Presidential train

It's more than just a journey; it's an immersive experience in a museum on rails.

This is a joint project by CP - Comboios de Portugal, the National Railway Museum Foundation and Chef Chakall in a celebration of Portugal's railway history, turning a museum piece into a dynamic, interactive experience. It's an invitation to magic.

The Presidential Train, which is the property of the National Railway Museum, was built in 1890. It has carried heads of state over a century and is one of the museum's most iconic relics of railway history in Portugal.

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  • Reception at the emblematic Porto São Bento Station at 9.45 a.m.;
  • Train leaves at 10.40 .a.m;
  • On the journey you can taste the best wines from Douro estates, each of which showcases the best of its production;
  • Savour dishes prepared by Chef Chakall that reflect the rich cuisine of the Douro, with each trip featuring a main course prepared by a local chef renowned for his speciality;
  • Stories of the train, the Douro and the places the train passes through will be shared, while you can enjoy an enchanting atmosphere with live music;
  • Arrive at Vargelas Station at 2:12 p.m.;
  • At Quinta de Vargellas, a jewel of the Douro, a unique sensory experience awaits you: a visit to the historic winery, where you can explore the wine tradition and enjoy a Port tasting, perfectly paired with a local dish that celebrates the essence of the region;
  • Departure from Vargelas Station at 5:05 p.m.;
  • While the Douro landscapes parade past your window, savour an exclusive selection of the region's best wines;
  • You can accompany this tasting with typical Douro specialities, from traditional sweets to the finest sausages and cheeses, in an authentic celebration of local flavours;
  • Arrive back at Porto São Bento station at 8:50 p.m. (Fridays) or 9:35 p.m. (Saturdays). 

Adult: €750


  • Fridays: 20 and 27 September and 4, 18 and 25 October;
  • Saturdays: 21 and 28 September and 5, 19 and 26 October.

Times on Fridays

  • Porto São Bento 10:40 > Vargelas 14:12;
  • Vargelas 17:05 > Porto São Bento 20:50.

Times on Saturdays

  • Porto São Bento 10:40 > Vargelas 14:12;
  • Vargelas 17:05 > Porto São Bento 21:35.
  • Online ticket office at the bottom of the page.
  • Buy here

Group bookings: 

  • The voucher must be presented to board the Presidential Train;
  • Vouchers for use on the Presidential Train are only valid for tha train, day and routethey have been issued for and cannot be changed or refunded;
  • Passengers will receive a full refund if CP has to cancel the journey.

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