The emerald island of Madeira with its gloriously mild climate is a perfect destination for the New Year celebrations; and we are once again proud to offer this delightful island for a festive break. The hotel’s location provides spectacular views when, at midnight, on New Year’s Eve the skies above Funchal burst into myriad colours as the dazzling display of fireworks marks the dawn of the New Year.
5 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
6 meals: 5 breakfasts (days 2-6) 1 dinner (day 3)
Included excursions and visits: 3
Guided walking tour of Funchal
Visit to the Botanical Gardens and Madeira Wine Company
Guided tour of Eira do Serrado and Monte
Plus all these benefits:
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service
Check-in service by Titan staff
Services of an experienced Titan local representative on included excursions and scheduled hotel visits
Scheduled TAP Portugal flights via Lisbon
Best available coaches with experienced drivers
Hotel porterage (one bag per person)
Airport taxes, security charges and fuel surcharges
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home, for your journey to London Gatwick Airport and a scheduled TAP Portugal flight to Funchal via Lisbon. On arrival you will be transferred to the Pestana Casino Park (5T), where you will be greeted with a complimentary welcome drink.
Day 2 Funchal
This morning we depart on a guided walk through the flower market, then proceed to a leading embroidery factory, where the intricate work of exquisite patterns can be seen. Following a visit to the Botanical Gardens, the tour concludes at the Madeira Wine Company where you may wish to sample the local wine. This afternoon you are free to further explore this enchanting island.
Day 3 New Year’s Eve - Funchal
Today there is time to enjoy your hotel and relax before the festivities of this evening. The New Year’s Eve celebrations start with a special gala dinner, accompanied by an evening of entertainment. On the stroke of midnight, the hills above Funchal come alive in a spectacular firework display to welcome in the New Year.
Please note: Seating is not assigned at this popular event and a formal dress code applies; gentlemen are required to wear a dinner jacket.
Day 4 New Year’s Day - Funchal
After a leisurely breakfast you will have time to explore the capital of this archipelago. Funchal has become renowned for its cosmopolitan atmosphere offering a wide variety of sporting, cultural and leisure activities. An optional excursion is available to tour Madeira’s western limits, taking in the beautiful coastal views from Pico da Torre and Cabo Girao, the old town of Ribeira Brava and stunning mountain scenery as we reach Sao Vicente and Pousada dos Vinhaticos, sitting between soaring mountains and sheer ravines.
Day 5 Eira do Serrado - Monte
We journey on a beautiful scenic tour into the heart of the island, Eira do Serrado, from where you can enjoy a lovely view down into Curral das Freiras - the Nun’s Valley. We then travel on to Monte to visit the gardens which surround the hill-town and parish church of Our Lady of the Mount, in which the tomb of the last ruling emperor - Charles I of Habsburg - can be seen. The remainder of the day is free.
Day 6 Funchal - London
There is time to relax before transferring to Funchal Airport for a scheduled TAP Portugal flight via Lisbon, to London Gatwick Airport. On arrival you will be met and guided to your Titan vehicle, for the journey home.
Situated above Funchal, this modern hotel’s cliff top location overlooks the harbour below. Only a short walk from the centre of Funchal, the Pestana Casino Park is surrounded by the wondrous flowers of Madeira offering a delightful place to unwind.
Restaurants offering International, A la carte and Bistro cuisine
Outdoor and indoor swimming pool
En suite air-conditioned bedrooms with hairdryer, mini-bar, TV, telephone and safe