The Presidential Train – 1 Day in the Douro

The Presidential Train is the best luxury experience in the country, as well as winning the “Best Public Event of the World 2017” award, bringing together the world’s greatest culinary talent to the most beautiful corners of Portugal, aboard the most incredible train in our history .

The presidential convoy was used for more than a century by Presidents, Heads of State, Kings and Popes. Magnificently restored in 2010, retaining all the furniture and charm that has made it iconic, it offers its guests a journey not only space but in time.

In the spring and autumn two editions, in a total of 25 magnificent trips.

An incredible trip aboard the presidential convoy with departure and return to Porto and duration of 9 hours.

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The Presidential Train – A luxurious country along the Douro

The Presidential Train is the best luxury experience in the country, as well as winning the “Best Public Event of the World 2017” award, bringing together the world’s greatest culinary talent to the most beautiful corners of Portugal, aboard the most incredible train in our history .

The presidential convoy was used for more than a century by Presidents, Heads of State, Kings and Popes. Magnificently restored in 2010, retaining all the furniture and charm that has made it iconic, it offers its guests a journey not only space but in time.

In the spring and autumn two editions, in a total of 25 magnificent trips.

An incredible trip aboard the presidential convoy with departure and return to Porto and duration of 9 hours.

The Presidential Train runs along the entire Douro line with the best Chefs in the country. 64 gourmet breakfasts are served per day, an exclusive experience perfect for couples, groups or companies.

There will be 4-course tastings accompanied by the best wines of Porto, a Vintage Ports test in the most emblematic private farm of the Douro, in one of the most beautiful places in the country. Likewise, you can make exclusive upgrades with extra packages or relax for 2 or 3 days in stunning Douro hotels.

The journey begins and ends in the charming station of São Bento, in the center of Porto.

Each guest will be entitled to a travel place in charming 2, 3 or 6 seater private cabins.

Lunch will be served throughout the trip in one of three restaurants that the Presidential Train reserves.

At the end of lunch and during a relaxing two-hour stop, our guests will have exclusive access to one of the oldest farms, a taste of the best Grahams Ports (some so rare they have never been marketed), a cigar lounge on the porch and , during the grape harvest, may participate in the treading of the grape.

When booking with the Wine Tour Experience, enjoy a 5% discount from 2 or more bookings of this experience.
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10: 45 CHECK IN AT SÃO BENTO STATION & ENTRANCE ON THE TRAIN

11: 00 DEPARTURE FROM SÃO BENTO STATION

11: 30 SEATING IN THE CARRIAGES RESTAURANT

12: 00 GOURMET LUNCH & HARMONIZATION OF WINES

14: 30 ARRIVAL AT THE SEASON OF VESUVIUS & PROOF OF PORTS FIFTH OF VESUVIUS

16: 30 DEPARTURE FROM THE VESUVIUS STATION

17: 00 ANIMATION ON BOARD, COFFEE AND DIGESTIVE

20: 30 ARRIVAL AT THE SÃO BENTO STATION

The 9-hour trip aboard the Presidential Train includes:

• Lunch menu with 4-course tasting
• Harmonization of wines
• Exclusive access to Quinta do Vesúvio
• Proof of ports
• Bar with live music on board
• Tea room
• Exclusive gift bag
• Book signed by the Chef
• Special rates at partner hotels