"Old-fashioned charm, wild mountains and relaxed inhabitants" are Madeira's calling cards, according to The Daily Telegraph, while World Travel Guide simply calls it "Portugal's most beautiful island". Explore this Atlantic outpost for yourself for £599 per person. Saving £250 on the original price, the deal includes:
Depart from London Gatwick on 22 July; 12, 17, 19, 24, 26 August; 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30 September; 5, 7, 12, 14, 19, 21 October.
Depart from Manchester or Leeds Bradford for a supplement of £20; Birmingham, East Midlands or London Luton for £30; Glasgow or Newcastle for £40. Click here to see a full list of departure options, including Belfast, Cardiff, Humberside, Isle of Man and Norwich.
Pestana Casino Park is in three acres of private gardens in the heart of Funchal, with views over the Atlantic Ocean and the mountains. The recently refurbished hotel has a full-service spa -- with an indoor swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a sauna and a Turkish bath -- as well as a tennis court, a casino, an outdoor swimming pool, a bar and a restaurant.
A 2-minute drive from the hotel, Funchal harbour is described by World Travel Guide as "one of the most spectacular bays in the world, rivalling even Rio de Janeiro's harbour".
Add shared transfers for an extra £20, return, per person. Single room supplements are available from £196 per person.
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