Grape harvest festival by train

Take the train with Schindler carriages, to the grape harvest on Saturdays, 9 and 23 September.

To celebrate the grape harvest, there's nothing better than learning all about the tradition and taking part in the winemaking in the Douro region. You're guaranteed a good harvest and lots of socialising and partying on a stunning journey between Porto and Pinhão in Schindler carriages manufactured in the 1940s in Switzerland, with panoramic windows that can be opened during the trip. These carriages were used on the national railway network between 1949 and 1977 and have recently been restored.

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  • One-day programme, with a trip on a special train, made up of Schindler carriages, on the Porto Campanhã/Pinhão and Régua/Porto Campanhã route, departing at 8.00 am and returning at 8.26 pm.
  • On arrival at Pinhão station and after a bus transfer to Quinta da Avessada, visitors will be welcomed with popular music and a tasting of some of the region's delicacies, such as traditional bread and meatballs.
  • The harvest will then begin, where buckets and shears will be provided, and the grape varieties, the history of the region and some traditions related to the harvest will be explained.
  • This will be followed by a regional lunch consisting of starters (codfish fritters, various sausages), main courses (soup and veal steak stewed in red wine) and desserts (regional sweets and fruit). Drinks (water, wine and coffee) are included.
  • In the afternoon, a visit to the mills and the start of the wine pressing, followed by a tasting of Moscatel wine in the Enoteca.
  • At the end of the day, return by coach to Régua Station, where the special train to Porto Campanhã will depart.

Note: this train has a bar service in its own carriage

Adult 79.50
Child 43.50
Groups (10 people of more) 76.00
Prices in Euros inc. VAT

Note: These tickets cannot be changed or refunded.

Saturdays 9 and 23 September 2023.

Station Outbound - train 20819

Return- train 20820

Porto-Campanhã D 08:00 20:29
Tio Tinto 08:07 20:23
Ermesinde 08:14 20:17
Paredes 08:37 19:56
Penafiel 08:42 19:51
Caíde 08:52 19:44
Mosteirô 09:19 19:07
Régua 10:00 D 18:30
Pinhão A 10:22  -

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Porto Campanhã station car park -Grape harvest festival train passengers get special rates for the day shown on their train ticket 

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