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Poncha, Funchal, Levada walks and exploring the East of Madeira

Day 1

  • 1pm - arrive in Madeira and take a taxi from the airport to your hotel. I recommend Sentido Galo Resorts

  • 2pm - relax in your hotel and unpack before taking the local bus into Funchal (bus 155)

  • 2:30pm - explore Funchal and enjoy a stroll along the promenade stopping for a drink at Beerhouse. Take a walk down through the centre of Funchal down to the Lido area

  • 4:30pm - grab a drink and bite to eat at the beautiful Reid Palace hotel

  • 5:30pm - take the bus back to Sentido Galo Resorts

  • 7pm - enjoy dinner at the Ondamar buffet restaurant

Day 2

  • 8am - enjoy breakfast in the Ondamar restaurant

  • 9:30am - 6pm - join Madeira Sunrise Tours for the East or West tour of the island

  • 7pm - have dinner at Pizzaria Galosol at Galo Resorts

Day 3

  • 8am - have breakfast at the hotel

  • 9am - take the local bus into the centre of Funchal

  • 9:30am - take the Monte cable car to the botanical gardens

  • 10:30am - explore the botanical gardens and stop for a coffee overlooking Funchal

  • 12pm - walk back down from the gardens into the centre of Funchal

  • 1pm - have lunch at the Savoy Hotel sky bar

  • 3pm - stop D'Oliveria winery for free wine tasting and try Poncha at Rei da Poncha

  • 4pm - enjoy a walk along the Maderian coast

  • 5:30pm - take the bus back to Galo Resorts

  • 7pm - have dinner in the Atlantis restaurant at the hotel and a drink at the Capoeira lounge bar

Next stop: 3 Days in Lisbon


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