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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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      • 1 BA
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      Apartment #1681784
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        Excellent! 4.7/5
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        Apartment #1854161
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          Excellent! 4.7/5
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          • 2 BA
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          Apartment #1601157
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            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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            • 2 BR
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            Apartment #1454102a
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              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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              • 1 BR
              • 1 BA
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              Apartment #1568557
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                Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                • 1 BR
                • 1 BA
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                Apartment #6721720
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                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
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                  House #6496667
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 3 BA
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                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1837234
                    11
                    Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 1 BA
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                      Apartment #6014999
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                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                        • 2 BA
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                        Apartment #1675849
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                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                          • Studio
                          • 1 BA
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                          House #6394549
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                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                            • 2 BR
                            • 1 BA
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                            Apartment #1620782
                            25
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                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (37 reviews)
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                              • 2 BR
                              • 2 BA
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                              House #6608731
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                                • 1 BR
                                • 1 BA
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                                Apartment #6531974
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                                Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                  • 2 BR
                                  • 2 BA
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                                  Apartment #1009074a
                                  41
                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                    (38 reviews)
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                                    • 1 BR
                                    • 1 BA
                                    • Sleeps 4
                                    Apartment #1125498
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                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Apartment #1148465
                                      30
                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        • 1 BR
                                        • 1 BA
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                                        Apartment #6519286
                                        7
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                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                          • 1 BR
                                          • 1 BA
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                                          Apartment #1514037
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                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (20 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Separate Toilet
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            Apartment #1243681a
                                            20
                                            Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                              • 1 BR
                                              • 1 BA
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                                              Apartment #1767695
                                              6
                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                • 2 BR
                                                • 2 BA
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                                                Apartment #6734874
                                                7
                                                Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                  • 2 BR
                                                  • 2 BA
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                                                  Apartment #6003002
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                                                    Very Good! 4.2/5
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                                                    Apartment #6544387
                                                    5
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                                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                      • 1 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Apartment #1681315
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                                                      Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                        • 2 BR
                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                        Apartment #1368840
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                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                          Apartment #6516125
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                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                            House #1728440
                                                            7
                                                            Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                              Apartment #837897vb
                                                              4
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                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                (32 reviews)
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                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                Apartment #6386078
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                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                  (19 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                  Multiple rentals Apartment #1358738
                                                                  19
                                                                  Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 1 BA
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                                                                    Multiple rentals Apartment #1358738
                                                                    22
                                                                    Viewed 45 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
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                                                                      Apartment #885997vb
                                                                      7
                                                                      Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        Very Good! 4.1/5
                                                                        (29 reviews)
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                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                        • 1 BA
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                                                                        House #1657446
                                                                        29
                                                                        Viewed 55 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                          (14 reviews)
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                                                                          • 2 BR
                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1929834
                                                                          14
                                                                          Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                            (30 reviews)
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                                                                            • 1 BR
                                                                            • 1 BA
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                                                                            Apartment #1823605
                                                                            30
                                                                            Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                              (25 reviews)
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                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 1 BA
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Cottage #1004526a
                                                                              25
                                                                              Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                (3 reviews)
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Apartment #6707055
                                                                                3
                                                                                Viewed 9 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                  (14 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 3
                                                                                  Apartment #1887273
                                                                                  14
                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                                    (23 reviews)
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                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                    Apartment #1041652
                                                                                    23
                                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                      (7 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                                      Apartment #6493874
                                                                                      7
                                                                                      Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                        (31 reviews)
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                                                                                        • 2 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 4
                                                                                        Apartment #1173014
                                                                                        31
                                                                                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          • 1 BR
                                                                                          • 1 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 4
                                                                                          Multiple rentals Apartment #1965480
                                                                                          Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                            (28 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 2 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                                            Apartment #3845881
                                                                                            28
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 4 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                                                              House #6506115
                                                                                              6
                                                                                              Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (28 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 2 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                Apartment #1216070
                                                                                                28
                                                                                                Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                  (31 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 1 BR
                                                                                                  • 1 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                  Apartment #6636353
                                                                                                  31
                                                                                                  Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                    (23 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 1 BR
                                                                                                    • 1 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 3
                                                                                                    Apartment #4041336
                                                                                                    23
                                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                                      (19 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 1 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 4
                                                                                                      Apartment #899653
                                                                                                      19
                                                                                                      Viewed 46 times in the last 48 hours
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Modern, well equipped apartment in an excellent location.

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Most enjoyable. Lovely apartment, great terrace as shown in photo. Good location - quiet but easy access to city centre via metro nearby. Our host, Sandra, was very pleasant and helpful, giving us information about the apartment, local amenities and how to get to the main points of interest in Porto. Would thoroughly recommend this apartment.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 27, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Everything about the flat was just as advertised; excellent location; spotless

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Tiago answered all our questions promptly and gave much additional information to ensure we have the best possible time and experience of Porto. He provided detailed directions to get to the flat and kept in touch to check that all was in order. The flat was spotless and the views from the balcony just what was needed to unwind with our welcome pack from Tiago. We saw the sun rise and set from the balcony. The kitchen was well equiped as was the whole flat. The flat is well situated for all that Porto has to offer from the old town with Se Cathedral close by and the new city across that fabulous bridge. We were able to talk to most locations and soak up the atmosphere of Porto. We weren't troubled by any noise though the lively Ribeira area is close by for those that are looking for excellent music and a great selection of top notch eateries. It is down hill;easy to get to and perhaps more challenging on the return but there is a convenient vehicular tram at 2.50 Euros for those that feel the need. There are also scores of alternative cafe/bars/restaurants at almost every turn in Porto so you you are sure to find something that meets your needs. The usual city bus tours are available from a pick-up point just round the corner. We used the metro from the airport and it was an easy 15 minute walk from the closest metro station (Bolhao) though we were travelling light.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017