Portugal – CP E.P.E.

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 145 million passengers carried per year (2019), 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.


The historic train on the Vouga Line dates back to the first half of the 20th century and traverses the only remaining narrow-gauge Portuguese railway track, on a journey from Aveiro to Macinhata do Vouga and a visit to the historical center of Águeda on the way back.

One-day program, with animation on board by a group of music and traditional songs from the region and proof of the famous pastels of Águeda. Upon arrival at Macinhata do Vouga, visit the Railway Museum with the possibility of tasting or purchasing regional products. Return with a stop and visit the historical center of Águeda, famous for the famous The Umbrella Sky.

The city of Aveiro privileges for easy access from the north, the center and the south, with discounts on trips in Alfa Pendular, Intercity, Regional/InterRegional and Urban of Oporto for the trip in the historical train.

CP Services – an old diesel locomotive plus three carriages from the early years of the 20th century.
When – Saturdays, between July and September

As a celebration of the grape harvest, there is nothing better than 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 tasting some regional delicacies such as the traditional bread and 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 – Further details about the next edition will be given as soon as possible

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 March and October

The Beira Baixa’s Olive oil circuit is a tourist program based on a tradition of the region of Beira Baixa, olive harvesting and the process of olive oil production.

Beginning in Lisbon towards Rodão, from where a lively one-day program takes place, which includes, among other activities, a Boat trip and lunch on board and a visit to Tojeira’s Olive Grove with possible olive picking, depending on the climate conditions.

CP Services – Intercidades
When – Saturdays in November and December

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. From Pocinho there is a choice of three road circuits that include guided tours to museums, monuments and overwhelming landscapes of the region of Trás-os-Montes.

CP Services – Special train
When – Saturdays in March

It is at the beginning of Spring that the cherry blossom conquers the Serra da Gardunha, in an admirable white robe of flowers appealing to the senses.

One-day program, departing from Lisbon towards Fundão, where the tour starts with a guide to Alcongosta, for a visit in a tourist train through the Cherry Trees in Blossom. After free lunch, a visit to Vila de Alpedrinha, a beautiful location, and a tour with a guide for a visit through Castelo Novo Historical Village and a local product tasting. This is one of the 12 Historical Villages of Portugal, a village from the 13th century.

CP Services – Intercidades
When – Saturdays in March and April

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 Castelo Branco at the morning, returning at the end of the day. Reception by the local guide, visit to the Traditional Cheese Factory of Quinta do Pomar and the center of Fundão. Lunch at the restaurant “Dom Vicente”. Shuttle to Aldeia Nova do Cabo to visit the cherry orchards, with the possibility of buying cherries.

CP Services – Intercidades
When – Saturdays between May and June

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. 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 Monday. * except for July and August

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 travel with discounts on Alfa Pendular, Intercidades, Regional and Oporto urban trains.

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

Travel by train along the river Tagus and delight in the natural beauty of the Beira Baixa region. Visit the villages of Penha Garcia and Monsanto and enjoy everything this region has to offer.

One day programme, Lisboa/Castelo Branco and Castelo Branco/Lisboa journey. Arrival at Castelo Branco station with welcome coffee, bus trip to visit the Hotel Boavista restaurant in Termas de Monfortinho. Departure to Penha Garcia and Monsanto to visit the villages.

Snack in the village of Relva (sausages, bread, jam, cheese, ham, wine, juice and water). Return to Castelo Branco station bound for Lisbon.

CP Services – Intercidades
When – Saturdays, between March and November

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

Enjoy the scenery of the Beira Baixa line along the banks of the Tagus to 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.

Lunch at the ‘Vila Portuguesa’ Restaurant, at Cais de Rodão. After, you can enjoy the ‘Portas de Ródão’ National Natural Monument and see the vast colony of griffins, among other species, conhal do arneiro, fishermen island and the virtues fountain.

At the end, visit Vila Velha de Ródão archaeology museum and the Varas de Rodão Mill or/and the CIAR (Interpretation Centre of Rock Art of Vale do Tejo and Museum of Archeology).

CP Services – Intercidades
When – every day all year round

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.


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

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 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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