Winston Churchill Reid’s Palace Hotel Madeira

Winston Churchill's Madeira

Follow in Churchill’s footsteps and see Madeira through his eyes.

Start by arriving at the 5* Reid’s Palace Hotel in Madeira, which has hosted some of the world’s most prominent figures. Its reopening after World War II was celebrated with an exclusive vacation by none other than Mr Churchill himself in January 1950.

Imagine enjoying the same breath taking views and exquisite service that he did!

reids hotel in madeira

Reids Palace 5* Hotel in Madeira

Set in verdant gardens overlooking the Atlantic Ocean, Reids Palace Hotel in Madeira is the ultimate place to stretch out in the sun and relax. Over the years this luxury hideaway has honed the art of pampering, earning a reputation as one of the best hotels in Funchal. Whatever your age or interest, there are activities both within the hotel’s estate and beyond to keep you on the go. Winston Churchill stayed here after World War II with his wife to enjoy well-earned downtime! His favourite room, number 28, has been lovingly kept in his honour. Enjoy a 2-night stay in a deluxe sea view room.

Tour of Madeira in Vintage Cars

After you arrive at the hotel you will be whisked away in a vintage car for a 3-hour tour of the southwest coast of the island in true Churchill fashion.

Optional – Villa Cipriani Casual Dining

Have a relaxing dinner at one of the hotel’s onsite restaurants Villa Cipriana. Menu available on request.

Wine Tasting and Tour of Blandy’s Wine Lodge

On your second day, enjoy the best of Madeira wine from around the island at Blandy’s Wine Lodge where Churchill famously spent his time. Includes a visit to the family’s old cooperage; ageing warehouses; themed room; Blandy family museum; finishing with: 5 glasses of wine paired with dried fruits; cheese; chocolate and sugarcane honey cake.

Fauna & Flora Private Dining Experience

In the evening enjoy a drinks reception followed by a sensational outdoor dining experience to exhilarate all the senses. Take a seat at an elegantly laid table, arranged especially for you on the panoramic terrace, Brisa Do Mar, and prepare for a palate-thrilling experience with the ocean shimmering at your feet.
The hotel’s Michelin-starred chef, Luis Pestana, has designed a mouth watering menu, together with a plant based alternative, that highlights the island’s authentic flavours and pays homage to his homeland.
It’s a gastronomic treat that will stay in the hearts and minds forever, an irresistible reminder of a magnificent Madeiran celebration.

Watercolour Painting Class in Câmara de Lobos

Churchill fell in love with Câmara de Lobos during his visit in 1950. Whilst there, he painted an outstanding portrait of the bay with the “Xavelhas” – a term to describe the colourful fisherman boats.

The village continues to remember his visit and you will see many sites named after him. On your final day in Madeira, recreate those memories with a watercolour painting class in Câmara de Lobos followed by a little walking tour of the village.

Included in your package:

➢ 2 night’s stay at Reid’s Palace Hotel in Madeira with a deluxe sea view room with breakfast
➢ 3-hour tour of the island in a vintage car
➢ Wine tasting and tour of the famous Blandy’s Wine Lodge
➢ Fauna & Flora Dining Experience at Reid’s Palace Hotel
➢ Watercolour painting class in Câmara de Lobos and walking tour
➢ Event manager to ensure smooth running
➢ Official English-speaking guide for the wine tour and colour painting

Itinerary

Day 1
➢ Check in from 14:00 at Reid’s Hotel in Madeira
➢ 15:00 – 18:00 – Vintage car tour
➢ Optional: Dinner at Villa Cipriani, reservation made on request

Day 2
➢ 07:30 Breakfast opens
➢ 11:40 Transfer to Brandy’s Wine Lodge
➢ 12:00 – 13:00 Blandy’s Wine Tour
➢ 13:00 – 15:30 – Free time in local area to explore and have lunch
➢ Transfer back to hotel – 10 minutes from Blandy’s Wine Lodge
➢ 18:00 – Drinks reception followed by Fauna & Flora Private Dining

Day 3
➢ 07:30 Breakfast opens
➢ Check out
➢ 09:40 Transfer to Câmara de Lobos
➢ 10:00 Water colour painting class and walking tour
➢ 13:00 Transfer back to hotel
➢ 13:15 Arrival back to Reid’s Palace

FAQ

Check in time: 14:00
Check out time: 12:00
Breakfast timings: 07:30 to 10:30
➢ Dinner menu for Villa Cipriani, see attachment
Dress code for Fauna & Flora experience: No dress code required as it’s a private event
How long is the watercolour class: 2 hours
Shoulder night cost: Ask us for rates
Reid Palace address: Estrada Monumental 139, 9000-098 Funchal, Portugal
Can luggage be left after check-out: Yes
Dress code for Villa Cipriani: Smart Casual
Reid’s Palace Hotel to Blandy’s Wine Lodge: 10 minutes
Reid’s Palace Hotel to Camara de Lobos: 15 minutes
Arrival back to Reid’s Palace on Oct 15th: 13:15