Vouga historical train

The Vouga historical train runs between Aveiro and Macinhata do Vouga from November to January.

Let yourself be taken back in time on this journey along the only narrow gauge railway in operation in our country and board one of the five carriages from the early years of the 20th century, hauled by the historic 9004 diesel locomotive.

The Christmas Special Vouga Historical Train takes you from Aveiro to Macinhata do Vouga where you can visit the Macinhata do Vouga Railway Museum and, on the return journey, enjoy the opportunity to visit the historic centre of Águeda.

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One-day programme

  • Depart from Aveiro at 13:45 and arrive in Macinhata do Vouga at 14:58;
  • Entertainment at Macinhata do Vouga Railway Station with a group of traditional music and songs from the region and a display of regional products;
  • Visit to the Macinhata do Vouga Railway Museum.


  • Depart from Macinhata do Vouga at 16:43;
  • Stop of approximately 2h15 in Águeda with a guided tour of the historic city centre, riverside area and various traditional shopping areas, to enjoy the Christmas programme, as well as the regional gastronomy and typical traditional Águeda sweets.
  • Depart from Águeda at 19:20 and arrive back in Aveiro at 20:06.

Adult: €37.00

Child: (4 to 12 years old): €22.00

Groups: (10 or more): €32.00

Dates: Fridays 1 and 8 December; Saturdays 25 November, 2, 9 and 16 December and 6 January.


  Outward Return
Aveiro 13:45 20:06
Águeda 14:30 19:20
14:35 17:05
Macinhata do Vouga 14:58 16:43

Note: Although only the ticket only shows the information on the outward journey, the ticket is valid for the return with the same carriage and seat.

Special conditions if you show your ticket

  • Accommodation: 15% off the best rate of the day (cannot be used in conjunction with other offers) if you show your ticket at Meliã Ria Aveiro Hotel &Spa.

See images of some earlier Vouga historical train and the Douro historical train journeys on YouTube CP.

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