New Year in Madeira for Solo Travellers

Departing 28th December 2020

Exclusive departure for solo travellers | No single supplements

  • 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 New Year’s Eve
  • Experience the world-famous Funchal fireworks display    
  • 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
Welcome drinks & dinner
Programme of tours and visits
Expert tour manager
Return flights & transfers
Checked Luggage


Welcome 2021 in style with an incredible itinerary of sightseeing in Madeira, a 6-course gala dinner with live music and an unforgettable fireworks display. Along with like-minded solo travellers, see in the new year with an impressive fireworks display that for many years held the Guinness world record title of “Greatest Fireworks Show in the World”.

Explore ‘the Pearl of the Atlantic’ this New Year, with its inspirational gardens to the famous Monte toboggan ride and soaring peaks to the hidden Valley of the Nuns. 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. 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. 

Our base for this special time of year is the VidaMar Resort Hotel, with fantastic views of the bay of Funchal. Be charmed by the beauty of Madeira in all its glimmering glory at this special time of year. With an eclectic backdrop of exotic flowers and fairy lights, the festive cheer is in full swing – ready for you to experience a New Year to remember.

Treat your senses to the superb celebrations; with the sounds of Christmas folklore songs continuing through into January, sights of some of the world’s most impressive fireworks, scent of tropical flowers, 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 dinner, including welcome dinner
  • All local taxes
  • All tours as mentioned
  • All coach travel as mentioned
  • Airport transfers
  • The services of our experienced and insightful tour manager throughout

Useful Information

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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