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Portugal: Madère fete des fleurs

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Madère fete des fleurs: Voyage de découvertes et fête des fleurs .

  1. Dates : Du 01 au 08 mai 2024
  2. Départ garanti
  3. Minimum 2 personnes, maximum 8 personnes.
  4. Guide local francophone et vols inclus depuis Bruxelles ou Paris.

Lors de ce voyage organisé  Madère fete des fleurs, de 8 jours,  au Portugal, nous sommes ravis de vous faire découvrir cette magnifique île lors de la  Fête des Fleurs de Madère. Cette fête des fleurs avec cortège a lieu le 05 mai 2024. C’est pourquoi le circuit organisé se déroulera du 01/05/2024 au 08/05/2024 avec un départ de Bruxelles ou d’un autre aéroport européen.

VOLS INCLUS.

PRICE: From 1350€/p. half -board 4-star hotel FLIGHTS INCLUDED from Brussels, Paris or Toulouse.
  1. Visits, experiences and local French-speaking guide.
  2. All transfers and tours are private and INCLUDED.
  3. Hotel 4 * Hotel Girassol or equivalent, 7 nights
  4. Max 8 people

Program

After collecting your luggage, you exit the arrivals hall, where you meet your driver who will take you to your hotel.  Hotel Girassol in Funchal, Madeira. (hotelgirassolmadeira.com)

After breakfast, departure to the city center. Visit the traditional and emblematic  Mercado dos Lavradores market , where the flowers, fruits and fish will leave you dazzled. Exit in the direction of Santa Maria Street , an open-air museum, with the “Art of Open Doors” project, along its historic streets, in which its doors have been painted or have been intervened in some way by countless artists. At the cable car stationwhich will take us to Monte. The highlight here is the magnificent panoramic view of the city of Funchal and the sea that the 550 meters of altitude have to offer. Cooler air hangs in and a quiet environment is for some an added value that Monte has to offer. It is in this locality also that the famous toboggans . You won’t want to miss this opportunity! Back in the city center, stop at a Wine Cellar to recover from your emotions. Visit and tasting of Madeira wines.  Lunch at a local restaurant. Passage through an Embroidery Factory. Madeira Embroidery pieces have a history and tradition associated with the “luxury” segment and many tables of the European aristocracy were decorated. Visit of the botanical garden which, in addition to the endemic species of the island, also has a beautiful collection of plants and flowers from all over the world.  

Cable car supplement: €13.50 per person  

Slide supplement: €17.00 per person 

After breakfast, transfer to Câmara de Lobos, where you will discover this fishing town. Continuing to Cabo Girão and Ribeira Brava . Passage through places like  Ponta do Sol and Calheta with its sandy beach brought from the African desert. Continuing inland to reach the higher and unique plateau of the island, Paúl da Serra . Stop in Porto Moniz where we will have lunch in a local restaurant and we still have the opportunity to visit the famous natural pools. Stop at the town of San Vicente. Before returning to the hotel, stop at Encumeada, where, on a clear day, we can enjoy beautiful views of both sides of the island. Departure for an evening with a festive atmosphere! The cuisine and folklore will guarantee you an unforgettable night. Enjoy our espetada (kebab), fried corn, among other regional specialties.  

After breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the city center. Attended the Wall of Hope Ceremony , during which thousands of children, dressed as they should, parade. Breakfast in a local restaurant. Departure to Eira do Serrado , which offers one of the best places on the island with breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains Visit to the village Curral das Freiras (Valley of the Nuns), one of the most emblematic villages of our island. they will have the opportunity to taste the typical Ginja and Chestnut Cake. Last stop at Pico dos Barcelo one of the best views of the amphitheater in Funchal. Return to the hotel.  

After breakfast, free morning. You attend the Allegorical  Procession of Flowers , one of the most important and anticipated events of all the festivities, both by visitors and locals, which has been carried out since 1979  Return to the hotel. 

Stand supplement

After breakfast, departure to Pico Arieiro , the second highest peak on the island with 1810m. Descent to Ribeiro Frio . Free time to walk. Depart for Faial , where lunch will take place. Stop in Santana, known for its typical houses with thatched roofs. Departure towards Porto da Cruz , stop for a walk in the village. Passage through Machico , the first capital of Madeira, where the navigators who discovered in 1420 landed .  

After breakfast, departure from the hotel to the marina of Funchal.  Nau Santa Maria , a replica of Christopher Columbus’ ship. Caravel trip. Breakfast in a local restaurant. Continuation of your day to Cristo Rei located in Garajau. Next stop Santo da Serra for the visit of its garden.  Return to the hotel.  

At the agreed time (the transfer takes place 2h30 before the departure time of the flight), we will leave the hotel in the direction of the airport for your return flight.

What to see at this flower festival?

Dozens of allegorical floats , adorned with a multitude of flowers typical of the island of Madeira, leave sweet and ephemeral perfumes in the air – this is the great procession of the Flower. At the same time, the artists of Madeira are busy making unforgettable carpets of flowers strategically displayed in the streets. Window decoration competitions are also organised.

Les points forts du voyage organisé Madère fete des fleurs  : CE QUI EST INCLUS

  • All VISITS according to program: Funchal- Monte-Botanical Garden-PortoMoniz- Wall of Hope-Eira do Serrado-Curral das Freiras- Valley of Paradise -Flower Procession-Santana-Excursion at sea with the caravel Nau Santa Maria – Cristo King
  • Half board and stay in a 4-star Girassol Suite Hotel or similar
  • Folk dinner
  • Procession of flowers in Funchal on Sunday April 30, 2023
  • French-speaking local guide
  • GUARANTEED DEPARTURE from 2 people
  • Max 8 people
  • FLIGHTS INCLUDED
  • All PRIVATE transfers included
  • All visits included according to the program

THE ISLAND OF MADEIRA: Geography and particularities.

Due to its excellent geographical location and the high mountains, Madeira has breathtaking landscapes. The island has a surprisingly mild climate , with moderate humidity and pleasant average temperatures of 25ºC in summer and 18ºC in winter .

The island is also very famous for its natural beauty, especially the Laurissilva Forest, which is an ancient forest that has been classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Madeira is also well known as a place where you can practice outdoor sports and leisure activities all year round. 

Madeira being an island of Portugal, it is quite natural to find in the local specialties many dishes based on  fish  and  seafood . Madeira’s climate is conducive to the cultivation of  exotic fruits , such as pineapple, custard apple or cherimoya , banana,  chayote , yam , mango, papaya,  sweet potato , passion fruit ( maracuja) among others. The dishes are often accompanied by products from the island, this mixture is typical of Madeiran gastronomy.

Why an organized trip to Madeira during the Flower Festival?

the flower festival is a unique opportunity to take full advantage of the natural jewels of this splendid island. Moreover, the culture and traditions of Madeira are defined in the monuments, museums, churches. Also in some regional products such as Madeira wine and embroidery.