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Lisbon, Azores & Madeira

11 Nights | £1159 pp


Outward Date: 21/06/2018 - Depart Glasgow 1025 arrive Lisbon 1320

Return Date: 02/07/2018 - Depart Funchal 2020 arrive Glasgow 0020

Departing from Glasgow International

Day 1
Fly direct to Lisbon. On arrival join the transfer to your hotel where you will spend 3 nights.

Day 2
Lisbon: The city has a compact centre which contains many of the important sights, including Sao Jorge castle and the Royal Palace. A little further out is the suburb of Belém with its famous Tower overlooking the River Tagus and the wonderful Jeronimos Monastery.  Above all, it’s worth taking time to explore the different districts which make up the city centre including Baixa with its elegant squares, broad avenues and rectangular layout.

Day 3
Lisbon: There are a wealth of excellent museums to explore, including the National Museum of Contemporary Art, the Military Museum which contains Vasco da Gama’s sword and the Maritime Museum in Belém, which tells the story of Portugal’s pioneering role in world exploration by sea. 

Day 4
Join the transfer to the airport for the flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada where you will spend 4 nights.

Day 5
Ponta Delgada: São Miguel is the largest of the nine islands that make up the Azores archipelago, with Ponta Delgada making up the tourist heart of the island.

Day 6
Ponta Delgada:  White-washed houses and buildings, 17th and 18th Century convents and churches are dotted around the rolling hills of Ponta Delgada.  Staying closer to the centre you will find cobbled streets and small squares and a large boulevard, which is perfect for evening seaside walks. 

Day 7
Ponta Delgada: Continue your explorations of the beautiful island.

Day 8
Join the transfer to the airport for the flight from Ponta Delgada to Funchal where you will spend 4 nights.

Day 9
Funchal: Situated in central Funchal and today more commonly known as Blandy’s Wine Lodge, this historic Madeira wine producer takes its original name from the convent that once stood on this site. A tour here offers an insight into the history of the wine and its development and evolution over its 200-year history, as well as an opportunity to taste various styles and vintages of Madeira. 

Day 10
Funchal: The Jardim Botânico is set amidst the grounds of the former Quinta do Bom Sucesso plantation just a few kilometres outside Funchal, the city’s Botanical Gardens cover 35,000 square metres of terraced hillside and are awash with riotous floral colours and scents.

Day 11
Funchal: Be sure to visit the Sé Cathedral. Dating from the late 15th and early 16th centuries when it was commissioned by King Manuel I of Portugal, the beautiful Manueline Sé Cathedral represents Funchal’s most visited landmark and boasts intricate geometric designs across its distinctive wooden ceiling and an Arabic influence throughout. Inside the cathedral, you’ll find a silver processional cross, donated by the Portuguese king whilst outside is a statue of Pope John Paul II.

Day 12
Join the transfer to Funchal airport for the return flight to the UK.

Your Holiday Hotels

Our opinion… Small, modern renovation in a lovely historic building.

Location… Rua Dos Condes De Monsanto 2, 1100-159 Lisbon. Set in the heart of the Baixa, The Chiado and San Jorge’s Castle are 15 minutes’ walk away.

Accommodation… 58 rooms air conditioned and decorated in blue & white.

Facilities… Breakfast room, coffee shop/café and a bar/lounge.

Transport… The nearest metro station is Rossio, just 300 metres away.

2 Reviews

Our opinion... Comfortable hotel with spacious rooms.

Location... The city hotel is in the historic centre of the city of Ponta Delgada, near many of the local sightseeing spots and the traditional shopping area.

Accommodation... All rooms are spacious and decorated in comfortable tones, with dark wood furniture. Facilities include air-conditioning, complete bathroom with hairdryer and amenities, direct-dial telephone, in-room safety deposit box, TV with cable channels, sitting area with sofa bed and small balcony.

Facilities... The hotel has a bar and bistro.

1 Reviews

Our opinion… Good location just five minutes from Funchal sea front.

Location… The Orquidea Hotel is perfectly positioned for tourists, as it's close to all the major sights of the Old Town, such as the Town Square, Madeira Story Centre and the Botanical Gardens. The Monte Palace Gardens and the Funchal Sacred Art Museum are also nearby, as are the city's shops, restaurants, bars and cafes.

Accommodation… All room come with air conditioning, cable TV, internet access, telephones and a hairdryer. Certain amenities may be payable locally.

Facilities… The hotel has a restaurant serving international cuisine. There is also a sun-deck and snack bar.

3 Reviews

Your Holiday Price Includes

 Direct flights from Glasgow to Lisbon returning from Funchal
 Direct flight from Lisbon to Ponta Delgada (Depart 1055 arrive 1220)
 Direct flights from Ponta Delgada to Funchal (Depart 0905 arrive 1210)
 3 nights at the 3* Lisboa Tejo, Lisbon sharing a twin/double room
 4 nights at the 3* Canadiano, Ponta Delgada sharing a twin/double room
 4 nights at the 3* Orquidea, Funchal sharing a twin/double room
  Return private airport transfers throughout
 VAT
 UK Air Passenger Duty
 Breakfast
 Airport Taxes
 Services of Our 24 hour duty manager
 Checked Baggage

 

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