Destination guide

The charming area of Vila Nova de Gaia awaits your stay

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Vila Nova de Gaia. This romantic city is known for its riverfront, spas and local tours. Sandeman Cellars and Porto Cathedral are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. With a vacation 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 Nova de Gaia

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do while you're in town? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Vila Nova de Gaia a fun place to get away. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Sandeman Cellars (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Rozes Cellars (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Real Companhia Velha Cellars (0.3 mi / 0.5 km)
  • Taylor Fladgate Cellars (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Taylor’s Port Cellars (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Offley Cellars (0.6 mi / 0.9 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural features in Vila Nova de Gaia

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Vila Nova de Gaia. These are some of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Jardim do Morro Park (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Garden of St. Lazarus (1.1 mi / 1.8 km)
  • Crystal Palace Gardens (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Boavista Square (2.3 mi / 3.7 km)
  • Lavadores Beach (3.2 mi / 5.2 km)
  • Passeio Alegre Park (3.6 mi / 5.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation to and around Vila Nova de Gaia

The nearest airport is in Porto (OPO-Dr. Francisco de Sa Carneiro), located 8.1 mi (13.1 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, the main station serving the city is Vila Nova de Gaia Station.

Where to stay around Vila Nova de Gaia?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 2,438 vacation rentals near Vila Nova de Gaia. From 369 Houses to 1,852 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Vila Nova de Gaia are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Vila Nova de Gaia?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vila Nova de Gaia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Ramos Pinto Cellars: 2,690 vacation rentals
  • Lavadores Beach: 2,680 vacation rentals
  • Gaia Cable Car: 2,685 vacation rentals
  • Madalena: 2,323 vacation rentals
  • Serra do Pilar Monastery: 2,684 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Vila Nova de Gaia! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Vila Nova de Gaia?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Vila Nova de Gaia:

  • Porto: 2,432 rentals
  • Matosinhos: 2,213 rentals
  • Guimarães: 628 rentals
  • Vila do Conde: 2,524 rentals
  • Povoa de Varzim: 478 rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Vila Nova de Gaia?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Vila Nova de Gaia. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Ramos Pinto Cellars: 2,690 rentals
  • Lavadores Beach: 2,680 rentals
  • Gaia Cable Car: 2,685 rentals
  • Serra do Pilar Monastery: 2,684 rentals
  • Sandeman Cellars: 2,684 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Vila Nova de Gaia 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.

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