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Tours to Madeira

Madeira is full of marvels, from summits above the clouds to scenic levada trails, which pass through rural villages and forests. Go sledging in wicker toboggans then feast on the exotic fruits, fresh seafood and sweet liquors on offer. It's a paradise for foodies and adventurers alike.

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Madeira

Discover our Madeira tours

From picturesque walking trails and lofty clifftop passes to secluded turquoise-blue bays and terracotta-roofed hillside villages, our small group tours to Madeira will take you on an unforgettable trip of discovery. 

Join your local tour leader and follow ancient footpaths through Madeira’s breathtaking mountains and explore a vast network of mossy levadas on our best-selling Madeira walking holiday. Waterfalls cascade through the hillsides and freshwater pools entice you in for a dip to cool off. Feel your heart rate quicken as you step onto the famous Balcony Walk cut into the edge of the cliff face and navigate your way through dark tunnels to the summit of Pico Ruivo.

For the chance to go whale and dolphin watching, a trip to the uninhabited Desertas Islands on our Madeira Island Discovery tour is an experience not to be missed. Cruise along the inky-blue seas on a wooden sailing boat, and keep your eyes peeled for breaching whales on the horizon or dolphins playing in our bow wave. Drop anchor in a secluded bay for a delicious home-cooked lunch onboard and dive into the crystal-clear water for a refreshing swim. 

If you're new to Explore, check out our blog answering some of the most-asked questions about small group travel. 

Our most popular Madeira tours

Madeira Island Discovery

Madeira, Portugal Discovery Trip code MDR
8 Days From NZ$1800 without flights

Levada Trails of Madeira

Madeira, Portugal Walking and Trekking Trip code TM
Best seller
8 Days From NZ$1690 without flights

What to expect from the adventure travel experts

There's a reason why 96% of customers say they would book an adventure holiday with us again.
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Unforgettable experiences

From big wows to hidden gems, our tours leave you feeling that you've really explored.

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Expert local guides

Chosen for great knowledge of their country, and a passion to make your trip extraordinary.
 

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Small groups & private trips

Group tours average just 12 people & various private trip options are available too.

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