Set within a natural amphitheatre along the south coast of Portugal’s island of Madeira, Funchal is the capital city of the Madeira Archipelago. This picturesque city is perfectly positioned against a breathtaking backdrop of dramatic cliffs, crystal-clear waters and forested mountains. Funchal is renowned for its variety of beautiful flowers, rich heritage, vibrant nightlife and scores of al fresco cafes and eateries offering sumptuous culinary delights. Visitors can look forward to a number of exciting activities including: dolphin and whale watching tours, surfing magnificent waves, hiking through lush landscape and wine tasting at the famed Madeira Cellars. Don’t miss the amazing Gothic and Romanesque architecture of the Se Cathedral, the 15th-century Sao Tiago Fortress, housing Funchal’s Contemporary Art Museum and the hillside Madeira Botanical Gardens featuring over 2000 plants.