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Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour provided by Lido Tours

Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour

Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour
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Tour snapshot
Go to the Valley of the Nuns—a village built in an extinct volcano’s crater
Duration:
3h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
55
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    3h 30m
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    55
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Highlights
  • 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
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
German, Portuguese, English, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • 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
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 23651P5
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Duration
3h 30m
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can arrange for pickups at other locations in the Funchal area as long as there's a known reference point and a place where our vehicle can safely stop for some minutes without blocking any roads or traffic. Please contact us for advice on the best pickup for you according to your location/accommodation.
  • Lido Tours - Madeira Tours and Walks, Estrada Monumental 284 CC Monumental Lido, Shop 18, 9000-100 Funchal, Portugal Our main office in the Lido area of Funchal
  • Av. Arriaga 75, 9000-064 Funchal, Portugal In front of "Marina Shopping" main entrance
  • Teleférico-Término, 9060-291 Funchal, Portugal At the bus stop near the cable-car station in the "Old Town" part of Funchal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • 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
Inclusions
  • All taxes, fees and handling charges
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can arrange for pickups at other locations in the Funchal area as long as there's a known reference point and a place where our vehicle can safely stop for some minutes without blocking any roads or traffic. Please contact us for advice on the best pickup for you according to your location/accommodation.
  • Lido Tours - Madeira Tours and Walks, Estrada Monumental 284 CC Monumental Lido, Shop 18, 9000-100 Funchal, Portugal Our main office in the Lido area of Funchal
  • Av. Arriaga 75, 9000-064 Funchal, Portugal In front of "Marina Shopping" main entrance
  • Teleférico-Término, 9060-291 Funchal, Portugal At the bus stop near the cable-car station in the "Old Town" part of Funchal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
3h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • 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
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 24 Jun 2020
A note from Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour
We will keep 70% of the capacity of our vehicles and avoid mass tourism. Face masks are available for sale in our offices or please bring your own.
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You’ll have 3 starting options
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Eira do Serrado
    Stop: 20 minutes
    See details
  • 2
    Valley of the Nuns
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • 3
    Camara De Lobos
    Stop: 30 minutes
    See details
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Steve W
17 contributions
Nov 2021
What a great trip this was made all the better by our friendly and knowledgeable driver Nuno.
The facts and history he shared were very interesting.
Will certainly book another trip
Written 24 November 2021
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Jessica G
2 contributions
Oct 2021
We booked two tours with Lido and were lucky to get Jose both times as our guide. This half day tour was perfect to round out our trip. We left earlier than other tours so we had most stops completely to ourselves (and saw the huge buses arriving as we were leaving). Jose took us to incredible viewpoints that were so incredibly beautiful it was hard to process. Driving up these roads takes a ton of skill, too. I'd highly recommend this tour if you're looking to see the incredible Valley of the Nuns and some small towns on the East end of Madeira!
Written 1 November 2021
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163markm1964
Zwolle, The Netherlands21 contributions
Sep 2021
I did this tour on my second day on the Island to get a first impression. Lido Tours seems a wel organized company. The booking proces is easy and they respond to your emails. The guides and drivers are nice and professional. On this trip we had a driver/guide named Nuno who was a very nice man and drove well.
We had enough stops and walks with good views and time to get a coffee or icecream.
Written 13 September 2021
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Ina F
6 contributions
Jul 2021 • Solo
That view from above Nun's Valley was breathe taking, and after from valley as well , and guide was just perfect, I think, that Lido tours excursions is simply brilliant. Thank you
Written 18 July 2021
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Habbiar B
Funchal, Portugal1 contribution
This trip was jaw dropping, really amazing views, the altitude was unbelievable and surreal, you're literally in the clouds, the drive/ascent is breathtaking as the driver get close to the barriers on the edge of the road where there is hundreds of metres in depth to allow you get the full experience and visuals. Driver has great knowledge of history of Madeira, pirate invaders and the Nuns who give the Valley its name. Visited various locations on the way to the top. You will not dislike this trip. Great solo and would be great with a partner too.
P.S. there are light refreshments along the way, the famous chestnut cake is amazing!
Written 20 October 2020
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fionah2
Edinburgh23 contributions
Feb 2020
It was easy to book the tour and directions were clear. We enjoyed the spectacular views of Nun's Valley on a sunny day. Marco was a careful driver and a fund of interesting information. The length of time at each stop was just right. The tour was good value. Only downside as others have said is that if sitting at the back of the 7? seater vehicle, views while travelling would be restricted.
Written 9 March 2020
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NAZ
Leeds, UK2 contributions
Very helpful office staff. Was booked quickly and easily. The tour guide spoke good English and was knowledgeable of the local area.
Written 29 February 2020
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Allis
Windsor, Canada21 contributions
Feb 2020
A great way to see the magnificent views of Funchal; the drive from Funchal was right out of a movie....so many zig zags with a steep valley. Drivers must have nerves of steel; the view at the top of Nun’s Valley is truly amazing and worth the trip...highly recommend.
Unfortunately our tour driver was disinterested and failed to provide any commentary on the drive.
Written 29 February 2020
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SHARONANDJEZ
Andover, UK52 contributions
Feb 2020
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.
Written 15 February 2020
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edwards82016
Reading, UK6 contributions
Dec 2019
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.
Written 14 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Excellent day trip, great driver, friendly and very knowledgeable and fabulous panoramas
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Highly recommended walk
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Wonderful travel guide and beautiful trip
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Great trip on a minibus.
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Informative and enjoyable
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Amazing walk above the clouds
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Fanal - Amazing walk; Sara - the best guide!
It was a beautiful day and a beautiful walk (but lots of steps (mostly down) so you need to be good on your feet!)
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