In the 2024 state budget, the government decided that students who have completed or are about to complete year 12 will be entitled to free domestic train travel, with CP train travel and accommodation in hostels in the country.
Pre-registration for the program Come and discover Portugal It starts on Tuesday, November 7 with an attractive offer: seven days travel by train and six nights in a youth hostel of your choice. At this time, you need to register at Official website And wait for the news.
The trips have specific dates: those who finish high school in the 2022/2023 academic year will be among the first to discover the country and can do so from January 8, 2024 until January 8, 2025. Students who finish high school in the 2023/2024 academic year will be able to Travel between July 5 of next year and July 4, 2025. Those who will finish the 2024/2025 academic year will be able to travel between July 5, 2025 and July 4, 2026.
The program is a partnership between CP and MovigovimThe company that runs the hostel aims to enable everyone to get to know the country, regardless of economic conditions, and to “encourage mobility and youth tourism,” as stated in the text of the letter. statement. As in previous years, the travel package includes regional, interregional, intercity and metropolitan CP services. Regarding accommodations, Movijovem emphasizes, it is necessary to book at least two nights in each guest house.
Another novelty is the fact that Youth card, which allows free discounts on hostels, flights, movie tickets or music festivals, starting next year. To request this, young people up to age 29 must fill out an online form.
Those who are not entitled to free internal rail service, but also want to get to know the country, can purchase INTRA_RAIL CARD At the CP ticket office it costs 127 euros, if you have a youth card, or 146 for those who do not.
In this case, hostel accommodation prices start from €12 and can reach €22, depending on the city you visit. The offer is valid for all guest houses in the country, except for those in Arrifana, Braga, Setúbal, Serra da Estrela, Melgaço and Viseu, according to location.
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