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The Portuguese Camino - Porto to Santiago

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5 Based on 1 Review
  • duration 14 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 15
  • guiding method Self-guided
  • Tour Code BM-20372
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
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  • Starts Porto, Portugal
  • Ends Santiago De Compostela, Spain
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HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Enjoying a quieter pilgrimage route, following in the footsteps of Celtic, Roman and Christian wayfarers
  • Experiencing culinary delights, including the local port varieties in Porto
  • Discovering the fascinating and historical towns of Porto, Barcelos, Tui and Santiago
  • Walking to the fabled church of Santiago de Compostela
Start in Porto and end in Santiago De Compostela, the tour "Portuguese Camino - Porto To Santiago" is a self-guided walking trip that takes 14 days. You will be traveling through Santiago De Compostela, Caldas De Reis, Padrón and 8 other destinations in Spain and Portugal. "The Portuguese Camino - Porto To Santiago" is a private tour which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others. Please see the package includes section for further details.

Walk the Camino Portugués from Porto to the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela. Considered the most spiritually connected pilgrimage route, following the path St James' body took to its resting place at the site of Santiago de Compostela, this quiet stage offers a wealth of history. From the lively city of Porto, set on the banks of the Douro River and famous for its port wine production, the journey north travels through small hamlets, past eucalyptus and pine woods, over ancient bridges and through larger market towns dating back to Roman times. Throughout the journey there are ample reminders of past pilgrims and the route offers many insights into the religious significance of the Camino. Visually stunning in parts, there are many advantages in walking the Portugués route with the ascent to the highest point on the trail at Alto da Portela Grande (405m) rewarded with sweeping views of the Lima Valley below. Crossing the Spanish border and walking the last 100km through Galicia to the holy city of Santiago ensures you qualify for the Compostela certificate upon your arrival at the cathedral.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Porto
  • Day 2 : Transfer to Vilar do Pinheiro and walk to Arcos (4hrs, 19km/11.8mi)
  • Day 3 : Walk to the market town of Barcelos (5hrs, 20km/12.4mi)
  • Day 4 : Continue to Balugaes (4.5hrs, 16km/9.9mi)
  • Day 5 : Walk to Ponte de Lima, the oldest town in Portugal (5.5hrs, 17km/10.5mi)
  • Day 6 : Along delightful trails & crossing small hills en route to Pecene (6.5hrs, 22km/13.7mi)
  • Day 7 : Walk to the Spanish border at Tui (4.5hrs, 15km/9.3mi)
  • Day 8 : Walk to O Porriño along quiet roads and paths, transfer to Tui (6hrs, 23km/14mi)
  • Day 9 : Transfer to O Porrino, walk to Arcade on the coast (6hrs, 23km/14mi)
  • Day 10 : A shorter walk to the old town of Pontevedra (3-4hrs, 12km/7.5mi)
  • Day 11 : Walk to Caldas de Reis (6-7hrs, 22km/13.5mi)
  • Day 12 : Via the river valleys of Bermana and Valga to Padron (5-6hrs, 19km/11.5mi)
  • Day 13 : To Santiago (6-7hrs, 25.5km/16mi)
  • Day 14 : Trip concludes Santiago de Compostela
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 13 nights in comfortable hotels on a twinshare basis with private facilities (upgrade to 4 star hotel/parador in Tui and Santiago, upgrade hotel option at Caldas de Rei - supplement applies. Upgrades must be requested at time of booking)
Meals
  • 13 breakfasts and 11 dinners. Breakfasts are usually continental inclusive of breads, cheese, ham, tea, coffee & juices. Dinner will consist of 3 courses, usually starting with a salad, followed by a chicken, red meat, fish or pasta dish & finishing with a dessert of fruit or cakes.
Transport
  • Transfers from Porto to Vilar do Pinheiro, and O Porriño to Tui and back to O Porriño
Others
  • Information pack including route notes, maps and guidebook per room booked
  • Luggage transfer (max 1 piece of 20kgs per person)
  • Emergency hotline
  • Pilgrim's passport
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Porto and from Santiago de Compostela
  • Lunch and drinks throughout, dinner in Porto and Santiago
  • Items of a personal nature
  • Transfers not advised as included
  • Tour guide – this is a self guided walking trip
  • Entrance fees
  • Travel insurance
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
5 - Excellent
Based on 1 review
  • Anonymous
  • On Oct 30 2019
5 - Excellent
Excellent
An amazing experience of walking the Camino. Having our luggage transported and accommodation prebooked was so good as all we had to do was get up and walk.
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GOOD TO KNOW Download trip notes
CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this The Portuguese Camino - Porto to Santiago 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 07 December 2022, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 07 December 2022, a deposit of 269 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

The Portuguese Camino - Porto to Santiago 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 - Porto to Santiago 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.
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