Camino Portuguese

Camino Portuguese

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Combining the Interior and Coastal Camino de Santiago trails in northern Portugal to Santiago de Compostela, the tour explores the historical wealth and beauty of these borderlands

Enchanting borderlands, coast and rural landscapes en route to Santiago de Compostela!
Using the Caminho Português (in Portuguese)/Camino Portugués (in Spanish) as the backdrop for this culturally rich 7-day tour, we will be following the trails taken by pilgrims heading from Lisbon, Portugal to the tomb of the apostle James in Santiago de Compostela. The riverside, historical town of Vila do Conde (15km from the Porto international airport) will be our launching point for our journey that explores the historical wealth and beauty of these borderlands.

From the city of Porto there are two principal Camino trails heading to Santiago de Compostela: the coastal Camino and the interior Camino. We have selected what we believe to be the best sections of these two trails for this tour. Along the way you will learn many fascinating aspects of Portuguese and Spanish (specifically Galician) history, folk life and culture as well as enjoy the delicious foods and wines of these areas.

Northern Portugal and southern Galicia are both characterized by green rolling hills separated by expansive valleys whose inhabitants have managed to retain their largely rural lifestyles. In both areas we will enjoy the bounty of their gardens, pastures and sea beds as well as their world-famous wines including Port from Porto, Vinho Verde from the river valleys north of Porto and the white Albariño from southern Galicia. The very comfortable accommodations that we have selected will also enhance your enjoyment of the areas as they are conveniently located in the historical quarters where we stay.

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