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£159pp -- Portugal: 5-Star Boutique Break in Wine Country*

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By Annemarie Kropf

"Set in a dramatic gorge" between bustling Porto and the Douro Valley countryside, Amarante is known for its "18th-century bridge over the Tâmega" (The Guardian). Spend three nights at the town's 5-star Relais & Chateaux hotel for £159 per person with this offer from Luxury Holiday Collection, saving up to 22% on competitors' rates.  

What's included
Return flights from London Gatwick or London Stansted, with hand luggage and three nights in an Executive Room at Relais & Chateaux Casa de Calçada with daily breakfast.

When
Select dates from 3 November-12 December. It's an extra £40 per person to stay from 16 September-31 October. See Luxury Holiday Collection's website for all dates and airports.

Hotel details
The boutique hotel is between Porto (Portugal's second city) and the remote Douro Valley, where port wine is produced. The 16th-century manor house has a spa, a bar overlooking the Casa da Calçada vineyards and two swimming pools with views of the River Tâmega. There's also free Wi-Fi. 97% of the hotel's TripAdvisor reviews are Excellent or Very good.

About the area
You can hire a bike from the hotel to explore Amarante and the surrounding gardens and farm. In Porto, you can wander the cobbled streets in the city centre, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. And don't miss a trip to the Alto Douro wine region, where grapes are still crushed by foot.

Other options

  • It's an extra £90 per person to stay in July
  • You can stay four, five or seven nights from £199 per person
  • Add a wine-tasting tour, which includes transfers and a bottle of wine, for £30 per person 

Transfers & baggage
Return transfers can be added for £49 per person. Hand luggage is included, but checked baggage can be added for £40 per person, return.

This deal can be secured with a low deposit of £99 per person.

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*Terms/Conditions:
Restrictions may apply, subject to availability. Price based on two sharing; a single supplement applies. A 2% fee applies for payments made by credit card and AMEX. Luxury Holiday Collection is part of Fleetway Travel. Cancellation fees apply on a sliding scale -- see http://www.fleetwaytravel.com/tandc.pdf. This offer is non-changeable and non-refundable. ATOL protected. This is a special offer and is based on specific flight times, dates, airlines and airports. Some flights may depart very early in the morning or late at night. Check flight times before you book. Other flight dates and times, or flights from other airports, may be available at an additional cost. Fleetway Travel's full terms and conditions apply. Fleetway Travel is solely responsible for all customer service in connection with your purchase; Travelzoo has no liability for such service. If you experience any difficulties booking the dates and the prices listed above, please report it to our Customer Service Team at support_uk@travelzoo.com.

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