Welcome to the Camino
Back once more by popular demand, join us as we embark on a walk of the final stages of the Camino de Santiago. Named “Camino Portuguese”, we will tread the hallowed paths that lead to Santiago de Compostela and its awe-inspiring cathedral, the finishing point of all pilgrimages of Compostela. This particular Camino was used by Queen Isabel of Portugal in the 13th Century and follows the Atlantic coast from Portugal to Spain. As we travel from Tui to Santiago, we shall cross through rustic villages, traditional farmlands, beautiful forests and beautiful countryside. This area of the world is renowned for its incredible hospitality and local cuisine, which we will sample at each of our bases!
- Discover the beauty along the coastal route of the pilgrim’s trail
- Complete the last 100km of the historic Camino de Santiago
- Finish your Camino at the stunning cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
- Sample delectable Galician cuisine served by encouraging locals at traditional cafes and restaurant
Dates & Prices
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April 29 - May 6, 2020 (8 days)
Standard Blind Price: £1499 Book Now
Discounted Sighted Price: £1099 Contact us for availability
The prices shown below are for non-UK travellers and do not include return flights and transfers. If you are travelling from within the UK, please .
Standard Blind Price: 1399 GBP Book Now
Discounted Sighted Price: 999 GBP Contact us for availability
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- Flights and transfers from the UK (UK prices only)
- 1 nights' accommodation at Colon Tui in Tui
- 1 nights’ accommodation at Azul in O Porrino
- 1 nights’ accommodation at Rias Bajas in Pontevedra
- 1 nights’ accommodation at Pousada Real in Caldas De Reis
- 1 nights’ accommodation at Pazo De Lestrove in Padron
- 1 nights’ accommodation at Lux in Santiago
- All breakfasts and all dinners
- Baggage transfer between hotels
- Specified excursions
- Services of local guides
- Services of a Traveleyes tour manager
- 6 days guided walking from Tui to Santiago
Below is the itinerary for the holiday. Please click each day for more information.
Wednesday 29th April
Today we begin our adventure as we depart to Santiago, where we will then transfer to Tui, our first base for the week! We’ll have some time to explore the town before enjoying our first included dinner!
Dinner included. Overnight in Tui.
Thursday 30th April
Our first day of walking begins today, as we make our way from Tui to O Porrino. Our walk takes us along the Camino de Barca, through the Tunnel das Monxas, up to the historic bridge San Telmo. The journey today covers 16km of land, taking us past woodlands and areas of stunning scenery before arriving into the historical O Porrino.
Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in O Porrino.
Friday 1st May
The terrain becomes easier as we cross the Louro Valley. Keeping the valley to the east, you will arrive after a gentle climb at the chapel of Santiaguino de Antas, the perfect spot to take a brief pause, with time to reflect over the journey we are on!
As we continue, our walk takes us through woodlands. Surrounded by pine trees, the Camino starts its descent through the hamlet of Setefontes and arrives in Arcade, a seaside village well known for its oyster festival! Here we will rest for the evening before continuing our pilgrimage tomorrow.
Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Arcade.
Saturday 2nd May
Our walk today begins as we cross a Romanesque bridge in Pontesampaio, which is where Napoleon was defeated by the Spanish during the War of Independence. We’ll then follow ancient, stone paths on a slight ascent before reaching our base for the evening, the provincial capital of Pontevedra. Here we’ll head through the narrow streets before reaching the 13th Century church of Santa Maria. Of interest to pilgrims is also the Capela da Peregrina, which appears round but is actually in the shape of a scallop. Tonight we’ll enjoy a dinner of local cuisine together, fuelling us for the next day’s adventure.
Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Pontevedra.
Sunday 3rd May
Passing chestnut groves, the Camino leaves Pontevedra and runs parallel to the railway for a while. After passing through the hamlet of Ponte Cabras, we encounter the rectory of Santa Maria de Alba, tucked away among pine and eucalyptus trees. Emerging from the dense woods of Lombo da Maceira, you’ll see a statue of Saint James the pilgrim, his staff pointing the way to proceed. We’ll travel through the lovely village of Tibo, with its fountain, public washing place and stone cross, before arriving into Caldas de Reis.
Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Caldas de Reis.
Monday 4th May
Exiting the town, we take a bridge over the River Umia that leads us to a fountain of hot spring water that has lent the town its name since Roman times. Entering the woods once more, the Camino make its way gently uphill to the hamlet of Santa Marina. Going downhill, we cross the river Fontenlo. Finally, following a Camino lined with pine trees, we catch up again with the river as we arrive in Padron. Padron is famous for being the first land sighted by the ship bearing the body of St James. Make sure to sample the Padron peppers while you’re here!
Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Padron.
Tuesday 5th May
The Camino passes through many small villages and hamlets before arriving at the Baroque sanctuary of A Esclavitude. On a hilltop to the left stands the mysterious, abandoned ruins of the hillfort Castro Lupario. A few kilometres later, we come to the oldest wayside crosses in Galicia. As we near Agro dos Monteiros, it’s now possible to see the spires of the cathedral in Santiago. Finally, the Camino passes by the ruins of a castle known as A Rocha Vella, before entering the city of the Apostle.
Breakfast and dinner included. Overnight in Santiago.
Wednesday 6th May
After breakfast, we head back to the airport and travel home.
Single supplement – £200
Please note a good level of fitness is required for this trip as it is geared towards people who are capable of enjoying walking for up to 28km/7 hours every day. You are required to have an intermediate to advanced level of experience doing such distances. The walks will be in the undulating countryside; some walks will involve shorter but steeper technical sections; others will include more gentle, but longer ascents and descents. There are the occasional steep sections, at times a series of steps, as well as sections with loose rocks underfoot, but there will be no scrambling or climbing.
There may be opportunities to opt out during the walks, however, these are limited, so it is crucial that you are well prepared for the walking involved. In the interests of your safety and the rest of the group’s enjoyment if, at any time, the tour manager or walking guide feels that you are not suited to a walk or are not able to complete a walk for any reason, they may, at their discretion, request you to stay behind or return to the hotel.