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Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon

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icon8 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 2 more
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

Discover gorgeous Berlenga Grande Island during a private day trip from Lisbon. On this tour, journey by boat to the Berlengas Nature Reserve (Reserva Natural das Berlengas), a granite island off the coast of the village of Peniche. With your own expert guide, explore the UNESCO-listed scenery and see the 17th-century fort that defended coastal settlements. Savor plenty of free time to snorkel, swim, or lounge on the shores. You will also select from a glass bottom boat adventure or spend time cruising on a sea kayak. With a private guide enjoy personalized commentary to fit your style.
  • Private Berlenga Grande island day trip from Lisbon
  • Unwind during a scenic boat ride from Peniche to Berlenga Grande
  • Visit St John the Baptist Fort (Forte de São João Baptista) and learn about pirate sieges
  • Wander the Berlengas Nature Reserve’s pretty pathways and marvel at the UNESCO-listed scenery
  • Enjoy free time to swim, snorkel or laze on the pristine beach
  • Explore the island’s caves and cliff faces on an included kayak or glass-bottom boat excursion
  • Receive personalized attention from a professional guide on this private day trip
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Private guide
Transport by private minivan
Round-trip boat trip
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Glass-bottom boat excursion
WiFi on board
Bottled water
Gratuities
Lunch
Kayak Ride at the Island

Departure Point

Foz Palace, Palácio Foz, Calçada da Glória nº 9, 1250-112 Lisboa, Portugal

Traveler 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.

Airports

  • Lisboa Airport, Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon 1700-111 Portugal


Ports

  • Administration Harbor Lisbon, Av. Infante Dom Henrique, 1399-012 Lisboa, Portugal


Departure Time

8:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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.
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!
Stop At:  
Berlengas
Join us at the meeting point and depart to the most unique tour you can do in Lisbon!
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Berlenga Grande
Our destination: an amazing island 7 miles off the coast!
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Obidos
Pass by the village of Óbidos and admire its Castle in the distance.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • 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 is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • 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 Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island 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 Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island 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 Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island 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 Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon.

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  • "We're easy going so it wasn't a big deal to us, but if you're counting on it, you may want to confirm it's available before you go." See review

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My family and I 5 adults and 1 child...
shawnalvira
, Oct 2018
My family and I 5 adults and 1 child took this tour on 28 Sep 2018. Our tour guide Rita made our day trip to Berlenga Grande Island a great experience. She had a wonderful personality and love of history that really helped make the area come alive. She picked us up right on time, told us all about the area as we made the hour long drive to the docks in a comfortable van. Once at the docks we had a few minutes to grab a coffee and treat before boarding, although the restaurant options were limited at that hour, so I would suggest that you eat breakfast before you're picked up. The boat ride to the island took about 45 minutes and was relatively smooth, although I took some motion sickness medicine just in case. We were blessed with beautiful weather. The morning clouds along the coats burned off by about 10 am and the sky was blue and cloudless on the island. I can't say enough about the beautiful scenery on the island. The fort on the island was a sight to behold. The caves that we saw during the short glass bottom boat ride were breath taking. One complaint: we were looking forward to kayaking, but the option was not available on the day we went, which was disappointing. We're easy going so it wasn't a big deal to us...but if you're counting on it, you may want to confirm it's available before you go. The only other issue was that the water was pretty cold, so snorkeling was tough. We went at the very end of the season though, perhaps it's warmer during the middle of summer. Very refreshing to jump in and out of though! After a long day on the island, Rita led us back to the boat and drove us back to our lodging. Along the way, she gave us suggestions for other things to see and do during our stay. This was a wonderful tour that I would happily recommend to others!
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Not just another cathedral, castle kind...
Margie G
, Oct 2017
Not just another cathedral, castle kind of day. A peaceful boat ride, an informative walk to the Fortress, a great fish and kayaking. Our tour guide did everything to ensure we had a great, safe day.
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This was definitely one of the...
Rita L
, Sep 2017
This was definitely one of the highlights of our vacation. Our guide, David, was extremely attentive and made every effort to make sure we had a good time. The boat ride out to the island was enjoyable on a private boat and his local knowledge was informative. We would highly recommend this private tour to maximize your experience.
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Joana was amazing. Knowledgeable...
elnikol500
, Sep 2017
Joana was amazing. Knowledgeable, patient and extremely accommodating. Would definitely recommend!
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Excellent communication/service with...
Nicole M
, Aug 2017
Excellent communication/service with viator and local guide. Recommend Nuno! He is the most knowledgeable, attentive and helpful guide you could imagine. Notes: Boat ride not private. Public ferry – don't be late and sit outside / Choose Kayaking over glass bottom boat / Bring Cash for island Restaurant
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This was a great tour! Pedro was our...
Marta H
, Aug 2017
This was a great tour! Pedro was our guide and was fabulous! The boat ride from the mainland is about an hour. You get to visit the caves and the fort and then have free time to explore the island and the beach. Recommend you bring a lunch. There is only one restaurant. What a great day!
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Once in a lifetime experience. The...
Victoria E
, Jul 2017
Once in a lifetime experience. The gorgeous pictures do not do it justice. We had a lovely guide named Rita- she was warm, friendly and professional. There were 5 of us, including two teens and a six year old and it was perfect. Some adventure, some history, some nature and even a little beach time. We took a boat over the the island, ate lunch, hiked around and learned about the flora and fauna, also the history- Berlengas was once a pirate haven. Then we toured the old fort, jumped off the docks into ocean, took a glass bottom boat into caves of the island. There was a small beach where we swam and relaxed and then headed back. Our seventeen year old son said it was the best part of his trip. A few suggestions- if you get motion sickness, beware of the boat ride over and take something ahead of time- the Atlantic Ocean is rough here. BUT- we saw dolphins, which completely made up for it. It is also windy on parts of the island an can feel cold even on a sunny day- listen to them when they email you ahead of time and wear a jacket! But still absolutely perfect excursion!!!!
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Sensational tour! The area is stunning...
LiviniaP
, Jul 2017
Sensational tour! The area is stunning and it would have been difficult to manage the transport and transfers in one day without a guide. The history, the physical landscape and flora and fauna, swimming in the clear waters, the fresh fish for lunch at the restaurant plus our guide, Miguel was incredibly knowledgeable, accommodating and a great story teller. An amazing day- incredible experience...
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This tour was amazing! We drove up to...
Natasha R
, Sep 2016
This tour was amazing! We drove up to Peniche from Lisbon (1hr 15 min drive) and were welcomed by the friendliest if boat crews. The best part was the people, but the island and fort were stunning backdrops. Would highly recommend this tour with Around Lisbon!
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I'm not normally one for reviews, but i...
James R
, Sep 2016
I'm not normally one for reviews, but i just had to after this experience. My girlfriend and I were picked up at our hotel at 8am by our amazingly energetic and friendly tour guide Nuno. Nobody else had signed up for the tour that day so it was just us and him. The drive to the adorable sea side town of Piniche, Portugal was filled with a lesson in Portuguese culture as well as history in a comfortable van. Nuno is a polite and well educated tour guide who can pretty much answer anything you throw at him. We took a pleasant boat ride that was about 50 minutes long to the beautiful Berlenga Grande Island the sea can be rough for those who get sea sick, but its not bad. We explored the Island and the old Fort which is absolutely amazing. Nuno gave us a histroy lesson about that battle that took place there. From there we took a boat ride around the island and were given time to eat lunch at the local restaurant. We ordered this massive fish stew which was very good. we could not finish it between the 2 of us. There is time to swim or snorkel if you like. The water was too cold for us to go swimming so we explored the light house and the walking trails. The island itself isnt too big, but it makes for the perfect day trip and has beautiful views that photos cant do justice to. Between our great tour guide Nuno and the scenic island it made our trip that much more special. I highly recommend taking a day to see this gorgeous island. Oh and the boat ride back is much smoother than going there which is a nice ending as well.
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