Portugal by train

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New! See Portugal in luxury! Specials

New! See Portugal in luxury!

NEW TO RAIL Europe | The Presidential

Portugal's premier luxury experience! Bringing together the world's leading culinary talents, the most beautiful corners of the country & the most exquisite train in Portugal's history. 

Travel Dates: 

  • 20, 21, 27, 28 September 
  • 4, 5, 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26 October

What is the route? Itineraries include a rail only option of 9-hours & a 2-day/1-night package or a 3-day/2-night package

How to book?

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Itineraries: 

The Presidential Experience | Rail only - 9-hours

From AUD1390 | NZD1465 

Itinerary:

  • 11.00am - Check in at the Sao Bento station and board the train
  • 11:45am - Departure from the Sao Bento station
  • 12.00pm - Gourmet lunch and wine harmonisation
  • 3.30pm - Arrival at Quinta do Vesuvio and Port wine tasting. During the relaxing 2-hour stop, guests will have exclusive access to one of the oldest private quintas in the Douro, where they can taste the finest port wines (some of which are so rare they have never been sold), a cigar lounge in the balcony facing the maginificent river and during the harvests, the chance to participate in the classic wine treading ritual*
    *subject to availability and conditions
  • 5.40pm - Departure from the Vesuvio train station
  • 6.00pm - On-board entertainment, coffee and spirits
  • 10.00pm - Arrival at Sao Bento station*

* The arrival time is estimate and may vary. The organisation will not assume liability for train delays and strongly advises against scheduling departure trips from Porto prior to 23:30hrs. 


Escapade Pack* | 2-days/1-night

From AUD4274 | NZD4505

Itinerary: 

Day 1:

  • Check in at São Bento Station
  • 4-hour trip aboard the Presidential Train
  • Place in travel cabin & travel seat
  • 4 course degustation menu
  • Wine harmonization
  • Exclusive access to Quinta do Vesuvio
  • Port wine tasting
  • Return to train
  • Exit from the train in Régua station at 7:29 pm
  • Shuttle from Régua Station to Six Senses Douro Valley
  • Dinner with degustation menu and wine selection
  • Night at Six Senses Douro Valley

DAY 2: 

  • Buffet breakfast
  • SPA
  • Walk with a private guide
  • Bike rideLunch with wine selection
  • Shuttle from Six Senses Douro Valley to Régua Station
  • Boarding the train at Régua station at 7:29 p.m.
  • 4-hour trip aboard the Presidential Train
  • Live music at the bar carriage lounge
  • Tea room
  • Exclusive gift bag
  • Collection book signed by the Chef

* Subject to confirmation


Premium Pack* | 3-days/2-nights

From AUD8545 | NZD9010

Itinerary: 

DAY 1: 

  • Meet Porto
  • Private driver
  • Lunch with wine selection at the best restaurants in Porto
  • Visit to Fundação Serralves and Casa da Música
  • Visit the very best historical places in Porto
  • Dinner with degustation menu and wine selection at the best restaurants in Porto
  • Night at Intercontinental Hotel

DAY 2: 

  • Check in at São Bento Station
  • 4-hour trip aboard the Presidential Train
  • Place in travel cabin & travel seat
  • 4 course degustation menu
  • Wine harmonization
  • Exclusive access to Quinta do Vesúvio
  • Port wine tasting
  • Return to train
  • Exit from the train in Régua station at 7:29 pm
  • Shuttle from Régua Station to Six Senses Douro Valley
  • Dinner with degustation menu and wine selection
  • Night at Six Senses Douro Valley

DAY 3: 

  • Buffet breakfast
  • SPA
  • Walk with a private guide
  • Bike ride
  • Lunch with wine selection
  • Shuttle from Six Senses Douro Valley to Régua Station
  • Boarding the train at Régua station at 7:29 p.m.
  • 4-hour trip aboard the Presidential Train
  • Live music at the bar carriage lounge
  • Tea room
  • Exclusive gift bag
  • Collection book signed by the Chef
  • Night at Intercontinental Hotel

*Subject to confirmation

 

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Overview

There is a lot more to this tiny nation than meets the eye.

This country has a very long history as a seafaring culture, most renowned for its food and fortified wines. You can explore sun-splashed beaches, visit a fairytale castle, vineyards tumbling down the hillsides, islands that make your travel a great experience. Portugal has something for everyone.

 

Train Travel in Portugal

Portugal boasts a railway network of over 2,700 km of tracks. The national railway company of Portugal, the Comboios de Portugal (CP), operates several types of trains including the Alfa Pendular, which is the fastest train in Portugal. The train can run at a speed of up to 250 km/h. The Alfa Pendular runs between Braga and Faro passing through Oporto, Aveiro, Coimbra and Lisbon. Other trains in Portugal are the Intercidades, the Inter-Regional, the Regional and the Urbano.

 

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