Travelling to portugal during a national railroad strike

Post your experiences of travel, especially for the Douro region. Make recommendations for places to stay and visit or ask advice from those that have already been there.
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Travelling to portugal during a national railroad strike

Post by g-man » 19:09 Mon 21 Mar 2011

is this possible? =)
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Re: Travelling to portugal during a national railroad strike

Post by DRT » 19:24 Mon 21 Mar 2011

It is possible to travel anywhere during a railroad stirke provided you walk, run, drive, fly, sail, ride a horse/mule/ox or swim :wink: :lol:
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Re: Travelling to portugal during a national railroad strike

Post by AHB » 09:56 Thu 24 Mar 2011

If you were planning to use the train to get to / from Pinhao or further upriver, you'll find it a bit of a pain - but hire a car or use a taxi. The taxis will likely be very busy.

There's probably a pretty good bus service around the Douro, but I've never used it nor seen anything about it. You'll probably have to ask a local to help out if you plan to travel by bus.

Or change your plans and book yourselves onto one of the Douro cruises. I did one about 18 years ago and it was a brilliant trip.
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Re: Travelling to portugal during a national railroad strike

Post by Deleted_User_1 » 14:40 Sun 27 Mar 2011

Or change your plans and book yourselves onto one of the Douro cruises. I did one about 18 years ago and it was a brilliant trip.[/quote]

Unfortunately due to a dispute between the government and the river authority the Douro is effectively closed...they are arguing over the fees for placing the navigation buoys so the river authority removed them all and therefore the big boats cannot navigate the river...happy days.

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