Destination guide

Explore the riverfront setting in Vila Real

Enjoy the monuments and other features of Vila Real. Revered for its cafes, parks and riverfront, this city is both walkable and scenic. With a holiday rental, you get a home away from home – many rentals offer full kitchens and outdoor grills for some home cooking.


Activities and attractions in Vila Real

Are you searching for attractions to visit in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Vila Real a fun spot to go on holiday. These are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dourocaves Winery (8.8 mi / 14.2 km)
  • Quinta de Santa Eufemia (10.9 mi / 17.6 km)
  • Quinta da Roeda (13.5 mi / 21.7 km)
  • Quinta do Panascal Visitor's Center (13.7 mi / 22 km)
  • Parque Aquático de Amarante (18.9 mi / 30.4 km)
  • Pao de Lo de Margaride (24 mi / 38.5 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Vila Real

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Vila Real is a great place to get out in nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Carreira Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Parque Natural do Alvao (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Alameda dos Capitaes Park (9.3 mi / 15 km)
  • Jardim da Avenida Doutor Francisco Sa Carneiro (14.1 mi / 22.7 km)
  • Jardim Publico Doutor Matos Cordeiro (14.1 mi / 22.8 km)
  • Ludico de Celorico de Basto Park (14.7 mi / 23.7 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Vila Real

Fly into Vila Real (VRL), the closest airport, located 2 mi (3.2 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro), which is 48.2 mi (77.5 km) away.

How many holiday rentals are available around Municipality of Vila Real?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 221 holiday lettings around Municipality of Vila Real. From 101 houses to 50 cottages, 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 rural property in Vila Real?

There's nothing quite like a rural escape. Think relaxing walks in nature, quaint local boutiques and stargazing by night. We're ready. Are you? HomeAway has 105 rural holiday rentals in this destination. Want to try a different setting? See if any of our other properties steal your heart. Our selection here includes:

  • 92 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 57 riverside holiday accommodation options.
  • 54 village holiday accommodation options.

Can I rent a house in Vila Real?

Forget about uninspiring hotel-chain rooms. Our house holiday rentals each have their own unique personalities — and all the space you could possibly need! There are 91 options currently available on HomeAway. Prices begin at £30 a night. Or perhaps you'd rather pick one of the area's other popular self-catering accommodation options, like:

  • Cottage: 50 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £35 per night.
  • Apartment: 17 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £38 per night.
  • Villa: 16 self-catering accommodation options. Prices start from £79 per night.

Can I stay in Vila Real in a large group?

It can be hard finding the time to relax with friends and family. A group holiday is an excellent opportunity to reunite and unwind. If you were hoping to kick back together, HomeAway has options to suit. 11 cottage holiday rentals are listed. Currently, they're the leading choice here for large groups. If you're wanting to stay in a large group, the holiday properties that can meet your needs include:

  • Are you searching for properties that can fit 6 of you? We have 42 that will be suitable. Prices begin from just £44 per night.
  • Keen to find somewhere for 8 guests? We have 34 that will work well. Prices begin at just £79 a night.
  • On a trip away with 10 guests? We have 10 rental properties that will be perfect. Prices start from £95 per night.

So don't worry! When you book with us you can take your mom, your grandma and all your friends to Vila Real.

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