This unique tour experience in Portugal combines history, luxury and spas

a barrelled bath tub with candles overlooking Porto city

Portugal has become one of the hottest destinations and this year, visitors can explore the country in a unique way, combining history, luxury and spas (yes, please) through an exciting new tour.

Sagres Vacations, a specialty tourism operator for Portugal and Spain, is offering a special take on one of Europe’s most sought after destinations this September. The program includes wellness visits to spas, the Atlantic, and green hills of the north as well as ground transport, lodging in luxurious local hotels and some meals.

Portugal is renowned for its therapeutic waters, and the country boasts a range of world-class spa destinations with a variety of treatments and experiences. A visit to the spas of Portugal is a relaxing and rejuvenating experience, providing an opportunity to soak in natural hot springs, receive therapeutic massages, and indulge in a range of wellness treatments.

While some elegant spas are from the end of the 19th century, many date to the Roman presence in country. Exploring these ancient spa sites and learning about the history and culture of Roman Portugal is a romantic experience, providing a new understanding of the country’s past. Additionally, the beautiful countryside, stunning coastline, and delicious spa cuisine make Portugal an excellent destination for a romantic getaway.

This curated 9-night itinerary includes hand picked luxury Hotels known for their wellness and World Renown Spa Experiences. Your itinerary includes 3 nights at the Grande Hotel Termas, housed in a 1920s palace on the banks of the Vouga River, Grande Hotel features neoclassical décor and luxurious interiors. The Grande Hotel offers its guests a luxurious and bespoke experience in a natural setting. This historic hotel has been restored to its glory, with old-world charm with modern amenities.  The Spa at Grande Hotel Thermas is a state-of-the-art wellness center located in the heart of the thermal region, this spa offers a wide range of treatments and therapies that use the healing power of the natural thermal waters that are so abundant in the region.  One of the features of the Spa at Grande Hotel Thermas is its hydrotherapy circuit, which takes guests on a journey through a series of thermal water pools, saunas, and showers, designed to stimulate circulation, detoxify the body, and promote overall wellness.

a wooden circular bench overlooking a river in Portugal
Photo Cred | @grandehotelthermas


On the banks of the Douro River, guests will experience 2 nights at the Vinha Boutique Hotel, a member of the Leading Hotel of the World. Vinha Boutique Hotel  is a luxurious property set in the heart of wine country, surrounded by the landscapes of the Douro Valley. This boutique hotel has a modern design and high-end amenities.  The hotel’s elegantly decorated rooms and suites provide a relaxing atmosphere, with stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and countryside. The spa at Vinha Boutique Hotel offers a wide range of wellness and beauty treatments designed to help guests to relax and recharge: from soothing massages and invigorating facials to indulgent body wraps and hydrotherapy treatments.

indoor swimming pool spa at Vinha Boutique Hotel in Portugal
Photo Cred | @vinha_boutiquehotel


Whether you’re looking for hot springs, massages, or other wellness treatments, this limited package is perfect for those seeking a rejuvenating getaway.




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