Northern Portugal has a lot to explore, especially the Douro Valley, a region of vineyards that stretches out from Porto, where the bucolic horizon of the Doura River and its tributaries create an unforgettable scenario.
This relic of Portugal is home to luxurious hideaways that provide a super romantic atmosphere for a remarkable honeymoon trip.
Discover the natural beauty, the fascinating culture of the region, towns, villages and vineyards – yes, the highlight of the trip is its famous vineyards, wine tasting in the Douro Valley is a must, to know all the activities around the wine from Porto and tasting the precious nectar is a pleasant experience.
There is no shortage of places to visit in a region that integrates three world heritage sites – the Alto Douro Wine Region, the Historic Zone of Porto and the Archaeological Park of Vale do Côa, and two natural parks – the Douro Internacional and Alvão.
The landscape with mountain and plateau areas, valleys and river beaches of rare beauty, the grandeur of its churches, castles and the ancient cellars that produce the famous Port wine are unparalleled moments!
The wine lovers couples will love a romantic dinner on a cruise on the Douro River, with visits to some of the nearby historic wineries, classes with famous winemakers. You will have the opportunity to be a wine producer for a day, participate in the old tradition of stepping on grapes to start production.
Pestana Palácio do Freixo – Pousada & National Monument
In the most original and vibrant city in Portugal. Wonderful 18th century palace, baroque style was designed by the famous architect Nicolau Nasoni. Pestana Freixo Palace belongs to the Leading Hotels of the World group and offers a unique and absolutely memorable experience that combines classic luxury and contemporary comfort.
Located on the bank of the river that gives life to the best wine in the world, the Pestana Palácio do Freixo is located between French style gardens and granite stonework, in a contrasting and balanced way.
Freixo is composed of two buildings: the Palace where they are: restaurants, bars, living and meeting rooms and which is connected to the old “Harmony Mills “, where 87 rooms are located, all superior rooms have stunning views of the river. Freixo Palace is located a 5-minute drive from the historic center.
Six Senses Douro Valley
An old and glamorous 19th century mansion, superbly refurbished. A haven of luxury that offers the best for those who like to enjoy the charms of nature.
Located high on a hill overlooking the vineyards of the Douro valley and the Douro river, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surrounded by a philosophy of creating unforgettable experiences, while remaining concerned with the environment in which it is established, Six Senses Douro Valley combines elegance with the reality and history of the region, featuring a decoration based on natural materials, such as wood and stone.
In the Wine Library, you will find more than 750 vintage labels from the region, chosen by wine specialists and a variety of cheeses to complement the daily tastings. The Vale Abraão restaurant combines 3 environments, including an open kitchen, a wood stove, offering newlyweds gourmet experiences from the region and the delights of international cuisine. An impeccable selection of rooms, suites and villas – a very romantic atmosphere, the decoration based on noble materials, in addition to providing a breathtaking view of the vineyards.
The Hotel also offers a modern spa – with wellness and yoga programs that are available and the Six Senses Spa – features 10 treatment rooms and a variety of therapies, some of which are based on grapes and wine. It has two swimming pools; one inside heated with hydromassage and another pool with infinity edge with water mirror effect in the open air.
To guarantee guests a healthy diet, there is an organic garden of vegetables and herbs. These are just a few of the many features offered to make your honeymoon trip amazing!