Free tour Peniche: Peniche, a Chave do Reino (The Key of The Kingdom) - Once an island attacked by pirates

Duration: 2h and 30min
Languages: English, Portuguese
Registered on October 05, 2022

Hi! We are two young people, Diana and Romário and together we are Peniche360. Peniche360 emerged from the fusion between a young lady from Peniche, that learnt to admire her town and all its enchantments, and a young man from Lisbon, that found himself attached to this land embraced by the sea. Or in this case, as people say in Peniche, “drank the water from the Fonte Boa (Good Fountain)”. This is one of the many legends you’ll get to know if you come on a tour with us! We started doing tours because: 1st: Both of us love to travel, to explore, to discover and to get to know more. 2nd: We agreed that Peniche has so much to offer and that not many people really know the core of this place, since most people think that Peniche is resumed to Berlengas and surf... which isn't entirely true. 3rd: We are the only ones doing this in Peniche. 4th: What's the best way to get to know an unknown place? With a local, of course! We take you to places that are hidden and not so touristy. 5th: We'll show Peniche at 360 degrees. We decided to promote its corners, stories, legends and culture in a more integrated and comprehensive way, not only for those who visit our city, but also for those who already live here. Also we have this passion to talk to people and to show them around.

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  • No minimum number of attendees
    No minimum number of attendees is required for the tour
  • Free booking and cancellation
    Free payment tour, no set price, booking and cancellation are free

Tour description

🔸During our tour Peniche, a Chave do Reino (The Key of the Kingdom) you'll be able to learn a lot about the history of Peniche while visiting the emblematic places. We'll tell you from where it all began (about 180 million years) till the present time. You'll get to know legends, traditions, facts, curiosities, and mysteries, we'll take you to places that are hidden and not so touristy while admiring beautiful landscapes. Live and feel the experience of what it's like to be a local in this land that was once an island. We will make you leave Peniche feeling the will to come back for another trip.

🔸What we're going to visit on our tour:

  • Fortress of Peniche (where the tour starts)
  • Bairro do Visconde (a typical neighborhood)
  • Igreja de São Pedro (church)
  • Local pastry shop (you'll be able to stop by to buy some local confectionary if you desire to)
  • Souvenir shop (you'll be able to stop by to buy some souvenirs if you desire to)
  • Praça Jacob Rodrigues Pereira (city center - a place where you can check the evolution over time)
  • Wall of Peniche
  • Roman vestige
  • Quebrado/Forte da Luz (fort); (end of the tour)

🔸If you're having second thoughts on whether you should do this tour with us or not, let us help you: who better to guide you on a tour around town than a local? Oh! Almost forgot to mention that we are the only ones doing it! Why? Because most people think that Peniche is summed up to the beach, surf, and Berlengas. But Peniche is way more than just that and we are here to show you that in just a small piece of land you can find and learn about the heritage of 180 million years and secrets and stories like no other place.

🔸Additional information:

  • Recommended items for the tour: ID, water and food (a snack or a piece of fruit, for instance), sunscreen, hat, comfortable clothing and suitable shoes.
  • Route length: about 5km

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Campo da República 609, 2520-607 Peni...
    Campo da República 609, 2520-607 Peniche, Portugal
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    The meeting place is close to the Peniche Fortress (Address: Campo da República 609, 2520-607 Peniche, Portugal). We'll be wearing a mint green polo shirt with a QR Code on our back.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Fortaleza de Peniche
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Bairro do Visconde
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Igreja de São Pedro (Peniche)
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Muralha de Peniche (Wall)
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Vestígios Romanos (Roman ruins)
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Quebrado / Forte da Luz

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Raphaël 22 Sep 2023

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Travelled in couple - Sep 2023
The guided tour was awesome. Diana gaves us a lot of informations and share with us the lifestyles with anecdotes of Peniche as she’s from the city. If your in Peniche for at least 1 day you should do this visit
Stephanie 14 Sep 2023

We had a lovely through Peniche - would definitely recommend!
Roberto 27 Aug 2023

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Travelled in group - Aug 2023
Diana fue muy agradable, hicimos nuestro primer tour en portugués, y resultó que podíamos entender a Diana perfectamente. Todo un placer recorrer Peniche con ella y conocer la ciudad, es hermosa.
Kathryn 22 Aug 2023
Los Angeles

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
We had a lovely morning exploring Peniche with Diana from Peniche360. She was friendly and outgoing and presented us with an interesting history of Peniche accompanied by historical pictures. She shared several points of interest with us and made some suggestions on places to eat when we finished our tour as well as other things to see in the area. I especially enjoyed the Bobbin Lace Museum! I would highly recommend this tour to anyone who is in the area.
Mary 17 Aug 2023

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Travelled in couple - Aug 2023
We had the most incredible experience with Diana, the tour guide from Peniche360. Diana's extensive knowledge of the area's history, culture, and hidden gems truly enriched my visit. Her passion for sharing the stories of the region was evident in every detail of the tour. Her friendly demeanor and ability to engage us made the experience both educational and enjoyable. I highly recommend this tour guide to anyone visiting Peniche – Diana turned our trip into an unforgettable adventure. Thanks so much!
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Who is this tour for?

Suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Does not accept large group reservations.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
There is no minimum number of people required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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