Douro Valley, Portugal

  • Ranked the #8 Best Place to Travel in 2016 by Travel + Leisure.
  • Take a tour of the Archeological Park of Coa Valley and view Paleolithic art.
  • Named one of the most beautiful wine destinations by Wine Enthusiast.
  • Pay a visit to one of many award-winning, family-owned wineries in the region.
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Portugal's Romantic Valley

Despite its proximity to Spain, Portugal has a lively culture and wine tradition that is uniquely its own. With diverse land that ranges from the dry western shore of the Iberian Peninsula to rugged mountains and all the vineyards in between, the Douro Valley is a European landscape for the ages. During your stay at Six Senses, sign up for a wine course or let a resident sommelier guide you through a wine library that brims with local vintages. You can also dine at one of the resort's five on-site restaurants and bars, which feature ingredients from the on-site garden, relax at the beautiful Six Senses Spa or simply wander your historic surroundings.

Quick Facts

  • Airport
    Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO)
  • Languages
    Portuguese, Mirandese
  • Climate
  • Signature Wine
    Port and vinho verde
  • Currency

Fresh Things to Do

Featured Activity

  • Wineries and Wine Tasting

    Best known for its specialty in port and vinho verde varietals, Portugal is a top destination for wine in Europe.

    Wine Library & Terrace. If you don't want to venture away from the resort, look no further than on-site at Six Senses. The Wine Library & Terrace features dozens of local vintages and pairs them with thoughtful tapas.

    Harvest time. In the Douro Valley, September and October are the peak times for grape harvesting. Many wineries offer guests the once-in-a-lifetime chance to stomp the grapes with the locals.

    Quinta de Ervamoira. The average age of the vines at this estate is 30 years at this vineyard, which has specialized in port wines since 1974. After your tasting, be sure to check out the on-site museum. Six Senses can arrange a 45-minute helicopter ride directly to the vineyard.

    Quinta do Crasto. This winery has been family owned for more than a century and is located in the heart of the valley. They produce red, white, rose and fortified wines. Six Senses can arrange a 15-minute helicopter ride to the estate.

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Travel Tips


  • Forecasting Your Douro Valley Vacation

    The mountains and river of Douro Valley help it maintain its own microclimate with distinct seasons. Summer is hot and sunny, spring and fall are ideally mild and winter cools off considerably. Rainfall is sporadic throughout the year but is rarely excessive. This perfect storm of conditions, location and fertile soil help the valley produce its fabulous, world-renowned wines.


Map of Duoro Valley, Portugal

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