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New Year In Madeira

  • Duration: 8 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TNEW20806

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Air

7 nights. December 2018. From £1499.00.


One of the highlights of this relaxing festive break will be joining the throng that rings the harbourside to view Funchal's famous firework display at midnight on New Year's Eve. Aside from festivities, this holiday features some wonderful included and optional excursions that will reveal the wonders of this sun-blessed, colourful island paradise.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

Celebrate New Year on the Garden Isle
See island capital Funchal's legendary New Year's Eve fireworks
Discover the city's wondrous Botanical Gardens
Explore eastern and western Madeira on included tours
Enjoy a New Year's Eve dinner at your hotel
Seven nights' All Inclusive Lite accommodation, with included New Year's Eve Dinner, at the Hotel Raga, Funchal (alternative hotels available at supplements)
Return flights to Funchal
Coach travel and transfers throughout
The services of a friendly, experienced Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

PRICE FROM ? £1499 per person
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Day One

Fly south to Madeira and upon arrival transfer to your chosen hotel and meet your Tour Manager.

Day Two

Discover the island capital, Funchal, on this morning's fascinating included guided tour. Your guide will bring to life this colourful, flower-strewn port-city, as well as its stunning Botanical Gardens, with their spectacular views.

Day Three

Today brings the opportunity, on an included excursion, to explore the western reaches of the island: Winston Churchill's favourite Camara de Lobos, clifftop Cabo Girao, Porto Moniz, with its rock swimming pools, and the Encumeda Pass, which boasts spectacular panoramas of both sides of the island.

Day Four (New Year's Eve)

Rest and relax during the day, before enjoying a special New Year's Eve dinner at the hotel. Later choose to join the crowds at Funchal's harbourside, enjoying the party atmosphere and the famous midnight fireworks display over the water.

Day Five (New Year's Day)

Spend the morning relaxing, perhaps recovering from last night's festivities. Later join an afternoon optional easy-rated walk on the pathways alongside part of the island's network of irrigation channels, or levadas, which carry water from the wetter north to the vineyards and farms of the drier south. Enjoy views of the countryside and the seascape as you cover some seven kilometres at a leisurely pace.

Day Six

Today's final included excursion offers the opportunity to explore the forested eastern end of the island, where Ribeiro Frio boasts a stunning nature reserve. You'll also visit the ancient mountain settlement of Santana, which still retains many examples of the traditional A-frame thatched cottages.

Day Seven

A last optional excursion this afternoon will see us visiting delightful Monte, to visit its beautiful church. En route, take in the Pico dos Barcelos overlooking Funchal, and Eira do Serrado, which commands a spectacular view of Curral das Freiras, or Nun's Valley. You'll also have the chance to take the famous wickerwork 'toboggan' ride down to Livramento - a highlight of any stay on Madeira.

Day Eight

Return to the airport and catch your return flight, at the end of a wonderful New Year's stay.

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Hotel Orquidea

In a quiet location, yet still within a few minutes of the city-centre's main attractions, the modern, well-appointed Hotel Orquidea is an ideal choice for those looking to enjoy the restaurants and bars of Funchal.

In addition to its popular bar, the hotel has a restaurant, a sundeck and a free Wi-Fi area.

The guestrooms are stylishly decorated, and have private facilities, air conditioning, hairdryers, cable TV and wired internet connections.

Hotel Lince

Also known as the Hotel Lido Atlantico, this modern hotel is a short walk from Funchal city centre.

The hotel has a splendid outdoor swimming pool and a terrace, as well as a gym, a restaurant, a lobby bar and a pool bar.

Each room is decorated in a contemporary style, and offers air conditioning, a telephone, a safe, cable TV, a mini-bar and a hairdryer, as well as a balcony with views out over the ocean.

Regency Club Hotel

Ideal for those who are looking for a little more luxury, yet still close to the centre of Funchal, this hotel boasts private access to the sea.

The hotel has a heated outdoor swimming pool that offers panoramic views of coast. It also has a squash court, a wellness centre with a sauna, two restaurants, a lobby bar, a 24-hour reception and complimentary Wi-Fi in the public areas.

All the bedrooms have private facilities, balconies or terraces, air conditioning, satellite TV, mini-fridges, and safety deposit boxes.

Hotel Raga

The Hotel Raga stands in the heart of the popular Lido area, overlooking the city's famous port and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

The hotel has a fine outdoor swimming pool and a terrace, as well as two restaurants and three bars. The centre of Funchal is a 10-minute walk away.

The guestrooms are bright and spacious, and each has a balcony, air conditioning, satellite TV, a mini-bar, a safe and a hairdryer.

Hotel Vidamar Resort

Only a short walk from Funchal city centre, this popular contemporary hotel stands in an enviable clifftop location surrounded by pretty gardens that cascade down towards the ocean.

The hotel's extensive facilities include infinity pools, a spa, a gym, several restaurants and bars, and an activity programme to keep you entertained when you're not out and about exploring Madeira.

The guest rooms are comfortably furnished, and each has air conditioning, a safety deposit box, a balcony or terrace, TV, tea- and coffee-making facilities, and Wi-Fi.

Hotel Raga

The Hotel Raga stands in the heart of the popular Lido area, overlooking the city's famous port and the Atlantic Ocean beyond.

The hotel has a fine outdoor swimming pool and a terrace, as well as two restaurants and three bars. The centre of Funchal is a 10-minute walk away.

The guestrooms are bright and spacious, and each has a balcony, air conditioning, satellite TV, a mini-bar, a safe and a hairdryer.

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Further Information

Hotel transfer times

The transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.

Combining hotel transfers

We sometimes need to combine transfers to and from your hotel. We always try to keep any wait to a minimum, but you may be asked to wait at the airport for up to an hour, while other incoming flights arrive, before the transfer to your hotel. Similarly, we may need to transfer you back to the airport up to three hours before your flight home departs.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Itinerary changes

Occasionally, for operational reasons, we may have to change the order of the excursions on your holiday. The final day-by-day itinerary will be confirmed on your Final Travel Documents, which you will receive approximately three weeks prior to your departure.

Foreign Office travel advice

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*Low deposit of GBP49pp applies to new bookings made between6th March and 29th March 2018 (inclusive) only. This offer applies to flight-inclusive holidays only and excludes Lapland, Andre Rieu in Maastricht, Andre Rieu in Vienna, Deep South Rhythms, New Orleans & Caribbean Cruise, Five-Star Alaska Cruise & the Canadian Rockies, Canada's Rocky Mountaineer(TM), the Seychelles Island Cruise, Darjeeling & Bhutan - The Last Himalayan Kingdom, Classic South Africa, Under African Skies, Cape Town, the Garden Route & Big Five Safaris, Peru - Lake Titicaca to Machu Picchu, and fly-cruises on board Magellan and Columbus. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time.

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