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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.

Wonderful! 4.9/5
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Apartment #255109
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Apartment #1601157
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Excellent! 4.7/5
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Excellent! 4.7/5
(53 reviews)
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  • 1 BA
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Viewed 58 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(35 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
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House #6496667
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Exceptional! 5/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #837897vb
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Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(42 reviews)
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  • Studio
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
House #6394549
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Viewed 44 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Multiple rentals Apartment #1837234
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Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6531974
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Exceptional! 5/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6014999
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Wonderful! 4.8/5
(29 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #1568557
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Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(17 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6721720
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.5/5
(45 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1125498
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(20 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1454102a
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Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(25 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #1675849
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #6519286
14
Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1368840
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6750563
4
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(24 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #1358738
24
Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(14 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Apartment #6516125
14
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1620782
30
Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(37 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
House #6608731
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Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #1767695
8
Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(19 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1514037
19
Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.4/5
(9 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #1681315
9
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(28 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #1358738
28
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(36 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1148465
36
Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #1772103
22
Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
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Multiple rentals Apartment #1837234
6
Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(49 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1009074a
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Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(27 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Cottage #1004526a
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Viewed 66 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(29 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #1041652
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Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(18 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 9
Apartment #1706612
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(10 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #885997vb
10
Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(30 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #3845881
30
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.3/5
(8 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 7
Apartment #6544387
8
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(31 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #1216070
31
Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(22 reviews)
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #1243681a
22
Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.7/5
(12 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #1770728
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Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
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Apartment #6072605
3
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(16 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Multiple rentals Apartment #1929834
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Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
Excellent! 4.6/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 3
Apartment #1734219
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Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(6 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6957844
6
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(8 reviews)
avg/night
  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6003002
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Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
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  • 4 BR
  • 3 BA
  • Sleeps 8
Apartment #6707055
3
Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Multiple rentals Apartment #1965480
1
Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.8/5
(13 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 7
House #6375999
13
Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(11 reviews)
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  • 3 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Separate Toilet
  • Sleeps 6
Apartment #6493874
11
Viewed 19 times in the last 48 hours
Exceptional! 5/5
(34 reviews)
avg/night
  • 1 BR
  • 1 BA
  • Sleeps 4
Apartment #6636353
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Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
Wonderful! 4.9/5
(7 reviews)
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  • 2 BR
  • 2 BA
  • Sleeps 5
Apartment #6734874
7
Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours

Douro Valley Holiday Apartments & Homes (300+)

 

Recent Reviews

Lovely location fir relaxation

5 of 5
The property is great, fully equipped and everything you need is close by.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017

Fabulous Appartment in the heart of downtown Porto

5 of 5
This apartment is very close to all the major tourist sites of Porto and a wide range of restaurants, bars and nightlife. I stayed here for 4 nights with my husband and 2 adult daughters and the apartment is equipped with lovely comfortable furniture and everything we could need in the kitchen and bathroom was provided. We especially liked the terrace at the front where we could enjoy the wonderful weather and people watch. Everything was spotlessly clean and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.
  • Review Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2017