Douro Valley by helicopter
Six Senses Douro Valley
Douro Valley, Portugal
based on 7 nights
per person for 7 nights, based on 2 people sharing a River Room, on a bed and breakfast basis, including return airport transfers.
At a Glance
With its own forest trails, an organic garden of vegetables for guests to wander and enjoy and pathways through the vineyards, the estate’s grounds are arguably what makes the hotel truly unique
The daily activity schedule is extensive and naturally includes wine tasting. There are also cooking classes, paddle boarding, kayaking, and even tree climbing (when did you last climb a tree?). Get involved or simply lounge by the pool and order another cocktail
This being a Six Senses, the spa is standout and includes yogic detox and sleep programmes
Michelin starred chef Rui Paula has a restaurant, DOC, a short drive away which sits right on the river
Despite being set around a manor house, rooms are contemporary and boast exceptional bathrooms. There’s a broad range of room types, some with terraces. Opt for the Quinta Panorama Suite with its incredible views of the river
Best time to Visit
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Porto and the Douro Valley can be visited year-round, however the best times to travel are spring, early summer and autumn. During these times the weather is pleasant, however in July and August temperatures can reach up to 45°C. In the winter, temperatures drop and it can be rainy, particularly in November, December and January.
Call us on 020 3993 8025 to start planning your holiday to Six Senses Douro Valley
Set in a 19th century manor house, Six Senses Douro Valley is arguably the finest hotel in northern Portugal. Commanding an enviable position overlooking the River Douro, the hotel’s grounds and gardens celebrate the produce and flavours of the region.
Six Senses Douro Valley has 60 contemporary rooms and suites, decorated in soothing tones and with luxurious amenities, many offering panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards, the river and 8 hectares of lush green gardens.
From the hotel you can explore this fascinating local area with its vineyards and villages - some of which are home to monasteries from the 12th century - take a boat trip on the Douro, fly by helicopter over the landscape, try local Portuguese cuisine (including incredible vegetarian options) and taste the fantastic regional wines. Whilst at Six Senses Douro Valley, guests can relax by the outdoor pool, walk in the lush green gardens or be pampered in the beautifully designed spa with natural, organic products. Everything about the hotel and the setting nourishes body and soul.
There are 60 rooms and suites with many panoramic windows offering spectacular views of the river, the vineyards or the surrounding countryside. All rooms and suites have luxurious bathrooms, some with spacious showers and some with bathtubs and are all well equipped with mini-bar, air conditioning, telephone, LCD TV and WiFi.
Families with children 6 years old and over are very welcome to come and stay at Six Senses Douro Valley. There is a variety of activities designed to keep children entertained such as treasure hunts, family kayaking, art and nature workshops, a kids alchemy bar and family yoga.
The Douro Valley is the oldest demarcated wine region in the world and therefore the wine list in the restaurants is quite exceptional. Vale de Abraão is casual, stylish and contemporary serving Mediterranean fusion cuisine on a beautiful terrace overlooking the vineyards. The Dining Room provides fresh, regional dishes with a relaxed atmosphere, while Terroir offers vegetarian fare, making the most of the hotel's organic garden. The Quinta Bar and Lounge boasts magnificent views of the sunset over the Douro River and is the perfect place to relax with tapas and a glass of wine.
The hotel has a fantastic gym and a spa with therapeutic and holistic therapies available. Taking a boat trip along the banks of the Douro on a beautiful sailing boat or on a luxurious vintage boat with private lunch will reveal the magnificence of the landscape. Train trips along the river, helicopter trips through the region and bicycle rental are a great way to explore the region. Horse riding, hiking, canoeing, rafting and golf are also facilitated in the area.
Tracy Stevens (Staff)
Set amid the breathtaking beauty of the Douro Valley, the Six Senses is a polished jewel of a property with all the bells and whistles. Starting with its location overlooking the river, six different dining options, rooms with forever views, a sybaritic spa to satisfy even the most self-indulgent, and a dedication to each guest's wellbeing, this is one of our favorite resorts in Europe.
There's no question that the property, dcor and facilities are superb, but for me, it's the experiences here that make it truly special. Private river cruises with wine tastings on the Douro, seeing 25,000 year old cave art, meandering through monasteries from the 12th century, the monuments and azulejo tiled buildings of nearby Lamego, kayaking, canyoning and rafting, "winemaker for a day" and learning that Port can be delicious make this a really special place I wholeheartedly recommend.
Jules Maury (Staff)
Arriving after a painless hour and a quarter journey on the new motorway through stunning scenery we fell in love with the Ochre hued Six Senses Douro Valley bathed in the golden light of a wonderful sunset. The setting, along with elegant rooms with views to the surrounding vineyards or Douro River, created an instant ambience of peace and tranquillity. Whether you dine in The Dining Room, the Terrace or The Chef's Table in the open kitchen, The Vale de Abraao Restaurant offers three different and very distinct areas to savour the seasonal menus of regional dishes and local wines. We loved the tapas and wines in The Wine Library & Terrace and the cocktails each night at The Quinta Bar and Lounge overlooking the sleepy Douro River bathed in the fiery reds and oranges of the incredible sunsets. A myriad of activities; super outdoor pool with a poolside restaurant and Terroir the vegetarian garden to table restaurant at night; a truly incredible Spa with visionary treatments as well as well loved favourites, this beautiful hotel has something for everyone. Arrive and follow the sleepy mood of the Duoro River and explore the area sampling local delicacies and port of course alongside the huge choice of wines this region has to offer. Everything moves at a slow pace and this is somewhere to really unwind and shut the outside world off for a few days.
Lily Cai (Staff)
The Six Senses Douro Valley is a beautiful gothic castle poised on the edge of the dramatic Douro Valley landscape. Perfect for relaxing, the hotel lies in harmonious natural surroundings covered in vineyards and allows for a real break. Being in the wine region of Porto helps too and you can book a variety of Quinta tours to fill your days or sail down the river at leisure.
Jessica Hayes (Staff)
This hotel has a stunning location, right on the Douro Valley. It is the perfect getaway to explore an almost undiscovered area of Portugal, which is filled with history, culture and great food and wine. The Douro area is famous for Port production and also produces fantastic wines, a great opportunity to go for a wine tasting weekend! The hotel itself is beautifully designed, and has an incredible spa and restaurant. It is a great spot to relax and switch off.
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|Book from||25 April 2021 to 31 October 2022|
01 November 2021 to 31 October 2022
Douro Valley by helicopter
A breathtaking way of seeing the Douro Valley - experience a private helicopter tour to one of the region's most renowned Port houses where you can enjoy a traditional Portuguese lunch and sample wines of the Douro Superior region.
Into Vino Wine Experiences
Spend an afternoon tasting local fine wines and discover the art behind traditional wine production with a selection of guided tours.
Kayaking in the Douro Valley
Glide along the waters of the Douro River and take in the stunning scenery from a unique perspective as you kayak with your expert guide.
Mountain Biking in the Douro Valley
Enjoy a day of mountain biking adventure and explore the many trails of Douro, taking in the surrounding landscape of the valley lead by your expert guide.
Porto's traditions - a foodie walking tour
Discover Porto's delicious specialities as you explore this beautiful city. Visit bakeries, markets and cafes with your private guide, sampling local favourites on the way.
Private boat trip on the Douro
Experience the beauty of the Douro Valley in style - cruise along the river in your very own private boat. Admire the incredible scenery en route and stop for a delicious traditional lunch.
Tour of Lamego
Spend a day exploring the historic town of Lamego and all the awe-inspiring churches and palaces it has to offer. Discover a town full of centuries-old architecture and indulge in traditional coffee and pastry to end your tour in true Portuguese style.
Tour of Taylor's Port Cellar
Considered by most wine authorities to hold the title of greatest port shippers in the world, Taylor's Winery is the ideal place to visit if you have an interest in wine. Learn about the history of Port and of course the process, from picking to bottling.
Traditional Wine Estates Tour in the Douro Valley
Discover the world of wine with a tour of the Douro Valley’s traditional wine estates. Your expert guide will share the secrets behind authentic wine production while you taste a selection of Portuguese vintages.
Walking tour of Porto
Soak up the culture and vibrant atmosphere of Porto as you explore the city on foot with your private guide. Wind your way through Porto's historical centre to admire its picturesque architecture and get under the skin of the city.
Lisbon, Porto & Douro Valley
from £5300 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- Explore the charming neighbourhoods of Portugal's capital, Lisbon
- Taste the world-class wines of the Douro Valley
- Get lost wandering through the colourful streets of charming Porto
Porto & Douro Valley
from £3200 pp inc flights & transfers for 7 nights
- Enjoy exploring the friendly city of Porto, perched on the beautiful Rio Douro
- Six Senses is one of the finest hotels in the Douro Valley with its gourmet restaurant and state-of-the-art spa
- Discover the scenic Douro Valley region with a cruise along the river in a private boat
Location & directions
Douro Valley, Portugal
The Six Senses Douro Valley hotel is located close to Lamego, on the south bank of the Douro River, Portugal.
How to get there
The closest airport to Six Senses Douro Valley is Porto's Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, which is a 70-minute drive away from the hotel.
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