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Atlantic Frontier

58€

Discover Portugal’s best kept secret

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OVERVIEW 

Spend a day on Berlenga Grande, an amazing island in the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas), on this day trip.

Following pickup from your Lisbon hotel, travel to the fishing village of Peniche where you’ll board your boat for the island.

On arrival, visit St John the Baptist Fort and enjoy a guided stroll along the pathways of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Then, choose to join an included kayak or glass-bottom boat excursion of Berlenga Grande’s caves.

HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Berlenga Grande island day trip from Lisbon, led by an expert guide
  • Relax during a scenic boat crossing from Peniche fishing village to Berlenga Grande, an UNESCO Biosphere Reserve
  • Snap photos of the imposing St John the Baptist Fort Explore the Berlengas Nature Reserve
  • Make the most of free time to swim, snorkel or relax on the beach
  • Explore the island’s caves and cliff faces on an included kayak or glass-bottom boat excursion
  • Numbers limited to eight, ensuring a small-group experience
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT 

Meet your Around Lisbon guide at your central Lisbon hotel and depart for the fishing village of Peniche in a climate-controlled vehicle. On arrival, board a boat for the 45-minute crossing to Berlenga Grande, a postcard-perfect island characterized by secluded caverns and twisting rock formations.

After your boat drops anchor at the tiny island’s port, you’ll enjoy some free time to pick up refreshments or stretch your legs with a stroll on the beach. Then, board a smaller boat destined for St John the Baptist Fort (Forte de São João Baptista), a 17th-century fortress built from the ruins of an old monastery.

Explore the stronghold with your guide and hear fascinating stories of invasions and pirate sieges. Then, uncover the island’s flora and fauna with a 1-hour walk through the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas).

Back at port, break for lunch at one of the seafront eateries (own expense) or, if you've brought food with you, have a picnic on the beach.

When the time comes, join back up with your group for the included cave kayaking excursion. Alternatively, if you’d prefer a less demanding activity, explore the caves in a glass-bottom boat.

After, travel back to Lisbon, where your tour concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.

PRIVATE TOUR

58€ (8 paxs) | 66€ (7 paxs) | 67€ (6 paxs) | 80€ (5 paxs) | 80€ (4 paxs) | 107€ (3 paxs) | 130€ (2 paxs) | 260€ (1 pax)

SHARED TOUR

80€ (with a minimum of 3 participants)

Prices per person in Euros 

 

INCLUDED

 Hotel pickup and drop-off (Private Tour only)

Around Lisbon expert guide

Transport by air-conditioned minivan

Wi-Fi on board the minivan

Complimentary bottle of water

Round-trip boat ride

Use of snorkel equipment

 Kayak ride or glass-bottom boat excursion

Accident and liability insurance

 

NOT INCLUDED

Lunch

Food and Drinks

Other extras not mentioned

 PRIVATE TOUR

  EVERYDAY, on request

SHARED TOUR

  From MONDAY to FRIDAY, with a minimum of 3 participants

 

  TOUR AVAILABLE FROM JUNE TO SEPTEMBER
 LANGUAGE OPTIONS

 PRIVATE TOUR: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian or Portuguese

SHARED TOUR: English

 

RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Shared Tour Departure point: Restauradores Tourism Office
  • Private Tour Departure point: your centrally located Hotel or Apartment
  • Shared Tour Departure time 8am
  • Private Tour Departure time 9am (exact pickup time will be confirmed within 48h prior to the tour)
  • Duration 10 hours (approximately)
  • Returns to original departure point at approximately 7pm
  • Due to uneven surfaces, this tour is not recommended for those with walking difficulties
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Bring your swimwear, towel and sunscreen
  • The weather and sea conditions may not always allow the boat trip to go ahead
  • The weather and sea conditions may not always allow the kayaks and glass bottom boat trip to go ahead
  • Some people may get seasick on the boat trip

     MA Travel [July 2016]

Amazing!
I would highly recommend this trip. The driver Rui was very knowledgeable. On the way to Berlenga Grande he shared important information of places and monuments we passed by. Pick up time was perfect, everyone was picked up on time. Rui is a very friendly person, I would surely ask for him when booking this trip.
As for the day trip to Berlenga Grande, it was amazing! Very relaxing day, nice walk through the island. If your looking for something extra besides activities on the mainland, I would recommend taking a day out at sea to the Berlenga Grande Island.

     Kari O [August 2015]

I cannot recommend this tour enough! David was great!!!! He picked us up and dropped us off at our door and catered to our every need in between. We were even offered lunch with the local fisherman, and it was one of the best meals of our entire trip. The Captain of the boat and the local fisherman his friends and family treated us like we were family and they sent us home with leftovers.  Thank you David for a most wonderful day. We will recommend this tour to everyone we know.

     Julie Ann [July 2015]

The Berlengas Island were amazing. My husband and I had a great time. We had the pleasure of meeting Raquel our tour guide and she was very informative and amazing. We were picked up directly from our hotel which was really convenient. The trip to the Island took around an hour and half but it didn’t even fell that long. Once arriving at the island, we were so amazed at its beauty and pristine waters! The food was amazing and fresh! Pricing wasn’t too bad for us. We hiked to the Fort as Raquel was giving us the history of it. The only con I will say was the inability to kayak since the waves were very rough. We did the glass bottom boat tour instead and it was choppy. The beach was nice but small as it was a bit crowded, but all and all we enjoyed the scenery! I hope to visit again in the upcoming years. Thank you again!

     Brooke V [June 2015]

If you are headed to Lisbon, I highly recommend that you do this trip! It was the highlight of our trip. You are able to go to the most beautiful place on earth and explore the entire island. We had the most amazing guide and you won’t regret it!!!! DO IT!

     Kimberly R [September 2014]

This spectacular site is an hour drive outside of Lisbon and a 45 minute boat ride from Peniche, Portugal to the island but it is well worth the trip. The waters are clear blue and the island is pristine. The fort is well preserved and fun to walk through. There is a restaurant on the island with fresh fish. Note, there are stairs and a beautiful hike across the island. It was cold during our visit but swimming and kayaking are available and would be recommended. The water was a little choppy on the boat ride over so if you are prone to seasickness, be prepared. If you catch the right boat, you might even get to share some delicious Port wine on the trip back. Due to our schedule we did a private tour. If you can’t make the group tour, a private tour is well worth the extra cost. Our guides were native to the area, knew the locals and provided a more personal, in depth experience that we may not have got in a larger group tour. Their love of the island was obvious in their presentation. Highly recommended!!!!

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