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Affordable luxury from the leading independent specialist holiday company

MADEIRA & PORTO SANTO

2013/14

price promise I 100% financial protection I private transfers scheduled, charter & no frills flights from your local airport


Reasons to book with us  rofessional reservations team with P personal knowledge of our hotels Long standing relationships with hoteliers, airlines, car hire and transfer companies  egular health and safety R checks at all hotels Representatives available in resort for advice and assistance Fully bonded and licensed UK holiday company - your money is fully protected and safe No need for you to spend hours trawling the internet Excellent value holidays Price Promise guaranteed

Tailor-made for you We can book: Fully inclusive holidays including accommodation, private transfers and flights from your local airport Hotel accommodation plus private transfers and car hire Hotel accommodation plus car hire Hotel accommodation plus private transfers Hotel accommodation only

PRICE PROMISE In the unlikely event that you find a more competitive price at the time of booking, we guarantee to match the price, AND offer an additional ÂŁ10 per adult saving. see page 72

Cover images (from left) Couple at Pestana Promenade (p50), Porto da Cruz, Pincushion Protea, The Cliff Bay (p36)

Funchal


Award-winning luxury hotel holidays Established in 1988, we are thrilled to be the

In the autumn of 2012 Classic won its first consumer

leading company for luxury short haul holidays and

award, a highly prestigious British Travel Award for

are proud to have featured Madeira since the very

Best Medium Regional Luxury Tour Operator; and in

beginning.

January 2013 we won a magnificent Travel Weekly

Since 2005 we’ve been the delighted recipients

Globe Award for the Best Short Haul Operator

of yearly top industry awards from the highly

category.

experienced Specialist Agents within AITO

These latter two awards are amongst our industry’s

(Association of Independent Tour Operators), the

most coveted and Classic’s MD, Nick Munday, is

SPAA (Scottish Passenger Agents Association),

particularly delighted not only because of the high

numerous consortia including Elite, Advantage,

calibre of the shortlisted companies, but because

and TTA Worldchoice, plus an annual STAR award

these accolades provide the reassurance that

from weekly industry publication

offering tailor-made luxury holidays with exemplary

Travel Bulletin.

levels of high service together with 100% financial protection, continues to provide a winning formula. We hope we will welcome you to Madeira soon.

CONTENTS Welcome to Madeira & Porto Santo Discover Madeira Tailor-made service 100% financial protection Private transfers & car hire Our resort service Loyal customers & champagne gifts Honeymoons & holiday vouchers

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Your perfect family holiday Time to relax - our spa recommendations Golf in Madeira Twin centre holidays Carnivals & festivals Calendar of events Dining out & shopping Explore Madeira Gardens & Levada walks Activities & watersports Classic Funchal Madeira hotels Madeira quintas Classic Porto Santo Island Booking conditions Holiday information Flight details & car hire

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We are open every day until 10pm Monday to Saturday 9am-10pm & Sunday 10am-10pm


Clockwise from top left: Porto Santo beach, Monte Palace Tropical Gardens, Boaventura village, Fortaleza de Sao Tiago in Funchal, cable car

Welcome to Madeira & Porto Santo Enjoying an excellent year round climate, stunning scenery and superb quality hotels Madeira is the perfect holiday destination for those wanting to escape the stresses of everyday life. The people are friendly and there are few places where you would enjoy better or more courteous service. The Island of Eternal Springtime, Lovers’ Isle, Pearl of the Atlantic, Floating Garden of the Atlantic are just a few of the epithets awarded to Madeira, the 4

largest of the islands in the Madeiran Archipelago which also includes the sand and sea worshippers’ island of Porto Santo, and the uninhabited islands of the Selvagens and Desertas. Located 400 miles west of Morocco and 600 miles from the European mainland, the islands are located on similar latitudes to Bermuda and Los Angeles and enjoy a good year round climate.


MADEIRA

WHEN TO GO

Madeira is the tip of a gigantic mountain protruding from the

Given the temperate nature of its climate, Madeira is worth a visit at

ocean depths and the variations in altitude provide a variety of

any time of the year. When you choose to go might be dependent

natural habitats from stunning coastal scenery to soaring

upon which flowers you want to see in bloom or which of the

mountainous peaks. The central area is volcanic in origin although

island’s many festivals and celebrations you might like to witness. For

you need have no fears – the last eruption is thought to have

warm, clear weather, ideal for hill and mountain walking, spring,

occurred 1.7 million years ago! The island is 35 miles long and 16

summer and autumn are best, but Madeira is also an ideal choice

miles wide and its subtropical climate and moderate rainfall provide

when you want to escape from the long, dull British winter. The

an environment where lush vegetation prevails and exotic flowers

climate on Porto Santo is stable and dry with little change from

bloom all year. The water temperature is also pleasant year round

season to season so sunbathing and swimming is pleasant all year

due to the warming influences of the Gulf Stream. Although there

round.

are no golden sand beaches the island boasts a few manmade beaches and there are numerous lidos and wonderful hotel pools

CLOTHING & DRESS CODES

overlooking the ocean or situated in magnificent tropical gardens

Warm-weather clothes are fine for the summer, but pack a jumper

which make Madeira an ideal destination for sun worshippers.

for any trips to the hills and mountains. Warmer clothes will be needed for the winter along with a shower proof jacket, but

NATURE & TRADITION

daytime temperatures are still very mild. Winter walkers will need

Madeira’s rich history provides many places of interest. Amidst the

waterproof, warm clothes. Sensible, stout footwear is recommended

natural beauty you can discover small traditional villages, seek out

for any hill walking and can also be useful in tackling Funchal’s

interesting churches and museums and enjoy various festivals with

cobbled streets, and hiking boots are worthwhile for some of the

the locals who delight in sharing their many celebrations with

more challenging levada walks. A jacket and tie is the generally

visitors.

accepted dress code in the restaurants of luxury hotels and at the formal restaurants in Reid’s Palace men are required to wear a dark

HERITAGE

suit and tie. The Casino is relatively relaxed and although a jacket

Madeira became part of the Portuguese empire in the 15th century

and tie is not out of place it is no longer obligatory. Where formal

and has a diverse cosmopolitan heritage resulting from various

dress is required for gala dinners, this is noted under Classic value on

invasions and occupations. In the 17th century the island became a

relevant hotel pages, but if you'd like to find out further details of

significant part of the trading routes between Europe and the New

dress codes at particular hotels, simply contact our reservations

World, specifically the Portuguese colony of Brazil, and there is a

team.

major British influence, which is a throwback to the Napoleonic Wars when friendly occupation by the British finally ended in 1814.

QUINTAS & HOTELS

The British were particularly instrumental in Madeira’s booming wine

From secluded coastal hotels to mountain hideaways, Classic

sales, a trade which was only overtaken in the 20th century by the

Collection Holidays offers a range of accommodation from small

tourism industry. Today Madeira is an Autonomous Political Region

and friendly to elegant and luxurious. In addition to a wide range of

of Portugal and, together with Porto Santo, has a population of

hotels, we feature a number of prestigious quintas, delightfully

260,000 with approximately half living in Funchal, the capital.

restored manor houses, on Madeira (see pages 54-69). Particular

Portuguese is the national language although English is widely

emphasis is placed on the character and location of our properties

understood and often spoken more precisely than a native English

so we are confident that we can find the perfect property for your

speaker!

holiday.

CLIMATE

PORTO SANTO

Madeira benefits from a sub-tropical climate which makes it warm

The tiny and delightful island of Porto Santo measures a mere seven

and spring-like all year round. The average temperature seldom falls

miles by four and lies twenty-three miles to the north east of

below 17˚C and rarely rises above 24˚C and the warming effect of

Madeira; easily reached by a twenty minute flight from Funchal

the Gulf Stream keeps water temperatures between 17˚C and 22˚C

airport or a two hour ferry crossing from Funchal harbour making it

making swimming a very pleasant experience the whole year

ideal for a two centre holiday. Although Porto Santo has a history of

round. Protected by a ridge of mountains, the southern coast is the

its own and still retains many fascinating vestiges of its past, it is the

warmest and sunniest part of the island with the northern side more

golden beaches that provide the major attraction, although the

exposed to the Atlantic. The typical pattern year-round is a clear

tranquil lifestyle enjoyed all over the island is also a reason why

bright start to the day with clouds, the capacete, rolling down from

visitors return year after year. This island has remained largely

the mountains late morning and retreating by mid-afternoon. In the

undiscovered and with an indigenous population of just five

summer months the leste, a dry wind from the deserts of North

thousand, you can be assured of a restful and peaceful time during

Africa, can blow for three or four days at a time forcing

your stay.

temperatures above 30˚C. Humidity drops and the islands are coated in a fine reddish dust. On Porto Santo the average daily temperatures range between 19˚C and 26˚C from May to November and 16˚C and 21˚C from December to April.

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Discover Madeira There are plenty of places to visit outside the bustling capital Funchal. Madeira boasts delightful botanical gardens and unspoilt landscapes, numerous levada trails, a nature reserve and forests, dramatic mountain ridges

and magnificent views from ocean cliffs, plus picturesque little villages and fishing ports, whilst, neighbouring Porto Santo boasts five miles of golden beaches and can be visited on a day trip from Madeira.

GETTING AROUND MADEIRA Although just a small island, Madeira seems much bigger due to its mountainous terrain. The island is extremely rugged and travellers should be prepared for long, winding roads full of twists and turns.

Sao Vicente

You can easily explore by car, taxi, local bus or organised excursion

Pretty authentically-renovated village which has won many conservation awards.

and our resort team is on hand to give you advice on the best way to get around.

Porto Moniz

Pretty whaling village surrounded by terraces typical of the north of Madeira. Most famed for natural swimming pools cut into the volcanic rock.

Porto Moniz

Western Madeira Dotted along the coast is a number of picturesque villages and seaside coves including Jardim do Mar, renowned for its world class surfing conditions.

Ponta Delgada

Madeira

Sao Vicente

Encumeada

Jardim do Mar

A pass at 3,300ft with superb views from Sao Vicente in the north down the Serra d’Agua valley to the south.

Calheta

Encumeada (1007)

Jardim da Serra Picturesque wooded region with excellent levada walks.

Calheta

A pretty spot with a marina and man-made beach with golden sands. A popular place in the summer with a selection of watersports and restaurants.

Ponta do Sol

Jardim da Serra Cabo Girao Camara do Lobos

Ponta do Sol

Now a fishing village and holiday resort, once a thriving sugarcane centre.

Cabo Girao Do not miss the breathtaking view from one of the highest sea cliffs in the world (1900ft).

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Camara do Lobos A favourite with Winston Churchill, this picturesque village to the west of Funchal is the centre of the fishing community; the fishermen are experts in catching Espada from depths of up to 800 metres.

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Porto Santo

Queimadas

Madeira’s neighbouring island with 5 miles of golden beaches and sands. Stay at Hotel Porto Santo & Spa or visit on a day trip.

Nature reserve close to Santana and a lovely place for picnics and levada walks.

Boaventura An agricultural village with mountainous landscape. Numerous bars provide the excellent stopping points to sample local wines. There is a demanding levada walk close by with superb views.

Porto Santo

Santana Surrounded by beautiful landscapes and hillsides abounding with fruit trees and willow. Famed for its unique triangular thatched houses, and home to the Madeira Theme Park.

Pico Ruivo

The highest point on the island, 6,109ft – can only be reached by foot.

Pico do Arieiro

Madeira’s third highest mountain, tremendous views of dramatic mountain ridges.

Santo da Serra Filled with weekend villas for Madeira’s wealthiest residents and home to a championship 27 hole golf course.

Boaventura Santana Queimadas Pico Ruivo (1860) Canical

Pico do Arieiro (1810)

Machico

Eira do Serrado (1095)

Monte

Jardim de Monte Palace

Once the centre of Madeira’s whaling industry and now a marine mammal sanctuary. Well worth a visit to the whaling museum in the old whaling company’s office.

Canical

Santo da Serra

Machico

Historical fishing port where Zarco the Explorer first discovered Madeira.

Camacha Jardim Botanico Jardim Orchidea

FUNCHAL

Camacha

Canico

The island’s wickerwork centre; great for souvenir shopping.

Monte Picturesque village high above Funchal, featuring Tropical Garden Monte Palace, a delightful garden full of rare tropical species native to Madeira. Visit by cable car and leave by toboggan!

Jardim Botanico

Overlooking Funchal these beautiful gardens house plants from all over the world.

Jardim Orchidea

A relatively new project, the gardens contain more than 4,000 varieties of delicate orchids.

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Desertas Islands 20 miles to the southeast of Funchal, these uninhabited islands provide a spectacular backdrop especially at sunset. Protected as a sanctuary for the monk seal, access is restricted.

Desertas Islands

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Clockwise from top left: Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden, Largo Corpo Santo church in Funchal, coastal view, Porto Moniz, Monte Palace Tropical Gardens

Enjoy our tailor-made service Our customers expect excellence, and from the moment that you contact us, you’ll know that we offer a professional and flexible service. We know and love our resorts and hotels, and if there’s any additional detail that you need, we’ll simply contact our overseas staff or hotel partners to ensure that you are booking exactly the holiday you’ve dreamed about. We can easily book a scheduled, charter or no frills flight from your local 8

airport, and we normally include private airport transfers for your arrival and departure, although we can book a hire car if you prefer. All our hotels have superb choices of premier rooms, junior suites and suites – sometimes even presidential suites! And to ensure that you make the most of your holiday, we include a complimentary miniguide book with your travel documents and once in resort, there’s a representative eager to help.


FLIGHTS FROM ALL UK AIRPORTS: YOUR CHOICE

OUR RESORT SERVICE

We know that our customers like to fly from a local airport that is

Our overseas staff love their resorts and will be delighted to share

convenient to them and as we tailor-make every holiday to suit, we

their considerable knowledge with you. Classic customers tend to

are able to book scheduled, charter or no frills flights from a wide

be well-seasoned travellers and, because we know that you prefer

range of UK airports. Please see page 75 for further details.

to exercise your independence, our resort management services are discreet and unobtrusive. We generally endeavour to contact

FLIGHT UPGRADES & SERVICES

you at the beginning of your stay to ensure that everything is to your

On scheduled services we are able to book business class seats in

liking and will be delighted to give advice on places to visit, sights to

addition to the economy cabin. Additionally, we can book speedy

see, traditional restaurants, local wines and culinary tips. Additionally

or priority boarding on certain no frills flights, and, where available

you’ll be given a 24-hour local contact number in case you need

on charter carriers, we can book premium seating which may

additional assistance during your holiday.

include complimentary drinks, meals and additional legroom. Wherever possible we will offer you the choice to pre-book in-flight

BROCHURE DETAILS & PRICES


meals, extra legroom seats, pre-allocated seats and additional

We take great care in producing our brochures and meticulously

luggage allowances. We can, of course, contact the airline on your

check every detail. Although our guide prices are correct at time of

behalf regarding golf carriage and/or airport and airline assistance.

printing, it is inevitable that prices and details will change after

In order that we can book the upgrades and services that suit you

going to press. We will confirm the current price when you book,

best, please enquire about their availability at time of booking.

and as part of our commitment to high quality customer service, we will advise you of changes to any relevant details. Please do note

AIRPORT HOTELS, PARKING & LOUNGES

that all holidays and Classic value offers shown in this brochure are

We want your holiday to start the moment that you leave home

subject to availability.

and through our travel partners FHR, we are able to offer a choice of airport hotels and car parks in the UK. Also, through our travel

100% FINANCIAL PROTECTION

partners, Lounge Pass, we are delighted to offer an airport lounge

All the flight inclusive holidays within this brochure are financially

facility both in the UK and overseas. Booking an airport lounge

protected by the ATOL scheme under ATOL number 5837. When you

means that you can avoid the crowds and relax with

pay you will be supplied with an ATOL certificate (for further

complimentary drinks and newspapers in an exclusive lounge until it

information about financial protection please see our booking

is time for your flight.

conditions and www.atol.org.uk). For holidays and travel arrangements which do not include travel by air, your financial

PRIVATE TRANSFERS & CAR HIRE

protection is administered by the Association of British Travel Agents

Most of our holidays automatically include private transfers from the

(ABTA) under membership number W5429. In the unlikely event of

airport to your chosen hotel so you will arrive feeling refreshed and

our insolvency, the CAA and/or ABTA will ensure that you are not

ready to enjoy your holiday. In some destinations, these private

stranded abroad and will arrange to refund any money you have

transfers may be operated by public taxi or minibus although they

paid to us for an advance booking. ABTA members help

will always be arranged for your own private use. You may book car

holidaymakers get the most from their travel arrangements, and

hire for any duration and you can have a hire car delivered to your

assist them in the unlikely event that things do not go according to

hotel, or if you prefer you can collect your pre-booked car on

plan. Under ABTA’s Code of Conduct, we maintain a high standard

arrival at the airport. If you pre-book our recommended car hire for

of service to our customers. For further information about ABTA, the

the entire duration, pick the car up at the airport and therefore not

Code of Conduct, and the arbitration scheme, contact ABTA tel

make use of our private transfers, we will give you a reduction on

0207 637 2444 or www.abta.com

the brochured holiday price that equates to the private transfer cost. To qualify for this reduction, you must book the car hire with

BOOKING ONLINE

our reservations team at the time you make your booking.

We offer a tailor-made service which simply isn’t available online.

See page 75 for examples of hire car prices.

Our website www.classic-collection.co.uk offers information, photographs, a brochure ordering and booking enquiry service, and

FLEXIBLE DINING

our friendly reservations team are highly trained to ensure that they

So that you can sample the local restaurants, but still have the

can book exactly the right holiday for you. Our freephone number

option of pre-booking your evening meal in the hotel for some

0800 008 7288 ensures that you, or your travel agent, can call us at

nights, take advantage of our flexible dining plan. You can book as

our expense and we’re open until 10pm every evening so you can

many, or as few, evening meals in the hotel as you wish and you

take advantage of our expert services at a time most convenient to

don’t even have to decide for which nights until you arrive at the

you.

hotel. Prices for dinner are detailed as half board supplements on each hotel page.

WHEN TO TRAVEL Some of the resorts in this brochure feature hotels which provide

EXCURSIONS

year-round holidays, but you may find that in some areas there are

Excursions can easily be booked once you are in resort, however, to

fewer facilities and attractions available during the quieter holiday

pre-book your excursions, or for more information, please contact

months. The choice of restaurants in some hotels may be limited

our reservations team on 0800 008 7288.

during quieter periods and some activities may be restricted by seasonal demand. If a particular hotel facility or a specific feature or attraction is important to the enjoyment of your holiday, please discuss this with us at the time that you book.

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Clockwise from top left: Santana, view from The Cliff Bay, coast view, Santana traditional houses, Ponta de Sao Lourenco, Zarco statue in Funchal

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SHORT BREAKS

HOTEL RECOMMENDATIONS

As more and more of us enjoy numerous holidays to help us

To help you choose the best hotel or quinta for your holiday we’ve

de-stress and relax, short breaks have become not just more

highlighted those most recommended for spa, good for golf, ideal

popular, but are now seen by many as a necessity. Here at Classic

for families, all inclusive options, and adults only. Please note that

Collection Holidays we provide a flexible tailor-made holiday

although adults only hotels do not promote themselves as family

service and can book any holiday length for you, although

orientated properties, or offer child reductions, they may have

durations of less than four nights generally have to be specifically

accepted a family booking and we cannot guarantee a total

requested from our hoteliers.

absence of youngsters.

TWIN CENTRE & MULTI CENTRE

HOLIDAY VOUCHERS: THE PERFECT GIFT

You may like to combine a holiday to Madeira with a short stay in

How many times have you deliberated for hours about the perfect

Lisbon, or alternatively you could enjoy the contrasting scenery

gift, and worried about whether your present is really wanted or

between the lush interior of Madeira and the golden beaches of

needed? It’s fashionable now to give experiences rather than

Porto Santo. We can easily tailor make twin centre or multi centre

products and we’ve devised a simple way for you to provide the

holidays for you and members of our reservations team are happy

perfect present for a birthday, wedding, anniversary, or a simple

to discuss with you any combination of our featured hotels. Please

‘thank you’. Just call our reservations team for details of how you

see pages 18-19 for more information.

can purchase our Classic Holiday Vouchers.

FLY DRIVE

HONEYMOONS

For truly independent travellers, a fly drive holiday combining your

Many hotels offer complimentary room upgrades, flowers and

favourite hotel choices with the flexibility of driving your own hire

sparkling wine for honeymooners. Do let us know that you are

car straight from the airport is the best way of discovering your

booking your honeymoon and we will inform the hotel although you

chosen destination. Simply let our experienced reservations team

may be required to show a proof of your marriage upon arrival.

know how many nights you wish to stay in each property, and your preferred choice of hire car. Please see page 75 for details.

COMPLIMENTARY GUIDE BOOKS So that you can make the most out of your short break or holiday,

ACCOMMODATION ONLY

we are delighted to offer a complimentary mini-guide book with

If you prefer to organise your own flights, we are happy to book

every booking. These books are packed full of stunning

hotel accommodation for you. Room upgrade supplements will be

photographs, easy-to-use maps and all the information that you

the same as detailed on the hotel description pages, and we can

need to make the most of your holiday. Your mini-guidebook will be

easily include private transfers for your arrival and departure, or a

included with your tickets and information pack.

hire car for all or part of your holiday.

LOYALTY

LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS

To reward loyal customers, we’re pleased to offer a reduction of £40

Due to the individual character, popularity and limited capacity of

per booking on your next holiday, or where hotels participate in our

many of our properties most tend to get booked well in advance

hotel loyalty scheme, you’ll be rewarded with an £80 per booking

and, whilst we will make every effort to secure last minute bookings,

reduction when you travel to the same Classic hotel within a year.

we advise you to book as early as possible. If, however, you are

Simply let your travel agent or our reservations team have the details

looking for a last minute short break or holiday, please contact us

of your previous Classic holiday when you book.

for details of special offers and late availability holidays on 0800 008 7288.

CHAMPAGNE GIFTS If you have already travelled with us and, on your recommendation,

CLASSIC VALUE

your friends or family book a holiday with us, simply contact us

Classic Collection Holidays managers and staff visit each of our

giving both your own and your family or friends’ booking details,

destinations personally in order to ensure that we negotiate the best

and as a thank you we’ll send you both a complimentary bottle of

possible terms with our hoteliers. Because of this personal

champagne, either directly or via your travel agent.

relationship, we are able to negotiate special Classic value offers which are highlighted on each hotel page. These may be in the

AITO

form of early booking offers, complimentary room upgrades,

Classic Collection Holidays is a member of the Association of

reduced supplements at certain times of the year etc. And,

Independent Tour Operators which represents Britain’s leading

because we continue to negotiate with our hoteliers after our

independent tour operators and encourages high standards of

brochures have been published, we are always in receipt of

quality and service. Classic Collection Holidays abides by the

additional offers so please do call us to check the price of your

Association’s Code of Conduct and adheres to the AITO Quality

chosen holiday, as special offers can often result in the price

Charter which can be viewed at www.aito.co.uk

reducing from that originally published.

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Port Santo Island beach

Your perfect family holiday Organising a family or group holiday can be time consuming and stressful and we are here to help take the pressure away from you. Just advise us of the number of people in your group and the dates you would like to travel and we will be happy to discuss various options with you. Although our brochure prices are based on flights from Gatwick, we are able to book domestic connections and international flights from all regional airports, and are happy to 12

organise individual travel arrangements for each member of your group. What better way to celebrate a special anniversary than to bring all your family members together to the destination of your choice! And because we can also offer accommodation only arrangements, family or friends who live overseas can book their own flights leaving us to organise their hotel arrangements. Simply contact our groups department who’ll be delighted to help.


CHILD PRICES Many hotels offer substantial reductions and sometimes free stays to the first child (normally 2-11 years) when they share a room with two full fare paying passengers and relevant 7-night child prices are shown (contact us for alternative durations and additional child prices). Children enjoying reduced prices can only be accommodated where there is sufficient space and it may be that a child price can only be given in a superior or deluxe room or suite because the standard room can only accommodate two guests. Where there is sufficient space in a room for four occupants, a reduction may be available for a second child. Many child-friendly hotels offer reductions to older children and children staying in separate rooms (ie not sharing with an adult), and some hotels are willing to give discounts or even free stays to children sharing a room with one adult (normally under these circumstances the adult will pay the equivalent of a sole use supplement).

COMPLIMENTARY CHILD SEATS We’re delighted to give our younger travellers a practical gift to take on holiday, and if your booking includes children aged up to 11 years (excluding

Port Santo Island beach

infants), we’ll put you in touch with BubbleBum who will send your complimentary inflatable booster seat/s directly to you or your travel agent. For more details see www.bubblebum.co

GUARANTEED INTERCONNECTING ROOMS

FAMILY FRIENDLY Many Classic hotels feature interconnecting rooms, children’s pools, play areas and clubs, and we particularly recommend the following hotels for families with young children.

Many of our hotels are able to offer interconnecting rooms and

Vidamar Resorts Madeira has interconnecting rooms as well as children’s swimming pools, playground, Kid’s Planet and

suites. Interconnecting rooms may be requested for your arrival at

Teen’s Club with Wii, Playstation and various activities.

the hotel, although wherever possible, we will guarantee these at the time of booking.

CHILD FACILITIES Many hotels have babysitting services and some run children’s clubs for certain age groups. Babysitting services and children’s clubs are payable locally in resort and our reservations team can advise you on the various types of services and clubs that are

Reid’s Palace provides interconnecting rooms, a children’s pool, kids club and teenagers club, playground, children’s early suppers and a children’s menu. Porto Mare offers interconnecting rooms, children’s pool, playground and an entertainment programme in high season.

available.

The Cliff Bay features a children’s pool and also offers interconnecting rooms.

GRANDPARENTS, NANNIES & SINGLE OCCUPANCY

Royal Savoy has a children’s splash pool and also offers junior suites with fully equipped kitchenettes and superior suites with

Whether travelling alone or with friends and family, some of our guests prefer not to share a bedroom or suite and, where

full kitchens.

applicable and where space allows, supplements are shown for

Pestana Village & Miramar Garden Resort offer

single rooms, and twin rooms or suites for sole occupancy. Our

interconnecting rooms, a children's pool, and rooms in

Classic value section also highlights where there are special

both hotels feature a kitchenette.

reductions available at certain times of the year. Please note that our brochured holiday prices are based on two adults travelling together and sharing a room, and the price that we quote for single travellers will include an additional charge payable for sole use of a private transfer when applicable.

Girassol is noted for its special attention to the needs of families with young children and features children’s 
 paddling pools. Quinta Jardins do Lago offers a children’s paddling pool, playground, play room and a baby listening service. Quinta da Penha de Franca is one of our most popular properties and boasts superior interconnecting rooms where two children can benefit from child reductions plus a children’s pool situated at the ocean wing of the hotel, Franca Mar.

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Clockwise from top left: The Cliff Bay, Vidamar Resorts Madeira, Reid's Palace, Quinta Das Vistas Palace Gardens, The Cliff Bay

Time to relax : our spa recommendations Relax, unwind and enjoy the luxury that one of our fantastic health and beauty clubs or spa centres can offer. You might like to indulge in a range of treatments, simply enjoy a massage or just take a soothing dip in a thalassotherapy pool, or why not experiment a little and discover rasul: a full body exfoliation treatment. The high quality hotels in this brochure offer a superb range of spa and beauty treatments and although some hotels have been 14

highlighted here, this is by no means an exhaustive list. Many of our featured hotels offer excellent health packages which can be booked either in resort or pre-booked. Spa treatments can work wonders to relax those of us with busy lives, and for further details or to book a spa package, simply contact our reservations team.


QUINTA DA CASA BRANCA Quinta da Casa Branca is a member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World and a haven of peace and tranquillity. Its Phytocéane Centre offers a wide selection of treatments and massages designed to eliminate all traces of tension and stress and spa packages of one, two and three days duration are available as well as programmes specifically designed for men or women.

QUINTA DAS VISTAS PALACE GARDENS Part of the Charming Hotels Madeira group, Quinta das Vistas, sitting high on the brow of one of Funchal’s hills and with breathtaking views over the mountains, offers a superb spa and pool complex with an indoor heated swimming pool which leads to a ‘hanging’ outdoor swimming area. The Chandra Spa offers guests the ability to spa-hop; sampling an Inspired Tropical Rain Massage one day, an Asian-inspired treatment the next, followed by simple relaxation or revitalizing herbal body wraps and facials. There’s a comprehensive spa golf programme, a Mexican Hot Stone massage, sensorial shower, hammam experience, group workouts, Yoga and Meditation sessions available.

VIDAMAR RESORTS MADEIRA Centrally located in Funchal, this contemporary hotel provides a full range of facilities in its Vidamar Club Spa. A wide variety of beauty and thalassotherapy treatments are offered plus the luxury of indoor and outdoor massages. Guests can enjoy fantastic views over the Atlantic from the whole spa area.

QUINTINHA DE SAO JOAO

Outdoor spa area at The Cliff Bay

Nestling in the grounds of an historical estate, Quintinha de Sao

REID'S PALACE

Joao features a spa offering a wide selection of treatments to

Set on cliff tops overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, the legendary

include exotic peelings, wraps, facials, massages, manicures and

luxury Reid’s Palace has, for over a century, been a standard-bearer

pedicures. Facilities include three treatment rooms (one for

for excellence and its oceanfront spa provides the perfect location

couples), a relaxation area, and a water zone including Jacuzzi,

for relaxation and rejuvenation. The spa offers an indulgent menu of

Vichy shower, tropical shower, sauna and hammam steam bath.

signature treatments featuring the world-class brands of La Prairie, LaStone, Ytsara and Aromatherapy Associates, and each treatment room offers an ocean view with private terrace: the double therapy suite for couples even boasts its own private whirlpool!

Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden

THE CLIFF BAY With a superb location close to the main resort facilities, The Cliff Bay offers the ESPA holistic approach to spa philosophy and provides a full programme of signature treatments promoting synergies between body and mind. Individual treatments are available and these range from a 15-minute Jet Blitz or a 25-minute Body Salt Scrub, to half and full day packages to detoxify, relieve stress and boost metabolism. Exclusive outdoor spa treatments overlooking the ocean are available, and double spa sessions can be booked for truly romantic couples.

QUINTA SPLENDIDA WELLNESS 
 & BOTANICAL GARDEN Set in beautiful gardens against a stunning Atlantic backdrop, Quinta Splendida Wellness boasts one of Madeira's largest spas. Featuring a beautifully serene relaxation room with heated stone beds, plus swimming pool, sensation shower, mud bath, ice fountain and hammam, the spa offers a wide range of treatments including specialist massages such as the deeply relaxing Pantai Luar, an Asian massage using herbs and essential oils.

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Golf in Madeira Madeira is home to two championship courses and both offer stunning yet very different views. The Palheiro course looks out over the Bay of Funchal and gardens, and the Santo da Serra course has views over the neighbouring islands and valleys below. Visitors to the island of Porto Santo can enjoy a choice of two 18 hole courses, and a 9 hole pitch and putt course. 


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Staying at the delightful Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro is highly recommended for recreational golfers, where packages include a week's unlimited golf, guaranteed starting times, 50% discount on golf club rental, free use of trolley, bag storage and club cleaning. Many of our hotels offer green fee reductions and some provide courtesy transport to golf courses.


PORTO SANTO ISLAND GOLF Designed by Severiano Ballesteros, the Porto Santo Golf Course on the island of Porto Santo is the largest golf course in the whole of the Madeira archipelago. There are two 18 hole courses and one 9 hole pitch and putt course. The first 18 hole 72 par course was completed in 2004 along with the 9 hole pitch and putt course. The second 18 hole course opened towards the end of 2005. Porto Santo Golf also includes 8 tennis courts and is connected to the Horse Riding Centre at Pico Ana Ferreira. Green fees

9 holes €40, 18 holes €70

Pitch & Putt

9 holes €15

Buggy hire

18 holes €40

Trolley hire

18 holes €5

Club hire

€25- €35

Tuition

60 min €30

CARRIAGE OF GOLF CLUBS Although scheduled airlines normally carry a half set of clubs free of Palheiro Golf course

charge, you may wish to carry a whole set, or you may choose to

PALHEIRO GOLF

travel on a no frills or charter flight. Simply contact our reservations

Set in the hills to the east of Funchal with fantastic views over the bay and city, this 18 hole, par 71 course was designed in 1993 by Cabell Robinson, and is skilfully set in gracious parklands. Remarkable tight fairways, fast greens and the judicious use of the beautiful trees that once covered the hillside, the course is a worthy challenge for all golfers. Famed for its first-class profiteroles, the

team with your golfing and golf carriage requirements on freephone 0800 008 7288. Please note : Green fees are payable locally. Prices are approximate and for guidance only. Golfers will be required to present handicap certificates and wear rubber (not iron) spike shoes.

excellent restaurant also boasts great views over Funchal. Golfers may like to stay at Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro (page 66) which is situated beside the Palheiro course. And if you book a superior room or a junior suite during May to September you’ll receive complimentary unlimited golf at Palheiro Golf Course. Green fees

18 holes €110

Buggy hire

18 holes €45

Trolley hire

€6 per day

Club hire

Standard €32, Premium €45

Palheiro Golf course

Driving range €6 Lessons

1 hour from €60

9 hole playing lesson €120 plus green fee

SANTO DA SERRA GOLF Home of the PGA Madeira Island Open, Santo da Serra Golf has been rated as one of the most spectacular courses in Europe. Perched six hundred metres above sea level the course enjoys staggering views from the mountains to the ocean below and is surrounded by luxuriant vegetation. Designed by Robert Trent Jones and opened in September 1991, it offers 27 holes with generous fairways, tight undulating greens and a choice of tee positions to suit all abilities. The clubhouse includes a large panoramic restaurant, ample changing rooms, a gym, Turkish baths and an enviable training area. Located just five minutes away, the newly refurbished Porto Bay Serra Golf hotel (p67) offers special golf packages and complimentary transfers all year round. Green fees

9 holes from €65, 18 holes from €100

Buggy hire

9 holes €35, 18 holes €45

Trolley hire

€7 per day

Club hire

Callaway clubs €30, Taylormade clubs €40

Lessons

Range: 60 minutes €45

Course (experienced only): 2 hours €65 plus green fee

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Clockwise from top left: Estoril Coast, Lisbon tram, Lisbon city view, Porto Santo windmill, Porto Santo beach

Twin centre holidays We tailor-make every Classic holiday and we would be delighted to organise a twin-centre, multi-centre or short-break holiday for you to enjoy. You could spend a few days in the elegant Portuguese capital Lisbon, or the town of Cascais on the Estoril Coast before flying on to Madeira for a luxurious stay in one of the many fine five star hotels or delightful quintas, or for a totally relaxing finish to your holiday choose the tiny 18

island of Porto Santo. We have highlighted a few twin centre options, but don’t feel confined by our choices; you can combine any of our featured Madeira hotels with our hotels in Lisbon and on the Estoril Coast. For details of our hotels in Lisbon and Cascais please see our main Summer brochure, visit www.classic-collection.co.uk or simply call our knowledgeable reservations team to discuss.


LISBON & MADEIRA Boasting fabulous city views and located within easy reach of theatres, museums, stylish boutiques and restaurants, five star star Altis Avenida is a superb choice for a stay in central Lisbon. Built in 1940, the hotel’s rooms are elegant and comfortable, and visitors will love the stylish Brasserie Gourmet Rossio with its delightful open air terrace. Combine a short break at this prestigious hotel with a stay in Madeira at one of the world’s most famous hotels, Reid’s Palace in Funchal. Offering an ideal combination of old world charm, attentive service and the best in modern amenities, Reid’s will delight even the most discerning guest. Spend 3 nights at Altis Avenida in Lisbon and 7 nights at Reid’s Palace (see pages 34-35) in Funchal. Prices from £1,757 per person including flights and private transfers.

ESTORIL COAST & MADEIRA Created from the former residence of King Humberto II of Italy, the extremely stylish Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa is located a short stroll from Cascais Marina and boasts Italian charm and elegance throughout. Combine a stay in this fine five star hotel with the traditional charm of Quinta Jardins do Lago located in an elevated position above the Madeiran capital of Funchal. Set in exquisite botanical gardens this elegant quinta has been wonderfully transformed into a luxury property whilst still retaining the character and beauty of the original 18th century manor house. Spend 3 nights at the Grande Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa in Cascais and 7 nights at the Quinta Jardins do Lago (see pages 56-57) in Funchal. Prices from £1,299 per person including flights and private transfers.

MADEIRA & PORTO SANTO Madeira’s blossoming orchids, bougainvillea, birds of paradise and jacaranda compete with flowering trees to add spectacular bursts of colour to a fragrant landscape where windswept mountain peaks, soaring cliffs and emerald valleys are framed by stunning coastal views. Amidst the natural beauty you can discover traditional villages, seek out interesting churches and museums and enjoy various local festivals. The neighbouring island of Porto Santo offers visitors miles of golden sandy beaches that are absent from the Madeiran landscape. This sleepy and largely

From top: Altis Avenida, Lisbon; Grand Real Villa Italia Hotel & Spa, Estoril Coast

undiscovered island has an appeal all of its own; not just golden sands, but a tranquil lifestyle and calming ambiance which encourages those visitors who discover the charm of Porto Santo to return again and again.

LISBON As European capital cities go Lisbon is as understated as it is

In Madeira enjoy a stay at the charming and very popular Quinta da

elegant. Built on many more hills than Rome along one bank of

Penha de Franca, centrally located and overlooking the port in Funchal,

the River Tagus and with the Atlantic Ocean firmly in its sights, the

followed by a stay at the Hotel Porto Santo & Spa set right on the beach

combination of mountain, ocean and city makes Lisbon holidays

on Porto Santo and ideal for a restful holiday.

immediately likeable and enchantingly attractive. Although a

Spend 7 nights at Quinta da Penha de Franca (see page 58) in Funchal

modern cosmopolitan capital, Lisbon likes to wear its heritage on

followed by 7 nights at the Hotel Porto Santo & Spa (see page 71) on Porto

its sleeve creating an entertaining marriage of past and present.

Santo. Prices from £978 per person including flights and private transfers.

The catastrophic earthquake of 1755 might well have denied the city a plethora of world class palaces, churches and monuments, but this is more than compensated for by a graceful charm and easygoing friendliness.

ESTORIL COAST Located west of Lisbon is the stunning Estoril Coast. Famed for excellent beaches it is a fantastic choice of destination for beachlovers, although also boasting brilliant golf courses, a motor-racing circuit and casino, it has something to entertain all its visitors. In the second half of the 19th century, when sea bathing became a popular activity, the town of Cascais was given the impetus which transformed it from a busy fishing port into a very fashionable holiday resort which today continues as a popular coastal destination for discerning British and mainland European visitors.

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Clockwise from top left: wine festival, Jardim da Serra cherry festival, classic car rally, flower festival floral carpet, flower festival

Carnivals & festivals The preference for festivals over work is perhaps nowhere so pronounced as on Madeira. In addition to the island’s four major festivals, Carnival, the Flower Festival, the Wine Festival, and its internationally renowned New Year’s Eve celebrations, the islanders have a busy schedule of public holidays, saints’ days, local parish festivals and small village celebrations. In fact, every town on Madeira and Porto Santo 20

enjoys an annual celebration, and although it's normally a Saint's Day, virtually any excuse will do! The biggest festivals include lots of dancing and parading, local live musicians - occasionally live bands even play a bit of contemporary rock - there are themed costumes, colourful traditional costumes, and sometimes the celebrations go on for several days . . .


CARNIVAL

ATLANTIC FESTIVAL

Madeira comes alive as the islanders celebrate their annual

Throughout June classical music performances are held at several of

Carnival. The beachfront promenade in Funchal becomes a scene

Funchal’s churches and at the St Lawrence Palace, the fortress home

of almost Brazilian style revelry as elaborate floats, bands, scores of

of military governors of Madeira. In recent years the festival has been

dancers and samba troupes in breathtaking costumes surge onto

further enhanced by the introduction of the International Fireworks

the streets of the capital. The main parade takes place on the

Competition in which contestants organise firework displays to

Saturday before Shrove Tuesday but the party celebrations and the

accompany the music every Saturday in June.

atmosphere of contagious enjoyment continue through to Mardi Gras when the daring costumes and caricatures of the ‘trapalhao’

FUNCHAL JAZZ FESTIVAL

parade bring the festivities to a close.

Held at the beginning of July each year the open air Funchal Jazz Festival is a three day event staged in the beautiful Santa Catarina

FLOWER FESTIVAL

Park. It has become one of Madeira’s most popular cultural events

Held normally during April but occasionally in May, Madeira’s Festa

with performances by local artists as well as a number of

da Flôr is a breathtaking affair. Beautifully inventive floral sculptures

internationally renowned jazz musicians, such as Cassandra Wilson, Al

and displays are paraded through Funchal’s streets on floats

di Meola and Esperanza Spalding having performed in previous years.

accompanied by local bands and folk dancers. On the eve of the street procession thousands of children gather in the Municipal

CLASSIC CAR RALLY

Square to make a wish while planting a single flower into the Wall of

In June each year the Madeira Classic Car Rally sees a number of

Hope. Once the parade is over there are several exhibitions of

beautifully restored classic and vintage cars taking part in a four day

award-winning floral displays.

tour, covering around 400km of Madeira’s winding roads. The rally is held over a number of stages, from Funchal to Camara de Lobos,

WINE FESTIVAL Celebrated at the end of August and/or beginning of September

Machico and Santana.

during the harvest of the grapes, Madeira’s wine festival aims to

MADEIRA WINE RALLY

recreate the traditional ways of making wine. In Camara de Lobos

Organised by the Madeira Sports Club, the Madeira Wine Rally is

and other villages around the island, islanders and visitors alike carry

where world-famous rally drivers bring their cars to the island to

the harvest to the press as a prelude to jumping into the vats to

participate in the one of the most important stages of the European

squelch bare-footed in the grapes. Unsurprisingly perhaps, there is

Rally Championship and thousands of spectators fill the mountain

plenty of Madeiran music and dancing to accompany the

slopes for a couple of days in August.

festivities. The exact dates of festivals change from year to year. While we have

NEW YEAR’S EVE

taken every care to ensure that any dates printed on page 23 are

Just before midnight on New Year’s Eve it is traditional for all the

accurate, if a particular festival is important to your holiday enjoyment

householders in Funchal to open their windows and switch on all

we recommend that you check the dates with our reservations team

their lights setting the town ablaze with light. At midnight the entire

prior to booking.

city erupts in a magnificent and unforgettable firework display best viewed from the harbour where many cruise ships anchor on the

New Year's Eve fireworks, Funchal

night of December 31 specifically for the event. Given that Madeira’s most spectacular festival has acquired an international reputation we recommend booking as early as possible if you would like to visit Madeira during the New Year’s Eve celebrations.

SAINTS’ DAYS Most churches manage to find two or three excuses a year for a festival. Coloured flags and white banners with a red cross decorate the houses, churches are laden with flowers and candles, fairy lights are strewn across streets and in trees, and children, in their first communion whites, join the clergy to parade religious icons to a soundtrack of brass bands, church bells and fireworks.

FEAST OF THE ASSUMPTION OR THE FESTIVAL OF OUR LADY OF MONTE Celebrated on the eve of the 15th of August, the festival of Nossa Senhora do Monte is considered to be Madeira’s main public religious feast. Pilgrims flock from all around the island to kiss the image of the patron saint, and some ascend the final 68 steps to the church on their knees. For many Madeirans the pilgrimage is an obligation. Once the devotions are over the wine flows, the fireworks explode and two days of feasting transform the picturesque and romantic village of Monte.

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Clockwise from top left: Funchal fireworks, Christmas celebrations, wine festival, wine rally, flower festival, flower festival.

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Calendar of Events MAY 2013

OCTOBER 2013

May is the month of the Feast of the Onion in Canico, the annual

In October the Madeira Pesca fishing competition takes place on

Lemon Festival in the Parish of Ilha and festivities to celebrate Se

Porto Santo. Porto Santo Island also plays host to the Madeira

Cathedral. On Porto Santo a Round the Island Cycling event takes

Tourism Trophy for Classic Motorcycles with 150 participants, and

place which is organised by the Madeira Sports Association. 1 May - Workers Day National Holiday* 11-12 May - Flower Festival (see page 21) 16-19 May - Madeira Island Open Golf Tournament at the Santo da Serra Golf Course, part of the PGA European Tour Tournament

Madeira hosts the Camacha Apple Festival. 1-7 Oct - Madeira Nature Festival 5 Oct - Republic Day National Holiday* 9 Oct - The Feast of Our Lord of Miracles in Machico

13 May - Regional Brass Band Meeting in Ribeira Brava with bands

NOVEMBER 2013

from all over the island parading through the streets presenting their

1 Nov - All Saints Day National Holiday*

own style of music

1 Nov - Chestnut Festival in the rural district of Curral das Freiras

17-27 May - Funchal Book Fair takes place in the auditorium of the Municipal Gardens

DECEMBER 2013 1 Dec - Independence Day National Holiday*

JUNE 2013

8 Dec - Christmas Illuminations are switched on with thousands of

The month of June sees the Festivals of the Popular Saints, St

light bulbs transforming Funchal into a giant illuminated nativity

Antony, St Peter and St John, and is also the month of the Atlantic

scene

Festival in Funchal (see page 21) and the Cherry Festival in Jardim da Serra. 10 Jun - Portugal Day* 22 Jun - Corpus Christi National Holiday* 19-24 Jun - Feast of St John* 28-29 Jun - Feast of St Peter in Ribeira Brava

8 Dec- Immaculate Conception National Holiday* 14 Dec - Christmas decorations and exhibitions in Funchal 25 Dec - Christmas Day National Holiday* 31 Dec - New Year’s Eve Celebrations* (see page 21)

JANUARY 2014

23-25 Jun - Classic Car Rally (see page 21)

Appealing to ramblers of all ages and levels the Madeira Island

JULY 2013

trails on the island with a choice of four guided strolls a day at

The Folklore Festival in Santana hosts 48 hours of continuous dancing, the town of Madalena do Mar celebrates the Banana Festival and Sea Week in Porto Moniz features a vast programme of activities, music, sea trips and a canoe regatta. 1 Jul - Madeira Day the autonomy of Madeira is celebrated with cannon fire and flowers 4-6 Jul - Funchal Jazz Festival (see page 21)

AUGUST 2013 August is the month for the Camacha Art Festival featuring embroidery and wickerwork, the Round the Island Canoe Race, the week long Machico Gastronomy Festival featuring food, cocktails, football and music, as well as the Regatta Torre Praia, where 20 sailing vessels voyage between Funchal and Porto Santo. 2-4 Aug - Madeira Wine Rally (see page 21) 15 Aug - Feast of the Assumption or the Festival of Our Lady of Monte (see page 21) 21 Aug - Funchal Day 23-24 Aug - Wine Harvest Festival on Porto Santo 23 Aug- 2 Sep - Madeira Wine Festival (see page 21)

Walking Festival is a five day event covering 20 of the most popular different levels of difficulty and duration. Also held in January is the Madeira Orienteering Festival, a three day race competition. 1 Jan - New Year’s Day National Holiday* 5-6 Jan - The Festival of the Three Kings and the close of seasonal festivities

FEBRUARY 2014 Feb - Carnival (see page 21)

MARCH 2014 March is the month for a number of sporting events including the Madeira International Gymnastics Tournament, the International Judo Tournament, the inter-island Artistic Skating Tournament and the Mini Volleyball Championships. Also in March is the Sugar Cane Fair in Ponta do Sol and the Festival of the Custard Apple!

APRIL 2014 18 Apr - Good Friday National Holiday* 21 Apr - Easter Monday National Holiday* 25 Apr - Liberty Day National Holiday*

SEPTEMBER 2013 Our Lady of Piety Feast in Caniçal is an unusual festival during which the statue of the Virgin is taken from a cliff top chapel to the village by fishermen in a procession of boats. September is also the month of the Apple Festival in Ponto do Pargo, the Cider Festival in Santo da Serra and the Grape Festival in Porto da Cruz. 1-2 Sep - Feast of Jesus and the Holy Sacrament in Ponta Delgada 19-21 Sep - Columbus Festival on Porto Santo

Please note that dates of festivities can change yearly and whilst these are accurate at the time of printing some festival dates may change. Therefore we strongly recommend that you check with our reservations team at the time of booking if a particular festival or celebration is important to your holiday enjoyment. All events listed are held on Madeira unless specifically highlighted as Porto Santo. *celebrated on both Madeira & Porto Santo.

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Clockwise from top left: Restaurant do Forte, Funchal; Funchal market, afternoon tea at Reid's Palace, Bolo del Mel Madeira cake; Madeira wine

Dining out & shopping With a ready supply of superb fish, locally grown vegetables and no end of tasty fresh fruit you can eat healthily, heartily and relatively inexpensively in Madeira. From rustic style tipico eateries where a traditional Madeiran menu await, to classic restaurants with a more international flavour, hotel restaurants offering fine dining, and afternoon tea served in sumptuous surroundings at the world famous Reid’s Palace, even the most discerning 24

palate will be spoilt for culinary choice. American whimsical poet Ogden Nash got it just about right when he wrote, ‘Madeira is the home of wineries and extremely expensive embroidered fineries’. Shop for anything from the latest designer clothes to exquisite embroidery, traditional leather boots and wickerwork, exotic flowers, Madeira cake and of course, Madeira wine!


CUISINE

FLOWERS


DINING OUT IN MADEIRA

In addition to Portuguese specialities Madeira has

Given that one of Madeira’s epithets is the

While it is true that some of the finest

its own typical dishes and as a rule food is simple,

‘Floating Garden’, long lasting, locally grown

restaurants on the island are still found in

cooked using fresh ingredients and served up in

flowers would seem to be the natural choice as

the hotels, Madeira offers a wide variety

hearty portions. Typical starters include

an ideal memento. Orchids, flamingo and bird of

of restaurants from rustic style tipico

Portuguese vegetable soup, caldo verde, and

paradise flowers can be boxed and carried on to

eateries - which limit themselves to

fish and bread soup, acorda. Main courses for

the aeroplane or stored in the aircraft’s hold

traditional Madeiran dishes - to classic

meat lovers include lamb stew with fresh

(some airlines make a charge). Most flower shops

restaurants where there is a more

vegetables and potatoes, estufado de carneiro,

will take the order and deliver the boxed flowers

international flavour to the menu. Below

and skewered beef, espetada, which is normally

either to the hotel or the airport on the day of

is a sample of restaurants giving an idea

served with milho frito (fried maize). The locally

departure. It’s best to order the flowers not later

of menus, ambiance and guide prices. If

caught espada, scabbard fish, can be enjoyed

than three days before you leave. A boxful of

you have a particular restaurant

grilled with lemon, or, in a more traditional style,

estrelicias and orchids costs from €35.

requirement for an anniversary or specific

battered and served with deep fried locally

celebration, please don’t hesitate to

grown bananas. For dessert, it’s difficult to beat

MADEIRA WINE

the fresh fruit or the local bolo de mel, Madeira

Wine is undoubtedly the most famous of

Uva at The Vine Rua dos Aranhas from €65pp

honeycake. Made from molasses it’s squidgy,

Madeira’s exports and make sure to sample the

dark and absolutely delicious.

different types at one of the wine lodges. There

Inventive fusion cuisine by internationally acclaimed chef Antoine Westermann plus outstanding panoramic views of Funchal.

are five types of Madeira, each named after the

AFTERNOON TEA AT REID’S PALACE

grape which gives that style of wine its distinctive

Reid’s Palace is undoubtedly one of the world’s

flavour and characteristics: Sercial, pale in colour

contact us.

Regional Rua Don Carlos I from €35pp Located in the old town and always busy, Regional offers local dishes and a good selection of fresh fish.

most famous hotels and afternoon tea at Reid’s is

and very dry; Verdelho, golden colour with a

to Madeira what the changing of the guard is to

medium dry taste; Bual, dark gold and medium

London. Served since the hotel opened in 1891,

sweet; Malmsey, the original grape which

every afternoon, tea, scones, sandwiches and a

produces a sweet wine with a rich chestnut brown

choice of delicious ‘fancies’ are savoured in

colour; and Tinta Negra Mole, a red grape which

sumptuous surroundings to delightful piano

occupies the biggest percentage of vineyards on

One of the best places to enjoy the Madeiran speciality espetada. The ambiance is suitably rustic and there are excellent views over Funchal.

accompaniment. Reservations for afternoon tea

the island.

Casa Velha Rua Imperatriz Dona Amelia

THE OLD BLANDY WINE LODGE

A certain old world charm is present in this former private villa where lobster, duck and flambé dishes are the specialities.

can be made via the hotel reception. The cost is approximately €32 per person.

Set parallel to the oldest street in Funchal in a

Adega da Quinta Estreito de Camara de Lobos from €35pp

from €40pp

Doca dos Cavacos Estrada Monumental Ponta da Cruz

SHOPPING CENTRES

cobbled courtyard is the Old Blandy Wine Lodge.

The majority of Funchal’s shops are small and

Once the annexe to a 17th century Franciscan

personal but there are a number of larger

monastery, the lodge now houses some 800,000

shopping centres offering designer clothing and

litres of Madeira wine. There are daily guided tours

familiar brand names. Funchal offers the widest

of the wine lodge, a gift centre with many

selection of shopping centres whilst outside

souvenir ideas and gifts, a main tasting bar with

Funchal the Camacha Shopping Centre and

historic murals and a vintage sampling room

Madeira Shopping Centre in Santa Quiteria are

where wines dating back a hundred years are

both spacious complexes with restaurants,

available to purchase by the glass. Wine

cinemas and other leisure facilities. In contrast,

purchases start from about €7 a bottle and wine

Bazar do Povo, Madeira's oldest department

bought here will be delivered to their shop at the

store has retained the same charmingly

airport (just after security clearance).

Villa Cipriani at Reid’s Palace Estrada Monumental from €50pp

SOUVENIRS

Romantic and peaceful cliff top restaurant serving fantastically flavoursome Italian cuisine including numerous delicious pasta dishes.

traditional shopping experience for more than a hundred years.

Madeira’s hand embroidery and lacework is

MARKETS

considered to be unsurpassed worldwide and

The best established local markets are in Santa

although the hand-made, exquisitely detailed

(Porto Moniz), Ponta Delgada and Santo da

tapestries and table linen can take up to two

Serra, and take place during the weekends.

years to produce and the prices asked reflect this,

Funchal’s most authentic market, Mercado dos

purchases are still to be considered very good

Lavradores (workers’ market), is located in the

value for money. Wicker work is still very much a

Old Town. Here you will find colourful and

cottage industry with the main area of production

fragrant flowers sold by florists dressed in national

centred around Camacha and most of the wicker

costume, exotic fish, fruit and vegetables as well

companies can arrange shipment for larger items.

as delightful handicrafts. Open weekdays from

Traditional clothing include barrettes, the woollen

early morning to late afternoon and Saturday

pom pom hats most commonly sported by

until 1pm the market is something of a ‘must-see’,

Madeiran farmers, botachas, the traditional goat

especially on a Friday or Saturday, when the

hide boots, and boots with car-tyre soles as used

ranks of the market’s regular visitors are swelled

by the sledmen who push the Monte toboggan

by the arrival of fisherman, farmers and

are also available along with the old-style straw

tradesmen.

boaters they wear.

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from €30pp

A gem of a local fish restaurant with a welcoming atmosphere located on a cliff face at the end of a row of fishermen’s huts. Good value for money.

Forte Bela Sao Tiago Restaurant do Forte from €35pp

A stylish restaurant offering great food in a very dramatic setting. Set inside the ancient fort and overlooking the sea the restaurant shares its space with a museum of art.

Les Faunes at Reid’s Palace Estrada Monumental from €65pp Reid’s superb restaurant offers the very finest haute cuisine combined with spectacular night time views over the bay of Funchal.

Mozart Restaurant Funchal old town from €35pp

This classically styled and popular restaurant is located in the historic old town of Funchal and offers a menu of regional and international dishes.

Il Gallo d'Oro at The Cliff Bay Estrada Monumental from €70pp Madeira’s first and only Michelin-starred restaurant. Mediterranean inspired cuisine, elegant surroundings and superb views over the Atlantic Ocean. Guide prices shown are for a starter, main course, dessert and half a bottle of house wine per person.

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Clockwise from top left: view of Bica da Cana near Funchal, cable car to Monte, Santana, Santa Cruz Aqua Park, Funchal sightseeing by double decker bus

Explore Madeira Explore Madeira’s magnificent gardens, admire the views from the cable car to Monte and enjoy an exhilarating toboggan ride in a wicker carriage down again. In Funchal, join an open top bus tour taking in the historical sights, or enjoy a stroll along the palm lined coastal Lido promenade bordered by gardens and restaurants.

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Discover the untouched interior of hidden valleys and mountains on an off-road jeep safari, visit museums, churches and pretty villages, and for a family day out there is the aqua park in Santa Cruz.


MADEIRA THEME PARK 
 Santana has a reputation as being one of the most appealing villages on the island. It is home to several original examples of the distinctive and traditional blue, red and white thatched houses known as palheiros. It is also home to the 17 acre Madeira Theme Park which recounts the history, traditions and culture of Madeira. Cable-sliding, bungee jumping and wall-climbing are on offer. Adult from €10, child €8.

SANTA CRUZ AQUA PARK This family entertainment centre features five toboggan rides, four fast slides, two swimming pools, one reserved for children, and a lazy river running around the pools. Adult from €6.50, child (aged 5-12) €4.

JEEP SAFARI An off-road tour offering unique access to Madeira’s untouched interior of hidden valleys, mountains and water courses. The jeep safari is a fun and exciting way to discover the unique fauna and flora of Madeira. From €45 per person.

CATAMARAN CRUISES

Monte toboggan

CABLE CAR TO MONTE Monte has been a favourite for visitors to Madeira since the 19th century when a rack and pinion railway was built to haul cruise liner passengers up the hillside from Funchal. It closed in 1939 but the route was reopened sixty-one years later thanks to the construction of a forty-one cabin cable car. The 15 minute trip offers magnificent views over Funchal. From €10 one way and €15 return (per person).


MONTE TOBOGGAN Originally designed to carry freight down the three mile slope between Monte and Livramento, Monte’s famous wicker baskets were re-engineered at some point in the 19th century to accommodate seating for a couple of passengers. Each wicker carriage is controlled by two conductors in traditional dress who push, pull and brake as required. The simple braking mechanism consists of the boots, with car tyre tread for soles, worn by the conductors! From €20 per person. The Best of Madeira half day tour combines a trip on the cable car to Monte and a ride back down in a wicker basket toboggan. From €29.50 per person.

Catamaran sailing trips are widely available and if the weather is suitable you could enjoy swimming and snorkelling off the side of the catamaran in the deep blue waters. Day cruises and evening sunset cruises are available from €30 per person.

SANTA MARIA CRUISE A cruise on board the Santa Maria is a chance to sail on a replica of Christopher Columbus’ 15th century galleon. Built entirely of mahogany, it is twenty-two metres long and has three masts, the tallest of which is sixteen metres high. From €27.50 per person.

LIDO PROMENADE The coastal promenade in the capital is lined with palm trees and bordered by splendid gardens, and links the Lido area with the pebbled Praia Formosa beach at the western end of Funchal. Along the promenade there is a good range of restaurants as well as three swimming pools, including the recently opened Ponta Gorda with a range of leisure facilities.

Madeira Story Centre

MADEIRA STORY CENTRE Located close to the base station of the cable car in Funchal’s old town, the Madeira Story Centre is an exciting tour through the history of Madeira. From the Archipelago’s geological formation to the present time, Madeira’s entire history is explored through state of the art, interactive multimedia exhibits. From €10 per person.

FUNCHAL BY DOUBLE DECKER The Double Decker tour gives you a chance to take an open top bus tour visiting Funchal’s most impressive historical sights. You can board and alight at any of the stops along the route allowing you the freedom to explore Funchal’s attractions at your own pace and continue the journey later in the day. From €12 per person.

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Clockwise from top left: Levada walking, Palheiro Gardens, Botanical Gardens, Monte Palace Tropical Gardens, walking in Madeira

Gardens & Levada walks Known as the Floating Garden of the Atlantic, Madeira is truly a paradise for garden and flora enthusiasts with an array of splendid gardens to discover, as well as an ecological park and forests including the Laurissilva Forest, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The island’s sub-tropical climate and moderate rainfall ensures an environment where lush vegetation prevails and exotic flowers bloom year round. 28

One of the best ways to fully appreciate Madeira’s spectacular scenery and varied topography is to explore the island's network of levada trails and there are organised walking tours for all levels of ability taking in some wonderful panoramic views and beautiful scenery.


GARDENS, PARKS & FORESTS

MONTE PALACE TROPICAL GARDENS

LEVADA WALKING

For garden and flora enthusiasts there is an

The magnificent Monte Palace Tropical Gardens

Levadas are irrigation channels which

abundance of gardens, parks and forests to

cover seven hectares near Quinta do Monte

were built by the first settlers to carry

explore in Madeira. Some of these include

(page 64), high above Funchal at the top of the

water down from the wet and

Funchal’s Municipal Gardens (Dona Amelia

cable car, and are filled with indigenous and

mountainous regions of the north of the

Gardens), the Do Monte Municipal Gardens set

tropical exotic plants and flowers including

island to the drier sun parched regions of

at 550m above sea level, the Jardim dos Loiros or

proteas, orchids and incredibly rare ferns. Lakes

the south. For maintenance purposes,

Loiros Garden with its colourful parrots, and

and waterfalls, plus an oriental garden and koi

paths and steps were built alongside the

Quinta das Cruzes Garden in the park adjacent

carp pond all add to these delightful gardens

levadas and it is these tracks that now

to the Museum of Quinta das Cruzes. Aside from

(open weekdays 9.30am to 6pm). Entrance fee:

form the 500 mile island wide web of

the gardens, there’s the Ecological Park where

from €10 per person.

levada paths. They are one of Madeira’s

the significant variation in altitude allows

greatest tourist attractions and one of the

Madeira’s varied indigenous flora to flourish. For

WALKING TOURS

those keen on walking and getting away from it

With the aid of local maps and your own

spectacular scenery and varied

all, there is Ribeiro Frio Forest Park with its beautiful

transport, you can organise your own levada

topography. You can simply buy a map

views or the Queimadas Forest Reserve close to

walks, however you may like to join an organised

and follow your own trail but you might

Santana. The Laurissilva Forest occupies a coastal

walking tour to take advantage of professional

find it more enjoyable and easier to join

strip from 300m to 1300m above sea level and

hikers’ knowledge and love of Madeira.

a walking tour organised and led by

almost all of it has been classified as part of the

Organised walking tours are available every day

professional hikers and guides. Levada

Madeira Nature Reserve, a UNESCO World

of the week and prices normally include transfers

walks are graded from simple strolls to

Heritage Site.

from and to your hotel. You can book half day

more challenging and longer walks.

tours priced from €25 per adult and full day walks

Please note that stout walking shoes are

THE BOTANICAL GARDENS

from €36 per adult (reductions available for

recommended. Below are highlighted

Created in the 1960’s the Botanical Gardens,

children). On full day tours, you may like to book

some examples of typical levada walks.

(open daily 9am to 6pm) contain examples of

a picnic lunch for an additional cost of

almost every plant that grows on Madeira

approximately €8 per person. We are happy to

Rabaçal - Risco - 25 Fontes

alongside specimens imported from the Azores,

pre-book walking tours for you, or once you are

This walk is eleven kilometres long, climbs

the Canaries, the Cape Verde Islands, South

in resort, further details are easily available from

to a height of over one thousand metres

Africa and Brazil. Occupying the grounds of

our representative or from your hotel reception.

and takes between three and four hours.

best ways to appreciate fully Madeira’s

Quinta do Bom Sucesso, the quinta itself has

It offers some wonderful panoramic views

become a museum of natural history and the

of the Calheta Ridges and plateau, with

neighbouring Jardim dos Loiros, incorporated into

its streams flowing north and south

the Botanical Gardens, is home to all manner of

towards the sea, and the Ribiera da

parrots, parakeets and macaws.

Janela Valley. This is a walk suitable for beginners who enjoy beautiful scenery.

JARDIM ORQUIDEA GARDENS

Degree of difficulty: a moderate walk

In addition to the Botanical Gardens, the area of

suitable for beginners.

Funchal is blessed with a multitude of exotic and

Ribeiro Frio - Portela

colourful gardens such as Jardim Orquidea where wild orchids are grown under laboratory conditions before being transplanted to the terraces and greenhouses. This unique garden has plants that flower throughout the whole year. Entrance fee: adults from €5, children free (open 9am-6pm daily).

PALHEIRO GARDENS Palheiro Gardens at Caminho da Quinta do Palheiro, Sao Goncalo, are arguably the most magnificent on the island. Set in stunning surroundings in the hills east of Funchal, the gardens play host to a mass of camellias, giant ferns, a sunken garden and a Baroque chapel. Entrance fee: adults from €10.50, children free (open daily 9am to 4.30pm). Classic Collection Holidays’ guests staying at Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro (page 66), are offered complimentary entry to Palheiro Gardens.

This ten kilometre walk takes about four hours and is suitable for anyone who enjoys walking. The majority of the walk is over flat terrain through the Laurissilva Forest which has been declared a World Natural Heritage Site. This is a highly enjoyable walk for ornithologists and nature lovers alike. Degree of difficulty: suitable for beginners. The Lakes of Madeira From forest trekking along unmarked routes to hiking up the oldest levada in the west of the island, this unusual levada walk has it all. The twelve kilometre walk takes just over four hours and passes by the magnificent waterfalls and deep valley terrain of the island’s western plateau. It is one of the most enjoyable walks that Madeira has to offer. Degree of difficulty: a moderately testing walk but worth the effort for a delightful Madeiran experience.

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Clockwise from top left: canyoning, paragliding, mountain biking, sailing, diving

Activities & watersports A multitude of land and sea based activities are on offer in Madeira, from a gentle swim and laze around the hotel pool to more active pursuits such as cycling, canyoning, horse riding and mountain climbing. One of the best ways to fully appreciate Madeira’s spectacular scenery and varied topography is to explore the islands web of levada trails, either on foot (see page 29) or by mountain bike. 30

With its mild year round water temperatures, crystal clear seas and great surf Madeira ideal for a whole host of watersports including diving, sailing and surfing, and visiting whales and dolphins, together with excellent fishing grounds, certainly adds to the attraction of this island.


MOUNTAIN BIKING

SURFING & WINDSURFING

The levadas and dirt roads through the forests and mountains

Surfing and windsurfing in the ocean around Madeira only began a

provide a very enjoyable environment for mountain biking and

few years ago when it was ‘discovered’ by the Brazilian and

keen riders can cover the same tracks as those used on the

Portuguese surfing fraternity. The island receives swells from the

Madeira Round Island Cycling Tour. Half and full day courses are

North Atlantic and offers all sorts of waves from point breaks to reef

available three days a week or you could simply hire a mountain

breaks. The coast is rough and steep and the rocky sea-bottom

bike for a day or two. A mountain bike day’s excursion including

generates excellent surf, although a degree of caution is necessary.

hotel pick-up, lunch and tuition costs from €38 per person.

The best time for surfers and windsurfers to visit is during the winter and spring when most waves are over five feet high. The main

HORSE-RIDING

surfing areas are Jardim do Mar, which hosted the World Surfing

For horse-riding enthusiasts there’s a charming 5km trail which is

Championships in February 2001, Paul do Mar and Ponta Pequena.

suitably challenging and for experienced riders only.

WHALE & DOLPHIN SPOTTING

SWIMMING

Owing to its unique location, Madeira is blessed with the presence

Madeira is blessed with a very scenic rocky coastline so for long

of visiting whales and dolphins. Just five kilometres off shore the

sandy beaches you will need to visit the neighbouring island of

ocean floor reaches depths of more than three thousand metres

Porto Santo although there is a man-made beach and marina at

and in the summer months of 2003 an extraordinary number of fin

the pretty coastal resort of Calheta on the south west coast of

and sei whales took up residence in the waters surrounding the

Madeira. However, for swimming enthusiasts, all our hotels have

islands. Other species that are common to Madeiran waters are

outdoor swimming pools and there are a number of swimming

pilot, beaked and humpback whales as well as bottle-nose, atlantic-

jetties in the coastal towns and swish lidos (mainly in Funchal). At

spotted and rough-tooth dolphins.

Porto Moniz there’s a series of natural rock pools suitable for swimming, and as this is a favourite spot during the summer it does

FISHING

tend to get a bit busy.

Madeira is one of the world’s best angling locations. Lying some 360 miles west of the coast of Africa, Madeira and its neighbouring

PARAGLIDING

islands straddle the deep blue Atlantic along the migratory routes of

The Madeiran topography lends itself to the sport of paragliding as

some of the most sought-after game-fish. Big blue marlin, big-eye

there is an abundance of ridges, mountains and cliffs from which

and bluefin tuna, sword fish and shark all exceed world record sizes

paraglider pilots can launch themselves into the air. Drifting where

in Madeira’s waters and provide serious action year round. As the

the wind takes you in almost total silence, whilst watching the

waters surrounding Madeira rapidly drop to depths beyond one

landscape unfold beneath you, is quite breathtaking.

thousand metres, excellent fishing grounds can be found within five minutes of leaving the harbour. The warmer summer months bring

MOUNTAIN CLIMBING

vast schools of skipjack tuna and dorado inshore and blue marlin

For those needing a real thrill, the basalt rock plains area of

follow the feast. In turn, the cooler green water of winter sees huge

Madeira provide mountain climbing challenges with varying

shoals of big-eye tuna chasing mackerel and providing anglers with

degrees of difficulty and, although this is a sport for the

what is possibly the finest tuna fishing anywhere. A tag and release

adventurous, it is not treacherous. Join a small group of up to six

system is practised by most fishermen on the island and some of the

climbers for an exciting day out in the mountains.

best equipped boats in the mid–Atlantic, manned by very experienced crews, are available to hire.

CANYONING Canyoning down the rivers of Madeira is perhaps the most

SAILING

exhilarating way to see the undiscovered and untouched parts of

If you would like to experience the Atlantic or sail around the three

the island. Neither for the fainthearted nor non-swimmers,

Desertas Islands, it is possible to charter exclusive yachts and

canyoning is a white water ride down gorges and waterfalls where

catamarans with skilled crew members who cater for the needs of

participants, wearing wet suits and helmets, run down wet slabs of

small or large groups. They can take you to the most stunning

rock and jump off blind escarpments into the water. In summer the

locations, either for a couple of hours or for a full day with lunch

northern rivers provide some challenging conditions whilst in winter

included. Various sailing regattas are organised throughout the year

the streams to the south offer gentler, quieter flows.

and in June the Funchal Naval Regatta takes place around the Desertas Islands.

DIVING Crystal clear seas, mild year round water temperatures and a

SEA KAYAKING

varied underwater landscape have made diving in Madeira a

Sea kayaking is growing in popularity in the waters off Madeira. This

rapidly growing sport. It’s possible to visit underwater wrecks around

challenging sport is open to beginners and experienced canoeists

Madeira and Porto Santo in relatively shallow water and there are

alike with kayaks for one or two persons available for hire.


caves, ridges and volcanic reefs to be explored. The island’s many natural marine reserves are a perfect place to dive, with an

PARASAILING, JET SKIING & WATER SKIING

abundant marine life. Daily diving is available for both beginners

Various watersports clubs and some of the larger hotels offer

and experienced divers alike and certificate courses are available

parasailing, jet skiing, water skiing and other watersports.

during summer months.

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Sé do Cathedral, Funchal

CLASSIC FUNCHAL Located on the south east coast of the island in a picturesque bay, Madeira’s capital, Funchal, lies between the deep blue of the ocean and the lush green of the mountains behind and most of our featured hotels are situated in or just above Funchal, close to everything this colourful working city has to offer.

Approximately half the island’s population lives in Funchal and the centre is especially busy where the 16th century streets attempt to cope with 21st century traffic! Most of the hotels are located west of the city centre at Funchal Lido; an important tourist area with shops, restaurants and cafes. The style is changing, however, with colonial mansions being converted into luxurious hotels although many enclaves and the port still retain an old fashioned feel mixed with the commercial buzz of its working environment. The port area provides a fabulous vantage point to gaze at the rich (and sometimes famous) as cruise ships moor up for their overnight stops.

Monument of Zarco - Portuguese discoverer of Madeira

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THE CITY A short walk from the port is the old part of town, interesting to meander through during the day and excellent to visit in the evening when cafes and restaurants spill out onto the streets allowing you to enjoy al fresco dining. During the day the streets and old squares of Funchal are alive with flower sellers. With the blue sea in front, the greenery of the mountains behind, and the pavements a mass of vibrant colours of arum lilies, birds of paradise and amaryllis flowers, you can wander for hours. There is interesting 16th century architecture, a smattering of worthwhile museums and, if you love to shop, you can easily while away a morning or afternoon in the designer shops or at the local market which is well worth a visit as it is packed with local produce and heaps of freshly caught espada (scabbard fish). A ‘must do’ during your stay in Funchal is to travel up in the cable car to Monte. The journey takes 15 minutes and there are wonderful views on the way up and from the top. A fun outing at the top is to visit Quinta do Monte for a typical Madeiran drink ‘Poncha’, then with a light head, toboggan back on one of the infamous wooden sleds!

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GETTING AROUND Funchal, as with many capital cities, can suffer from busy traffic at certain times of the day and in some areas traffic noise will be apparent. Car parking in the centre can sometimes prove difficult and many of our featured hotels in Funchal offer courtesy transport to and from the centre of the capital so saving visitors from the stresses of parking in the busy streets.

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MaDEIRa I Funchal Funchal cable car

THE CASINO

NIGHTLIFE

FADO

The Casino da Madeira, just a few minutes walk from the centre of Funchal on the Avenida do Infante, offers slot machines on the ground level with gaming tables, black jack and roulette on the upper level. An admission fee is charged and you’ll need to take your passport with you if you wish to gamble on more than the slot machines. The Casino is also home to the Palm Bar, Copacabana night club, Rio Restaurant and the Bahia Restaurant which enjoys magnificent views over Funchal from the 4th floor. Shows are staged weekly with song and dance from Broadway and West End musicals.

Spending relaxed evenings dining in great restaurants is a favourite pastime (see pages 24 & 25). However, there are several night clubs in the centre of Funchal. The younger crowd head for Chameleon, located close to the Madeira Carlton. In the basement of the Casino is Copacabana, boasting a huge dance floor and a spacious stage, where live bands perform until late. Opposite the freight harbour, you’ll find Marginal and Jam, two smaller clubs where the music caters for all tastes. Vespas is Madeira’s largest club and very popular with a younger, local crowd, and for latin rythms seek out Gloria Latina, whilst Molhe is a night club, bar, terrace and restaurant all set in a 17th century fortress with fantastic views of the city.

Traditional Portuguese music is performed live in a number of clubs and restaurants and many of the hotels will host their own fado nights. Regular fado evenings are at Arsenio’s in the Rua de Santa Maria and Marcelino’s in the Travessa das Torres. Folk dancers are also a regular feature at hotels but the best folk dancers on the island are reputed to perform at the Café Relogio in Camacha.

CAFES, BARS & PUBS The young and the young at heart tend to head for the chic Café Teatro next to the Municipal Theatre, the Ritz Café opposite the Municipal Gardens and the Prince Albert Pub and Joe’s Bar, whilst the Golden Gate Café with its pavement tables is a popular spot for people-watching.

Clockwise from top left: Santa Caterina Park, Municipal Square, view of Funchal

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Funchal I MADEIRA REID'S PALACE H H H H H deluxe Funchal hotel loyalty recommended spa ideal for families

Reid's Palace

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Set in ten acres of beautiful gardens and with enviable views over the Atlantic, Reid’s Palace enjoys a superb location in Funchal and is a long-standing member of The Leading Hotels of the World and owned by Orient-Express Hotels. For more than a century Reid’s has been one of the world’s most famous hotels and for today’s discerning guest it offers the ideal combination of old world charm, attentive service and the best in modern amenities. The atmosphere has changed little and whilst retaining appeal for traditional guests, it has broadened its attraction to satisfy the ever-increasing number of younger clientele and now features a wonderful spa and a range of clubs and activities for children. Well-appointed guest rooms are elegantly furnished and there’s an excellent variety of fine restaurants, lounges and bars. Reid's famous afternoon tea, with scones, sandwiches and choice of delicious 'fancies', has been served since the opening of the hotel in 1891. This is a truly magical place. 19 Jun 26 Jun

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We highly recommend Classic partial ocean view Comfortably furnished rooms with balcony and partial ocean view. Superior ocean or garden view Decorated in delightful pastel shades to complement the traditional furnishings superior rooms offer ocean or garden views. Deluxe ocean or garden view Well-appointed and elegantly furnished deluxe rooms are slightly larger than superior rooms and feature covered balconies with gorgeous views to the Atlantic or semi-private patios overlooking the verdant gardens. Junior suite ocean or garden view Spacious junior suites, decorated with light fresh colours and fabrics, feature a comfortable seating area, a luxurious, well-appointed bathroom and a large balcony with exceptional ocean or garden views. Superior suite ocean or garden view Superior suites are elegantly furnished and decorated in pastel shades and comprise a bedroom and a sitting area. Located in the main building or garden wing, they boast exceptional views over the ocean or the lush gardens.

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MADEIRA I Funchal

Clockwise from top left: deluxe room, tea terrace, pool terrace, spa treatment, spa treatment room

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, complimentary high speed internet, iPod speaker base, cable TV, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l 2 heated swimming pools, children’s pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Sea level pool with direct access to the ocean l The Spa offering treatments from La Prairie, Ytsara, Aromatherapy Associates and LaStone l Fitness room, sauna, steam room l Two tennis courts, windsurfing l The Dining room (jacket & tie), Brisa do Mar and Les Faunes a la carte restaurants (seasonal, smart casual dress required) l Informal Ristorante Villa Cipriani Italian restaurant, Tea Terrace where guests are required not to wear jeans, t-shirts or sporting attire, Pool Terrace daytime restaurant, The Garden Room for buffet breakfast, cocktail bar l Children’s programme at the Fun@Reid's Kids Club (3-9 years) and teenagers programme at Fun@Reid's Teenagers Club (10-18 years), playground, children's early suppers and menu l Boutique l Courtesy transport to Funchal l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 163 bedrooms and suites

Legendary and heavenly in equal measure

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) Twin/double classic partial ocean view (max 2) Twin/double superior ocean or garden view (max 2+1) Twin/double deluxe ocean or garden view (max 2+1) Junior suite ocean or garden view (max 2) Superior suite ocean or garden view (max 2+1) Deluxe suite ocean or garden view (max 2+1) Presidential suite ocean or garden view (max 2+1) Twin/double charming room sole use Half board - adult/child (2-12yrs) Half board - adult/child (13-16yrs)

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Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec, 25 Dec & 31 Dec (formal dress required) Early booking offer book 60 days or more prior to arrival for stays 1 May-31 Oct and save £24-£26 per adult per night (except stays in Charming rooms, min 7 nights) Free night offer upgrade from a twin/double charming room before 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov28 Dec & 6 Jan-14 Apr and receive 1 free night in 4-6, 2 in 7-13, or 4 in 14-20 nights based on b&b Offer stay 7 nights or more 1 Nov-28 Dec & 6 Jan-30 Apr in a superior suite or higher category and receive one complimentary moonlight private dining experience for two Offer receive a €30 reduction on first spa treatment (min 45 min treatment) Honeymooners complimentary flowers and sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Sports free use of tennis, table tennis, sauna and fitness centre Complimentary room upgrade to superior twin/double from classic twin/double or from superior twin/double to deluxe twin/double for stays 1 Nov-27 Dec & 6 Jan-27 Feb (subject to availability) Complimentary honey cake and half a bottle of Madeira wine in room on arrival Dining half board bookable for the entire stay Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 16 (sharing room), room supplements are not payable by children sharing with two adults Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

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Funchal I MADEIRA THE CLIFF BAY

In a superb location, perched on a cliff top and close to the oceanfront promenade, The Cliff Bay enjoys magnificent views over the Bay of Funchal. This stylish and luxurious hotel offers a wealth of facilities and amenities and prides itself on its many repeat guests. Surrounded by beautiful gardens the hotel boasts an outdoor pool with direct access to the ocean, a tennis court, gym and a scuba-diving centre, plus a variety of restaurants and bars. Guests will delight in the fantastic spa facility which ensures a relaxing and revitalising holiday, and the excellent Il Gallo d'Oro gourmet restaurant, awarded Madeira's first and only Michelin star. The attractive, wellappointed guest rooms offer every comfort and the majority of rooms overlook the ocean; twin ocean view rooms on the upper floors are particularly recommended. A member of the Porto Bay Group.

HHHHH Funchal hotel loyalty recommended spa ideal for families

The Cliff Bay

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

We highly recommend Twin superior ocean view upper floors Located on the top four floors the elegant and modern superior rooms benefit from a range of upgraded amenities including a complimentary soft drinks minibar. Junior suite With stunning views over the Bay of Funchal and the Atlantic Ocean, junior suites have a large private balcony, bedroom with queen size beds, a seating area with sofa and armchairs, as well as a spacious marble bathroom. Executive suite These suites offer fabulous ocean and garden views, a bedroom with twin queen size beds, en-suite bathroom, a separate lounge with comfortable seating, plus a large furnished private balcony.

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

595 664 634 625 572 598 595 595 588 634 597 688 734 848 803 781 749 686 664 642 611 583 572 550 538 615 565 899 968 922 905 844 870 867 867 860 906 869 960 1042 1168 1123 1101 1069 1006 984 962 915 871 860 838 826 903 845 1139 1184 1138 1109 1048 1074 1071 1071 1064 1110 1073 1164 1282 1408 1363 1341 1309 1246 1224 1202 1131 1087 1076 1054 1042 1117 1055 1443 1472 1418 1381 1320 1346 1343 1343 1336 1382 1345 1472 1602 1728 1683 1661 1629 1566 1544 1506 1419 1375 1364 1342 1330 1397 1335 601 658 632 619 568 594 591 591 584 630 593 684 748 850 805 783 751 688 666 644 605 581 570 548 536 613 560 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

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MADEIRA I Funchal

Clockwise from top left: junior suite, aerial view, navigators lounge, breakfast, spa suite

Luxurious and elegant

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor sea water swimming pool at ocean level, heated indoor swimming pool with outdoor section, children’s outdoor pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l The Spa with a range of beauty and massage treatments, spa suite, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi l Tennis court, table tennis, scuba-diving centre, gym l The Rose Garden a la carte and buffet restaurant, Il Gallo d’Oro a la carte restaurant, Blue Lagoon offering light daytime meals, Le Cliff Bar & Bistro l Navigators Lounge with beautiful ocean views, Cactus indoor pool bar serving snacks l Regular evening entertainment l Children’s playroom l Courtesy shuttle service to Funchal centre l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 200 bedrooms and suites

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1 May-31 Oct going to press (see page 72) Twin side ocean view (max 3) Twin ocean view (max 3) Twin superior ocean view upper floors (max 3) Twin superior Funchal view upper floors (max 3) Junior suite ocean view (max 3) Executive suite ocean view (max 3) Twin mountain view sole use Twin side ocean view sole use Half board - adult/child Full board - adult/child

16 27 50 on request 71 91 45 60 39/20 61/31

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23 Dec-1 Jan

16 28 52 60 73 94 47 63 43/22 70/35

16 28 52 60 73 94 65 81 43/22 70/35

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec (including wine & soft drinks) Early booking offer book before 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £8-£18 per adult per night Free night offer stays 25 Nov-22 Dec & 4-31 Jan receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on same board basis as booked, reflected in brochure prices Honeymooners complimentary flowers and sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Golf stays 1 May-31 Oct can purchase a 7 day golf package including a welcome gift on arrival, 4-6 green fees at Palheiro golf course (18 holes), 1 green fee at Santo da Serra golf course (27 holes) for €340 per person payable locally Offer one child stay complimentary on same board basis as parents 1-31 Aug Sports free use of tennis court (1hr per room per week), table tennis, fitness room, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi Complimentary room upgrade to twin side ocean view or from twin side ocean view to twin ocean view for stays between 25 Nov-22 Dec & 2-30 Jan Complimentary afternoon tea once per stay 1 Nov-30 Apr Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 12 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

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Funchal I MADEIRA ROYAL SAVOY

Situated on the oceanfront in the Bay of Funchal, Royal Savoy occupies an enviable position within extensive lush subtropical gardens with fountains, water cascades and swimming pools. All guest rooms and suites are ocean facing and provide a very high level of comfort. Delicious dining overlooking the ocean, can be enjoyed in the Armada Restaurant whilst interesting themed evenings provide entertainment in the piano bar. There is a spa facility offering a range of beauty treatments as well as a fitness room, sauna, Turkish bath and an indoor heated pool. This stunning complex has been designed to offer elegance and sophistication with breathtaking views over the Atlantic. The centre of Funchal is approximately 800m away.

HHHHH Funchal hotel loyalty recommended spa ideal for families

Royal Savoy

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

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We highly recommend Junior suite ocean view Well-appointed and pleasantly furnished junior suites feature a generously sized bedroom with seating area and kitchenette. Superior suite ocean view Spacious and elegantly furnished suites feature a bedroom, a separate living area with sofa bed and kitchen, plus there are 2 or 3 bathrooms.

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

829 874 868 859 818 793 790 790 783 829 792 883 929 1041 1013 991 959 896 874 852 821 817 806 784 772 849 791 1429 1474 1468 1459 1350 1325 1322 1322 1315 1361 1324 1415 1461 1641 1613 1591 1559 1496 1474 1452 1421 1417 1406 1384 1372 1449 1351 1879 1924 1918 1909 1749 1724 1721 1721 1714 1760 1723 1814 1894 2091 2063 2041 2009 1946 1924 1902 1871 1867 1856 1834 1822 1889 1771 2479 2524 2518 2441 2281 2256 2253 2253 2246 2292 2255 2346 2494 2691 2663 2641 2609 2546 2524 2502 2471 2467 2456 2434 2422 2449 2331 341 386 380 371 330 356 353 353 346 392 355 446 492 570 525 503 471 408 386 364 333 329 318 296 284 361 313 Child (2-16yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

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MADEIRA I Funchal

Clockwise from top left: indoor pool, junior suite with ocean view, sun terrace, Galley Lounge, massage treatment

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, tea & coffee making facilities, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l 2 outdoor seawater lagoon-style pools (1 heated), outdoor Jacuzzi, children’s splash pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols), indoor heated pool l Spa facility with a range of beauty treatments, fitness room, sauna, Turkish bath l Armada restaurant offering buffet style and a la carte service l Cocktail piano bar with live music, pool bar serving light meals and refreshments l Games room l Hairdresser l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 174 bedrooms and suites

Prestigious and luxurious resort hotel

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) Junior suite ocean view (max 3 or 2+2) Superior suite ocean view (max 4) Twin ocean view sole use Junior suite ocean view sole use Half board - adult/child Full board - adult/child

1-31 May 1 Jun-31 Jul 1 Aug-31 Oct 12 183 128 150 45/23 72/36

12 150 111 133 45/23 72/36

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28 Dec-3 Jan

12 154 114 137 46/23 74/37

12 188 131 154 46/23 74/37

12 183 217 239 46/23 74/37

Classic value Gala dinners optional and bookable locally Early booking offer book before 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-27 Dec & 4 Jan-31 Mar and save £34-£38 per adult per night Honeymooners complimentary tropical basket, sparkling wine, plus romantic evening meal for two including Savoy selected wines Sports free use of fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi, billiards and table tennis Complimentary room upgrade to junior suite ocean view on dates 1 Jun-31 Jul, 1 Nov-20 Dec & 4 Jan-28 Feb Complimentary fruit and mineral water in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 16 (sharing room), room supplements are not payable by children sharing with two adults Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

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Funchal I MADEIRA PORTO MARE HHHH Funchal hotel loyalty recommended spa ideal for families

Porto Mare

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

Located in the main resort area of Funchal and adjacent to its sister hotel, the popular Suite Hotel Eden Mar, the stunning Porto Mare is one of three properties forming the Vila Porto Mare resort, a beautiful botanical oasis. Occupying the centre of this resort the hotel offers guests a wide range of amenities including a spa facility with a selection of indulgent treatments, a variety of fine restaurants and bars, and in addition guests have access to all facilities within the complex. Well-appointed guest rooms ensure a comfortable stay and, set in extensive grounds, the hotel boasts large outdoor pool areas, superb Atlantic views and a selection of facilities for the active including tennis, gym, mini-golf and a putting green. A further outdoor and indoor pool can be found within the resort complex. Younger guests are well catered for with a children’s pool, playground, playroom, and in high season, a programme of entertainment. A member of the Porto Bay Group.

19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

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24 Jul

We highly recommend Twin superior ocean view Attractively decorated and elegant, the spacious superior rooms with twin beds, en suite bathroom and furnished balcony or terrace enjoy views over the ocean and the lush gardens. Junior suite ocean view Bright and airy these spacious junior suites are decorated to a high standard and comprise a twin bedroom, en suite bathroom, separate living room with comfortable seating and dining table, a kitchenette and a furnished terrace or balcony with lovely views of the ocean and the lush gardens.

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

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20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

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22 Jan 29 Jan

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MADEIRA I Funchal

Clockwise from top left: restaurant terrace, Med restaurant, double ocean view room, pool view, indoor pool

Magnificent resort hotel

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, LCD flat screen TV, DVD player, iPod dock station, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe (charge) l Some interconnecting rooms l 2 outdoor swimming pools, children’s pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l 2 indoor heated swimming pools l Spa and health club, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, hydro treatment rooms l Tennis court, gym, aerobics, mini-golf, petanque, putting green l Buffet restaurant with show cooking, Mediterranean, Italian and Portuguese restaurants, cocktail bars, pool bars l Extensive gardens l Children’s playroom (unsupervised), playground, entertainment programme (seasonal) l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 198 bedrooms and suites Half board plus Includes half board meals plus a choice of a glass of house wine, beer or water/soft drink (1 Nov-30 Apr)

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1 May-31 Oct at time of going to press (see page 72) Twin ocean view (max 3) Twin superior ocean view (max 3) Junior suite ocean view (max 2+2) Twin garden view sole use Twin ocean view sole use Half board - adult/child Half board plus - adult/child

8 13 24 30 38 26/13 n/a

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Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec (including wine & soft drinks) Early booking offer book before 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £6-£12 per adult per night Free night offer stays 25 Nov-21 Dec & 2 Jan-3 Feb receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights based on same board basis as booked, reflected in brochure prices Offer guests booked on b&b 25 Nov-21 Dec receive one complimentary evening meal per person (excl. drinks), half board guests receive a complimentary bottle of house wine with first meal Offer stays 25 Nov-21 Dec receive a €25 spa voucher per person Golf stays 1 May-31 Oct can purchase a 7 day golf package including a welcome gift on arrival, 4-6 green fees at Palheiro golf course (18 holes), 1 green fee at Santo da Serra golf course (27 holes) for €340 per person payable locally Honeymooners complimentary flowers and sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Sports free use of fitness room and whirlpool Complimentary room upgrade to twin ocean view for stays 25 Nov-21 Dec Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 12 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

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Funchal I MADEIRA PORTO SANTA MARIA HHHH Funchal only adults

Porto Santa Maria

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

Porto Santa Maria is located on the oceanfront in Funchal next to a beautiful 17th century fortress and surrounded by sub-tropical gardens creating a relaxed environment. The property has been skilfully designed in keeping with the buildings in the area with only a smart promenade separating the hotel from the ocean and is conveniently located for Funchal old town shopping and an abundance of restaurants. All guest rooms are well-appointed with the ocean view rooms offering excellent vistas. There is a health club with a range of leisure pursuits, an indoor and outdoor pool and the restaurant serves a buffet breakfast with a daily themed buffet or a la carte in the evenings. Porto Santa Maria is an adults only hotel and the minimum age is sixteen years. A member of the Porto Bay Group.

19 Jun 26 Jun

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24 Jul

We highly recommend Studio ocean facing Comfortable studios comprise an open plan bedroom with twin beds, dining table, kitchenette and en suite bathroom, as well as a furnished balcony or terrace overlooking the Atlantic. Junior suite ocean facing Spacious, bright and airy these ocean facing junior suites comprise twin beds, marble bathroom, a sitting area with dining table and comfortable seating, a kitchenette equipped with fridge, cooker and two electric rings and there is a furnished balcony or terrace overlooking the ocean. Some have a dividing door between bedroom and living area.

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

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20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

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MADEIRA I Funchal

Clockwise from top left: spa suite, restaurant terrace, studio with ocean view, restaurant, indoor pool

Ocean front location in the

heart of the old town

Features All rooms feature kitchenette (2 rings - no oven), fridge, air-conditioning, cable TV, iPod docking station and safe (charge) l Some interconnecting rooms l Junior suites have a sitting area l Outdoor pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols), heated indoor pool l Health club offering a range of leisure pursuits, Jacuzzi, sauna, massage room, gym l Spacious lounge and cocktail bar, pool bar 
l Buffet restaurant l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 146 studios and suites Half board plus Includes half board meals plus a choice of a glass of house wine, beer or water/soft drink (1 Nov-30 Apr)

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1 May-31 Oct at time of going to press (see page 72) Studio ocean facing (max 2) Junior suite ocean facing (max 3) Studio garden view sole use Studio ocean facing sole use Half board Half board plus

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Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec Honeymooners complimentary flowers and fruit for stays 1 May-31 Oct and flowers, sparkling wine and a room upgrade for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr (subject to availability on arrival) Offer stay between 22 Nov-22 Dec and receive one complimentary lunch (excl. drinks) per adult per stay Golf stays 1 May-31 Oct can purchase a 7 day golf package including a welcome gift on arrival, 4-6 green fees at Palheiro golf course (18 holes), 1 green fee at Santo da Serra golf course (27 holes) for €340 per person payable locally Sports free use of fitness room, sauna and Jacuzzi Complimentary room upgrade to studio ocean facing for stays 22 Nov-22 Dec Complimentary fruit and flowers in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Car hire see page 75

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Funchal I MADEIRA

Double room with side ocean view

PESTANA CASINO PARK H H H H H

hotel loyalty ideal for families

Funchal An impressive hotel in an ideal location Situated on a cliff top overlooking the Bay of Funchal, the five star Pestana Casino Park is located near the Santa Catarina Park and just a short stroll from the centre of Funchal. The sense of space and the integration of natural light are the outstanding characteristics of this impressive property. The hotel is set in extensive gardens and the guest rooms offer comfortable accommodation commensurate with the hotel’s five star rating. There are no fewer than six restaurants and bars including Sunset, an elegant a la carte restaurant, Dockside for al fresco lunch and great views over the nearby yacht marina, and in addition Madeira’s casino also forms part of the hotel complex.

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, tea & coffee making facilities (on request and at a small charge), minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor swimming pool and children’s section of pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Fitness room, indoor pool, sauna, massage and beauty treatments l Tennis court, table tennis, sports area, billiards l Casino da Madeira with games rooms, restaurant and Copacabana nightclub l The Panoramic Restaurant, Sunset a la carte restaurant, Dockside restaurant offering al fresco barbecue dishes, Sunset bar, Aqua Cafe bar, Dockside bar l Hairdresser l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 379 bedrooms and junior suites

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72)

1-5 May 6-12 May 1 Nov-25 Dec 26 Dec-1 Jan 25 Feb-13 Apr 13 May-21 Jul 22 Jul-25 Aug 2 Jan-24 Feb 21-30 Apr 26 Aug-31 Oct

Twin/double classic garden view (max 2) Twin/double classic side ocean view (max 2) Suite inland or garden/side ocean view (max 4 or 2+2) Presidential suite side ocean view (max 2) Twin/double classic inland sole use Half board - adult/child

Pestana Casino Park

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

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24 Jul

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 & 31 Dec Carnival dinner included 12 Feb Early booking offer book 60 days or more prior to arrival and save £4-£9 per adult per night Offer stay 7 nights or more and save £4-£9 per adult per night Honeymooners complimentary fruit basket, flowers and sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Singles twin/double classic inland sole use no supplement 1 Nov-25 Dec & 2 Jan-24 Feb Sports free use of fitness room, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, indoor pool and sports area Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 12 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75

4 14 28 59 37 29/0

5 16 33 68 45 29/0

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10 29 63 117 84 31/0

5 16 34 61 38 31/0

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6 18 39 72 47 31/0

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2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a twin/double classic inland room with bath and shower room and balcony/terrace (max 2), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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MADEIRA I Funchal All images artist impressions

ENOTEL QUINTA DO SOL H H H H

only adults

Funchal Stylish and welcoming Just off the main road, up a slight hill and a short stroll from the bustling Lido Promenade the centrally located Enotel Quinta do Sol not only offers magnificent ocean views but also panoramic vistas of the surrounding luxuriant vegetation with the beautiful Quinta Magnolia Park gardens located next door. The service is friendly, the furnishings elegant and the hotel prides itself on the character of its hospitality all resulting in a great number of returning guests. Set in the lovely gardens is the swimming pool and there is a spa with a sauna and indoor pool, and for the more active, tennis and squash courts can be found in Quinta Magnolia Park. Recently refurbished the style is contemporary and chic with elegantly furnished guest rooms, an attractive restaurant offering sumptuous buffets, a pool bar serving snacks and in the evenings the piano bar is ideal for a leisurely drink.

Enotel Quinta do Sol

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini bar and safe l Outdoor swimming pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Spa with massage rooms, sauna, Turkish bath, gym and indoor pool l Table tennis, pool table l Buffet restaurant Magnolia, pool bar serving snacks, piano bar l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 147 bedrooms and suites

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 & 31 Dec Honeymooners complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Sports free use of fitness room, snooker and table tennis Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Car hire see page 75

Supplements per person per night in ÂŁ at time of 1 May-31 Oct going to press (see page 72) Twin/double side ocean view (max 2) Superior twin/double side ocean view with balcony (max 3) Junior suite panoramic view (max 2) Twin/double garden view sole use Half board

19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

2 10 35 32 12

1 Nov-26 Dec 4 Jan-30 Apr

27 Dec-3 Jan

2 11 36 33 12

2 11 42 33 23

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

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20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

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Funchal I MADEIRA

Village superior studio

PESTANA VILLAGE & MIRAMAR GARDEN RESORT H H H H

hotel loyalty ideal for families

Funchal Conveniently located, great value Pestana Miramar Garden Resort shares the grounds with the popular Pestana Village Aparthotel and is situated on the premises of the historic and elegant Hotel Miramar which was constructed in the 1920’s. The property was completely refurbished in the late 1990’s taking care to retain a pleasantly nostalgic atmosphere resulting in some beautiful architectural touches and leaving many period features which are nicely complemented by the attractive, landscaped gardens. The indoor and outdoor swimming pools offer a relaxing environment in which to spend lazy days. All rooms are of a comfortable standard, with classic studios offered in the Pestana Village Aparthotel. We particularly recommend the Miramar suites which offer a real taste of Funchal’s recent heritage.

Features All rooms in Pestana Miramar feature airconditioning, cable TV, kitchenette (excl. suites), mini-fridge and safe (charge) l Classic studios in Pestana Village feature ceiling fan, satellite TV, kitchenette, mini-fridge and safe (charge) l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor heated freshwater swimming pool, children's pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Wellness centre with massage and beauty treatments, fitness room and indoor pool, Turkish bath, sauna l A Vila restaurant, Adega restaurant offering Madeiran specialities, Miramar restaurant with Mediterranean cuisine, pizzeria, pool restaurant, 3 bars l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 58 bedrooms and suites in Pestana Miramar, 92 bedrooms and junior suites in Pestana Village Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) Superior studio village (max 3 or 2+2) Superior studio miramar (max 2+1) Junior suite village (max 3 or 2+2) Junior suite miramar (max 3 or 2+2) Suite miramar (max 2) Classic studio village sole use Half board - adult/child

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 & 31 Dec Carnival dinner included 12 Feb Early booking offer book 60 days or more prior to arrival and save £3-£6 per adult per night Offer stay 7 nights or more and save £3-£6 per adult per night Honeymooners complimentary cake and Madeira wine in room on arrival Sports free use of fitness room, sauna and Jacuzzi Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 12 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75

1-5 May 6-12 May 1 Nov-25 Dec 26 Dec-1 Jan 25 Feb-13 Apr 13 May-14 Jul 15 Jul-25 Aug 2 Jan-24 Feb 21-30 Apr 26 Aug-31 Oct 10 10 34 34 44 32 26/0

12 12 42 42 53 41 26/0

10 10 32 362 41 30 25/0

17 17 58 58 75 60 25/0

10 10 36 36 46 34 25/0

14-20 Apr

13 13 44 44 55 43 25/0

Pestana Village & Miramar Garden Resort 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun 03 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct 3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

502 571 541 532 491 517 514 514 507 553 516 631 677 755 710 688 656 569 547 525 494 490 479 457 445 522 471 652 719 677 668 627 653 650 650 643 689 666 793 839 917 872 850 804 705 683 661 630 626 615 593 581 658 596 784 829 787 778 737 763 760 760 753 799 798 925 971 1049 1004 982 914 815 793 771 740 736 725 703 691 766 699 946 977 935 926 885 911 908 908 901 961 975 1102 1148 1226 1181 1144 1062 963 941 919 888 884 873 851 839 903 836 341 386 380 371 330 356 353 353 346 392 355 446 492 570 525 503 471 408 386 364 333 329 318 296 284 361 313 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

498 455 623 580 726 683 863 820 345 302 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

488 468 456 455 644 716 560 458 467 468 478 456 460 436 441 441 441 441 441 441 471 659 639 502 613 593 581 580 835 1077 682 583 592 593 603 581 582 566 583 583 583 583 583 583 627 813 781 634 716 696 684 683 994 1208 785 686 695 696 706 715 685 682 699 699 699 699 699 699 765 929 892 742 853 833 821 886 1372 1345 922 823 832 833 843 851 826 837 854 854 854 854 854 868 934 1084 1036 886 335 315 303 302 525 567 376 305 314 315 325 303 289 283 273 273 273 273 273 273 303 467 471 340

2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a classic studio located in Pestana Village Aparthotel with bath and shower room and balcony/terrace (max 2+1), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailormade and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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MADEIRA I Funchal Junior suite

GIRASSOL HOTEL H H H H

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Funchal Well appreciated and traditional At the heart of the resort centre, Girassol Hotel is particularly noted for its thorough and thoughtful service paying special attention to guests’ needs including those of families with young children. Pleasantly furnished and comfortable suites feature a separate sitting room. The restaurant serves a selection of regional and international cuisine whilst light lunches and snacks can be enjoyed at the pool bar. The friendly Captain’s Cabin Bar is the ideal place to socialise at the end of the day. In addition there’s a small gym, sauna and massage area and an indoor games room. Set in delightful palm gardens the hotel features an attractive swimming pool area and the oceanfront with lido and rock-bathing areas is reached by crossing the main road then down a fairly steep descent. Funchal old town is about 2km away and there is a selection of restaurants, bars and shops directly outside the hotel. Girassol Hotel

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

Features Suites feature satellite TV, minibar, safe and separate sitting room l 2 outdoor swimming pools (1 heated), children’s paddling pools (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Fitness room, sauna and massage l A la carte and table d’hôte restaurant serving regional and international cuisine, Captain’s Cabin Bar and lounge, pool bar serving light meals, Paradise bar l Indoor games room l Occasional evening entertainment l Hairdresser l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 136 bedrooms and suites

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 & 31 Dec & 20 Apr Early booking offer book before 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £4-£5 per adult per night Honeymooners complimentary flowers and sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability) Singles suite sole use no supplement on dates 1 May-31 Jul, 1-31 Oct, 1-23 Dec & 2 Jan-28 Feb Sports free use of fitness room Complimentary room upgrade to superior suite on dates 1-23 Dec & 2 Jan-28 Feb (subject to availability on arrival) Complimentary bottle of wine in suites on arrival Dining half board included Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 12 (sharing room), room supplements are not payable by children sharing with two adults Car hire see page 75

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1 May-31 Oct at time of going to press (see page 72) Superior suite ocean view (max 4) Suite garden or side ocean view sole use Superior suite ocean view sole use Bed & breakfast - adult/child Full board - adult/child 19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

12 12 23 -13/0 n/a

1 Nov-30 Apr 12 12 23 -13/0 19/0

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

520 565 559 550 509 526 523 523 516 562 525 616 662 744 701 679 647 584 556 534 503 499 488 466 454 531 488 708 753 747 738 685 702 699 699 692 738 701 792 838 928 885 863 831 762 732 710 679 675 664 642 630 707 684 849 894 888 879 817 834 831 831 824 870 833 924 974 1066 1023 1001 969 894 864 842 811 807 796 774 762 844 831 1037 1082 1076 1055 993 1010 1007 1007 999 1046 1009 1099 1158 1250 1207 1185 1147 1070 1040 1018 987 983 972 950 938 1040 1027 341 386 380 371 330 356 353 353 346 392 355 446 492 570 525 503 471 408 386 364 333 329 318 296 284 361 313 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

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531 488 521 501 489 488 677 720 573 491 499 501 511 489 459 469 459 477 477 477 477 477 507 671 675 538 727 684 717 697 685 684 952 1039 769 687 696 697 707 685 655 665 679 697 697 697 697 697 727 948 895 746 874 831 864 844 832 831 1132 1197 916 834 843 844 854 832 802 812 844 862 862 862 862 862 892 1113 1054 902 1070 1027 1060 1040 1028 1106 1451 1393 1112 1030 1039 1040 1050 1028 998 1032 1064 1082 1082 1082 1082 1082 1169 1333 1262 1110 345 302 335 315 303 302 526 541 376 305 314 315 325 303 273 283 273 273 273 273 273 273 303 496 471 340 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on half board in a suite with bath and shower room, balcony/terrace and sitting area (max 4), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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Funchal I MADEIRA

Double ocean view room

VIDAMAR RESORTS MADEIRA H H H H H

hotel loyalty recommended spa ideal for families

Funchal Perfect oceanfront setting, beautifully styled Step in to the attractive reception area of Vidamar Resorts Madeira and gaze through the impressive clear windows where there’s a sensation that the hotel is situated almost on the ocean. A modern and stylish hotel it offers a very tasteful selection of reception areas with fine designer furniture and impressive personalised service to match. Guest bedrooms continue the sophisticated theme and ocean view rooms are particularly recommended for their marvellous views. The extensive spa centre really is a ‘must visit’ and the large ocean deck swimming pools offer a very relaxing spot to soak up the warm Madeira sunshine, all of which are complemented by some fine garden areas. In the evenings a number of stylish dining opportunities are available including Italian, Spanish and Japanese a la carte restaurants. The Lido complex is a mere 250m away and with shops and bars in the immediate vicinity.

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Purpose built sundeck and ocean platform with direct access to the ocean l 2 seasonally heated outdoor seawater pools, 2 children’s pools (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Thalasso Mar Spa with a wide range of treatments, sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath l Vida Health Club, fitness centre, indoor pool, fitness classes l Tennis, squash courts l Dine Around concept with buffet restaurant, a la carte restaurants including Italian, Spanish and Japanese, 2 bars l Aquatica Kids World (3-11 years), crèche (0-3 years) l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 300 bedrooms and suites

Classic value Gala dinner included 31 Dec (including wine) Early booking offer book before 30 Jun for stays 1 May-31 Oct and save £16-£19 per adult per night and book before 30 Sep for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £14-£23 per adult per night Honeymooners complimentary flowers, sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade to ocean view (1 Nov-30 Apr, min 5 nights & 1 May-31 Oct, min 7 nights) and one evening meal or lunch for 2 (excl. drinks) for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr Sports free use of fitness room, tennis courts, squash courts & multifunctional sports field Dining half board included Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1 May-31 Oct going to press (see page 72) Twin/double superior ocean view (max 3 or 2+2) Executive suite top floors ocean view (max 2) Master suite top floors ocean view (max 2) Two bedroom family superior ocean view (min 3, max 4) Twin/double garden/side ocean view sole use Twin/double superior ocean view sole use

14 72 133 14 46 59

1 Nov-25 Dec 2 Jan-30 Apr

26 Dec-1 Jan

14 74 137 14 47 61

28 74 137 28 47 74

Vidamar Resorts Madeira 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun 03 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct 3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

636 707 675 666 625 651 648 648 641 687 650 754 826 904 859 837 805 742 720 659 628 624 613 591 579 656 593 976 1086 1015 1006 965 991 988 988 981 1027 990 1146 1218 1296 1251 1229 1197 1134 1073 999 968 964 953 931 919 996 873 1257 1341 1270 1261 1220 1246 1243 1243 1236 1282 1258 1440 1512 1590 1545 1523 1491 1428 1328 1254 1223 1219 1208 1186 1174 1236 1083 1636 1681 1610 1601 1560 1586 1583 1583 1576 1622 1650 1832 1904 1982 1937 1915 1883 1781 1668 1594 1563 1559 1548 1526 1514 1516 1363 761 851 799 791 750 776 773 773 766 812 775 911 975 1053 1008 986 954 891 842 784 753 749 738 716 704 781 678 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

599 557 590 570 558 557 746 844 675 560 569 570 580 558 528 538 538 543 543 543 561 570 599 764 768 649 888 845 878 858 846 845 1034 1478 963 848 857 858 868 846 816 826 846 851 851 851 905 914 944 1108 1112 1017 1104 1061 1094 1074 1062 1061 1338 1738 1179 1064 1073 1074 1084 1062 1032 1052 1077 1082 1082 1099 1163 1172 1202 1366 1382 1293 1392 1349 1382 1362 1350 1349 1972 2026 1467 1352 1361 1362 1372 1350 1320 1360 1385 1390 1390 1444 1507 1516 1546 1710 1750 1661 695 652 685 665 653 652 841 1128 758 655 664 665 675 653 623 633 647 651 651 651 687 693 723 887 891 784 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on half board in a twin/double garden side ocean view room with bath and shower room, balcony/terrace and sitting area (max 3 or 2+2), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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MADEIRA I Funchal Master suite with ocean view terrace

Meliá Madeira Mare Resort & Spa H H H H H

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Funchal Stylish resort hotel Located directly on the oceanfront within the popular lido area of Funchal, the five star Melia Madeira Mare Resort & Spa enjoys magnificent views over the Atlantic Ocean. The lido area offers a very wide range of dining opportunities and also some excellent shopping, and the historic old town area of Funchal is just a short taxi journey away. Guest bedrooms are very well designed in contemporary style and offer all the comforts and facilities one would associate with a contemporary five star hotel. The hotel offers both an attractive outdoor heated swimming pool plus a well-proportioned indoor pool with an associated spa area. Dining opportunities within the property range from themed hot and cold buffets to the exquisite Il Massimo gourmet restaurant, and there is a selection of bars with live entertainment in the evenings.

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable LCD TV and pay-per-view movies, WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor swimming pool, children’s splash pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Indoor heated swimming pool, hydro-massage l Spa with fitness equipment, sauna, Turkish bath and beauty treatments l Buffet restaurant, gourmet a la carte restaurant l Lobby and terrace bar, pool bar, piano cocktail bar l Library, internet desk l Beauty salon, hairdresser l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 220 bedrooms and suites

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) Twin/double ocean view (max 2) Twin/double superior ocean view (max 2) Master suite ocean view (max 2) Premium suite ocean view (max 2) Twin/double side ocean view sole use Half board - adult/child

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec Early booking offer book 45 days or more prior to arrival between 1 May-31 Oct and save £5-£6 per adult per night Early booking offer book 60 days or more prior to arrival between 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £4-£11 per adult per night Early booking offer book 90 days or more prior to arrival and save £9-£23 per adult per night Offer stay 7 nights or more 1 Nov-30 Apr and receive one complimentary entrance to Acqua Sensation area at Malo clinic & spa (adult only) Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Sports free use of fitness room Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75 1-6 May 15 May-31 Jul 1 Sep-31 Oct

7-14 May 1-31 Aug

1 Nov-26 Dec 4 Jan-30 Apr

27 Dec-3 Jan

12 34 78 100 34 28/14

12 34 78 100 45 28/14

23 46 92 114 46 32/16

23 46 92 114 114 32/16

Melia Madeira Mare 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun 03 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct Resort & Spa 3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

547 625 586 577 536 562 559 559 552 598 561 652 698 798 764 742 710 647 607 585 554 550 524 502 490 567 510 782 893 810 801 760 786 783 783 776 822 785 876 922 1066 1032 1010 978 897 851 829 798 789 748 726 714 791 698 983 1061 978 969 928 954 951 951 944 990 953 1044 1112 1267 1233 1211 1179 1080 1034 1012 981 957 916 894 882 950 839 1251 1285 1202 1193 1152 1178 1175 1175 1168 1214 1177 1268 1380 1535 1501 1479 1429 1324 1278 1256 1220 1181 1140 1118 1106 1138 1027 543 624 576 567 526 552 549 549 542 588 551 642 688 802 763 741 709 637 603 581 550 543 514 492 480 557 489 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

528 485 518 498 486 485 674 756 775 488 497 498 508 486 456 466 456 456 456 456 492 492 522 686 690 535 720 677 710 690 678 677 929 1395 967 680 689 690 699 678 648 658 648 648 648 660 732 732 762 926 930 727 864 821 854 834 822 821 1145 1755 1111 824 833 834 844 822 792 802 792 792 792 840 912 912 942 1106 1086 871 1056 1013 1046 1026 1014 1076 1784 1947 1303 1016 1025 1026 1036 1014 984 994 984 984 996 1080 1152 1152 1182 1346 1278 1063 513 470 503 483 471 470 691 929 652 473 482 483 493 471 441 451 441 441 441 447 483 483 513 677 681 514 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a twin/double side ocean view room with bath and shower room and balcony/terrace (max 2), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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Funchal I MADEIRA

Twin room

PESTANA PROMENADE H H H H

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Funchal Contemporary resort hotel in splendid oceanfront location In an enviable location in Funchal, right in front of the promenade stretching from the Lido to Praia Formosa beach, Pestana Promenade boasts spectacular ocean views. The area offers plenty of shops, restaurants and bars and the resort centre is a 15 minute stroll away. Contemporary and stylish guest rooms are comfortable and well-appointed, and there is a choice between buffet and table d'hote in the main restaurant, and there's also an a la carte restaurant. The spacious swimming pool area offers a relaxing spot to swim and enjoy the sun, and there’s a spa with indoor Jacuzzi, sauna, Turkish bath and beauty treatments plus an indoor pool. The hotel also offers a gym and games room.

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, fridge and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor swimming pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols), Jacuzzi l Spa with treatment rooms, aromatherapy, indoor pool, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi l Gym l Breezes buffet restaurant, Deep-Blue a la carte restaurant, The Deck snackbar, cocktail bar l Games room, billiard l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 112 bedrooms and suites

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72)

1-5 May 6-12 May 1 Nov-25 Dec 26 Dec-1 Jan 25 Feb-13 Apr 13 May-14 Jul 15 Jul-25 Aug 2 Jan-24 Feb 21-30 Apr 26 Aug-31 Oct

Twin/double classic ocean view (max 2+1) Twin/double superior ocean view (max 2+1) Junior suite ocean view (max 2+1) Suite side ocean view (max 3 or 2+2) Suite ocean view (max 2+1) Twin/double classic side ocean view sole use Half board - adult/child

Pestana Promenade

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 & 31 Dec Early booking offer book 60 days or more prior to arrival and save £4-£8 per adult per night Offer stay 7 nights or more and save £4-£8 per adult per night Honeymooners complimentary cake and Madeira wine in room on arrival Singles twin/double sole use no supplement 1 Nov-25 Dec & 2 Jan-23 Feb Sports free use of sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 12 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75

7 14 24 35 56 39 26/0

8 17 28 42 66 47 26/0

7 13 21 32 51 34 25/0

13 25 41 62 98 74 25/0

7 15 25 37 59 41 25/0

14-20 Apr

9 18 29 44 69 49 25/0

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

520 589 559 550 509 535 532 532 525 571 534 649 695 773 728 706 674 587 565 543 512 508 497 475 463 540 488 690 757 715 706 665 691 688 688 681 727 704 831 877 955 910 888 842 743 721 699 668 664 653 631 619 696 630 838 883 841 832 791 817 814 814 807 853 852 979 1025 1103 1058 1036 968 869 847 825 794 790 779 757 745 819 746 1022 1053 1011 1002 961 987 984 984 977 1037 1050 1177 1223 1301 1256 1220 1138 1039 1017 995 964 960 949 927 915 974 899 341 386 380 371 330 356 353 353 346 392 355 446 492 570 525 503 471 408 386 364 333 329 318 296 284 361 313 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

513 470 655 612 771 728 926 883 345 302 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

503 483 471 470 659 747 583 473 482 483 493 471 441 451 459 459 459 459 459 459 489 680 657 530 645 625 613 612 832 1152 721 615 624 625 635 613 583 598 621 621 621 621 621 621 667 855 819 699 761 741 729 728 1018 1303 837 731 740 741 751 729 699 731 753 753 753 753 753 753 824 988 955 836 916 896 884 913 1444 1458 992 886 895 896 906 884 859 907 929 929 929 929 929 946 1016 1164 1138 1020 335 315 303 302 524 567 376 305 314 315 325 303 273 283 273 273 273 273 273 273 303 467 471 340

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MADEIRA I Funchal Standard double room

MADEIRA REGENCY CLIFF H H H H

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Funchal Delightful boutique hotel, personal service assured In an enviable location overlooking the ocean and the coastal strip of the popular Lido area, the modern boutique style Madeira Regency Cliff enjoys direct access to the seaside promenade, whilst the old town of Funchal is 3km away. Guest rooms are elegant and tastefully decorated and boast all modern amenities and a spacious terrace or balcony. A tasty buffet breakfast is served in the Mistral Restaurant where in the evenings guests may enjoy a variety of gastronomic delights of local and international flavours in an al fresco setting on the terrace, whilst tempting light lunches are served at the Mistral bar or at the poolside Bar Oceanus. Facing the ocean the outdoor pool area with its sun terrace and loungers is ideal for relaxing days and the health club offers a fitness room, indoor pool, Turkish bath, plus a range of massage and beauty treatments is also available. Madeira Regency Cliff

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, WiFi, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe (charge) l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor swimming pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Health club Oceanus with fitness room, Turkish bath and massage room, indoor swimming pool l Mistral Restaurant serving international cuisine, Mistral bar serving light lunches, pool bar Oceanus l Courtesy transport to Funchal centre l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 59 bedrooms and suites

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) Superior twin/double ocean view (max 3) Junior suite ocean view (max 3) Suite ocean view (max 3) Classic twin/double ocean view sole use Half board - adult/child

19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec Early booking offer book before 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £7-£11 per adult per night Free night offer stays 1-20 Dec & 2-28 Feb receive 1 free night in 7-13 or 2 in 14-20 nights on b&b, reflected in brochure prices Honeymooners complimentary fruit, sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade to superior ocean view (subject to availability on arrival) Sports free use of fitness room and Turkish bath Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75

1-5 May 14 May-30 Jun 1 Sep-31 Oct

6-13 May 1 Jul-31 Aug

1 Nov-25 Dec 2 Jan-28 Feb

26 Dec-1 Jan

1 Mar-30 Apr

5 29 40 23 25/13

6 28 39 33 25/13

5 29 40 24 26/13

6 29 40 35 26/13

5 41 53 22 26/13

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

495 561 534 525 484 510 507 507 499 567 530 621 667 745 699 678 646 583 549 527 496 492 481 459 447 524 474 661 734 686 677 636 662 659 659 666 747 710 801 847 925 880 858 826 751 713 691 660 656 645 623 611 688 630 796 848 799 791 750 776 773 773 801 882 845 936 982 1060 1015 993 961 874 836 814 783 779 768 746 734 809 747 969 999 952 943 902 928 925 939 981 1062 1025 1116 1162 1240 1195 1173 1129 1038 999 978 947 943 932 910 898 965 903 341 386 380 371 330 356 353 353 346 392 355 446 492 570 525 503 471 408 386 364 333 329 318 296 284 361 313 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

504 461 624 581 744 701 864 821 345 302 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

494 474 462 461 650 694 552 464 473 474 484 462 432 442 432 447 447 447 447 447 477 641 645 502 614 594 582 581 901 1059 712 624 633 634 644 582 552 562 612 627 627 627 627 627 657 821 825 658 734 714 702 701 1055 1196 832 744 753 754 764 702 672 682 747 762 762 762 762 762 792 956 948 775 854 834 822 952 1420 1356 992 904 913 914 884 822 792 862 927 942 942 942 942 942 972 1136 1104 931 335 315 303 302 537 570 376 305 314 315 325 303 273 283 273 273 273 273 273 273 303 467 471 340

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Funchal I MADEIRA

Premier double room

MADEIRA REGENCY PALACE H H H H H

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Funchal Elegant resort hotel Perched on a cliff top 4km from Funchal old town and overlooking the beach of Praia Formosa at the western end of Funchal, five star Madeira Regency Palace boasts fantastic views across the Atlantic and Cabo Girao, Europe’s highest sea cliff. Set in wonderful tropical gardens and built in a Portuguese colonial style, with spacious and elegant guest rooms furnished to a high standard, the hotel offers an excellent range of facilities including a large outdoor swimming pool and a children’s pool and playground. The restaurant serves a tasty buffet breakfast and wonderful gastronomic delights in the evenings. The health club offers a gym, tennis, squash court and heated indoor pool as well as a spa area with massage treatments sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath. A private lift ensures direct access to the pebble and black sand beach of Praia Formosa.

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, minibar and safe (charge) l Outdoor swimming pool (towels, sunloungers, parasols), children’s pool l Health club Mango with spa facilities, gym, indoor pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath l Tennis court, squash court, lawn bowling green, mini-golf l Restaurant Sao Lourenco serving buffet breakfast and international cuisine, Bar Terrantez with live piano music, Lounge Primavera serving afternoon tea, Restaurant Ilheus with a lunch time menu, swim-up bar, Classic Car Bar l Evening entertainment including live music l Children’s playground l Classic car museum l Shuttle service to Funchal centre l Complimentary WiFi in reception areas l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 210 bedrooms and suites Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) Premier twin/double ocean view (max 3) Classic suite (max 4) Classic suite ocean view (max 4) Premium suite (min 3, max 6) Premium suite ocean view (min 3, max 6) Premier twin/double sole use Half board - adult/child Full board - adult/child

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec (formal dress code) Early booking offer book before 31 Aug or 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £7-£12 per adult per night Early booking offer book 60 days or more prior to arrival and save £4-£6 per adult per night Honeymooners complimentary fruit, sparkling wine and chocolates, plus bride receives 25% reduction based on b&b Sports free use of fitness centre, sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 12 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

1-31 May 1 Jun-31 Jul 1 Sep-31 Oct 1-31 Aug 9 19 28 29 38 42 26/13 48/24

9 13 21 20 29 35 26/13 48/24

9 12 20 18 26 41 26/13 48/24

1 Nov-26 Dec 27 Dec-1 Jan 1 Mar-30 Apr 2 Jan-28 Feb 10 15 24 21 30 36 27/14 49/25

10 13 22 18 27 55 27/14 49/25

10 18 27 21 30 40 27/14 49/25

Madeira Regency Palace 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun 03 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct 3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

543 588 582 573 532 528 525 525 518 564 527 618 664 762 727 705 673 610 582 560 529 525 514 492 480 557 501 759 804 798 789 708 704 701 701 694 740 703 794 840 978 943 921 889 820 790 768 737 733 722 699 688 765 677 921 966 960 951 840 836 833 833 826 872 835 926 992 1140 1105 1083 1051 976 946 924 893 889 878 856 844 913 809 1137 1182 1176 1127 1016 1012 1009 1009 1002 1048 1011 1102 1208 1356 1321 1299 1261 1184 1154 1132 1101 1097 1086 1064 1052 1089 985 341 386 380 371 330 356 353 353 346 392 355 446 492 570 525 503 471 408 386 364 333 329 318 296 284 361 313 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

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MADEIRA I Funchal Standard double room

GOLDEN RESIDENCE HOTEL H H H H

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Funchal Stylish and modern with very impressive views Located in a tranquil area by the oceanfront promenade and overlooking the pebble beach at Praia Formosa from its elevated setting, Golden Residence Hotel is 2.5km away from the old town of Funchal. Contemporary styled guest rooms feature the latest in-room amenities and there are also one bedroom apartments with kitchenettes available. The outdoor swimming pool area is a peaceful spot in which to enjoy the sunshine and admire the splendid ocean views, whilst the wellness centre offers a fitness room, indoor pool, sauna and Turkish bath, plus a full range of massage and beauty treatments. The restaurant serves freshly cooked breakfast each morning and in the evening there is a buffet of regional and international dishes as well as an a la carte menu. Lunch can be enjoyed poolside and refreshing cocktails and light snacks sampled at the Golden View Bar.

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, internet access, minibar and safe (charge) l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor swimming pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Wellness centre with a range of massage and beauty treatments, sauna, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi, indoor pool, fitness room l Golden Flavours restaurant with buffet and a la carte service, Golden View bar, Golden In bar l Internet corner, Complimentary WiFi in reception areas l Hair stylist l TV area, pool table, library l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 172 bedrooms, suites and apartments

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72)

1-8 May 9-15 May 16-31 May

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec Early booking offer book before 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £4-£8 per adult per night Early booking offer book between 1 Nov-31 Dec for arrivals 1 Jan-30 Apr and save £4-£8 per adult per night Long stay offer stay 21 nights or more and save £6-£11 per adult per night Honeymooners complimentary fruit, sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade to suite side ocean view Sports free use of fitness room, sauna, steam bath and Jacuzzi Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 12 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

1 Jun-21 Jul 22 Jul-31 Aug 1 Nov-26 Dec 27 Dec-2 Jan 1 Sep-31 Oct 3 Jan-28 Feb 28-30 Apr

1-31 Mar

1-27 Apr

Suite (max 3) 7 7 6 5 6 6 5 4 Suite side ocean view (max 3) 8 9 7 7 8 8 7 6 One bedroom apartment (max 4) 12 11 11 8 9 9 8 8 One bedroom apartment side ocean view (max 4) 21 13 19 10 10 11 11 11 Twin side ocean view sole use 30 12 29 29 26 14 19 19 Half board - adult/child 23/12 23/12 23/12 23/12 24/12 24/12 24/12 24/12 Full board - adult/child 38/19 38/19 38/19 38/19 39/20 39/20 39/20 39/20

Golden Residence Hotel 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun 03 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct 3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

489 572 547 519 478 498 495 495 488 534 497 588 652 730 685 663 631 568 528 506 475 471 460 438 426 503 454 633 792 691 663 614 634 631 631 624 670 633 736 812 890 845 823 791 710 664 642 611 607 596 574 562 639 586 779 919 799 771 716 736 733 733 726 772 735 856 932 1010 965 943 911 812 766 744 713 709 698 676 664 740 685 999 1063 943 907 852 872 869 869 862 908 883 1016 1092 1170 1125 1103 1053 948 902 880 849 845 834 812 799 872 817 341 386 380 371 330 356 353 353 346 392 355 446 492 570 525 503 471 408 386 364 333 329 318 296 284 361 313 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

483 440 615 572 714 671 846 803 345 302 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

473 453 441 440 629 663 562 443 452 453 463 441 411 421 411 435 435 435 435 438 468 632 636 512 605 585 573 572 835 1004 694 575 584 585 595 573 543 553 575 599 599 599 599 606 636 799 834 664 704 684 672 671 958 1151 793 674 683 684 694 672 642 652 698 722 722 722 726 732 762 926 967 778 836 816 804 877 1299 1283 925 806 815 816 826 804 774 816 862 886 886 887 894 899 930 1124 1119 930 335 315 303 302 528 558 376 305 314 315 325 303 273 283 273 273 273 273 273 273 303 467 471 340

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Clockwise from left: Quinta da Bela Vista, Quinta da Casa Branca, Quinta da Casa Branca

QUINTA-SSENTIALLY MADEIRA In addition to a wide range of hotels, we feature a number of prestigious quintas in Madeira. Quintas are country manor houses, delightfully restored to give guests all the comforts of a sophisticated hotel combined with impeccable service and a delightfully traditional ambiance.

Madeira is unique in offering quinta accommodation. More often than not a quinta is a restored gracious manor house or villa set amidst splendid gardens and brimming with antiques and objets d’art. We offer a comprehensive and varied choice of quinta accommodation in Madeira and have outlined what we feel are the distinctive characteristics and unique appeal of each property. Wherever you choose to stay, a quinta rarely fails to delight with its own character, charm, individuality and personal service.

Porto Bay Serra Golf

QUINTAS FOR WELL-BEING

QUINTAS IN FUNCHAL

A Member of the Charming Hotels Madeira group, Quinta das Vistas Palace Gardens is not short of space in which to completely unwind and relax. The restaurant provides a wonderful colonial atmosphere with a terrace and veranda for al fresco dining. With an unusual indoor-outdoor pool and a host of spa and wellness facilities including sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and massage treatments, Quinta das Vistas is ideal for anyone in search of rest and relaxation. Located in the charming village of Caniço, about 7km from the centre of Funchal, Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden resides in truly stunning botanical gardens stretching over 30,000m2. This beautiful 19th century manor house has been very carefully restored and features one of the largest spas on the island with a wide range of indulgent treatments available to soothe mind and body.

One of our most popular properties is Quinta da Penha de Franca located in a central part of Funchal overlooking the port and next door to a tiny church. Antique furnishings and reproductions add a touch of elegance to the homely atmosphere of this charming quinta. Al fresco a la carte dining can be enjoyed overlooking the gardens. Offering easy access into both Funchal and the beautiful interior of Madeira Quintinha de Sao Joao nestles in the grounds of an historical estate with mature gardens of lush trees and shrubs. The outdoor pool area and surrounding sundeck offer wonderful views over Funchal and the Vasco de Gama terrace bar with views towards the ocean provides an ideal venue to end the day. Offering wonderful views over the bay of Funchal, Quinta Bela Sao Tiago is ideally situated for exploring the old town. The grounds include well-kept gardens, an orchard and a banana plantation.

A QUINTA WITH A DIFFERENCE A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Quinta da Casa Branca stands away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre in a quiet residential area. A glass turret houses the lounge, reception and terrace bar and offers unique views overlooking the hotel’s extensive mature gardens within which the rooms are very cleverly concealed.

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MADEIRA I Quintas Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden

A QUINTA FOR CUISINE

QUINTAS FOR GARDENERS

QUINTAS FOR WALKERS

Located in an elevated position with spectacular views over Funchal, Quinta da Bela Vista, formerly a traditional style manor house, has been restored to the very highest of luxury standards complemented by the finest antiques and has an excellent reputation for its first-class cuisine.

Quinta Jardins do Lago is a luxury property with the character of an original 18th century manor house. Overlooking Funchal, Jardins do Lago is situated within six acres of botanical gardens including an ornamental lake and a giant pet tortoise, Colombo. Most of the rooms enjoy southern views overlooking the exquisite gardens. The elegantly restored Quinta do Monte Hotel & Panoramic Gardens can be found in the historical leafy village of Monte high above Funchal. Most of the rooms boast excellent views of the well-kept grounds and close by is Monte Church, surrounded by beautiful gardens, the Parque do Monte and Monte Palace Tropical Gardens. Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro (see Quintas for Golfers) offers complimentary daily access to the magnificent Palheiro Gardens.

Nestling amongst vineyards on the southern slopes of the main wine producing area, the elegantly decorated and delightfully furnished Quinta do Estreito Vintage House enjoys a relaxed and homely atmosphere and superb views across the southern coast of Madeira. A short drive will take you to Levada Norte where numerous walks through Madeira’s beautiful countryside begin. Quinta do Estreito is a Member of the Charming Hotels Madeira group. Set on a cliff top on the northeast coast amidst vines and colourful gardens the popular and charming Quinta do Furao boasts breathtaking views and is an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area including the famous village of Santana.

QUINTAS FOR GOLFERS Casa Velha do Palheiro is a peaceful country retreat nestled between Palheiro Gardens and the magnificent Palheiro Golf Course. Formerly a hunting lodge, Casa Velha do Palheiro has been transformed into an elegant country hotel for guests seeking a comfortable and peaceful retreat in beautiful and natural surroundings. If you book a superior room or junior suite for stays in May, June, July, August or September you’ll receive complimentary daily unlimited golf at Palheiro Golf Course. Guests also receive complimentary access to Palheiro Gardens. In a prime location in Santo da Serra, a mere five minute walk from the prestigious Santo da Serra Golf Course, the small and charming Porto Bay Serra Golf nestles in lush surroundings and offers a welcoming and relaxed ambiance with a cosy lounge, elegant restaurant and attractive guest rooms featuring the latest in modern amenities.

Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro

Quinta da Bela Vista

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Funchal I MADEIRA QUINTA JARDINS DO LAGO H H H H H estalagem Funchal hotel loyalty ideal for families

Quinta Jardins do Lago

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Located in an elevated position overlooking Funchal, the elegant Quinta Jardins do Lago has been wonderfully transformed into a luxury property whilst retaining the character and beauty of the original 18th century manor house. The swimming pool is situated within the six acres of botanical gardens along with an ornamental lake and the quinta's giant pet tortoise, Colombo. Whether you stay in the original building, or the new wing, you will find all rooms are furnished to a high standard with southern views overlooking the exquisite gardens. A charming breakfast room with garden terrace features an unique 16th century ceramic wall panel and dinner can be taken in the elegant evening restaurant where Madeiran specialities vie with international cuisine. Guests have full use of a fitness room, sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi, and for younger guests there’s a children’s playground, playroom and a small paddling pool.

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24 Jul

We highly recommend Junior suite Located in the 18th century part of the manor house, and decorated in a traditional and comfortable style, these spacious suites have private balconies and bathrooms with hand painted tiles. Premier suite Decorated in warm colours and in an elegant and comfortable style, these delightful suites have large private balconies, a separate bedroom, and spacious marble bathrooms. Presidential suite Beautifully decorated to the highest standard, this spacious suite covers 90 square metres and has stunning views over the mountains, gardens and ocean. There is a separate sitting room, and a spacious furnished balcony and a bath with hydromassage.

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3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

688 733 727 718 677 643 640 640 633 679 642 733 779 857 812 790 758 695 673 651 620 616 605 583 571 648 592 1099 1145 1139 1130 1009 975 972 972 965 1011 974 1065 1111 1189 1144 1122 1090 1027 1005 983 952 948 937 915 903 980 892 1409 1454 1448 1439 1258 1224 1221 1221 1214 1260 1223 1314 1360 1438 1393 1371 1339 1276 1254 1232 1201 1197 1186 1164 1152 1221 1117 1821 1866 1860 1771 1590 1556 1553 1553 1546 1592 1555 1646 1692 1770 1725 1703 1671 1608 1586 1564 1533 1529 1518 1496 1484 1521 1417 705 750 744 735 654 650 647 647 640 686 649 740 786 864 819 797 765 702 680 658 627 623 612 590 578 655 587 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

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MADEIRA I Funchal

Clockwise from top left: pool area, 18th century manor house part of the hotel, superior twin room, breakfast room, presidential suite balcony

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, satellite TV, free internet access, minibar, safe, tea & coffee making facilities, sitting area and garden view l Part covered outdoor heated swimming pool with terrace, children’s paddling pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Fitness room, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna l Table tennis, billiards, croquet l The Beresford restaurant (no children under 8) offers local and international cuisine with an area for dining al fresco, The Pink Room for buffet breakfast plus family dining in the evenings with a special children’s menu for under 8 year olds l O Visconde cocktail bar, Colombo bistro by the pool l Games room, library l Children’s playground, playroom, baby listening service l Courtesy bus into Funchal, four times a day, 5 days a week l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 40 bedrooms and suites

Beautiful 18th century quinta with spectacular gardens

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1-31 May 1 Jun-31 Oct going to press (see page 72) Twin/double superior garden view (max 3) Junior suite garden view manor house (max 3) Premier suite garden view (max 3 or 2+2) Presidential suite garden view (max 3 or 2+2) Twin/double garden view sole use Twin/double superior garden view sole use Half board - adult/child (3-7yrs) Pink room Half board - adult/child (8-12yrs) Beresford restaurant

10 35 66 89 52 65 35/12 35/18

8 40 75 83 42 53 35/12 35/18

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25 Dec-1 Jan

1 Feb-30 Apr

11 42 76 84 42 58 34/17 34/17

26 39 82 172 66 104 34/17 34/17

10 29 69 93 55 70 34/17 34/17

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec Early booking offer book before 31 Oct for stays 25 Dec-1 Jan & 1 Feb-30 Apr and save £10-£13 per adult per night Free night offer stays 15-31 May, 1 Oct-24 Dec & 2-31 Jan receive 1 free night in 7-13, 2 in 14-20, or 3 in 21-27 nights on same board basis as booked, reflected in brochure prices Offer book 7 nights half board for the price of 6 meals for stays 1 Jun-30 Sep, 1 Nov-23 Dec & 2-31 Jan Honeymooners complimentary flowers, fruit basket, bottle of sparkling wine, evening meal for two (excl. drinks) at Beresford Restaurant, afternoon tea for two at Colombo Bistro (1 Nov-30 Apr), plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival, min 7 nights stay and within 30 days of wedding) Loyalty returning guests staying 7 nights or more receive complimentary bottle of champagne, one evening meal for two, flowers, fruit basket, plus a room upgrade to next category (subject to availability on arrival) Golf offer receive 30% discount on all Madeira golf courses (1 May-30 Sep) Sports free use of table tennis, fitness room, billiards, croquet, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and sauna Complimentary flowers, fruit, bottle of mineral water and half bottle of Madeira wine in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 12 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

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Funchal I MADEIRA

Franca Mar pool area

Superior side ocean view room

QUINTA DA PENHA DE FRANÇA H H H H albergaria

ideal for families

Funchal Centrally located and full of character Located in a central part of Funchal overlooking the port and next to a tiny church, the charming Quinta da Penha de Franca, which is full of character, is one of our most popular properties. Charming and comfortable guest accommodation is situated in the main building, the garden wings, or in the newer ocean wing, Franca Mar, which is situated across the main road with a small footbridge and lift link to the main hotel. Antique furnishings and reproductions add a touch of elegance to the homely atmosphere of this delightful hotel. Al fresco a la carte dining can be enjoyed in Casa de Jantar Restaurant overlooking the gardens accompanied by soft music from Joe’s Bar. Prices are based on twin attic rooms which are small and modestly furnished and accessed by a steep staircase. We highly recommend upgrading to superior room types.

Features
 Nearly all rooms feature minibar and safe (charge), some rooms feature air-conditioning and cable TV l Some superior interconnecting rooms available and 2 children (aged 2-11) can benefit from child reductions l Outdoor heated swimming pool with sun terrace (towels and sunloungers) l Separate reception, bar and swimming pool with large sun terrace and children’s pool at Franca Mar (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Private access to the ocean at Franca Mar l Joe’s Bar & Casa de Jantar Restaurant l Intimate lounge with cable TV, card tables and snooker table l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 76 bedrooms in the main building & garden wings and 33 bedrooms in the ocean wing Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) Twin garden view with bath (max 3) Twin garden view with bath & terrace (max 3) Twin with bath in manor house ocean view (max 3) Twin with bath superior side ocean view with balcony (max 3) Twin with bath, kitchenette & terrace garden view (max 3) Single garden view Single superior side ocean view Twin with balcony or terrace ocean view Franca Mar (max 3) Junior suite balcony ocean view Franca Mar (max 3) Single ocean view Franca Mar Half board - adult/child

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec Early booking offer book before 30 Sep for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £2-£3 per adult per night Free night offer stays 28 May-12 Aug, 1 Nov-24 Dec & 2 Jan-28 Feb receive 1 free night in 7 or more nights based on b&b, reflected in brochure prices Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine Complimentary room upgrade to next category on dates 1 Nov-24 Dec & 2 Jan-28 Feb (subject to availability) Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room), room supplements are not payable by children sharing with two adults Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined 1-31 May 15 Jul-15 Sep

1 Jun-14 Jul 16 Sep-31 Oct

1 Nov-25 Dec 2 Jan-31 Mar

26 Dec-1 Jan 1-30 Apr

16 23 23 29 30 48 59 29 33 59 24/12

14 21 21 26 27 44 54 21 30 54 24/12

14 24 24 30 32 47 56 24 33 56 26/13

16 27 27 33 36 45 58 36 37 58 26/13

Quinta da Penha 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun 03 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct de Franca 3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

460 505 499 490 449 466 463 463 456 502 465 565 611 689 644 622 590 527 505 483 443 439 428 406 394 471 422 568 613 607 598 518 538 535 535 528 574 543 646 692 770 752 730 698 635 613 585 539 535 524 502 490 567 514 649 694 688 679 593 610 607 607 599 646 624 727 773 851 833 811 779 716 694 657 611 607 596 574 562 638 583 757 802 796 748 686 706 703 703 696 748 732 835 881 959 941 919 887 824 796 753 707 703 692 670 658 730 675 439 484 478 469 406 428 425 425 418 464 431 530 576 654 623 601 569 506 484 458 417 413 402 380 368 445 397 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

453 410 522 479 591 548 683 640 417 374 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

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2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in an attic twin room with shower room and garden view (max 2), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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MADEIRA I Funchal Junior suite

QUINTA DAS VISTAS PALACE GARDENS H H H H H estalagem

hotel loyalty recommended spa

Funchal Panoramic views over Funchal, the mountains and the ocean Quinta das Vistas Palace Gardens is magnificently situated on the brow of a hill and surrounded by mature gardens, and you will never be short of space to completely unwind and relax even though you are only a short drive from Funchal centre. Well-appointed guest rooms and suites are elegantly furnished and the restaurant provides a wonderful colonial atmosphere and benefits from a veranda and terrace for al fresco dining. With an unusual swim-through indoor-outdoor pool and a host of spa facilities Quinta das Vistas offers something for everyone. A member of the Charming Hotels Madeira group.

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities (on request), mini bar and safe l Indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Chandra Spa with a range of health and beauty treatments, fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath l Mini-golf l La Belle Terrasse gourmet restaurant, bar with occasional live music, pool bar l Lounge, reading room l Courtesy bus to other Charming hotels and Funchal centre (daytime Mon-Sat) l Dine around concept with evening dining available in other Charming hotels, including courtesy transport (Mon-Sat) l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 71 bedrooms and suites

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1-13 May going to press (see page 72)

14 May-30 Jun 1 Jul-30 Sep 1-31 Oct

Twin/double panoramic view (max 3) Junior suite garden view (max 3) Deluxe suite ocean view (max 3) Twin/double garden view sole use Twin/double panoramic view sole use Half board - adult/child

16 48 66 73 105 38/19

16 47 65 65 96 38/19

16 48 66 59 90 38/19

1 Nov-26 Dec 27 Dec-2 Jan 3 Jan-13 Apr 16 53 71 62 95 39/20

16 53 71 101 132 39/20

15-30 Apr 16 53 71 76 109 39/20

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec, 31 Dec & 20 Apr (includes 1⁄2 bottle of wine, water & coffee) Early booking offer book before 31 Aug, 30 Sep or 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £11£28 per adult per night Free night offer stays 1 Nov-22 Dec & 3 Jan- 28 Feb receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on b&b, reflected in brochure prices Offer upgrade to half board for 6 nights and receive one complimentary half board evening meal per person (excl. drinks) for stays 1 May-31 Oct Honeymooners complimentary fruit basket, flowers, half bottle of Madeira wine, honey cake, 1 in-room breakfast for two (on request) Singles twin/double garden view sole use no supplement on dates 1 Jun-31 Jul and twin/ double garden view or twin/double panoramic view sole use no supplement 3 Jan-28 Feb Sports free use of fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sensation shower and mini-golf Complimentary half bottle of Madeira wine and cake in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

Quinta das Vistas Palace Gardens 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun 03 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct 3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

643 688 646 637 596 622 619 619 612 640 603 694 740 818 773 751 719 656 634 612 581 577 584 562 550 627 579 995 1028 950 941 899 926 923 923 904 920 883 974 1020 1098 1053 1031 999 936 914 892 861 863 888 866 854 931 883 1259 1256 1178 1169 1128 1154 1151 1151 1114 1130 1093 1184 1230 1308 1263 1241 1209 1146 1124 1102 1071 1091 1116 1094 1082 1159 1111 1599 1560 1482 1473 1432 1458 1455 1443 1394 1410 1373 1464 1510 1588 1543 1521 1489 1426 1404 1382 1357 1395 1420 1398 1386 1463 1415 649 688 646 637 596 622 619 619 606 637 599 691 737 815 770 748 716 653 631 609 578 577 584 562 550 627 579 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

606 563 596 576 564 563 752 802 720 575 584 585 595 573 543 553 543 543 543 543 543 543 573 776 780 659 828 785 818 798 786 785 1157 1440 1028 806 815 816 826 804 774 784 851 851 851 851 851 851 907 1216 1140 1039 1050 1007 1040 1020 1008 1007 1419 1745 1182 1037 1046 1047 1057 1035 1005 1015 1082 1082 1082 1082 1082 1082 1177 1486 1420 1324 1272 1229 1262 1242 1230 1412 2057 2053 1490 1268 1277 1278 1288 1266 1236 1323 1390 1390 1390 1390 1390 1416 1617 1846 1799 1704 567 524 557 537 525 524 805 951 685 539 548 549 559 537 507 517 546 546 546 546 546 546 588 822 786 673 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a twin/double garden view room with bath and shower room and balcony/terrace (max 3), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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Funchal I MADEIRA

Twin room with balcony

QUINTINHA DE SÃO JOÃO

hotel loyalty recommended spa

H H H H H estalagem

Funchal Traditional style quinta with modern comforts Nestling in the grounds of an historical estate dating back to the 18th century, with mature gardens of lush trees and shrubs and several comfortable and cosy seating areas, is the small and friendly Quintinha de São João. The hotel has a relaxed atmosphere and offers easy access into Funchal and the beautiful interior of Madeira by way of the main road nearby. Well-appointed guest rooms and suites are attractively furnished and leisure facilities include indoor and outdoor pools plus a spa with a range of soothing beauty treatments. The A Morgadinha restaurant, housed in one of the restored buildings, serves regional and international dishes and the outdoor pool area and surrounding sundeck offer wonderful views over Funchal. In the main building the Vasco de Gama terrace bar, with views towards Funchal and the ocean, provides an ideal venue to end the day.

Quintinha de Sao Joao

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, DVD player, minibar, safe and sitting area l Suites have a separate living room l Outdoor heated swimming pool, indoor heated pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Spa with three treatment rooms, relaxation room and wet area including sauna, hammam, Jacuzzi, Vichy and tropical showers l Gym with personal trainer (reservation required) l Table tennis, pool table l A Morgadinha restaurant serving Goan and international cuisine, bar serving light lunchtime meals and drinks by the pool l Terrace bar, comfortable lounges and reception areas l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 42 bedrooms and suites

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72)

1 May 1 Nov-22 Dec 23 Dec -31 Oct 3 Jan-9 Feb -2 Jan

Twin garden view with balcony (max 3) 4 Junior suite garden view (max 3) 15 Suite garden view with balcony (max 3) 26 Twin garden view sole use 39 Twin garden view with balcony sole use 42 Half board - adult/child 27/14 19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

4 15 23 40 44 29/15

4 15 23 81 85 29/15

10 Feb -30 Apr 4 15 23 44 47 29/15

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec Early booking offer book before 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £7-£9 per adult per night Free night offer stays 1 Nov-22 Dec & 3 Jan-9 Feb receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on same board basis as booked, reflected in brochure prices Offer one complimentary 3 course evening meal per person (excl. drinks) for stays of 6 nights or more 1-28 Feb Offer book half board for 4 nights on a 7 night stay between 19 Jun-30 Jul and receive complimentary half board for remaining 3 nights Offer stays 1 May-31 Oct save 10% on spa treatments and golf green fees (book and pay locally) Honeymooners complimentary fruit, flowers and sparkling wine Sports free use of sauna, exercise equipment, games room and table tennis Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 12 (sharing room) Note some offers may not be combined

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

553 598 592 583 542 568 565 565 558 604 567 658 704 782 737 715 683 620 598 576 545 541 530 508 496 573 528 785 830 824 815 774 799 797 797 790 836 799 890 936 1014 969 947 915 852 830 808 777 773 762 740 728 805 772 959 1004 998 989 948 974 971 971 964 1010 973 1064 1110 1188 1143 1121 1089 1026 1004 982 951 947 936 914 902 982 955 1191 1236 1230 1221 1180 1206 1203 1203 1196 1242 1205 1296 1342 1420 1375 1353 1321 1258 1236 1214 1183 1179 1168 1146 1134 1226 1199 544 589 583 574 533 559 556 556 549 595 558 649 695 773 728 706 674 611 589 567 536 532 521 499 487 564 526 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

564 521 554 534 522 521 710 774 631 524 533 534 544 522 504 514 504 504 504 504 504 504 534 698 702 569 744 701 734 714 702 701 1071 1191 871 704 713 714 724 770 760 770 760 760 760 760 760 760 790 954 958 821 924 881 914 894 882 881 1305 1407 991 884 893 894 904 962 952 962 952 952 952 952 952 952 982 1146 1148 1010 1104 1061 1094 1074 1062 1242 1722 1647 1231 1064 1073 1074 1152 1218 1208 1218 1208 1208 1208 1208 1208 1208 1238 1402 1399 1262 525 482 515 495 483 482 762 827 604 485 494 495 505 517 497 507 497 497 497 497 497 497 527 691 695 564 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a twin/double room with bath and shower room (max 3), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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MADEIRA I Funchal Twin inland view room

QUINTA BELA SAO TIAGO H H H H

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Funchal Warm and welcoming with superb ocean views Originally built in 1894, Quinta Bela Sao Tiago has been transformed into a good standard four star hotel retaining all of its traditional qualities. The location offers wonderful views over the Bay of Funchal and is ideally situated for exploring the old town. The grounds include well-kept gardens, an orchard and a banana plantation. The hotel's restaurant, in the original building, serves both regional and international dishes and aperitifs can be enjoyed in the cocktail bar as the sun sets. Good traditional service is on offer and nothing is too much trouble for the hotel staff.

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) Twin garden view (max 3) Twin ocean view (max 3) Junior suite ocean view (max 3) Deluxe suite ocean view (max 3) Twin inland sole use Half board - adult/child Full board - adult/child

Quinta Bela Sao Tiago

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Outdoor heated swimming pool with children’s pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, sauna and fitness room l Elegant restaurant situated in the original building with table d’hôte and a la carte menus, buffet breakfast served in the Winter Garden room, cocktail bar l Regular live music l Complimentary WiFi in reception areas l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 64 bedrooms and suites

1-8 May 9-15 May 1 Jul-31 Oct 1 Nov-23 Dec 16 May-30 Jun 4 Jan-28 Feb 7 20 58 108 41 29/15 61/31

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

10 27 58 88 41 29/15 61/31

19 Jun 26 Jun

3 17 56 101 41 29/15 61/31

03 Jul

4 17 56 100 43 29/15 52/26

24-26 Dec 6 27 92 123 56 29/15 52/26

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

27 Dec-3 Jan 1 Mar-30 Apr 12 28 80 113 68 29/15 52/26

11 28 61 93 43 29/15 52/26

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec Early booking offer book before 30 Nov for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £7-£17 per adult per night Free night offer stays 1-31 Jul, 1 Oct-31 Mar receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on b&b, reflected in brochure prices Offer one complimentary 3 course evening meal per person (set menu, excl. drinks) for stays 1-30 Apr Offer one complimentary barbecue evening meal per person on a Saturday (excl. drinks) for stays of 7 nights or more between 1-30 Jun Honeymooners complimentary flowers and sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Sports free use of sauna, Jacuzzi and Turkish bath Complimentary room upgrade to next category for stays 1-30 Sep (subject to availability on arrival) Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room), room supplements are not payable by children sharing with two adults Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

541 598 586 571 530 556 553 553 546 577 540 631 677 755 710 688 656 593 571 549 518 514 503 481 469 546 498 757 838 802 787 746 772 769 769 752 724 687 778 824 951 906 884 852 789 767 745 714 710 650 628 616 693 694 931 1006 964 949 908 934 931 931 899 871 834 925 971 1098 1053 1031 999 936 914 892 861 857 797 775 763 840 841 1171 1222 1180 1165 1124 1150 1147 1137 1046 1018 981 1072 1167 1294 1249 1227 1195 1132 1110 1088 1057 1004 944 922 910 1036 1037 530 593 572 560 519 545 542 542 531 542 505 596 642 745 699 678 646 583 561 539 508 504 468 446 434 511 488 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

531 488 678 635 825 782 972 929 495 452 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

521 501 489 488 677 797 760 491 499 501 511 489 459 469 459 504 504 504 504 504 534 698 702 559 668 648 636 635 960 1334 841 638 647 648 658 636 606 616 666 696 696 696 696 760 790 954 958 791 815 795 783 782 1217 1679 988 785 794 795 805 783 753 763 858 888 888 888 888 952 982 1146 1138 965 962 942 930 1065 1776 1804 1069 932 941 942 952 930 899 970 1065 1080 1080 1144 1144 1208 1238 1402 1370 1197 485 465 453 452 709 901 592 455 464 465 475 453 423 433 451 465 465 465 465 497 527 691 695 546

2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a twin inland room with bath and shower room and some with balcony/terrace (max 2), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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Funchal I MADEIRA

Premium room

QUINTA DA CASA BRANCA H H H H H

hotel loyalty recommended spa

Funchal Relax and unwind in a haven of peace and tranquillity Away from the hustle and bustle of the city centre, in a residential area close to shops and restaurants, boutique hotel Quinta da Casa Branca is surrounded by lush green vegetation and boasts an award winning contemporary architectural design. The hotel is of a very comfortable standard and emphasis is given to the quality and efficiency of its personal service. There is a large heated pool set in the garden and a range of health and beauty treatments on offer in the spa. The spacious lounge and terrace bar in the main building offer unique views overlooking the hotel’s extensive mature gardens. The adjacent old building, decorated in a traditional style, serves as the hotel gourmet restaurant in the evenings, with buffet breakfast and lunch served in the Garden Pavilion restaurant. A member of Small Luxury Hotels of the World.

Quinta da Casa Branca

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, WiFi, minibar, safe and sitting area l Superior interconnecting rooms available l Suites and superior rooms have CD & DVD player, tea & coffee making facilities l Outdoor heated swimming pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Phytocéane Spa with health and beauty treatments l Health Club with sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi, gymnasium and relaxation area l Gourmet a la carte restaurant offering Mediterranean cuisine, Garden Pavilion restaurant by the pool for lunch, bar l Spacious and comfortable lounge in contemporary style, library lounge l Complimentary WiFi area l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 43 bedrooms and suites

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72)

1-31 May 1-31 Jul

Double premium garden view (max 2+1) Deluxe suite garden view (max 2+1) Twin garden view sole use Half board - adult/child

38 60 60 36/18

19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 & 31 Dec Early booking offer book before 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-22 Dec & 7Jan-30 Apr and save £5-£9 per adult per night Offer upgrade to half board for 5 nights or more and receive one complimentary 3 course lunch per person (excl. drinks) Offer upgrade to a double premium room or suite between 1 Nov-30 Apr and receive one 30 minute back massage per person Honeymooners & anniversaries complimentary flowers and sparkling wine Sports free use of fitness room, sauna, Turkish bath and Jacuzzi Complimentary fruit and flowers in double premium rooms and suites on arrival, plus tea/ coffee making facilities and minibar replenished daily (soft drinks only) Dining flexible plan available (min 3 nights) see page 9 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room), room supplements are not payable by children sharing with two adults 1-30 Jun 1 Aug-30 Sep 1 Nov-22 Dec 23-29 Dec 30 Dec-6 Jan 7 Jan-9 Feb 1-31 Oct 10-28 Feb 1 Mar-30 Apr 37 55 59 36/18

39 54 62 36/18

21 52 62 37/19

22 53 68 37/19

16 52 95 37/19

23 53 59 37/19

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

559 604 598 589 548 571 568 568 561 610 573 664 710 792 749 727 695 632 610 588 557 553 533 511 499 576 532 799 844 838 829 784 807 804 804 799 850 813 904 950 1040 997 975 943 880 858 836 805 798 769 747 735 812 784 979 1024 1018 1009 961 984 981 981 979 1030 993 1084 1134 1226 1183 1161 1129 1066 1044 1022 991 975 946 924 912 993 973 1219 1264 1258 1245 1197 1220 1217 1219 1219 1270 1233 1324 1382 1474 1431 1409 1377 1314 1292 1270 1236 1211 1182 1160 1148 1245 1225 586 631 625 616 575 601 598 598 591 637 599 691 737 815 770 748 716 653 631 609 578 574 563 541 529 606 558 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

570 527 560 540 528 527 716 744 699 521 530 531 541 519 498 508 498 516 516 516 516 516 546 710 714 577 818 775 808 788 776 775 1107 1229 1044 757 766 767 777 761 746 756 770 788 788 788 788 788 818 982 986 837 1004 961 994 974 962 961 1311 1514 1221 934 943 944 954 947 932 942 974 992 992 992 992 992 1022 1186 1184 1032 1252 1209 1242 1222 1210 1352 1796 1858 1457 1170 1179 1180 1196 1195 1180 1214 1246 1264 1264 1264 1264 1264 1294 1458 1444 1292 597 554 587 567 555 554 808 832 628 557 566 567 577 555 525 535 525 525 525 525 525 525 555 719 723 766 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a twin/double garden room with bath and shower room and terrace (max 2+1), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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MADEIRA I Funchal Junior suite

QUINTA DA BELA VISTA H H H H H

hotel loyalty

Funchal Exclusive and sophisticated with warm Madeiran hospitality Located in an elevated position with spectacular views over Funchal and the surrounding area the traditional style Quinta da Bela Vista has been restored to a luxurious standard complemented by the finest antiques. Within the wellmaintained grounds the main building and two garden wings house charming guest rooms furnished to a very high standard; twin deluxe rooms with balcony are highly recommended. This attractive manor house has an excellent reputation for its first-class cuisine and there’s a lovely outdoor pool, tennis court and small fitness room.

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) Twin garden view with balcony (max 2+1) Twin superior with balcony (max 3 or 2+1) Twin deluxe with balcony (max 3 or 2+1) Junior suite main building no AC (max 3 or 2+1) Penthouse suite (max 4+2) Twin garden view sole use Half board - adult/child (5-12yrs) Full board - adult/child (5-12yrs)

Quinta da Bela Vista

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning (except some junior suites), cable TV, WiFi, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor heated swimming pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Tennis court, small fitness room with Jacuzzi, sauna, games room, billiards l Dining room with table d’hôte menu, elegant a la carte restaurant, poolside snack bar, 3 bars l WiFi throughout, small library l Daily courtesy bus into Funchal, 3km (Mon-Sat) l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 89 bedrooms and suites

1-31 May 1 Jun-31 Aug 1 Sep-31 Oct 6 19 45 75 194 41 38/19 75/38

6 19 52 83 203 37 38/19 75/38

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

19 Jun 26 Jun

1-30 Nov 1 Feb-30 Apr

1-23 Dec 7-31 Jan

24 Dec-6 Jan

6 20 46 83 197 45 39/20 77/39

6 20 52 89 207 40 39/20 77/39

6 20 49 87 171 80 39/20 77/39

03 Jul

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec Early booking offer book before 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £7-£11 per adult per night Free night offer stays 1 Jul-31 Aug receive 1 free night in 7 on b&b, reflected in brochure prices Free night offer between 1 Nov-27 Dec & 3-31 Jan receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on b&b, reflected in brochure prices Honeymooners complimentary sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival) Sports free use of fitness room, sauna, Jacuzzi and tennis court Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 12 (sharing room), room supplements are not payable by children sharing with two adults Car hire see page 75

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

628 673 667 658 617 616 613 613 606 652 615 706 752 830 785 763 731 668 673 651 620 616 605 583 571 648 607 960 1005 999 990 913 912 909 909 902 874 837 928 974 1052 1007 985 953 991 1005 983 952 948 937 915 903 980 967 1209 1254 1248 1239 1135 1134 1131 1131 1124 1096 1059 1150 1196 1274 1229 1207 1175 1240 1254 1232 1201 1197 1186 1164 1152 1236 1237 1541 1586 1580 1535 1431 1430 1427 1427 1346 1318 1281 1372 1418 1496 1451 1429 1498 1572 1586 1564 1533 1529 1518 1496 1484 1596 1597 635 680 674 665 604 615 612 612 605 614 577 668 714 792 747 725 693 682 680 658 627 623 612 590 578 655 622 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

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Monte I MADEIRA

Double superior room

QUINTA DO MONTE HOTEL & PANORAMIC GARDENS H H H H H estalagem Monte

hotel loyalty

Peace and tranquility overlooking Funchal The elegant Quinta do Monte Hotel & Panoramic Gardens can be found in the historical leafy village of Monte high above the capital, Funchal. The hotel offers spacious and very comfortable rooms all of which benefit from excellent views of the peaceful and well-kept gardens that surround the property. Relaxation and tranquillity is the order of the day at Quinta do Monte although Funchal centre is easily accessible by cable car or courtesy bus. The hotel houses a library and reading room, gym, an a la carte restaurant and piano bar as well as a small chapel within the grounds. A member of the Charming Hotels Madeira group.

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l All suites are equipped with hydro-massage bath and separate sitting room l Indoor heated swimming pool, Jacuzzi, fitness room l A la carte restaurant serving Madeiran and international cuisine, café Pavilion serving light meals and refreshments, cocktail bar l Lounge, reading room, billiard room l Courtesy bus to other Charming hotels and Funchal centre (daytime Mon-Sat) l Dine around concept with evening dining available in other Charming hotels, including courtesy transport (Mon-Sat) l Large well-kept gardens l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 42 bedrooms and suites

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1-13 May going to press (see page 72)

14 May-30 Jun 1 Jul-30 Sep 1-31 Oct

Twin superior garden view (max 3) Suite garden view (max 4 or 2+2) Twin garden view sole use Half board - adult/child

19 20 62 38/19

22 35 46 38/19

15 35 41 38/19

1-26 Dec 3 Jan-13 Apr

27 Dec-2 Jan

14-30 Apr

20 30 41 39/20

20 30 88 39/20

20 30 64 39/20

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec, 31 Dec & 20 Apr (includes 1⁄2 bottle of wine, water & coffee) Early booking offer book before 31 Aug, 30 Sep or 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £7-£25 per adult per night Free night offer stays 1 Nov-22 Dec & 1 Jan- 28 Feb receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights on same board basis as booked reflected in brochure prices Offer upgrade to half board for 6 nights and receive one half board evening meal per person (excl. drinks) for stays 1 May-31 Oct Honeymooners complimentary fruit basket, flowers, half bottle of Madeira wine, honey cake, 1 in-room breakfast for two (on request) Singles twin/double garden sole use no supplement on dates 1 Jun-31 Jul, 1 Nov-22 Dec & 3 Jan-28 Feb Sports free use of fitness room, pool table, Jacuzzi Complimentary half bottle of Madeira wine and honey cake in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

Quinta do Monte Hotel & Gardens 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun 03 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct 3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

598 643 589 580 539 565 562 562 555 586 549 640 686 764 719 697 665 602 580 558 527 523 527 505 493 570 519 890 919 817 808 767 793 790 790 773 794 757 848 894 972 927 905 873 810 788 766 735 736 755 733 721 798 735 1109 1090 988 979 938 964 961 961 929 950 913 1004 1050 1128 1083 1061 1029 966 944 922 891 907 926 904 892 966 897 1385 1318 1216 1207 1166 1192 1189 1179 1137 1158 1121 1212 1258 1336 1291 1269 1237 1174 1152 1130 1104 1135 1154 1132 1120 1182 1113 599 637 583 574 533 559 556 556 543 574 537 628 674 752 707 685 653 590 568 546 515 514 521 499 487 564 506 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

543 499 533 513 501 499 689 749 675 506 515 516 526 504 474 484 474 474 474 474 474 474 504 734 738 613 702 659 692 672 660 659 1009 1343 788 668 677 678 688 666 636 646 690 690 690 690 690 690 764 1117 1042 929 861 818 851 831 819 818 1218 1603 999 830 839 840 850 828 798 808 852 852 852 852 852 852 992 1345 1276 1166 1020 977 1010 990 978 1138 1812 1716 1063 992 1001 1002 1012 990 960 970 1068 1068 1068 1068 1068 1112 1375 1649 1592 1482 507 464 497 477 465 464 734 906 563 467 476 477 487 465 435 445 462 462 462 462 462 462 514 773 737 618 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a twin garden view room with bath and shower room and balcony/terrace (max 3), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 45 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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Twin ocean facing room

QUINTA DO ESTREITO VINTAGE HOUSE H H H H H estalagem

hotel loyalty

Estreito de Camara de Lobos Breathtaking views, walking opportunities abound Nestling amongst vineyards on the southern slopes of the main wine producing area Quinta do Estreito Vintage House is set in a peaceful location just below the village of Estreito and offers superb views across the southern coast of Madeira. A short drive will take you either into the heart of the capital or to Levada Norte where numerous walks through Madeira’s beautiful countryside begin. The hotel is elegantly decorated and furnished giving a relaxed and homely atmosphere to all the reception areas and good views of the surrounding countryside can be enjoyed from the mature gardens. The main property houses reception areas and the restaurant whilst guest rooms are found in an interconnected building. A member of the Charming Hotels Madeira group.

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Indoor/outdoor heated swimming pool with removable roof (towels, sunloungers and parasols), outdoor heated children’s pool l Sauna l Comfortable lounge, reception, library and bar in the main house l Gourmet restaurant classic style in the centenary main house, Adega da Quinta restaurant serving traditional and typical Madeiran dishes l Terrace and pool bar (subject to seasonal demand) l Courtesy bus to other Charming hotels and Funchal centre (daytime Mon-Sat) l Dine around concept with evening dining available in other Charming hotels, including courtesy transport (Mon-Sat) l Use of facilities at other Charming Hotels l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 48 bedrooms and suites

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1-13 May going to press (see page 72)

14 May-30 Jun 1 Jul-30 Sep 1-31 Oct

Suite ocean view (max 3) Twin/double ocean facing sole use Half board - adult/child

35 58 38/19

35 46 38/19

35 41 38/19

1 Nov-26 Dec 27 Dec-2 Jan 3 Jan-13 Apr 29 39 39/20

29 85 39/20

14-30 Apr 29 60 39/20

MADEIRA I Estreito de Camara de Lobos

Main house

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec, 31 Dec & 20 Apr (includes 1⁄2 bottle of wine, water & coffee) Early booking offer book before 31 Aug, 30 Sep or 31 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £7-£24 per adult per night Offer upgrade to half board for 6 nights and receive one complimentary half board evening meal per person (excl. drinks) for stays 1 May- 31 Oct Honeymooners stays 1 May-31 Oct receive complimentary fruit basket, flowers, 1⁄2 bottle of Madeira wine, honey cake, 1 in-room breakfast for 2 (on request). Stays 1 Nov-30 Apr receive flowers, sparkling wine, room upgrade (subject to availability on arrival), stays of 7 nights or more receive one table d’hote dinner, cocktails and breakfast in room (on request) Singles twin/double ocean facing sole use no supplement 1 Jun-31 Jul & 3 Jan-28 Feb Sports free use of sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath and facilities at Quinta das Vistas Complimentary half bottle of Madeira wine and cake in room on arrival Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

Quinta do Estreito Vintage House 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun 03 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct 3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

607 652 607 598 557 583 580 580 573 604 567 658 704 782 737 715 683 620 598 576 545 541 545 523 511 588 535 887 919 835 826 785 811 808 808 791 812 775 866 912 990 945 923 891 828 806 784 753 754 773 751 739 816 743 1097 1090 1006 997 956 982 979 979 947 968 931 1022 1068 1146 1101 1079 1047 984 962 940 909 925 944 922 910 982 899 1364 1318 1234 1225 1184 1210 1207 1197 1155 1176 1139 1230 1276 1354 1309 1287 1255 1192 1170 1148 1122 1153 1172 1150 1138 1190 1107 586 625 583 574 533 559 556 556 543 574 537 628 674 752 707 685 653 590 568 546 515 514 521 499 487 564 501 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

555 512 545 525 513 512 701 757 679 518 527 528 538 516 486 496 486 486 486 486 486 486 516 740 744 621 759 716 749 729 717 716 1013 1327 887 726 735 736 746 724 694 704 694 694 694 694 694 694 764 1108 1032 925 912 869 902 882 870 869 1212 1573 1043 882 891 892 902 880 850 860 850 850 850 850 850 850 980 1324 1256 1153 1116 1073 1106 1086 1074 1181 1782 1781 1251 1090 1099 1099 1110 1088 1058 1068 1058 1058 1058 1058 1058 1098 1348 1612 1560 1457 527 484 517 497 485 484 727 889 604 487 496 497 507 485 455 465 455 455 455 455 455 455 505 759 723 604 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a twin/double ocean facing room with bath and shower room and balcony/terrace (max 2), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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Sao Goncalo, Funchal I MADEIRA

Junior suite

QUINTA CASA VELHA DO PALHEIRO H H H H H estalagem Sao Goncalo, Funchal

hotel loyalty good for golf recommended spa

Peaceful and luxurious: ideal for Palheiro Gardens and golf In an elevated position some 20 minutes drive from Funchal, Quinta Casa Velha do Palheiro is a peaceful hideaway nestling between the Palheiro Gardens and the magnificent 18-hole championship Palheiro Golf Course. Once a 19th century hunting lodge, it has been transformed into an attractive country hotel for guests seeking a comfortable retreat in beautiful and natural surroundings. Charming guest rooms convey the history and elegance of the estate, delectable cuisine can be savoured in the fine dining room and a wide range of indulgent treatments can be enjoyed at the spa. This small country quinta is conveniently located for golf and botanical enthusiasts. A member of Relais & Châteaux.

Features All rooms feature sitting area, cable TV, minibar and safe l Some interconnecting rooms l Outdoor swimming pool with terrace (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Spa with a range of treatments, indoor pool, fitness room, sauna, steam room l Tennis court (floodlit), badminton, table tennis, billiards, croquet l Elegant restaurant offering table d’hôte and a la carte menus, pool bar, lounge bar l Private motor yacht for coastal cruises, swimming, dolphin and whale watching and deep sea fishing (subject to seasonal demand) l Courtesy transport into Funchal and golf course (scheduled) l Complimentary daily access to Palheiro Gardens (9am-4.30pm) l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 37 bedrooms and suites

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1 May-15 Sep 16 Sep-31 Oct going to press (see page 72) Deluxe twin/double garden view (max 2) Superior twin/double garden view (max 3) Junior suite garden view (max 3) Twin/double garden view sole use Half board - adult/child

12 26 71 44 41/21

12 25 71 44 41/21

1 Nov-26 Dec 5 Jan-30 Apr

27 Dec-4 Jan

12 27 63 45 43/22

12 27 63 63 43/22

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec Early booking offer book 60 days or more prior to arrival for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr (excl. 24 Dec-1 Jan) and save £6-£13 per adult per night Free night offer stays 1 Jun-15 Jul receive 1 free night in 7-13 or 2 in 14-20 nights* Free night offer stays 1-23 Dec & 15 Jan- 15 Feb receive 1 free night in 7-13 or 2 in 14 nights or more*, plus two complimentary evening meals *on same board basis as booked, reflected in brochure prices

Golf package includes one week unlimited golf, guaranteed starting times, 50% discount on golf club rental, free use of trolley, bag storage and club cleaning, please call us for prices Honeymooners complimentary flowers and sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability) Sports free use of sauna, steam room, fitness room, table tennis, billiards, croquet, tennis and badminton Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 12 (sharing room), room supplements are not payable by children sharing with two adults Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

Quinta Casa Velha 01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun 19 Jun 26 Jun 03 Jul 10 Jul 17 Jul 24 Jul 31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct do Palheiro 3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

616 661 655 646 605 631 628 601 594 640 603 694 740 818 773 751 719 656 634 612 620 616 605 583 571 648 609 932 977 971 962 921 868 847 811 804 850 813 904 950 1098 1053 1031 999 936 914 918 952 948 937 915 903 980 977 1169 1214 1208 1199 1079 1105 1057 1021 1014 1060 1023 1114 1160 1308 1263 1241 1209 1146 1124 1167 1201 1197 1186 1164 1152 1238 1253 1485 1530 1524 1515 1395 1333 1267 1231 1224 1270 1233 1324 1440 1588 1543 1521 1489 1426 1430 1499 1533 1529 1518 1496 1484 1606 1621 621 666 660 651 610 596 583 563 556 602 565 656 702 815 770 748 716 653 631 623 627 623 612 590 578 655 627 Child (2-12yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

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MADEIRA I Santo da Serra Superior room

PORTO BAY SERRA GOLF H H H H

good for golf

Santo da Serra Small and charming in a beautiful setting In a prime location in Santo da Serra, and a 30 minute drive from Funchal, Porto Bay Serra Golf is a small charming hotel nestling in lush vegetation and offering a welcoming and relaxed ambiance. The main building dates back to 1920 and behind its Art Nouveau façade attractively furnished guest rooms offer the latest in modern amenities, and the cosy interior has a home from home feel with a comfortably furnished lounge, games and reading room. The elegant restaurant offers buffet breakfasts and a table d'hôte or a la carte menu featuring traditional Madeiran flavours for evening dining. There is a covered heated pool, sauna, gym and massage room and, in addition, guests may use the facilities at the Porto Bay Group’s Vila Porto Mare resort in Funchal. The prestigious Santo da Serra Golf Course is a mere 5 minute walk from the hotel and local activities also include horse riding, cycling and Levada walking. Porto Bay Serra Golf

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

Features All rooms feature cable TV, DVD player, iPod dock station, WiFi, tea & coffee making facilities, minibar and safe (charge) l Some interconnecting rooms l Indoor heated swimming pool (towels and sunloungers) l Gym, sauna, massage room l Avo Micas Restaurant with buffet breakfast and a table d'hôte or a la carte menu in the evening l Lounge with fireplace l Games and reading room, library l WiFi in reception areas l Use of facilities at Vila Porto Mare in Funchal l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 21 bedrooms and suites

Classic value Offer purchase a 7 day package including 4-6 green fees at Santo da Serra Golf (27 or 9x3 holes), 1 green fee at Pelheiro Golf (18 holes) guaranteed start times, please call us for prices Honeymooners and gold/silver anniversaries complimentary sparkling wine Sports free use of gym and sauna Dining flexible plan available (min 3 nights) see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1 May-31 Oct at time of going to press (see page 72) Superior twin/double garden view (max 3) Suite garden view (min 3, max 5) Twin/double garden view sole use Half board - adult/child

19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

12 23 20 21/11

1 Nov-30 Apr 12 23 21 22/11

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

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3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

492 449 636 593 744 701 888 845 471 428 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

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2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a twin/double room with bath and shower room and garden view (max 3), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 20 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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Caniço I MADEIRA

Studio

QUINTA SPLENDIDA Wellness & Botanical Garden H H H H

hotel loyalty recommended spa

Caniço A charming spa retreat in a stunningly beautiful botanical setting Located in the centre of the charming village of Caniço, about 7km from the centre of Funchal, Quinta Splendida Wellness & Botanical Garden resides in truly stunning botanical gardens stretching over 30,000m2 and boasts more than a 1,000 plant species. Its beautiful 19th century manor house has been very carefully restored according to the original plans and furnished with a number of antiques. Guest bedrooms are located in low-rise annexes perfectly integrated into the garden estate, plus 25 luxury spa suites are also available; only fitting for a property which boasts one of the largest spas on the island. The quinta has a long standing tradition in serving innovative and high quality gastronomic cuisine, and organically grown vegetables and herbs harvested from the estate are served in superb Mediterranean and Thai dishes.

Quinta Splendida

01 May 08 May 15 May 22 May 29 May 05 Jun 12 Jun

Features All rooms feature satellite TV, safe (charge) and minibar (except studios and apartments) l Studios and apartments feature a kitchenette l Outdoor heated freshwater swimming pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Spa area with a range of treatments and massages, indoor pool, hammam, sauna, steam sauna, wellness bar, vitality pool l Fitness room, table tennis, billiards l 5 hole putting green, golf services l Gourmet restaurant La Perla with Mediterranean and international cuisine, Restaurant Galeria with buffet service and a la carte menu, Thai Lounge restaurant, 2 bars, wine cellar l Bus stop 20m from hotel with hourly service to Funchal l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 166 bedrooms and suites Supplements per person 1 May-31 Oct 1 Nov-25 Dec 26 Dec-2 Jan per night in £ at time of 3 Jan-31 Mar 1-30 Apr going to press (see page 72) Studio garden view (max 2) 2 Studio side ocean view (max 2) 7 One bed apt side ocean view (min 2, max 4) 18 Spa suite ocean view (max 2) 52 Twin garden view sole use 26 Half board - adult/child 26/13 Half board - spa suite (La Perla restaurant) 38

19 Jun 26 Jun

03 Jul

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

6 10

2 4

18 60 27 26/13 38

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Classic value Gala dinners included 24 & 31 Dec & 20 Apr Early booking offer book 60 days or more prior to arrival and save £4-£8 per adult per night Free night offer stays 1 Jun-31 Jul receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14 nights on same board basis as booked* Free night offer stays 1 Nov-25 Dec & 3 Jan14 Feb receive 1 free night in 7-13, or 2 in 14-20 nights based on b&b* *reflected in brochure prices

Offer 20% discount on green fees at Palheiro and Santo da Serra golf courses Honeymooners complimentary fruit, flowers and sparkling wine, plus a room upgrade (subject to availability), and for stays of 7 nights or more on half board an upgrade to one gourmet evening meal for two in La Perla (not applicable to spa suites) Sports free use of table tennis, billiards, putting green and fitness room Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75 Note some offers may not be combined

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

556 601 595 586 545 571 568 568 561 607 570 661 707 785 740 718 686 623 601 579 548 544 533 511 499 576 513 792 837 831 822 781 748 745 745 738 784 747 838 884 1021 976 954 922 859 837 815 784 780 769 747 735 812 689 969 1014 1008 999 899 925 922 922 915 961 924 1015 1061 1198 1153 1131 1099 1036 1014 992 961 957 946 924 912 974 821 1205 1250 1244 1235 1135 1102 1099 1099 1092 1138 1101 1192 1297 1434 1389 1367 1335 1272 1250 1228 1197 1193 1182 1160 1148 1150 997 551 596 590 581 540 536 533 533 526 572 535 626 672 780 735 713 681 618 596 574 543 539 528 506 494 571 483 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

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20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

513 470 642 599 771 728 899 857 477 434 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights

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22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

503 483 471 470 659 743 618 473 482 483 493 471 441 451 441 441 441 441 441 552 582 746 750 587 632 612 599 599 904 1178 790 602 611 612 622 599 613 623 613 613 613 613 650 872 902 1166 1070 843 761 741 729 728 1107 1381 876 731 740 741 751 729 742 752 742 742 742 742 890 1112 1142 1406 1278 1035 890 870 858 973 1542 1553 1048 860 869 870 880 901 914 924 914 914 914 951 1210 1432 1562 1726 1534 1291 467 447 435 434 681 821 566 437 446 447 457 435 427 437 427 427 427 427 445 553 583 797 751 572

2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a twin room with bath and shower room and balcony/terrace and sitting area (max 2), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 30 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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MADEIRA I Santana Double room

QUINTA DO FURAO H H H H

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Santana Unique location, breathtaking views In an unique cliff top setting in 5 hectares of grounds amidst vines and colourful gardens the charming Quinta do Furao is a mere kilometre from the famous village of Santana on the northeast coast of the island. This popular quinta boasts breathtaking views along the coast and of the surrounding mountains and is an ideal base for exploring the area. Attractive guest rooms and junior suites are elegantly furnished and in addition there are also 2 two bedroom villas located in the grounds. The cleverly designed indoor-outdoor heated swimming pool has a sliding roof allowing use throughout the year, plus there is a small fitness room, sauna and massage treatments available. The a la carte restaurant with its traditional decor makes for a cosy and intimate dining experience, or alternatively al fresco dining and splendid views can be enjoyed from the terrace area. The quinta’s wine cellar offer wine tastings and the charming pub is a perfect spot for relaxing in the evenings. Quinta do Furao

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Features All rooms feature cable TV, WiFi, minibar, tea & coffee making facilities and safe l Indoor/ outdoor swimming pool (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Sauna, small fitness room, massage room l A la carte restaurant offering Madeiran and international cuisine, pub & billiard room, wine cellar with wine tasting l Reading room l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 45 bedrooms and suites

Classic value Gala dinners included 24 Dec & 31 Dec Early booking offer book 60 days or more prior to arrival and save £5 per adult per night Early booking offer book 90 days or more prior to arrival and save £7-£8 per adult per night Free night offer arrivals 1 Jan-28 Feb receive 1 free night in 7-13 or 2 in 14-20 nights on b&b basis, reflected in brochure prices Honeymooners complimentary fruit and sparkling wine Sports free use of sauna, fitness room and billiards Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of 1 May-31 Oct going to press (see page 72) Junior suite with balcony (max 3) Two bedroom cottage apartment (max 4+2) Twin/double sole use Junior suite with balcony sole use Half board - adult/child

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03 Jul

10 Jul 17 Jul

24 Jul

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1 Mar-30 Apr

8 34 32 50 26/13

11 33 34 58 26/13

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584 629 623 614 573 599 596 596 589 635 598 689 735 813 768 746 714 651 629 607 576 572 561 539 527 604 557 780 825 819 810 769 795 792 792 785 831 794 885 931 1009 964 942 910 847 825 803 772 768 757 735 723 799 757 927 972 966 957 916 942 939 939 932 978 941 1032 1078 1156 1111 1089 1057 994 972 950 919 915 904 882 870 948 907 1123 1168 1162 1153 1112 1138 1135 1135 1128 1174 1137 1228 1274 1352 1307 1285 1253 1190 1168 1146 1115 1111 1099 1078 1066 1148 1107 341 386 380 371 330 356 353 353 346 392 355 446 492 570 525 503 471 408 386 364 333 329 318 296 284 361 313 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

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597 554 587 567 555 554 743 753 628 557 566 567 577 555 525 535 525 537 537 537 537 537 567 731 735 599 801 758 791 771 759 758 1023 1033 781 710 719 720 730 708 678 688 745 757 757 757 757 757 787 951 955 812 954 911 944 924 912 911 1176 1186 934 863 872 873 883 861 831 841 910 922 922 922 922 922 952 1116 1116 971 1158 1115 1148 1128 1116 1191 1456 1339 1087 1016 1025 1026 1036 1014 984 1061 1130 1142 1142 1142 1142 1142 1172 1336 1328 1183 345 302 335 315 303 302 530 540 376 305 314 315 325 303 273 283 273 273 273 273 273 273 303 467 471 340 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 2013/14 guide prices are per person in £ at time of going to press (see page 72) based on bed and breakfast in a twin/double room with bath and shower room and most with balcony/terrace (max 3), using flights from Gatwick to Funchal airport on Wednesdays (other departure days and flights available) and include private transfers. Private transfer time: approximately 45 minutes. All holidays are tailor-made and alternative departure days and durations, and flights from other airports are available. Please contact us for current prices.

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CLASSIC PORTO SANTO ISLAND If it’s peace of mind and relaxation you require, the blue waters, golden beaches and calming ambiance of Porto Santo are sure to give you just that. The island is just seven miles by four and our featured hotel is delightfully situated on the island’s golden sandy beaches.

Porto Santo Island lies twenty-three miles to the north east of Madeira and is easily reached by a twenty minute flight from Funchal airport or a two hour ferry crossing from Funchal harbour. Although Porto Santo has a history of its own and still retains many fascinating vestiges of its past, it is the five mile ribbon of golden sand that provides the major attraction, although the sleepy capital of Vila Baleira and the tranquil lifestyle enjoyed all over the island are also reasons why visitors return year after year. This delightful island has remained largely undiscovered and with an indigenous population of just five thousand, you can be assured of a restful and peaceful time during your stay.

TWO CENTRE & TAILOR MADE HOLIDAYS Many of our guests choose to fly directly to Porto Santo via Funchal to start their relaxing break straight away, but two centre or fly drive holidays combining hotels on Madeira and Porto Santo Island can be easily arranged. Please note that sometimes an overnight stop on Madeira may be necessary before the transfer to Porto Santo dependent upon the time of arrival at Funchal airport. Our reservations team will advise arrival times and onward travel arrangements at the time of booking.

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As well as revitalising your body by soaking up the sun on Porto Santo, the beach is renowned for its therapeutic properties, and for those with rheumatic aches and pains, the sands are believed to have a curative effect. The long beach is divided into several different areas each with its own name and character. Both Penedo beach, one of the best and less crowded, and Calheta beach, a mixture of rock pools and sandy dunes, are awarded blue flags. Cabeco beach is located directly in front of the island’s hotels which provide bar and restaurant services for this area; with a children’s kindergarten in the sand dunes. Fontinha beach is the one that Madeirans love the most for its fine sand and clear, calm water and Pedras Pretas is very popular with the locals. Watersports include sailing, jet skiing, canoeing, water skiing and deep-sea fishing at certain times of the year and the clear, unpolluted ocean gives exceptional underwater visibility, excellent for scuba diving and snorkelling.

Given that the island is so small it can be easily covered on foot and there are several interesting look-out points, amongst them, Pico das Flores, Pico do Facho and Pico do Castelo, commanding wonderful views over the island and out to sea. The Porto Santo Golf course offers two 18 hole courses and one 9 hole pitch and putt and also features 8 tennis courts and a horse-riding centre, whilst the Vila Baleira Thalassa hotel has a thalassotherapy centre (open to non residents) with a variety of treatments and cures. The capital ‘town’ and the island’s only settlement of any notable size, Vila Baleira, is home to a small market on the Rua Joao Goncalves Zarco, a small town hall and a church, Nossa Senora da Piedade, originally founded in the 15th century. Porto Santo’s main claim to fame is its links to Christopher Columbus. Although there is no evidence that Porto Santo was ever his home, it is claimed that Columbus and his wife lived in Vila Baleira for about two years around 1480 and that Columbus’ son, Diego, was born on Porto Santo. Casa de Colombo is a 15th century property built of rough-hewn stone which now houses maps, paintings, engravings and details of Columbus’ life.

WHEN TO GO With average daily temperatures between 19˚C and 26˚C from May to November and between 16˚C and 21˚C from December to April the climate is stable and dry with little change from season to season so sunbathing and swimming is pleasant all year round.

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PORTO SANTO ISLAND Twin room

HOTEL PORTO SANTO & SPA H H H H

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Porto Santo Island For beach lovers . . . an oasis of calm and natural beauty Hotel Porto Santo & Spa is situated right on the beach on the south side of the tiny island of Porto Santo with the open countryside surrounding the property accentuating its airy and spacious feel. There is direct access to the fine sandy beach via a large expanse of lawned gardens, or alternatively, the outdoor pool offers a relaxing spot to swim and soak up the sun. Airy guest bedrooms are attractively furnished and in addition there are luxurious two bedroom villas with private gardens available. A buffet breakfast is served in the restaurant with an a la carte menu available in the evenings. The spa offers an extensive list of treatments as well as an indoor pool, Turkish bath and relaxation areas. Hotel Porto Santo provides the perfect getaway and is an ideal choice for those seeking a restful holiday. The island’s small capital, Vila Baleira, is a short taxi ride away and offers guests the choice of several bars and restaurants.

Features All rooms feature air-conditioning, cable TV, fridge and safe (charge) l Villas with 2 bedrooms, living room and private garden l Swimming pool and sun terrace (towels, sunloungers and parasols) l Spa with 2 massage rooms, Turkish bath, indoor heated pool, hydro massage, relaxation areas l Tennis court l Restaurant with views to the ocean and serving local and international cuisine, bar with spacious terrace, snacks served at hotel beach bar (weather permitting), lounge l Direct access to the beach l Not all facilities are complimentary and are subject to seasonal demand l 94 bedrooms and 5 villas

Classic value Early booking offer book before 25 Oct for stays 1 Nov-30 Apr and save £4 per adult per night Free night offer stays 1 May-30 Jun receive 1 free night in 7 on b&b basis* Free night offer stays 1 Nov-20 Dec & 1 Jan21 Mar receive 1 free night in 7 or 2 in 14 nights on same board basis as booked* *reflected in brochure prices

Honeymooners complimentary fruit and sparkling wine Singles twin sole use no supplement 1 May-30 Jun, 1-31 Oct Sports free use of tennis court Dining flexible plan available see page 9 Family discount available for 1st & 2nd child aged up to 11 (sharing room) Car hire see page 75

Supplements per person per night in £ at time of going to press (see page 72)

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1-14 Jul 18-30 Sep

15-31 Jul 1-17 Sep

1-31 Aug

1 Nov-31 Mar

1-30 Apr

Suite villa garden view (min 2, max 2+2) Family villa garden view (min 4, max 4+2) Twin garden view sole use Half board - adult/child

61 21 0 26/13

70 22 30 26/13

83 25 35 26/13

83 25 57 26/13

55 18 0 27/14

66 24 0 27/14

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17 Jul

24 Jul

31 Jul 07 Aug 14 Aug 21 Aug 28 Aug 04 Sep 11 Sep 18 Sep 25 Sep 02 Oct 09 Oct 16 Oct 23 Oct 30 Oct

3 nights 7 nights 10 nights 14 nights

708 753 747 738 697 723 720 720 713 798 761 885 931 1009 964 942 910 847 825 803 739 735 685 663 651 728 681 849 894 888 879 838 864 861 861 927 1038 1023 1169 1215 1293 1248 1226 1194 1131 1109 1087 979 962 873 851 839 916 873 1037 1082 1076 1067 1026 1052 1049 1049 1107 1218 1236 1382 1428 1506 1461 1439 1407 1344 1322 1267 1159 1103 1014 992 980 1058 1017 1225 1270 1264 1255 1214 1240 1237 1263 1347 1480 1520 1666 1712 1790 1745 1723 1691 1628 1606 1507 1386 1291 1202 1180 1168 1250 1209 530 524 515 474 499 497 497 526 602 577 698 744 822 777 755 723 660 638 616 543 533 486 464 452 529 481 Child (2-11yrs) 7 nights 485 06 Nov 13 Nov

20 Nov 27 Nov 04 Dec 11 Dec 18 Dec 25 Dec 01 Jan

08 Jan 15 Jan

22 Jan 29 Jan

05 Feb 12 Feb 19 Feb 26 Feb 05 Mar 12 Mar 19 Mar 26 Mar 02 Apr

09 Apr 16 Apr 23 Apr

30 Apr

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CLASSIC BOOKING CONDITIONS Our commitment to you

1. Provision of your holiday We will arrange for the provision to you of the services which make up the inclusive holiday as confirmed to you. These services will be provided either directly by us or by independently contracted suppliers. When you, or your travel agent ask for your holiday booking to be confirmed, we allocate your chosen holiday to you and give confirmation of the booking at that moment. It is then that a firm contract exists between you and Classic Collection Holidays Limited (Registered in England no. 1512421) on the basis of this brochure. This also acts as your acceptance of our booking conditions and your holiday is secured from that moment. If your holiday includes flight arrangements, you will be issued with an ATOL certificate immediately and we will later send you or your travel agent a holiday confirmation invoice verifying the details and prices of the holiday that you have already booked, which in most cases will have been confirmed by telephone. All holidays and offers advertised in this brochure are subject to availability. 2. Your holiday price A. When you book All prices, supplements and offers shown in this brochure are based on costs at time of printing (2 April 2013) although we reserve the right to amend all prices, supplements and offers (up or down) when we receive notification of new costs. Some hotels intentionally practice fluid pricing which means that their costs (reflected in our prices) may significantly increase during periods of high demand. This may affect the hotel’s standard room prices although the most significant changes will be noticed when booking superior room types. Prices in this brochure include airline rates applicable at the time of printing and although these rates will generally be available for the validity of the brochure, occasionally during periods of excess demand, when the relevant class is unavailable, we will book the next available fare class which may result in you paying a higher price than that promoted in this brochure. The government charges a levy to cover financial protection in the event of an airline failure and we automatically add this to your invoice total at the booking stage. Once you have confirmed your holiday booking, the price is protected subject to clause 2D of these booking conditions. B. VAT and Exchange rates Our VAT Registration number is 503 944 749 and all prices quoted in this brochure include VAT where relevant (at 20% at time of going to press). The brochure prices of holidays were calculated using exchange rates quoted in the Financial Times Guide to World Currencies on 15 March 2013 in relation to the following currencies: Euro 1.1581, US Dollar 1.5131. Please note a) these rates are not comparable with note or tourist rates which are quoted in national newspapers b) hotel costs, transfers, resort representation, excursions, local taxes and part of the flight cost are typically paid in the currency of your holiday destination country. Aviation fuel is paid in US Dollars. All of these costs are affected by changes in the cost of buying foreign currency, as per exchange rates listed above. We reserve the right to increase our prices in accordance with these booking conditions. C. Price Promise If you can find the same flight inclusive holiday at a cheaper price at the time that you book, we undertake to match the price and will give an additional £10 per adult saving off any competitor’s price. In order to take advantage of our Price Promise, the component parts of the relevant holiday must be identical and we reserve the right to request confirmation in writing of the relevant competitor’s holiday price. Our Price Promise cannot be actioned retrospectively after a booking has been made, and it is only available on new bookings made during the validity of this brochure. Unfortunately we cannot always match prices where we believe our competitors have made a pricing error or where they are offering the holiday arrangements at a price below their operating costs. If a competitor’s price is greater than £150 per adult and/or £50 per child below our price, we deem one of these two scenarios to be true and will not honour our Price Promise. D. Surcharges (after booking) Once you have booked, the price of your holiday travel arrangements may be varied due to changes in transportation costs such as fuel, scheduled airfares and any other airline cost changes which are part of the contract between airlines (and their agents) and the tour operator or organiser, and also in respect of government action such as changes in VAT or any other government imposed changes. In the case of any small variation, an amount equivalent to 2% of the price of your travel arrangements, and any amendment charges, will be absorbed or retained. For larger variations, this 2% will still be absorbed for increases but not retained from refunds. In either case there will be an administration charge of £1 per person together with an amount to cover agent’s

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commission. In the unlikely event that this means that you have to pay an increase of more than 10% of the price of your holiday travel arrangements, you may cancel your booking and receive a full refund of all monies paid, except for any amendment charges. Should you decide to cancel for this reason, you must exercise your right to do so within 14 days from the issue date printed on your final invoice. 3. If your booking is changed It is unlikely that your booking will have to be changed, but we do plan the arrangements many months in advance, therefore we reserve the right to do so at any time. Most of these changes are very minor, but where they are major, we will inform you or your travel agent as soon as reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. A major change is one that is made to a major part of your holiday arrangements before departure, such as a change of your departure airport (except between London airports), resort area or time of departure or return by more than twelve hours, or offering accommodation with a lower category rating. If we have to make a major change you have the choice of the following: A accepting the changed arrangements as notified to you, B purchasing another available holiday from us, or C cancelling your holiday and receiving a full refund of all monies paid. Additionally, if we make a major change after you have paid the full balance of your holiday and you accept A, B or C you will be entitled to compensation on the scale shown below. Period before scheduled departure Compensation within which a major change is per adult notified to you or your travel agent: More than 56 days Nil 43-56 days £20 29-42 days £30 15-28 days £40 0-14 days £50 Important note Compensation payments do not apply to changes caused by reason of war or threat of war, riot, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural and nuclear disasters, fire, or other circumstances that may amount to force majeure. 4. If your holiday is cancelled We reserve the right in any circumstance to cancel your holiday and, in this event, we will return to you all money you have paid us or will offer you an alternative holiday of comparable standard to purchase. In no case, except for those beyond our control, will your holiday be cancelled after the balance is paid and in such cases compensation will be paid per clause 3. 5. What happens to complaints Disputes arising out of, or in connection with, this contract which cannot be settled amicably may be referred to arbitration if the customer so wishes, under a special scheme arranged by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). The ABTA scheme provides for a relatively simple and inexpensive method of arbitration on documents alone with restricted liability on the customer with regards to cost. Under the scheme, customers must pursue their claim within 12 months of the date of return from their holiday. (Outside this time limit, arbitration under the scheme may still be available if the Company agrees, although the ABTA scheme does not require such agreement). The scheme does not apply to claims for amounts greater than £5,000 per person or £25,000 per booking, neither does it apply to claims which are solely in respect of physical injury or illness or their consequences. However, the scheme can deal with compensation claims which include an element of minor injury or illness subject to a per person limit of £1,000 on the personal injury or illness element of the claim. Full details can be provided by us, or can be obtained from ABTA at www.abta.com. 6. Our responsibility for your holiday We accept responsibility for ensuring that all component parts of the inclusive holiday, limited to items included on confirmation invoice are supplied to you as described in this brochure and to a reasonable standard. If any such part is not provided to your satisfaction due to the fault of our employees, agents, or suppliers, we will pay you appropriate compensation if this has affected the enjoyment of your holiday (see Important note in paragraph 3 above). Our liability in this respect is limited to a maximum of three times the value of the holiday. We must ask you however, to be patient and understanding in the event of unforeseen alterations to your holiday made by our suppliers over whom we have no direct control. 7. Excursions (whilst participating in arrangements made by us) Excursions or other tours that you may choose to book or pay for whilst you are on holiday are not part of the holiday provided by us. For any excursion or other tour that you book, your contract is with the operator of the excursion or tour and not with us and we are not responsible for the provision of the excursion or tour or for anything that happens during the course of its provision.

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8. Personal Injury (whilst participating in arrangements made by us) We have taken all reasonable and proper steps to ensure that proper arrangements have been made for all the holidays which are advertised in this brochure and that the suppliers of the various services which will be provided to you as part of the inclusive holiday are efficient, safe and reputable businesses, and that they comply with the local and national laws and regulations of the country in which they provide those services. We have no direct control over the provision of services to customers by suppliers. However, subject to the Notes below, we will pay to our customers the equivalent of such damages as they would be entitled to receive under English law in an English Court for any personal injury to the customer, including illness or death, caused by the negligence, as understood in English Law, of the servants or agents of ourselves or of any of our suppliers contracted or sub-contracted by us to provide any part of the arrangements for your holiday as described in this brochure. With regard to any relevant international convention for example, the Montreal Convention in respect of travel by air, the Athens Convention in respect of travel by sea, the Berne Convention in respect of travel by rail, and the Paris Convention in respect of the provision of accommodation, which limit the amount of compensation that you can claim for death, injury, delay to passengers and loss, damage and delay to luggage, we are to be regarded as having all benefit of any limitation of compensation contained in these or any conventions. Copies of these can be made available on request. Air Passenger Rights Under EU law you have rights in some circumstances to refunds and/ or compensation from your airline in cases of denied boarding, cancellation or delay to flights. Full details of these rights will be publicised at EU airports and will also be available from airlines. However reimbursement in such cases is the responsibility of the airline and will not automatically entitle you to a refund of your holiday cost from us. Your right to a refund and/or compensation from us is set out in paragraph 3. If your airline does not comply with these rules you should complain to the Air Transport Users’ Council on 020 7240 6061 www.auc.org.uk 9. Personal Injury (Unconnected with travel arrangements made by us) If you, or any member of your party, suffer death, illness or injury whilst overseas arising out of an activity which does not form part of your holiday arrangements or an excursion arranged through us, we shall at our discretion, offer advice, guidance and assistance. Where legal action is contemplated and you want our assistance, you must obtain our written consent prior to commencement of proceedings. Our consent will be given subject to you undertaking to assign any costs or benefits received, under any relevant insurance policy to ourselves. We limit the cost of our assistance to you or any member of your party to £5,000. Under your travel insurance cover, you must make an insurance claim under the legal expenses section in respect of any legal fees incurred abroad for that purpose. Notes in respect of paragraphs 8 & 9 We would request that you (a) notify us of any claim for personal injury within 2 months of your return from holiday; (b) assign to Classic Collection Holidays any rights against a supplier or any other person or party you may have relating to the claim; and (c) agree to co-operate fully with us should our insurers wish to enforce those rights. This assignment is necessary to enable us to try to recover from suppliers any compensation paid to customers and associated costs as a result of personal injury to customers caused by the negligence of those suppliers. It is not our wish to profit from such assignment, and in the unlikely event of our recovering more than such compensation and costs, any excess will be paid to the injured customers.

Your commitment to Classic Collection Holidays

1. Your holiday contract As soon as your holiday booking is confirmed, you must sign a booking form accepting our booking conditions. Your contract is made on the terms of these booking conditions which are governed by English law and the jurisdiction of the English Courts. You may however choose the law and jurisdiction of Scotland or Northern Ireland if you wish to do so. Any disputes arising will be heard in the English Courts unless you prefer the courts of Scotland or Northern Ireland. 2. Payment for the holiday You pay a deposit of £150 per person (or 10% of total cost if greater, or an agreed sum to cover costs where flight seats are purchased at time of booking) when you book. This is your commitment until 8 weeks before departure when your final balance is due. You must pay the balance at least 8 weeks before departure. For bookings within 8 weeks to departure, full payment is required at time of booking. If payment is not received as above, we reserve the right to treat your booking as cancelled and your deposit/s would be forfeited. If you pay money for your holiday to an ABTA travel agent, they will hold that money as our agent from the time they receive it until they pay the money to us. All credit card payments incur a charge (1% at time of printing but subject to change)

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3. If you change your booking If you want to change any details of your booking (eg transfer to a different holiday, departure date or airport), we will do our best to help as soon as we receive your request in writing. We charge an amendment fee of £25 per person named on the booking form for each detail of the booking changed and, in addition to the amendment fee, we will charge for any additional costs we incur in making the amendment/s. Please note that it is highly likely that amendment costs will increase the closer the change is made to your departure date. IMPORTANT Some travel arrangements (eg flight tickets purchased specifically from certain airlines and certain hotel bookings) may not be refundable or transferable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request may incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that particular part of the holiday arrangements. Where the price varies depending on the number of persons travelling and the numbers are amended, the price will be recharged on the basis of the new party size. Any increase in price per person payable as a result of a part cancellation is not a cancellation charge and will not normally be covered by your chosen insurance. A separate cancellation charge will be levied in respect of bookings cancelled in accordance with paragraph 4 below. A new confirmation invoice will be issued as appropriate on which the cancellation charges will be shown. 4. If you cancel your booking You or any member of your party may cancel your booking, or part of it, once it has been confirmed, but the instructions will only be valid if in writing and signed by the person who signed the booking form. Your written instructions should go either to the travel agent you booked with, asking them to notify us immediately, or if you booked direct, to our address. To compensate us for the expense of processing your booking, payment of cancellation fees are on the scale shown. The amount payable (by whomever signed the booking form) depends on when we receive your written instructions. Period before scheduled departure Amount of cancellation within which written holiday charge (shown as a % instructions are received by us of total price) More than 56 days Deposit/initial payment 43-56 days 30% or deposit if greater 29-42 days 50% or deposit if greater 15-28 days 70% or deposit if greater 8-14 days 90% or deposit if greater 7 days to departure date or after 100% NB. You may make a claim if your cancellation falls within the terms of your travel insurance policy. 5. If you have a complaint If you have a complaint about your holiday please refer the matter to the supplier immediately (airline, hotel, car hire etc). If further assistance is required our agent/ representative in resort should be contacted. Matters can most easily be resolved for you on the spot, when the supplier can see and understand the exact nature of any problems you have. It is unreasonable to take no action whilst on holiday, then complain afterwards. In the unlikely event that matters cannot be resolved to your satisfaction our agent/representative will ask you to record details on a holiday report form of which you will be given a copy, and you must then follow up your report by writing to our Customer Services Department within 28 days of returning from resort. 6. Holiday participation We reserve the right to decline to accept or retain any person as a customer if their conduct is disruptive and affects the enjoyment of other holidaymakers, and we shall be under no liability for any extra costs incurred by such a person as a result of our doing so. Aircraft captains are legally entitled to deny boarding to any passenger presenting themselves at the aircraft who, at the captain’s absolute discretion, are unacceptably under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Any passenger who is denied boarding on the outbound flight for that reason, shall be deemed to have given notice of cancellation of his/her booking at that moment, and cancellation charges will apply in accordance with paragraph 4. 7. Your accommodation The accommodation provided is only for the use of passengers shown on the confirmation invoice as confirmed by us; subletting, sharing or assignment is prohibited. 8. Your travel ticket conditions When you travel with an air or sea carrier, their conditions of carriage apply, some of which limit liability. These conditions are often the subject of international agreements between countries, and copies of the conditions which apply are available for inspection at the travel agent where you book your holiday. 9. Data Protection Act Classic Collection Holidays is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998 and will deal with all personal data you provide to us in accordance therewith. It is necessary for us to pass on your personal data to airlines, hotels, transportation companies, insurers and other agents in order to arrange the holiday you require. By making a booking or a booking enquiry with Classic Collection Holidays you have consented to allow the passing on of such data as we determine necessary for that purpose. Under the Data Protection Act, you have the right to inspect any relevant personal information held by us.

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HOLIDAY INFORMATION MAKING A BOOKING

Our experienced team can give you the name of our appointed travel agent in your area and will help you choose a suitable holiday and make a reservation on your behalf. If you book through a travel agent, they will check details and availability with us and if you accept these as satisfactory, a formal contract will exist between you and Classic Collection Holidays. If you make a booking directly with us, we will discuss and confirm the details of the holiday with you and, if you accept these as satisfactory, a formal contract will exist between you and Classic Collection Holidays and your credit card details will be taken at that time. In either event, you must sign the completed booking form and pay the appropriate initial payment or, if within 8 weeks of departure, the full holiday price. The booking form (downloadable from our website) and payment must reach us within 4 working days of the booking being confirmed and we reserve the right to cancel the booking and apply full cancellation charges if they are not received within this time. Late bookings made within 8 weeks of departure require that the total balance is paid immediately. Normal cancellation charges apply to late bookings should you subsequently cancel. Recommendations can be made by our team although the final decision as to hotel and resort suitability is ultimately your choice and we cannot be held liable for our suggestions. Please note that for staff training purposes, telephone calls may be monitored and/or recorded. Special requests such as adjoining rooms, dietary requirements etc, should be detailed under Special requests on the booking form. We will inform the property management and/or carrier of your requirements but we cannot guarantee that these will be met. Where additional local costs are involved, payment should be made directly to the supplier. If you have a disability or suffer mobility difficulties, please complete our Special Needs Checklist before we confirm your booking. You may wish to research the suitability of your chosen property with Tourism for All 0845 124 9971/73 www.tourismforall.org.uk

BEFORE YOU TRAVEL

Passports, visas & travel advice Your passport, visa and immigration requirements are your responsibility and you should confirm these with relevant Embassies and/or Consulates. We do not accept any responsibility if you cannot travel because you have not complied with any passport, visa or immigration requirements. For British Citizens, a full ten-year passport is required for travel and it is recommended that your passport is valid for six months from your return date to the UK. Children under 16 must hold their own five-year passport. Contact the UK Passport Agency 0870 521 0410 or www.passport.gov.uk for details. Please note that your name and initials on your flight tickets/documentation must match those on your passport. For up to date overseas travel advice for the destination you are visiting see the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) website at www.fco.gov.uk/travel Vaccinations & health requirements In certain countries, it is wise and sometimes obligatory to have certain vaccinations. Currently none of our destinations require vaccinations, although as regulations frequently change, you should check with your travel agent or Department of Health for up-to-date information. Travel documentation Your flight tickets including e-ticket information and holiday itinerary will be dispatched approximately 10 days prior to your departure. Late bookings may require a TOD (ticket on departure) which may incur a small charge.

OUR BROCHURE & HOLIDAY DETAILS

Brochure accuracy This brochure was printed on 2 April 2013. Details are valid for departures from 1 May 2013 to 30 April 2014 or until publication of any revised edition, or you are notified otherwise by your travel agent or our reservations staff. All the facts in this brochure are re-checked for accuracy by our staff and, where possible, our hoteliers, although of course it is always feasible, especially in low season, that facilities may be unavailable as hotels, especially those which are open all year round, will require maintenance (eg pools), redecoration and refurbishment. Service within hotels may change from time to time eg dining changes from traditional waiter service to buffet style. Such events are regrettably beyond our control although we will alert you to significant changes at time of booking, or if you have already booked, we will contact you as soon as is reasonably possible if there is time before your departure. Hotel details We are happy to advise hotel web addresses, but cannot accept responsibility for their accuracy. Room types and upgrades Single rooms normally carry a supplement which is for the convenience of having a room to yourself and location/facilities may be inferior to that of a twin room. In family rooms and twin or double rooms that take additional beds, do note that the extra bed/s could be of a folding or convertible sofa type and beds for children may not be full adult-sized singles. When additional beds are put in a room, floor space will be reduced and cupboard access may be limited. Junior suites normally have a sitting area, and suites have a sitting area or separate sitting room. Ocean or sea view rooms enjoy views of the ocean/sea although foliage, buildings etc may sometimes interrupt a full view. Ocean facing or sea facing rooms will face the ocean/sea but will normally be on lower floors where the view of the ocean/sea may be obscured through gardens/trees etc. Side ocean view or side sea view rooms offer a restricted view of the ocean. Room upgrade supplements are normally detailed on the hotel pages, but occasionally you may see the phrase on request which means that we will have to contact the hotel for up-to-date prices. Hotel facilities normally incur a charge eg sun loungers, tennis, squash, mini-golf, pool table, watersports, entry to disco/nightclub, use of fitness/leisure and spa facilities, children’s clubs, cots, safety deposit boxes and car parking.

Nights & meal arrangements The number of nights on your confirmation invoice refers to the number of nights reserved in your hotel. If you arrive late at night or in the early hours of the morning, your accommodation is immediately available as it has been reserved for the whole night and this will count as one of your holiday nights. If you have booked half or full board, you may lose a meal due to your time of arrival or departure and this will have been reflected in your holiday price. Full board normally consists of breakfast (usually continental buffet-style), lunch and dinner; half board is breakfast and dinner. Half board or full board arrangements, as indicated in the hotel descriptions, are generally served in the main dining room and are based on a standard table d’hote menu although this normally includes a choice of dishes. Many hotels offer buffet style meals and some a combination of waiter and buffet service. A full a la carte menu is available for an extra cost in most of our hotels and customers should note that when half or full board is offered as a la carte dining, exclusions such as lobster, prawns etc may be available for a local supplement. Most hotels offer the option of booking any number of nights on half or full board so that you can pay in the UK and decide which nights you wish to eat at the hotel when you arrive: simply ask our reservations staff for details. Dress code Due to the sophisticated nature of many of our hotel restaurants, shorts and t-shirts are unacceptable for evening dining and slightly more formal attire is recommended. Children & infants Some children’s prices are detailed on our hotel pages but owing to space restrictions, we cannot detail all relevant prices and you should contact our reservations department for specific prices. To take advantage of children’s prices, a child must normally be aged 2-11 years at the date of return and must share a room with two adults or full fare paying passengers, although some hotels offer special reductions for a second child sharing the room, or for older children, or for a child travelling with one adult, or where children share an interconnecting room. Children paying child prices can normally benefit from reduced half board supplements (when booking same board basis as adults) and will not normally be charged room supplements although if these are payable, relevant prices will be advised at time of booking. Normally children staying in their own room will be charged as full fare paying passengers including relevant room and half board supplements. Please note that where children’s reductions are relevant, their date of birth and age on the date of return from holiday must be advised on the booking form. Infants (under two years of age at date of return) pay a charge to cover our administration costs and additional charges may be levied for certain flights, inter-island connections or business class cabins. Hotels will charge locally for food and cots. Please note that the regulations applied to the manufacture of cots in other countries are not as high as those in the UK and may not conform to British safety standards. Also please note that the date of birth and age of infants on return from holiday must be advised on the booking form. Child seats Although we can request child seats for private transfers in resort, they cannot always be guaranteed and in such cases we suggest that you bring your own (see complimentary BubbleBum offer page 13). Babysitting arrangements are available at many properties although the service will vary and the sitter may not remain in the room with the child. If you wish to use a babysitting service, you must arrange and pay for it locally with the sitter who is frequently a member of the hotel staff not qualified in child care. Check in/out On arrival at hotels, check in time is normally 4pm and check out 12 noon. Most hotels can provide luggage storage and changing room facilities if you arrive earlier or stay later and you may be able to pay locally for a late check out: simply contact your hotel reception. Health & safety All our properties are checked regularly for compliance in respect of local regulations. However, guests must exercise caution particularly with regard to fire safety, swimming pools, balconies, lifts etc, where compliance may not be equal to British standards. Resort development may be in progress and occasionally the work involved will result in building work being in evidence. We cannot forewarn of all developments, however, if the works taking place, either through noise or other inconvenience, is felt by us to affect your overall holiday enjoyment, we will supply all such information to you directly or via your travel agent. Many of our resorts are in popular holiday destinations which invariably have busy road networks so you may encounter some traffic disturbance especially during peak season. Representation Due to the specialist nature of our programme it is not always practical to visit our guests in their hotel particularly where multi-centres, island hopping or fly drive holidays are booked. All customers will be given emergency contact numbers, and departure details will be confirmed on arrival in resort. Our resort representative or local agent will normally make contact within 24 hours of your arrival to ensure that everything is in order, although should you encounter any difficulties during your stay, please contact your hotel manager in the first instance, and if further assistance is required, simply contact our resort manager or local agent who will endeavour to resolve the problem. Your holiday price includes 1. Return flights between the UK and overseas airport (where applicable) 2. Luggage allowance as specified on your airline documentation 3. Private transfer or hire car between the overseas airport and your hotel (as detailed on our confirmation) 4. Accommodation and board basis as detailed on your confirmation 5. Services of our representative or local office/agent Please note that refunds are not available for services provided but not utilised Your holiday price excludes 1. Transport between your home and departure airport 2. Travel insurance (condition of booking) 3. 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CLASSIC flights & car hire Choice of flights We know that our customers like to fly from a local airport that is convenient to them and because we tailor-make every holiday to suit you, we are able to book scheduled, charter or no frills flights from a wide range of UK airports. Please call our reservations team for further details regarding the services provided by different airlines. Scheduled airlines These offer high frequency and often daily services to our destinations which allows you the luxury of choosing your departure day and holiday duration. Scheduled flights provide a high level of service and comfort, normally with generous legroom (typical seat pitch 31 inches), punctuality, meals relevant to the time of day, plus complimentary bar and in-flight entertainment. Scheduled services also give you the chance to upgrade to business and first class cabins. Classic Collection Holidays offers flights with all scheduled carriers. Domestic flight connections via London So that our customers can take advantage of the flexibility and reliability of scheduled flights from London, we are pleased to offer domestic flights from all UK airports.

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No frills flights Often referred to as low cost airlines, these flights do not provide complimentary in-flight drinks, meals, or entertainment and seats are not normally allocated prior to boarding although families with young children are given priority boarding status. Prices vary dependent upon travel dates and when you book. We can easily include a no frills flight from your local airport, but if you wish to book your own no frills flight we are happy to book the rest of the holiday for you. Charter flights Through a range of charter airline partners, we are delighted to offer a choice of direct flights from many UK airports. These flights may restrict your holiday duration to 7 or 14 nights, but we know that to fly direct to your holiday destination from your local airport is normally preferable. Private jets Together with travel industry partner, FHR, Classic Collection Holidays enjoys a partnership with a fully licensed airline company which specialises in the provision of private executive aircraft. For total flexibility, privacy and convenience, we can charter a private aircraft giving you the ability to create your own holiday timetable to any of our destinations. You can choose the aircraft type, the seating arrangements, the level of service, your departure airport and the flight timings that suit you best.

Often the best way to explore is by car and we can book a hire car for you in most of our destinations. We can easily book a car for any duration with a choice of vehicle including family saloons, cabriolets, people-movers, four-wheel drives, and sports cars. We have included some guide prices below, but simply let us know the type of car you would like to hire and we will ensure that we get the best possible price for you at the time you book your holiday. Group A (Nissan Micra or similar) 3 days from £89 & 7 days from £159 Car hire terms and conditions Our hire car terms normally include unlimited mileage, government tax, CDW and insurance. A UK driving licence, passport and car rental contract are minimum driving requirements, and in order to hire a car, you must have at least two years’ driving experience and be at least 25 years of age (normal maximum 75 years of age). Please note that the types of car may vary within each group and delivery and/or collection charges may apply in some resort areas. Child seats and additional drivers can be booked with us although extra relevant charges will be payable locally. Normally a petrol deposit will be payable on collection of your hire car. Please also note that a non-waivable excess is applicable in the event of accident or theft unless optional super CDW is paid for locally.

Flight details Information including flight duration and departure airports is provisional and is for guidance only and the right is reserved to substitute alternative airlines and/or aircraft (scheduled, charter or no frills). Brochured holiday guide prices are based on standard seats and airline rates applicable at the time of printing. Flight tickets are not transferable or refundable. All holidays are operated under CAA Licence (ATOL No. 5837).

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Flights may be on scheduled, charter or no frills airlines on a daily or weekly basis although some routes may not operate for the entire year. Flight durations from the UK to Madeira and Porto Santo Island range between 3 hrs 20 mins - 4 hrs 30 mins and we will be pleased to discuss specific timings and various options at the time of booking. Please note that business class seats are available on selected scheduled services, and premium and extra legroom seats plus speedy boarding options can be booked when available with relevant airlines.

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