Tag Archives Porto

Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

by Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Marlene Andrade is the Guest Experience Manager at Portugal's Six Senses Douro Valley, a UNESCO-world-heritage-listed wine region which is also the oldest, demarcated wine region in the world. The luxury resort is a 75-minute drive from Oporto international airport and a leisurely four-hour drive from Lisbon, the capital. The resort is housed within a renovated, 19th-Century manor house, set high on ...

Portugal Part II

by Wednesday, December 28, 2016

If you missed part one, click here to read. Next on the list of Portugal’s must-see places was Óbidos, the epitome of a relaxed, easy going village. When Queen Isabel passed through Óbidos in 1282 and marvelled at its beauty, her husband King Denis I simply gave the entire town to her. For many centuries after, kings ...


by Thursday, March 24, 2016

Portugal is a small coastal nation in Europe’s south-west. Its western border is 1793 kilometres of the North Atlantic Ocean and to its north and east shares a border with Spain. It is a wonderfully diverse little country with lush green valleys and high mountains ranges, balmy beaches and olive groves and cork plantations all adding ...