Few scenarios seem as romantic as snuggling up by the fire with a loved one, or opening a bottle of wine while looking out over the Douro terraces. We are approaching the month of love, however, all times are great times to celebrate the love for our loved ones, so whether you are celebrating Valentine's Day, Galentine's Day, an anniversary, or are just looking for an excuse to spend a weekend away from home, these hotels, wineries, and estates are the ideal settings for your getaway.
Today we bring you 10 options, in which you will find wineries and hotels ranging from the Douro to the Algarve, passing through the warm and welcoming Alentejo.
SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY
Perched on a mountain among the surrounding vines, Six Senses Douro Valley is the first European property of the Six Senses Group and combines elegance with the region's traditional heritage. This beautifully restored 19th-century manor house offers a selection of rooms, suites, and villas, an excellent spa, several dining options, as well as a wine library, and a beautiful outdoor swimming pool.
The hotel’s Vale Abraão Restaurant offers a range of dining options, including a chef’s table where you can enjoy an impressive ten-course meal - generously portioned and beautifully plated - as well as wine pairings. Nicely installed at the chef’s table, you will be able to accompany the entire cooking process under the attentive guidance of the restaurant staff. Everything is presented beautifully and a lot of the products come directly from their organic garden.
HERDADE DA MALHADINHA NOVA, COUNTRY HOUSE & SPA, ALENTEJO
Herdade da Malhadinha Nova, located in Albernoa, Beja, in the heart of the Baixo Alentejo region, is framed within this time capsule that extends for 450 hectares. Far from everything and yet close by, the endless vastness provides privacy, harmony, and security.
Seclusion combined with exclusivity that meets the needs of families, groups of friends, couples, and individuals. Herdade da Malhadinha Nova was the winner of the "International getaway hotel" category in one of the most prestigious international awards, the Condé Nast Traveler 2021 Tourism Awards.
QUINTA NOVA LUXURY WINERY HOUSE, DOURO VALLEY
A perfect combination of winery, restaurant, and lodging, this wine hotel will turn your getaway into the ultimate wine lover's escape. Billed as the first wine hotel in Portugal, Quinta Nova Luxury Winery House offers great views of the river and the estate's vineyards. Born from the rehabilitation of a 19th century-old manor, visitors can take part in a number of wine-themed activities, which combined have earned it the Luxury Hotel & Winery of the Year Award for 2018 by the English-born Luxury Travel Guide, and member of Relais & Châteaux since 2021.
At the in-house restaurant - Terraçu's Winery Restaurant – there's no menu and you will get served whatever the kitchen has cooked, in perfect tune with the property's wines. It serves excellent food in a stunning outdoor setting and we would definitely recommend doing the wine pairing so that you can try their various wines.
INTERCONTINENTAL PALÁCIO DAS CARDOSAS, PORTO
Born from the old Palácio das Cardosas, and located in one of the most central places in the city, right on Avenida dos Aliados, in Porto, this promises to be an unforgettable place for a getaway for two. It is ideal for getting lost in the city of Porto and has wonderful views, brunch, and facilities!
VIDAGO PALACE HOTEL, CHAVES
This is a one-of-a-kind, and let's face it, it promises to be a fairytale getaway! Conceived in the last century, during the reign of King Carlos I, the Vidago Palace Hotel was opened for the first time in 1910! Combining luxury and comfort, the hotel is a world apart and offers a range of experiences ranging from golf to wellness and wine tasting. Sublime, elegant, and exquisite.
CONVENTO DO ESPINHEIRO, HISTORIC HOTEL & SPA, ALENTEJO
10 minutes from the center of Évora, one of the most historic cities in Alentejo, Convento do Espinheiro, Historic Hotel & Spa is housed in a renovated 15th-century monastery. Kings, princes, great lords, and court ladies made the convent a center of irradiation and refuge, which makes it an emblematic place. This hotel is of enormous historical value.
CASAS DO CÔRO, DOURO VALLEY
Romantic, demure, and sophisticated, this option, located in the Douro, guarantees a unique experience in possible wonderful houses of Beira architecture, sophisticated and that send us a feeling of comfort, through the mixture of materials, furniture, and decoration that perfectly integrate the old with the modern. The Casas do Côro, are developed by 13 houses, in a total of 29 rooms. Surrounded by nature, the houses seek to value all the endogenous resources of the region. Thus, they have the most diverse activities that allow contact with nature, history, culture, and high human potential. Book now!
QUINTA DO VALLADO, DOURO VALLEY
Quinta do Vallado Wine Hotel is located on the banks of the River Corgo, a tributary of the Douro River. Guests can choose between staying at the historic manor house, built-in 1733 and recently refurbished, or at the newly added slate-tiled new wing. The hotel further provides an array of leisure facilities including a swimming pool and wine tasting sessions.
HERDADE DO SOBROSO COUNTRY HOUSE, ALENTEJO
Herdade do Sobroso is located in the alluring Alentejo and is part of this unique landscape, populated by historical and patrimonial reminiscences, that is now strongly marked by the proximity of the largest artificial lake in Europe, the Alqueva Dam. Inserted in a region known for its rich gastronomy and conventual sweets, the estates have won many prizes for several years in a row in prestigious gastronomy contests.
BAIRRO ALTO HOTEL, LISBON
Considered by many to be one of the best luxury hotels in Lisbon, the Bairro Alto hotel is a pioneer in the concept of Luxury Boutique Hotels in Portugal. Although with a touch of modernity and properly equipped, the rooms at Bairro Alto Hotel reflect the city of Lisbon. Isn't it an incredible getaway for the Metropole lovers?
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3-Day Tour in the Douro Valley
This 3-day tour will give you the freedom to explore the best wine tastings and wineries in the heart of the Douro Valley. In this region, you will find a wide range of wine styles including the famous Port Wine, Muscat, and emblematic reds, whites, and Rosé to taste.
3-Day Lisbon Tour
Considered one of the best travel destinations in Europe, Lisbon is a reborn city with centuries of History, magnificent monuments, ancient and contemporary architecture, welcoming people, a cosmopolitan atmosphere, delicious gastronomy, tasteful wine, and 300 sunny days a year.
3-Day Wine and Cultural Tour in the Vinho Verde Region
In this 3-day tour, you will discover the scenic landscape, the flavors, and the secrets of Vinho Verde and the Vinho Verde Region. This tour will also provide a cultural heritage experience and the discovery of 2 of the most historical Portuguese cities- Guimarães and Braga.
3 Days Wine and Food Tour in the Alentejo Region
This tour was designed thinking about those who wish to become wine connoisseurs of the Alentejo wine and food. In the warm and dry environment of the plains, we will take you on a three-day wine tour where you will visit some of the best Portuguese producers.
3-Days Wine & Food Tour in Bairrada
Bairrada region presents one of the most romantic options that you might choose in Portugal. Its beautiful Palaces and Estates are full of love stories like the one of Pedro and Inês. Besides love, wine, gastronomy, and heritage are some of the main references in this region.
3-Day Wine Tour in Algarve
The Algarve is one of the most emblematic regions in Portugal due to its famous beaches. Also known for the excellent traditional gastronomy of Mediterranean influences and great wine. This tour is an invitation for those who appreciate the good things in life although don’t have much time to discover this beautiful destination. In this short break, we will give you the possibility to visit one of the most famous Wine Estates, the heritage of one of the most important cities from the Algarve, and to enjoy its marvelous landscapes.
2-Days Tour in the Douro Valley
Recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 2001, the Douro is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world, stretching along the axis of the Douro River with an area that occupies more than 40,000 hectares. On this self-driving tour, you will have the opportunity to visit the most renowned Port and Douro wineries "Quintas" and savor the most delicious meals of this stunning Douro.
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