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Lisbon to Berlenga Grande Island Small-Group Guided Day Trip

Meet your guide at a centrally located point in Lisbon, and then hop inside an air-conditioned minivan and travel to Peniche, a quaint fishing village. Here, a boat is waiting to take you and your small group to Berlenga Grande, a tiny island characterized by twisting rock formations and secluded caverns. Find yourself a comfortable spot on deck and relax as you soak up the sun and sea views.On arrival, after around 40 minutes, enjoy a brief break during which you can stroll along the beach or pick up refreshments (own expense) at a beachfront cafe. Then, board a smaller boat and cut through the dark-blue waters to St John the Baptist Fort (Forte de São João Baptista), a 17th-century stronghold constructed from the ruins of the island’s old monastery.Explore the site with your guide and hear stories of pirate sieges and foreign invasions. Discover, too, how the island is part of the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas) and home to thousands of nesting sea birds.After visiting the fort, spend around an hour wandering the nature reserve’s paths with your guide. Take in the UNESCO Biosphere Heritage–listed scenery and scan the sky for guillemots and other bird species.Back at the island’s port, enjoy free time for lunch at one of the seafront restaurants (own expense). Tuck into fresh fish and seafood dishes or, if you’ve brought your own food with you, head to the beach and eat al fresco. Alternatively, ask your guide for one of the provided snorkeling masks and dive into the calm waters for a look at life below sea level.When the time comes, join back up with your guide and small group. Then, should you wish, join in on an included kayak excursion to explore the island’s caves. If you’d prefer a less active activity, tour the caves in a small, glass-bottom boat.After your excursion, begin the journey back to Lisbon, where your day trip concludes with a drop-off back at the starting point.

$80.82 Private & Custom Tours

Lisbon to Berlenga Grande Island Private Day Tour with Guide

Begin your day with a pickup from your central Lisbon hotel by private minivan, and then travel to the charming fishing village of Peniche where you’ll take a boat to Berlenga Grande, a tiny island composed of twisting rock formations and secluded caves. Relax on deck with your guide and ask any questions you have about the day’s itinerary; one of the advantages of a private tour is that the commentary is entirely tailored to your interests.After around 40 minutes, arrive at Berlenga Grande. Pick up refreshments from one of the beachfront cafes (own expense), and then hop aboard a small boat and lap up the island scenery and coastal views as you cruise to the nearby St John the Baptist Fort (Forte de São João Baptista).Explore the site with your guide and discover how the 17th-century stronghold was constructed from the ruins of the island’s old monastery. Hear about the pirate sieges and foreign invasions that forced the monks to flee, and learn about the thousands of sea birds that nest in the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas).Next, stretch your legs during a stroll along the reserve’s scenic paths with your guide. Search the skies for guillemots and other bird species and admire the UNESCO Biosphere Heritage–listed scenery. Then, back at the island’s port, make the most of free time for lunch (own expense). Choose to dine on fresh seafood and fish at a local restaurant or, if you’ve brought a picnic with you, enjoy lunch on the beach.After eating, perhaps ask your guide for one of the provided snorkeling masks and dive into the calm waters for a look at life below sea level. Then, should you wish, join in on an included kayak excursion to explore the island’s caves. Alternatively, choose to see the caves in a small, glass-bottom boat.When the time comes, begin the journey back to Lisbon, where your day trip concludes with a drop-off at your hotel.

$101.75 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Berlengas Tour

“Elected long time ago as the main location for diving with a hard hat in the Portuguese coast, the Berlenga waters hide everything the human imagination can create.   The Berlenga Island is about 7 miles from the Peniche Port ; it is 1500 meters long and 800 meters wide, with a perimeter of 4000 meters and reaches 88 meters at its highest point and –30 meters at its lowest. It is a region of great interest for botanical specialists with several endemic species and species of limited distribution.   A nesting spot for some species of ocean birds, and a passing point for several migratory species.  A Maritime Reserve of great wild life richness, particularly ichthyology.       The Berlenga Nature Reserve is a unique place due to its transparent sea and underwater treasures. It is a marine reserve and has been classified by the Council of Europe as a "Biosphere Reserve". The archipelago consists of a large island,Berlenga Grande, and some small granite islands and rocks, which are situated some 7 miles off the headland of Cabo Carvoeiro to the north-west of Peniche. The island of Berlenga Grande can be seen from the mainland when there is no sea mist. Here you will find endemic species of flora, as well as one of the preferred nesting sites for sea birds.  Built on a rock adjacent to the Berlenga island and connected to it by a small bridge, there stands the Forte de São João Baptista, a Manueline military fortress built in 1502.The island’s tiny beaches with their clear blue sea are very beautiful and ideal for swimming and diving. Meet your guide in Lisbon's Restauradores Square and depart to Peniche in a climate-controlled vehicle, with WIFI and free water. Access to the island is by boat, with departures from Peniche harbor. It takes roughly 30 minutes to reach Berlenga Grande. For Lunch, there is also a restaurant on the island.  You will have of activities to do in the Island as your choice, like kayak, caves visit or a ride on a glass boat  and snorkling.  After, travel back to Lisbon, where your tour concludes with drop-off at the starting point.

$108.81 Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours

Berlenga Island Full Day Tour from Lisbon

Meet your guide at one of the meeting points in Lisbon centre and depart for the charming fishing village of Peniche in a climate-controlled vehicle. On arrival, board a boat for the 40-minute crossing to Berlenga Grande, an island characterized by secluded caverns and twisting rock formations. After your boat drops anchor at the island’s port, enjoy some free time to pick up refreshments or stretch your legs with a stroll on the beach.  Uncover the island’s flora and fauna with a 1-hour walk through the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas). After, 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. Next, swoop some snorkel gear (provided) and swim through the calm waters capturing scenic sea life. 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 drop-off at the starting point.

$681.27 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Portuguese West Coast Heritage 4 days Tour All Included - Private - From Lisbon

1º DayPick up in Lisbon (center or Airport)Dinner in 4 stars Hotel Vale d’Azenha Hotel & ResidencesAccommodation: Vale d’Azenha Hotel & Residences2º dayThe tour starts with a hotel pick-up at 9:00.Tomar, Visit the City of Magic, rich in architectural remains. The Convent of Christ , erected by the Templar Knights and the synagogue, are two historic landmark buildings in this lovely town. Batalha Visit to the 14th century  Monastery of Santa Maria da Vitoria (Holy Mary of Victory) a gothic work of art. The monastery was built to celebrate the victory of the Portuguese army over the Castilians in Aljubarrota, a battle that consolidated Portugal’s independence. The monastery was built as a fulfillment of a vow made by King John the 1st of Portugal who asked for the protection and the favor of Virgin Mary during the battle. The monument was classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Lunch in Batalha Alcobaça Visit to the Cistercian Monastery of Alcobaca, classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO, the first Portuguese monument completely built according to the Gothic style. See the magnificent 14th century tombs of King Pedro I and Lady Ines de Castro, the Portuguese royal couple whose tragic love story has deeply moved the world for centuries and has inspired the works of many artists. Return to hotelDinner in 4 stars hotel Accommodation: Vale d’Azenha Hotel & Residences3 dayThe tour starts with a hotel pick-up at 9:00.Obidos: Visit the charming village with its distinctive white houses trimmed with touches of blue or ocre, surrounded by the medieval walls that keep centuries of history.Peniche / Baleal / Cabo Carvoeiro: Explore the villages along the coastline of massive rocky slopes and long sandy beaches. Luch in Peniche.Caldas Da Rainha: Visit the town famous for its pottery tradition and also for the excellence of the thermal therapeutic properties of its water springs.Foz Do Arelho: Visit the Óbidos Lagoon, a place of exceptional therapeutic qualities and wide sandy beaches. Sao Martinho do Porto: Visit the lovely shell-shaped bay, fishing village and seaside resort, ideal for the practice of nautical sports.Nazare: Visit the most picturesque fishing village of the Portuguese coastline that keeps alive most of its ancient traditions.Return to hotelDinner in 4 stars HotelAccommodation: Vale d’Azenha Hotel & Residences4 DayTransfer hotel to Lisbon (City or Airport)

$83.33 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Shipwrecks Coast Tour from Peniche

The tour starts at Peniche near the rocks that ripped apart the Spanish Frigate San Pedro de Alcantara in 1786 - This is where will learn about the journey, the treasure and the cargo of prisoners. Next, a visit to the small beach used as a burial ground for the crew, passengers and prisoners from the ship. Then we "invade" the powerful fortress of Peniche: Visit the archaeological exhibition and learn about the forgotten Elizabethan army that disembark here in 1589. Not far away we lunch near the fishing port. A delicious 3-course meal will give us strength for the ride to Foz do Arelho to visit the resting place of the British steamer SS Roumania sunk here in 1892. We finish visiting the resting place of some of the passengers of the ship. This is a perfect day to get way from the city and learn history as to take advantage of the magical seacoast. Book now!