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Best trip ever!
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 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.
Joana was amazing. Knowledgeable, patient and extremely accommodating. Would definitely recommend!
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
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!!!!
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...
such a great tour!!! highly recommend
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!
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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