Come and join us on the beautiful Portuguese island of Madeira. Nicknamed ‘Pearl or Floating Garden of the Atlantic’, this sub-tropical destination is ideal for a relaxing winter break. With a heritage rich in culture and natural beauty, this charming island has something for all to enjoy.

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Why Go?

  • Beautiful Pearl of the Atlantic
  • Picturesque capital
  • Spectacular scenery
  • Lovely 4★ hotel

Madeira Winter Break

Madeira, located to the north of the Canary Islands, is only 65km long but for an island so small there is plenty to discover. Considered to be the Atlantic's most beautiful island, it boasts spectacular scenery and is often teeming with plants and flowers. We stay in the capital, Funchal, an ideal base on the south of the island. 

Our Hotel

Surrounded by peaceful gardens, the 4* Hotel Girassol is well located in the resort of Funchal. Being close to the local shops, bars, restaurants and sea front promenade mean that getting out and about to explore is within easy reach. Funchal city centre is also only 2km away and offers you the opportunity to visit two of the main attractions, the cathedral and botanic gardens. When not out and about you can relax in the contemporary surroundings of our hotel.   

More to Explore*

  • Half day Funchal Tour 
  • Full day Western Madeira Tour
  • Full day Eastern Madeira Tour
  • Half day whale & dolphin watching Tour
  • Half day Levada dos Prazeres Walk
  • Half day Jeep tour to Camara de Lobos

    *Any excursions bookable in resort are subject to availability

Hotel Girassol 4*

Our hotel is ideally located in the resort of Funchal, close to the sea front, shops, bars and restaurants and a 30 minute walk to the bustling city centre of Funchal. 

Facilities Include

Set among delightful gardens, facilities at our newly refurbished hotel include a choice of outdoor swimming pools, health centre with sauna and gym, choice of bars and a restaurant.

Rooms Include

All rooms in our hotel are suites. There is a lounge, TV, phone, hairdryer, tea and coffee-making facilities, air-conditioning, a balcony and Wi-Fi.


Average Daily Maximum:

Jan, Feb, Mar 17°C,
Apr, 18°C,
Dec 18°C


No time difference from the UK


3 hours

What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Twin/Double room for sole use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Half Board; Breakfast & Dinner
  • Christmas Eve Gala Dinner 

What's extra

  • Insurance see here


Useful Information


On arrival, you will be subject to health screening. If you have not completed a test prior to departure to present at the airport, you can take a test at the airport at no charge, however you will have to self-isolate at your accommodation until you receive your test results - up to 12 hours.

You will also need to fill in a Madeira Travel Regulation form 12 to 48 hours prior to departure

Transfer Time
Transfer time from Madeira Airport to Girassol Hotel is approximately 25 minutes.

More to Explore
You may wish to take an optional excursion during the course of your stay. Full details will be given at the Information Meeting, including all prices. All tours can be paid for Euros. Your Tour Leader will help arrange these for you but may not necessarily accompany you.

Half Day Funchal Tour

Full Day Western Madeira Tour (Santana Area)

Full Day Eastern Madeira Tour (Porto Moniz Area)

Half Day Whale & Dolphine Cruise

Half Day Levada dos Prazeres Walking Tour

Half Day Jeep Tour (Camara de Lobos Area)



There is often confusion on the question of gratuities, since it frequently depends on the type of holiday, location and, of course, your attitude towards tipping, as to what is normally expected. In order to give you a rough idea, we have given appropriate guidance below.

Your Tour Leader will be on hand to offer advice or suggestions if required but gratuities are offered entirely at the sole discretion of the individual. We suggest a group collection to cover drivers, porters and hotel staff of €15.00 per week. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate add on.

Dress Code
Casual, cotton, lightweight daytime wear is the order of the day. Comfortable shoes are a must for sightseeing. Smart casual clothes will be ideal for the evening, with the emphasis throughout being informal but with no shorts or vests in the restaurants in the evenings. Evenings can be cool so do ensure that you take a cardigan or jacket.

Select Flight Inclusive or Excluding Flight if available. Excluding Flight bookings allow you free cancellation and amendments but do not include flights. Flights can be added later. See our Free Cancellation Guarantee. Normal terms and conditions apply. All holidays ATOL protected.

Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From regional flights available COMMENTS  
21 Dec 2020 28 Dec 2020 7 All Ages £1,299 BOOK
25 Jan 2021 01 Feb 2021 7 All Ages £1,079 BOOK
22 Feb 2021 01 Mar 2021 7 All Ages £1,079 BOOK
22 Mar 2021 29 Mar 2021 7 All Ages £1,119 BOOK
19 Apr 2021 26 Apr 2021 7 All Ages £1,079 BOOK

What's Included

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Airport taxes and charges
  • Twin/Double room for sole use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Half Board; Breakfast & Dinner
  • Christmas Eve Gala Dinner 

What's extra

  • Insurance see here


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