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Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon provided by Around Lisbon

Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon

Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
8h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Infant seats available
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    8h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Infant seats available
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
Visit the postcard-perfect island of Berlenga Grande on this small-group day trip from Lisbon. Travel to the charming fishing village of Peniche, where you’ll board a boat for Berlenga Grande, an idyllic island in the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas). Visit the 17th-century St John the Baptist Fort and wander along the pretty pathways of the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. Then, explore the island’s caves on a glass-bottom boat excursion (included). Numbers are limited to eight, ensuring personalized attention from the guide. IMPORTANT: Since 2019 the control over the maximum number of visitors at the Island has been changed. Therefore, during high season (July and August) the time spent at the island may be shortened.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
What to expect
  • Start your day trip to Berlenga Grande Island by meeting your guide at your Lisbon hotel. Then, climb aboard your air-conditioned minivan and head to the seaside fishing town of Peniche where a boat will be waiting for you. Once aboard, cruise to Berlenga Grande and admire the rocky arcs and bends of this petite yet striking island. As you lounge on the sunny deck, listen to commentary about the hidden caves and other factoids about the Berlenga Archipelago. Don’t hesitate to ask questions, your guide is happy to accommodate your interests. Arrive at Berlenga Grande after a 40-minute cruise and stop for some food and drinks at a beachside joint (own expense). Next, lap up more island views and coastal charm as you motor to  St John the Baptist Fort (Forte de São João Baptista). A true spectacle of the Berlenga Grande Island, visit this 17th-century fortification and learn how it was erected using the bones of the island’s old monastery. Listen as your guide tells tales of pirates and invaders sieging the fort and vanquishing the monks out. Then, observe seabirds in the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas) and appreciate the thousands that use this tiny island as a nesting ground. Hop off the boat and explore the pristine walkways enjoying the reserve’s UNESCO Biosphere Heritage–listed scenery. Watch the skies as your guide helps you discover guillemots and other birds types. Head back to the island port for lunch (own expense) and free time. Eat local fare at a seafood restaurant or if you brought picnic eats head the sandy beach to enjoy. Next, swoop some snorkel gear from your guide (provided) and swim through the calm waters capturing scenic sea life. Afterward, hop into a kayak to journey through the island’s caves or perhaps see the cave and life below on a sleek glass-bottom boat. After a fun day at Berlenga Island, voyage back to your hotel in Lisbon where your private day trip ends.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 8h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Portuguese, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Start your day trip to Berlenga Grande Island by meeting your guide at your Lisbon hotel. Then, climb aboard your air-conditioned minivan and head to the seaside fishing town of Peniche where a boat will be waiting for you. Once aboard, cruise to Berlenga Grande and admire the rocky arcs and bends of this petite yet striking island. As you lounge on the sunny deck, listen to commentary about the hidden caves and other factoids about the Berlenga Archipelago. Don’t hesitate to ask questions, your guide is happy to accommodate your interests. Arrive at Berlenga Grande after a 40-minute cruise and stop for some food and drinks at a beachside joint (own expense). Next, lap up more island views and coastal charm as you motor to  St John the Baptist Fort (Forte de São João Baptista). A true spectacle of the Berlenga Grande Island, visit this 17th-century fortification and learn how it was erected using the bones of the island’s old monastery. Listen as your guide tells tales of pirates and invaders sieging the fort and vanquishing the monks out. Then, observe seabirds in the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas) and appreciate the thousands that use this tiny island as a nesting ground. Hop off the boat and explore the pristine walkways enjoying the reserve’s UNESCO Biosphere Heritage–listed scenery. Watch the skies as your guide helps you discover guillemots and other birds types. Head back to the island port for lunch (own expense) and free time. Eat local fare at a seafood restaurant or if you brought picnic eats head the sandy beach to enjoy. Next, swoop some snorkel gear from your guide (provided) and swim through the calm waters capturing scenic sea life. Afterward, hop into a kayak to journey through the island’s caves or perhaps see the cave and life below on a sleek glass-bottom boat. After a fun day at Berlenga Island, voyage back to your hotel in Lisbon where your private day trip ends.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6999PRTATLANTIC
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private guide
  • Transport by private minivan
  • Round-trip boat trip
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Glass-bottom boat excursion
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Kayak Ride at the Island
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza de Peniche, Portugal
Duration
8h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We'll pick you up at your Hotel or Apartment, or even the Port or the Airport. Please note that you may need to join us at a nearby meeting point, in some areas of the city where we can't reach your address. Please contact our team previously to assure all necessary arrangements.
  • Foz Palace, Palácio Foz, Calçada da Glória nº 9, 1250-112 Lisboa, Portugal The meeting point is in front of the Lisbon Tourism Office, located in Palácio Foz, in Restauradores Square.
  • Airports:
  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
  • Ports:
  • Administration Harbor Lisbon, Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 1399-012 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private guide
  • Transport by private minivan
  • Round-trip boat trip
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Glass-bottom boat excursion
  • WiFi on board
  • Bottled water
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Lunch
  • Kayak Ride at the Island
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza de Peniche, Portugal
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We'll pick you up at your Hotel or Apartment, or even the Port or the Airport. Please note that you may need to join us at a nearby meeting point, in some areas of the city where we can't reach your address. Please contact our team previously to assure all necessary arrangements.
  • Foz Palace, Palácio Foz, Calçada da Glória nº 9, 1250-112 Lisboa, Portugal The meeting point is in front of the Lisbon Tourism Office, located in Palácio Foz, in Restauradores Square.
  • Airports:
  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal
  • Ports:
  • Administration Harbor Lisbon, Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 1399-012 Lisboa, Portugal
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
8h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun 2020
A note from Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon
- Masks are required insdoors at buildings and monuments, except for meals at restaurants; - Masks are required inside vehicle; - Masks not required in wide/empty/spacious outdoor areas;
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Foz Palace
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • Pass by
    Praca dos Restauradores
    Rossio Train Station
    Avenida da Liberdade
    Estatua do Marques de Pombal
  • 1
    Fortaleza de Peniche, Portugal
    Stop: 30 minutes - Admission excluded
    See details
    Pass by
    Baleal Beach
    Cabo Carvoeiro
  • 2
    Berlengas
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
  • 3
    Berlenga Grande
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Obidos
  • You'll return to the starting point
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brooke_good16
Lancaster County, PA30 contributions
Sep 2019
Our tour guide, Marcos, was super friendly and very knowledgeable about the history of the island and Portugal as a whole. The weather was a little rough in the morning making the boat ride to the island less than pleasant. If you get sea sick I recommend taking some medicine. Other than that the day was perfect! We had plenty of time to explore and it was hands down one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my life.
Written 9 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Allen C
Bronx, NY29 contributions
Aug 2019 • Family
Our guide literally was the most attentive and amazing guide our family could ask for. She brought food for my son, took us to the best restaurants (in and off the island) and the van even had WIFI. What more could you ask for?! Anna, you’re amazing.
Written 17 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Derek P
Northville, MI2 contributions
Aug 2019
Fantastic tour of the island and castle, snorkeling, improvised accomodations when the boat shuttle unexpectedly had mechanical problems and couldn't get us back to the mainland.
Also, unanticipated recommendations for dining options in Lisbon.
Fantastic.
Written 14 August 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Marc W
Brisbane, Australia2 contributions
My wife and I had an amazing time. Our guide Paulo was so nice and had amazing knowledge of the Island. We went to the island on a old converted fishing boat, named Julios, which made for a smooth trip even with the waves. My wife loved it as she was able to sit on the bow of the boat. The waters are so clear. We kayaked through caves and around Elephant Head. The fort has an amazing story that you need to go and experience yourself to find out more.
Written 30 July 2019
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Ashley S
4 contributions
We had a wonderful time on the island. The hike, visit at the fortress and the beach were fantastic. Our guide was very nice and full of information. Be mindful and take into consideration that there is an hour boat ride to the island and depending on the waters, it can be uncomfortable.
Written 21 August 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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A wonderful day with a very knowledgeable guide
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Beautiful day tour!! Must do!
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Wonder highlight of Portugal
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