Private tour

Madeira: Nuns Valley Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Lido Tours
Private tour

Madeira: Nuns Valley Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Lido Tours

From US$ 191.13 per group up to 8

Discover the unique flora and fauna of Madeira on scenic van tour of the Nuns Valley from Funchal. Travel across the island’s interior, visit the town Câmara de Lobos, and admire views along the way.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
Pick-up from select hotels in Funchal and the surrounding area is available free of charge
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  • See the unique flora of the Curral da Freiras
  • Go to the fishing village where Churchill once spent time painting
  • Learn the theories of how the Nuns Valley was formed
  • Get one of the best panoramic views in Madeira
  • Spend time at one of the most isolated villages of the interior
Full description

Explore the stunning landscapes of the Curral da Freiras (Nuns Valley) on a scenic half-day tour from Funchal. Journey to the center of Madeira to find dramatic, cloud-topped mountains and verdant valleys.

Board the minibus in the center of Funchal, and make your way to Eira do Serrado for one of the most beautiful views in Madeira. Continue down to Curral da Freiras, traveling past forest bushes and the quaint houses typical of the Madeiran countryside. 

Arrive in Nuns Valley, and see a small village nestling between almost perpendicular mountains that is isolated by the region's stunning geography. The locals mainly survive off the cultivation of crops like delicious chestnuts. 

Return to Funchal, stopping at the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, where Winston Churchill painted his beautiful landscapes. Purchase a glass of the legendary drink Poncha (alcoholic drink with honey, lemon, and juice) before you return to Funchal. 

  • Hotel pick-up and drop off at select hotels in Funchal
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Lunch

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4.4 /5

based on 556 reviews

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Excellent guide and a really interesting half-day excursion. The guide answered numerous questions that left us with a lot more knowledge of Madeira than we would have been able to get easily any other way. He also kindly left us at Camara de Lobos, which was convenient for a taxi trip to Cabo Girao sea cliff.

March 23, 2023

Family excursion for a few hours. We travelled with Marco who was very easy to listen to about the sights, places and points of interest. He was patient & informative We did a private tour which suited our kids with limited attention span & able to come and go at our pace. The viewing areas, nuns valley & fishing village were were well worth a visit. Delighted we went. Great day out

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March 23, 2023

The host was very kind and helpful. The view at Nuns Valley viewpoint was breathtaking. The stop was around 45 minutes. I wish the stop at this point was longer. The stop at the village could be cut down to have little more time at the Nuns Valley viewpoint.

March 23, 2023

Product ID: 65985