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Funchal: Nuns Valley Private Half Day Tour

4.6 / 5

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Funchal: Nuns Valley Private Half Day Tour

From US$ 18.07 per person

Enjoy a private half-day tour from Pico dos Barcelos to Nun's Valley. Learn about centuries of rich history and tradition of the island, completing the tour with a visit to the Village of Curral das Freiras.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 - 4 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in the hotel lobby 10 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Private or small groups available


  • Postcard-perfect views from Pico dos Barcelos
  • Enjoy panoramic views of the sea from 1165 ft above
  • Experience two of the island’s most stunning panoramas and listen to the story of Old Madeira
  • Stroll through Curral das Freiras to learn about its traditional culture
Full description
On this picturesque private half-day trip, you will be driven from Pico dos Barcelos to Nun's Valley. Pico dos Barcelos has an observation point on the edge of Funchal, 1165 ft above sea level. It is an excellent way to view Funchal from the sea to the mountains, and Islas Desertas directly across can be spotted on a clear day. This belvedere at Eira do Serrado has a spectacular rock ledge that overlooks “Curral das Freiras,” a horseshoe-shaped valley below. This valley has three sheer sides that cut into the serrated peaks of Madeira. Make your way down to the Village of Nuns Valley (Curral das Freiras). See where the nuns of the Monastery of Santa Clara once sought refuge from French privateers. It is one of the most spectacularly situated rural settlements on the island, in a huge natural amphitheater surrounded by Madeira’s highest mountain peaks. Finally, you will be dropped back at your original pickup point.
  • Pickup and drop-off from your accomodation in Funchal and Canico
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle

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  • Tours may be canceled due to weather conditions or events beyond our control.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.6 /5

based on 8 reviews

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Weather at July at mountains in Madeira… What can you expect but hot hot hot. But for the Northern person it still was a amazing and breathtaking experience. The views made my eyes tear. Curral das Freiras was beautiful from above and in. Thank you for your excellent guidance and warm thanks to all ”on board”. You were so friendly and made my day.

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July 15, 2021


Really good interesting short tour with amazing views.Thanks to our wonderful guide Suzanna

July 6, 2021

November 5, 2021

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