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Funchal

from £999.00 7 2

  • Full Board Full board
Discover the enchanting beauty of flower-strewn Madeira

Madeira’s profusion of flowers and fine botanical gardens have earned it the nickname of the ‘floating garden in the Atlantic’.

Your Programme

Enjoy four full-day excursions with visits to:

Quinta da Boa Vista and Botanical Gardens : See a diverse orchid collection and view the fine Jardin Botanico, with more than 2,000 exotic plants.

Quinta do Palheiro and Funchal gardens : See a great diversity of temperate and subtropical plants and Funchal's municipal gardens.

Ribeiro Frio and Monte Palace: Discover the laurel forest and levadas at Ribeiro Frio and then on to the woodland and Oriental gardens.

Madeira Magic garden and Quinta das Cruzes : View more flora and fauna at this Funchal garden, before a visit to a historic garden with a selection of endemic and exotic plants.

Camacha Willow Factory: The Camacha Willow Factory and Store is in a small town high in the mountains where trees of apples, pears, sweet chestnuts and, of course, willow grow abundantly.


Including...

  • VIP door-to-door travel service
  • Travel insurance and additional cancellation cover
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Full board
  • Free bar open 12 hours a day
  • Welcome drink and farewell dinner
  • Saga-trained lodge staff
  • Porterage at your hotel
  • Fruit and water at your hotel on arrival
  • Plus six included excursions
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Address

Estrada Monumental, Nr. 275 9000-250 Funchal Madeira Portugal

Introduction

This locally-rated 5-star hotel has a cliff-top setting, delightful gardens and a fantastic range of facilities. All 210 spacious bedrooms have a balcony (with partial sea or garden views for Saga guests). 

It has excellent facilities and our range of specialised excursions allow you to discover more of this beautifully floral island. The hotel has a bowling green at an extra charge an ATM and classic car museum.

Accommodation

All 210 spacious bedrooms have a balcony with partial sea or garden views for Saga guests. The safe is at an extra charge.

Television
Telephone
Minibar
Hairdryer
Room service
Safe

Food and Drink

Your stay at the Madeira Regency Palace is on a full-board basis. Your included meals will be served in the buffet-style hotel restaurant. You will also be able to take advantage of the free Saga bar, which is open 10 hours a day.

Entertainment

During your stay you can enjoy the following programme of activities and entertainment. Activities may change from time to time and some may be at an additional cost.

  • Guided Levada walk (extra charge)
  • Portuguese lessons
  • Local history talk
  • Visit to a handicraft shop/museum
  • Tour of Old Blandy wine lodge (£5)

There will also be live music at your hotel on some evenings and a Madeiran folklore show.

Saga guests receive a discount on green fees at the 27-hole Santo da Serra Golf Club (about 40 minutes' drive from the hotel by taxi or hire car).

All bedrooms have a balcony
Dine alfresco
The hotel is elegantly furnished
The hotel swimming pool

This locally-rated 5-star hotel has a cliff-top setting, delightful gardens and a fantastic range of facilities. All 210 spacious bedrooms have a balcony (with partial sea or garden views for Saga guests). 

It has excellent facilities and our range of specialised excursions allow you to discover more of this beautifully floral island. The hotel has a bowling green at an extra charge an ATM and classic car museum.

    Live music
    Free bar
    Restaurant
    Lounge
    Heated indoor and outdoor pools
    Health club
    Gym
    Jacuzzi
    Shop
    Tennis
    Squash court
    Courtesy shuttle bus

A complimentary shuttle bus runs six times a day from the hotel into the centre of Funchal, which offers a wide selection of restaurants, cafes, shops and bars.

Funchal airport is approximately a 45-minute drive away.

Funchal

Situated on Madeira’s south coast, Funchal is surrounded by hills, nestled snugly between the Atlantic and a string of terraced hills and mountains, and provides the perfect centre for discovering the island. It has many elegant shops, delightful botanical gardens, lively pavement cafes and a
bustling market.

Quinta da Boa Vista

Benefiting from a beautiful collection of colourful blooms such as the scarlet passionflower, South African daisies and the sky-blue Plumbago, the garden at Quinta da Boa Vista is a feast for the eyes. Flowering all year round, this exhibition will always amaze.

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Quinta das Cruzes

Explore the museum of ornamental art and antiques from the 17th and 18th centuries at Quinta das Cruzes. You'll also see plants from around the world, as well as less exotic plants such as begonias, orchids and russelia.

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Botanic garden at Quinta do Bom Sucesso

This small natural history museum features a garden full of diverse botanical species. There's a tropical woodland with a stream, an area dedicated to South American succulents, and there's also a tree garden and aviary full of exotic and rare birds.

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Ribeiro Frio

Climb to the central mountain range to Ribeiro Frio or 'cold river'. As the name suggests, you may need a few extra layers for this high, colder and more humid region. The streams feed the evergreen native woodlands which are designated reserves for Madeiran plants such as strawberry trees, giant buttercups and mauve wallflowers. The beginning of a levada – a system of irrigation typical to Madeira – can be seen cutting through the rocks, and you will walk parts of two levadas to see the natural landscape.

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Monte Palace tropical gardens

Explore woodlands decorated with oriental bridges, gateways, ponds and fountains, while the trees and ferns provide a stunning background for ancient Portuguese window frames, statues and tiles. There are oriental pools filled with Koi carp, as well as the world's best collection of prehistoric cycad plants.

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Quinta Do Palheiro

Travel by coach to Quinto do Palheiro and the estate of the Blandy family. The estate's setting on the mountain slopes creates an ideal climate for both tropical and temperate plants from various parts of the world such as South African proteas. Visiting between November and April means you'll have a good chance to see the camellias in bloom – especially the less-common Chinese varieties which boast huge flowers!

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Madeira Magic

The gardens of Madeira Magic display not only blooms native to Madeira but also plants from around the world, arranged geographically. Designed by landscape architect Gerald Luckhurst, the gardens tell the history of the island and its relationship with its flora, as well as how agriculture developed and exotic plants became an integral part of the Madeiran landscape.

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Gardens in Funchal

There will be a visit to some of the many gardens in Funchal, including the municipal gardens. Gardens will be chosen for their floral interest and colourful display at the time of your visit.

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Great Flower Parade in Funchal

The April 15, 2015 departure has an additional excursion – an included afternoon coach transfer to Funchal so you can spend a few hours watching the Great Flower Parade, part of the Madeira Flower Festival. Hundreds of merrymakers, mostly children dressed to the nines in brilliant flowers, join dozens of decorated floats and process through Funchal, accompanied by festive music. Afterwards, you'll return to your hotel by coach.

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7 nights

Stay longer and see more

Make the most of your holiday with an extra week at the Madeira Regency Palace. A Saga representative will be resident at the hotel during your extended stay.

£1449

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