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2016/06/03

Historical train: Full steam ahead in the Douro region

The Douro historical train returns between June and October 2016

Riding on the historical train is like travelling back in time.

The route runs along the bank of the river Douro, between Régua and Tua, on a unique trip back into the past through beautiful landscape that is classified by UNESCO as World Heritage.


Programme

One-day programme leaving Régua at 15:21 and returning at 18:39 with a stop at Pinhão, and then on to Tua and back. On-board entertainment with regional singers and musicians and a toast with a glass of Porto Ferreira. You can also try the Régua candies, a tradition for everyone who comes to this part of Portugal.
You can buy just the historical train trip, or you can op+t to buy a Combined Package, which includes a return trip from anywhere in the country on Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regional and Oporto urban trains.
This year CP is also offering the unique experience of letting one person travel in the steam engine driver's cab where you can see how everything works and take photos.
Dates and times for the 2016 edition:
-Saturdays, between 4 June and 22 October 2016-Sundays, between 3 July and 25 Sptember 2016
-Wednesdays, between 3 and 31 August 2016
-Monday, 15 August 2016.

  • Outward: Régua 15:21>Tua 16:40
  • Return: Tua 17:24> Régua 18:39
Prices

Historical train (Régua - Tua)
Includes: Historical train journey Régua/Tua and back.

June, July and October
  • Adult €37,50
  • Children €17 (5 to 12 years old inclusive)
August and September
  • Adult €42,50
  • Children €19 (5 to 12 years old inclusive)
Packs (Historical train + journeys all over the country – return) : Please check the prices on the CP website here.

Information and bookings
The combined packages are only sold at ticket offices up to 60 days in advance.
Tickets for the historical train only, can be bought up to 90 days in advance.
Find more information at:
Source: CP website

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