Guided Pilgrimage Camino Portugués – Camino Divino
Portuguese Central Camino – El Camino Divino
walking distance: 176 kilometers (111 mi)
value: €4.750 € per person in double occupancy rooms
single supplement: 1.350€
DATES (Click date for sign up!)
October 13, 2024 FULL
In one journey we will meet two nations, two languages, two cultures, two gastronomies, but, the same kind of hospitality… it´s unique.
Through the 19th and 20th Roman Road we´ll cross immemorial bridges, woods and magical forests, as well as the mystical vines and savoring, step by step the ancient legacy left in all the Sanctuaries dedicated to our Lady.
A journey of sensations, fruit of the fusion between historical paths, mythical Cathedrals, unique gastronomy’s and remarcable nectars.
24 hours per day English-speaking guide assistance
13 nights in stellar accommodations
12 dinners and all breakfasts
3 Guided visits – Fátima, Tomar and Santiago de Compostela
Support vehicle provided during the entire tour
Luggage Transfer between accommodations during the walking tour
Mobile phones with Portuguese/Spanish line
Photos of the entire Tour
Not included: airfare, tipping, insurance, extra nights or other guided visits not mentioned in the program
ITINERARY and Flight suggestions
The Portuguese Camino Divino is walked during a 12 days and 13 nights period. The sunday night of arrival and dinner are included.
You should land in Lisbon on sunday and fly back home on the saturday, 2 weeks after, because the Camino Pilgrimage ends after the friday’s night farewell dinner. High-speed trains from Santiago to Madrid are available, too.
If any doubts arise, please, let us know and although we don’t do airfare, we’ll be delighted to assist you in this matter.
Arriving day – Lisbon
We’ll meet at the lobby of our hotel in Lisbon at 6 pm to have our Camino presentation and our first dinner together.
It’s the perfect moment to start sharing and tasting the unique local gastronomy and exquisite wines.
Accommodations in Lisbon
DAY 1 – Lisbon and Fátima
We’ll meet at the lobby of our hotel in Lisbon, at 8am to head to Fatima, in our private bus, where a very special guided visit will allow us to understand why this special place is known as the Altar of the World.
Accommodations in Fátima
DAY 2 – Tomar – walking guided visits
Our walking starts from the amazing Convent of Christ’s door in the unique City of Tomar! Known as the Templar City, home of the Templar Knights after the persecution of the French King, awaits to embrace us with amazing and extraordinary legends…
Night in Coimbra
DAY 3 – Rabaçal to Conimbriga – 12 km or 7,5 mi
The long dirt trails – mellow, calming, inspiring and peaceful, with never ending views – and the silence, only broken by the sound of our steps, the wind and the river, will allow us to enter a new dimension of our Pilgrimage: the inner journey will start going deeper… We’ll end our walking day in the 2nd Century Roman Ruins of Conímbriga, a must see of the important and ancient presence of the Romans in this part of the country.
We’ll be spending the night in the magnificent city of Porto where special surprises await…
Night in Porto
DAY 4 – Leça da Palmeira to Vila do Conde – 21 km or 13 mi
Leaving Porto is always difficult but walking side by side with the blue ocean will help us. Literally over sand, wooden crosswalks, all our senses will be heightened.
Vila do Conde, with its 999 arches aqueduct and the impressive St. Clara Monastery of 1314 built in the delta of the Ave River will crown our day!!
Night in Valença do Minho
DAY 5 – Rubiães to Valenca do Minho – 20 km or 12 mi
What do you say about starting your walking day on a 4th century BC Roman road? It’s the impressive 19th Roman Road that will guide us among forests, streams, ancient villages until we reach one of the biggest icons of the Portuguese Central Camino: the impressive Valenca do Minho’s fortress! Originally from the 12th Century, it’s during the 17th century that gains dimension, due to the war between the Portuguese and Castille crowns.
We’ll be literally walking on and among history!
Night in Valença
DAY 6 – Valenca do Minho to Porrino – 20 km or 13 mi
To cross the border between Portugal and Spain we won’t need a passport. You just need to keep all your senses sharp to enjoy the spectacular crossing of the Romanesque 19th century International Bridge and then, to enjoy the charm of the romantic old town of Tui. Tui’s Cathedral was built in 1225 but the original church is from the 6th Century.
Night in Pontevedra
DAY 7 – Redondela to Pontevedra – 20 km or 12 mi
Today, the fabulous panoramic views of the Vigo River, the important Ponte Sampaio’s Bridge and the arrival in Pontevedra, the Pilgrim City, will fill up our day. The historic old town, the ancient connection to the Camino and its architecture will inspire us to come back!
Night in Pontevedra
DAY 8 – Pontevedra to Armenteira – 21 km or 13 mi
After crossing the Pontevedra bridge, we will join the agrarian path of the Salnés Spiritual Variant. In just seven km, we will reach the impressive 7th century Monastery of the Poio of Cistercian origin. Nearby, the idyllic and emblematic fishing village of Combarro will welcome us with its peculiar Hórreos and magnificent views of the Ría de Arousa. We will end this great day in the unforgettable 11th century Monastery of Armenteira.
Night in Armenteira
DAY 9 –Armenteira to Vilanova de Arousa – 24 km or 15 mi
This is a day that we will be happy is a long one. We will have the time to savor the beauty of the indescribable Water and Stone Route. Here we will find magical forests of chestnut, oak and pine trees. The air is filled with freshness and the sounds of a peaceful brook enhanced by the splashing of small waterfalls. At this point, we will enter the region of the vineyards of the Rías Baixas, famous for its white wines which we will be sure to taste!
Night in Armenteira
DAY 10 –Vilanova de Arousa to Milladoiro – 18 km or 11 mi
It´s a stage where we can’t help but to relive the risky moments experienced by Teodoro and Atanasio with the body of St. James, to roam these paths to Campus Stellae and relive an odyssey that evokes wild bulls, bishops, a Queen and the restless spirit of man in achieving a higher objective.
Night in Milladoiro
DAY 11 –Milladoiro to Santiago – 6,5 km or 4 miles
Today, we walk into Santiago de Compostela! Over the historical stones of the magical old town of Santiago we’ll be embraced by the sound of bagpipes… Maybe, it’s time to leave the words for another moment… After attending to the Botafumeiro Ceremony at the Pilgrim Mass we’ll meet again to enjoy a guided visit and a very special celebration surprise dinner!
Night in Santiago
DAY 12 –Santiago de Compostela
In the morning, led by a local historian, we’ll have a guided visit around Santiago where we’ll learn about the history and legends of this historical city. You’ll have a free afternoon to stroll around the beautiful Santiago, to do some shopping and, we’ll meet againg in our hotel to enjoy our Celebration dinner!!
When leaving Santiago behind, we’ll feel renewed and more prepared for the beginning of the new journey ahead, and, the words of the Portuguese Nobel Prize Saramago will make more sense than ever: “The end of a journey is simply the start of another. You have to go back to the footsteps already taken, to go over them again or add fresh ones, alongside them. You have to start the journey anew. Always.”
Hoping that you have found what you need on this Pilgrimage, allow us to Thank You Very Much for the honor given of sharing this special moment of life with us and, please, know how sincerely we hope we may one day meet again!
Accommodations in Santiago