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Portuguese Coastal Guided

Baiona to Santiago

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Our 7 night Portuguese Coastal Way Guided tour starts in the elegant seaside town of Baiona, in the heart of the Rías Baixas, famous for its Albariño white wine and delicious shellfish. This is a superb coastal Camino route, ideal for the Summer months. Visit the Monte Real castle, stroll along the port and go for a swim in the bay before you start your journey to Santiago. From Baiona, you will follow the coast towards Vigo, enjoying the views of the magnificent Illas Cíes and Vigo Bay. The Portuguese Coastal Way joins the classic Camino Portuguese in the town of Redondela and it is here where you will start meeting fellow pilgrims. You will continue your Camino de Santiago passing the fishing village of Arcade, the lovely historic city of Pontevedra, the spa town of Caldas de Reis, Padrón and finally Santiago de Compostela where you can get your ‘Compostela’ certificate!

    • Guided Tour: 8 days/ 7 Nights. Includes English speaking guide, half board, transfers to/from Santiago. Departures on:
      • April 8th (FULL)
      • May 27th
      • September 2nd, 23rd
    • NEW! Women Only Guided Tour: 8 days/ 7 Nights. Includes English speaking guide, half board, transfers to/from Santiago. Departures on:
      • June 24th
      • September 16th, 30th

Trip highlights

  • Friendly Knowledgeable English speaking guide
  • Taste delicious fresh seafood and Albariño white wine
  • Enjoy delightful coastal views in the heart of the Rías Baixas
  • Get you 'Compostella' certificate when you arrive in Santiago.

1 Baiona

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Arrive at Santiago airport and you will be transported to your accommodation in the elegant seaside town of  Baiona.  At dinner tonight you will meet your guide and other members of your group who will give you a briefing on what to expect over the next few days.  Enjoy a good night sleep tonight as you will begin your Camino to Santiago tomorrow.

2 Baiona to Vigo - 28km

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After breakfast this morning you will begin your Camino, following the path by the coast from Baiona to Nigrán and finally to the city of Vigo. On your route today you will enjoy fantastic views of the Bay of Vigo, with the magnificent Illas Cíes and its Natural Park in the horizon.  Stay tonight in the bustling city of Vigo where you should enjoy the local seafood and white wine produce.

3 Vigo to Redondela - 15km

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After breakfast this morning, you will leave the city of Vigo and continue on your coastal Camino, keeping the Bay of Vigo to your left. Today is quite a short day so you can enjoy a more relaxed pace. Your stop for the night is the town of Redondela and it is here where the original Portuguese Camino joins your route. You should have a stroll around this lovely town before dinner to see the sights.

4 Redondela to Pontevedra - 20km

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Enjoy your breakfast this morning and wave goodbye to the ocean and the coast from now on you will begin to drift inland towards your destination of Santiago.  Before this though make the most of the seaside. Try the famous oysters from the fishing village of Arcade in Pontevedra, which will be your destination for today. Explore the very pretty historic centre and old town with its many Romanesque churches and quaint granite squares.  The sea air will hopefully have given you an appetite so enjoy an evening meal before bed.

5 Pontevedra to Caldas de Reis - 21km

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After breakfast today you will leave Pontevedra behind and follow the Camino, taking you through beautiful chestnut, pine and eucalyptus woods. In the village of Ponte Cabras you will see the rectory of Santa María de Alba. At Lombo da Maceira, a statue of Saint James with his walking stick showing you the way to Santiago. On your way to Caldas de Reis you will pass the hamlet of Tivo with its lovely fountain and public washing bath.  In Caldas de Reis, you will stay tonight.

6 Caldas de Reis to Padrón - 19km

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After breakfast, you will leave Caldas de Reis, crossing the river Umia, finding the hot springs that have given the town its name since Roman times. The trail once again takes you through forests and gradually climbs to the village of Santa Mariña. You will continue on the Camino through pine forests to today’s destination: the town of Padrón. When the body of Saint James was being brought to Compostela by boat, Padrón was said to be the first land it reached.  The church of Santiago in the town contains the relic of the ‘Pedron’ stone under its alter.  You will stay tonight in the town of Padrón where you will have dinner and an early night as you reach Santiago tomorrow.

7 Padrón to Santiago de Compostela - 25km

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After a lovely breakfast in Padron this morning your final day of walking will take you through a number of small villages on your way to the historical sanctuary of A Esclavitude. Nearby on a hilltop sits the ruins of a fort known as Castro Lupario. Shortly after this you will see some of the oldest wayside crosses in Galicia. As you make your way towards Agro dos Monteiros you will be able to see the spires of the cathedral in Compostela. You will pass the ruins of the castle of A Rocha Vella, as you approach Santiago de Compostela.  Arrive in Praza de Obradoiro infront of the cathedral and give yourself a pat on the back as you have made it.  Visit the wonderful cathedral and receive your Compostella certificate.

Take time to explore this gem of a city, small and vibrant. Its UNESCO listed old town will enchant you. In Santiago de Compostela you will find not only pilgrims but also locals and students, socialising and enjoying a few bites to eat and a glass of wine in the many bars, restaurants and cosy cafes, the city has to offer.

8 Santiago de Compostela

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After breakfast this morning, depending on your flight time, you should have time to explore a bit more of Santiago or get a few more souvenirs to bring back home.  Your group will be brought to Santiago airport where your guided tour with us will end.  We hope you enjoyed it and made some wonderful friends along the way.

Hotels and country cottages have been carefully selected for their location, comfort, character, food and hospitality. They are subject to availability and if the hotel described is not available, we will provide you with one of the same standard, comfort and price. Please note: accommodation is subject to availability.

Baiona - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guest houses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Vigo - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Redondela - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guest houses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Pontevedra - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guest houses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Caldas de Reis - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Padrón - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Santiago de Compostela - Standard

Standard: For our Standard Accommodation, we have hand-picked family-run hotels and guesthouses along the Camino de Santiago for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to the Camino de Santiago trail.

Baiona Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Santiago Average Temperature & Rainfall

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Flying IN and OUT

How to get to/home from Santiago de Compostela Airport (129km)
Santiago de Compostela is the main international airport in Galicia. Aer Lingus serves flights from/ to Dublin; Ryanair from/ to London (Stansted), Milan (Bergamo) and Frankfurt (Hahn), Vueling from/ to London Gatwick, Paris (Charles de Gaulle), Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Munich, Dusseldorf, Rome and Zurich; Easyjet from Geneva, London (Gatwick), Rome and Basel; Swiss to Zurich; Turkish Airlines to Istanbul. Santiago de Compostela Lavacolla airport also has many flights to Spanish cities; with many daily flights to Madrid and Barcelona. See www.skyscanner.com

TO and FROM Airport

Santiago International Airport is where your guided tour with us begins.  You will be collected from here when you arrive and brought back here after you have finished your Camino.