The Presidential : Details

The Presidential

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Each guest has access to the Bar on board with Live music, access to the tea lounge, exclusive gift bag and a Collection book autographed by the Chef.

  • Please advise us of any allergies or dietary requirements no later than 72 hours prior to your booking. Please be
    aware that due to limited conditions on board the Presidential Train, we cannot guarantee that we will always
    have available alternatives.
  • The Presidential Train, as a historical piece, does not offer the standard safety and comfort conditions – such as air conditioning or electricity.We ask our passengers to respect the train and all its history and priceless value.
  • The trip is dependent on a minimum number of participants, we reserve the right to cancel the trip if the number of participants reached is less than the minimum. In these cases, the customer will be informed in writing, with a 10-day notice, of the cancellation.

Rail only:
9-hour rail journey with lunch served onboard. Click here for a list of inclusions.

2 day pack:
This is an exclusive experience designed specifically for those who wish to extend their stay at Douro and are looking for a tailor-made journey, taking in the best kept secrets of the region. Other than the rail journey, the program can be catered to meet your needs and interests. Click here for a list of inclusions.

3 day pack:
This is the Ultimate luxury package, perfect for guests travelling from abroad. In a 3 day all-inclusive experience, a private chauffeur will remain at your disposal for hte duration of your visit. You will be hosted on private tours of "Serralves", the country's premier modern art museum, and “Casa da Música”, Portugal’s most celebrated concert hall.  You are then awaited at  Oporto’s newest Michelin stared restaurant, Pedro Lemos, after which you will be hosted at the splendid five star Intercontinental Palácio das Cardosas Hotel, located in the historic city center.

The second day begins in the Porto Sao Bento station, where your unforgettable Presidential experience begins with a magnificent Michelin class meal aboard the Presidential Train, bound for the exclusive Quinta do Vesúvio, where you will enjoy a Port tasting. Your day comes to an end at  the premier luxury hotel in Douro, the Six Senses Douro Valley.

You may relax the following morning in the award winning spa, enjoying lunch at DOC- Chef Rui Paula’s spectacular modern riverside restaurant. After returning to Porto aboard "The Presidential", you will once again be greeted at the Intercontinental Hotel, saying farewell to the wonderful city with a classic dinner at "O Gaveto", Oporto’s finest traditional restaurant. Click here for a list of inclusions.

A very special train

The Presidential Train serves as a time capsule, allowing you to travel through history. When you hear its distinct sound approaching, behold its glorious exterior, and step aboard its lavishly furnished carriages, you feel like royalty. Rescued from the past, the Presidential Train is moving again. Each guest is accommodated in a travel seat -in compartments of 6, 3 or 2. Overnight stays are in hotels and not on board the train. 

The Best Chefs in the World

The proud kitchen and room service teams are comprised of a selection of professionals in the field, who have the privilege and responsibility of serving this unique meal. The beautiful kitchen of yesteryear has given way to a new space, specially designed for this train and for these complex missions. The current equipment has the signature of Kuppersbusch. The dishes are Vista Alegre and the glasses are Riedel. Up to the occassion! Chefs 2020 to be announced soon.

Amazing places

Once a game-changing mode of transportation, trains give us fresh perspectives, exposing a place completely unbeknownst to us. Trains are the key to discovering Portugal in a fully unique way, and the country’s depths are filled with endless little treasures, waiting to be found.