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Set high on a hill in a 19th cen­tury manor house, and over­look­ing the val­ley and the Douro River, Six Senses Douro Val­ley makes for the ul­ti­mate getaway for wine lovers.

Re­lax with a grapein­spired body treat­ment: Try the spa’s Com­plete Grape Re­ju­ve­na­tion, an an­tiox­i­dant-rich body treat­ment that makes use of the re­gion’s iconic fruit. The 90-minute treat­ment in­cludes dry skin brush­ing, ex­fo­li­a­tion with grape pulp and grape-seed oil, fol­lowed by a vine­yard soak wrap and a scalp mas­sage.

Sip on your favourite vin­tage: Be­fore din­ner, make your way to the re­sort’s Wine Li­brary & Ter­race, which serves a se­lec­tion of tapas and sommelier-picked wines.

Meet the wine­mak­ers: Spend some time with the owner of Quinta do Mourao, the es­tate neigh­bour­ing Six Senses Douro Val­ley. His cel­lar stores huge wooden vats of age­ing port wines, some of which are more than a cen­tury old. Let him guide you through an hour-long tast­ing ses­sion, dur­ing which you’ll get to try port wines that have been age­ing for 10, 20, 40, and even 100 years. sixsenses.com

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