening we’ll gather together for a farewell drink. B,D

Day 8 - Funchal to UK

After breakfast we’ll transfer to the airport for our flight back to the UK. Upon arrival, your Just You’s Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home. B

Departure dates and prices 2022

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Dates Airport Price from Dates Airport Price from

16 May 

Manchester

£1998 11 July Gatwick £2099

16 May

Bristol

£1938 12 Sept Manchester £2198

16 May 

Gatwick

£1799 12 Sept Bristol £2138

13 June

Manchester

£2098 12 Sept Gatwick £1999

13 June

Bristol

£2038 10 Oct Manchester £2098

13 June

Gatwick

£1899 10 Oct Bristol £2038

11 July

Manchester

£2298 10 Oct Gatwick £1899

11 July

Bristol

£2238 10 Oct Gatwick £1799

The holiday price may be subject to change and will be confirmed at the time of booking. All holidays subject to Just You Singles Holidays Worldwide Terms & Conditions

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Just You Singles Holidays
Madeira - The Pearl of the Atlantic

Holidays by Air 8 Days 2022 dates

Prices from £1799 - no single supplement

Madeira is a gem of a destination, affectionately known as the Pearl of the Atlantic. Discover the delightful capital Funchal on a city tour including the Botanical Gardens and a visit to a Madeira Wine lodge. Admire breathtaking scenery as you explore the mountains, valleys, villages and coasts that make up this delightful island.

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Included holiday highlights

  • Funchal city tour including the Botanical Gardens and a Madeira wine lodge
  • East of the island tour
  • Lunch in the village of Santana
  • Monte and Eira do Serrado

What's Included

  • Just You’s Private Chauffeur Service
  • Just You Tour Manager as your host and Specialist Local Guide
  • Return flights from Gatwick with British Airways
  • 7 nights in a 5-star hotel
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 11 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 3 dinners including a welcome drink and farewell drink
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation and porterage

More flight choices may be available, see price panel for details. Supplements may apply

Accommodation as specified or similar

Pestana Casino Park Hotel, Funchal

Come and meet one of the cultural icons of Madeira, the sophisticated Pestana Casino Park, designed by the great master of world architecture Oscar Niemeyer. Very concerned with the integration of the hotel in the Funchal Bay area - and the fabulous garden-island - it is an amazing space, full of curves and symbolism, which makes your stay in Madeira absolutely unforgettable. From here you can see the gardens, the sea, the mountains, the very nature that inspired the master, who endeavored to take the natural curves of Brazil to the world. Let yourself sleep in, have a wonderful breakfast in the panoramic restaurant and find your lounger by the pool and bar. Need tranquility? The garden has hidden nooks waiting for you where you can relax. But if you are feeling particularly adventurous, there is direct access to the Casino, with its lively game room and its shows, releasing the most fortunate side of your personality.

Hotels are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Optional excursions

  • Levada walk through Paradise Valley - from £40
  • West coast tour - from £85
  • Whale and dolphin spotting cruise - from £49

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