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Berlengas Archipelago Tours

The Berlengas Archipelago is a rocky archipelago of three granite islands and a string of reefs around 11 km (seven miles) off the rugged Cape Carvoeiro on the Atlantic coast of Portugal near Peniche. Only one island is inhabited: Berlenga Grande has as its star manmade attraction the 17th-century Forte de São João Baptista (Fort of John the Baptist), which is connected to the island by a narrow bridge across a rocky causeway and was used to defend the area from pirate attacks. It was built on the remnants of a monastery that was abandoned in the early 16th century thanks to repeated raids from England, France and North Africa.

However, Berlenga Grande is chiefly known as a hiking, swimming, snorkeling and diving paradise – the island is a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve – and has a number of pocket-sized beaches in tiny coves backed by clear blue waters. Soaring cliffs and sea caves pockmark the indented coastline and can be explored by kayak or glass-bottomed boat. Thanks to the island being a nesting site for seabirds such as the rare purple swamphen, puffins and cormorants, access is strictly controlled as attempts are being made to conserve the pristine pink granite environment.

Practical Info

Ferry leave Peniche for the Beringas between May and September. The trip to Praia do Carreiro do Mosteiro on Berlenga Grande takes about 30 minutes. 

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Berlenga Grande Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, null
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Berlenga Grande Island Small-Group Day Trip from Lisbon

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Visit the postcard-perfect island of Berlenga Grande on this small-group day trip from Lisbon. Travel to the charming fishing village of Peniche, where you’ll ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $95.20
Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon, Lisbon, Day Trips
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Private Tour: Berlenga Grande Island Day Trip from Lisbon

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Spend a day exploring Berlenga Grande on this private day trip from Lisbon. Following pickup from your hotel by private minivan, travel to the picturesque ...  Read more

Location: Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.34
Sintra and Cascais From Lisbon 6 Hour Electric Bike Tour, Lisbon, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Sintra and Cascais From Lisbon 6 Hour Electric Bike Tour

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Get out of the city and spend time in Portugal’s charming countryside during this 6-hour electric bike tour from Lisbon. Travel by train to the village of ...  Read more

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Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

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