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Best of Porto & The PRESIDENCIAL Train by the Wonders of Douro Valley

Embark on an unforgettable journey through the enchanting city of Porto, where iconic experiences await at every turn. Elevate your adventure aboard the luxurious PRESIDENCIAL train, your exclusive ticket to the best Douro Valley has to offer.

Mainland Portugal
Porto and Douro
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Why choose this experience

Discover the best and most iconic experiences that the beautiful city of Porto offers and embark on an exclusive journey aboard the exquisite PRESIDENTIAL train. Be dazzled by the breathtaking landscapes of the Douro Valley, while enjoying an incomparable gastronomic experience provided by Chef Chakall.


During your stay, you'll be accommodated in comfortable 4-star hotels and have the opportunity to experience a sublime dinner in one of the city's best Michelin-starred restaurants.


Porto is Portugal's second largest city, known as the "Invicta City" because it was never conquered by invaders. Located by the River Douro, Porto was voted "Best European Destination 2017".


The city's historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The historical value of the Sé Velha, the Igreja de São Francisco and the Torre dos Clérigos combine with contemporary buildings such as the Serralves Museum and the Casa da Música, resulting in a unique and special atmosphere.

What's included

  • 3 Nights at a 4-star hotel in Porto city center.
  • A certified guide in all tours.
  • Breakfast is included.
  • Michelin starred dinner on the 1st day.
  • Included on board the PRESIDENTIAL train:
  •   Gourmet degustation menu by a renowned chef.
  •   Wine harmonization.
  •   Tasting of typical Douro specialties: traditional sweets, cheeses and sausages.
  • All private transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Guided tour of the Port wine cellars with wine tasting.
  • Half day guided tour in Porto
  • 1 cabin seat (in shared cabins of  2, 3, or 6 passengers).
  • Exclusive access to Quinta de Vargelas, including Port Wine tasting and guided visit.

What's not included

  • Expenses related to obtaining products or services not included in the program
  • Expenses of a personal nature
  • Gratuities
  • City taxes
  • Entrance to monuments and museums
  • Travel insurance

Meet the Itinerary

Day 1 - Welcome to Porto!

Day 1 - Welcome to Porto!

When you arrive at Porto airport, a private transfer will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel for check-in.
In the evening, you'll dine at one of Porto's finest Michelin-starred restaurants, where you'll be served a divine meal with wine pairing.
Accommodation: 5-star hotel in Porto

Day 2 - Take a tour of the Douro Valley on the luxurious PRESIDENTIAL train

Day 2 - Take a tour of the Douro Valley on the luxurious PRESIDENTIAL train

In the morning, after breakfast, a transfer will pick you up from your hotel to take you to São Bento station. Experience the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity with a day-long journey aboard the PRESIDENCIAL train, blending the elegance of vintage train travel, the breathtaking landscapes of the Douro Valley, the art of haute cuisine, and the refined taste of exceptional wines. This exclusive voyage, offering limited seating, departs from Porto, takes you to the esteemed Quinta de Vargelas winery, and returns, encapsulating an experience unlike any other.

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Each journey features a menu crafted by Chef Chakall, a celebrated chef, showcasing a meal that highlights the chef's culinary prowess. These exquisite dishes are accompanied by a selection of the Douro region's most prestigious wines, curated to complement each course perfectly. The experience extends beyond the confines of the train, with a stop at the Vargelas winery, inviting guests to explore the vineyards, learn about the wine-making process, and savor the estate's finest wines. On the return journey, enjoy the atmosphere with live music while enjoying typical local delicacies such as cheeses and sausages.

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Here is the plan for the day:

10:40 AM | Departure at the São Bento station 

             Journey on the Presidential Train to Quinta de Vargelas

             A variety of dishes will be served during the trip

02:23 PM | Stop and visit to Quinta de Vargelas with wine tasting

06:07 PM | Departure from Vargelas to Porto

             Savour an exclusive selection of the region's best wines on board

             Tasting of typical Douro specialities, traditional sweets, cheeses and sausages

09:40 PM | Arrival at São Bento Station

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At the end of the tour, a transfer will take you back to your hotel in Porto.

Accommodation: 5-star hotel in Porto.

Day 3 - Explore Porto and enjoy the local gastronomy

Day 3 - Explore Porto and enjoy the local gastronomy

In the morning, after breakfast we will pick you up from your hotel for half-day visit of the city of Porto with an official Tour Guide.
In the historical city center, considered World Heritage by UNESCO, you will have more than enough time to explore Lello Library, where Harry Potter books and movies where inspired. The Gold Church of São Francisco and right next door you'll find Palácio da Bolsa with incredible granite work and magnificent Neo-Arab influences (entrance not included). 
We will continue our tour until we reach the front of the river where you can admire the D. Luis bridge and all of the Port Wine cellars that brought fame and fortune to the city.
While strolling through the city, you will make a few stops at typical establishments to taste some of Porto's best delicacies!
We will finish this tour with a visit to Port Wine Cellars with wine tasting.
Transfer back to your hotel and free time.
Accommodation: 5-star hotel in Porto.

Day 4 - We hope to see you soon!

Day 4 - We hope to see you soon!

After breakfast, you will check out of the hotel and a transfer will take you to Porto Airport to catch your flight back home. We hope you have enjoyed this tour of Portugal and have a great trip back!

Deposits are non-refundable. To get a refund, you must cancel at least 31 days before your experience start time. If you cancel less than 31 days before the start time of the experience, the amount paid will not be refunded. Any changes made less than 31 days before the start time of the experience will not be accepted. Cut-off times are based on the experience's local time. This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If canceled because the minimum has not been met, you will receive a different date/experience or a full refund.

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