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Spent the day wandering around Madeira. We purchased tickets for the hop on bus again and saw all the interesting points on the small island. We returned to the ship for the sail away at 4 pm. Had a lovely drink by the pool accompanied by a steel band as we watched Madeira fade in the distance. Lovely day. ...
... day tour that really focused on the different topographical terrains, so this time I thought I would go into the old town.
Somebody must have complained about the lack of shuttles for us (I certainly heard a lot of complaints), so this time they offered us a shuttle into town. I walked over and caught the hop on bus (This company called “The Yellow Bus.” Only 12 euros, again two routes good for 48 hours. I chose the one ...
Funchal is the largest city, the municipal seat and the capital of Portugal's Autonomous Region of Madeira. The city has a population of 111,892 and has been the capital of Madeira for more than five centuries. From the Portuguese word "funcho" (fennel) and the suffix "-al",
to denote "a plantation of fennel", Funchal is also the leading Portuguese port on cruise liner dockings. Funchal has a mild Subtropical climate with evenly temperatures all year round. Wikipedia
... a nice way to avoid jet lag.
Bonnie and I have already traveled more than three-quarters around the globe, and now feel like we're in the home stretch of this wonderful adventure. We're feeling great and doing well. Finally, we want to thank you for joining us. Your comments and emails have been much appreciated. It's so good to hear from back home and to read your responses to the blog. You (and the cows of India) are in our thoughts. We love you ...
Oh... There always has to be a last day of a vacation spot, and this is ours. All of us decided that this day was going to be spent, just enjoying the beauty of the Reid's Palace, and packing our bags to leave for London tomorrow. After breakfast, Jacques went back to the room, and began reading his morning newspaper. Marina joined him, and began the horrendous (according to her) job of organizing and packing Jacques. Followed, of course, ...
Other places to stay in Funchal
Rua Imperatriz D. Amelia 55, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $101
- Loved the Hypnotist!
- Beautiful-We were treated with great care.
- Fabulous! No kids!
Rua Simplicio dos Passos Gouveia, 29, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $186
- Nice, Relaxing Hotel
- Great suites
Estrada Monumental 175-177, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $201
- A wonderful hotel.
- Would definitely reccommend
- This hotel exceeded our expectations....
Largo Antonio Nobre , Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $111
- Would stay at this hotel again
- Our most enjoyable holiday for years!
- Great location for Town Centre
Estrada Monumental 284, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $69
- Good Honest Value
- Very pleasant hotel
- Good Hotel
Lido - Rua de Leichlingen nos. 2-4, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $111
Estrada Monumental 316, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $76
Rua Nova Vale D'Ajuda, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $65
Rua Simplicio Passos Gouveia, 21, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $159
- Will return
- Madeirn Magic
Estrada Monumental, 147, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $217
- Watch out for the afternoon tea !!
- Maderia magic
- Superb Hotel
Praia Formosa , Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $138
- Heaven on Earth, Perfect Holiday
- Faultless in every respect!
- Excellent hotel
Estrada Monumental 265, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $147
Quinta Calaca 1, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $73
- Un hotel muy bonito
- Dated dark and dingy
- Sehr nettes Hotel
Rua Ponta da Cruz, 23, Funchal | 5 star hotelfrom $115
- A Grand Holiday indeed!
- 5* holiday at its best
- Very Nice hotel
Estrada Monumental 302, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $55
- Good location
- Better than expected
- Past it's sell-by date
Estrada Monumental 306, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $51
Rua da Casa Branca 98, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $47
Rua do Gorgulho 2, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $135
- A 5-star hotel in all but name
- Our first trip to madeira
- Shear Elegance
Azinhaga da Casa Branca 7, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $92
Rua do Cabrestante 25, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $78
Estrada Monumental 256, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $83
Avda do Mar e das Comunidades Madeirenses 50, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $142
- Wonderful Friendly Staff and Good Quality Accommodation
- Good all round hotel
- Perfect Location
Rua da Casa Branca, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $49
Estrada Monumental 239, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $39
Rua Leichlingen 7, Funchal | 3 star hotelfrom $159
- Loved the veiws
- Exc with a baby - space, comfort, resort facilities but not too "resorty"!
Estrada Monumental 194, Funchal | 4 star hotelfrom $92