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Make a holiday rental in Viseu Region, Portugal your home away from home

Viseu Region self-catering holiday accommodation is set around the city of the same name, in Central Portugal. It’s an area known for its picturesque and historic towns, as well as beautiful and rugged countryside.

Things to do in Viseu Region, Portugal

During your stay at a Viseu Region holiday rental it would be well worth exploring the region’s capital. Viseu is renowned for its history, and sits on a hilltop. At the historic centre you’ll be able to explore a tangle of narrow, cobbled alleys lined with attractive, centuries-old buildings. The city is known for its Renaissance and Baroque culture, with a host of impressive examples to be seen throughout Viseu. You’ll also be able to find portions of the original city walls – the city gate Porta do Soar de Cima dates to the 1400s. And one of the most essential sights in the city is the Se Cathedral, which boasts Gothic and Romanesque elements. If you’d like to find out more about Viseu’s past then you’ll find interesting museums at Casa Almeida Moreira and Grao Vasco, which is a 16th Century Episcopal Palace.

The countryside surrounding Viseu Region holiday villas is known for its wine production. If you travel south by road from Viseu to Nelas you’ll encounter some beautiful scenery, with hills and valleys covered with vineyards. Meanwhile about 45 minutes to the east is the city of Guarda, which is also very attractive. Here you can find the spectacular cathedral, which dates to the late-14th Century. Elsewhere there’s the keep of Gaurda castle, which sits atop a hill above the city and dates to the 1100s.

Places to visit on holiday in Viseu Region, Portugal

Within an hour to the west of self-catering holiday rentals in the Viseu Region is the coastal city of Aveiro, which is known for its stunning Atlantic Ocean beaches. It’s a fantastic place to surf, with numerous local shops offering suit and board rental. Barra Beach and Costa Nova are two of the best places to try your hand at this sport.

Weather in Viseu Region, Portugal

Viseu Region holiday villas are found in a part of Portugal that gets a Mediterranean climate, bringing long, warm and dry summers. Temperatures reach above 20 degrees here from April through to October, and the warmest months are July and August, with highs of around 29 degrees. The rest of the year is generally mild, although temperatures can slip below freezing on the higher ground.

Cheap flights to Viseu Region, Portugal

Porto Airport (OPO) is around 90 minutes from Viseu Region holiday rentals, and can be reached from the UK with TAP or EasyJet from London Gatwick (LGW).

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                                                                                                      WOW - Holiday of a LIFETIME!

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                                                                                                      I can't even find the right words to begin how to explain the place! Overall I would say that - within about 1 hour of arriving and sitting down I was enveloped in a sense of tranquility and peace that I have not experienced for a very long time. I have a very busy lifestyle and career and this one week stay completely 'recharged my batteries' We flew into Porto and we were 2 couples in our early 40's with 3 kids. The journey from the airport didn't take as long as we thought - about 1 hour. The location is really unusual and dramatic! Literally you are right on the rivers edge with the most amazing views! The swimming pool was sooo cool...it's actually built into the edge of the river - it was a surreal experience. My husband has a boating licence so we were able to use the small yacht - BUT there is a super water taxi service - you just give them a quick call and they come across the river to get you - you have 2 destinations.....across the river to a cute village called aregos where there's a thermal spa and a decent bistro/cafe with good food at very reasonable prices. OR - you go along the river to the Aregos train station and you can catch the tourist train which takes you to places like Regua and Pinhao up the Douro river or down the river to Porto......we did both river taxi rides .........beautiful scenery. Shopping an other amenities are all within a 10-15 minute drive. Fernando, Manuel and Anabela could not have been more charming and welcoming and supportive throughout our stay. I really truly highly recommend this house and area! There is a local one carriage train that passes by the house......NOT an issue - its once an hour and makes a low rumble for 2 seconds and you don't even hear it in the house........we were concerned about that when we saw the house online, but after to speaking to Fernando and Anabela we decided to trust their feedback and they were true and honest...it was NOT a problem at ALL! :-)
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                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

                                                                                                      Perfect in every way!

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                                                                                                      We had a fantastic, relaxing stay in this beautifully appointed and comfortable villa. The owner has thought of everything - the photos don't really do it justice, it is very well furnished with quality items. Great log burner for colder nights & log brought to the front door for us. Lovely terraces for al fresco eating. We brought our dog with us and she had a fantastic holiday too sniffing around the extensive gardens and vines. Thank you so much, we do hope to return again - we highly recommend your lovely villa to everyone.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017