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Portugal by Train

The scenic rail routes of northern Portugal. This holiday takes you to World Heritage Cities and UNESCO sites, small colourful towns, interesting museums and on a cruise along the magnificent Douro.

From£POA

  • nights
  • Half Board

Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Travel through Porto and its surrounding areas by rail on both modern and legendary trains and lines
  • Visit famous train and tram museums
  • Explore the medieval centre of Viana do Castelo
  • Capture the colourful houses, brightly painted gondolas and relaxing canals of Aveiro
  • Discover the iconic scenery of the Douro Valley

Nowhere does “faded grandeur” like Porto and this feeling is accentuated by the mix of Baroque and Neoclassical architecture, which adds to the city’s romantic atmosphere. Built into the banks of the Douro River, where the river joins the Atlantic Ocean, the city is maze of medieval alleys, old world shops, cobbled streets and baroque monuments.

The history of the railroad in Portugal is very rich and none more so than the north of the country. From the trams of Porto, funiculars, narrow gauge tracks and the meandering track through the iconic Douro Valley, which was built to transport the barrels of port wine, this holiday takes you to World Heritage cities and UNESCO sites, small colourful towns, interesting museums and on a leisurely cruise along the magnificent Douro. 

This is a busy programme with some early starts and late finishes, making for some longer days. However, our programme is designed to see as much as possible! This is a holiday for train enthusiasts, with much of our walking programme centred around city and town sightseeing, museum and monument visits.

  • Return flights from London Gatwick to Porto with Portugal TAP
  • Airport transfers
  • En suite accommodation with breakfast
  • Dinners in local restaurants with wine included
  • All local transport costs, entrance fees and tipping to local providers
  • Personal Expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary Tips
  • Optional Excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

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NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice. All local transport costs, entrance fees and tipping to local providers are included in the cost of your holiday. 

Accommodation

Accommodation information

Below is a summary of the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

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