7 days in Vila Real District Itinerary

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Fly to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Drive to Mondim de Basto
Mondim de Basto
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— 3 nights
— 1 night
Drive to Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport, Fly to London


Mondim de Basto — 2 nights

Mondim de Basto is a municipality in the district of Vila Real in Portugal. Get a sense of the local culture at Casa de Mateus and Museu do Douro. Your inner history buff will appreciate Capela Nova ( Igreja de Sao Paulo ) and Sao Domingos Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Peso Da Regua (Miradouro de Sao Leonardo de Galafura & Wine Tours & Tastings).

To find where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Mondim de Basto trip tool.

London, UK to Mondim de Basto is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pinhao.
Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips
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Pinhao — 3 nights

Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Quinta do Bomfim and Quinta do Beijo. Get in touch with nature at The Douro Valley and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Step out of Pinhao to go to Sabrosa and see Quinta do Crasto, which is approximately 34 minutes away.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Pinhao trip maker.

Traveling by car from Mondim de Basto to Pinhao takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Chaves.
Wineries · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Chaves — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Castelo de Chaves, steep yourself in history at Ponte Romana de Trajano, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Santa Maria Maior.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Chaves road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pinhao to Chaves takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can go by car back home.
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Vila Real District travel guide

Wineries & Vineyards · Historic Sites · Landmarks
The District of Vila Real is a district of northern Portugal. With an area of 4,239 km², the district is located east of the port city of Porto and north of the Douro River. Vila Real has always belonged to the historical province of Trás-os-Montes. Approximate population in the 2001 census was 230,000. The population has shown negative rates in recent years due to emigration and aging. Many of the villages have lost population and have become deserted while the district capital has gained in population.Geographic and socioeconomic characteristicsVila Real is a rugged area of low mountains and narrow valleys. Historically it had always been cut off from the coast by the Marão, Gerês, and Cabreira mountains until a highway was cut through in the eighties. Due to poor soil, agriculture has always been a struggle, although wine grapes are produced in the south near the Douro River. Potatoes, corn, and rye have always been the traditional crops, as well as limited dairy farming. Extensive areas are covered in pine forest. Granite and the manufacture of mineral water—the waters of Vidago and Pedras Salgadas are nationally famous—are two important industries.There was formerly a narrow gauge railway (the Corgo line) which linked the town of Vila Real with Peso da Régua on the Douro River. Until 1990 the railway reached as far north as Chaves. The remaining, southern part of the Corgo line closed in 2009.