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Our most recommended Peniche Day Trips

Peniche: Berlengas Island Trip, Hiking and Cave Tour

1. Peniche: Berlengas Island Trip, Hiking and Cave Tour

Discover the archipelago of Berlengas, located approximately 7 miles from Cape Carvoeiro. Consisting of 3 island groups - Berlenga Grande, Estelas, and Farilhões-Forcadas, the archipelago is considered part of the World Network of Biosphere Reserves by UNESCO Enjoy views beneath the waves on the glass-bottom ferry across to the archipelago. Stroll on the calm beaches and enjoy the sounds of the waves calmly lapping at the shore. Follow a hiking tour to learn about Berlenga’s cultural and historical significance. Go sightseeing in the caves of the area.

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Berlengas The Atlantic Frontier: Day Tour from Lisbon

2. Berlengas The Atlantic Frontier: Day Tour from Lisbon

On this full-day excursion you'll start at the city of Peniche, a traditional fishing village, where you'll find a boat waiting to take your group to Berlenga Island. After arriving at the island, you’ll then board a smaller boat in order to see St. John the Baptist Fort. Built in the 17th century, the fort was an important part of the shore defence system. Hear stories about the brave soldiers who defended it during the attack by the Spanish fleet. Take a walk back to the port along the authorized paths of the nature reserve, admiring the amazing views in this UNESCO Biosphere Heritage Site. At the port, you’ll have some free time for lunch (not included), or for a quick swim or snorkeling (equipment provided) at the beach nearby. There is just 1 restaurant on the Island, but it is of good quality and fresh fish is always available. If you bring a snack with you on the trip, you’ll find the island’s only beach just steps away. Snorkeling here is a good option, as undersea life is abundant and the waters are calm. After lunch, you’ll have a chance to kayak around the island if you like. The island cliffs are full of caves, and you can kayak through them. For the less active, there’s the option of touring the caves in a small glass-bottom boat. Afterwards, you’ll head back the mainland for the return trip to Lisbon.

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From Lisbon: Berlenga Grande Sightseeing Tour

3. From Lisbon: Berlenga Grande Sightseeing Tour

Enjoy the beauty of the natural reserve that includes the island of Berlenga Grande that has been protected by the Portuguese government since 1465 and was declared a Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO. See the sea caves and fortifications jutting out into the sea at the Fort of S. João Baptista. Start with being picked up by your friendly guide from your hotel in Lisbon. Travel to Berlenga Grande on a comfortable boat to explore some trails with an expert guide before heading to some dramatic sea caves by boat. Next, go to the Fort of S. João Baptista, which defended the seafarers of this archipelago for centuries. Be dazzled by the crystalline and wild waters and by the natural beauty of this remote place on the Portuguese coast before heading back to Lisbon.

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What people are saying about Peniche

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 68 reviews

The boat ride was fast and comfortable. The caves tour showed us beautiful spots around the island, and the guided tour was very informative. Our hike guide (João, a seasoned guide in his 50s) was excellent: knowledgeable, courteous, and funny. The only minus was the somewhat disorganized boarding, especially on the return trip, and some unclear information about the sequence of events once on the island. Unfortunately the weather was not favorable and we did not swim in the beaches. All in all, it was a wonderful afternoon in this beautiful island and we heartily recommend it.

Adorei a experiência! Comprei o pack tour guiada e grutas e aconselho vivamente, foi muito interessante conhecer a história e dia a dia do arquipélago enquanto percorria os seus caminhos. E ainda sobrou tempo para aproveitar a praia.

They were thoughtful, organized, friendly and dedicated. Contacts before the activity reinforce confidence and anticipate doubts! Thank you :)

Great experience, everything worked smoothly, friendly guides, great boat ride. Would do it again.

It was a very nice trip and the guide was very friendly! I definitely recommend it!