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Travel to Funchal

Where to stay in Funchal

Find the best Funchal areas and neighborhoods for the activities you enjoy most. Learn more about Funchal

Top Hotels in Funchal

The Cliff Bay
The Cliff Bay
5 out of 5
Estrada Monumental 147, Funchal
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥18,220 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.9/5Exceptional! (648 reviews)

"The location and the staff was fantastic, one of the most peaceful and relaxing 2nights holiday I have had. Wish I could have stayed longer, but was on a budget and wanted to stay here. The hotel was very covid safe, easy check in and out. Also had a back massage which was really good at ESPA easy ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

The Cliff Bay
Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World
Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World
5 out of 5
Avenida do Infante, 25, Funchal
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥20,977 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.5/5Wonderful! (44 reviews)

"Amazing Pool. Great location. Breakfast was superb. Choice of restaurants on the property. You never have to leave the property if you don't want to. Staff are friendly, but sometimes need to reconfirm bookings (ie, afternoon tea) if you actually want it to take place."…"

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Savoy Palace – The Leading Hotels of the World
Belmond Reid's Palace
Belmond Reid's Palace
5 out of 5
Estrada Monumental 139, Funchal
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is ¥32,539 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4
4.9/5Exceptional! (446 reviews)

"Grounds and breakfast outstanding interior is dated"…"

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2020

Belmond Reid's Palace
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Top things to do in Funchal

Funchal Vacation Packages

The capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira is a beautiful city on the southern coast offering beaches, historic buildings and marine wildlife adventures.  With houses built on the side of a hill, an attractive bay and a mountainous backdrop, Funchal has one of Portugal’s most beautiful settings. The coastal city is the capital of the island of Madeira and combines a modern beach resort with hundreds of years of history. Surf, tour ancient buildings and sail the ocean to see whales and dolphins.

The town is named for the bright yellow fennel (funcho in Portuguese) that grew here when the Portuguese settled the area in the early 15th century.

Funchal’s natural beauty isn’t confined to the coast and surrounding mountains. Spend a few hours in the sunken, rose and French gardens of Jardins de Palheiro. Stroll through J ardim Orquidea ’s miniature jungle filled with varied orchid species. Enjoy thousands of blooms at the Madeira Botanical Gardens.

Explore the historic buildings of the old town area. Admire the stained-glass windows, baroque altars and gothic arches of the 16th-century Sé Cathedral. Amble along cobblestone streets lined by old buildings, some dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Visit the Museo Municipal for its natural history exhibits. Gaze at the collection of Turkish and North African decorative tiles at the Frederico de Freitas Museum.

Ride the cable car up to Monte, a small village 1,804 feet (550 meters) above sea level. When you want to come back down to Funchal, ride a toboggan. These resemble large wicker baskets and are pushed down the steep roads by drivers.

Walk along the promenade from the city center to the Praia Formosa, a collection of beaches. Venture farther out to sea on a dolphin- and whale-watching trip or take a boat cruise along the coast.

As Madeira’s capital city, Funchal has good transportation links. Madeira Airport is 13 miles (21 kilometers) away. With Funchal’s mild subtropical climate, its beaches, gardens and historic sites can be enjoyed year-round.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Funchal vacation package cost?
Maybe less than you imagined — from just , actually! By combining flights, hotels and car rentals into a tailor-made package, your getaway to Funchal is only clicks away.
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Funchal vacation package?
If your vacation plans in Funchal have been upended, it’s comforting to know that you can cancel or amend your booking. If you booked in the last 24 hours, you may be able to receive a refund. If your booking was made more than 24 hours ago, your airline, hotel or car rental company may charge a cancellation fee. To learn more, check our Customer Service Portal.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Funchal?
Booking a flight and hotel together with Expedia won’t just save you time — it’ll save you dollars too. Up to 40,450 YEN, as a matter of fact! A Funchal vacation package makes it a cinch to put together the perfect trip. With more than 400 airlines worldwide to choose from, finding flights that fit your busy schedule won’t be a hassle. In addition to that, we have over 321,000 hotel options globally to take your pick of. Now that’s what we call choice. No matter who you are, Expedia brings the world within your reach.
When is the best time of year to visit Funchal?
is an excellent month to escape to Funchal if you want to save. is less affordable by comparison, so be prepared to pay more if you visit then. If you’d rather avoid the crowds, consider taking your trip in . However, there’s plenty to love about traveling in peak season. Funchal is arguably at its finest in .
How far in advance should I book my Funchal vacation?
You’ll be rewarded with the widest variety at the cheapest prices by booking your vacation to Funchal early. Airlines typically publish flights around 12 months before departure, so start your planning as soon as you can. That said, Expedia is committed to providing you with the best bargains around, so it’s never a bad time to book your dream vacation!
What does an Expedia Funchal travel package include?
Expedia has everything you need to arrange your Funchal escape, but how you structure your package is your call. Pick from any combination of hotels, rental cars and flights. In search of some activities to keep you busy? Once you’ve made your booking, you can add them too. Whatever your budget, there’s a vacation package to match your needs.
What should I know before booking a Funchal travel package?
Bundling your bookings into a Funchal vacation package is the most convenient way to organize your trip. Not only that, you’ll save big when you combine your flights, hotels and car rentals. Once you’ve booked, why not add on a tour or an activity?
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Funchal vacation packages?
If your need to travel has arisen unexpectedly, Expedia can help to reduce any financial strain. Working in partnership with online lender Affirm, we have a Book Now, Pay Later option for all packages. It’s easy to set up a payment arrangement for your travel that works for you.
Can I choose my airline with a Funchal Expedia vacation package?
Yes — that’s one of the best things about an Expedia package. You’re in charge! We have more than 550 airline partners globally, so you have loads of choice when planning your Funchal trip.