Learn at the Ria Formosa

A school trip, where nature preservation is certainly going to be one thing that they learn well.

This trip is temporarily suspended. As soon as possible we will publish new information.

Educational trip, where the preservation of nature is going to be a lesson well studied.

Visits to museums and boat trips to the marshes, salt pans and streams, for an unforgettable day.

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CP Services: Alfa Pendular | Intercidades | Regional and InterRegional

The programme is available from Lisbon and Pinhal Novo (Alfa Pendular/Intercidades) or Lagos and Vila Real de Santo António (Regional).

  • Welcome reception at Faro station by a Formosamar monitor who will accompany the group on the visit to the Almirante Ramalho Ortigão Maritime Museum. 
  • Traditional boat trip on the Ria Formosa Natural Park, lasting 45 minutes. 
  • Interval for lunch (not included in the programme) which, depending on the weather, will be in the Jardim da Alameda or the Algarve 'Ciência Viva' centre. 
  • Guided tour of the Algarve 'Ciência Viva' centre and the Algarve Regional Museum;
  • Return to Faro station.

Includes: travel, personal accident insurance, technical equipment, monitors and the activities described. 

Notes: Prices in euros including VAT
From Adult Child (4-12 years old inclusive)
Lisbon Oriente €37.70 €31.70
Pinhal Novo €35.20 €29.70

These prices are only valid for Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Prices for Fridays on request. 

The programme with departures from Lisbon/Pinhal Novo does not run in July and August.

Notes: Prices in euros including VAT
From Adult Child (4-12 years old)
Lagos €23.50 €16.90
Portimão €21.20 €15.70
Albufeira €16.20 €13.20
Tavira €15.90 €13.00
Vila Real de Santo António €19.70 €14.90


  • Programme subject to a minimum of participants.
  • Mandatory seat reservation.
  • These tickets cannot be exchanged or refunded.

Runs all year from Tuesday to Friday, except public holidays and December 24 and 31, and in July and August for programmes with departure from Lisbon and Pinhal Novo.

Departures from Lisbon/Pinhal Novo (Alfa Pendular/Intercidades)

  • OUTWARD:  Lisbon Oriente  08:23 >  Pinhal Novo  09:06  >  Faro  11:23
  • RETURN:  Faro  17:56 >  Pinhal Novo  20:40 >  Lisboa Oriente  21:26

Vila Real de Santo António > Faro

  • OUTWARD: Vila Real de Santo António 09:08  >  Faro 10:17
  • RETURN: Faro 17:51  > Vila Real de Santo António 18:55

Lagos > Faro

  • OUTWARD: Lagos 07:46  >  Faro  09:34
  • RETURN: Faro 17:18  >  Lagos  19:10

The Regional trains stop at all stations so you can board at any intermediate station.

  • GruposLC-RG@cp.pt.
  • Telephone (business days from 09:30 to 12:30 and 14:30 to 17:30) - 919 273 772

The tickets can be bought up to 60 days in advance.