Holidaymakers looking for autumn sunshine and value for money should head for the lush island of Madeira.
With its sparkling turquoise sea, majestic mountains and verdant vegetation, it’s little wonder that this island paradise is a favourite destination for tourists.
And with temperatures averaging 21 deg C in October, it’s warm enough to enjoy sightseeing outdoors without worrying about heat exhaustion.
Madeira is so popular with British holidaymakers that Jet2 has launched nine additional flights from the UK airports of Birmingham, Edinburgh, East Midlands, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Manchester, Newcastle and London Stansted.
Jet2 Holidays is offering these packages for British tourists wanting to escape to Madeira over the next couple of months.
A stay at the 3 star Hotel Dorisol Mimosa in Funchal on a seven nights bed and breakfast basis, costs £379 per person based on two sharing. The flight departs from Birmingham on October 24 and the price includes a 22kg baggage allowance and return transfers.
The same holiday on the same terms, leaving from Leeds Bradford on October 25 costs £429, from East Midlands on October 26 costs £389 per person and from Edinburgh on October 26 costs £399 per person.
For those looking for a break in November, Jet 2 is offering a seven-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis at the 3+ star Jardins d’Ajuda Suite Hotel in Funchal at a cost of £359 based on two sharing. The flight leaves from Newcastle on November 22 and the holiday costs £359 per person.
A seven-night stay at the three star Hotel Orca Praia in Madeira , on a bed and breakfast basis and based on two sharing, costs £359 per person. Flights depart from London Stansted and Glasgow on November 27. The same holiday is available with Manchester departures on October 30, at a cost of £399, and November 13, priced £359.
For further information and to book, go to www.jet2holidays.com site.
A study by Post Office Travel Money of sun-soaked islands that are not on the UK’s quarantine list has found that Madeira is the cheapest option for meals, drinks and other tourist items, with an average daily cost of £65.53.