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Christmas In Madeira

Europe
  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Mixed Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUSSXPM

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

​Set like an emerald amid the blue waters of the Atlantic, this lovely island with its subtropical climate and beautiful flora is the perfect spot for a truly memorable festive break.

​Set like an emerald amid the blue waters of the Atlantic, this lovely island with its subtropical climate and beautiful flora is the perfect spot for a truly memorable festive break.

PRICE FROM ? £1999 per person
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What's Included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • Return flights from Heathrow with TAP Air Portugal
  • 6 nights half board in a 5-star hotel
  • 13 meals: 6 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 6 dinners including Christmas Eve gala dinner with drinks & Christmas Day dinner with drinks
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink 
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage
  • Audio Guide
  • ​Discover the highlights of Funchal & visit a wine lodge for a tasting of Madeira wine
  • Experience magnificent views on a walk along the island's levadas
  • Explore more of beautiful Madeira on an island tour with lunch​

Not Included

Itinerary

  • DAY 1 UK to Funchal
  • ​You'll fly to Madeira's capital, Funchal, today. On arrival, we'll transfer you to your 5-star hotel, which is centrally located and overlooks Funchal Bay.
    Gather with your travelling companions this evening for a welcome drink before dinner.
  • DAY 2 Funchal
  • We'll get out and about this morning to discover Funchal's highlights. First we'll call at the Regional Market, where stalls overflow with exotic fruit and vegetables and locally caught fish. Next we'll visit the splendid Botanical Gardens, where a huge variety of plants and flowers are on display. The views overlooking Funchal are also pretty spectacular from here! Madeira is known for its embroidery, and we'll visit an embroidery factory to see the local women at work. Our final stop today is at a traditional wine lodge for a tasting of the famous Madeira wine.
    The rest of the day is free for you to spend as you wish.​
  • DAY 3 Western island tour
  • ​You can spend today at leisure. Or if you'd like to discover more of this beautiful island why not join our optional tour. We'll head inland to take in breathtaking views of the island's picturesque landscape, before we continue to the rugged north coast. Here, we'll see the waterfalls of the delightful village of Sao Vicente and the volcanic rock pools at Porto Moniz.
  • DAY 4 CHRISTMAS EVE Levada walk
  • A day of discovery lies ahead today as we head off on a walk along the island's water channels, which are known as levadas. We'll take in beautiful views as we stroll through the emerald-green Paradise Valley, from where we'll be able to gaze across at quaint isolated villages including lovely Camacha. Known as 'the village of basket-makers', this is the centre of Madeira's willow craft industry.
    Continuing our walk, we'll head along a flower-lined levada, which sits beneath a canopy of eucalyptus and oak trees.
    Back at the hotel this evening we're going to gather together to enjoy a Christmas Eve gala dinner with drinks included.
  • DAY 5 CHRISTMAS DAY Funchal
  • ​It's Christmas Day, so after breakfast spend the morning at leisure enjoying the hotel's facilities or simply relaxing. Later you might choose to work up an appetite with a few laps of the indoor swimming pool before a festive Christmas dinner with drinks is served this evening.
  • DAY 6 BOXING DAY East island tour
  • ​After breakfast we'll set off on an included island tour to discover even more of beautiful Madeira. On Christmas Eve we saw the village of Camacha from afar, and today we'll visit and have a tour of the wickerwork centre here.
    We'll continue up to Pico do Arieiro, one of the highest mountains on the island. As we descend, a stop will be made at a trout hatchery located in a beautiful garden of rare trees and endemic island plants, and we'll also call at Santana to see the typical houses of the region. Lunch with drinks is included today.​ 

  • DAY 7 Funchal to UK
  • ​Today we'll transfer to Funchal airport for our flight back to the UK.​
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Accommodation

    • Pestana Casino Park
    • Designed by the world-famous Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the 5 star Hotel Pestana Casino Park is set in beautiful landscaped gardens offering superb views, and is just a short stroll from the centre of Funchal. Hotel facilities include restaurant, bar and terrace, library, hairdresser, indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, tennis court and games room. The hotel also has a casino, located a short walk away from the hotel. Guest rooms feature private facilities, TV and air-conditioning.
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Optional Excursions

  • Western ​​​Island tour including Sao Vincente​​​​

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Further Information

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