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Thermal treat: a tailor-made tour of Portugal’s best Spas

Summer is finally here and for many it is the perfect occasion to pamper themselves and relax. If you’re planning a wonderful thermal treat this summer then look no further:

Portugal has splendid natural mineral waters and beautiful Spa Resorts, and a tailor-made tour in Portugal could be just be what you need to recharge your batteries in a healthy, glamorous way.

Founded in 1996, the Portuguese Spas Association has now 38 members, among which are of course some of the best Spa resorts in the country. We will help you pick the Spa of your dreams as you plan your next private tour in Portugal.

Maybe you’re just looking for a little well-being boost, or perhaps you’re interested in a full thermal treatment, and depending on your needs, Episode Travel will design an unforgettable private tour in Portugal just for you.


Private tours in Portugal: discover the country’s top Spas.

Going to a Spa is all about pampering your mind, body and soul. But if to the benefits of the natural mineral waters one adds the beauty of the surroundings and the charm of unique hotels, handpicked for your private tour in Portugal, then your well-being experience will be truly magnified. And this is why at Episode travel we’ve selected only the best Spa resorts the country has to offer. A tailor made tour in Portugal to discover the country’s top spas is a promise of peace and tranquility.

Sophistication and Serenity: A tailor made tour in Portugal at the Vidago Palace

Vidago, near Chaves, is one of the historical Spas that you should absolutely include in your private tour in Portugal. The Vidago Palace was an original commission of King D. Carlos I, who wanted to build a luxury Spa resort similar to those that already existed in Europe. The natural mineral waters in the town of Vidago, hypersaline and alkaline, were known for its unique properties, and the natural setting was wondrous, so the choice was obvious.  A dream of a monarch, the hotel would open its doors, ironically, just one day after the republican revolution, in 1910. One hundred years later, in 2010, the Vidago Palace reopened, after a complete refurbishment which left the splendor and sophistication of the Belle Époque untouched. With Episode travel’s tailor made tours in Portugal, you can add this very special place to your trip. The Vidago Palace, one of the leading hotels of the world is all about glamour and sophistication, but also innovation: at the modern Thermal Spa, designed by Pritzker prize winning architect Alvaro Siza, you can choose a tailored wellness treatment, or a full thermal therapy under the guidance of a highly specialized team. Whatever your choice is, this would be an unforgettable private tour in Portugal, designed to rejuvenate body and soul.

Tailor-made tours in Portugal: the charm of Curia

The name, “Curia”, is already a promise. It derives from the Latin “aqua curiva” – water that cures – as used by the Romans when they settled in the region for the first time. On the outskirts of Coimbra, the Curia Palace is a haven of peace and well-being in one of the prettiest regions of the country, which you will be able to explore with a private tour in Portugal. Set across 14 acres of lavish gardens and parks, surrounded by vineyards, it was originally built in 1915 and attained maximum splendor in the 1920’s, after a major extension. Its charm and noblesse are still intact, and the monumental Palace. With its Spa and golf course, is the perfect starting point for a tailor-made tour around the central region of Portugal, which can include many other activities, including superb food and wine experiences and visits to private historical gardens.