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May 2021 be the year to fulfil your travel desires

By We Love Small Hotels | 06 November 2020

In 2021, We Love Small Hotels wishes to help you fulfil the trip that you had planned and did not happen in 2020 or that was probably cancelled. Although times are uncertain, we know that in Portugal you will find the perfect place to make your dream trip, safe and away from the crowds.

Choose a region from North to South, we will help to prepare your tour and give you the ideal suggestions and off-the-beaten track tips. We will share with you our insights about Portugal, the Leading European Destination ranked for the 4th consecutive time by the World Travel Awards.

The regions you will want to visit

North

If you seek for a more sustainable trip, linked to nature and at the same time privileging peace and comfort, our Eco Tour is perfect. Start your journey high up in the North of Portugal and sleep in a treehouse, in the middle of a natural park. Then go down to the Center and Alentejo where you will stay in luxurious eco-boutique hotels, only starting points to discover the region's charms and unique food and wine. Discover our eco-tour here.

Fan of road trips? We have one for you on one of the most beautiful roads in Europe, the National 222 (the Portuguese Route 66) that winds along the bank of the Douro River. This tour is dedicated to the Douro wine region, so take the opportunity to visit the wineries and vineyards, taste the famous wine that is produced here and stay in small boutique hotels that will be your home in the North of Portugal. Discover the scenic routes in the Douro here.

Centre

In the centre of Portugal, there is a region where typical houses made of schist are grouped together forming the schist villages. On this tour, you will be able to visit 7 of these villages, to know their inhabitants, their traditions and even stroll through the forests and mountains, mile by mile, walking. Be part of Portuguese customs while touring these locations. Take the 7 schist villages walking tour.

South

On a more cultural trip, travel to Alto Alentejo to learn about the history of the Sephardic Jewish community in Portugal. The Jewish legacy in this region is incredible and to complement this historic trip, we have chosen a selection of the most charming cities, villages and places, along with small boutique hotels. Learn more about The Jewish heritage in Portugal tour.

Between the Alentejo coast and the wildest Algarve, walk the Costa Vicentina on foot. Connect with nature and watch its wonders along the way. Discover the golden sand beaches, the countryside, talk to the local fishermen and visit ancient villages. Live life more slowly on the Rota Vicentina.

Visit Portugal without having to worry

Find out here what we do at We Love Small Hotels so that you always feel safe on your visit to Portugal. The tour is prepared only to you and rest assured you are contributing to sustainable tourism as we support the local community every time you book, as well as we plant a tree for you, under your name, in the Portuguese forest (with Quercus Portugal).