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Portugal and Madeira

(Tour code: MDF17)Discover the beauty of Portugal and the island of Madeira

Discover the beauty of Portugal and the island of Madeira on this breathtaking holiday. Explore charming Porto and the Douro Valley, ride the iconic yellow tram through vibrant Lisbon, sip Madeira wine and stroll through the stunning gardens of Quinta do Palheiro on a delightful Fly:Rail tour.


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Tour Highlights
  • Douro Valley
  • Pastéis de Belém
  • Quinta do Palheiro Gardens
  • Tours of Porto, Madeira & Lisbon
  • Sintra
  • Santana
What’s Included (Full details)
  • First Class Rail
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
    1 Lunch
  • Optional Bag Concierge
  • Return Scheduled Flights

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be found together with our dates and prices by clicking on the 'Prices & Availability' button. We write to all booked customers approximately 10 weeks prior to the start of their tour to advise the exact departure and return time for their particular group.

Days 1-2

London to Porto

Our tour begins with a flight from London to Porto, our base for the next 3 nights. We settle in and enjoy dinner together this evening, beginning our explorations on Day 2 with a guided tour of Porto, the city which was once the very edge of the known world and a port from where daring explorers risked their lives to discover the New World.

  • Day 1 - Dinner
  • Day 2 - Breakfast
  • Day 2 - Guided City Tour
Douro Valley
Day 3

The Douro Valley and Taylor’s Cellars

Today we travel by train along the delightful Douro Valley, the scenic region where much of Portugal's famous port wine is produced. Enjoy free time to explore this stunning UNESCO World Heritage site, before returning to Porto for a special dinner at Taylor's Cellars.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Douro Valley
  • Taylor's Cellars
Days 4-6

Lisbon by historic tram

Today we travel by First Class rail to Lisbon. On arrival, we enjoy a guided tour of this colourful city by historic tram. Considered to be one of the best ways to explore Lisbon, the iconic tram travels through the highlights of the city, using classic bright yellow carriages. We conclude our tour at Pastéis de Belém, a historic bakery that has made traditional treats since 1837. Day 5 is free, and on Day 6 we visit picturesque Sintra by Standard Class rail.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast, Dinner
  • Days 5-6 - Breakfast
  • Day 4 - Guided City Tour
  • Day 5 - Free Day
Days 7-8

Madeira and Santana

We leave the mainland behind, with a flight to the archipelago of Madeira. This afternoon, we explore the capital city of Funchal on a guided tour, followed by a tasting of Madeira wine in a local cellar. On Day 8 we explore the villages of Madeira, including attractive Santana, with a local guide.

  • Day 7 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 7 - Guided Tour of Funchal
  • Day 8 - Breakfast, Lunch
  • Day 8 - Madeira & Santana
Funchal Monte Palace Tropican Garden
Days 9-10

Madeira’s Gardens

Today is free to explore at your own pace. On Day 10, we visit the glorious Quinta do Palheiro Gardens, famed for their wide variety of subtropical plants, set in the steep hills above Funchal.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Day 9 - Free Day
  • Day 10 - Quinta do Palheiro Gardens
Days 11-12

Return to London

We return to Lisbon today, where we overnight. On Day 12, we fly back to the UK.

  • Day 11 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Day 12 - Breakfast
Madeira Flower Festival
Special Event

Madeira Flower Festival

Experience the best of Madeira's flora, with a visit to the vibrant Madeira Flower Festival included on our April 29th departure. Parading through Funchal with bright displays of flower-covered floats at the time of year when blooms are at their best, the festival celebrates spring with a dedication to the incredible array of flora that grows on the island, owing to a natural climate that sees plant life species from both cold and tropical regions thrive here.


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