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Gourmet Train Experience – The Best Gastronomic Experience Of Portugal

★★★★★ 5 / 5 9 Reviews
This is the best luxury experience in Portugal to bring the world's greatest culinary talent to the most beautiful corners of Portugal, on board the most incredible train in our history. Duration: 10 Hours (approx.)
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The Presidential is the crown jewel of Portugal’s railways. Built in 1890, it served the court of King Luís I, hosting the likes of Queen Elizabeth II and Pope Paul VI. And, with all of its original style and magnificence immaculately preserved, it now plies the Douro Valley, linking Porto with the oenological delights of Portugal’s best-loved wine region.

This journey runs throughout the month of September and October – you’ll taste your way some of its vineyards’ finest offerings and enjoy a spa retreat hidden among the valley’s beautifully terraced hills.

Either side of your trips aboard The Presidential, you’ll enjoy a private tour of Porto’s cultural gems as you stay in palatial luxury. It’s all backdropped by a series of gastronomic experiences, with dinners in Michelin-starred restaurants and on-board lunches cooked by world-famous chefs.

- What Will You Do

- The station of san bento: The trip has start and end in the magnificent station of san bento, in the center of porto.
- The travel cabins: Each guest will have right to a travel place - in 6, 3 or 2 place cabins.
- The carriages restaurant: Lunch will be served, through the porto - vesúvio travel, into the 3 restaurant cars - with 32, 20 or 16 places.
- Beyond the best chefs Michelin, the presidential team presents on the board a selection of the best products in the country.

- What To Expect

- Presidential train: With departure and return to the port and duration of 9 hours, the presidential travels all the Douro line.
- The best chefs in the country: A selection of the most recognized Michelin star holders.
- 64 gourmet lunches per day: An exclusive, perfect experience for cooks, groups or companies.
- Tasting of 4 dishes: Accompanied by the best douro wines.
- Vintage ports proof: In the most emblematic private double double, in one of the most beautiful lagares of the country.
- Exclusive upgrades: Extra packages in which you can participate in the pisa of the grape or relax for 3 days.

- What Is Included

- 9-hour trip aboard the Portuguese Presidential Train (Porto-Vesuvio-Porto)
- 4-course tasting menu created by an award-winning Chef
- Wine harmonization
- 1 travel place (shared cabins 2, 3 to 6 lug.)
- 1 place of meal in one of the restaurant carriages (tables of 4 pax)
- Exclusive access to Quinta do Vesúvio
- Port Wine Tasting
- Bar with live music on board (on return)
- Tea room on board
- Exclusive gift bag
- Book signed by the Chef
- Special prices at partner hotels

- Know Before You Go

- Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
- Wheelchair accessible
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- Please advise us regarding allergies/food intolerances

- Transfers

When you make your booking you will be contacted by the organization.

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Customer Reviews (9 reviews)

A unique one of a kind experience that will remain in our memories forever

★★★★★ Reviewed by Shane on 2019-11-05
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 experience. The food was exquisite and personal while I'm not very fond of fish I would gladly dine on every dish that was served on our trip. The chefs and wait staff were super focused, courteous and helpful throughout the trip. The view, if you had to choose one thing about this trip it would be the views (but there is so much more to this experience) - the Douro Valley/River are simply stunning and you get a view so few get to enjoy, especially in such style, and appreciate through the day and into the evening. The vineyard you visit at the end is breathtaking and a step back into their history and information on how it works is perfectly provided in English and Portuguese by the owner Gonçalo Castel-Branco (Thank you!). This is simply one trip you cannot afford to miss and with the limited number of runs each year I highly recommend making this journey at the very least once in your life. To Sofia and staff - thank you. You made our engagement perfect and made planning it a very easy task. You will see us again at some point as this is now part of our life story and a part we will want to revisit.

Very Special Journey

★★★★★ Reviewed by Cristina on 2019-11-01
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.

Absolutely incredible journey

★★★★★ Reviewed by Diogo on 2019-10-26
Everything was perfect !! Food, Wine, Staff, View, Weather. I recommend this trip to everyone because it’s so unique and delicious.

Unique experience!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Victor on 2019-10-03
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 place. Then there is the Douro river valley, providing a magical background to all this... Gonçalo and his team really make everything feel special. Highly recommended!! This is an experience that allows you to travel in time and enjoy the very best Portugal has to offer!

Amazing gourmet train experience!

★★★★★ Reviewed by Simon on 2019-09-29
From the reservation to the end, we were treated like super guests! The train journey, which we already knew, became nothing short of glorious with fantastic food, excellent service and a memorable tour of the Vesuvio winery.

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Price per person:
- Adult (18 to 100): 750.00 

Experience Info

- Confirmation between: 08:00 - 22:00
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- Duration: 10 hours
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- Printed tickets are accepted
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