Where to stay around Douro Valley?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,786 holiday lettings near Douro Valley. From 1,937 Studios to 1,917 Flats, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Douro Valley is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Douro Valley?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Douro Valley. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Spain: 136,651 holiday homes
  • Porto: 2,487 holiday homes
  • Porto District: 2,788 holiday homes
  • Northern Portugal: 4,932 holiday homes
  • Salamanca: 478 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Douro Valley! Please use our search bar to access the selection of self catering accommodations available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Douro Valley?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Douro Valley with the largest selection of holiday lettings for a perfect city break:

  • Porto: 2,487 holiday lettings
  • Espinho: 2,197 holiday lettings
  • Vila Nova de Gaia: 2,502 holiday lettings
  • Vila do Conde: 240 holiday lettings
  • Penafiel: 339 holiday lettings

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Douro Valley?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of self catering accommodations near to airports. Airports with a large selection of self catering accommodations in Douro Valley are:

  • Porto Airport (OPO): 2,722 self catering accommodations
  • Viseu (VSE): 91 self catering accommodations
  • Chaves (CHV): 27 self catering accommodations

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Douro Valley?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday lettings near great places to visit in Douro Valley. From HomeAway travellers, the top popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ribeira Square: 2,715 holiday rentals
  • Clube de Golf de Miramar: 2,581 holiday rentals
  • Magikland: 2,503 holiday rentals
  • Moreiro Beach: 2,746 holiday rentals
  • Douro River Lighthouse: 2,681 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Douro Valley listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday accommodations.

Make a holiday rental home or villa in Douro, Portugal your home away from home

Douro, the home of port wines, lies in a spectacular valley whose terraces are laden with vines, right down to the channel of the River Douro that carved the landscape. Located in North Portugal, Douro is one of the quieter regions for visitors to visit, and the wonderful sense of peace is rivalled only by the scenery which changes with the seasons. Barely touched by tourists and stunningly beautiful, anyone seeking true Portugal must explore a Douro holiday home.

Things to do in Douro, Portugal

One of the most enjoyable ways to spend a day from a self catering Douro villa, as well as being the finest way to see the countryside is to take one of the regular boat trips up the river. Although the winding mountain roads give you some of the most inspiring views of north Portugal, it is from the river that you gain the best insight into the area, as well as enjoying the highest levels of peace and quiet. There is also a wonderful little steam train which winds and puffs its way through the valley, although only between May and October.

Staying in self catering Douro accommodation is a perfect option for anyone that loves fine wine and good food, especially port. All along the valley, proof of port production can be clearly seen, with famous names from Taylor’s to Cockburns appearing with proud regularity throughout the area. Unusually for Portugal, Douro’s cuisine is largely meat based (as opposed to fish), and the red and white wines, produced alongside the port, offers a hugely complimentary accompaniment.

This unspoilt haven is a walkers’ dream too. The narrow, twisting roads and paths guide you gently through forgotten villages and timeless viewpoints, where you are likely to be disturbed by nothing but the local wildlife.

Places to visit on holiday in Douro, Portugal

If you feel like heading to the city after staying in an area of such charming, unspoilt, rural villages, Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, lies at the mouth of the River Douro on the west coast. The city is truly charming, hanging over the river, and makes a wonderful place to visit on a day trip from a Douro villa, whether for the history, shopping or simply to enjoy the flourishing café culture.

Travel to Douro, Portugal

Porto Airport (OPO) is the closest airport to the Douro, located around 150km from the heart of the region. Ryanair provide the lion’s share of direct flights to Porto from the UK, with services arriving from all corners of the UK. A hire car is strongly advised when visiting self catering Douro accommodation.