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Madeira Seasonal & holiday activities

Our most recommended Madeira Seasonal & holiday activities

Funchal: Christmas Lights Sightseeing Night Tour

1. Funchal: Christmas Lights Sightseeing Night Tour

On this night tour, after pickup at your hotel or accomodation in Funchal, you head dowtown to the main avenue near the sea. Passing through the old town, city hall, main cathedral, city court, farmers market, municipal garden, central square, and the hotel area, you can enjoy the beautiful way the streets and buildings are decorated for the holiday season. After the tour it is possible to drop you off back at your hotel or in the city center. This tour takes about 1h30 and in some spots it is possible to stop to take pictures. This tour will take place in a VW Beetle cabriolet with the top down.

Funchal: Christmas Lights Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

2. Funchal: Christmas Lights Guided Tuk-Tuk Tour

Highlights of the journey During this complete tour, you will be able to experience and see Funchal Christmas lights like never before. In total there will be around 13 highlights, in which some there will be a quick stop for you to mesmerize, take photos, and make those moments memorable. The first pit stop will be at Barreirinha beach which will leave you time to enjoy the sea view bar, and explore a bit of the Old Street in Funchal city, completely decorated by Christmas lights. Another amazing stop will be the viewpoint “Avista Navios” where you can marvel at the city Port and Funchal’s bay at night. Celebrating Christmas in Madeira Throughout the month of December, the city of Funchal is lit up by beautiful Christmas lights. A season when families and friends gather to share the joyous Christmas sights, flavours, and sounds. What better way to do that this Christmas than with a fun, and memorable tour? The celebrations start on the 1st of December and end on the 15th of January with the celebration of the Santo Amaro. Concerts, markets, “presépios de Natal”, Christmas lights, Christmas masses, the Markets Night, and the New Year’s fireworks represent the highlights of this amazing season in Madeira. Let there be light! Decorations that cover every inch of the city. Turning Funchal city into this little Christmas miracle you won’t want to miss. Tukway offers you an amazing opportunity to experience the perfect guided Christmas lights tour. Your experienced guide will show the best places to visit in Funchal, to look at all the Christmas lights, and what to do, and see during this amazing season. Perfect winter weather for sightseeing on Madeira island! If the weather is of worry, don’t because, in winter, Funchal is rather pleasant with an average of 20 ‘C, making this trip even more enticing. Not only will you have the chance to enjoy the traditional lights, but also one of the newest attractions “the tunnel” that provides a lighting show with coordinated music, for every half hour. The perfect season to visit Madeira This might be the most wonderful time of the year to visit Madeira, not only because of the sights and the lights, but also for its unique atmosphere filled with love, fun, and happy spirits. No place on earth can compare to the magic shown in Madeira during the Christmas festivities. Even if you just come to visit the sights, the Levada walks, and the overall vibe of the island, you won’t regret trying to see the magical lights in Funchal with Tukway. Best Funchal Christmas lights tour Be sure that this trip will bring you much joy, and promises to enrich your knowledge about Funchal city, and even Madeira island. Be free to ask questions to your guide. Feliz Natal! Merry Christmas! Frohe Weihnachten! Feliz Navidad! Joyeux Noël!

Madeira: Traditional Christmas Nativity Scenes Tour

3. Madeira: Traditional Christmas Nativity Scenes Tour

Get in the holiday spirit as you experience the Christmas tradition of creating nativity scenes to celebrate the holiday on this tour in Madeira. Travel to the southwestern part of the island to take part in the local tradition of viewing these over-the-top displays. Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel in Madeira with options to be picked up from locations across the island, or opt to be picked from the Funchal cruise ship port. Sit back and relax as you enjoy the natural landscapes and charming towns of Madeira as you are transported to the southwestern part of the island. Follow your local guide to see nativity scenes that are in public spaces and at local residences. Participate in the island's tradition of heading to the southwestern part of the island to view these temporary art displays. Admire the hard work and religious dedication that goes into making these holiday displays.

Madeira: Private Funchal Christmas Lights Tour

4. Madeira: Private Funchal Christmas Lights Tour

Let your guide take you to the city of Funchal for a walking tour of this year's Christmas decorations. View the vivid colors and hear about the traditions behind the shinning displays that you see.  Be picked up from your accommodation in Madeira and drive to the city of Funchal. Stop in the center of Funchal and start your guided walking tour. Discover the beauty of a Portuguese Christmas as you walk down the charming main streets in town.  Follow your guide to see over 1 million lights spread out across the city center. Admire various creative nativity scenes. See the lights through the eyes of a local with help from your guide.  Go up to a viewpoint where you can see all the festive lights in this romantic seaside city at once. Return to your accommodation once you are finished with your tour. 

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4.7 / 5

based on 3 reviews

We booked the Xmas Lights tour and we were not disappointed. Miguel was a brilliant friendly tour guide, taking us all around Funchal for 90 minutes, pointing out all the areas and buildings of interest, Classic Car Tour Company +351 919 557 710.

Unbelievable Tour. One of the best activities we done during our visit to Madeira to see all the Christmas lights. Definitely recommend. Especially at this price. Would have been happy to pay double the price for that!

Our driver was there ahead of schedule. He took us all round Funchal to see the many varied displays. His English was excellent.

Comprehensive tour of Funchals Christmas lights with friendly and knowledgeable driver/guide.

First class tour and driver was excellent - well mannered with a great knowledge