Tour Madeira by bus: Go to Nun's Valley and get treated to top-notch views

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Get to know Nun's Valley in Madeira on a 3-hour guided bus tour. Make the most of the picturesque and panoramic views from practically every angle. Experience the culture by stepping into it. 

  • Tour / activity duration: ~3 hours
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Transfer: yes, included in the price
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Don't miss out on the best things to see in Madeira on a bus tour to Nun's Valley

Start the tour off in Funchal and take advantage of the lush views from the get-go. The 3-hour guided bus tour in Madeira has more views than you can count but Nun's Valley is definitely the highlight. Explore the Portuguese island of Madeira and be in awe of its natural beauty as wind your way through the valleys. 

Price overview

  • Madeira Tour to Nun's Valley - 3h - per adult (9+) 18.-€
  • Madeira Tour to Nun's Valley - 3h - per child (0-8) 9.-€
Get closer to nature in Madeira

Booking option: Marvel in Madeira at Nun's Valley

Hop on board the air-conditioned minibus where you'll have the chance to get to know some of your tour buddies; they'll be between 8 and 16 of you. Get views of the Valley of the Nuns and get the lowdown on everything that's gone on in the awesome area thanks to your top-notch tour guide.


  • Exclusive Tour: Between 8 and 16 participants
  • Duration: ~ 3 hours
  • Tours: On Thursdays 2-5pm and on Sundays 9am-12pm
  • Months: possible all-year
  • Languages: German, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Starting points: Funchal
  • Pick-up from: Calheta and Ponta do Sol (for an extra €5 per person)


  • Transfer, experienced driver, professional guide, insurance, air-conditioned bus
Important information

Please bring

Snacks, backpack, small travel pharmacy (just in case), drinks

Detailed description

Weave through the greenery and explore Nun's Valley in Madeira on a 3-hour bus tour

Madeira is part of a volcanic archipelago which means breath-taking scenery is a given on the Portuguese island. The terrain is notably mountainous with a medium to high mountain range teamed with valleys. The locals are big on agriculture and mostly live off what they grow. You head straight to the cultural honey pot in Madeira when you ride along on the bus to Nun's Valley. 

There is an area up above where all the hotels are based in Funchai that is absolutely covered in trees and we'll stop off there for a bit as the first stop-off. From there, we follow the narrow, winding road which weaves right through the mountains which offers more panoramic views than you can shake a stick at. The Madeira bus tour goes right through a forest of eucalyptus trees up to Eira do Serrado where the pretty peaks are practically dancing from all around. Curral das Freiras can also be seen from up there. The Curral das Feiras in Madeira is a horseshoe-shaped valley surrounded by steep slopes cutting into the jagged summits of Madeira. The shape of the valley was first confused with a crater, but it turned out that the local river dug it like that naturally.

Set your eyes on terraced fields where wine, fruit and vegetables are grown on a bus tour to Nun's Valley. Keep your eyes peeled for the stunning array of chestnut trees which are lined up the mountain slopes. The trip to the village "Curral das Freiras" is one-of-a-kind and is one the island's most rural settlements. The lifestyle there is a far cry from what you're used to and is therefore an eye-opener. A natural amphitheatre is what makes Nun's Valley stand out in Madeira but on a bigger scale as well. The village has been around since 1566 and was used as a retreat from the pirates. The nuns of the Santa Clara monastery in Funchal had nowhere else to run to. Once you've found out more facts and figures, hop back on board the bus and tour back to where you stared out from.


Valid on the reserved day or for 12 months after date of purchase if no date has been selected. You will receive the tour operator's details with the purchased ticket. Attention: reservation is required! The reservation can be made through sunbonoo as part of the booking process or later by contacting the tour operator directly via phone or email.

Customer Reviews Don't miss out on the best things to see in Madeira on a bus tour to Nun's Valley

K-H wrote on Oct 19, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

Mandatory program

The Nonnental is a must if you are in Madeira. The tour is routine.


Das Nonnental ist ein Muß, wenn man auf Madeira ist. Die Tour ist routiniert.
Renate Ma wrote on Apr 27, 2019
Overall rating
80 von 100

Impressive landscape

An impressive landscape. Must see if you are in Madeira!

Beeindruckende Landschaft

Eine beeindruckenden Landschaft. Muss man gesehen haben, wenn man auf Madeira ist!

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