Where to stay around Vila Real District?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 148 holiday lettings near Vila Real District. From 61 Houses to 27 Bungalows, 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 Vila Real District is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Vila Real District?

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

  • Mesão Frio: 155 holiday homes
  • Municipality of Montalegre: 27 holiday homes
  • Vila Real: 113 holiday homes
  • Peso da Régua: 112 holiday homes
  • Pinhão: 40 holiday homes

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Vila Real District! 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 Vila Real District?

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

  • Mesão Frio: 155 holiday lettings
  • Vila Real: 113 holiday lettings
  • Peso da Régua: 112 holiday lettings
  • Pinhão: 40 holiday lettings
  • Mondim de Basto: 186 holiday lettings

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

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near in Vila Real District?

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

  • Ponte Trajano: 25 holiday rentals
  • Jardim da Avenida Doutor Francisco Sa Carneiro: 101 holiday rentals
  • Forte de Sao Francisco: 25 holiday rentals
  • Jardim Publico Doutor Matos Cordeiro: 101 holiday rentals
  • National Railway Museum: 25 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vila Real District 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 Cottage in Vila Real, Portugal, Your Home Away From Home

The small city of Vila Real, with its population of just less than 25,000 people, is situated in northern Portugal. It is the ideal place to take a relaxing vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the coastal resorts, and is most suitable for those people that would like to gain a further appreciation for the Portuguese culture and way of life. The first step towards this aim, is to choose somewhere to stay, and a holiday rental cottage in Vila Real is ideal in this regard. With all the creature comforts of home, tasteful furnishings and décor, and a fully equipped kitchen, self catering accommodation in Vila Real is a tranquil base from which to explore the area.

Things to Do on Holiday in Vila Real, Portugal

No vacation is complete without trying some of the leisure activities that we never seem to have time for at home, and a holiday in Vila Real offers the chance to try a wide variety of outdoor pursuits. The countryside is a great attraction for anyone that enjoys cycling and hiking, and it seems that in Portugal, one never need travel far to find a golf course. Whilst Vila Real is situated inland, the coast is only an hour’s drive away, where anyone that likes swimming, windsurfing or any other number of water sports will be in their element.

Places to Visit on Holiday in Vila Real, Portugal

One of the main attractions to visit in the area around the holiday rental cottage in Vila Real is a mere 4 kilometres east of the town. This is where the magnificent Baroque style Mateus Palace is to be found, which is often described as the best country house in Portugal. Guided tours of the palace are available, which give valuable information on the furniture and architecture, and the gardens are delightful to walk around. Other ideas for day trips include taking a vineyard tour to try a spot of wine tasting and find out how it is made, and visiting the city of Porto, with its many museums and art galleries.

Weather in Vila Real, Portugal

Unlike the more southerly parts of Portugal, Vila Real often experiences cold, frosty winters, with average daily low temperatures of 2.5 degrees during December, January and February. The summers are however much warmer, when the hottest months of July and August see the average daily high temperatures hover around the 30 degree mark. The summer sees minimal rainfall, but the winter can be very wet, with December receiving on average 150mm falling in the month. With this in mind, most people choose to stay in self catering accommodation in Vila Real during the summer months.

Travel to Vila Real, Portugal

The closest airport to the holiday rental cottage in Vila Real is located just over an hours drive away at Porto. Francisco Sa Carneiro Airport (OPO) is a major international facility, offering connections with many cities from around Europe and further afield. Of particular interest to people travelling from the United Kingdom will be Easyjet flights from London Gatwick (LGW), Ryanair flights from London Stansted (STN) and TAP Portugal flights from London Gatwick (LGW). Car rental is available on arrival, and may be of some use during a holiday in Vila Real.