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Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour

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Overview
The Valley of the Nuns is an area of extraordinary natural beauty, with a fascinating history behind it too. Avoid the hassle of organizing car rental, and enjoy a stress-free day trip with door-to-door transfers from Funchal included. Find out stories from your guide about nuns hiding from pirates attacking Funchal, and hear more about the quaint village built in the crater of an extinct volcano.
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  • 1
    Eira do Serrado
    Stop: 20 minutes -
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  • 2
    Valley of the Nuns
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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  • 3
    Camara De Lobos
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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Highlights
  • Go to the Valley of the Nuns—a village built in an extinct volcano’s crater
  • No transport planning—round-trip transfers from Funchal are included
  • Stop off at the pretty fishing village of Câmara de Lobos
  • A guide enhances the trip with stories about local life
Important Information
Departure Point
Lido Tours - Madeira Tours and Walks, Estrada Monumental 284, CC Monumental Lido, Shop 18, 9000-100 Funchal, Portugal Av. Arriaga 75, 9000-064 Funchal, Portugal Teleférico-Término, 9060-291 Funchal, Portugal
Duration
3h 30m
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Infant seats available
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 55 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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SHARONANDJEZ wrote a review 15 Feb
50 contributions9 helpful votes
A reasonable tour but minibus not ideal as difficult to see views and buses unable to access very narrow steep roads. Nun's valley a lovely view and the bar where Winston Churchill painted interesting. The church is worth a visit...small but grand.
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Date of experience: February 2020
edwards82016 wrote a review 14 Feb
6 contributions3 helpful votes
Amazing day trip at leisurely pace.Very informative and friendly driver. Small but comfortable clean tour bus which met us outside Four Views Hotel. 5 stars because we were made welcome and comfortable. Well done Lido Tours for showing us the real Medeira.
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Date of experience: December 2019
HVA01 wrote a review 6 Feb
24 contributions19 helpful votes
This half-day tour consisted of a stop at a stunning viewpoint for half an hour (walking up steps required) and a further stop in the beautiful village of Valley of the Nuns, where there was enough time to sample the local chestnut delicacies and have a drink. We then went down
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Date of experience: January 2020
Gorm Gorell wrote a review 1 Feb
19 contributions1 helpful vote
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This place is very amazing - a great view over the mountains and the great city. But take care if you want to see this amazing place by yourselves. I would recommend to take a ride with a professional guide - just to avoid you to get in trouble on the very difficult lavada
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Date of experience: January 2020
Alan B wrote a review Jan 2020
96 contributions48 helpful votes
We went on the local bus and it was on €6 each. The journey is quite hair raising as the bus driver drove quickly round the steep hair pin bends but it was a memorable trip with fabulous views. Nuns Valley is a lovely little village with nice shops and restaurants.
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Date of experience: January 2020
About the operator
By: Lido Tours
Maurera
Trier, Germany
40
amazing guide
the walk was well considered and Rubine told us anything about Madeira. Will do it again and highly recommend
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Peter U
Milnthorpe, United Kingdom
179
great views
what can i say 2nd time lucky this walk was canceled last year due to bad weather good excuse to come back and
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SHARONANDJEZ
Andover, United Kingdom
509
Reasonable
A reasonable tour but minibus not ideal as difficult to see views and buses unable to access very narrow steep
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Lasse Strøm N
10
An amazing way to experience Madeira outside of funchal.
The Madeira East Tour from Funchal, is an amazing tour, with an equally if not even better guide. It felt more
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edwards82016
Reading, United Kingdom
63
Lido Tours - Valley of the Nuns
Amazing day trip at leisurely pace.Very informative and friendly driver. Small but comfortable clean tour bus
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Erin B
40
Fantastic tour above the clouds!
Amazing guided tours of the most beautiful spots in Madeira! Comfortable transport, professional service, super
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Skater4643
Caterham, United Kingdom
94
Fantastic Tour
We booked with Lido Tours and can highly recommend them as they were punctual, informative and fun. The tour was
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N9882EMalanw
40
absolutely awful vehicle
Same as other reviews on here re the chosen car. A black ford car where we were expected to sit in a childrens
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Lucia R
10
Great tours
Great tours, nice guides and easy pick up spots. We tried 3 different tours - Levada and hike tour with Sára and
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Katharine F
63
Great moderate hike with lots of waterfalls
Great hike led by the knowledgable Sarah who introduced us to the flora of Madeira. I really liked the lunch spot
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Key Details
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
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  • Hotel Pickup
  • Languages Offered: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
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