Nature, Wine & Yoga Retreat in Douro Valley, Portugal

  • Rua de Cabanas, Penha Longa, Porto, Portugal
  • May 16 - 21, 2020 (6 days)

Event Highlights

  • Daily guided meditations
  • Daily yoga sessions (max 13 participants)
  • Private wine and olive oil tastings and vineyard tour
  • Delicious, authentic Portuguese meals (gluten-free, vegetarian available)
  • 5 nights accommodations at a luxurious private villa
  • Portuguese cooking class
  • Boat ride on Douro River
  • Historic train ride

About This Event

Connect with like-minded people, nature and find peace in the beautiful wine country of Portugal. Practice yoga overlooking the Douro Valley offering Hatha, Yin, Restorative, and Yoga Nidra styles. Free time to enjoy all the amenities of your luxury accommodations, including a heated indoor pool, outdoor pool, sauna, steam room, fitness center, stunning vistas, and the Douro river, walking distance from the property. Optional daily meditations include guided visualizations, walking meditation, and even a wine meditation! Through yoga, mindfulness, and journaling, group members will set an intention for areas of their lives they wish to revitalize and transform.

What's Included

  • Nature hike along Douro River
  • Guided meditations, including walking, vipassana, visualizations, and wine meditation!
  • Private wine tour, and wine tasting
  • Boat ride on Douro River
  • Historic train ride to Pinhao
  • Special lunch with wine pairing in Pinhao
  • Portuguese cooking class
  • Biking around the Douro valley
  • Authentic Portuguese breakfast, lunch, and dinner served daily

What's Not Included

Airfare,
Airport transfer (available for surcharge)
Travel insurance
2 meals on free day

Venue Highlights

This private villa boasts stunning views of the Douro River and surrounding valley. Peaceful, remote, with modern amenities. It is 50 minutes away from Porto, a charming old-world city, lined with cobblestone streets, beautiful plazas, port lodges, and historic architecture lined with colorful tiles or “azulejos.” Also about 50 minutes from Peso de Regua, a town known for its Port wines, wine tours, historic train, and beautiful country vistas and Guimaraes a historic town known for the medieval castle of Guimaraes with Gothic architecture.

Accommodations

Private villa in Penha Longa, Douro, Portugal surrounded by Douro River, near hiking trails, vineyards. Eight bedrooms, 8.5 bathrooms with heated indoor pool, outdoor pool, stunning vistas of the Douro River and surrounding valley. Peaceful, remote with modern amenities. Knowledgeable guide to assist in booking optional excursions on a free day.

Amenities

  • A/C in Rooms
  • Free Wifi
  • Sauna
  • Pool
  • Towels
  • Free Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Tour Assistance
  • Coffee/Tea
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center
  • House Keeping
  • Bicycles

Menu Types

  • Vegetarian
  • Pescetarian
  • Gluten Free
  • Dairy Free

Menu/Cuisine

Breakfast includes a variety of fresh-baked bread, pastries such as Pao de Lo, butter, jam, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, cereal, fresh fruits, nuts, coffee, tea, milk, orange juice.

Lunches and dinners at the villa are generally served hot including a soup or salad, typical Portuguese entree, dessert, and coffee or tea. An example of a typical meal would be Caldo Verde soup (made with kale, potato, and Chorizo sausage), bacalhau assado (salted cod with roasted potatoes in olive oil, salad, pasteis de nata (a custard tarte) served with coffee or tea. Lunch and dinner entrees may vary and vegetarian, gluten-free, dairy-free and Pescatarian meal options can be prepared with advance notice.

Directions

The closest airport is the Porto airport (Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport) which is about 50min to 1 hr drive or taxi ride from the airport to the villa. There is an airport shuttle available that you can schedule to pick you up at the airport. If you decide to rent a car, please be advised that there are rental cars that are automatic in stock, and you are advised to rent a GPS navigation system.

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Nature, Wine & Yoga Retreat in Douro Valley, Portugal

  • May 16, 2020 - May 21, 2020 (6 days)

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