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Gastronomic Getaway in Madeira

A journey of discovery of Madeira's traditional and innovative gastronomy

from: 503.00 €

per Person

Gastronomic Getaway in Madeira

Spend 6 days in Madeira Island on a journey of discovery its charms, breath-taking views, and delicious cuisine.

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All tours in a private minibus accompanied by a private Guide

Menus design to delight you

Learn to make delicious Poncha

Price 

Per person: 503 Euros

Package includes

  • Private minibus with driver;
  • Experienced Guide;
  • 3 lunches including drinks: Venda da Donna Maria, Fajã dos Padres and Eira do Serrado Hotel & Spa restaurants;
  • 3 dinners including drinks: Adega da Quinta, Quinta do Furão and O Forte restaurants;
  • Poncha workshop at Quinta do Furão;
  • Visits according to program;
  • Tours:
    • Funchal city tour / Monte
    • Pico Arieiro / Ribeiro Frio / Santana
    • Calheta / Ponta do Sol / Cabo Girão
    • Câmara de Lobos / Curral das Freiras / Eira do Serrado
  • Balcões levada walk.

Not Included

  • Accommodation (please consult us);
  • In / out transfers (please consult us)

Cancellations

  • Cancellations will only be refunded if cancelled 48 hours in advance 

Please note

  • A minimum of 12 participants is required
  • Itinerary and restaurants may change due to circumstances out of our control and in this case they will be replaced by similar ones.

Gastronomic getaway in Madeira

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrival to Madeira - Welcome Dinner at Adega da Quinta

Arrival to Madeira Island.
19h00 – Departure from your hotel for a welcome dinner at Adega da Quinta. This restaurant is located just 15 minutes away from Funchal in the beautiful Quinta do Estreito Vintage House and serves delicious typical country food.
Return to your hotel.

Day 2 – Lunch at Venda da Donna Maria -  Funchal city tour - Monte

12h00 – Departure from your hotel to have lunch at the Venda da Donna Maria, a restaurant located in Funchal’s Old Town. 
Afterwards you will leave for a walk exploring some of the towns’ must-see spots: the colourful and perfumed farmers’ market, an embroidery factory that supplies royalty around Europe, a wine cellar where you will taste our very own Madeira wine and the Handicraft Shop where you can find traditional craft, with a genuine character, created by the artisans of Madeira.
Now it’s time to take the cable car to Monte, a quaint town best known for its beautiful church and the luscious gardens. 
To end a perfect day, you just must try the adrenalin pumping sledge ride (optional). This means sitting on wicker toboggan that glides on wooden runners, steered by two men in rubber-soled boots acting as human brakes and ensuring you don’t run off course during the 10-minute ride. Pure fun!
Return to your hotel.

Day 3 – Pico Arieiro - Ribeiro Frio - Levada walk - Santana - Dinner at Quinta do Furão

14h00 – Departure from your hotel for a tour that will take you to the north of the Island. 
You’ll go up to Pico do Arieiro, the third highest summit on the island (1810m.) On a clear day it's possible to see as far as 45km, and the views are tremendous. Then you’ll go down to the natural park of Ribeiro Frio to see the small trout hatchery followed by the Balcões levada walk. This wide, level path takes you along the levada (an irrigation channel made centuries ago) and through the lush Laurissilva Forest until you reach the belvedere. Here the views of the magnificent mountains across the valley are simply awe inspiring. Your next stop is Santana, famous for its straw thatched triangular cottages. A delicious dinner will be served at the lovely Quinta do Furão where you will also learn the secret to make delicious Poncha.
Return to your hotel.

Day 4 – Calheta – Ponta do Sol - Lunch at Fajã dos Padres - Cabo Girão

09h00 – Departure from your hotel for a tour that will take you to the southwest of the Island, to visit Ponta do Sol and Calheta. Here you’ll visit one of the few remaining sugar cane factories still manufacturing sugar cane brandy and honey and taste the traditional honey cake with poncha. Next stop is Fajã dos Padres, a small piece of land at the bottom of a 250m cliff, accessed by a cable car. This peculiar location gives this agriculture property a unique climate allowing the culture of several produces impossible to thrive anywhere else in the island. Lunch will be served at the property’s restaurant and you will have the opportunity to taste the locally grown products.
On the way back to Funchal there will be time to stop at Cabo Girão, one of the highest sea cliffs in Europe at 580m with a recently built glass skywalk.
Return to your hotel.

Day 5 – Câmara de Lobos – Curral das Freiras - Lunch at Eira do Serrado – Dinner at Forte

09h00 – Departure from your hotel towards the typical fishing town of Câmara de Lobos where Sir Winston Churchill used to paint. Next you go up towards the mountains and into the hidden village of Curral das Freiras.  Visit this quaint village surrounded by green, overwhelming mountains and have a taste of the local chestnut liqueurs and cakes. Eira do Serrado is your next stop. This viewpoint stands 1094 mts above Curral das Freiras and offers astounding views of the surrounding mountains. A typical lunch will be served at the Eira do Serrado Hotel & Spa restaurant.
Return to your hotel.
19h00 - Departure from your hotel for a farewell dinner at O Forte restaurant. This restaurant is located at the Historical Fortress of São Tiago (17th Century) and is distinguished by its gastronomical diversity and by its service of excellence. 
Return to your hotel.

Day 6 - Time to say goodbye…

Free day to walk around Funchal or to buy that last souvenirs: a bottle of Madeira, exquisite embroidery or a delicious honey cake.
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