Eat: Indulge in authentic, locally sourced cuisine as you enjoy picturesque pool and patio views of the Douro Valley in a relaxed setting while sipping on Quinta Da Marka’s very own wine selections
Sleep: A beautiful boutique hotel perched high in the hills of one of Portugal’s celebrated wine regions, Six Senses Douro Valley is a renovated 19th-century manor house set amid glorious gardens, surrounded by woodlands and offering panoramic views of the vineyards.
Play: When you’ve exhausted the view of Douro Valley from above, change your perspective with a boat cruise through the Valley, where historically, Port wine was floated down the river to be cellared in the city of Porto.
Do: Harvest season brings much excitement to the Valley! Head out to the country and get to work this fall handpicking and stomping grapes from one of the many exquisite vineyards in the area.
Eat: Porto is at the forefront of giving traditional eats a modern twist and the city’s seaside cuisine only accentuates its unique transcendence. In Portugal’s food capital satisfy your seafood craving with renowned chef Rui Paula’s eight-course meal at DOP or grab a francesinha to eat all your courses at once, combined in a mouthwatering sandwich!
Sleep: Situated just outside of the city, head to Hotel Yeatman for unbeatable views of Porto and the ultimate tranquil experience on the river. If you’re craving some action, look no further than the boutique Maison Particulière for a polished hotel in perfect proximity to the city. Either way, Porto is a must-see.
Play: Mosey your way to Cais da Ribiera, Porto’s electric riverside, to get the full Portuguese experience among locals and tourists alike.
Shop/Do: Whatever local Portuguese products your heart desires, find it at Almada 13. The perfect one-stop-shop houses five stores selling clothing, art, home décor, fashion products and more.
Eat: Lisbon’s foodie scene is one of the most exciting in all of Europe thanks to restaurants like Taberna Moderna. Situated in the heart of Lisbon, this hotspot exudes chic, modern vibes with a distinctive menu and a selection of over 80 delectable gin cocktails. Cheers
Sleep: With Lisbon being the capital of Portugal, the accommodation options are endless. Take a trip back in time and live like royalty in the alluring old city Alfama district, at the 500-year-old Palacio Belmonte, the former residence of a Portuguese noble family.
Play: Grab a bite on the go at Lisbon’s Time Out Market or stay and play with the Time Out Academy Kitchen skills course. Learn all the basics and latest culinary techniques to bring a little slice of Lisbon home to your kitchen.
Shop/Do: LX Factory — an unexpectedly magnificent spot has everything from fascinating book stores, to unique art installations down alleyways and even an irresistible Indian fabric shop. Grab a fresh juice from the tiki hut on your way out for a satisfyingly sweet end to a perfect trip to Portugal!