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Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

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Lisboa, Portugal
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icon10 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Spend a day on Berlenga Grande, a scenic island in the Berlengas Nature Reserve, on this small-group day trip. Travel to the fishing village of Peniche where you board your boat for the island. On arrival, visit St. John the Baptist Fort and take a guided stroll along the pathways of the UNESCO-listed Biosphere Reserve. Then, choose to join a glass-bottom boat excursion through Berlenga Grande’s caves.
  • Guided Berlenga Grande island day trip from Lisbon
  • Relax during a scenic boat crossing from Peniche fishing village
  • Snap photos of St. John the Baptist Fort
  • Walk through the UNESCO-listed Berlengas Nature Reserve
  • Enjoy free time to swim, snorkel, or relax on the beach
  • Explore the island’s caves on a glass-bottom boat excursion
  • Numbers limited to eight, ensuring a small-group experience
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Expert guide
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
Round-trip boat trip
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Glass-bottom boat excursion
Gratuities
Food and drinks
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Kayak ride at the island

Departure Point

Posto de Turismo, Praça dos Restauradores 24, 1250-001 Lisboa, Portugal

Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide in central Lisbon and depart for the charming fishing village of Peniche in a climate-controlled vehicle. On arrival, board a boat for the 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. Then, board a smaller boat destined for St. John the Baptist Fort, a 17th-century fortress built from the ruins of an old monastery.

Explore the stronghold with your guide and hear stories of invasions and pirate sieges. Then, uncover the island’s flora and fauna on a walk through the Berlengas Nature Reserve.

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 drop-off at the starting point.
Itinerary
Pass By:  
Praca dos Restauradores
Start your tour in central Lisbon
Pass By:  
Rossio Train Station
The meeting point is right next to Rossio Train Station
Pass By:  
Avenida da Liberdade
Drive by Avenida da Liberdade on the way to Berlengas!
Pass By:  
Estatua do Marques de Pombal
Pass by Marquês de Pombal on your way to Berlengas!
Stop At:  
Fortaleza de Peniche, Portugal
You'll have some time next to the Peniche Fort.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Not Included
Pass By:  
Baleal Beach
Enjoy the views over Baleal Beach.
Pass By:  
Cabo Carvoeiro
Sail past the Carvoeiro Cape!
Pass By:  
Berlengas
Join us at the meeting point and depart to the most unique tour you can do in Lisbon!
Stop At:  
Berlenga Grande Island
Our destination: an amazing island 7 miles off the coast!
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Castelo de Obidos
Pass by the village of Óbidos and admire its Castle in the distance.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Around Lisbon

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 24 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon.

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Traveler Tips


  • "Remember to bring an extra set of clothes since you will get wet." See review
  • "The boat ride out was a little rough, due to weather, and a few people were seasick, so I might recommend taking something prior to the boat ride out." See review

Reviews

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star-5
What a Fabulous place
Go447450
, Sep 2019
Five friends and I did this tour on Monday, 16th September. John our tour guide was friendly and knowledgeable and happy to answer any questions we had. Berlangas is absolutely beautiful- I'm definitely going back. I would strongly recommend this tour :)
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Great!
Mariana S
, Sep 2019
The tour was great to spend a day in contact with nature and a bit of time at the beach. The tour guide, John was nice at all times. A wonderful choice for a day outside Lisboa.
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Beauty outside the City
Courtney W
, Aug 2019
I highly recommend this tour. It is a beautiful place outside the city. A few things to consider before booking. It is not that much time on the island. If you get seasick make sure you take something because the water is rough. I also feel that more time should be spent exploring the island and the fort before the glass bottom boat part of the tour. We were very rushed and then had all this time at the beach after. The water is freezing in Portugal and rather have spent time exploring.
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star-3
Beautiful Island and enjoyable day but tour was not as advertised
Teri J
, Aug 2019
First, let me start by saying you should absolutely visit Berlenga Island. It's beautiful and a wonderful experience, but you might want to consider another tour company. Our guides were knowledgeable, helpful, funny and friendly. My 3 star rating is not reflective on their performance, or the island itself, but rather the difference in the tour from what was advertised. I realize that tours are subject to change based on safety, etc, but the tour company knew in advance that there would be a significant impact to the tour and did not plan for an additional activity. It would have been nice to have known this in advance so we could have made an informed decision to cancel. This "rule" change shorted our day by 2 hours or 20%. First, I booked the tour because it said "small group" limited to 8. There were 8 in the van I traveled in, but there were 2 vans with 8 people each and we moved and travel together as a large group of 16. Next, the morning of the tour we were told that the "rules" on the island had changed, and only 550 people could be on the island at a time, so we would have to leave on the 2:00 PM boat back to Peniche. The tour is advertised as 10 hours, but is really 8 because of the abbreviated time on the island. Our day went like this: Meet at 8:00 AM. We left a bit late as we were waiting for the 2nd van. Travel 1 hour to Peniche. Once at Peniche, we had about 15 minutes to use the facilities or get something to eat or drink. We boarded the boat at 9:20. The boat ride is approximately 45 minutes. I love all kinds of boats, so this slow small boat did not bother me at all; however, we were consistently passed by larger and faster boats heading to the island. We arrived at the Island around 10:10 AM, and had about 20 minutes to hike up to the restrooms or grab something to eat. At about 10:30 the group of 16, with two guides, gathered for a hike to the Fortress. The hike took about 30 minutes. We then had time to look around and take photos. At about 11:35 we boarded the glass bottom boats for a cave tour. The seas were too rough for the kayaks. We docked back at main portion of the island around 12:10. We then had about an hour and forty five minutes for lunch, swimming, beach time or more hiking. We were told not to be late for our 2:00 PM boat back to the main land. We arrived back in Peniche around 2:45 and had about 30 minutes to look around, get an ice cream, etc. We were back in Lisbon at our starting point around 4:00.
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star-4
Great experience!
Vacation42674815183
, Aug 2019
I enjoyed the experience! The guide, the fishing boat, walking in the island ...the weather was good! On our way there I sat in the front. in the beginning I was scared but enjoyed the experience.
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Berlingua island tour
Dana Y
, Aug 2019
Our trip to the island was good. Boat ride to the island the day we went was very rough. Because of the rough waters the kayaking option was not available. The sights though were beautiful and we got a little beach time. My only comment was that our tour guides were not very present (visible) during boat ride over and back and were unaware that 2 people got seasick on the way over.
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star-5
Beautiful!
Maps43409
, Aug 2019
My family of 4 had a great trip. Our guide was personable and informative, clear on the timing of the day. The boat host made sure to check on all of the passengers, as it was a rough day at sea. The day was lovely and the activities were great.
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star-5
What a day!
emmartd
, Aug 2019
The trip to Berlenga Island was well organized and crisply attended. The island was outstanding and my only regret is not having more time there to simply absorb the special atmosphere. Philip and John were excellent guides.
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star-4
My Trip to Berlenga
Cubanita28
, Jul 2019
My trip to Berlenga was amazing, what a beautiful breathless place. My Tour person, JOHN from Spain, was the best guide ever. He was so knowledgeable, answered all questions, kept track of everyone constantly, was helpful, courteous, funny. I have been in many tours, this was the best tour guide I've had. The only thing I suggest to travelers is, if you are afraid of the rough seas like me, this is not a boat tour to go on. I was stressed, scared, and the boat crew did not even give us life jackets with such waves we were encountering. Guide had nothing to do with this. However the captain was a very good at navigating through such shaky waves & rough seas.
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Tours Berlenga Island
Cubanita28
, Jul 2019
The island was beautiful, loved the boat ride. Our Tour Guide John was amazing, so informative, entertaining, caring, directing. I give him a 10. The only thing is I personally would not go back, had no idea in summer the waves would be big, and I've very scare riding small boats with those waves, much better for younger crowd. Berlenga takes your breath away. I recommend it highly for those who are not afraid of riding high tides.
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