This incredible villa sits right outside the popular Douro Valley, and you’ll often find it featured in medieval recreations. The house is believed to have originated from the 16th century, and it is joined by a 17th-century chapel. Here you’ll find authentic tiles, panels, and plenty of architecture that gives you the feeling of stepping into a different world. If quiet and peace are what you seek, then you’ll want to add this trip to your itinerary. Take in the sights of vine terraces, villages, and century-old traditions that take you for a journey back in time. On the property, you’ll enjoy gardens, swimming pools, and bike riding.
When in Douro, you have to sample some of the finest wines produced in this region. Make sure you’ve brought a bottle of port back home to remind you of the holiday.
There is no better way to explore the beautiful region of Douro than by boat, on a river cruise. Taste delectable dishes, sample port, and enjoy the view as the aquamarine river gives way to steep hill terraces.
Make the best of hiking and culture by visiting the Coa Valley for its rock art, dating back to ancient times.