Madeira, Portugal

Sedate in style, Madeira basks in constant spring-like conditions in the warm Gulf Stream waters – the ‘Pearl of the Atlantic’. Dormant volcanic slopes are blanketed in lush emerald forests, their craggy peaks wreathed in mist and peering down across the rugged coastline to the shimmering seas beyond. Palm trees and flower-strewn parks and gardens grace the sophisticated harbour capital of Funchal, and in picturesque coastal villages crystal-clear waters lap against smooth pebble beaches. Lovers of the great outdoors are lured to Madeira by her unique network or levada walking rails and those seeking top-class creature comforts can select between sophisticated colonial elegance or more intimate family run quintas.

Fast Facts

TIME DIFFERENCE: GMT

FLYING TIME FROM UK: Approx. 3 hours 30 mins.

CURRENCY: Euro.

LANGUAGE: Portuguese.

VISAS: A visa is not required, but your passport must be valid for at least 6 months after the date of departure.

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