Madeira Island Discovery

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 16-95 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-17310
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Funchal, Portugal
  • Ends Funchal, Portugal
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Explore Madeira's best known sights and learn why it's known as 'the pearl of the Atlantic'
  • Stay in the centre of the vibrant island capital, Funchal
  • Take an easy walk along a small part of Madeira's vast levada network
Start and end in Funchal, the "Madeira Island Discovery" trip is a guided food trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Caldeirao Verde, Porto Santo and Desertas Islands in Portugal. "Madeira Island Discovery" is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

From the vibrant markets of the capital to the dramatic mountains and valleys of the interior, discover why Madeira has been crowned 'the pearl of the Atlantic\ . On this week-long tour, tick off the must-sees, from the Pico do Arieiro summit to Nun's Valley and the banana plantations of the southern coast. Along the way, get an authentic taste of Madeira with a food tour in Funchal, a traditional bread making demonstration, as well as sampling the island's most famous export - Madeira wine.

Food and wine - Discover the history of Madeira's sugar and rum industry and try a glass of the local tipple, poncho.

Scenic levada walks - Witness the island's rugged landscapes on an easy walk along part of Madeira's vast levada network.

Walk in Churchill's footsteps - Take an afternoon tea and soak in the ocean views, as Winston Churchill once did, at the colonial Reid's Palace Hotel.
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  • Day 1 : Join trip in Funchal
  • Day 2 : Tour the north and northwest of the island, easy levada walk
  • Day 3 : Boat trip and food tour of Funchal
  • Day 4 : Tour east Madeira; Ribeiro Frio levada walk, A-frame houses of Santana, and bread-making demonstration
  • Day 5 : Explore the Nun's Valley and afternoon tea at Reid's Hotel
  • Day 6 : Free day with optional extras, including ferry to Porto Santo
  • Day 7 : Discover the south and west of the island, plus levada walk via banana plantations
  • Day 8 : Trip ends in Funchal
  • 7 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches
  • Hotel do Carmo, Funchal (7 nights)
  • Driver(s)
  • Bus
  • Boat
  • Explore Tour Leader
  • Any international flights to/from Funchal are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Madeira Island Discovery tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. World Nomads' travel insurance has been designed by travelers for travelers.
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REQUEST A PRIVATE, CUSTOMIZABLE DEPARTURE By design, this is a group tour. You can however request a private, customized version of this tour for yourself or your private group of people. Private departures are usually more expensive, but come with these benefits:
  • Personal Itinerary can be tweaked and customized.
  • Protected Travel within your own bubble.
  • Professional Access our Travel Specialists' insider knowledge.
  • Privacy Enjoy a tour focused solely on you or your travel group.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Madeira Island Discovery tour. You can cancel the tour up to 63 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 62 days of departure.


For any tour departures within 18 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 18 August 2024, a deposit of 10% is required to confirm this tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 62 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Madeira Island Discovery tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.


For this Madeira Island Discovery tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • The average size of this tour is just 12 people.
  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be either fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure or have taken a negative test (rapid antigen or PCR)  within 72 hours of departure.
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