Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour

Day Trips & Excursions in Funchal

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4.4 out of 5

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Sit back and enjoy the scenery as you to travel to Nuns Valley on a minibus.
This is a journey to the center of Madeira Island where dramatic, cloud-topped mountains descend to verdant valleys in a most spectacular way.After boarding the minibus in the center of Lido first make your way up to Eira do Serrado where you'll find one of the most exclusive and beautiful views, not to mention a great "green" location unlike any other in Madeira.The journey down to the Nuns Valley (Curral da Freiras) village takes approximately 20 minutes where guests will enjoy the countryside, forest brushes mixed with populated areas with quaint houses typical of the Madeiran society.Once the tour reaches Nuns Valley, you will immediately see a small village nestling between almost perpendicular mountains in the heart of the island.The huge cauldron in which Nuns Valley is sitting was either formed by erosion, which is the more recent theory, or as many still believe, by volcanic activity. The village is very isolated and locals mainly live off what they cultivate. The local chestnuts are delicious and are used in everyday cooking. Every year locals celebrate the 'Chestnut Festival' for which the village is famous.Upon your return, stop at the stunning fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. This is were Winston Churchill spent his time painting his beautiful landscapes and were you will be able to try the famous local drink, Poncha.

What’s included

  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)

What’s not included

  • Lunch
  • Does not include pickup at the harbor (requires extra fee of €4 pp)


  • Choice of morning or afternoon departure
  • Excellent value for money
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • All taxes, fuel surcharges and service fees included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small-group tour by minibus