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Atlantic Frontier

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Discover Portugal’s best kept secret

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

1-2 Persons - 400€ | 3-4 Persons - 460€ | 5-6 Persons - 500€ | 7-8 Persons - 540€

SHARED TOUR

100€ (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 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

Autumn, H [October 2019]

Marcos was an amazing tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the history of the Island! The island of Berlengas was absolutely stunning and the old military for was really cool to explore. The tour also included a glass bottom boat ride to visit the caves around the island which I thought was a great addition. Such an affordable tour for everything that's included. My only regret is not bringing a swimsuit to enjoy the water!

Peter, M [September 2019]

Took a day trip from Lisbon to go here and it was absolutely worth it. Amazing scenery, great guide, absolutely worth the time and money. If you enjoy swimming make sure to bring your swim ware, as that was the most enjoyable part for me.

BJesus, 11 [August 2019]

The host was exceptional. She was very knowledgeable and caring. She was very helpful to my wife who gets sea sick. There is an hr boat ride to the island where most of the activities take place. The hike across the island is no joke but the views and beach activities after definitely make up for it.

Cody, A  [July 2019]

Highlight of our stay in Lisbon, an absolute must do! Tour guide was extremely knowledgeable and the island was beautiful. The Kayak tour was the best part!

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