Rail Holidays in Portugal

O ne of Britain’s oldest allies, Portugal is a delightful country to explore by train. The capital, Lisbon, is situated dramatically along the banks of the River Tagus and has a wealth of history and culture. In the north of the country, Porto is a vibrant port-city on the River Douro and a gateway to the wine and port producing Douro Valley. If you want to venture further south, the sun-drenched Algarve has beaches, cliffs and golf courses.

Itineraries in Portugal

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7 Days
  • San Sebastian
  • Lisbon
Travel to Portugal by train from the UK, stopping off at the city of San Sebastian with its sweeping urban beaches and Michelin-starred restaurants before catching a sleeper train to Portugal and enjoying three days in historic Lisbon.
From £599
14 Days
  • Bordeaux
  • Lisbon
  • Porto
  • Coimbra
  • Faro
Take in the best of Portugal on this sun-drenched holiday, starting out from London and travelling via Bordeaux to vibrant capital Lisbon, pretty Porto, historic Coimbra and Faro, the gateway to the Algarve.
From £1,199
12 Days
  • San Sebastian
  • Santiago de Compostela
  • Vigo
  • Porto
  • Pinhao
  • Salamanca
  • Girona
Enjoy a stunning holiday taking in the beautiful Spanish region of Galicia and the verdant landscapes of the Douro Valley in Portugal. This suggested itinerary includes stops in San Sebastian, the pilgrim city of Santiago de Compostela, Vigo, lovely Porto, Pinhão in the Douro Valley and historic Salamanca.
From £1,549

Suggested Day Trips in Portugal

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Lisbon Hop-on Hop-off 24-hour bus tickets

The sights of Lisbon are fairly spread out so unlimited journeys on a hop-on hop-off bus is a good option here if your time is limited.

from £85 per person
Duoro Valley Tour

This full day tour from Porto includes wine, port and olive oil tasting, a traditional Portuguese lunch and a cruise along the Douro River in a Rabelo boat.

from £85 per person
Half Day Tour from Coimbra to Aveiro

Enjoy a day trip to the 'Venice of Portugal' with its colourful buildings and canals. Your tour includes a criuse by traditional Moliceiro boat and a visit to Vagueira beach and lighthouse.

from £50 per person
Algarve Foodie Tour from Faro

Allow a local guide to show you all the highlights of Faro including the best of local food and wine. You'll be treated to treats from the local market as well as a traditional lunch with wine pairings.

from £45 per person

Blogs About Portugal

8 Jun, 2020
Enjoying a meal on board a train around Europe is one of the pleasures of travelling by rail.  Many trains around Europe have excellent catering facilities and are a wonderful way to pass the time while taking in the scenery as you move from one city to the next.