Sailing through Douro River at Six Senses Douro Valley Portugal

Douro Valley


The Douro Valley is situated in northern Portugal and is home to the country’s second largest city, Porto.
This stunning region is comprised of terraces of vineyards, olive groves and lush greenery cascading down the hillside into the river Douro which stretches from northern Spain to the Atlantic Ocean at Porto.

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Useful information

flight times

2h 30 from London



Time Difference

No time difference – same as UK

visa requirements

Not Applicable for EU Citizens


The Douro has a micro-climate, which massively boosts the quality and style of its wines, and on average, temperatures are higher than in Porto, and rainfall is less. Spring and autumn are the most popular times to go – April-June and September-October.

Expect highs of around 25C from July to September, with very little rain during the summer.  For April, May and October expects highs of around 20C.  Even in December and January you can expect highs of around 15C.

When to travel


Where to stay

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Swimming pool at Six Senses Douro Valley Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley, formerly a 19th century manor house, has been beautifully converted into a contemporary, luxury hotel with a fantastic spa and a...

Quinta Matilde Portugal

An unique, contemporary villa surrounded by 8,000 sq.m of land and all the 4 en-suite double bedrooms as well as the social areas, have been...

Villa from: £4855

Experiences in douro-valley

Spa indoor pool at Six Senses Douro Valley Portugal

Set in the gorgeous countryside of Portugal's famous Douro Valley, Six Senses Douro Valley has a truly amazing spa... The spacious spa at Six Senses Douro Valley is...

Three people practising yoga against the sky at Six Senses Douro Valley Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley offers a full spectrum yoga experience for guests, if they wish. Encompassing the highly regarded Six Senses' holistic approach to wellness, Six Senses...

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