New Year In Madeira
7 nights. December 2018. From £1799.00.
LOW DEPOSITS - JUST £79 PER PERSON*
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 InclusionsCelebrate 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
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day OneFly south to Madeira and upon arrival transfer to your chosen hotel and meet your Tour Manager.
Day TwoDiscover 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 ThreeToday 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 SixToday'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 SevenA 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 EightReturn to the airport and catch your return flight, at the end of a wonderful New Year's stay. Back to top
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. HALF-BOARD UPGRADE AVAILABLE - PLEASE CALL TO BOOK.
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 Raga
In the heart of the popular Lido area, overlooking the port, Hotel Raga has an outdoor pool and terrace, restaurant and two bars. Spacious, bright, air-conditioned rooms offer flat-screen TV, minibar, safe, hairdryer and balcony.
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.Back to top
Hotel transfer timesThe transfer time from the airport to your hotel is approximately 30 minutes.
Combining hotel transfersWe 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 requirementsIf 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 accessThe 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 changesOccasionally, 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 adviceVisit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice to find out the latest Foreign And Commonwealth Office travel advice for your holiday destination, as well as information about passports and visas.
Terms and conditions*This low deposit offer applies to new bookings made between 1st September and 31st October 2018 only. This offer applies to selected flight-inclusive holidays only. Exclusions apply. This offer is subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. Back to top