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The Portuguese Camino - Coimbra to Porto

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  • No booking fees
  • duration 8 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20371
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Coimbra, Portugal
  • Ends Porto, Portugal
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Discovering on foot the small villages and pilgrimage sites along the Camino Portugués
  • Exploring the historical and lively university city of Coimbra
  • Experiencing culinary delights and the port wine varieties of the area
  • Enjoying the hospitality of family run hotels and B&Bs
  • Visiting historic and vibrant Porto
The trip "The Portuguese Camino - Coimbra To Porto" starts in Coimbra and ends in Porto. It is a walking tour that takes 8 days taking you through Malaposta, Mealhada, Albergaria and 3 other destinations in Portugal. "The Portuguese Camino - Coimbra To Porto" is a self-guided private trip that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

Walk the quieter trails between historical Coimbra and Porto on stage two of the Camino Portugués. The second stage of our self guided walking route along the Portuguese Camino between Lisbon and Santiago takes you from the historic and lively university city of Coimbra through vineyards, woodlands and villages to Porto, set on the banks of the Douro River and famous for its port wine production. Throughout the walk there are ample reminders of past pilgrims and the route offers many insights into the religious significance of the Camino. The Portuguese Road, or Caminho Portugués, is considered by many as the most spiritually connected pilgrimage route. Following the path St James' body took to its resting place at the site of Santiago de Compostela in Spain, the quieter Portuguese path offers a wealth of history and delightful landscapes to discover. Visually stunning in parts, there are many other advantages in walking the Portugués route.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Coimbra
  • Day 2 : Coimbra to Mealhada (5-6hrs, 22.5km/14mi)
  • Day 3 : Walk to Agueda (6hrs, 25.5km/15.5mi)
  • Day 4 : Continue to Albergaria (4-5hrs, 16km/10mi) and transfer back to Agueda for overnight
  • Day 5 : Transfer to Albergaria and walk to Oliveira de Azemeis (5hrs, 21km/13mi)
  • Day 6 : Walk to Malaposta (5hrs, 18km/11.2mi)
  • Day 7 : To Porto (7hrs, 26km/16mi)
  • Day 8 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 7 nights in comfortable hotels on a twin share basis with ensuite facilities
Meals
  • 7 breakfasts. Breakfasts are usually continental inclusive of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices.
Transport
  • Return transfers between Albergaria and Agueda
Others
  • Luggage transfer (max 1 piece of 20kgs per person)
  • Information pack including route notes and guidebook per room booked
  • Emergency hotline
  • Pilgrim's Passport
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Coimbra and from Porto
  • Lunch, dinner and drinks throughout
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Entrance fees
  • Tour guide – this is a self guided walking trip
  • Transfers unless advised
  • Travel insurance
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Portuguese Camino - Coimbra to Porto tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 12 February 2023, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 12 February 2023, a deposit of 184 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Portuguese Camino - Coimbra to Porto tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

Visa

For this The Portuguese Camino - Coimbra to Porto tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

For Solo Travelers

A twin share room may not always be available for solo travelers as it depends on the final number of people on the tour. If you have picked twin share room while booking, and that option is not available, we will get back to you after booking. A single room might then be available against an additional fee.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • How many days are enough for Europe?

    You can spend a couple of months exploring Europe and still feel like you have not seen everything. Generally speaking, a two-week Europe trip should be just enough if you are looking to cover its major highlights. However, if you want a comprehensive travel experience within this duration, it is better that you focus on a region or a few countries rather than traveling all over the continent. 

    Choose a single country or schedule your trip around a handful of cities in different countries. While larger European cities may require three to four days to explore, you can get around smaller destinations in a day or two. Planning your trip around a particular region will cut down your travel time and save your time in transit.

  • What is the best time to go to Portugal?

    There is no bad time to visit Portugal, but April to October are considered the best. For a seasonal overview, check out our article on the best time to visit Portugal.

  • What are the best places to travel to in Portugal?

    The best places to visit in Portugal are going to depend on your preference. If you are into medieval cities, head to Obidos. The town is also popular for its chocolate festival. If you are looking for a relaxed surf town vibe, ​then ​Ericeira or Peniche is what you are looking for. For a foodie adventure, Porto will satiate all your culinary desires.

  • How many days should you spend in Portugal?

    We recommend spending at least 10 days in Portugal to experience the country’s culture and see its top attractions. Find out more about how long to spend in Portugal with our guide.

  • What is the best way to travel in Portugal?

    The public transport networks in Portugal are pretty decent. Scenic trains are highly affordable, but if you are short on time, the buses will normally be quicker. It is probably one of the only places where buses are quicker than trains.

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