Guided tour

Madeira: Nuns Valley Half-Day Tour

Madeira: Nuns Valley Half-Day Tour

Activity provider: Lido Tours
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From US$ 20.05 per person

Discover the unique flora and fauna of Madeira on a 4-hour scenic tour of the Nuns Valley (Curral da Freiras). Travel across the rocky terrain of the island’s interior, and enjoy panoramic views along the way. Visit the fishing town of Câmara de Lobos.

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Duration 3.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese
Pickup included
A pick-up from select hotels in Funchal and the surrounding area is available free of charge
Private group available

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 Lido, 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. Once in Nuns Valley, see a small village nestling between almost perpendicular mountains. How the huge cauldron in which the Nuns Valley formed is open to debate. Some people say it was the result of erosion, while older theories maintain it was a result of volcanic activity. What is beyond dispute is that the village is very isolated. The locals mainly live off what they cultivate, including the delicious chestnuts that are the centerpiece of the annual Chestnut Festival. Return to Funchal, stopping at the fishing village of Câmara de Lobos, where Winston Churchill painted his beautiful landscapes. Try some of the legendary Poncha drink before you leave.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off at select hotels in Funchal
  • All taxes and fuel surcharges
  • Lunch
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 427 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.6/5
  • Safety
    4.6/5

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We were picked up in central Funchal by Bruno driving his minibus, on time and at the correct location. We travelled via tortuous road through city and country, with spectacular scenery. First stop was an impressive overlook with cafe shops and loos, second was in the little village in the Valley of the Nuns, and third was in Camara de Lobos, a pretty fishing village. Bruno was informative and amusing.

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May 11, 2022

An unexpected gem. Marco was incredibly kind, friendly and well informed. He made us feel safe and the whole tour followed any health regulations. The scenery was beyond stunning, and we had ample time at each stop to enjoy the local amenities and experience the breathtaking views. I would highly recommend to people of all ages!

March 8, 2022

Roberto did an excellent job guiding us to the Curral das Freias and Camara de Lobos. Getting back to the coast and ending the tour with some Poncha was perfect. Robert provided a lot of background information about the valley and its people. Great value for money. Would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

September 9, 2021

Product ID: 65985