Voyager Travel Direct has revealed reduced prices on luxury holidays to Madeira departing in July and August 2012. The online travel agency is offering school holiday departure dates with added extras and special offers for families.
Five star deals in July and August are rarely discounted, yet Voyager Travel Direct offers families an affordable holiday to Pestana Grand
in Funchal with an abundance of free extras, such as an upgrade to half
board, a room upgrade and a live show at the nearby casino.
The Pestana Grand occupies an ocean-front location and is set within
5,000 acres of gardens. The hotel's very large, 1,000 square metre
swimming pool is an ideal place to relax with a drink from the poolside
bar. The hotel also features a gymnasium, sauna, Jacuzzi, treatment
rooms and a free daily shuttle bus to the city of Funchal.
It can be difficult for parents to find good value family holidays
during school breaks, when prices always rocket due to increased
demand. With this in mind, Voyager Travel Direct has decided to offer
discounts for children, discounts on family rooms and will guarantee
interconnecting rooms for families where required on selected holidays to Madeira.
Madeira Island offers plenty for families to do in terms of culture and
exploring. Families can take a catamaran trip and look for dolphins,
take a jeep expedition and explore areas such as Câmara de Lobos, Boca
da Corrida, Jardim da Serra and Quinta da Grande, or take a tour to the
Gardens of Madeira. There is also Madeira adventure Kingdom which offers
a range of excursions, including Canyoning and an aqua park at Santa
Cruz which boasts five toboggan rides, four fast slides and a lazy
Verity Eyre, the general manager of Voyager Travel Direct, said:
"Madeira is a great island which may have been overlooked by families in
the past. However, the temperature in summer averages around 24 degrees
and there is good quality accommodation available for a reasonable
price this summer compared to other destinations.
"This, combined with discounts for children, has led to a surge in
Madeira bookings and we would recommend that families consider Madeira
for their holiday this summer, as the same deals may not be around next