Historical village circuit

The historical village circuit by train takes place every Saturday all year round.

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

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CP Services: Intercidades

One-day programme outwards Lisbon/Ródão and return Castelo Branco/Lisbon, leaving at 8:15 and returning at 22:20.

10:42 - Arrival at Ródão station, transfer to the Tagus quayside and a welcome coffee;

11:00 - Boat trip to see the Portas de Ródão National Monument;

12:00 - Lunch at "Vale Mourão" restaurant in the village of Foz do Cobrão. (Menu: regional starters with cheese and sausage, roast veal, cod with corn bread, assortment of desserts, water. wine, soft drinks, coffee and digestifs);

13:30 - Leave for Idanha and a visit to the historical villages of Monsanto and Idanha-a-Velha;

17:30 - Snack at the village of Idanha-a-Velha (home-made bread, cheeses, sausages, olives, local dry cakes, fruit, water, soft drinks and wine);

18:00 - Bus transfer to Castelo Branco station;

19:43 - Return to Lisbon.

Includes: journey in 2nd class Intercidades train, transfers, meals, guide and personal accident insurance. 

Note: price in euros including VAT
From Adult Children(5-12 years inclusive)
Lisboa 50 40
Vila Franca de Xira 50 40
Santarém 49 39
Entroncamento 47 37
Abrantes 46 36
  • Programme subject to a minimum number of participants.
  • Seat booking mandatory.
  • These tickets cannot be refunded or altered.

Saturdays, all year round.

Travel on an Intercidades train:

  • Outward: Lisbon Santa Apolónia 08:15 > Ródão 10:42
  • Return: Castelo Branco 19:43 > Lisbon Santa Apolónia 22:20

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

Tickets can be bought up to 60 days in advance.

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