It’s no surprise that families from all over Portugal love to celebrate the New Year in Funchal.

Completely immerse yourselves in the Madeiran party atmosphere as the week-long celebrations build up to midnight on the 31st. The entire island descends on the capital Funchal for the big event – families and friends gather on every rooftop and balcony, as Funchal bay fills with cruise ships bringing travellers from around the world to enjoy the festivities. On the stroke of twelve, the ships sound their sirens and every church bell rings out as the epic firework display begins.

We’ve suggested spending the New Year in Funchal but it’s easy to extend your stay if you’d like to spend Christmas and New Year on the island – just fill in one of our Enquiry forms and we’ll give you a call to chat through the possibilities.


Fly from Gatwick to Madeira. You’ll be collected on arrival in Funchal by our driver, for your transfer to Quinta da Serra (a thirty-minute drive). Dinner at your Quinta's restaurant is included.
Your hire car will be delivered this morning - you could spend your first full day on the island exploring the capital Funchal; Portugal’s largest city outside of the mainland.
You could spend today exploring the towns and villages across eastern Madeira - the Casas Tradicionais in Santana, the forest park at Ribeiro Frio and the Engenho do Norte rum distillery in Porto da Cruz.
New Year’s Eve’s celebrations begin with cocktails, dinner and live music at your Quinta. A specially-arranged bus will take you into town for the fireworks show.
Madeira shuts down on New Year's Day - a chance to relax at the quinta.
You could spend today exploring the Monte Palace Tropical Gardens and the Jardim Botanico, followed by a ride on the famous Carro de Cesto wicker toboggans.
For your final full day, you could explore the spectacular coastal scenery in the north: the coastal hamlet of Seixal and the Cascata Veu da Noiva Bridal Veil waterfall.
You'll return your car to the airport before flying home.

From £2500 per person

We can create a tailor-made holiday to suit your budget.

INCLUDED: direct return flights from the UK, accommodation in a twin/double en-suite room on a B&B basis, a New Year Gala Dinner and half-board on New Year's Day, airport transfers and car hire.



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