Travel To Madeira
Coach transfer from Dublin city centre (The Gresham Hotel) to Belfast International Airport for your flight to Madeira. Upon arriving in Funchal, you will be met by our local representative in the airport and transferred to your hotel. You will have the remainder of the day to relax.
Botanical Gardens & Quinta da Boa Vista
This morning, visit the Botanical Gardens of Funchal, a 80,000 square metres of garden that is home to a truly fascinating collection of more than 2,500 plant species. Situated on an elevated site, the garden also has spectacular views over Funchal. After free time for lunch, continue your journey to the Quinta da Boa Vista, one of the best collections of orchids and rare exotic plants in the world. You will have the afternoon at your leisure to explore Funchal further.
East Coast of Madeira
Enjoy a full day tour exploring the East Coast of Madeira, taking in some of Madeira’s most renowned natural sites and beauty spots. Starting with a visit to the wickerwork village of Camancha, you will also visit the peak of Pico do Arieiro, the beautiful Ribeiro Frio trail, Santana, Faial Island, Portela, the Farol da Ponta de São Lourenço lighthouse and Machico, with breath-taking panoramic views all the way.
Funchal & Santa Catarina Garden
Today you will take a guided tour of the charming city of Funchal, including a visit to the colourful town market, a traditional embroidery factory and the President’s Garden. Next continue on to Santa Catarina Garden, a lovely calm space with a lake and places to sit and enjoy the spectacular views of the bay of Funchal.
Monte Palace Gardens & Gardens of Quinta daz Cruzes
Enjoy a full day excursion taking in the Monte Palace Gardens including free time for lunch. Continue in the afternoon to the gardens of Quinta daz Cruzes, a hectare of orchids, camphor, palm and eucalyptus trees, and wonderful archaeological structures.
After a morning at leisure, enjoy an afternoon tour to the wonderful Palheiro Gardens located in the hills to the east of Funchal. The rest of the day is free for sightseeing and shopping of your own choice.
Enjoy a day at leisure to relax at the hotel, stroll to the nearby Lido or check out the shops and cafes in the surrounding area. We suggest you take a ride on the Funchal Passenger Ropeway which is a cable car that runs from central Funchal to the village of Monte. It offers great views of the city and is popular with tourists and locals alike.
Morning at Leisure & Return Home
Morning free to pay a final visit to Funchal or to relax by the pool. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for your early evening flight to Belfast. Transfer by private coach from Belfast to The Alex Hotel, Dublin arriving at 12.30 am approximately.