Celebrate New Year’s Eve unlike ever before in Portugal’s sunny outpost. Blessed with diverse scenery and a pleasant winter climate, Madeira is a Mediterranean island with a difference. We’ll take in everything from the seaside vistas of Funchal to the island’s craggy heart and uncover tombs of past rulers and flourishing flower markets along the way. Then, we’ll ring in the New Year as we witness the island’s record-breaking firework display from the comfort of our hotel.
5 nights in hotel (accommodation as specified or similar)
6 meals: 5 breakfasts (days 2-6) 1 dinner (day 4)
3 included excursions and visits
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
Services of a Titan local representative
International flights (prices are based on return flights with British Airways from London Gatwick. Supplements may apply from other airports)
Titan’s VIP door-to-door travel service collects you from home for your flight to Funchal. On arrival you will be transferred to the Pestana Casino Park Hotel (5T), where you will be greeted with a complimentary welcome drink.
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.
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.
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.
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 6 Funchal - UK
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival your Titan vehicle will be waiting 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