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Special requests ;)

– Please, you wouldn’t have by any chance a cardboard box about “this” size? Sofie & Maarten (from Belgium) made this special request a few days ago. The reason is called Victor and he is 8 months old smile Because we didn’t have a box about “that” size, we put together two smaller ones. Does anyone […]

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Travel with Susana Ribeiro: “We just don’t want to leave here”

Susana Ribeiro is the author of Viaje Comigo and was invited to stay at Quinta da Bouça since we both started our projects in 2013! But Susana just doesn’t stop travelling all around the world and we fortunately we were having lots of reservations… Luckily, we hosted Susana this mid Summer, with a bright and hot Sun, at Casa […]

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Last Month: Sun, Visits, European Champions & … Sun!

Today we bring you some highlights from last month at Quinta da Bouça, some images shared on Instagram or Facebook, with some special visits – human and non-human … wink Check it out: In mid-June, the Sun was here to stay, finally – a little shy at first, but then the temperatures start to rise more and […]

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A small paradise in the Douro Valley

In May 2015, Danielle & Clément (from Québec, Canada) made a 3-weeks trip through Portugal and Spain. They stayed five nights with us at Casa da Eira. Quinta da Bouça has been one of the gems of our trip, a love-at-first-sight place. They made a few visits, such as going to Amarante and Pinhão, but took the chance to […]

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Foreign cars on Electronic Only Tolls

It is quite common to host guests arriving with their own car, after long journeys from Central Europe, such as France, Belgium or Germany. Others come from Canada or USA but rented their cars in Spain. So all these travelers are entering Portugal with foreign vehicles. Let’s try to summarize here the essential information for anyone planning […]

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July 1 – 3: Tongobriga Roman Market

The Tongobriga Roman Market is now in its 6th edition. It is always a very interesting and fun historical recreation. It has many theatrical performances, representing and portraying typical scenes from a Roman Empire city. This year’s edition takes place next weekend, on July 1, 2 and 3, in the village of Freixo, Marco de Canaveses. The […]

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Portuguese are really friendly

Three years ago we received a very nice and friendly Dutch couple, at Casa da Raposeira. In 2013, in fact, we only had this guest house available. And we decided to share their testimony after we re-read the message they have left in the guest book. It ended like this: Good luck with all your projects; we very […]

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New design, new pools… Summer is really here!

2016 started in a very troubled way with lots of rain and some heavy damage. There wasn’t much time to think, as the new season approached for more guests, eager to come here for a few quiet and rested days, Finally, with Summer officially coming, we can show and announce the latest changes and improvements […]

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4 tips to 4 restaurants

Most of our guests prefer to cook, enjoying the tranquility and privacy of the guest houses at Quinta da Bouça … However, we all know how good it feels to go out for a typical meal in a local environment, especially when we are on vacation. So, taking advantage of our location, we created this list […]

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Monastery of St Andrew in Ancede, Baião

Rota do Românico ‘s website is a great resource for any visitor to this region. Do check this virtual visit to the Monastery of St Andrew in Ancede and to the beautiful Chapel called “Sr. do Bom Despacho” – it’s really impressive! We are just 10 km away – it is well worth booking a visit […]

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