Christmas in Madeira for Solo Travellers

Christmas in Madeira for Solo Travellers

8 days from only £2,099pp

Exclusive departure for solo travellers | No single supplements

Departing 21st December 2020

  • Change your booking free up to 45 days before travel 
  • Covid Cancellation protection included as standard 
  • Happy by day two or we'll bring you home with a full refund
  • Discover the Old Town of picturesque Funchal, on a tour led by a local guide 
  • Enjoy a tasting of the delicious and world-famous Madeira wines 
  • Admire the world-renowned Palheiro Gardens, exceptional for their variety of flora and stunning location overlooking Funchal 
  • Ascend to Curral das Freiras, or the Valley of the Nuns, until recently the almost-inaccessible mountain hideaway of a convent of nuns
  • See the inspiration for some of Winston Churchill’s paintings in Câmara de Lobos
  • Take a tour of the idyllic Monte Palace Tropical Gardens with a local guide 
  • Discover Madeira’s mountainous eastern coast, taking in the A-framed houses of Santana and the ancient Laurisilva forest of the UNESCO-listed Ribeiro Frio National Park
  • Indulge in a six-course gala dinner on Christmas Eve    
  • Enjoy afternoon tea at Belmond Reid’s Palace
  • Seven nights in four-star accommodation inclusive of all local taxes, plus breakfast and dinner 
At a Glance
7 nights in 4-star accommodation
Half board
Programme of tours and visits
Return flights & transfers
Expert tour manager
Checked Luggage


Immerse yourself in the festive spirit of Funchal on this specially created solo tour of Madeira. It may be tiny, but this subtropical paradise offers impressive year-round gardens, spectacular coastlines and jagged peaks, while picturesque Funchal boasts an architectural charm and rich maritime heritage to match the island’s natural splendour. Explore ‘the Pearl of the Atlantic’ at Christmas, with its inspirational gardens to the famous Monte toboggan ride and soaring peaks to the hidden Valley of the Nuns.

With fertile volcanic soil, Madeira is a plant-lover’s dream with an enormous diversity of species, from imported purple-blossomed jacaranda trees, orchids and bird of paradise plants to its native Laurisilva forest. So much flourishes here in its mild climate all year round, making it a superb destination even in December. 

Not to mention the incredible decorations that adorn this charming Portuguese island, with the bustling traditional Christmas market lining the Avenida Arriaga, with an eclectic backdrop of exotic flowers and festive lights. Our base for this special time of year is the VidaMar Resort Hotel, with fantastic views of the bay of Funchal.

Treat your senses to the superb celebrations; with the sounds of Christmas folklore songs, sights of tropical flowers, scent of roasting chestnuts, and of course a taste of Madeira wine.

Your Itinerary

Price Includes

The price is per person and based on one person in a twin or double room for sole occupancy. The price includes:

  • Return flights
  • Seven nights in four-star accommodation
  • Daily breakfast and dinners, including welcome dinner, six-course gala dinner on Christmas Eve
  • All local taxes
  • All tours as mentioned
  • All coach travel as mentioned
  • Airport transfers
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout

Fact File

  • Currency: Euro
  • Deposit: £100 per person
  • Flight time:  Approx. 4 hrs
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Time zone: GMT
  • Country: Portugal

Visa Information

UK Citizens do not require a visa to enter Portugal however must have a valid passport. For the most up-to-date passport and visa information visit https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal/entry-requirements

We are unable to accept responsibility if you are unable to travel because you have not complied with any passport/entry/immigration requirements.


We want to ensure you make the correct choice before you book your holiday with us. If you have any concerns regarding the suitability of the holiday due to reduced mobility we would encourage you to call us to discuss these concerns. General information on mobility in connection with our tours can be found here.

Transfer Times

All transfer times listed here are approximate, and dependent on traffic. If you have a question regarding transfer times please don't hesitate to contact us

Airport Hotel location Transfer time
Funchal Airport Funchal 30 mins


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