With temperatures peaking at 20 degrees between November and April, hiking trails aplenty and vineyards producing local wine, it's easy to see why Madeira has long been a popular winter escape. For £499 per person, this deal includes a week's luxury accommodation on the island's east coast, and saves up to 45% on prices we have seen elsewhere.
Depart from Edinburgh, Glasgow, London Gatwick, Birmingham, Bristol, East Midlands, Leeds Bradford, Manchester or Newcastle on select dates from 1 November, 2016-26 April, 2017.
Travel in May or June for £529 per person, or in July for £579 per person.
The 5-star Quinta do Lorde Hotel & Marina is located on the Ponta de São Lourenço peninsula, and won the Portugal's Leading Green Hotel award at the 2016 World Travel Awards. It's less than 10 minutes' drive from Caniçal, a small fishing village, and 30 minutes' drive from Funchal, Madeira's capital.
The property is made up of five individual buildings linked by garden areas, and has three bars, a spa, its own marina and an infinity pool. Meals will be served in the Flôr de Sal restaurant, with views of the Atlantic Ocean.
If you choose to travel between 24 February and 1 March, you can catch the annual carnival festivities. Think Rio-style float parades, along with samba dancers, brass bands, bright-coloured costumes and vibrant street parties.
Transfers & baggage
Private return transfers are included; checked luggage costs from an extra £40 per bag, return.
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