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 2018 edition is going to be available shortly.

CP Services: Intercidades

08:15 - Board Intercidades No 541 at Lisbon Santa Apolonia;
10:41 - Arrive at Ródão, welcome by the guide and start of bus tour;

  • Welcome reception at the village of Foz do Cobrão with entertainment by the Ródão drum band. (Includes coffee, cherry liqueur, orange juice water and traditional cakes);

  • Guided tour of the village, museum and riverside beach;

12:00 - Lunch at Vale Mourão restaurant with musical entertainment;
14:00 - Bus leaves for Castelo Novo;
15:00 - Stop to visit the Quinta do Pomar cheese shop in Soalheira, where visitors can buy the products;
16:20 - Guided tour of the historical Templar town of Castelo Novo;
17:45 - Visit to the cherry orchards Quinta do Pombal in Aldeia Nova do Cabo, where visitors can try the cherries and buy them.
Departure back to Fundão;
18:46 - Board the Intercidades No. 544 for Lisbon, arriving at Santa Apolónia at 22:20.

It is also possible to board at Vila Franca de Xira, Santarém, Entroncamento e Abrantes.

Includes: return journey on a 1st or 2nd class Intercidades service, transfers, lunch, museum visits, guide and personal acident insurance.

From Adult Children (4-12 years old inclusive)
1st class 2nd class 1st class 2nd class
Note: prices in euros with VAT included
Lisbon 60 52 47.50 39.50
Vila Franca de Xira 59  52 46.50 39.50
Santarém 57  51 44.50  38.50
Entroncamento 52  48 39.50  35.50
Abrantes 51  48 38.50  35.50
  • 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.

Saturdays, between 27 May and 1 July 2017.
Wednesdays, between 7 and 28 June 2017. 

Travel on Intercidades train:

  • Outward: Lisbon Santa Apolónia 8:15> Ródão 10:41
  • Return: Fundão 18:46> 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.

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