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Madeira Valley of the Nuns Tour

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    What to Expect
    This is a journey to the center of Madeira Island where dramatic, cloud-topped mountains descend to verdant valleys in a most spectacular way.

    After boarding the minibus in the center of Lido first make your way up to Eira do Serrado where you'll find one of the most exclusive and beautiful views, not to mention a great "green" location unlike any other in Madeira.

    The journey down to the Nuns Valley (Curral da Freiras) village takes approximately 20 minutes where guests will enjoy the countryside, forest brushes mixed with populated areas with quaint houses typical of the Madeiran society.

    Once the tour reaches Nuns Valley, you will immediately see a small village nestling between almost perpendicular mountains in the heart of the island.

    The huge cauldron in which Nuns Valley is sitting was either formed by erosion, which is the more recent theory, or as many still believe, by volcanic activity. The village is very isolated and locals mainly live off what they cultivate. The local chestnuts are delicious and are used in everyday cooking. Every year locals celebrate the 'Chestnut Festival' for which the village is famous.

    Upon your return, stop at the stunning fishing village of Câmara de Lobos. This is were Winston Churchill spent his time painting his beautiful landscapes and were you will be able to try the famous local drink, Poncha.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Lido area
    • All taxes, fees and handling charges
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off (Free for hotels in Funchal only)
    • Lunch
    • Does not include pickup at the harbor (requires extra fee of €4 pp)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Infant seats available
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Great afternoon, thoroughly enjoyed the tour, our driver was fantastic. Thank you Virginia Jones and Rui Melim
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    The drive, valley of the nuns, and Camara De Lobos was beautiful. José was our guide and he was lovely, very nice, and told us some of the history. It was a very nice and relaxing day, I would not have wanted to drive those roads myself!
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    This was supposed to be a special tour for the day of the festival. Sadly the operator had missed the point of this and the only acknowledgment of the festival was to go to the valley first as they knew the road was to be closed for the parade. We were then given 3/4of an hour
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    A lovely drive up into the mountains, Nun's Valley didn't quite match our expectations. Enjoyed the stop at Monte and the toboggan ride was thrilling. We had a great guide on this tour. Lucy was a bit crazy (in a good way) but very funny and of course knowledgeable.
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    Another good half day trip with Lido Tours to Nuns Valley. Our guide was informative and allowed for plenty of stops for photo opportunities both on the way up and down. The minibus used has probably seen better days but that added to the experience especially on the tight
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