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Funchal, Madeira

Possibly the most spectacular of all the Atlantic islands, Madeira enjoys a wonderful year-round climate, magnificent scenery, towering mountains, lush valleys and breathtaking views. The capital, and main resort, Funchal, is a pretty, olde-worlde town with attractive cobbled streets in the centre, tree-lined avenues, a wealth of excellent shops, bars and restaurants and a busy harbour with a splendid waterfront promenade. The town rises on three sides in an almost amphitheatre-like way and offers visitors fabulous views of Funchal Bay, the surrounding mountains and the Atlantic Ocean beyond. The cable car ride from the harbour area to the hills above Funchal is a must. The island is also home to an enormous variety of exotic trees, flowers and plants whilst the famous ‘levadas’ – centuries-old irrigation channels – twist and turn around the mountains and valleys and offer some of the most visually stunning and rewarding walks you are liable to find anywhere. Old traditions are in evidence everywhere with colourful fiestas, fireworks (a free display every weekend in June!) and wine festivals occurring throughout the year. Charming, friendly, elegant, beautiful, rewarding – Madeira is all of these things and more. A wonderful holiday destination!


Hotel Windsor ★★★★

Located close to the centre of Funchal but only a short stroll from the harbour, the cathedral, the colourful market and the openair cafes and restaurants of the old town, the Windsor offers a warm, friendly welcome and provides all the facilities for a really enjoyable stay in Madeira.
Each of the hotel’s well-appointed, bedrooms (all doubles or twins for sole occupancy) has a private bathroom with hairdryer, bath, shower & wc, telephone, cable TV, mini-fridge and a safe. There’s a small restaurant / bar, a cosy lounge, 24 hour reception service, two lifts and a roof-top swimming pool and sun terrace with sunbeds, parasols and lovely panoramic views.
The Windsor is an excellent base from which to explore Funchal and the rest of Madeira and we are delighted to include it in our 2017 programme. Travel One’s representative will be on hand to offer a range of excursions including half and full day island tours and escorted walking tours.

Things to do in Madeira…

  • Funchal Tour – Farmers’ market, botanical gardens, craftworks and more
  • Porto Moniz & the west of the island tour
  • Santana & the east of the island tour
  • Nun’s Valley & Monte (toboggan) tour via cable car

Average tempratures (*C)

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Madeira 19 19 20 20 22 23 26 26 26 23 22 20
London 10 11 12 13 16 20 22 21 18 15 13 10

Hotel Riverside prices for departures on these dates only

Prices are per person in a twin/double for sole use, half board

Monday Flights 9 Jan 16 Jan 6 Mar 13 Mar 29 May 12 Jun 19 Jun 21 Aug 4 Sep 11 Sep
7 Nights 799 799 829 829 929 899 929 949 939 919
14 Nights 1,199 1,219 1,369 1,299
Monday Flights 18 Sep 2 Oct 9 Oct 13 Nov 8 Jan 2018 15 Jan 2018 5 Mar 12 Mar
7 Nights 899 899 899 869 829 829 829 829
14 Nights 1,279 1,199 1,219

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Fact File

  • Meal basis – half board (drinks included)
  • Official rating – 4 star
  • Resort representative
  • Welcome meeting
  • Optional excursion programme
  • Special offer – dinner at local restaurant (transfer & drinks included)
  • Hotel telephone – 00 351 291 233081
  • Monday flights (included in price)
  • Transfer time from Funchal airport – approx. 45 mins

Funchal map