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Madeira

In brief

  • called the "garden of the Atlantic"
  • levadas in the laurel forests of Laurissilva
  • unique nature and hundreds of kilometers of walking trails
  • tropical fruit, vegetables and tasty local cuisine
  • unique Madeira wine, ponchos, evenings with fado and the Flower Festival
  • spectacular view from the second largest cliff of Europe

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Hotel Dom Pedro Garajau Apartment & Nature Hotel Dom Pedro Garajau Apartment & Nature Madeira

-46% 641 Gbp
340Gbp
  • recommended for couples
  • close to the shops and restaurants
  • not far from Punta Garajau
  • good standard of service
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Hotel Do Campo Hotel Do Campo Madeira

-51% 847 Gbp
412Gbp
  • in a quiet area
  • beautiful views
  • close to pubs and restaurants
  • spacious and comfortable rooms
  • swimming pool and wellness centre
  • starting point for visiting the island
  • Last minute

Hotel Rocamar & Royal Orchid Hotel Rocamar & Royal Orchid Madeira

-47% 827 Gbp
433Gbp
  • holidays for two
  • scenically set on a cliff
  • peaceful holidays close to nature
  • wellmaintained rooms
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • Last minute

Hotel Monte Mar Palace Hotel Monte Mar Palace Madeira

-40% 732 Gbp
433Gbp
  • for those in love
  • fantastic ocean and mountainviews
  • green garden
  • sunny terrace with swimming pool
  • Last minute

Hotel Duas Torres Hotel Duas Torres Madeira

-44% 773 Gbp
433Gbp
  • close to the center of Funchal
  • swimming pool with oceanview
  • modern rooms with kitchenette
  • Lido and Ponta Gorda bathing resorts
  • Last minute

Hotel Dom Pedro Madeira Ocean Beach Hotel Dom Pedro Madeira Ocean Beach Madeira

-47% 827 Gbp
433Gbp
  • close to the unique golden beach formed out of sand from the Sahara
  • nicely located: between the mountains and the ocean
  • close to the centre of Machico, the second largest town on the island
  • Last minute

Hotel Estalagem do Mar Hotel Estalagem do Mar Madeira

-25% 587 Gbp
437Gbp
  • beautifully situated by the cliffs
  • oceanview
  • indoor swimming pool and Jacuzzi
  • high standard of services
  • good food
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Santa Cruz Village Hotel Santa Cruz Village Madeira

-45% 814 Gbp
441Gbp
  • recommended for couples
  • completely renovated
  • modern rooms
  • located in the center of Santa Cruz
  • amenities for the handicapped
  • Last minute

Hotel Girassol Hotel Girassol Madeira

-45% 814 Gbp
441Gbp
  • located in the centre of the popular suburb Lido
  • beautiful garden with 2 pools
  • spacious, renovated rooms
  • Last minute

Hotel Quinta Perestrello Heritage House Hotel Quinta Perestrello Heritage House Madeira

-26% 608 Gbp
445Gbp
  • adapted from a past residence
  • stylishly arranged
  • elegant rooms
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Dorisol Buganvilia Hotel Dorisol Buganvilia Madeira

-26% 608 Gbp
445Gbp
  • close to the centre of Funchal
  • rooms with kitchenettes
  • indoor pool
  • tennis court
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Terrace Mar Suite Hotel Terrace Mar Suite Madeira

-26% 629 Gbp
460Gbp
  • romantic getaway
  • close to the center of Funchal
  • rooftop pool with view of the ocean and the city
  • rooms with kitchenettes
  • intimate atmosphere
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Dorisol Estrelicia Hotel Dorisol Estrelicia Madeira

-21% 608 Gbp
476Gbp
  • family holiday
  • swimming pools and playground
  • quiet area
  • elegant rooms
  • attractions in the area
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden Hotel Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden Madeira

-23% 629 Gbp
480Gbp
  • romantic holiday
  • the biggest SPA centre in Madera
  • botanical garden
  • beautiful views of the ocean
  • golf course
  • 3 restaurants
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Quinta do Monte Palace Gardens Hotel Quinta do Monte Palace Gardens Madeira

-28% 670 Gbp
482Gbp
  • romantic holiday
  • cosy atmosphere, only 42 rooms
  • tasteful interiors
  • fairytale garden
  • excellent cooking
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Meliá Madeira Mare Resort & Spa Hotel Meliá Madeira Mare Resort & Spa Madeira

-48% 930 Gbp
482Gbp
  • modern and elegant rooms
  • attractive location close to the capitalFunchal
  • highclass restaurants and bars
  • Itaka's Sail
  • Last minute
  • Itaka & Gala

Hotel Muthu Raga Madeira Hotel Muthu Raga Madeira Madeira

-42% 855 Gbp
495Gbp
  • close to the centre of Funchal
  • wonderful oceanview
  • good cooking
  • All inclusive
  • Last minute

Hotel Madeira Panoramico Hotel Madeira Panoramico Madeira

-47% 958 Gbp
503Gbp
  • mountainview
  • close to the centre of Funchal
  • good standard
  • cosy atmosphere
  • Last minute

Hotel Estalagem do Vale Hotel Estalagem do Vale Madeira

-20% 649 Gbp
517Gbp
  • kameralny i stylowy
  • idealny dla par
  • zadbany ogród
  • basen i centrum spa
  • świetna baza wypadowa do zwiedzania Madery
  • Nowość w ofercie
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Quinta das Vistas Palace Gardens Hotel Quinta das Vistas Palace Gardens Madeira

-25% 711 Gbp
528Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • cozy, elegant and luxurious
  • exquisite cuisine
  • complex of pools
  • relaxing zone
  • Itaka & Gala
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Four Views Oasis Hotel Four Views Oasis Madeira

-27% 732 Gbp
530Gbp
  • active relaxation
  • beautiful swimming pool with terrace
  • diverse cooking and great service
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel VidaMar Resort Madeira Hotel VidaMar Resort Madeira Madeira

-43% 950 Gbp
536Gbp
  • recommended for couples
  • luxurious interiors
  • infinity pools
  • watersports
  • modern Spa center
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • Last minute
  • Itaka & Gala

Hotel Moniz Sol Hotel Moniz Sol Madeira

-25% 732 Gbp
542Gbp
  • recommended for couples
  • oceanview rooms
  • natural lava pools in Porto Moniz
  • indoor pool, jacuzzi, sauna
  • excellent starting point for exploring Madeira
  • All inclusive
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Four Views Baia Hotel Four Views Baia Madeira

-27% 752 Gbp
542Gbp
  • excellent location close to the centre of the capital of the island Funchal
  • designer interiors designed by Nini Andrade Silva
  • beautifully located swimming pool
  • original treatments in the hotel SPA
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Pestana Casino Studios Hotel Pestana Casino Studios Madeira

-22% 732 Gbp
567Gbp
  • modern city hotel
  • near the center of Funchal
  • high standard of service
  • comfortable rooms with kitchenettes
  • facilities of the Pestana Casino Park hotel
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Pestana Carlton Madeira Premium Ocean Resort Hotel Pestana Carlton Madeira Premium Ocean Resort Madeira

-22% 732 Gbp
567Gbp
  • close to the centre of Funchal
  • located on a cliff
  • high standard
  • beautiful complex of swimming pools
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa Hotel Savoy Saccharum Resort & Spa Madeira

-50% 1 177 Gbp
577Gbp
  • holiday for two
  • modern interiors
  • infinity pool for adults
  • wide selection of restaurants and barseasy access to Funchal
  • Last minute

Hotel Savoy Calheta Beach Hotel Savoy Calheta Beach Madeira

-26% 794 Gbp
583Gbp
  • family holidays
  • apartments with kitchenettes
  • close to the sandy beach
  • watersports
  • All inclusive
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Eden Mar Suites Hotel Eden Mar Suites Madeira

-24% 773 Gbp
583Gbp
  • family holiday
  • situated in a botanical garden
  • elegant rooms
  • wide choice of restaurants
  • easy access to the centre
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Quinta do Arco Nature & Rose Gardens Resort Hotel Quinta do Arco Nature & Rose Gardens Resort Madeira

-28% 814 Gbp
583Gbp
  • car for the entire stay
  • romantic holiday
  • surrounded by vineyards
  • stylish rooms with kitchenette
  • famous rose garden

Hotel Vila Gale Santa Cruz Hotel Vila Gale Santa Cruz Madeira

-28% 814 Gbp
583Gbp
  • beautifully located by the ocean with the view of Desertas islands
  • easy access to Funchal
  • elegant interiors and swimming pool with oceanview
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • All inclusive
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Allegro Madeira Hotel Allegro Madeira Madeira

-34% 938 Gbp
618Gbp
  • tylko dla dorosłych (18+)
  • blisko Funchal
  • nowoczesny design
  • bar na dachu ze spektakularnymi widokami
  • centrum wellness
  • Last minute

Hotel Castanheiro Boutique Hotel Castanheiro Boutique Madeira

-23% 835 Gbp
635Gbp
  • holidays for two
  • historical centre of Funchal
  • cosy and stylish
  • infinity swimming pool
  • Til SPA centre
  • Itaka’s Sail
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Porto Mare Hotel Porto Mare Madeira

-25% 876 Gbp
649Gbp
  • recommended for couples
  • service at the highest standard
  • beautiful green garden
  • elegant rooms
  • 3 à la carte restaurants
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Savoy Palace Hotel Savoy Palace Madeira

-32% 1 000 Gbp
672Gbp
  • elegant, modern and luxurious
  • spectacular views
  • 5 restaurants and 5 bars
  • exclusive spa centre
  • several swimming pools, including infinity
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Porto Santa Maria Hotel Porto Santa Maria Madeira

-20% 897 Gbp
717Gbp
  • only for adults (16+)
  • near the center of Funchal
  • romantic holiday
  • intimate and elegant
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Pestana Royal Premium All Inclusive Ocean & Spa Resort Hotel Pestana Royal Premium All Inclusive Ocean & Spa Resort Madeira

-23% 958 Gbp
732Gbp
  • romantic holidays
  • close to Praia Formosathe largest beach in Madeira
  • diverse cuisine
  • elegant and stylish interior
  • perfect service
  • 7/10/11/14 nights
  • All inclusive
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel The Cliff Bay Hotel The Cliff Bay Madeira

-26% 1 000 Gbp
736Gbp
  • romantic vacation
  • spacious rooms
  • direct access to the ocean
  • 2 Michelin star restaurant
  • surrounded by a lush garden
  • near the center of Funchal
  • modern spa center
  • Winter 19/20

Hotel Enotel Lido Conference Resort & Spa Hotel Enotel Lido Conference Resort & Spa Madeira

-28% 1 062 Gbp
759Gbp
  • romantic holiday
  • right next to the boardwalk
  • themed restaurants
  • high standard of services
  • All inclusive
  • Winter 19/20

The island is a green sub-tropical paradise. Thanks to the constant temperature of approximately 24°C – it is called the land of eternal spring and is attractive for tourists all year round. You will be captivated by the ubiquitous colourful flowers, green vines, diverse scenery with breathtaking precipices and scenic waterfalls.

The magical island is 500 km from the coast of Africa and 1,000 km from Europe. Out of habit Madeira is called an island, but it is in fact an archipelago - there are more islands. In addition to Madeira, the largest of the Islands is Porto Santo (approx. 40 km from Madeira) with a beautiful beach. The archipelago is created also by two groups of small islands: Ilhas Desertas and Ilhas Selvagens. Tourism, alongside the production of Madeira wine and agricultural crops, is the main source of income for residents of the island. The hotel offer is characterised by a very high standard. Until recently, Madeira was for tourists from Poland only an unfeasible and difficult to access point on the map. But, like anywhere in the world, you can also find Polish traces here. There is a hypothesis that Władysław Warneńczyk survived the battle of Varna and found refuge on the island of Madeira. Marshal Piłsudski also spent a few winter months here on the recommendation of a doctor. Madeira Island offers many attractions to its comers. The whole world knows well the festival of flowers that takes place in May - this is when beautiful floral compositions appear on the streets of Funchal. In June there are wonderful displays of fireworks, which begin the holiday season on the island. Madeira is not only flowers, but also wine - at the end of the summer, the Madeirans invite people to their homes to taste their own wine products. In the capital of the island, Funchal, a wonderful displays of fireworks takes place on New Year's Eve - it is worth welcoming the New Year here. Those who are thirsty for sensations will like the island during the carnival period - the streets of Funchal are full of lively colourful parades.

PORTO SANTO
There are many islands with beautiful beaches, but Porto Santo is a beach with an island! The last beach paradise in Europe, where mass tourism has not yet reached, and the sea of golden sand that you can have all to yourself. Until recently known only to travellers, is is approx. 40 km from the north coast of Madeira, is 11 km long, 7 km wide and a population of approx. 4.5 thousand inhabitants, of which approximately 3 thousand live in Vila Baleira, the island's capital and its only town. The most famous resident of Porto Santo was Christopher Columbus, who spent three years here before setting out for America, and supposedly he met the love of his life here. The town has typical Portuguese architecture, with white houses and winding streets, there are many local bars and restaurants here serving fresh fish and local wine. The biggest attraction here is the fantastic 9-km long sandy beach that goes all the way to Ponta de Lacheta, and the wonderful emerald sea. For enthusiasts of active relaxation a fantastic, beautifully located 18-hole golf course has been prepared.

MADEIRA
A green garden of the Atlantic and the land of eternal spring - you will be captivated by the ubiquitous colorful flowers, landscapes with majestic cliffs and weather all year round. FUNCHAL The Capital of Madeira stretches from the coast with a beautiful harbor to the hills which can be reached by a cable car. Numerous events are organized here: the Flower Festival in May, bustling parades in the carnival, a spectacular firework display on New Year's Eve. There are plenty of cozy pubs and restaurants, the most climatic are in the old part of the city, colorful markets, the most famous is Mercado dos Lavradores - you can buy there exotic fruits, original costumes or hand-made tapestries. Pico dos Barcelos viewpoint offers the most beautiful panorama of Funchal.

ISLAND OF FLOWERS
Strelitzia, called the paradise bird, is a symbol of Madeira for a reason. The island is famous for its blooming flowers and gardens with tropical vegetation which can be found only here. The most popular is Jardin Botanico in Funchal with 2 thousand plant species.

LEVADAS
Levadas hidden in the forests - unique irrigation channels along which about 1,400 km of trekking and walking routes have been created is one of the main tourist attractions. This is a great way to get to know the island - along the Referta levada there are exotic farmlands, banana groves, you can admire the famous Eagle Rock - Penha d`Aguia and the picturesque village of Porto da Cruz, on the Rabacal levada route you can see the Risco waterfall, the cascade of "25 sources" and UNESCO-listed ancient laurel forest resembling the scenery from the film "Jurassic Park". Madeira for you The island has a lot to offer the nature and architecture as well as folklore enthusiasts. A perfect place for a commemorative photo is Santana - an open-air museum with traditional houses with thatched roofs, picturesque rock formations at Ribeira da Janela and the majestic cliffs around Ponta Delgada and Arco de São Jorge. To learn more about the island's history you have to visit the lava caves of Multimedia Volcanic Centre in São Vicente. It is also worth stopping in the beautiful Camara de Lobos - a fishing village with traditional buildings, once a favorite place of Winston Churchill as well as visiting the Cristiano Ronaldo Museum in Funchal, necessarily... Climb one of the largest cliffs in Europe - Cabo Girão and admire the breathtaking panorama of the coast, take a Toboggan - a wicker sleigh from the Monte hill, ride a cable car over Funchal, take a cruise in search of whales and take a bath in natural lava pools in Porto Moniz.

ACTIVELY
Mild climate and temperature not falling below 15 degrees create there perfect conditions for sports all year round. On the island there are golf courses Palheiro Golf and Santo da Serra, the most popular are paragliding, diving, jeep expeditions, bike trips, primarily downhill and of course trekking - the most popular route leads through the three highest peaks of Madeira: Pico Arieiro, Pico das Torres and Pico Ruivo, all over 1800 m a.s.l.

MADEIRA FLAVORS
The main ingredient of the Madeiran cuisine are fishes, like tuna or espada which can be found on the coast of the island, and the richness of exotic fruits causes the head to spin: maracuya, mango, papaya, avocado, bananas straight from the plantation or monstera deliciosa or banana-ananas. You must try the traditional poncho - a drink made of sugar cane vodka, honey and fresh lemon juice as well as the famous Madeira wine, produced only here for over 200 years.

HOW ABOUT GOING TO THE BEACH?
The island has two sandy beaches - in Machico and Calheta, made of sand imported from the Sahara. However, there are mostly pebble and gravel beaches, as well as bathing places - platforms with descent to the ocean and artificial terraces with pools with seawater.

Pilot: tourists are looked after by a Polish resident, whose tasks include help upon arrival, departure and stay, as well as registration for local trips.

Flight duration: Poland-Funchal – approx. 5.5 h.

Local time: GMT

Language: Portuguese; communication in English also possible.

Capital of the island: Madeira-Funchal

Voltage: 220 V.

Currency: Euro (EUR).

Prices in the hotel and restaurant: lunch – from 13 EUR, soft drink – approx. 2 EUR, beer – approx. 2 EUR, wine – approx. 4 EUR.

Transport: efficient and inexpensive (taxi, local buses).

Obligatory tourist tax: in the towns of Santa Cruz and Canico de Baixo customers over 18 years of age are covered by an obligatory tourist tax in the amount of: 5 EUR/stay. The tax payable at accommodation.

Beaches: mostly rocky od shingle, free entry; beach service (2 sunbeds + umbrella) – approx. 12 EUR/day.

Islands online: www.visitmadeira.pt

Local trips: organised by local tourist agencies on terms specified by them. There is a possibility that, if there is not enough participants, a trip may be canceled.

 


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The centre of the island — cable car ride over the rooftops of the city of Funchal to the Monthe hill. Visiting: the sanctuary of Our Lady on Monte hill, tropical garden with Madeira's relic endemic vegetation. The picturesque mountain road leads to the heart of the island, where from panoramic terraces of Eira do Serrado you can admire the breathtaking view of the mountain precipices. A drive to a secluded village, the Valley of the Nuns, tasting the local specialty - liqueurs with chestnut, chocolate and passion fruit flavors. The route leads to the other side of the mountain range, to Câmara de Lobos - a typical fishing village with a charming port, Winston Churchill's favourite place. Optionally: a crazy downhill ride on wicker sleighs from Monte Hill (additionally payable: 15 EUR/person). Day trip. Price - from approx. 83 EUR (includes: lunch with drinks, entrance to visited structures, tasting liqueurs, Polish guide care); from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 85 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 92 EUR.

The west of the island — a unique opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views, e.g. the highest cliff in Europe, Cabo Girão. The route of the tour takes you through a typical fishing village Ribeira Brava to Encumenada pass, from where in favourable weather conditions you can watch the panoramic view of the north and south coasts. A drive through the ancient laurel forest (under the patronage of UNESCO) to the picturesque village of Sao Vincente. A visit to the Multimedia Volcanic Centre in São Vicente. A drive along the north coast to the popular resort of Porto Moniz and admiring the natural lava pools. Passage through the remarkable "Madeiran Tundra", the Paul da Serra plateau. A drive to Madalena do Mar - the legendary estate of King Władysław of Varna. Day trip. Price - from approx. 61 EUR (includes: lunch with drinks, entrance to visited structures, Polish guide care); from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 67 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 71 EUR.

The east of the island — visit to the Botanical Garden with 2,000 species of flowering plants, a small aviary and panoramic views of the entire city. A drive to Pico de Arieiro - the third largest peak of Madeira (1818 m), from which, in good weather, you can see the crown of the island and the spectacular mountain landscapes. A drive through the world's largest valleys, covered with ancient Laurisilva laurel trees, to Ribeiro Frio village with a state-owned trout farm. A visit to the heritage park of traditional houses with thatched roofs in the village of Santana, admiring the cliff landscape of the peninsula of St Lawrence, vantage points with a panorama of Eagle Rock, the islands of Porto Santo, Desertas and the runway of the airport supported on 180 columns. Day trip. Price - from approx. 60 EUR (includes: lunch with drinks, entrance to visited structures, Polish language guide care); from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 65 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 76 EUR.

Evening with fado and Madeiran folklore — dinner in a traditional restaurant comprised of specialties of the cuisine: espetada (grilled meat) with polenta (fried cornmeal), soup, salad, boiled vegetables, dessert. The dinner is accompanied by the performance of a folk band (singing and dancing, traditional instruments) and then a concert of Portuguese fado songs performed by one of the best female singers on the island. Price - from approx. 37 EUR (includes: lunch with drinks); from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 42 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 60 EUR.

Levada — Madeira is famous for its canals, which provide every corner of the island with water from the mountains. They were built here already in the days of the first Portuguese colonizers. Along the canals many trekking routes of varying difficulty were created. Please bring: sports shoes, clothing suited to changing weather, drinks and lunch. The prices include transport and the care of an English-speaking mountain guide.

Levada Rabacal — level: average, approx. 13 km, trekking time: approx. 4 h, on the route: the high waterfall Risco and cascade "25 springs" consisting of many waterfalls, the UNESCO-protected laurel forest Laurissilva. Price - approx. 33 EUR; from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 37 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 37 EUR.

Funchal — a visit to the city market where the inhabitants of Madeira meet. Located in the heart of the center of Funchal, the market offers the best fruits, vegetables and flowers on the island and local gastronomy and crafts. A walk through the historic city center: the port area, the 15th-century Manueline style cathedral, the Madeira parliament building, the citadel of St. Lawrence and the statue of Józef Piłsudski. Visiting the famous "Old Blandy Wine Lodge" winery, getting to know the production process of the exceptional Madeira wine, which has its unique taste due to its aging in oak barrels. Tasting. A drive to the Pico dos Barcelos (355 m) lookout point, which offers a panoramic view of the entire city. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 34 EUR (includes: entrance tickets, wine tasting, Polish language guide care); from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 40 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 60 EUR.

Levada to Furado — trekking on the levadas, unique irrigation channels. Level: medium, approx. 11 km, trekking time: approx. 5 hours. Route starts at Ribeiro Frio in the commune of Santana. Along the way there are wonderful views of the valleys and the peaks of the island. Stop and lunch at the old Herdade do Lombo das Faias farm. Continuation of trekking along the levada to Furado, an opportunity to admire the endemic flora and fauna of the laurel forest (so-called Laurissilva). Trekking ends with a descent to the Portela village. One should take suitable clothing and trekking footwear. Price - from approx. 43 EUR (includes: transport, supervision of a Polish-speaking guide, lunch at the farm).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

The centre of the island — cable car ride over the rooftops of the city of Funchal to the Monthe hill. Visiting: the sanctuary of Our Lady on Monte hill, tropical garden with Madeira's relic endemic vegetation. The picturesque mountain road leads to the heart of the island, where from panoramic terraces of Eira do Serrado you can admire the breathtaking view of the mountain precipices. A drive to a secluded village, the Valley of the Nuns, tasting the local specialty - liqueurs with chestnut, chocolate and passion fruit flavors. The route leads to the other side of the mountain range, to Câmara de Lobos - a typical fishing village with a charming port, Winston Churchill's favourite place. Optionally: a crazy downhill ride on wicker sleighs from Monte Hill (additionally payable: 15 EUR/person). Day trip. Price - from approx. 83 EUR (includes: lunch with drinks, entrance to visited structures, tasting liqueurs, Polish guide care); from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 85 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 92 EUR.

The west of the island — a unique opportunity to enjoy the spectacular views, e.g. the highest cliff in Europe, Cabo Girão. The route of the tour takes you through a typical fishing village Ribeira Brava to Encumenada pass, from where in favourable weather conditions you can watch the panoramic view of the north and south coasts. A drive through the ancient laurel forest (under the patronage of UNESCO) to the picturesque village of Sao Vincente. A visit to the Multimedia Volcanic Centre in São Vicente. A drive along the north coast to the popular resort of Porto Moniz and admiring the natural lava pools. Passage through the remarkable "Madeiran Tundra", the Paul da Serra plateau. A drive to Madalena do Mar - the legendary estate of King Władysław of Varna. Day trip. Price - from approx. 61 EUR (includes: lunch with drinks, entrance to visited structures, Polish guide care); from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 67 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 71 EUR.

The east of the island — visit to the Botanical Garden with 2,000 species of flowering plants, a small aviary and panoramic views of the entire city. A drive to Pico de Arieiro - the third largest peak of Madeira (1818 m), from which, in good weather, you can see the crown of the island and the spectacular mountain landscapes. A drive through the world's largest valleys, covered with ancient Laurisilva laurel trees, to Ribeiro Frio village with a state-owned trout farm. A visit to the heritage park of traditional houses with thatched roofs in the village of Santana, admiring the cliff landscape of the peninsula of St Lawrence, vantage points with a panorama of Eagle Rock, the islands of Porto Santo, Desertas and the runway of the airport supported on 180 columns. Day trip. Price - from approx. 60 EUR (includes: lunch with drinks, entrance to visited structures, Polish language guide care); from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 65 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 76 EUR.

Evening with fado and Madeiran folklore — dinner in a traditional restaurant comprised of specialties of the cuisine: espetada (grilled meat) with polenta (fried cornmeal), soup, salad, boiled vegetables, dessert. The dinner is accompanied by the performance of a folk band (singing and dancing, traditional instruments) and then a concert of Portuguese fado songs performed by one of the best female singers on the island. Price - from approx. 37 EUR (includes: lunch with drinks); from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 42 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 60 EUR.

Levada — Madeira is famous for its canals, which provide every corner of the island with water from the mountains. They were built here already in the days of the first Portuguese colonizers. Along the canals many trekking routes of varying difficulty were created. Please bring: sports shoes, clothing suited to changing weather, drinks and lunch. The prices include transport and the care of an English-speaking mountain guide.

Levada Rabacal — level: average, approx. 13 km, trekking time: approx. 4 h, on the route: the high waterfall Risco and cascade "25 springs" consisting of many waterfalls, the UNESCO-protected laurel forest Laurissilva. Price - approx. 33 EUR; from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 37 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 37 EUR.

Funchal — a visit to the city market where the inhabitants of Madeira meet. Located in the heart of the center of Funchal, the market offers the best fruits, vegetables and flowers on the island and local gastronomy and crafts. A walk through the historic city center: the port area, the 15th-century Manueline style cathedral, the Madeira parliament building, the citadel of St. Lawrence and the statue of Józef Piłsudski. Visiting the famous "Old Blandy Wine Lodge" winery, getting to know the production process of the exceptional Madeira wine, which has its unique taste due to its aging in oak barrels. Tasting. A drive to the Pico dos Barcelos (355 m) lookout point, which offers a panoramic view of the entire city. Half-day trip. Price - approx. 34 EUR (includes: entrance tickets, wine tasting, Polish language guide care); from hotels from the east of the island - approx. 40 EUR, from the west and the north - approx. 60 EUR.

Levada to Furado — trekking on the levadas, unique irrigation channels. Level: medium, approx. 11 km, trekking time: approx. 5 hours. Route starts at Ribeiro Frio in the commune of Santana. Along the way there are wonderful views of the valleys and the peaks of the island. Stop and lunch at the old Herdade do Lombo das Faias farm. Continuation of trekking along the levada to Furado, an opportunity to admire the endemic flora and fauna of the laurel forest (so-called Laurissilva). Trekking ends with a descent to the Portela village. One should take suitable clothing and trekking footwear. Price - from approx. 43 EUR (includes: transport, supervision of a Polish-speaking guide, lunch at the farm).

 

Local excursions are organized by local travel agencies under the conditions fixed by them. It's possible to disorganize trips due to low number of applicants.

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