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The Natural Wonders of Madeira

15th – 25th November 2021 and 28th February – 10th March 2022

11 days from £1,195pp

Escape to the ‘flower island’ on this peaceful 10-night getaway and experience a taste of the natural wonders and wildlife this magical island has to offer.

  • Great value half board package at a highly recommended hotel
  • Delightful location close to the lido with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Explore the whole island on a full-day tour from East to West
  • Experience a calming Levada walk with spectacular views from the sea to the mountains
  • Enjoy a taste of Madeira as we join a local family for homemade afternoon tea
  • Hop onboard catamaran ‘Magic Dolphin’ on the lookout for dolphins, whales and turtles
  • Admire stunning views from the water including Camara de Lobos fishing village and the famous Reid’s Hotel where Winston Churchill used to stay

Island Escapes

Our Island Escapes are the perfect combination of exploration and relaxation. Fully escorted by experienced tour managers, these holidays allow you to enjoy the benefits of travelling with a group, with the freedom to make the trip your own. Whether you choose to relax and enjoy the fantastic facilities of our carefully chosen hotels, or spend your time exploring, our included excursions will ensure you experience the must-see highlights.
The Island of Madeira known as the flower island with its mild climate has for many years been a firm favourite with our guests.

Nestled in a natural amphitheatre between the sea and a stunning mountain backdrop, the islands capital Funchal is undoubtedly one of the most picturesque in Europe. Although famous for its Botanical Gardens and traditional Farmers’ Market, the city prides itself as being Europe’s most picturesque and cleanest capital, where alongside the street markets, botanical gardens, and jacaranda lined avenues you also discover a modern, cosmopolitan rejuvenated city with top-class restaurants and shopping opportunities.

Our base for this 10-night Island Escape will be the 4-star Hotel Atlo Lido in Funchal. This hotel is perfectly located close to the Lido (Funchal’s beachfront), and the commercial centre, shops, cafes and restaurants are all within walking distance. The hotel runs a complimentary b into Funchal centre which is just under 2miles away or you can take a taxi or local bus.

Your Accommodation

Hotel Alto Lido

★★★★
Overview
Recently renovated, the Hotel Alto Lido benefits from a prime location to the west of Funchal’s city centre, with magnificent views of the Atlantic Ocean. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and the reception desk is open 24hrs.
Hotel Facilities & Amenities
The hotel serves a variety of cuisine from three on-site restaurants. The Flor de Sal restaurant offers an extensive buffet for breakfast and dinner including local specialities and weekly theme nights with special menus for guests accommodated on a half-board basis. The Tale Restaurant serves an a-la-carte menu and is located on the first floor and benefits from a large balcony with view over the sea and promenade. During the day, the Linha de Água offers light meals, salads, fresh juices and ice-creams beside the outdoor pool. Room service is also available. In the evening, the 360 bar is the perfect place to relax and enjoy your favourite drink with live music each evening.
 
The hotel benefits from two outdoor swimming pools of which one is heated and also an indoor heated pool. A fitness centre is available on site for hotel guests as well as a spa offering a wide range of treatments, sauna and Turkish bath. (Charges may apply).
Room Facilities & Amenities
Each of the hotels modern, elegantly decorated rooms offer either a full sea view or side sea view and benefit from a large furnished balcony to enjoy views of the Atlantic Ocean. All rooms are equipped with the following:
  • Private facilities with hair dryer and complimentary toiletries
  • Air conditioning with climate control
  • TV with cable channels
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Tea / Coffee facilities
  • Safety deposit box (Charge applies)
  • Mini-bar (Charge applies)
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi