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Nuns Valley Tour

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Half-Day
Availability : Every day
Departs: 09:00 or 14:00
Returns at approximately: 12:30 or 17:30

Nuns Valley

Half-Day Madeira Island Tour

Adult

15€

 
was 19€

Child

7,50€

 
under age 11

Duration

Half-Day

 
09h00 – 12h30 or
14h00 – 17h30

Stops

4

 
15 to 30m
  • SCHEDULE

MORNING

Every day
09h00 - 12h30

AFTERNOON

Every day
14h00 - 17h30

Discover the Nuns Valley Island Tour

The Nuns Valley tour is the perfect trip to begin to know Madeira. On this half-day trip, you will see wonderful landscapes from the viewpoints and visit some of the most beautiful villages.

The first stop of this tour is at Pico dos Barcelos viewpoint, located at 355 meters above sea level. From this splendid location, you will experience a 360o view of Funchal. In the background, you can spot the Desertas Islands.

 
Afterward, we drive to the “heart” of the island. The Eira do Serrado viewpoint stands at an elevation of 1095 meters. From here you have a stunning view from Curral das Freiras (Nuns Valley), that lies below, and the majestic mountain of the central massif that surrounds it.
 
The next stop is the picturesque village of Curral das Freiras (Nuns Valley). It is situated in a deep valley, which resembles the crater of a volcano. This is one of the few places on the island that is not visible from the sea.
 
The name derives from the fact that around 1590, the nuns from Santa Clara’s Convent in Funchal fled to this remote place when the Lutheran French pirates invaded and sacked Funchal. They found this to be the perfect shelter to escape the attacks.
 
Lastly, we make a short break in Câmara de Lobos. The beautiful fishing village is known for its magnificent bay with colourful fishing boats. Here you may try some local drinks, like poncha or Madeira Wine.

Tour Stops

Nuns Valley Island Tour
1st Stop
Nuns Valley Tour
1st Stop

Pico dos Barcelos

2nd Stop
Eira do Serrado
2nd Stop

Eira do Serrado

3rd Stop
Nuns Valley Tour
3rd Stop

Curral das Freiras

4th Stop
Go West Island Tour
4th Stop

Câmara de Lobos

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What to Bring?

We recommend you to take comfortable shoes, a sweater, a jacket, a cap and a bottle of water.

Nevertheless, despite our advice, it is our guests’ decision to bring appropriate garments to the tour.

Recommended Equipment

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Good Shoes

Comfortable boots or walking shoes with a good grip;

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Good Sweater

A sweater to protect you in case of cold weather conditions;

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Good Jacket

An all-weather jacket is a perfect choice for the island tours;

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Cap / Hat

Bring a cap or hat to protect you from the heat of the sun;

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Bottle of Water

A bottle of water is always useful to keep you hydrated.

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Melissa B

Couple Traveller

My husband and I did the half-day trip to Nun’s Valley, €15 each and well worth it. Our driver/guide Hugo was very knowledgeable about the island and was also quite amusing. We were picked up promptly from our hotel and returned there at the end of the tour. Firstly we stopped at Pico dos Barcelos which gives fantastic views over Funchal’s harbour and shoreline, then up into the mountains to Eira do Serrado, the viewpoint over Nuns’ Valley – absolutely stunning! We then went down into the Valley where we stopped for a quick photo opportunity and a quick drink. We were then meant to go to a Madeira wine tasting but it was closed so our driver took us to Camara de Lobos, which is a little fishing town, particularly beautiful at this time as it was being decorated ready for the annual Fish Festival. All in all a great tour would highly recommend.

19 August, 2018

Chris T

Couple Traveller

The Nuns Valley tour was given by Marta, this time there were 16 of us. We went to some beautiful places, Gingas in nuns valley do the most amazing chestnut liquor, very tasty. This tour lasted just over 3.5 hours.

12 July, 2018

Mazza M

Family Traveller

We have used Happy Tours every time we go to Madeira and they never disappoint. Very professional and friendly service. Again we did the Nuns Valley tour which is only a 3 hour tour, but it’s just simply breathtaking.

6 June, 2018

Tim S

Couple Traveller

We first booked a half-day trip to the valley of the nuns. The guide picked us up from our hotel, very convenient. Apart from the valley itself, we stopped on a hill overlooking Funchal (as well as Ronaldo’s village), and later on a mountain overlooking the valley. Bring wind-resistant pants and a jacket, it is very windy and cold up there! The guide was very pleasant and told us so much about these points of interest.

13 January, 2017

psjoneses

Couple Traveller

We took a tour of Nun’s Valley with Madeira Happy Tours. After some confusion about the pick-up area (turned out that it was right where the ship docked), we were off to Nun’s Valley and many views of the island on the way. It was interesting to see some of the interior parts of the island. This tour lasted for approximately 3 hours, we were a small group and it was fairly inexpensive especially compared to similar offerings from the ship. Then we had time in the afternoon to visit the downtown area on our own. Highly recommend!

2 November, 2016
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22 December, 2021

Always a pleasure. Marta: good to have seen you again after two years and Luis: it was nice to meet you. You both made it possible that my parents could see a lot of your beautiful island on the East and West Tour. Thank you for two wonderful days 😃

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John Farrell

18 December, 2021

Drivers were excellent, polite, and informative. Booking was very easy. I would give 6 stars if possible!

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Sara Menichelli

25 November, 2021

We went on a tour to the west of Madeira. The day trip was very enjoyable and we had lots of stops in villages and beauty spots. Our driver Hugo was super knowledge, friendly and chilled. Highly recommended, I would definitely use their services again!

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Viviana Buffa

25 November, 2021

Great experience with a west Island tour this week. Everything was really well planned and our driver, Ugo, was very nice , knowledgeable and spoke a great English. He really showed us the isle with passion and enthusiasm. Definitely recommend!

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Dimitar Dimov

20 November, 2021

We absolutely loved our trip to South West coast. Our driver Hugo is a legend-the best in Madeira.We highly recommend this tour.

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Andrea Beyaoju

18 November, 2021

My mother and I had a wonderful experience with Nuno. He was funny, informative and understanding. With Nuno we were able to skip many of the lines and see all the sites on our Checklist. He knew all the beautiful spots to take photos. We both loved his enthusiasm and passion. Would definitely recommend his tour.

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Eric

25 October, 2021

Aardige mensen, nuttige informatie!

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Roxellane Bremond

18 October, 2021

Au top

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Amber Kanu

12 October, 2021

They did not tell us it would be so much fun! They laid on good minibuses.The guides were super knowledgeable and easy-breezy friendly.The views were spectacular both from the minibus and the walking tour.I would go on another tour with this expert, professional, efficient tour company.

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Bartosz Wilczyński

10 October, 2021

Very good agency. Tours organized quickly and without problems. Staff helpful, well-organized and open to customer needs. I recommend without a doubt.

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lorraine b

1 October, 2021

We went for 3 trips with Happy tours 2 full day tours to the east and west and the island. The scenery is magnificent the tour guides had lots of knowledge and were very friendly but 1 driver stood out above the others for us .He was called Hugo and we went to the nuns valley

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Daniela Fernandes Seixas

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15 September, 2021

Fizemos escursao Este e Oeste da Ilha e fui tudo muito bem. Obrigada à Marta pela sua simpatia e profesionalismo.

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Lina Silva

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14 September, 2021

Atendimento fantástico. Guias magníficos, explicam muito bem. Para mim o melhor guia foi o Hugo, explica muito bem, simpático, educado e muito divertido.

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Sab Undone

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12 September, 2021

Unforgettable Tour North Coast ! Hugo, our driver is very professional and friendly. We talk, joke and he gives us a lot of informations about the Island the fruit flowers and so much more. Don't hesitate to book a tour with them ! It's amazing ❤️

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sab bel

11 September, 2021

Superbe tour de la côte Nord avec Hugo, un guide exceptionnel ! Vivement le prochain tour ! Professionels et super sympa 🤙

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SAB BELL

11 September, 2021

Superbe tour de la côte Nord avec Hugo, un guide exceptionnel ! Vivement le prochain tour ! Professionels et super sympa 🤙

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Krzysztof Szczepanski

5 September, 2021

Punktualność .Dobry przweodnik.Miła obsługa.

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Shallow2020

1 September, 2021

Very professional Hugo, our guide, was a excellent guide with a lot of information about the Island. History , flower, fruit ... I've made The North Coast.... it was marvelous, unexpected experience with locals roads lunch unforgettable And the point of view 👌 all during this

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jurgised1

23 August, 2021

3 day trips - everything perfect ! Highly recommended, professional guides

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jurgised1

23 August, 2021

3 day trips - everything perfect ! Highly recommended, professional guides

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Tania Rodrigues

23 August, 2021

A melhor agência para planear as suas férias. O António é uma pessoa fantastica sempre pronto a ajudar e profissional. Recomendo.

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Susana Ferreira

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10 August, 2021

O fantástico e personalizado atendimento maravilhoso,o cliente sente -se muito acolhido. Recomendo vivamente

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Svitlana

1 August, 2021

Booked a number of tours and walks with the company and enjoyed every one of them. Very good organization, thought-out itineraries, bonus stops along the way (viewpoints, rum tasting, etc.). You can feel at once that the guides love their island and try to pass on this love to

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david sinclair

26 July, 2021

Best company by far on Madeira to book tours with.

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Nelson Vieira

16 July, 2021

Ótimo atendimento recomendo...

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Wilian8

1 July, 2021

Great day out Very chilled and informative driver Fantastic sights, above the clouds, on the tallest cliff in Europe gave spectacular view Swimming after lunch in the natural pools Can’t recommend it enough

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Assunta Carbone

10 October, 2020

Buenos planes

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Assunta Carbone

10 October, 2020

Buenos planes

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Daniel E

3 March, 2020

Super Private Tour erhalten Kleinbus 8 Sitzer + Klima und Babysitz. Osttour Wunderschöne Ausblicke von und über Madeira erhalten. Gut Deutsch sprechender Fahrer. Ist auf unsere Wünsche eingegangen. Tour dauerte von 09.-16.30 Uhr

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Ken Abbott

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19 February, 2020

We did the Go East Tour today and it was brilliant. So many interesting sites to see. Our driver/guide Hugo was everything we could have hoped for. His friendliness, enthusiasm and knowledge made our trip enjoyable and very memorable. In fact we enjoyed it so much we’ve booked their Go West Tour in 2 days time 👍