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Portugal CP

The CP E.P.E. is a state-owned business entity owned 100% by the Portuguese government. As an active player in society, CP assumes the responsibility for contributing towards the economic development and social cohesion of the country and its inhabitants through a proper performance of its commercial activity. With more than 112 million passengers carried per year (2015), CP is one of the most representative Portuguese companies and the country’s largest land transport operator. Because of the new economic and legal context, CP underwent a profound change in adapting towards the market. It has invested in partnerships that add value to its services for the customer and strengthen its position in the transport sector.

TOURIST-ORIENTED TRAINS

HISTORICAL VILLAGE CIRCUIT
Travel by train along the river Tagus and delight in the natural beauty of the Beira Baixa region. Visit the villages of Idanha-a-Velha and Monsanto and enjoy everything this region has to offer.
One day programme, Lisboa/Ródão and Castelo Branco/Lisboa journey. Arrival at Rodão station with welcome coffee at the Rodão Inn, boat trip to visit the Natural Monument of Portas de Ródão and lunch in the restaurant of the Inn. Departure to Idanha-a-Velha and visit to the historical villages of Idanha and Monsanto.
Snack in the village of Idanha-a-Velha (homemade bread, cheese, chorizo, olives, dry typical cakes, fruit, water and juice). Return to Castelo Branco station bound for Lisbon.

CP Services - Intercidades
When - every Saturday all year round

CONVENT OF CHRIST AND NATIONAL RAILWAY MUSEUM
One-day programme with a visit to the Convent of Christ in Tomar and the National Railway Museum in Entroncamento.
The Convent of Christ, headquarters of the religious and military orders, is one of the largest convents in Europe. Its main cloister is a masterpiece of Renaissance architecture and it offers a wide range of guided tours covering different topics.
The National Railway Museum cares for a legacy of 160 years of history and covers and area of 4.5 hectares with 19 railway lines.

CP Services - Alfa Pendular | Intercidades | Regional e InterRegional | Urban trains
When – every day all year round

RÓDÃO CIRCUIT
Enjoy the scenery of the Beira Baixa line along the banks of the Tagus to Vila Velha de Ródão.
Get ready to go walking or just enjoying some good Portuguese food.
Visit of King Wamba’s castle and to the ’Portas de Ródão view point.
Trip to the schist village of Foz do Cobrão and a stop for lunch. After you can enjoy the gold panning in the river Ocreza and a boat trip on then Tagus passing the Portas de Ródão.
At the end, visit Vila Velha de Ródão archaeology museum and the Herdade da Tojeira olive oil press.

CP Services - Intercidades
When – every day all year round

TOMAR CIRCUIT
A trip to the town of Tomar takes us back to the times of the Knights Templar and their medieval urbanism.
One day programme, leaving Lisbon for Tomar and back. At Tomar you have a guided walking tour of the historical town centre (visit to the Match Museum, pottery, synagogue, church of St. John the Baptist, contemporary art centre and/or chapel of Santa Iria). Stop for a regional lunch. Trip on the Tomar road train with a visit to Pegões aqueduct, the Templars’ Castle and the Convent of Christ. Free time to wander round the town.

CP Services - Regional and InterRegional
When – runs every day except Monday

RIA FORMOSA CIRCUIT
The Ria Formosa circuit begins at Lisbon or Pinhal Novo.
Adventure along trails that are as stunning as they are filled with history. Smell the sea breeze and enjoy the sand dunes, marshes, salt pans and streams.
Welcome reception at Faro station, followed by a walking tour of the historical centre of Faro. Visit to Faro Municipal Museum, Town Arch, Town hall, outside of the cathedral and episcopal palace. Trip on the road train round Faro (only for departures from Lagos/Vila Real de Santo António). Break for lunch (not included in the programme) followed by a traditional boat trip through the Ria Formosa channels lasting two hours.

CP Services - Alfa Pendular | Intercidades | Regional and InterRegional
When – runs all year round except for July and August

ALMOND BLOSSOM CIRCUIT
This magnificent journey crosses the huge Douro region, up to Pocinho, where the green backdrop is speckled with the almond trees in bloom, on a circuit back through time and local traditions.
Special trains from Oporto Campanhã to Pocinho and back with a choice of three road trips.

CP Services - Special train
When - Saturdays in March.

FUNDÃO CHERRY CIRCUIT
At the foot of the imposing Gardunha hills, Fundão has the perfect conditions for growing cherries and we can take you to visit the orchards in fruit and the charming historical villages in the region.
One-day programme, leaving Lisbon for Ródão at the morning, returning at the end of the day. Reception by the local guide, visit to the Fundão Milling Museum and the town centre. Lunch at the Estalagem da Neve restaurant. Shuttle to Aldeia Nova do Cabo to visit the cherry orchards, with the possibility of buying cherries. Trip to the historical village of Castelo Novo.

CP Services - Intercidades
When - Saturdays in June.

DOURO HISTORICAL TRAIN
Riding on the historical train is like travelling back in time.
The route runs along the bank of the river Douro, with a 1925 steam engine and 5 historical carriages being hauled by Steam Engine 0186, which was built in 1925 by Henschel & Son and that run between Régua and Tua, on a unique trip back into the past through beautiful landscape that is classified by UNESCO as World Heritage.
One-day programme leaving Régua (and returning) with a stop at Pinhão, and then on to Tua and back. On-board entertainment with regional singers and musicians and a toast with a glass of Porto Ferreira. You can also try the Régua candies, a tradition for everyone who comes to this part of Portugal.
You can buy just the historical train trip, or you can opt to buy a Combined Package, which includes a return trip from anywhere in the country on Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regional and Oporto urban trains.

CP Services – steam engine + 5 historical carriages
When - between June and October.

GRAPE HARVEST FESTIVAL
As a celebration of the grape harvest, there is nothing better that to learn all about the tradition and take part in wine-making in the. You are guaranteed to have a good harvest, lots of fun and festivities on a stunning journey between Oporto and Pinhão.
One-day programme travelling on a special train between Oporto Campanhã/ Pinhão and Régua/Oporto Campanhã.
Arrival at Pinhão Station, transfer by bus to Quinta da Avessada, with popular music and Moscatel (Muscat) tasting and some delicacies such as the traditional meat cake.
If you want to participate in the grape harvest, buckets and scissors will be provided and you will be given a brief summary about the grapes, the region’s history and some traditions related to the harvest.
Then you’ll have a regional lunch. In the afternoon visit to the cellars and early grape treading (“lagarada”), with the entertainment of traditional Douro singers followed by liqueur tasting in the Enoteca space.
At the end of the day, return to Régua Station where you will have the special train to Oporto Campanhã.

CP Services - Special train
When - September.

TAGUS FISHERMEN´S CIRCUIT
Come on a river cruise and discover the long-lost arts of river fishing and the beauty of this forgotten part of Ribatejo. Enjoy the surprising scenery, unique vegetation, amazing horses, white cranes, sea birds, water hens kingfishers and osprey.
One-day programme between Lisbon Oriente station or Tomar/Reguengo and back. Arrival at Reguengo station, transfer to Valada do Ribatejo, to catch the boat.
Boat trip on the Tagus – bird watching on the river, Ilha das Garças (crane island), Barreira das Andorinhas (Swallow reef) and watching of kites, ospreys, bee-eaters and other species.
A glass of local wine. Disembark and a guided visit to the village of Escaroupim and the Fishermen’s Museum.
Stop for lunch (not included) at "Escaroupim" restaurant or a picnic at the Valada do Ribatejo picnic site. Board to return to Valada and a transfer back to Reguengo station.

CP Services - Regional and InterRegional
When - daily between 1 March and 31 October.

DISCOVER BRAGA
All-in programmes with train, guide and transfers.
Come and discover the city of the archbishops and all its cultural and environmental wealth on an all-in programme with Oporto urban train journey, guides and transfers. You can travel from any Oporto urban train station and back.
8 km circuit
Visit the main points of interest, Porta Nova Arch, Braga cathedral, old city hall, Bom Jesus do Monte church, Bom Jesus do Monte steps, Bom Jesus park, Sameiro sanctuary, among others. Tour of the town on a public bus (return), go up and down the Bom Jesus do Monte funicular.
4 km circuit
Visit the main points of interest: Roman ruins, Porta Nova Arch, Braga cathedral, old city hall, among others.

CP Services - Oporto urban trains
When - every day all year round.

DISCOVER GUIMARÃES
All-in programmes with train, guide and transfers run every day all year round.
Come and discover Guimarães, where Portugal was born on a programme including an Oporto urban train journey with guide and transfers. The journey can start at any Oporto urban station to Guimarães and then back home again.
6.5 km circuit
Arrival in Guimarães, visit the main points of interest: Castle, Chapel of S. Miguel, Nossa Senhora da Oliveira church, Salado monument, Santos Passos church, Nossa Senhora da Penha sanctuary, among others. Go up and down the cable car to Penha.
4 km circuit
Arrival in Guimarães, visit the main points of interest: Castle, Chapel of S. Miguel, Nossa Senhora da Oliveira church, Salado monument, Santos Passos church, among others.

DISCOVER CASCAIS
Spend a day with us and get to know Lisbon and Cascais a bit better.
With a Train & Bus ticket you can get on and off wherever you like for an entire day.
Begin your trip near the monuments in Belém, then catch a Lisbon urban train along the Cascais line to enjoy the magnificent view of the Tagus estuary, the coast and the Estoril beaches. In Cascais, you can continue your trip on the Scotturb buses out to Cabo da Roca, the most westerly point of mainland Europe or up to Sintra. You can organise your own outing if you prefer.
You can also get a Museum Neighbourhood + Cascais line ticket that includes the train journey and admission to various museums in and around Cascais.

CP Service - Lisbon urban trains
When - every day all year round.

DISCOVER SINTRA
See the best of Lisbon and Sintra in just one day with us.
With a Train & Bus ticket you can get on and off wherever you like for an entire day.
We suggest you begin your trip in down town Lisbon and then catch an urban train from Rossio station up to the old town of Sintra, where you can visit the Sintra National Palace, the Quinta da Regaleira, Pena Palace and the Moors’ castle, among many other interesting monuments and places in the mythical and romantic town of Sintra. Don’t forget to try the local pastries called ’travesseiros’ and ’queijadas’ . You can organise your own outing if you prefer.

Sintra Green Card
Sintra line+ Pena circuit + visit to the main points of interest in Sintra.

All-in-one ticket that includes Sintra line train ticket, the Pena circuit (Scotturb route 434) + visit to the main points of interest in Sintra.

CP Service - Lisbon urban trains
When - every day all year round.

SPECIAL CARDS

PORTUGAL RAIL PASS
The Portugal Rail Pass is an easy way to get to comfortably get to know Portugal from north to south by train.
It gives you unlimited travel for three or seven days in a month as of the date of purchase. It is for people who do not live in Portugal.

CP Services - Alfa Pendular | Intercidades | Regional e InterRegional | Urban trains

TOURIST TRAVELCARD
We have created the Tourist Travelcard thinking about your leisure time.
A Tourist Travelcard gets you 1 to 3 days unlimited travel on the Lisbon urban trains (Sintra/Azambuja, Cascais and Sado lines) and the Oporto urban trains (Aveiro, Braga, Guimarães and Marco lines) and 2 or 3 days in the Algarve line regional trains.

CP Services: Regional and InterRegional | Lisbon urban trains | Oporto urban trains

INTRA_RAIL XCAPE AND XPLORE
INTRA_RAIL offers unlimited travel on consecutive days on Intercidades (2nd class), Regional, InterRegional and urban trains as well as Youth Hostel accommodation with breakfast included. The INTRA_RAIL card can be used by youths aged 12 to 30 inclusive and is valid for 3 (XCape) or 7 days (XPlore).

CP Services - Alfa Pendular | Intercidades | Regional e InterRegional | Urban trains

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