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New Year in Madeira

8 days from £1499*
Departing: December 2018
* Price shown: 28 December 2018 from London Gatwick - LGW


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


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.
Departure Airport Date Price From
Birmingham 28 December 2018 £1539
London Gatwick
London Gatwick 28 December 2018 £1499
London Stansted
London Stansted 28 December 2018 £1689
Manchester 28 December 2018 £1529

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.

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.

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.

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 £49pp 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.