Madeira Nuns Valley Sightseeing Tour from Funchal, Canico

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From $14.95

18 reviews   (4.44)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 3 hours

Departs: portugal, portugal

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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Enjoy a 3-hour guided tour from Funchal, exploring gorgeous scenery and historical sites. Visit Nuns Valley, stop at Pico dos Barcelos to take in the breath-taking views and venture into Eira do Serrado, where you can see the Nuns Valley below. This tour includes transport by an air-conditioned minibus and hotel pickup and drop-off.

What's Included

Air-conditioned vehicle

All taxes, fees, and handling charges

Hotel pickup and drop-off in Funchal, Canico, and Machico

Professional guide

What's Not Included

Food and drinks

Pickup from Funchal cruise port (depending on selected option)

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 4
  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

What To Expect

Valley of the Nuns
Next, you will venture forth to the Village of Nuns Valley - Curral das Freiras. The valley is situated in a huge natural amphitheater, surrounded by some of Madeira’s highest peaks. The village was founded in the 16th century by the nuns of the convent of “Santa Clara” in Funchal, from where the nuns fled from pirate attacks in 1566. The center of the village is situated on a small rise in the middle of the valley. You will stop there for about 30 minutes

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Miradouro Pico Dos Barcelos
You will start your tour at Belvedere. Pico dos Barcelos has an observation point on the edge of Funchal, it is 355m (1165 ft). There’s a magnificent view across Funchal from the top of the viewpoint, at which you will stop for about 15 minutes.

30 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Miradouro Eira do Serrado
You will then head to Eira do Serrado, overlooking “Curral das Freiras” a horse shoe shaped valley far below. The Views have three sheer sides that cut into the serrated peaks of Madeira. Here, Madeira’s highest mountain was mistakenly believed to have been a volcanic crater. It is now known that its dramatic geographical shape was created by the river itself. From there, you can admire the tiny terraced fields which grow wine, fruit and vegetables and the slopes far below with sweet chestnut trees. You will stop there for around 30 minutes.

45 minutes • Admission Ticket Free


Great tour, would recommend
Flintstone89, 12-04-2022
Really good tour, enjoyed each of the viewpoints, despite the poor weather! Very friendly tour guide who gave us lots of local knowledge and drove expertly up roads I wouldn't want to attempt myself! The highlight was Nuns Valley and the Chesnut cheesecake! For the price paid and small group, I would really recommend this tour.!
A great morning
Martin A, 03-02-2022
This was an excellent tour and Susana helped us immensely with her knowledge and obvious enthusiasm . She adapted the trip to fit around the disappointing weather
Great and efficient service
Would highly recommend
Excellent tour which took us all around the islands etc.
6Bud, 21-12-2019
Got see quite abit of the island and the trip was well worth it.
Lots of panoramic views to see and the guide was superb too.
Great experience and VFM
Heidi_B, 03-11-2021
Great value for money, interesting tour with just a few timely stops to have the freedom to explore.
The guide was informative but not overbearing, and the tour was punctual
3 lovely trips
gcdc2015, 24-06-2021
We did three tours with this company, west, east and Nuns Valley. The guides offer excellent information, you learn about the island and its history. Picked up and returned to hotel. Small groups in a people carrier so more personal.

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