Nun’s Valley Tour


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  • Reviews 2 Reviews
  • Vacation Style Holiday Type
    Excursions, Family
  • Activity Level Leisurely
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Nun’s Valley Tour.


  • Take in the stunning view of Funchal from the Pico dos Barcelos viewpoint.
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through dramatic landscapes.
  • Admire the breathtaking views of the Nun’s Valley and Central Massif from the Eira do Serrado viewpoint.
  • Visit the isolated village of Curral das Freiras, famous for its chestnut production.

Mountains Madeira surrounding Curral das Freiras and Flowers of Madeira on the Madeira Centre tour

We’ll start our tour by heading to the beautiful viewpoint of PICO DOS BARCELOS. Here, you’ll look at an incredible view of the whole city of Funchal, including the bay and mountains. Next, we’ll drive you to EIRA DO SERRADO through dramatic and spectacular views. Once at the top, you’ll enjoy a stunning sight of the Nun’s Valley and the Central Massif surrounding it. Our next stop will be the Parish of CURRAL DAS FREIRAS (NUN’S VALLEY), considered the most isolated village on the island. The chestnut is one of the most important fruits grown here and is used by the inhabitants to prepare many regional specialities. So don’t miss the opportunity to taste the local delicacies. BOOK YOUR SEAT NOW!

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance
What is included in this tour?Items that are included in the cost of tour price.
  • Certified Staff
  • Taxes
  • Entrance fees
  • Air-conditioning vehicle
  • Pickup & drop-off in Funchal, Caniço, and for private tours only.
What is not included in this tour?Items that are not included in the cost of tour price.
  • Drinks and meals
  • Pick-up and drop-off services outside Funchal and Caniço:

Meet us at the Cable Car bus stop in Funchal if outside the specified areas. Enter “Cable car bus stop” under “Hotel in Madeira or Porto Santo (optional)” at checkout, and we’ll email you the time.

  1. 09:00-09:15 | 14:00-14:30 Hotel Pick-up (Departure time)

    A staff member will pick you up at the indicated place and confirm your voucher identification. You can present either a paper or an electronic ticket for this activity. The tour will begin as soon as we finish collecting tour members.

  2. When Everyday Morning & Afternoon

    Year-round, except on 25 December and 1 January.

  3. Duration 4 hours

    Morning tours start at 09:00 and finish around 13:00.

    Afternoon tours start at 14:00 and finish around 18:00.

  4. Departure Point and Time Confirmed by email
  5. Requirements Punctuality
  6. What do you need to bring? Don't forget

    Comfortable walking shoes, a camera, and a coat or a jacket if it gets cooler.

    A raincoat or poncho if rain is in the forecast.

  7. Good to Know Activity level

    There are a few steps, but they are easy for people without disabilities.

  8. Our Expertise Why us?

    We pick you up from where you are staying and drop you off when finished. It’s easy to book. Our staff are qualified.  We take you to various sites we know you will want to explore.  Our fundamental principles are the comfort, safety, and flexibility of our guests and personnel.

  9. 12:30 - 13:00 | 17:30 - 18:00 Hotel Drop-off (Return Time)

    We will take you back to the same spot where we picked you up at the start of the tour.

  10. Please Note The order of the itinerary as shown above may be subject to change and/or affected by local conditions.

    Places: Pico dos Barcelos, Eira do Serrado, Curral das Freiras (Nun’s Valley)

Culture & History

Expand your horizons, Take in the beauty of the best historical locations.

Hotels in Funchal get free pick-up and drop-off. Extra charges may apply for hotels outside Funchal. If you have your car, select that option. You’ll get a confirmation email with meeting point details, a map, and an emergency phone number.

Our vehicle will display a card with the company logo on the windscreen and the group name (if applicable). The driver or Tourist Guide will have a list of all passengers’ names.

Although there are some steps along the way, they are relatively easy to navigate for those who are not disabled. The pace of the tour is leisurely, and there are plenty of opportunities to take a break, sit down, and use the restroom if needed. The tour suits children, but please let us know if you prefer a private booking.


In addition to our tours for mainland travellers, we also provide affordable options for those travelling by cruise ship. You can select from our existing tour packages or create a customised itinerary. Don’t hesitate to contact us to arrange your tour! 

Please feel free to reach out to us through our Contact Us page.


Lux Madeira offers group tours, which can also be booked as private tours. Please note that private tours’ rates differ from those for group tours. If you are interested in booking a private tour or have questions about our listed tours, please get in touch with us for further information.

Our private tours are available daily and can be tailored to meet your needs. However, certain establishments may not be open on public holidays or Sundays. Please get in touch with us to inform us of your desired activities and destinations, and we will do our best to arrange them for you. You can reach us through our Contact Us page.

We can cater to people with special dietary requirements on all of our tours except the Food & Wine Tour, which is not recommended for vegetarians and vegans. If you have any dietary restrictions, please let us know before your tour so we can make arrangements to accommodate your needs. You can contact us through the Contact Us page.

We offer Portuguese, English, French, Spanish and German tours—other languages on request.

All of our services are quoted per person, except for private services.

If you’ve booked a tour but need to change or cancel the date, please let us know as soon as possible. We’ll do our best to help you. If you can’t make it to the tour due to something beyond your control, we can change your booking without any extra fees if available for the following days. To learn more, please read our Policy.

We will happily reschedule if you cannot attend your tour due to circumstances beyond your control. However, if you wish to cancel your tour, please refer to our Cancellation Policy to learn about the refund details.

Lux Madeira is unique because our regular tours have no minimum requirements. We will proceed with the tour even if just one person has booked. However, this policy does not apply to our themed tours. The size of the tour group varies depending on the number of bookings received. If you want a more exclusive experience, you can always upgrade to a private tour at a different rate.

Our staff is the backbone of each successful service. We look for people who are not only qualified and experienced but also passionate and love what they do.

If you are pleased with the service, you may tip your driver and tour guide. Tipping is optional and entirely at your discretion.

If you’re planning a trip to Madeira Island, you’ll be happy to know that it’s a great destination to visit all year round. The coastal areas have a mild and temperate climate with no extreme weather conditions, while the mountains can be colder, so bring warm clothes if you plan to visit them. It’s also rainier in the winter months, so pack a raincoat or an umbrella. The average temperature ranges from 18C in the winter to 25C in the summer, and the sea temperature remains consistent throughout the year, between 18C to 22C. This is thanks to the warm Gulf Stream that surrounds the island. For tours, dress comfortably and casually with layers of clothing so you can add or remove clothes depending on the weather. Comfortable walking shoes and an all-weather coat are a good idea, too.

Tours operate rain or shine. In case of inclement weather, your Tourist Guide will modify the tour to spend more time indoors. It’s always a good idea to have an umbrella on hand.

    Nun’s Valley Tour Madeira: Uncover Madeira’s Secrets

    Start with a View

    • Our first stop: Pico dos Barcelos Viewpoint. Enjoy panoramic views of Funchal, which are perfect for those first snaps. A highlight of what to see in Funchal.

    Journey Through Stunning Landscapes

    • Next, we head to the Eira do Serrado viewpoint for breathtaking views of Nun’s Valley Madeira and the surrounding mountains. Nature at its finest, showcasing the beauty of the Valley of the Nuns viewpoint.

    Explore Curral das Freiras Village

    • Step into Curral das Freiras, a village famous for its chestnut production and unique rural charm. Experience Nun’s Valley Madeira history up close. This is a must-visit on your list of Madeira Island tours.

    Opportunity to Taste Local Delicacies

    • While we don’t include meals, we’ll stop at local spots where you can buy and taste Madeira’s culinary delights. From chestnut-based treats to regional dishes, explore the flavours on your own.

    Find the Perfect Souvenir

    • Looking for something to remember your trip by? We’ll visit shops offering handcrafted souvenirs and local products. Find a piece of Madeira to take home with you.

    Why Choose Our Nun’s Valley Tour?

    • Exclusive Experiences: Access the best viewpoints and hidden spots in Madeira, from Pico dos Barcelos to the secluded streets of Curral das Freiras.
    • Cultural Insights: Immerse yourself in the culture and traditions of Madeira as we explore its villages and landscapes. A rich part of Nun’s Valley Madeira history.
    • Photography Stops: We know the importance of capturing memories. We stop at the most picturesque spots for you to take breathtaking photos.

    Ready to Explore Nun’s Valley Madeira?

    • Book Now: Secure your spot on this half-day tour and experience the unique beauty and culture of Madeira. Don’t miss out on stunning landscapes and the opportunity to taste and explore at your leisure.

    Embark on a journey to discover the stunning views, cultural richness, and hidden secrets of Madeira. From the panoramic vistas to the opportunity to taste and explore at your leisure, let’s uncover what makes Nun’s Valley special.

    Overall Rating
    Nina D.
    Reviewed On 23/01/2022

    We highly recommend this half-day tour. Our guide was very informative, we felt completely safe on the winding roads up into the mountains, the views were breathtaking.

    Kenneth G
    Reviewed On 22/01/2022

    Beautiful tour with stunning views! Lots of nice stops. Our guide shared lots of interesting facts, was friendly and had a lovely sense of humour. I love that we have enough time to discover places and walk by ourselves :) Thanks!