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Group Tour From Lisbon To Romantic Berlenga Island



8 hours

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people


English, Español, Português, Русский


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’ll 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 an included kayak or glass-bottom boat excursion through Berlenga Grande’s caves.


  • Our full-day trip to The Romantic Berlenga Island is led by an experienced and enthusiastic guide.
  • Relax during a boat cruise enjoying scenic views above Peniche fishing village and surrounding ocean.
  • Explore this group of small islands and rocks classified by UNESCO as a protected natural reserve
  • Snap some wonderful pictures of the imposing St. John Baptist Fort.
  • Enjoy your free time by swimming, snorkeling or just relaxing on the beach.
  • Explore the island’s caves and cliffs by kayaking or by a glass-bottom boat.


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Morning pick-up
Morning pick-up

Meet your driver at one of the meeting points in Lisbon center and depart for the charming fishing village of Peniche in a climate-controlled vehicle.


Peniche is a hard-working fishing town, which has transformed into a popular tourist destination due to the regions outstanding beaches. These beaches are famed for their unique surfing waves, and a high portion of visitors to the Peniche region come here to either surf or to learn how to.

The town of Peniche reflects the fishing industry, having a raw and ramshackle appearance, which has barely altered with the increase of tourism. Once beyond Peniche’s shabby appearance, there is a lot to love; with fantastic seafood restaurants, interesting historic sights and of course the incredible surfing.

Boat ride to the island
Boat ride to the island

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.


The Berlengas Archipelago is located 16 km west of Peniche. The archipelago is a powerful granite block. Its territory belongs to the parish of São Pedro, in the municipality of Peniche. The most important part of the island is called Berlenga and represents more than two thirds of the total surface of the island. The other part is called Ilha Velha and is separated from the rest of the island by maritime erosion. The Berlenga archipelago is a protected area that integrates nature reserves by the nature and forest conservation institute (ICNF) and has been considered a UNESCO Biosphere reserve since 2011.

Glass-bottom boat ride
Glass-bottom boat ride

Small tour boats provide tours of the island, and explore the cliff formations which can not be viewed from the land or accessed by the larger ferries.

During a 30-minute tour you'll visit the blue cave, Furado Grande (a natural tunnel), Elephant Rock and the Ponta da França headland.

St. John Baptist Fort
St. John Baptist Fort

The São João Baptista Fort lies on the sheltered side of the Berlenga Grande and was constructed in the 17th century to prevent a staging area for seaborne assault along the western coastline of Portugal.

This little fort is one of the most visually striking buildings in Portugal, rising up from the shallow turquoise sea waters and connected to the island by narrow arched bridges.

Beach Time
Beach Time

The Praia do Carreiro do Mosteiro is the only beach on the island that is accessible and safe to swim from. The small beach lies in a beautiful setting, nestled between two steep cliffs and overlooking the pretty harbor.

The beach sea waters are very clear and ideal for snorkeling, but are surprisingly chilly. For the more adventurous kayaks can also be hired from the harbor to explore the island in more detail.

Return to Peniche
Return to Peniche

Drive back to Lisbon

After your excursion, begin the journey back to Lisbon, where your day trip concludes with a drop-off back at the starting point.


  • Pick-up from meeting point and drop off in Lisbon.
  • Transportation by air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Personal and accident insurance.
  • A round-trip on a boat to/from Berlenga Island.
  • Glass-bottom boat excursion.
  • Lunch

Tour's Location


Meeting Points

  • Fado Museum (Alfama) - Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1

  • Hotel Mundial (Martim Moniz) - Praça Martim Moniz 2

  • Vip Eden Hotel (Restauradores) - Praça dos Restauradores 24

  • Bairro Alto Hotel - Pr. Luis de Camões, 2

  • Fenix Lisboa Hotel - Praça Marquês de Pombal 8

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