Fundão cherry circuit

Enjoy the majestic Serra da Gardunha mountains on a train trip to visit the Fundão cherry orchards.

At the foot of the imposing Gardunha hills, Fundão has the perfect conditions for growing cherries and we can take you by train to visit the orchards in fruit and the charming historical villages in the region. 

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Note: These circuits are run on Saturdays in June. The 2019 edition is going to be available shortly.

 

CP Services: Intercidades

8h15 – Departure from Lisbon Santa Apolónia Station on Intercidades train no. 541 to Castelo Branco;

11h06 – Arrival at Castelo Branco. Welcome reception at the station, including coffee, tea, water and traditional cakes;

  • Guided bus tour to Soalheira, visiting the Traditional Cheese Factory of Quinta do Pomar, including cheese tasting;
  • Departure to Fundão via Serra da Gardunha, with view over Cova da Beira;

13h30 – Arrival at Fundão. Lunch at the restaurant “Dom Vicente”, (appetizers, vegetable soup, cod à la Dom Vicente, dessert, drinks and coffee);

15h00 – Visit to the cherry orchards at Quinta do Pombal, in Aldeia Nova do Cabo, including tasting, offer of 1 kg of cherries and the possibility to buy cherries;

Departure to the historical centre of Fundão, near the station;

19h07 – Departure to Lisbon on Intercidades train no. 544, arriving at Santa Apolónia Station at 22h20.

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

Includes: return journey on a 2nd class Intercidades service, transfers, lunch, visits, guide and personal acident insurance.

From Adult Children (4-12 years old inclusive)
2nd class 2nd class
Note: prices in euros with VAT included
Lisbon 54 38
Vila Franca de Xira 54 38
Santarém 53 37
Entroncamento 50 35
Abrantes 49 34
  • Programme subject to a minimum number of 30 participants.
  • Seat booking mandatory.
  • These tickets cannot be refunded or reissued.
  • Tickets can be bought up to 60 days in advance.

In June on Saturdays and Wednesdays.

Travel on Intercidades train:

  • Outward: Lisbon Santa Apolónia 8:15> Castelo Branco 11:06
  • Return: Fundão 19:07> Lisboa Santa Apolónia 22:20

Possibility of boarding at intermediate stations such as Vila Franca Xira, Santarém, Entroncamento or Abrantes

Dates depend on the ripening of the cherries.

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  • Telephone (working days from 09:30 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 17:30) - 249 132 752 / 919 988 775 

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