Destination guide

Explore the waterfront setting in Porto

Enjoy the area's monuments, wineries and history with a rental holiday home in Porto. Well known for its riverfront, cafes and shopping, this romantic city won't disappoint. Local cultural sights include Museum of Port Wine and Casa da Musica. If you're looking for accommodation options with space to entertain friends and family, HomeAway has plenty of options to choose from. Many rental homes offer full kitchens and laundry facilities, perfect for big groups.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Porto

Are you hoping to find attractions to visit during your stay? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Porto a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Sandeman Cellars (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Gaia Cable Car (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Offley Cellars (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Ramos Pinto Cellars (1.2 mi / 1.9 km)
  • Real Companhia Velha Cellars (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Taylor’s Port Cellars (1.3 mi / 2 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Porto

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Porto is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are some of the area’s most eye-catching sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Santa Barbara Garden (29.2 mi / 46.9 km)
  • Garden of St. Lazarus (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Jardim do Morro Park (1 mi / 1.6 km)
  • Crystal Palace Gardens (1.1 mi / 1.7 km)
  • Boavista Square (1.2 mi / 2 km)
  • Passeio Alegre Park (3.3 mi / 5.4 km)
How to get there

Transport options to and around Porto

The nearest airport is in Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro), located 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you might consider flying into Vila Real (VRL), which is 46.9 mi (75.6 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Porto Sao Bento Station, Porto Campanha Station and Campanhã Station are the main stations in the city. You can get around Porto by catching a ride on the metro at Bolhao Station, Trindade Station or Aliados Station.

Where to stay near Porto District?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,849 holiday rentals near Porto District. From 492 Houses to 82 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Porto District for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Porto District?

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

  • Porto: 2,372 holiday rentals
  • União de Freguesias do Centro: 1,799 holiday rentals
  • Foz do Douro: 2,349 holiday rentals
  • Penafiel: 279 holiday rentals
  • Santa Cruz do Douro: 165 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Porto District! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Porto District?

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

  • Foz do Douro: 2,349 holiday homes
  • Santa Cruz do Douro: 165 holiday homes
  • Lavra: 2,446 holiday homes
  • Vila Chã: 394 holiday homes
  • Aldoar: 2,382 holiday homes

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

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Porto District?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Porto District are:

  • Porto Airport (OPO): 2,784 holiday houses
  • Braga (BGZ): 1,174 holiday houses
  • Vila Real Airport (VRL): 337 holiday houses

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Porto District?

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

  • Ribeira Square: 2,848 holiday rentals
  • Saint Vincente Inatel Chapel: 2,588 holiday rentals
  • Ferreira Borges Market: 2,848 holiday rentals
  • Lidador Tower: 2,827 holiday rentals
  • Navais Church: 848 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Porto 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 homes.

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