LAMEGO, Portugal – February 20, 2017 – Imagine turning back the clock to a more relaxed era in which to reconnect and rejuvenate while the extraordinary natural beauty of the Douro Valley rolls gently past. Six Senses is extending its inspired take on amazing experiences to offer a small series of exclusive trips on board the crown jewel of Portugal’s railway - the Presidential Train.
The train has a story or two to tell, having hosted royalty and dignitaries for over a century. Magnificently restored in 2010, it has also retained its timeless allure, giving guests the most original way to enjoy art and culture in Porto, seasonal menus, holistic wellness and top-quality wines.
“This is a vintage train with an incredible history. It brings people together, helping them to slow down and appreciate the finest food and wine, while showcasing this magical land,” says Nicolas Yarnell, general manager of Six Senses Douro Valley.
Three-day, all-inclusive experience available in May 2017 includes:
Guests receive a personal welcome at Porto Airport from a private chauffeur who stays throughout the entire journey. Dinner is at Pedro Lemos, Porto’s newest Michelin-starred restaurant, followed by an overnight stay at the InterContinental Palacio das Cardosas hotel in the historic part of town.
Day two begins with an unforgettable Presidential Train experience, departing from the beautiful São Bento Train Station. This is a three-hour journey back in time to when Douro was virtually self-sufficient and each Quinta produced its own food. The organic, locavore approach to dining inspires a four-course gourmet tasting menu, on the way to Quinta do Vesúvio to taste the region’s finest Ports. After enjoying a slow food way of life while traveling on the Presidential Train, guests will arrive at Six Senses Douro Valley feeling thoroughly refreshed and relaxed.
Day three offers the chance to indulge at Six Senses Spa Douro Valley, and lunch at DOC – Michelin-starred Chef Rui Paula’s spectacular riverside restaurant. From there, the Presidential Train experience heads back to Porto for dinner at O Gaveto, a traditional fish restaurant, followed by an overnight stay at InterContinental Palacio das Cardosas hotel.
Before the final farewell, there’s just enough time to take in a private tour of Serralves Museum, Portugal’s first modern art museum, and Casa da Música, Portugal’s most celebrated concert hall.
Price per person is EUR 5,000 or USD 5,368. For reservation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or +351 915 725 300 or visit www.thepresidentialtrain.com.
About Six Senses Douro Valley
Six Senses Douro Valley’s UNESCO World Heritage setting fronts onto the River Douro as it winds through the world’s oldest demarcated wine region. The estate covers 19 acres with 57 guestrooms, suites and villas. Three restaurants highlight regional produce with a dedicated wine cellar featuring local vintages.
Six Senses Spa comprises 10 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools and a gym. It presents specialty and local therapies and multi-day programs. An outdoor yoga pavilion is ideal for individuals and groups. The sun-kissed valley is at the heart of the region that offers activities and excursions by foot, vehicle or water.
About Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas operates 11 resorts and 29 spas in 20 countries under the brand names Six Senses, Evason and Six Senses Spas. Aggressive development plans will triple the portfolio over the next five years with resort, hotel and spa openings underway in Austria, Bhutan, Cambodia, China, Egypt, Fiji, France, India, Indonesia, Italy, Nicaragua, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and United States.
Six Senses operates resorts in far-flung locations of incredible natural beauty known for their distinctive and diverse design personalities. Each of the nine properties is supported by a leadership commitment to community, sustainability, wellness and design. Six Senses hotels which share the same vision and values found at their award-winning resorts will premiere in urban locations in 2019.
Six Senses Spas offers a wide range of holistic wellness, rejuvenation and beauty treatments administered under the guidance of expert therapists. Six Senses Spas are located in all Six Senses and Evason resorts; 18 additional standalone spas are located in prestigious hotels and resorts as well as the premier class lounges of two major airports.
Evason introduces a collection of two unique resorts that follow the Six Senses philosophy of uncompromised responsibility to sustainability and to the community. Family friendly, these properties also provide a strong value focus while offering a vast array of guest services and personal attention.
For further information, please contact:
Joana van Zeller
Public Relations Manager
Six Senses Douro Valley
T +351 254 660 600
M +351 913 780 330
Benjawan Sudhikam (Ms.)
Director of Public Relations & Communications Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas
T +66 2 631 9781
M +66 8 181 38234