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2012/09/10

Special Train: Grape Picking Festivities

Until the train stops it’s all grape harvest

To celebrate this tradition, CP has created a leisure programme that takes you to know better the wine production process, characteristic of the Douro region in 22 September a programme with duration of 1 day.

A good harvest, plenty of gathering and lots of fun is guaranteed, provided by musical animation, regional singing and local delicacies.

Gather your family, a group of friends or colleagues and explore the traditions of the grape harvest in the Douro region, be part of the “lagaradas” (grape treading) and recreate an emblematic moment if the history of Portuguese vineyard.





Grape-Picking Programme Party:

Departure
The train journey* along the Douro line lets you appreciate the beautiful Douro valley wine region, the vine terraces and the wine producing farms.

Arrival in Régua

When you get to Régua there is a bus service that takes you to Quinta de Campanhã, where there are plenty of activities:•Local singers and musicians•Port wine tasting (or fruit juice)•Guided tour of the wine cellars and the production area•Regional lunch•Entertainment with local singers and dances

AfternoonYou can take part in the grape treading where the grapes are trodden in granite presses while the treaders sing and dance to celebrate the end of the wine year.

Proper clothing is advisable, shorts and sandals.
Return to Régua station, where the special train* will departure to Porto Campanhã (* In a power car in the Porto Campanhã/Régua/Porto Campanhã route).

Note: Mini-bar service available onboard the trains.

Tickets:
The Grape-Picking Programme ticket price includes the return train journey, round-trip transfer between the station and Quinta de Campanhã, a glass of port wine on arrival, lunch and entertainment.
- Adults 49€
- Children 29€ (prices for children between 4 and 8 years old inclusive. No charge for children under 3 years old)
- Possibility to organise trips on weekdays, for Schools (minimum number of 50 participants). Contact us and get further information regarding the conditions.


Schedule:







 

Contacts:
Working days from 09h00 to 13h00 and 14h00 to 18h00
Gestão de Linha Minho, Douro e Vouga:
Tel: 221 052 503 / 511 / 524
E-mail: gruposmdvrg@cp.pt
Website: http://cp.pt/cp/



Source: CP






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