Mention Madeira and most people will recall the fortified wine that takes its name from the island. Sampling Madeira's fine wines is just one of the many treats and pleasures you will find in Madeira.

Subtropical paradise, an eden of ancient rainforests, verdant gorges and magical waterfalls, Madeira is an island where you can enjoy the sophistication of luxury resort, yet still feel like an explorer. The island's capital, Funchal, is known as the "Pearl of the Atlantic" or as "little Lisboa". Magnificent avenues of 18th century houses dominate the centre of the town, and the harbor is overlooked by the imposing 16th century Palacio de Sao Lourenco. Funchal is a lovely city to explore on foot. A great way to see countryside is on a walk along Madeira's many levadas, or water channels.

The famous Monte Toboggan run has thrilled visitors for over a hundred years - traveling at speed in a wicker and wooden sled is an experience not to miss. Madeira is also loved by sports enthusiasts for the excellent scuba diving, windsurfing and sailing opportunities.

After visiting Madeira's many small vineyards or its famous Wine Institute, taking adventure of whale watching or water sports, indulge yourself relaxing in one of the Europe's most luxury hotels set within its peaceful sub-tropical gardens on the top of majestic cliff...

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Ay  Reid's Palace - Madeira, Portugal