A moment on Madeira
The island’s volcanic beginnings make for a dramatic and diverse landscape and its Portuguese heritage and colonial past have created a wonderfully vibrant culture.
Our holidays operate between April and October in order to make the most of Madeira’s climate and maximise wildlife viewing opportunities. The warm water, which can be around 23 degrees Celsius, make a dip in the ocean a must and is ideal for swimming with the resident dolphins.
Both holidays are based in the island capital of Funchal and are within easy reach of the town’s shops, cafés, and restaurants. It’s a fascinating town to explore and the markets, street stalls, and colonial architecture make for some wonderful sightseeing during your free time.
As the island was a stop-off on many trading routes, the variety of plants that can be found here is staggering. The annual flower festival in Funchal is a famous spring attraction but the formal gardens you’ll visit with us during our Garden Island holiday are stunning at any time.
However, it’s not all about Funchal. Our trips also explore the mountain peaks and plateaus, the wild western coast and the eastern vineyards, and the views will take your breath away.
Depending on which of our holidays to Madeira you choose you’ll also visit either the island of Porto Santo or explore the Desertas Islands to further experience the Madeiran Archipelago.