Farwell Edition 2020
A unique gourmet train experience in the World.
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.
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
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.
from the past, the Presidential Train is moving again.
The Presidential Train
Porto - Vesúvio (V.N. Foz Côa) - Porto
ascent and descent by Train
gourmet experience & others
A journey of the senses in a train from another time...
PROGRAM 1-DAY PACK
11h15 Check in at the São
Bento train station|see
no later than 11h15;
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);
21h00 Expected arrival at Porto - São Bento
train station |see
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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
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
of 2, 3 or 6 passengers) and a seat in one of the restaurant
carriages (in shared tables of 4 guests).
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
stops until Vesúvio. All guests must check in at the São
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
to make any commitments before 10:30pm.
Price per person: 750 € Operates on:
September 26, 27 / October 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 23, 24 Departure location:
São Bento railway station |see
The sceneries of Douro river valley
The lunch time at restaurant carriage ...
... the gourmet degustation menu by
a Michelin starred Chef
waiting time for the booking confirmation.
It applies to reservations received on working days from 09:00 to 18:00
Map of the trip
restaurant carriage (photo above)
The Presidential Train (photo below)
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last update: 2020.10.23
The scenery of Douro awaits you ! Enjoy it !
The above tourists programs announced as is on portal DOURONET
(www.douronet.pt) and inDOURO.COM (www.indouro.com) are operated by the
tour operator "The Presidential" RNAVT 6854.
Pre Book Now !!
At the moment programs for 2021 are not yet available for
booking. By clicking the blue logo below you can perform a pre booking and thus be among the first ones as soon as reservations be available.
We will let you know !