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

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 highlights

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.

Where to stay near Vila Real?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 212 holiday rentals near Vila Real. From 93 Houses to 14 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Vila Real for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Vila Real?

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

  • Carreira Gardens: 368 holiday rentals
  • Solar de Mateus: 337 holiday rentals
  • Casa de Mateus: 342 holiday rentals
  • Miradouro de Trás-do-Cemitério: 355 holiday rentals
  • Palácio de Mateus: 358 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Vila Real! 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 Vila Real?

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

  • Santa Cruz do Douro: 162 holiday homes
  • Reriz: 44 holiday homes
  • Pinhão: 76 holiday homes
  • Ancede: 194 holiday homes
  • Moreira do Castelo: 165 holiday homes

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Vila Real?

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

  • Carreira Gardens: 368 holiday rentals
  • Solar de Mateus: 337 holiday rentals
  • Casa de Mateus: 342 holiday rentals
  • Miradouro de Trás-do-Cemitério: 355 holiday rentals
  • Palácio de Mateus: 358 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vila Real 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.