As a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic and as a preventive measure, CP and its partners decided to cancel the Cherry Blossom Circuit program on March 21 and 28, and April 4 and 11, 2020 (Saturday).
A magnificent journey which wishes to combine the pleasure to travel by train with a journey through the breath-taking landscape of the Beira Baixa region – where the scenery is accentuated by the coloured cherry trees.
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CP Services: Intercidades
08:15 - Board the Intercidades train No 541, from Lisbon Santa Apolonia station;
11h41 – Arrival to Fundão – Welcome reception at the station, departure on a bus with a guide to Alcongosta, for a visit in a tourist train through the Cherry Trees in Blossom in Serra da Gardunha.
13h00 – Return to Fundão for a free lunch in a city restaurant;
15h00 – Departure on a bus with a guide to Vila de Alpedrinha, followed by a visit to this beautiful location against a natural scenery where manor houses and small rural houses are built, comprising a remarkable historical centre which provides a monumental and aristocrat vision to anyone who visits it;
16h30 – Departure on a bus with a guide to visit the Castelo Novo Historical Village for a local product tasting. This is one of the 12 Historical Villages of Portugal, a village from the 13th century – a time when rock and water became identity traits. Surrounded by Serra da Gardunha it demands to be contemplated, admired and unveiled. Finish your visit by climbing the Castle and admiring the vastness of the horizon, where you will see that Castelo Novo is the traveller’s sweetest souvenir;
19:07 - Board Intercidades No. 544 back to Lisbon, arriving at Santa Aplonia at 22:20.
Passengers can also board at Vila Franca de Xira, Santarém, Entroncamento or Abrantes.
Programme Price: €10.00.
This price does not include the train journey or the lunch and must be paid directly to the guide on the day of the trip.
Train journey discount
Programme subject to a minimum number of participants.
Tickets cannot be refunded and/or reissued.
They cannot be used together with other discounts or special offers in force.
Saturdays, 21 and 28 March, 4 and 11 April 2020.
Travel on Intercidades train:
Possibility of boarding at stations such as Vila Franca Xira, Santarém, Entroncamento or Abrantes.