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

Duration: 2h
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.

🔸Some places that we're going to visit on our tour:

  • Wall (Muralha) of Peniche, close to "Ponte Velha", in the public garden (this is the starting point)
  • School of Bobbin Lace of Peniche
  • City Center (where you'll admire a statue and know some tips about pastry shops, where you'll be able to stop by to buy some local regional sweets, if you desire to)
  • Fortress of Peniche (where the tour starts)
  • Two Churches
  • A Museum
  • An amazing and typical neighborhood
  • Fortress of Peniche (finishing point)

🔸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 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 4km

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Cascata Peniche, R. Alexandre Hercula...
    Cascata Peniche, R. Alexandre Herculano 42, 2520-273 Peniche, Portugal
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    The meeting place is kinda in the middle of the Wall of Peniche (Muralha), in the public garden, close to the "Ponte Velha" (Address: Cascata Peniche, R. Alexandre Herculano 42, 2520-273 Peniche, Portugal). We'll be wearing a polo shirt/t-shirt/jacket saying "Local Guide" on our back.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Muralha de Peniche (Wall)
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Escola Municipal de Renda de Bilros de Peniche
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Igreja da Misericórdia de Peniche
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Igreja de São Pedro (Peniche)
  • 5
    Outside visit
    Bairro do Visconde
  • 6
    Outside visit
    Fortaleza de Peniche

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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Arnold 24 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Diana showed us Penische. Penische is a lot more than the fort! Diana told us the stories of the prisoners and showed us the lace museum. We know where we can eat typical sweets and where to go for eat and drinks. Also she showed us where else to go and told us all the whereabouts Diana thank you for this lovely afternoon!
Paul 22 May 2024

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Travelled in family - May 2024
Diana made a fantastic Job showing us Peniche and it's history and culture. She has a lot of passion for her City and showed us places and aspects we would have never found by our own. She tried to help with every question we had and had a lot of great Suggestions.
Stella 10 May 2024
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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Diana was brilliant and her knowledge is phenomenal! Incredibly well informed and recommended many other places to go and visit, plus pastries and restaurants- ever so helpful. I could have listened to her all day
Shania 09 May 2024

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Travelled in group - May 2024
Diana was amazing! She felt like a friend who also happened to know the entire history of Peniche. I'm not usually into history but she told us very interesting stories and made sure we were enjoying it throughout. 11/10
Émilie 24 Apr 2024

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Travelled in couple - Apr 2024
This was an amazing activity to discover Peniche! We recommend it.
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Who is this tour for?

Non 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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