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2012/05/28

Experience Portugal on a centenary train


© CP
 The Port Wine valleys by Steam Engine

From June to October 2012, CP – Trains of Portugal (public railway service operator) invites you to relive the atmosphere of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, on a trip along the banks of the Douro River in a unique historical train, pulled by a charming steam locomotive.

The journey takes place every Saturday from 30th June until 13th October, between Régua and Tua, stopping at the beautiful village of Pinhão. In September, trips will also be available on Sunday mornings.

On a journey along the river, crossing the marvelous landscape of the Douro wine region, classified by UNESCO as a world heritage site, the Historic Steam Train offers a singular opportunity to relive the romance of rail transport of our grandparent’s time. It provides an experience rarely found in other European countries, which gives it an uniqueness unmatched worldwide.


© CP
During the trip, a troupe of local musicians will regale the Passengers of the five historical wooden coaches with traditional regional music and song.

In addition to the musical entertainment, local delicacies and a glass of Port Wine, from Quinta Nova Nossa Srª do Carmo, will be served.

Tickets can be purchased online (netTICKET), at www.cp.pt , through the call-center (National: 808 208 208; International: +351707201280) or at CP’s ticket offices.
Groups (up ten people) can profit from special prices, both for adult or child.

In case of large groups CP offers the possibility of renting special trains, subject to conditions to be agreed.

Detailed information about prices and schedules of the Historic Steam Train and other CP products and services is available at
http://www.cp.pt/

Source: CP – Trains of Portugal

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