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Explore with us Europe’s Leading Island Destination 2018 (Madeira), and the majestic Island of São Miguel in this 7-day tour.

Admire an incredible diversity of landscapes on this journey, taste delicious traditional cuisine and visit the oldest and currently only tea plantation in Europe.

FEATURES INCLUDED:

  • Round Trip Transfers from the airport to the hotel
  • Six nights stay at centrally located 4-star hotels
  • Full American breakfast daily at your hotels
  • Full-day Tour of the Western side of the Island of Funchal, including lunch
  • Full day tour of Eastern side of the island, including the traditional cozido lunch

 

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Itineraries

Day 1

Date : April 1, 2020

You will arrive in Madeira’s

You will arrive at Madeira’s Airport, where a representative will meet you and bring you to your hotel after clearing customs. You will have the rest of the day to relax and explore the city of Funchal.

Day 2

Date : April 1, 2020

Tour of the Western part of the island of Funchal

Today you will have a 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 in Porto Moniz, there you will be served lunch. On your return to Funchal, you will pass through São Roque do Faial, Ribeiro Frio, Terreiro da Luta and onto the Monte before returning to your hotel in the early evening.

Day 3

Date : April 1, 2020

Today is a free day to either take one of our optional tours

Day 4

Date : April 1, 2020

Afternoon flight to the Azores

After breakfast, you will check out of your hotel and will be transferred to the airport. Your afternoon flight to the Azores is around two hours, and once you arrive on the island, a representative will meet and transfer you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to explore the city of Ponta Delgada.

Day 5

Date : April 1, 2020

tour to the southern and northern part of São Miguel Island

You begin your full day tour to the southern and northern part of São Miguel Island. We travel along the coast heading toward Vila Franca, stopping at the pottery factory in Lagoa, we then proceed to Ribeira Grande, Ladeira Velha and a thrilling climb to Pico do Ferro with a magnificent view of both valley and Lake of Furnas. We continue to the town of Furnas taking the southern coast to visit the Caldeiras, which are natural hot water springs. Lunch will be served in Furnas (Cozido). After lunch we continue on our trip to Ribeira dos Caldeiroes via Salto do Cavalo, followed by a stop in Porto Formoso at the tea plantation before returning to our hotel in the evening.

Day 6

Date : April 1, 2020

Today is a free day to either take one of our optional tours

Today is a free day to either take one of our optional tours, such as a visit to the Seven Cities (Sete Cidades), a hike to one of the many trails on the island, whale watching tour, or just to relax.

Day 7

Date : April 1, 2020

Today we say goodbye to the Azores

Today we say goodbye to the Azores. After check out, you will be brought back to the airport for your return trip home

  • Round Trip Transfers from airport to hotel
  • Six nights stay at centrally located 4 star hotels
  • Full American breakfast daily at your hotels
  • Full day Tour of the Western side of the Island of Funchal, including lunch
  • Full day tour of Eastern side of the island, including the traditional cozido lunch

Airline fair taxes and single supplement not included.

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  • Pricing Name Spring April 1, 2020 - April 30, 2020
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    Adult ( 1 People - No size limit. ) $749.00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name Summer May 1, 2020 - September 30, 2020
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    Adult ( 1 People - No size limit. ) $899.00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name Fall October 1, 2020 - October 31, 2020
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    Adult ( 1 People - No size limit. ) $749.00 /Person

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  • Pricing Name Winter January 1, 2020 - March 31 2020
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    1 Person - No size limit
     

    Adult ( 1 People - No size limit. ) $699.00 /Person

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Portugal and Madeira are on GMT time, or five hours difference between the east coast of the US. The time in the Azores is four hours ahead of Boston, and seven hours ahead of San Francisco.

Portuguese is the official language of Portugal and its islands. Most hotels, stores and restaurants have English speaking employees or menus written in English.

Portugal and its islands use the euro as its currency. You can exchange money at the airport, or in the major cities/towns.
Most major credit cards are accepted, just look for a sign that says “Multibanco” or the credit card sticker in a shop or restaurant window. When paying by credit card they will bring you a handheld machine that they insert the card or swipe. Just remember to press ok if you accept, as most times it will ask for a PIN.

Gratuities are common in Portugal and its islands, though not as common as the US. Below is a suggested guide as to what to leave behind as a gratuity.
Restaurants: Expect to leave a few euros of change of gratuity, as 15%-20% is not common.

Tour Guides: 5-10 euros tip per person on a full-day tour. Tour Bus Drivers: 2-5 euros tip per person on a full-day tour. Cab Drivers: No gratuity needed.

Electricity in Portugal and its islands is 220-240 volts, and it uses a different socket/outlet compared to the US. Check the voltage accepted, with whatever device that you use, should the device be built for that type of voltage, then an adapter would be needed to charge the device.

Portugal and its islands have many places to connect to the Internet. Most hotels have an Internet /Wi-Fi connection and provide you with the password to connect. Restaurants and cafes also have connections, though password protected, just be sure to ask for the password. Also, in some towns, there is a local Wi-Fi, where it is free to connect.

Please check with your cell phone provider. Mention that you are traveling to “Portugal” and they can let you know if you have coverage with your phone. You can also purchase a prepaid cell phone in Portugal, the cost is about 25 euros, and it provides you with a Portuguese number and a certain amount of credits to make calls. Some providers even have specials where the calls are free to landlines.