Call +44 (0)1223 841055 | Enquiry form | MenuClose menu

New Year in Madeira

29 Dec — 4 Jan 2019 | Tour Director: Martin Symington

ACE Aquileia tour: Basilica of Aquileia

ix

Tour Director

Andrew Wilson portrait

Martin Symington

Martin Symington, BA, is a travel journalist and is the author of the Dorling Kindersley guidebook to Portugal and the AA Essential Guide to Portugal.

full biography and other tours

Itinerary

Day

1

Depart Gatwick 1235 on British Airways, arriving Funchal 1635. Transfer to Hotel Vidamar for six nights.

Day

2

Walking tour of central Funchal including Mercado dos Lavradores (Farmers’ Market), Fortaleza de São Tiago (17th century fort housing the Museum of Contemporary Art), São Pedro Church and the Baltazar Dias Theatre. Afternoon visits including the Palácio de São Lourenço (official residence of the Representative of the Central Government in Lisbon), Colegio Church, and Old Blandy Wine Lodge (subject to confirmation).

Day

3

New Year’s Eve Excursion to picturesque village of Monte: church (burial place of last emperor of Austria) and Monte Tropical Palace Gardens (seven hectares of tropical gardens). New Year Gala Dinner at the hotel and views of one of the world’s largest firework displays.

Day

4

New Year’s Day West island tour: Encumeada Pass (3000 feet) to São Vicente (one of Madeira’s prettiest villages) and Porto Moniz (natural rock pools). Afternoon: over Paul da Serra (high plateau) to Calheta including Centro das Artes Casa das Mudas (striking modern museum).

Day

5

Morning: Quinta das Cruzes (17th century manor with museum, fine gardens, orchid house), Convent of Santa Clara (founded in 1496), Museum of Frederico de Freitas. Free afternoon.

Day

6

Morning: Quinta do Palheiro Ferreiro (estate and gardens with oaks and chestnuts alongside semi-tropical plants), Quinta Palmeira (house and terraced gardens overlooking sea). Afternoon: Eira do Serrado with views of Curral das Freiras (panoramic mountain village situated deep in extinct crater). Evening: farewell dinner with typical Madeiran menu.

Day

7

Depart Funchal 1215, arriving Gatwick 1605.

Tour Dates

29 Dec — 4 Jan 2019

Days

7

Cost

£2755

Tour Code

NYMA-18

Gallery

If you would like to upload your photos to our gallery click here

Cost includes:

return airfare, accommodation based on sharing a twin or double bedded sea view room, breakfast, one lunch, dinner with wine, water & coffee, excursions & admissions, gratuities.

Not included:

travel insurance, double room for single use sea view supplement £295.

 
Top
printFooter