Sunday 16th June and we are back from Madeira, sponsored by TAP Portugal! Uniqueworld are delighted to have presented Madeira’s amazing landscapes to some the UK’s leading agency meeting and incentive buyers . Its hotels of supreme grandeur, its contagious night-life, and its outstanding cuisine highlights the Portuguese archipelago as an exceptional destination.
The trip started by an early meeting at Gatwick International Airport. At 06:20am the flight took off, 09:55 am arrival time to Funchal the capital of Madeira. Once arrived, the guest were greeted by the Regional Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Transports and Abreu Destination Management’s Portugal DMC ground staff. Thanks for your support in making this exciting trip happen!
After a private coach trip through the city, we arrived at the Meliã Madeira Mare Resort and Spa Hotel, a 5 star hotel with a spectacular seafront location and panoramic Atlantic ocean views. The group were escorted to the lovely ocean view hotel, followed by a delicious lunch. After a free activities afternoon, we visited for cocktail at The Vine Hotel, then to the Reid’s Palace Hotel set on cliff tops, overlooking the bay of Funchal and the Atlantic. On Friday, departure at 09:30am to Funchal to meet its many unique attractions: visit of the local market, walk along the old street of Santa Maria, passing by the famous cathedral to end up to the famous Madeira Wine Company and taste of this exquisite and unique wine.
By cable car, we enjoyed the spectacular panorama of the city of Funchal, then had a lunch at Quinta do Monte Hotel.
After another free afternoon, we visited and enjoyed a cocktail at Hotel Vidamar Resorts Madeira, and then dinner at Quinta da Bela Vista Madeira Hotel, a small luxury 5 star Hotel, winner of Portugal Leading Boutique Hotels from World Travel Awards.
On Saturday morning, a boat trip was planned to share the magic of Madeira Island, the beauty of high cliffs suspended over the ocean and the mountain forests seen in the mist. Arriving at midday this followed with lunch at Quinta do Lorde Marina Resort, recently opened and that recreates a small seaside village, with the typical features of Madeira Island – a great NEW property for those looking for a car or product launch.
Time to then depart for an off road trip to explore places that would otherwise be impossible to reach. Driven up to the mountains, the guests discovered a spectacular scenery over deep valleys and highest mountains from the island.
At 07:00pm, depart for a visit and cocktail at the Oscar Niemeyer’s design Hotel Pestana Casino Park and Congress Centre.
On the evening, the farewell dinner was served at a premier restaurant, in the fantastic “São Tiago” XV century former Fortress, strategically located at the entrance of the Harbor to defend Funchal bay from pirate attacks. To see some highlights of the trip please feel free to watch the video below!