If you prefer your own space over a hotel stay, self-catering in Old Town Funchal is the best way to enjoy Madeira’s marvellous capital city.
Your home for the week is a one-bedroom apartment in the lively Zona Velha – the old town district of Funchal, whose narrow cobbled alleyways and once-dilapidated buildings have found new life. Centred around the Rua Santa Maria, one of the island’s oldest streets, the colourfully painted doors and rehabilitated historic buildings of the Zona Velha come alive in the evenings, as locals and visitors enjoy an exhilarating mix of street-art, street-entertainment and superb Madeiran cuisine.
You’ll have time to explore the whole of Funchal – time to wander around her coffee shops, botanical gardens and historic architecture. You’ll also head further afield: our resident guides will take you on private tours of the Nuns Valley, the Paul de Serra and the Ponta Sao Lourenco, and there’s an afternoon at sea with Madeira’s whale and dolphins.
If you prefer peace and quiet, our holidays in Porto Moniz and Santana take you to the island’s most beautiful and secluded rural settings. This is very much a holiday for anyone who loves mingling with locals, alfresco dining, and late nights with a glass of first-rate Portuguese wine.
From £1100 per person
We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.
INCLUDED: direct return flights from the UK, accommodation in a self-catering apartment for two, airport transfers, a whale and dolphin watching trip, two private jeep tours and a half-day taxi tour.