Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Porto

Enjoy the area's monuments, wineries and history with a rental holiday home in Porto. Well known for its riverfront, cafes and shopping, this romantic city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include Museum of Port Wine and Casa da Musica. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.


Sightseeing in and around Porto

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Porto a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sandeman Cellars (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Gaia Cable Car (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Offley Cellars (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Ramos Pinto Cellars (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Real Companhia Velha Cellars (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Taylor’s Port Cellars (1.3 mi / 2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Porto

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Porto is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Barbara Garden (29.2 mi / 46.9 km)
  • Garden of St. Lazarus (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Jardim do Morro Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Crystal Palace Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Boavista Square (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Passeio Alegre Park (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Porto

The nearest airport is in Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro), located 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Vila Real (VRL), which is 46.9 mi (75.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Porto Sao Bento Station, Porto Campanha Station and Campanhã Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Porto by catching a ride on the metro at Bolhao Station, Trindade Station or Aliados Station.

How many holiday rentals are available around Porto District?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 3,036 holiday lettings around Porto District. From 88 villas to 2,152 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a city-centre property in Porto?

Sure, getting away from it all can be great. But sometimes launching yourself into the hustle and bustle of city life is loads more fun! HomeAway has 1,181 city centre holiday rentals available. Of course, that might not be your style. Fortunately, HomeAway has loads more options, including:

  • 997 town holiday accommodation options.
  • 462 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 434 seaside holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent an apartment in Porto?

Having room to move, cooking with local flavours, sprawling views — if any of these things appeal to you, an apartment rental could be a terrific choice. You'll be able to choose from 1,979 different options with the help of HomeAway. If you make your reservation early, you could be spending as little as £13 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other sought-after self-catering accommodation options, such as:

  • House: 498 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £12 per night.
  • Cottage: 88 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £14 per night.
  • Hotel: 84 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £30 per night.

Can I stay in Porto in a large group?

The recipe for an unforgettable escape is relaxing with friends and relatives in an entirely new place. If you're hitting the road with a large group, HomeAway has options for you. Why not check out the 362 apartment holiday rentals available here? They're the most popular choice for big groups of guests. In and around the area, the rental properties that can accommodate large groups of people include:

  • Are you on the hunt for rentals that can sleep 6 guests? We have 516 that will fit the bill. Prices begin from just £26 per night.
  • Need a place for 8 guests? We have 192 that will suit. Prices start from £43 per night.
  • Seeking out properties for rent catering to 5 guests? You'll be glad to find out we have 191 that will fit the bill. You can book one from just £35 per night.

So don't fret! When you book with us you'll be able to bring your mom, your sister and all your besties to Porto.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Porto?

Teeny tiny hotel rooms are no place to spend your precious holiday moments! Uncover our affordable holiday rentals today and ensure everybody in your group has room to spread out. Vila Nova de Gaia is a good area to have a look at if you want to keep a handle on your budget. HomeAway has 2,449 holiday rentals, and the average price is a very agreeable £84 per night. Campo e Sobrado is another place to consider. HomeAway has holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £85 a night.