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31 October 2015

Escape to Six Senses Douro Valley this winter

In the Douro, at Six Senses Douro Valley the winter is full of charms: a wine glass by the fire; a relaxing Six Senses signature spa treatment after a walk in the forest or a guided wine tasting teaching how to discover the secrets of Douro wines and ports.

The three-night Six Senses Winter Escape includes a pampering visit to Six Senses Spa Douro Valley where both guests will enjoy a 60-minute Six Senses Signature Massage which includes the choice of Detox, Energizer, Deep Tissue or Holistic massage. The expansive Six Senses Spa measures over 2,200 square meters (24,000 square feet) and comprises 10 treatment rooms and heated in-door swimming pool with water jets and Vitality Suite with a steam room, Sauna and Laconium. Other facilities include a well-appointed gym housing the latest exercise equipment, aerial yoga and on-site personal trainers.

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On the first evening of your stay, join our Wine Manager, Hélio Lima, in the Wine Library at 7:00 pm for a journey that will guide you through all the secrets of the Douro wines featuring more than 110 indigenous grape varieties, fabulous whites, reds and Ports and centuries old wineries producing world class wines. Our Chef Paulo Matos has selected local, regional Portuguese cheeses as well as some delicious Portuguese smoked meats and four different wines so that you can taste through all types of wines the Douro region has to offer.

Some fun and quirky activities are also available at Six Senses Douro Valley: Most of us have fond childhood memories of long lazy days spent scaling a tree, then a taller tree, racing our siblings or to pick a ripe red apple from the neighbour’s garden.
Channel your inner child among the soaring stalks of the enchanted forest, in the safety of our tree-climbing specialists! And now that we’re all a little older, take a moment to enjoy the sublime views from the treetops too!

If this is your wish you can also learn the secrets of traditional Portuguese cooking with Chef Paulo Matos, or one of our specialty chefs, in the open restaurant kitchen. Create a menu with our culinary gurus for your course tailored to your tastes and cooking style.

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Start your mornings in earnest at Six Senses Douro Valley and savour the resort’s popular breakfast buffet. The tempting menu includes fresh fruit juices, freshly baked breads, pastries, homemade jams and preserves, fresh natural fruit, dry fruits and seeds, cereals, yogurts, tea station where fresh herbs from our organic garden can be used for your teas, cold meats, cheeses and eggs selection.

This package includes:
Three-night stay in a Quinta Deluxe room for two people
Welcome amenities – a Port wine decanter and fresh fruits from the valley
Daily breakfast
60-minute spa treatment for two people
Wine tasting for two people
Unlimited WiFi
Upgrade subject to availability at time of reservation
Early check in from 12:00 noon and late check-out until 6:00 pm subject to availability any day of the week
Cooking lesson with our chef (price not included in this offer) EUR 120 per person for a minimum of two and a maximum of six people.
Tree climbing (price not included in this offer) EUR 50 per person for a minimum of two and a maximum of four people.
This offer includes a minimum stay of three nights in a Quinta Deluxe room for two people and starts at EUR 1045 from 1st November to 23 December 2015 and is priced at EUR 1075 from 4 January to 31 March 2016.

About Six Senses Douro Valley
Six Senses Douro Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage setting fronts onto the River Douro as it winds through the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. The estate covers 19 acres with 57 guestrooms, suites and villas. Three restaurants highlight regional produce with a dedicated wine cellar featuring local vintages.

Six Senses Spa comprises 10 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and a gym. It presents specialty and local therapies and multi-day programs. An outdoor yoga pavilion is ideal for individuals and groups. The sun-kissed valley is at the heart of the region that offers activities and excursions by foot, vehicle or water.

SixsenseslogoAbout Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas is a hotel and spa management company comprised of 11 resorts and 31 spas under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. Six Senses operates resorts in far-flung locations of incredible natural beauty known for their distinctive and diverse design personalities. Each of the eight properties is supported by a leadership commitment to community, sustainability and wellness.
Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas operates 20 standalone spas in prestigious hotels and resorts as well as located aboard a ship and the premier class lounges of two major airports.
Evason introduces a collection of three unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services and personal attention.

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