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  • Madeira's Botanical Gardens
    There are spectacular panoramic views over the mountains and Funchal below from Madeira's Botanical Gardens, but its main attraction lies within among the 2500 plant species gathered there.
  • The Madeira Regency Palace
    Built in traditional Portuguese colonial style, the Madeira Regency Palace Hotel sits in tropical gardens on a clifftop overlooking the Atlantic and with views of Cabo Girao, the highest sea cliff in Europe.
  • Enjoy the stunning scenery
    Take in the breathtaking views on the fertile island of Madeira - 'the floating garden in the Atlantic'.
  • Funchal
    Visit a selection of gardens in Funchal, chosen for their floral interest and colourful display from among the many in the town. Capital of Madeira for over 500 years, Funchal was apparently named because of the fennel growing in the area.
  • Monte Palace tropical gardens
    The palace woodlands are superbly set with oriental bridges, gateways, lanterns, and fountains. The wonderful trees and ferns are a superb background for the ancient fine Portuguese architecture. An area of the indigenous flora with orchids and one of the best collections of pre-historic cycad plants in the world.
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Madeira's botanical gardens
Madeira's Botanical Gardens

There are spectacular panoramic views over the mountains and Funchal below from Madeira's Botanical Gardens, but its main attraction lies within among the 2500 plant species gathered there.

The Floral Island of Madeira

  • Travel insurance and additional cancellation cover
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Full board
  • Four excursions with 9 gardens and wild flora visits
  • Two talks
  • Horticultural host and Saga representative
  • Daily pre-dinner cocktail party
  • Porterage at your hotel

7 nights
from
£959
per person


The Floral Island of Madeira

Funchal, Madeira

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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.



Out and about

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.

Admire Madeira's beautiful floraAdmire Madeira's beautiful flora