Springtime is honored like a queen in Madeira and every year after Easter it is crowned with the Flower Festival.
The Flower Festival celebrates springtime and the exquisite flowers that bloom during the season. Festivities begin Saturday, when thousands of children flock at Praça do Município to take part in the Wall of Hope, a mural of flowers.
On Sunday the Flower Parade takes place with dozens of floats decorated with a myriad of the island’s most typical flowers leave the scent of gentle but ephemeral perfumes in the air. The Madeiran artists devote their time to building unforgettable floral carpets, strategically exhibited in the streets at different points, whilst competitions are also organized to find the best decorated shop windows.
Come and experience this marvelous spectacle with us!
- Roundtrip airfare from Boston to Funchal, Madeira on Azores Airlines.
- Round trip transfers from the airport to the hotel
- 6 nights stay at the five star centrally located Pestana Casino Park.
- 3 tours on the island of Madeira.
- Full American breakfast daily at the hotel
- Full day tour of “Porto Moniz” including lunch
- Full day tour of “Santana” including lunch
- Half day tour of Funchal and Monte
- As indicated (B = BREAKFAST, L = LUNCH, D = Dinner)
- 10-MEALS (6) BREAKFAST (2) LUNCH (2) DINNER
Evening departure aboard Azores Airlines for our transatlantic overnight flight to Funchal via Ponta Delgada, Madeira. Dinner will be served onboard accompanied by a selection of Portuguese wines to complement your meal.
You will arrive in the early morning at Madeira’s Airport. After clearing customs, you will be transferred to the five stars Hotel Pestana Casino. You will have the rest of the day to relax and explore. We meet in the evening for a welcome dinner. (D)
Today is your full day tour of the Western part of the island of Funchal. You begin by taking the Estrada Monumental to Câmara de Lobos; you then cross the island in a south to north direction passing along the steep coastline until you arrive to Porto Moniz, there you will be served lunch. On your return to Funchal you will pass through São Roque do Faial, Ribeiro Frio, and Terreiro da Luta before returning to your hotel in the early evening. (B, L)
Today is your full day tour of Santana with lunch in a typical restaurant. Santana is characterized by small thatched triangular houses and is a beautiful village on the north coast. These small houses built of natural stone and thatched with straw have served the locals for centuries as stables and dwellings. You head off for the cultural village of Camacha, where you visit the wicker works factory. (B, L)
The magic Flower Festival begins this morning, with the Children’s Parade, on which, hundreds of children dressed for the occasion proceed the City Square where a flower mural is built, emblematically named “the Wall of Hope” (Muro da Esperança).
This afternoon Funchal’s streets will be filled with music, colors and delicate scents. The Flower parade includes several floats decorated with innumerous combinations of flowers species creating magical with scenes. (B)
In the morning we meet up for a tour of the botanical gardens , This evening a Madeira style dinner of “Carne de Espeto” will be served and you will be entertained by a local folklore group. On the return to your hotel, you can see the magical effect that the lights creates upon the harbor of Funchal (B, D)
We return home with great memories of the week. Flight is on Azores Airlines via Ponta Delgada (B)
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