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Funchal Vacation Packages

The capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira is a beautiful city on the southern coast offering beaches, historic buildings and marine wildlife adventures. 

With houses built on the side of a hill, an attractive bay and a mountainous backdrop, Funchal has one of Portugal’s most beautiful settings. The coastal city is the capital of the island of Madeira and combines a modern beach resort with hundreds of years of history. Surf, tour ancient buildings and sail the ocean to see whales and dolphins.

The town is named for the bright yellow fennel (funcho in Portuguese) that grew here when the Portuguese settled the area in the early 15th century.

Funchal’s natural beauty isn’t confined to the coast and surrounding mountains. Spend a few hours in the sunken, rose and French gardens of Jardins de Palheiro. Stroll through Jardim Orquidea’s miniature jungle filled with varied orchid species. Enjoy thousands of blooms at the Madeira Botanical Gardens.

Explore the historic buildings of the old town area. Admire the stained-glass windows, baroque altars and gothic arches of the 16th-century Sé Cathedral. Amble along cobblestone streets lined by old buildings, some dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Visit the Museo Municipal for its natural history exhibits. Gaze at the collection of Turkish and North African decorative tiles at the Frederico de Freitas Museum.

Ride the cable car up to Monte, a small village 1,804 feet (550 meters) above sea level. When you want to come back down to Funchal, ride a toboggan. These resemble large wicker baskets and are pushed down the steep roads by drivers.

Walk along the promenade from the city center to the Praia Formosa, a collection of beaches. Venture farther out to sea on a dolphin- and whale-watching trip or take a boat cruise along the coast.

As Madeira’s capital city, Funchal has good transportation links. Madeira Airport is 13 miles (21 kilometers) away. With Funchal’s mild subtropical climate, its beaches, gardens and historic sites can be enjoyed year-round.


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Hotel Quinta da Penha de França €52
Reviewed on 24 Sep 2019
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Hotel Quinta da Penha de França

Hotel Quinta da Penha de França

Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia 85, Funchal, Madeira
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Beside the sea, friendly, owned by local family, high standards of cleanliness and service.

    Belmond Reid's Palace €238
    Reviewed on 27 Oct 2019
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    Belmond Reid's Palace

    Belmond Reid's Palace

    Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal
       
      4.9 of 5
      5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Loved everything about the hotel, the view everything was so great and amazing.... The standard of service was beyond this world

      Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel €90
      Reviewed on 27 Sep 2019
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      Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel

      Pestana Carlton Madeira Ocean Resort Hotel

      Largo Antonio Nobre, Funchal
         
        4.4 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Close to a lot of restaurants Soft Music around pool would be nice

        The Cliff Bay €152
        Reviewed on 1 Nov 2019
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        The Cliff Bay

        The Cliff Bay

        Estrada Monumental 147, Funchal
           
          4.9 of 5
          5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          Very clean and spacious room with ocean view. Beautiful land scape on dramatic cliff, Well appointed interim through the property.

          The Vine €126
          Reviewed on 12 Nov 2019
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          The Vine

          The Vine

          Rua Dos Aranhas, No. 27A, Funchal
             
            4.6 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Excellent and attentive service. Fabulous bar with great views. Good breakfast. Complicated room lighting!

            Porto Mare Hotel €119
            Reviewed on 11 Oct 2019
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            Porto Mare Hotel

            Porto Mare Hotel

            Rua Simplicio Passos Gouveia 21, Funchal
               
              4.7 of 5
              4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Great facilities and courtesy bus into Funchal made all areas of the resort accessible. All staff were very friendly and helpful.

              Turim Santa Maria Hotel €63
              Turim Santa Maria Hotel

              Turim Santa Maria Hotel

              Rua João de Deus, 24, Funchal
                 
                4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated in Funchal, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Funchal Farmers Market and Funchal Marina. Madeira Botanical Garden and CR7 Museum are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Castanheiro Boutique Hotel €130
                Reviewed on 10 Nov 2019
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                Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

                Castanheiro Boutique Hotel

                Rua do Castanheiro 31, Funchal
                   
                  4.8 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Friendly, helpful staff always. The best breakfast I have ever had on holiday. Beautifully decorated room and great housekeeping. Easy walking distance into the town. Reception staff extremely helpful always. The outdoor pool has superb views over Funchal. The people in Madeira are also very ...

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