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Walking Madeira: Portugal’s Isle of Flowers By Foot

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11 Days | 10 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. Minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding, and rewarding, programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
Jason from Westfield, NY Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/16/14
A completely elegant and enriching journey into a unique island a magnificent culture ,environment and history .A botanists fantasy ! I was astounded by the vastness in diversity that could exist on such a small island .But I think the true richness was provided by each of our outstanding guides who were incredibly generous with there time and local knowledge which was limitless ,as was there willingness to share with all of us Thank you again for a once in a lifetime journey Jason

Marcia from Hugo, MN Number of programs attended: 3
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/16/14
This program exceeded my expectations. Spectacular lavada walks, superb guides, abundant local food and wine, and jammed packed days with a variety of activities/experiences. Don't hesitate if you want an 'active' vacation.

Lynn from Westfield, NY Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/16/14
Sign up now! Don't hesitate! Don't think twice! just go. You will be enchanted!

Maria from Hilton, NY Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/16/14
What a wonderful trip to see the landscape of almost the entire island, its outstanding foliage, flowers in abundance, great group and our outstanding tour guide, Roberto, was the best. I am happy to have the photos and memories to go back to!!!

Ingrid from Pompano Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 19
Date attended: 10/06/14 - 10/16/14
Excellent program. The island of Madeira is a real garden, the walks were well programed and our instructor Roberto Camacho showed and taught us about his island with great enthusiasm, knowledge and very good organizational skills. If you like nature this is a program to take.

Kaye from Portland, OR Number of programs attended: 72
Date attended: 03/17/14 - 03/27/14
I agree with everything that Jean said (see below). This was my 72nd program and it was one of the best. We had a very small group, only five, which was nice for us. But for this fine program to continue, it will need higher registrations. So please sign-up for next year. You won't be disappointed!

Jean from Hagerstown, MD Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 03/17/14 - 03/27/14
I'm glad this was my first Road Scholar experience, because it was fantastic! Our guide was wonderful, and my companions were a joy. The local guide in Madeira did a great job giving us a sense of the flora and fauna of the island, pointing out native and introduced species. The walks along the levadas were enjoyable and informative, and the other activities were interesting. The weather was perfect, the hotel gardens amazing, the food delicious, the companionship and laughter pleasant. I highly recommend this trip!

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9 nights of accommodations
18 meals: 9 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
12 Expert-led lectures
11 Field trips
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