Historical village circuit

The historical village circuit by train takes place on Saturdays from March to November.

Travel by train along the river Tagus and delight in the natural beauty of the Beira Baixa region. Visit the villages of Penha Garcia and Monsanto and enjoy everything this region has to offer. 

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CP Services: Intercidades

One-day programme from Lisbon to Castelo Branco and return, departing at 8h15 and returning at 22h20.

11h06 – Arrival at Castelo Branco station; meeting the guide followed by a welcome coffee at the station.

12h00 – Departure from Castelo Branco and beginning of bus trip.

13h00 – Arrival at Hotel Boavista restaurant in Termas de Monfortinho; Lunch menu: Regional starters: sausages, flavoured olive oil, Portuguese fried snacks, aperitif/regional liquor, regional soup of beans and vegetables; main dish: ‘barriga de porcas enroladas’ [Portuguese dish], served with sautéed vegetables, french fries, rice and beans or white rice; Dessert: papas de carola [Portuguese dessert] and fruit salad; Drinks: Regional red or white wine (Quinta da Arrancada), water, juice, coffee and regional spirits).

Note: Special dietary or food intolerances dishes can be cooked. There is also a children's menu: hamburger, bitoque [Portuguese dish] or similar.

14h30 – Departure towards Penha Garcia and visit to the village and the community oven with the offer of one loaf of bread to each participant.

15h45 - Departure towards Monsanto and visit to the village.

17h00 – Departure from Monsanto; Snack at the village of Relva (sausages, bread, jam, cheese, ham, wine, juice and water).

18h00 – Bus transfer to Castelo Branco station.

19h43 – Return to Lisbon.

Saturdays, from March to November

Travel on an Intercidades train:

  • Outward: Lisboa Santa Apolónia 08:15 > Castelo Branco 11:06
  • Return: Castelo Branco 19:43 > Lisboa Santa Apolónia 22:20

Customers can also board at Vila Franca de Xira, Santarém, Entroncamento and Abrantes.

Tickets can be bought up to 60 days in advance.

Please contact us via e-mail gruposLC-RG@cp.pt if you wish to obtain more information about this product and their confirmation.

Car parks:
Special rates at Lisboa Oriente station car park, if you show your ticket.