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The Presidential Train Gourmet Train Experience provided by The Presidential

The Presidential Train Gourmet Train Experience

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The Presidential Train is the only railway tourism project in Portugal and the only one that gathers Chefs, a historical Train that used to carry Queens, Kings and Presidents to one of the most incredible, quiet and stunning regions in the entire world - the Douro Valley in Portugal. 2020 will be the last edition of the project.
You'll start at
São Bento station
Av. Dom Afonso Henriques, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal
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    The Douro River
    Stop: 11 hours - Admission included
    Lunch aboard The Presidential Train prepared by a Michelin Star Chef; Private and exclusive access to Vesuvio Wine Estate; piano bar carriage; tea carriage and other (surprise) attractions.
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You'll end at
São Bento station
Av. Dom Afonso Henriques, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal
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Important Information
Departure Point
São Bento station, Av. Dom Afonso Henriques, 4000-069 Porto, Portugal
10–11 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks
  • Bottled water
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Restroom on board
  • Entry/Admission - The Douro River
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Additional Info
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Please advise us regarding allergies/food intolerances.
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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Shane P wrote a review Nov. 2019
Dublin, Ireland29 contributions5 helpful votes
I cannot overemphasise how worthwhile this experience was, while I planned this to be initially a birthday present for my girlfriend it evolved into a plan to propose to her and I could not have asked for a better day, customer focused staff, historical journey and A+ dining
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Date of experience: October 2019
Cristina L wrote a review Oct. 2019
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Even though the weather was not the best, it was a fantastic experience. The train is a museum piece that is worth a visit in itself, the views are beautiful and the food excellent. The quinta do Vesúvio and its porto wines was a cherry on the cake! If you can, do it.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Diogo V wrote a review Oct. 2019
2 contributions
Everything was perfect !! Food, Wine, Staff, View, Weather. I recommend this trip to everyone because it’s so unique and delicious.
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Date of experience: October 2019
WVSJ wrote a review Oct. 2019
Lisbon, Portugal65 contributions55 helpful votes
This is a unique experience in every aspect! It starts with the Train, that has a special place in the modern history of Portugal, we had Chef Sá Pessoa that prepared a superb meal, the Niepoort wine selection had great surprises and the Vesúvio Estate is a special isolated
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Date of experience: September 2019
Anthony D wrote a review Sep. 2019
Lisbon, Portugal14 contributions1 helpful vote
The Presidential was truly a one of a kind experience. From the most amazing food (Michelin star chefs) to the most scenic views of the Douro valley, topped off with first class hospitality and service by The Presidential team - I can only recommend this trip as the best way to
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About the operator

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By: The Presidential
Colin S
Go where Kings and Presidents have been
From start to finish this is service out of the box. With Sofia on bookings and then managing the day, the chef, th
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Mafalda C
The presidential is a dream come true: having a five stars meal along with incredible wines, with a magnificent vie
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Filomena C
Unforgettable day
A great experience not to be missed. Two things exceeded my expectations: 1. The landscape 2. The gourmet lunch wi
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José Miguel C
The perfect Experience
Always wanted to know the Douro Valley in a unique way. Found this in such a magical experience where the combinat
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Amazing, unique real luxury experience
Even for a Portuguese that already knows the region and amazing landscape, The Presidential is one of best experien
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A dreamy journey
We joined this trip with great expectation, to our surprise it goes beyond everything we imagined. Every details is
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Key Details
  • Duration: 10–11 hours
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
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