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Walking the ‘Portuguese’ Santiago Trail

Spain and Portugal

from £1,046 per person
2 passengers 7 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
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Journey by foot to the legendary Santiago de Compostela

For more than a thousand years pilgrims have taken time out for reflection, and walked, run, cycled and galloped to Santiago de Compostela to visit the tomb of St James. On this unique walking tour, you will follow the final 120 km of the lesser trodden ‘Portuguese Camino’ - all of which will be in Spain - to arrive at the cathedral for a guided visit. Each day you will be free to set your own pace, taking in the varied scenery which includes vineyards, forests, orchards and medieval architecture. To properly relieve any aching feet you will stay in simple hotels and inns along the way, allowing you to focus on the journey and the memories.

Including...

7 nights in hotels

14 meals: 7 breakfasts (B) and 7 dinners (D)

Daily stages

  • Tui to Porrino
  • Porrino to Redondela
  • Redondela to Pontevedra
  • Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis
  • Caldas de Rei to Padrón
  • Padrón to Santiago de Compostela

Plus all this...

  • Included travel insurance
  • Return flights and transfers
  • Porterage at all hotels
  • Guided visit to Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
  • Welcome drink
  • Audio headsets
  • Wine and water with meals
  • Pilgrims Passport
  • Way of St James Scallop Shell
The Holy Year of Jacobeo

In the years in which the Feast of St James (July 25th) falls on a Sunday, that year is celebrated as a Holy Year. This tradition - often also referred to as a ‘Jubilee Year’ - began in the 15th century and continues to attract greater numbers of spiritual pilgrims than a non-holy year. The cathedral itself features a special door, the Puerta del Perdon, which is only opened during the holy year.


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Day 1 UK to Santiago to Tui

Tui, Pontevedra

Transfer to the airport and fly to Santiago de Compostela Airport. You will then travel to Tui. Separated from Portugal by the River Mino, Tui started life as a Roman settlement. Its charmingly compact historic quarter features a main plaza and a castle cathedral.

Tonight you will stay at Hotel Colon Tuy (2Q). D


Day 2 Tui to O Porrino

Pilgrim trail between Tui and O Porrino on the Camino de Santiago trail, Spain

16 kilometres.

Today’s stage will perhaps be the most challenging but beautiful of your trip. The route passes A Virxe do Camiño Chapel, Paredes de Abaixo and iconic San Telmo Bridge, also known as As Febres Bridge. Along the way, in the distance, it is possible to make out the granite quarries to which this spot owes its fame (known as ‘pink granite’, Which is exported to such countries as the United States and Japan). 

Tonight you will stay at the basic Hotel Azul (1Q). B, D


Day 3 O Porrino to Redondela

Redondela, the way Camino de Santiago

15 kilometres.

Involving substantial elevation, today’s exertion will be rewarded with plenty of pleasing panoramas.

Tonight you will stay at Hotel Antolin (2Q). L B, D


Day 4 Redondela to Pontevedra

Bridge in Pontevedra

19 kilometres.

Expect a day of walking through lush greenery and traversing an impressive medieval landmark before arriving into Pontevedra, a modest riverside city that was once Galicia’s biggest.

Tonight you will stay at Hotel Galicia Palace (3Q). B, D


Day 5 Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis

Waterfall of Portela do Homem in Portugal

21 kilometres.

Moving away from the ups and downs of the previous stages, this section will prove to be a little flatter. Leaving the city via the Ponte do Burgo Bridge, which spans the Lerez River, you will shortly pass through Alba, home to the beautiful Romanesque Church of Santa Maria. Wind your way through villages, such as Portela and Briallos - between which there is a waterfall located approximately 700 metres off the path - before finishing your day in Caldas de Reis. Perhaps visit one of Caldas de Reis’ natural spas or simply enjoy its waterside scenery and reflect on your journey so far.

Tonight you will stay at Hotel Pousada Real (2Q). B, D


Day 6 Caldas de Rei to Padrón

Padrón, Spain

18 kilometres.

Enjoy a day of walking through vineyards, grain fields and chestnut forests as you experience agricultural Galicia and immerse yourself in some of the trip’s most varied environments. Along the way, there will be plenty of bars and cafés to rest your feet and enjoy a pick me up. Follow the Camino’s famous yellow arrows past numerous farmhouses to reach Padrón, the town from which ‘Padrón Peppers’ originate. Don’t miss an opportunity to try these small peppers, usually served lightly brushed with salt.

Tonight you will stay in Padrón at Hotel Rosalia (1Q). B, D


Day 7 Padrón to Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral

24 kilometres.

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Today, your journey - albeit shorter - finishes at a site to which pilgrims have journeyed for more than a thousand years. People from all walks of life, pauper to king and nobleman to nobody, have steadily trudged along the many miles of ‘The Way’ from wherever they choose to start. Tantalising glimpses of the city’s cathedral towers will surely motivate you to keep putting your best foot forward. Navigating the city streets - and surrounded by emotional pilgrims - you will arrive in the plaza over which the Santiago de Compostela overlooks. Make sure to collect the final stamp for your Pilgrim’s Passport from the cathedral, and of course your certificate for completing this pilgrimage to Santiago. Check into your hotel and enjoy a guided visit to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral.

Tonight you will stay at Hotel Lux (2Q). B, D


Day 8 Santiago to UK

Check out of your hotel and transfer to the airport for your return journey back to the UK. B


Walking the ‘Portuguese’ Santiago Trail

Spain and Portugal

from £1,046 per person
2 passengers
7 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required
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Walking the ‘Portuguese’ Santiago Trail

Spain and Portugal

from £1,046 per person
2 passengers
7 nights
Including optional travel insurance or a price reduction of £20 if not required