Solares de Portugal...The art of good living ...
Solares de Portugal is a unique concept that was introduced to promote quality tourist accommodation in houses of character and, at the same time, preserve the rich legacy of Portugal’s architectural and cultural heritage. They are not hotels or guesthouses. They are privately-owned stately manor houses (Casas Antigas), elegant country homes (Quintas & Herdades) and rustic farmhouses (Casas Rusticas). Situated in some of Portugal’s most picturesque locations, the Solares nestle within large estates surrounded by beautifully designed gardens, vineyards that produce delicious in-house wines, fruit orchards and woodlands.
Stay in full nature...Aldeias de Portugal...
Aldeias de Portugal is a new form of tourism that allows people to discover rural and mountain areas along with local products and traditional handicraft, right where they are produced. Discover the typical Portuguese villages, and there traditions, gastronomy and way of life, in touch with nature. Aldeias de Portugal are a unique opportunity to discover new routes of natural, historical and architectural interest, where local culture and traditions are still alive.
Casas no Campo...Quality and Tranquility ...
Casas no Campo is an invitation to a peaceful stay in harmony with the rural and natural environment. Independent luxury houses, located in rural areas, combining the tradition and exclusivity with all comfort there are the perfect choice for your family vacations. Where the rustic touch prevails, Casas no Campo are a perfect place for a relaxing vacation enjoying the countryside, is an invitation to a peaceful stay in harmony with the rural and natural environment. Independent luxury houses, located in rural areas, combining the tradition and exclusivity with all comfort there are the perfect choice for your family vacations. Where the rustic touch prevails, Casas no Campo are a perfect place for a relaxing vacation enjoying the countryside.
If you want to learn about the rich and fascinating history of Portugal’s Lima valley while enjoying its natural beauty and produce, try the Lima Valley Giants Route. The ‘giants’ are four local heroes whose achievements have had a significant impact across the globe. They are: Fernão Magalhães, the navigator; Father Himalaya, the inventor; João Álvares Fagundes, the discoverer, and Francisco Pacheco, the saint. Their home towns and villages are dotted around the area between Ponte da Barca, Ponte de Lima, Viana do Castelo and Arcos de Valdevez, which means you get to explore both sides of the River Lima as you delve into the past.
By Dr. Eva Missler in 2012-02-01
Ich habe schon viele Reisen durch Portugal gemacht, aber diese war eine der schönsten. Ich war zehn Tage mit Susanne, einer Freundin aus Studienzeiten, unterwegs. Sie war zweimal in Porto und einmal in der Algarve gewesen und wollte mehr von Portugal kennenlernen. Wir mögen beide Naturlandschaften, Gärten und Architektur - alte Gebäude, die Geschichte erlebt haben, und Modernes. Und wir mögen beide gutes Essen und gute Weine und besondere Unterkünfte. Ich kannte schon einige Häuser der Solares de Portugal und wusste, dass solche Übernachtungen auch Susanne gefallen würden. Es ist wohl die beste Art und Weise, die schönen Seiten dieses Landes kennenzulernen.