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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?

Call/email our Great Train Journeys team

Check with our friendly consultants or visit our website for further details.

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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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Looking for a ticket to get you from A - B? Then the European point to point ticket is the answer for you.

European Train Tickets

Point to point train tickets are ideal for single journeys and for those who know exactly where they want to go. There is a wide range of fares that vary depending on what country you are travelling in.

Travelling between cities has never been more efficient with fast convenient connections between major cities. Most stations are located in the middle of the city so when you step off the train you are right in the thick of the action.

What is a point to point ticket?

On standard trains you receive an open ticket + an optional seat reservation. The open ticket is valid for 4 days from nominated train date, but the seat reservation is for a specific train. Point to point tickets and reservations are not valid on High speed trains such as TGV, Thalys, Eurostar. When using our live booking engine you may see search results appear that say "ticket only" underneath the fare. This means the ticket you are purchasing is an open ticket. For trains in Europe, except France, this means it is valid for one month from the date you select. The ticket can be used on that route at any time during the 4 day period. No specific time will be printed on the ticket. Once you board the first train using your open ticket the journey must be completed by midnight of that same day. You may make as many stops as you like along the route covered by the open ticket.

On High speed trains the tickets are booked like flights: where you must travel on the date and time selected. These tickets also offer you a reserved seat onboard. Both time & date will be printed on your ticket for these trains.

Are seat reservations compulsory?

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