Peniche is an area of great natural beauty and amazing landscapes. Enjoy the magnificent beaches found across the coast and the majestic cultural patrimony, with outstanding blockhouses and religious monuments. Peniche presents a diversity of touristic resources including a rich and varied gastronomy with fish and shellfish recipes, and fantastic craftworks. 

Join us for a great experience! 

Itinerary

  • 1

    Baleal beaches

    Before visiting the town and its patrimony, enjoy the coast view. Watch the waves breaking against the rock cliffs forming sculptures that have taken on strange and dramatic shapes.

  • 2

    Papôa

    The Papôa promontory, protruding on the left, brings to mind tragic shipwrecks, such as that of the “San Pedro de Alcantara”, a Spanish galleon wrecked in 1786 on its return voyage from Peru.

  • 3

    “Ponta do Trovão” - On the way to Cabo Carvoeiro

    The peninsula of Peniche presents a geological succession of sedimentary carbonate rock stratifications of the Jurassic Age, a unique systematic register of 25 million years of Portuguese geological history. Otherworldly dramatic landscapes like you have never seen before that will leave you breathless.

  • 4

    Chapel of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios

    Hollowed out of the underground rock and lined with fine 18th century tiles, this chapel offers an amazing view of the Atlantic Ocean. According to legend, the Holy Mary was found in the 12th century, hidden in a cave located where the chapel is today, what gave rise to the worship of Nossa Senhora dos Remédios. The date when this temple was built is unknown, although is it believed to be prior to the 17th century.

  • 5

    Cabo Carvoeiro

    Here stands the lighthouse, built in 1796. To the west lies the Nau dos Corvos, an impressive formation of rocks where seagulls and crows perch, and on the horizon you can see the Berlenga Islands, the only island nature reserve off mainland Portugal.

  • 6

    Furninha Cave

    A natural cavity occupied during the pre-historic period. Located nowadays by the sea, this cave was occupied between the Middle Palaeolithic and the Late Calcolithic. In 1880 it was discovered by the researcher Joaquim Nery Delgado. Used as a shelter and a necropolis, this pre-historic site was the source of a vast archeological heritage, such as the bones of several hominids, Homo Sapiens and Neanderthal Man, vestiges of fauna of the quaternary period (fish and mammals), lytic utensils (hand axes, arrowheads, polished stone axes), bone utensils and several Neolithic ceramics (the famous suspension vases of Gruta da Furninha). This archaeological heritage is spread through several city museums, such as Peniche Municipal Museum.

  • 7

    Peniche Fortress

    Built by decree of D. João III in 1557 and finished in 1645, it was considered the main marine entrance to the Portuguese Kingdom. Later it was turned into a political prison in the period of the “Estado Novo” (1933-1974) and was the scene of one of the most extraordinary escapes of the 20th century in Portugal when in 1960 a group of political prisoners broke free, among them Álvaro Cunhal, the communist leader.

  Included

  • Pick-up and drop off at accommodation (Torres Vedras, Santa Cruz, Lourinhã and Peniche area)
  • Exclusive local guide/driver
  • Public liability and personal accidents insurance
  • Bottled water

  Not Included

  • Entrance fees
  • Meals
  • Personal expenses

Minimal number of participants: 4
Price pax: 35€
Children: Under 5 years – Free
5-10 year: 50% Tour price

Language: Portuguese, English, Spanish

Reservation is required until 2 days before the activity

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Jason P - June 04 2019:

Cool caves, a fortess, and some awesome fishing culture. This was one of my favorite spots on the coast. Definitely a great way to visit and get some inside scoop from a local group who know the people, places, and best sites to see. Definitely recommend! Some of the most beautiful geography in all of Western Europe! No wonder the dinosaurs loved it here! ;)


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