With around 150,000 inhabitants, it’s Portugal’s largest city outside of the mainland and its name comes from the wild Fennel (in Portuguese ‘Funcho’) which the first settlers found growing in abundance.
The city sits on the more temperate south coast of the island, within a natural amphitheatre whose slopes rise gently from the busy marina, up to the famous Monte Palace Gardens and beyond. It’s a great place to shop for local produce and souvenirs, and has an excellent selection of friendly restaurants and cafe bars.
Personal, efficient and informal service which made booking and travelling very straightforward and stress-free.
Thanks again for your help and organisation – this really has been one of the best holidays we’ve ever had.
More than lived up to expectations and a pleasure to deal with a small company.
First class service, nothing too much trouble, communication excellent.
Quality service from start to finish. Immediate support when problems arose.
The service was personal and the team helped me plan a very special holiday (with extra surprises along the way !).
From first contact to the compeltion of our holiday, all staff were extremely helpful and our itinerary was packed with awesome experiences.
First rate holiday, put together by a first rate company – thank you !
Very helpful staff, and the trips they organised for us were excellent with knowledgeable guides
Views to die for !
We had the most fantastic time, the accommodation was fabulous, the walks and views were to die for. Insightful tour guides that kept it fun and interesting at all times.