Christmas in Madeira

Festive

8 Days from £2,199

Dec 2019 - Dec 2019 Departures

Portugal Madeira Christmas Holidays for Singles

​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.

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Your holiday at a glance

FESTIVE
HALF BOARD

What's included

  • Just You Tour Manager as your host
  • 7 nights half board in a 5-star hotel
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 7 dinners including Christmas Eve gala dinner with drinks & Christmas Day dinner with drinks
  • Specialist Local Guide
  • Welcome drink 
  • Overseas transfers & other transportation
  • Porterage

Included excursions

  • ​Discover the highlights of Funchal & visit a wine lodge for a tasting of Madeira wine
  • Explore more of beautiful Madeira on an island tour with lunch
  • Experience magnificent views on a walk along the island's levadas

Optional excursions

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

  • Eira do Serrado & Monte & the famous tobbogan run

Your itinerary

​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.

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.​

​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.

​After breakfast we'll set off on an included island tour to discover even more of beautiful Madeira. We'll visit the village of Camacha today and we'll 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.​ 

​Today you can choose to join our optional half-day trip to Monte and Eira do Serrado. First we'll stop at the Pico dos Barcelos viewpoint to enjoy superb views over Funchal. We'll then wind our way up the mountain to Eira do Serrado. From here we can take in more lovely views, this time over the village of Curral das Freiras, or Nuns Valley. From here we'll travel through the hills to Monte, a picturesque hamlet situated above Funchal, which is famed for its beautiful church, pretty public gardens and the famous toboggan run. If you would like to be whisked 2km downhill in a wicker and wood toboggan, you'll be in for a unique and thrilling treat. We'll see you at the bottom!

Back at the hotel this evening we're going to gather together to enjoy a Christmas Eve gala dinner with drinks included.​

​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.

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, we'll gather this evening for a farewell get-together.

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

Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Right now is the perfect opportunity to do that – with everything booked and paid for you’ll have even more to get excited about and all you’ll need to think about while you’re away is having a great time.

By the way - look out for ‘Optional Excursion Packages’. For some holidays we’ve grouped a selection of excursions into a package which means you can make a saving when you book in advance.

Prices shown may vary according to departure date and are subject to change.  The full range of excursions will be detailed in your holiday information pack, sent approximately 15 weeks prior to departure.

West Tour Including Lunch

West Tour Including Lunch

from £78

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"Leaving Funchal along the Estrada Monumental, we reach Câmara de Lobos village, will then stop at Cabo Girão the second highest sea cliff in the world. The tour continues along the south coast passing banana plantations and at Ribeira Brava you will head across the island to São Vicente. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the rugged north coast between São Vicente and Porto Moniz. In Porto Moniz you will have time for lunch and inspecting the natural lava stone swimming pools and take the chance to view them afterwards.
From here we will travel to Madeira’s only tablelands, “Paúl da Serra” (1.400m), where you have breathtaking viewing of both coasts. Traveling over the Encumeada-Pass (1007m). A photo stop will give you time to enjoy the splendid view of the sea to the north and south and the crest of the mountain range that crosses inland Madeira. You will pass through deep valleys full of a wide variety of fauna and flora belonging to the LAURISSILVA Forest, a relic of bygone ages that has been declared a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site."

Monte and Eira do Serrado

Monte and Eira do Serrado

from £45

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This excursion calls first at Pico dos Barcelos, which enjoys superb views of Funchal, before winding its way up the mountain to the view point of Eira do Serrado, with a superb view over the village of Curral das Freiras (Nuns Valley). From here you will travel through the hills to Monte, the delightful picturesque hamlet village situated above Funchal, famed for its beautiful Church, pretty public gardens & the Toboggan run, those who wish may be whisked down the 2km run in this unique and famous form of transport.

Accommodation

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.

Pestana Casino Park Hotel

Just You have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the hotel images provided on this website and images of room types displayed may vary to those offered on your tour. Therefore due to the possibility of inadvertent errors we do not guarantee their accuracy. Hotels, airlines used and flight times are subject to change and will be confirmed in your final documents.

Dates and Prices

You have chosen to arrange your own flights and transfers and meet us at your first hotel. Please see essential information for full terms and conditions.

TOUR DURATION

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London (Gatwick)

Friday 20 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,199

Available

Outbound
Easyjet (Groups)

Friday 20 December 2019

Departs

07:10 London (Gatwick)

Arrives

10:55 Funchal

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Inbound
Easyjet (Groups) - EZY

Friday 27 December 2019

Departs

11:35 Funchal

Arrives

15:20 London (Gatwick)

Operated by

Easyjet (Groups)

Manchester

Friday 20 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,498

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Friday 20 December 2019

Departs

10:00 Manchester

Arrives

14:00 Funchal

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Friday 27 December 2019

Departs

15:00 Funchal

Arrives

19:05 Manchester

Operated by

Jet2

Glasgow (Intl)

Friday 20 December 2019

GUARANTEED

£2,498

Available

Outbound
Jet2

Friday 20 December 2019

Departs

10:25 Glasgow (Intl)

Arrives

14:30 Funchal

Operated by

Jet2

Inbound
Jet2 - LS

Friday 27 December 2019

Departs

15:15 Funchal

Arrives

19:20 Glasgow (Intl)

Operated by

Jet2

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