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  • Private tours of the scenic village and mountain peaks of Madeira.
  • Explore Faial Island and its yacht harbor with private guide.
  • Walk around the stunning Lagoa do Capitao on Pico Island.
  • Discover the mountains and emerald lakes of ‘Sete Cidades’ on.
  • Featuring expertly selected hotels.
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From the wine and embroidery of Madeira, to the volcanic islands of the Azores, this exploration showcases the best of Portugal's wholly unique archipelago. Watch the modern-day intrepid come and go in the cosmopolitan yacht harbour of Horta, and take a mountain pass to Cabo Girão, the 2nd highest sea cliff in the world. Tour picturesque villages, gaze out at the sea from hilltop lookouts, and sip Port at small street side cafes. See an incredible diversity of landscapes on this journey, from dramatic coastline to rolling green pastures - even tread upon Capelinhos - a new land mass formed a mere 50 years ago through marine volcanic eruptions. Explore a compelling cuisine, from trout hatched locally to pineapple from nearby plantations and tour lakes of vivid blues and electric greens.

Enjoy a personalized vacation that best suits your needs, developed by one of our experienced destination experts. Relax during your trip with our 24/7 support and expert local guidance.

Day
Activities Hotel & Meals
Hotel & Meals
  • Day 1 Funchal (Madeira)
    Funchal (Madeira)
    • Private Transfer - Airport with Meet & Greet - Vehicle/Assistant/Driver (Weekend & Bank Holidays)
    • Portugal - Welcome Package
    • Evening in Madeira with Dinner & Entertainment - Vehicle/Driver
  • Day 2 Funchal (Madeira)
    Funchal (Madeira)
    • Private Tour - Camara de Lobos, Cabo Girao, Paul da Serra, Porto Moniz (8 hrs) - Vehicle/Guide/Driver - Weekday
  • Day 3 Funchal (Madeira) to Faial Island
    Funchal (Madeira) to Faial Island
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Horta at Leisure
    Hotel Do Canal (B) (Standard )
  • Day 4 Faial Island
    Faial Island
    • Private Tour - Faial Discovery (6.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Hotel Do Canal (B) (Standard )
  • Day 5 Faial Island
    Faial Island
    • Private Tour - Pico Island (with Lunch, 7.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide/Ferry
    Hotel Do Canal (B) (Standard )
  • Day 6 Faial Island to São Miguel Island
    Faial Island to São Miguel Island
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Flight (Not Included)
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
    • Private Tour - 1/2 Day Sete Cidades (4 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 7 São Miguel Island
    São Miguel Island
    • Private Tour - Furnas Discovery (with Lunch, 7 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 8 São Miguel Island
    São Miguel Island
    • Private Tour - Lagoa Do Fogo Hike & Ribeira Grande (with Lunch, 6.5 hrs) - Vehicle/Driver-Guide
    Breakfast
  • Day 9 São Miguel Island
    São Miguel Island
    • Private Transfer - Airport - Vehicle/Driver
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
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Day 1: Funchal (Madeira)

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. For your added comfort, we will have an English speaking assistant waiting for you outside the customs with a sign with your name on it. Your representative will help you to co-ordinate meeting up with your private driver and accompany you to your accommodation.

A welcome package with a bottle of wine, city map, train tickets (if relevant), and any other touristic information that we deem you may find useful will be waiting for you upon your arrival at your first hotel on your trip.

Meet your private driver for a transfer to a carefully-selected restaurant where you'll indulge in the simple delights of Madeiran cuisine. Experience the culinary delights of Espetada, marinated beef cooked over the open fire on a skewer, milho frito, delicious golden fried maize or even the mouth-watering homemade garlic bread. Put these together with wine and energetic entertainment by a local folklore group and you can be assured of a very enjoyable evening out. Conclude your evening with a return transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: Suite Hotel Eden Mar

The first hotel of the chain, Suite Hotel Eden Mar, guarantees high levels of comfort and tranquility for its guests. Located next to the sea-side promenade that provides a scenic walk connecting the Lido area to the Câmara de Lobos town, it is close to the tourist area and shopping district. The Eden Mar is an integral part of the Vila Porto Mare resort and shares facilities with two other hotels - Porto Mare and The Residence – 5 pools, 4 restaurants, 6 bars, subtropical gardens and sports fields. The identity of each of the hotels is ensured though the separate reception areas and the types of rooms they offer. 

Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Espetada
Espetada
Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Funchal
Funchal

Day 2: Funchal (Madeira)

Enjoy a guided private full-day tour of Camara de Lobos, Cabo Girao, Paul da Serra, and Porto Moniz. After your guide and driver pick you up at your hotel, you will visit the fishing villages of Camara do Lobos and Ribeira Brava, travel along the south west coast as far as Pazeres, and climb the mountains to Paul da Serra (the famous mountain plateau). From the plateau you will descend to the north coast and the village of Porto Moniz, famed for its volcanic rock swimming pools, before experiencing the breathtaking drive along the infamous cliff-hugging north coast road to São Vicente. From this pretty village you will turn inland and travel up through a lush valley region to the mountain pass of Encumeada, and finally on to Cabo Girão (the 2nd highest sea cliff in the world). The day ends with a transfer back to your hotel. No entrance fees are included.

Accommodation: Suite Hotel Eden Mar
Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Camara de Lobos
Camara de Lobos

Day 3: Funchal (Madeira) - Faial Island

Enjoy a private airport transfer in a chauffeur driven vehicle. 

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. 

Enjoy leisure time to explore Horta today. Wander down to the old harbor and view the paintings on the walls where captains of ships have left their mark. Browse the quaint shops or head to Porto Pim for a few hours. This quiet and idyllic beach is just a short walk from Hotel do Canal and features a soft sand beach and secure inlet for safe swimming.

Accommodation: Hotel Do Canal (B) (Standard )

On the seafront of the city of Horta on Faial Island, with stunning views of the Bay and the mountain of Pico, lies the Hotel Do Canal. The boutique hotel’s furnishings and décor are inspired by the water front; the marina, boats and seaplanes, telling the history of the island. The property offers several leisure facilities including a wellness area fitted with a Jacuzzi, steam bath, hairdresser, massage and gymnasium. The hotel restaurant and bar offers house specialties and refreshing cocktails for guests to enjoy.

Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Faial
Faial
Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Do Canal
Hotel Do Canal

Day 4: Faial Island

Depart your hotel with a private vehicle, and driver-guide for a tour through the town of Horta, unique on the Azores, because of its cosmopolitan yacht harbor, which is the encountering point of the yachts sailing from all over the world, in their transatlantic voyages. Stop at Espalamaca Belvedere to enjoy the view over Horta, the harbor and its surroundings. Head to the center of the island to visit Caldeira, a protected nature reserve with unique vegetation, offering one of the most beautiful landscapes on Faial. Continue on towards Ponta dos Capelinhos, a new land mass formed as a result of an off-shore volcanic eruption spanning 1957-1958, adding to the existing westernmost point of the island. Here you can bear witness to a landscape altered forever, with 300 homes and surrounding fields covered in ash. If desired, you can make an optional visit to the Capelinhos Volcano Interpretation Center, built underground so as to not interfere with the natural landscape on the surface. Afterwards, return to your hotel.

Accommodation: Hotel Do Canal (B) (Standard )
Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Caldeira
Caldeira

Day 5: Faial Island

Meet your private driver-guide at the Madalena port and depart via public ferry on a full-day tour to Pico Island. You'll first come to discover the Santa Luzia area, where its vineyard culture landscape has been classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, for unique wind-breaking stone walls that date back as far as the 15th century, built to protect thousands of small plots from wind and seawater. In Sant'Ana, take a guided two hour walk to learn about the flora and fauna of the area, including its history as a whaling industry center. Next, head to the Furnas de Santo Antonio, classified as a nature reserve and an important nesting site for seabirds. Visit a local restaurant where you'll get to enjoy an included lunch, then take a small walk along the passage by Lagoa do Capitao, offering beautiful views of Mount Pico. Return to Faial via public ferry.

Accommodation: Hotel Do Canal (B) (Standard )
Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Pico Island
Pico Island

Day 6: Faial Island - São Miguel Island

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer. 

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote. Please contact your Destination Expert if you are interested in adding this service to the itinerary.

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

Depart your hotel with a private vehicle with a driver-guide and head towards the most western part of the Island, where the Mountains and Lakes of ‘Sete Cidades’ are situated. Drive through the Southwest road, along the Coast through green pastures where cattle are grazing. Stop at the Belvedere of ‘Vista do Rei’, one of the most important panoramic spots of the Island, where the Blue and the Green Lakes, an enormous volcanic crater can be seen. Enjoy a hike along the Cumeeiras walking trail and keep your eyes open for exotic species of the Azorean flora. Afterwards you will travel back to the center of Sete Cidades Villages, and return to your hotel in Ponta Delgada.

Accommodation: Marina Atlantico

Hotel Marina Atlantico is located in the heart of Ponta Delgada. Ponta Delgada is the largest and most populated city of the Azores. The airport is just 4 kilometers from the city. The building is a modern property made of glass and volcanic stone located right in front of the marina, overlooking the sea. The hotel has beautifully appointed guestrooms, all of which have been nicely decorated and some of them have a balcony facing the sea and the marina. The restaurant Escuna serves international cuisine and Bar Palhabote serves snacks and drinks. Hotel Marina Atlantico features many leisure facilities including indoor heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, Beauty salon and massage treatments.

Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Sao Miguel
Sao Miguel
Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Marina Atlantico
Hotel Marina Atlantico

Day 7: São Miguel Island

You will be picked up by your private driver-guide, and depart on a full day tour of Furnas, one of the largest communities in the Azores. Head first to Gorreana in the northern region where you'll visit a tea factory and its plantations. A stop at Pico do Ferro viewpoint will also be made, where you can observe the most ancient volcanic crater, the Lagoa das Furnas. Next you will descend to the Furnas valley to Lagoa das Furnas, and have a chance to see how the famous dish “cozido das Furnas” is prepared. Enjoy an included lunch in a local restaurant before continuing on to the famous botanical garden Terra Nostra Park, where you'll have the options to swim in the thermal pool or take a guided tour. Upon returning to your hotel, you will make a stop in Franca do Campo, the first capital of the island. 

Accommodation: Marina Atlantico
Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lagoa das Furnas
Lagoa das Furnas

Day 8: São Miguel Island

Meet your private driver-guide at your hotel and depart on a discovery of Lagoa do Fogo and Ribeira Grande today. Head toward Pico da Barrosa where you'll embark on a downhill and uphill hike (2-3 hours, medium difficulty level) to enjoy gorgeous views of the shimmering Lagoa do Fogo. Rejoining your vehicle, head to the Caldeira Velha nature preserve, where you can opt to enter the park and take a dip in the geothermal hot springs, set in a lush hideaway surrounded by ferns and a trickling waterfall. An included lunch will be provided at a local restaurant before continuing to the city of Ribeira Grande where you'll behold its beautiful baroque architecture from the 17th and 18th centuries. 

Accommodation: Marina Atlantico
Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Lagoa do Fogo
Lagoa do Fogo

Day 9: São Miguel Island

Meet your driver for a private airport transfer.

Accommodation: Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard)

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

Trip Terms & Conditions

  • Your deposit is due immediately on booking (30% of program price, minimum $350). The balance is due 90 days prior to departure.
  • Cancellations of confirmed bookings 90 days or more prior to departure will receive full refund minus a $350 (per person) administrative fee and any non-refundable paid fees (e.g. non-refundable airfare, cruise or hotel deposits). 60-89 days will be subject to loss of 30% of program price. 30-59 days will be subject to loss of 50% of program price. 29 days or less will be subject to loss of 100% of program price.
  • Tour quotes do not include airfare to/from the trip start point unless noted on the itinerary
  • Cost increases in currency exchange, government fees, taxes, surcharges or hotel/lodge tariff increases between quote date and start date are payable by the client.
  • Availability cannot be guaranteed until booked. We will exercise best efforts to book hotels per the itinerary, however, in busy seasons and with client bookings made within 90 days of tour date we may be forced to offer substitutes.
  • Payment of the program price constitutes your acceptance of the terms and conditions set out at www.kensingtontours.com/terms-and-conditions
  • Living Standards and practices at destination may differ from those in North America with respect to provisions of utilities, services and accommodation.

Suite Hotel Eden Mar: Funchal (Madeira)

The first hotel of the chain, Suite Hotel Eden Mar, guarantees high levels of comfort and tranquility for its guests. Located next to the sea-side promenade that provides a scenic walk connecting the Lido area to the Câmara de Lobos town, it is close to the tourist area and shopping district. The Eden Mar is an integral part of the Vila Porto Mare resort and shares facilities with two other hotels - Porto Mare and The Residence – 5 pools, 4 restaurants, 6 bars, subtropical gardens and sports fields. The identity of each of the hotels is ensured though the separate reception areas and the types of rooms they offer. 

Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Suite Hotel Eden Mar
Suite Hotel Eden Mar

Hotel Do Canal (B) (Standard ): Faial Island

On the seafront of the city of Horta on Faial Island, with stunning views of the Bay and the mountain of Pico, lies the Hotel Do Canal. The boutique hotel’s furnishings and décor are inspired by the water front; the marina, boats and seaplanes, telling the history of the island. The property offers several leisure facilities including a wellness area fitted with a Jacuzzi, steam bath, hairdresser, massage and gymnasium. The hotel restaurant and bar offers house specialties and refreshing cocktails for guests to enjoy.

Marina Atlantico: São Miguel Island

Hotel Marina Atlantico is located in the heart of Ponta Delgada. Ponta Delgada is the largest and most populated city of the Azores. The airport is just 4 kilometers from the city. The building is a modern property made of glass and volcanic stone located right in front of the marina, overlooking the sea. The hotel has beautifully appointed guestrooms, all of which have been nicely decorated and some of them have a balcony facing the sea and the marina. The restaurant Escuna serves international cuisine and Bar Palhabote serves snacks and drinks. Hotel Marina Atlantico features many leisure facilities including indoor heated pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, Turkish bath, Beauty salon and massage treatments.

Madeira & Azores Discovery Tours 2019 - 2020 -  Hotel Marina Atlantico
Hotel Marina Atlantico

Depart (Int`l Airport) (standard): Global Location

Depart from International Airport. End of itinerary.

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.
  • Sandra S — August 11, 2019 — Europe

    Fantastic tour that met all our special requests! Our anniversary celebration was perfect! Our grandchildren made so many memories from playing in the fields of the farm to sailing through the fjords and eating desserts at all the bakeries! A marvellous intergenerational experience!

  • Julie S — July 05, 2019 — Europe

    Thank you to Daniel for making our family’s trip to Greece so enjoyable and memorable. We asked him for an “Instagram” worthy trip, and he delivered! The hotels on the islands were stunning, and our private tour guides at each stop easily accommodated our individual wishes. Our trip was the perfect mix of relaxation and exploration.

  • Elizabeth B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was five stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kimberly E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    It was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my rooms, and tours, but after this experience, I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10), but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Lisa B — July 20, 2019 — Europe

    I cannot tell you how impressed we were with your services. Everything from the drivers to the hotels to guides was 5 stars! We never had to wait in line and were treated like royalty. I highly recommend the private boat ride/tour to Capri. It was fabulous! We had never been to Italy and left feeling like we learned so much. We fell in love with the people and culture. We cannot wait to have Kensington book our next adventure.

  • Kim E — July 14, 2019 — Europe

    This was the first time we have used a company of this nature to manage our bookings. Most often I book my own rooms, and tours, but after this experience I would definetely use Kensington again for a trip of this type. Our Destination truly supported us and allowed us to make changes until the plan was just perfect for us. This truly showed when we were in country and everthing went off perfectly. I was worried to have other book items on my families behalf seeing as we were traveling with kids (age 8 and 10) but I feel our destination Expert did take that into account and it was perfect.

  • Keith M — July 13, 2019 — Europe

    There is so much to say about this amazing family trip to northern Spain we just came home from, but in short, the trip was even more than we could have hoped for - From the planning to the tour guides, drivers and accommodations our needs were met and in most cases surpassed. There is no way the trip could have been as successful without the help of Maryanne from Kensington Tours and her team.

  • Sara L — June 29, 2019 — Europe

    Our Iceland trip was fantastic. From planning with Melissa (many times over until we had it right) to being greeted in Iceland and all of the wonderful tours we took, we had a fabulous time. Our guide, Sigga, was excellent. She guided us, told us tales of Iceland, was extremely accommodating with my elderly mom. We enjoyed being with her very much. Inke, our guide to the glacier, was also wonderful. We had a great time and felt Kensington did a fabulous job. Thanks!

  • Dawn K — July 18, 2019 — Europe

    The trip overall was amazing and all the activities and travel plans went so very smoothly. Our whole familiy really enjoyed every day of the trip. Patrick McCallion, the expert from your agency who helped us, was awesome! He not only set up everything perfectly for us but helped us with reservations for dinners at fine dining places and answered many questions we had in advance. We did leave our glasses in the van at one point in Barcelona and had to contact the local agent who quickly retrieved the glasses for us without any problem. We highly recommend this agency given the quality of the experience, the smoothness of the itinerary, and the flexibility to tailored the experience to our needs. Thank

  • Diana B — June 23, 2019 — Europe

    This was our 6th Kensington tour. We have gone as a couple on trips and taken our children sometimes to destinations all over the world. We have never been disappointed and have had the most personal and professional service. We would not even consider using anyone else. Thank you Alania for everything! Our most recent trip to Russia and Scandinavia was fabulous and perfectly planned!

We can customize this private tour just for you. Any element can be tailored – activities, length, hotels and destinations.
Call us at 1 888 903-2001 or request a quote.

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