The Camino Portuguese Pilgrimage

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The Portuguese Camino – Valença to Santiago

8 days    €2200   June 15-22  &  June 28 – July 5  & Sept 7-14

Description

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 towns of Padrón, famous for its connection to the legend of Santiago and its little green peppers, Caldas de Reis with its steaming hot springs and the charming city Pontevedra.  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.

What's Included

  • 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

Dates

2019 DATES: 2200 Euros

  • June 15 – 22
  • June 28 – July 5
  • Sept 7 – 14
  • Ask us about a private tour

Contact us now to enquire or book

PRIVATE tailor-made trips are available upon request. Please ask us for details.