Deep in the Douro Valley, vineyards form geometric patterns that turn the countryside into a work of art. In this long-arid landscape, the inhabitants chose to devote their lives to wine. The quintas – the term for the region’s wine estates – rise above the river on all sides, reached by breathtaking winding roads. Moving inland from the Atlantic coast, from Porto to Sabrosa, experience the intense emotions felt in exploring this region, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2001.
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Hotel and restaurant in town. Sit back on the terrace of your room and admire the panoramic view: beneath your eyes, Porto, a Unesco World Heritage site, and the sinuous curves of the Douro river. The Yeatman, located in the heart of Vila Nova de Gaia–the historical headquarters of the Port wine houses–owes its name to a family of British traders who are still active: this legacy is told through the décor of the rooms and a great collection of Portuguese wines. The chef showcases contemporary gastronomy, with food and wine pairing an important part of the dining experience. The final touch is the choice of treatments available at The Yeatman Wine Spa–an oasis of harmony and well-being. ... Learn moreless
Founded more than four centuries ago, Taylor's just renovated its 300-year-old cellars, adding a modern, innovative tour exploring its history. You can explore the cellars and go back in time to relive the glorious Golden Age of port. You'll travel through the Douro Valley while learning about the history...Read More less
Behind its neo-Gothic facade, this superb bookshop is a sheer delight. Lello opened in 1906 at 144 Rua das Carmelitas in the university district, and has been ranked as one of the top three most beautiful bookshops in the world by the British newspaper The Guardian. After leafing though a few volumes,...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in town. The lemon-yellow facade of the Casa da Calçada hints at the sunny stay that awaits at this hotel. Situated in the heart of the town of Amarante, between the bustle of Porto and the sun-dappled countryside of the Douro Valley, both less than an hour away, this building dating back to the 16th century, with its golden baroque interiors, is a favourite with those who love beauty, golf, great wine and gastronomy. Nearby you find a splendid 18-hole golf course. The hotel also produces “Vinho Verde” wines, and on-site activities include a tour of the region’s best wine “quintas” that will ensure that you never forget the differences between Tawny, Ruby, White or Vintage Port. ... Learn moreless
The town of Amarante, on the banks of the Tâmega River, initially attracts visitors with its charming atmosphere and striking 17th-century houses with brightly colored wooden balconies. But on the first weekend in June, the entire region gathers along Amarante’s cobbled streets for a festival of music...Read More less
The Mateus Palace, with its early-18th-century Baroque architecture, is considered one of the most beautiful residences in northern Portugal. Though the same family has called it home since it was built, it is open to visitors. Inside are a wooden ceiling, bookcases, period ceramics, and paintings by...Read More less
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Hotel and restaurant in a vineyard. Nestled in the heart of the Alto Douro wine region, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this intimate and deliciously bucolic hotel boasts breathtaking views of the Douro River and the surrounding hills of terraced vineyards. With over 120 hectares of land, Quinta Nova is also a renowned producer of succulent Port and Douro wines. Carefully restored, its charming 18th-century building hosts eleven luxurious rooms with clean, elegant lines. Evoking the feel of a large family home, its quite and enchanting setting is perfect for tasting the joyous simplicity of Portuguese living. In the kitchen, chef André Carvalho honours local products as he revisits the region’s traditional cuisine with finesse and nobility, while also matching his creations with exquisite wines. ... Learn moreless
This immense Art Deco building dating from 1944 is the administrative headquarters of the Douro Region's Winegrowers Association. Take time to admire the five immense chandeliers and the magnificent stained-glass windows by modern artist Lino Antonio telling the story of the winemaking process. Peso...Read More less
Though the small town of Lamego is known for producing an excellent sparkling wine, raposeira (rather than port), it is most famous for its majestic, ornate double staircase. People come from far and wide to admire the structure’s azulejo frescoes and catch their breath on the broad landings as they...Read More less
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To give you inspiration, Relais & Châteaux presents the Routes du Bonheur: Suggestions for travel itineraries that you can fully personalise according to your wishes and the experiences you would like to discover. Our consultants are available to help customise your route and assist you in making reservations at our properties. It is up to you to reserve any recommended activities on-site or nearby that might interest you.