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Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

Berlenga Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon
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About
Escape the city and travel to a less-visited part of Portugal on a day trip to Berlenga Island from Lisbon. Ideal for visitors that have already ticked off the capital’s top attractions, this tour takes you to Berlengas Nature Reserve—where flora and fauna are rich and diverse—and ensures you receive personalized attention by limited group numbers to eight.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • 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
English
Highlights
  • See a different side to Portugal on a trip to Berlengas Nature Reserve
  • A great option for nature and wildlife lovers
  • Enjoy both guided sightseeing and free time
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to eight people
What to expect
  • 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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 10h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • See a different side to Portugal on a trip to Berlengas Nature Reserve
  • A great option for nature and wildlife lovers
  • Enjoy both guided sightseeing and free time
  • Receive personalized attention in a small group limited to eight people
What to expect
  • 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.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 6999SMLATLANTIC
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Expert guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Round-trip boat trip
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Glass-bottom boat excursion
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Kayak ride at the island
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza de Peniche, Portugal
Duration
10h
Departure details
  • Posto de Turismo, Praça dos Restauradores 24, 1250-001 Lisboa, Portugal The meeting point is in front of the Lisbon Tourism Office, located in Palácio Foz, in Restauradores Square.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Inclusions
  • Expert guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Round-trip boat trip
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Glass-bottom boat excursion
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Kayak ride at the island
  • Entry/Admission - Fortaleza de Peniche, Portugal
Departure details
  • Posto de Turismo, Praça dos Restauradores 24, 1250-001 Lisboa, Portugal The meeting point is in front of the Lisbon Tourism Office, located in Palácio Foz, in Restauradores Square.
Duration
10h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Wear comfortable clothing and footwear
  • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 24 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 17 Jun. 2020
A note from Berlenga Island Small-Group 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
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • 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
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Posto de Turismo
    Praça dos Restauradores 24, 1250-001 Lisboa, Portugal
    The meeting point is in front of the Lisbon Tourism Office, located in Palácio Foz, in Restauradores Square.
    See address & 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
    Berlengas
  • 2
    Berlenga Grande Island
    Stop: 4 hours
    See details
    Pass by
    Castelo de Obidos
  • You'll return to the starting point
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Sasha138
London, UK256 contributions
Amazing
Jul. 2020
What is not to love about this island? Beautiful views, the hidden caves. the boat ride over. Worth it, go there and be amazed and come back relaxed.
Written 30 May 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Michelle71
London, UK341 contributions
Birthday delight
Highly recommended.

On time, lovely personable guide, small group tour.

Berlenga Island is beautiful.

They use a small family run boat business to get you to the island, in current times that is lovely supporting small businesses and it was a pleasant journey, I even had a nap. This also meant we had longer on the island then the boats that go back and fourth as numbers are limited on the island so when a boat goes back to Peniche, they take everyone with them.

Everything felt covid safe, this was a huge concern for me but they reassured me over email conversations.

She even got me a pastel de nata with a candle as they knew it was my birthday... and a good pastel de nata, it is my absolute favourite!

It was overcast on arrival, but soon brightened up.

There was a tour of the small island and plenty of free time. I would suggest bringing your own lunch as food options were very limited.

The boat tour of the caves bought as back to the beginning on our tour from the Fort, avoiding the trek back up. People were coming back up as we were going down and it was definitely hard work.

Highly recommended and a beautiful island to spend my birthday.
Written 4 September 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Baby.grandma
2 contributions
Perfect Day-Unique Part of our Trip
Aug. 2019
Our trip to Berlenga Island was so easy and fun. Transportation was comfortable and our guide was really excellent. The boat ride out to the island was exciting-- with some very big waves. Some people on our trip became sea-sick, but the crew was ready with plastic bags and water for them. They also offered us jackets because it was a bit chilly.
Once we arrived at the island we were taken on a guided tour/hike up and over the ledge. The views are so beautiful and there are great photo opportunities. We then hiked down to the fortress and enjoyed a cold beer inside. Instead of having to hike back up and around the crest, we were taken on a glass bottom boat back around to the beach section of the island.
The water was too cold to swim (for my taste) but the beach and water were beautiful.
Our guide was easy going, knowledgeable, flexible, and fun. I'd recommend this trip to anyone!
Written 15 November 2019
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Autumn H
5 contributions
BOOK THIS TOUR!
Sep. 2019
Marcos was an amazing tour guide and was very knowledgeable about the history of the Island! The island of Berlengas was absolutely stunning and the old military for was really cool to explore. The tour also included a glass bottom boat ride to visit the caves around the island which I thought was a great addition. Such an affordable tour for everything that's included. My only regret is not bringing a swimsuit to enjoy the water!
Written 10 October 2019
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AlejandroWhereWaldos
2 contributions
MARCOS IS THE MAN!
Sep. 2019
The island is stunning and the water is as blue as blue can be. Take the hike and the kayaks if you have enough time. The history is worth seeing from every angle. And if Marcos is your guide you'll get to learn ever nook and cranny.
Plus on the boat ride home we were joined by Dolphins! I had never seen one in the wild much less a whole pod. Wonderful time all around, highly recommend. Ask for Marcos.
Written 1 October 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Damaris Pichardo
Jersey City, NJ1 contribution
Berlenga island day tour
Sep. 2019
Raquel was an amazing tour guide, very knowledgeable and personable. We were picked up in Lisbon city central and driven to Peniche, where we took the ferry to the island of Berlenga. Raquel led us through the island and informed us of its history. We ended with a glass-bottom boat ride/tour then some time to chill at the beach. We were able to take the ferry back to the mainland and driven back to Lisbon. Wonderful experience - a must see!
Written 30 September 2019
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Michelle B
1 contribution
Berlenga island small group tour
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Marco was an awesome tour guide showing us all the ins and outs of the island. Plenary of time to sit and enjoy the views and awe at the amazing scenery. Great tour. Recommend ++
Written 28 September 2019
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Brian
Chicago3 contributions
Amazing Day with Marcos!
Sep. 2019 • Friends
What a beautiful island and a truly amazing day! This is a MUST DO if you are in Lisbon. The beauty of Berlenga coupled with its amazing history makes for the perfect day. Marcos, our guide, was the best I have ever had and I travel a lot. From the moment he picked us up, we knew it was going to be an awesome day: he was energetic, knowledgeable, and professional. I made a friend for life in meeting Marcos, and I can’t thank him enough for everything. You will not regret booking this trip! And ask for Marcos!! Until next time!
Written 21 September 2019
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Varuni
10 contributions
Worth the visit and the price!
Sep. 2019 • Friends
Did the tour today with Marcos. He was absolutely amazing. The island is super pretty and the water was really clear. Unfortunately, it was too cold to get in. Marcos was really knowledgeable and made the tour super interesting. He kept the vibe exciting and the audience engaged. Totally recommend it.
Written 17 September 2019
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Peter M
1 contribution
Great Day Trip
Sep. 2019 • Couples
Took a day trip from Lisbon to go here and it was absolutely worth it. Amazing scenery, great guide, absolutely worth the time and money. If you enjoy swimming make sure to bring your swim ware, as that was the most enjoyable part for me.
Written 6 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

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Great tour
The tour was wonderful! Our guide, Gill (sp?) was extremely knowledgeable of the history of Portugal and shared it
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A wonderful day with a very knowledgeable guide
Gil was a fantastic guide very knowledgeable, Friendly and really helped make for a great trip. Sintra was stunning
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get a impression of attractive daytrip targtes around lisbon
you will get good overview of sintra place, and potential targtes for a more longer stay in the surroundings of lis
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Amazing experience!
Our experience for this tour was amazing! Five stars to our guide, whom was on time, also very knowledgeable about
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Great experience
Thank you Gil for a fantastic day. Henry and I thought everything was perfect. We really enjoyed your commentary, a
Daydream769259
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Wonderful experience with a great guide
Our guide Joab was excellent, he had knowledge and was very courteous and helpful in every way. Everything was on t
Z2277PDsabrinam
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Fantastic tour with friendly guide
Great tour with a great guide. Joao (I hope I spelt it right) was very kind and considerate with a lot of knowledge
Taniala2019
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Beautiful day tour!! Must do!
We loved this day tour and all the stops along the way. It’s a must do when in Lisbon! Our guide Nuno was great!
irenv_13
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Wonder highlight of Portugal
This was a wonderful day trip from Lisbon. The castle at Sintra was beautiful and Cascais was a surprisingly beauti
Gatorgolfer
Gatorgolfer
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Wonderful, interesting full day tour....
We stayed a extra day in Lisbon after a river cruise, and I am glad we did. We were picked up at the Intercontinen
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An incredible and worthwhile experience
This tour is absolutely worth your time if you want to see some beautiful parts of Portugal and do some incredibly
aideenf2018
aideenf2018
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Great trip but a little long
Our driver NuNu was really lovely and had so much information to give us. The trip itself is a little long with too
theatreluv
theatreluv
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A highlight of our trip to Portugal!
This day trip from Lisbon was totally worth it! All the sites we visited were amazing and so picturesque...the colo
Charles C
Charles C
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Best Way to See Sintra and Cascais
Very interesting day. Joao was super informative and very flexible . The trip was well-paced with lots of free time
sreimer772
sreimer772
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Fun filled day of adventures await
Great way to visit Lisbon!! Super helpful guide, short lines, amazing adventures!! John was a wonderful guide who k
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