Lamprey circuit

The lamprey circuit is held every year between February and April.

Gather up a bunch of friends and book a train trip to the beautiful region of Belver e Ródão, toss some rich cuisine into the typical local lamprey dishes and serve well seasoned. 

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CP Services: Intercidades | Regional and InterRegional

One-day programme to Tancos, Barragem Belver, Belver or Ródão, on the Beira Baixa line by train, with one of the most beautiful scenery you can see from a train and try one of Portugal's most appreciated dishes. 

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We have special group rates so contact us for bookings.

Beira Baixa Intercidades and Regional trains
Groups of 10 or more:

Discounts cannot be used in conjunction with any other special offers, including return rates
Adult Senior (65 or over)
Intercidades: Beira Baixa Regional: Norte and Beira Baixa all services
Monday and Friday other days daily daily
40% off 50% off 40% off 10% off the price of a senior ticket

February to April. Intercidades or Regional train journey

Intercidades*:

  • outward: Lisbon Santa Apolónia 08:15 > Tancos 09:33; Barragem de Belver 10:08; Belver 10h11; Ródão 10:42;
  • return: Ródão 15:48; Belver 16h18; Barragem de Belver 16:21; Tancos 16h57 > Lisbon Santa Apolónia 18:20.

* The Intercidades train only makes an extraordinary stop at Barragem de Belver if there is a minimum number of bookings.

Regional:

  • outward: Lisbon Santa Apolónia 09:45 > change at Entroncamento 11:52 > Tancos 12:01; Barragem de Belver 12:45; Belver 12h50; Ródão 13:23;
  • return: Ródão 14:36; Belver 15h36; Barragem de Belver 15:18; Tancos 16:03 > change at Entroncamento 16:38 > Lisbon Santa Apolónia 18:13.

See the timetable for boarding at other stations.

Programme requires a minimum number of participants.
Seat reservation mandatory.
These programme tickets cannot be refunded or reissued.
Weather conditions may imply changes to the programme.

Tancos:

"Restaurante Almourol".
Full meal: lamprey - €25  
Menu: welcome drinks with canapés and tasting of Tejo wines, assorted regional starters, fish soup, lamprey dish, regional desserts, drinks: tejo wine or vinho verde and coffee.

Includes: Boat trip on the Tagus with a visit to Almourol and afternoon of traditional games.

Barragem de Belver:

Restaurant "A Lena" (beside Belver train stop)
Complete meal: all the lamprey you can eat or roast pork loin – prices upon request
Manu: dish of lamprey or alternative, side dishes and drinks.

Belver:

Restaurante "O Castelo" 
Full meal: lamprey - €25; Alternative dish: to be decided upon request.
Menu: Lamprey à Castelo – risotto with lamprey blood and flesh apart, toast, pickled vegetables, desserts, drinks: house wine, soft drinks, coffee and 'bagaço'.

Includes: Free admission to one site of the visitor's choice: Belver castle, Soap Museu or the Tapestry and Blanket Museum , visits before lunch.

Restaurante "Sabores de Guidintesta" 
Full meal: lamprey - €25; Alternative dish: to be decided upon request
Menu: Dish of lamprey or alternative, bread, olives, drinks, dessert and coffee.
Includes: Free admission to one site of the visitor's choice: Belver castle, Soap Museu or the Tapestry and Blanket Museum , visits before lunch.

Ródão:

Restaurante "Estalagem Portas de Ródão(*)"
Full meal: Lamprey in King Wamba style- €25; cod with corn bread - €15; local style roast veal - €15
Menu: Dish of lamprey or alternative, accompaniments and drinks.

(*) Except Monday

Includes: Guided visit to Museu Lagar de Azeite (Olive oil museum) and a boat trip on the Tagus to visit the Portas de Ródão national monument.
Parques:
Car parks:

Special rates at Lisbon Oriente station car park, if you show your ticket.