Floral in Funchal – Art Workshop Tour

January 23, 2017 Archives, News, Workshops

Following wonderful art vacations in Ireland and Italy in past years, another one is planned for 2017. This time the destination is the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira.

Brochure information on our art vacation, planned and escorted by travel consultant Michele Hutton, can be found below.
I would be delighted to have you share in the experience of travel to a fabulous destination and an art workshop with me as we capture the beauty of this island paradise.

Due to interest, there will be two workshop holiday/tours.

11 days/9 nights
Session One: September 14-24, 2017
Wait-list available

Session Two: September 23-03 October, 2017
3 spaces available

Madeira, Portugal is an island located in the Atlantic, some 560km from Morocco and north of the Canary Islands. It is 1.5 hours from Lisbon, Portugal by air. Funchal, the capital, has a sub-tropical climate and temperatures average 22-26C with an average 1.5″ rainfall in September.  It is a lush and beautiful island known year round for its flora and fauna.

The chosen property hotel is a superior 4* , PORTO SANTA MARIA, located at the water’s edge with direct access to the sea-front promenade in the city of Funchal, the location of our hotel.  This is a beautiful walking city and the hotel is located in the perfect position of Old Town. Rooms will be based on twin occupancy but single rooms are available, with a supplement.  The hotel has both indoor and outdoor pools, a gym and a spa.

The Funchal market is convenient for those who are interested in having food and beverages in their studio. An assortment of dining options are easily accessible from the hotel.


Transfers to and from airport to Porto Bay Santa Maria Hotel, Funchal.https://m.portobay.com/en/hotels/portugal

9 nights superior accommodation – Seaview Studio
with a balcony, based on twin (two beds) occupancy.

Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel.  Both indoor and outdoor dining available.

Welcome Dinner

Farewell Dinner

Art Workshops (10 sessions) with Margaret Walsh Best + Guest Madeira Artist Workshop and Gallery visit

All land taxes, fees, etc.

Gratuities for included meals and services (bus, tours and activities below)

Activities/Tours included in the holiday tour:

Cable Car
Botanical Garden
Traditional Wicker Toboggan Ride
Famous Madeira Wine – tour and tasting
Levada Flora and Fauna Tour -leisurely walking tour
Opera Musical Show featuring popular music

$2599* Cdn. land package as stated above

Payment schedule:
$750 at time of booking
$750 February, 2017
$1099 April, 2017

*a small surcharge for any exchange over 1.5Cdn per Euro.

Air: group fares are being requested now. Individual airfares also available for those who plan to extend their holiday. Based on 2016 rates, please plan for approx. $1400-$1500 per person.

For further information or to book, please
contact:  Michele Hutton, travel agent    michele_hutton@hotmail.com
Tel: 709 325-2134