The Portuguese Camino – Valença to Santiago
2022: €2500 May 2-9 & Oct 10-17
2023: €2700 May 8-15
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***NEW: 2022 The Complete Camino Portuguese: Lisbon to Santiago March 14-April 15, 2022 33-days 6500 Euros
Spanish Steps is excited to have introduced the Portuguese Camino to our portfolio. The final 115 kilometers (71 miles) of this beautiful pilgrimage route begins in the border town of Valença do Minho in Portugal. We cross the mighty River Miño into green Galicia heading northwards through vineyards, kiwi plantations and farming country, skirting the ‘rias’ (estuaries) of the Rias Baixas region and visiting historic towns along the way. In addition, we will visit Santa Tecla, the site of ancient Celtic dwellings perched on a promontory with spectacular views of the sea and Portugal. We walk through the fascinating town of Padrón, famous for its connection to the legend of Santiago and its little green peppers. In Caldas de Reis we experience the steaming hot springs in the town center. The charm of Pontevedra, a traditional stop on the pilgrimage trail will “wow” you. This Camino offers a different perspective of Galicia from the Camino Francés with luscious crops of vegetables and vines and a constant sense of the ocean nearby. Walking from the Spain-Portugal border will allow you to receive the Compostela – the official certificate of completion for this epic journey. Full van support with healthy snacks will be provided by your guide. Daily maps and historical information will be given out every day.
- Transportation from Vigo and during trip for you and your luggage
- 7 nights of hotel accommodations with en suite bathrooms
- Bi-lingual guide
- Daily maps and historical information
- Full van support
- Pilgrims credential (passport)
- Healthy snacks
- All breakfasts
- 6 dinners with local wine
- Guided historical tour of Santiago
2022 DATES: 2500 Euros
- May 2-9
- October 10-17
PRIVATE tailor-made trips are available upon request. Please ask us for details.