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  The Presidential Train

1-Day in The Presidential Train

Farwell Edition 2022
A unique gourmet train experience in the World.

The Presidential Train is a Portugal's premier luxury experience, redesigned at each edition, to bring the World's leading culinary talents to the most beautiful corners of the country, aboard the most exquisite  train in Portugal's History.

The Presidential Train

The Presidential Train

   Every story has a beginning, and this one starts in the beautiful city of Porto. “EUROPEAN BEST DESTINATION 2017” - a lofty and well deserved title. Porto is rich in History, charismatic and authentic; branded by the Douro River that shapes it so elegantly. The most charming city in the World - many would argue.
   This trip pays homage to the Douro River, and is dedicated to the city of Porto.

   The magnificent portuguese Presidential Train.
   The crown jewel of Portugal’s railway, the "Presidential Train" has hosted Kings, Presidents, Heads of State and Popes for over a century. Built in 1890, it served the court of King D. Luis I as the Portuguese Royal Train, transporting dignitaries like Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Paul VI. Renamed The Presidential Train at the turn of the century, it proudly transported Portugal’s Heads of State until 1970, when it was officially retired.
   In 2010 the emblematic train was magnificently restored to its luxurious standard, maintaining the original furnishing and style that made it iconic, and has since been showcased in the National Railway Museum as the most important peace of our railway history.
   Retrieved from the past, the Presidential Train is moving again.

   All aboard!



The Presidential Train
1-Day pack

Porto - Vesúvio (V.N. Foz Côa) - Porto

ascent and descent by Train
gourmet experience & others

The Presidential Train
A journey of the senses in a train from another time...
The Presidential Train


11h00 Check in at the São Bento train station
|see map| no later than 11h00;

11h45 Departure from São Bento train station;
          9 hour journey aboard the Portuguese Presidential Train (Porto-Vesúvio-Porto);
          4 course gourmet degustation menu by a Michelin starred Chef;
          Wine harmonization;
          1 cabin seat (in shared cabins of  2, 3 or 6 passengers);
          1 lunch seat at one of our restaurant carriages (in shared tables of 4 guests);
          Exclusive access to Quinta do Vesúvio;
          Port wine tasting;
          Bar with live music aboard (on the return trip);
          Afternoon tea (on the return trip);

21h30 Expected arrival at Porto - São Bento train station |see map|
          End of our services.

Kindly read our TERMS & CONDITIONS:

The price is 750 € per client (VAT included).

The passenger pack includes a four-course gourmet tasting menu with wine harmonization, exclusive access to Quinta do Vesúvio, port wine tasting, bar with live music, tea lounge, exclusive gift bag, collection book autographed by the Chef, and special prices at our partner hotels.  Each client will have a cabin seat (in shared cabins of  2, 3 or 6 passengers) and a seat in one of the restaurant carriages (in shared tables of 4 guests).

All reservations must be prepaid. If canceled until two weeks prior to the reservation, the organisation will refund 100% of the ticket value. After that date, there will be no refunding.

The meal will be served aboard the Presidential Train, which will be in motion. Smoking on the train is not allowed. For safety reasons, children below the age of 12 will not be allowed on board.

The train departs from São Bento Station in Porto, with no scheduled stops until Vesúvio. All guests must check in at the São Bento station no later than 10.45am, and the train leaves promptly at 11.30am. In case of guest delay or no show, there will be no other boarding options and no refunds.

The trip will end in São Bento Station at approximately 9.30pm. The organisation appreciates your patience for any unplanned delays, for which it cannot assume any responsibility, strongly discouraging guests to make any commitments before 10:30pm.

Price per person: 750 €
Operates on: September 03, 04, 10, 11, 24, 25 / October 01, 02, 08, 09, 15, 16, 22, 23
Departure location: São Bento railway station |see map|

The sceneries of Douro river valley

The lunch time at restaurant carriage ...

... the gourmet degustation menu by a Michelin starred Chef

Quinta do Vesúvio

... and the Porto Wine tasting

The Bar with live music aboard
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Accepted Payments:

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It applies to reservations received on working days from 09:00 to 18:00 GMT

operated by:
RNAVT 6854

The Presidential Train
Map of the trip
The Presidential Train
The restaurant carriage (photo above)             |              The Presidential Train (photo below)
The Presidential Train

The Presidential Train

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 last update: 2022.03.19
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