• Luxury Camino de Santiago: The Portuguese Way

  • Luxury Camino de Santiago: The Portuguese Way

  • Luxury Camino de Santiago: The Portuguese Way

  • Luxury Camino de Santiago: The Portuguese Way

Follow the Portuguese Way Camino from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela while staying in boutique accommodations

Days: 9 | From: $4,795/per person

  • Accommodations at best in class boutique hotels and hand-selected, traditional Paradores
  • Curated tours with superb private guides. You’ll have an instant local friend with insider access!
  • Discover the spirit of the Camino while diving into the natural and cultural wonders of Galicia

Embark on an unforgettable journey along the Camino de Santiago Portuguese Way, an awe-inspiring pilgrimage through the heart of Galicia that promises a wide variety of enchanting experiences. This iconic route unveils the hidden treasures of quaint villages, where time seems to stand still, and every cobblestone whispers tales of centuries past. Immerse yourself in the warmth of local hospitality and indulge your senses with the region's exquisite wine and gastronomy, a celebration of flavors that reflects the heart and soul of Galician culture. Rest in boutique accommodations that seamlessly blend modern comfort with historic charm, offering the perfect respite for weary pilgrims. Bring only a day pack and your spirit of adventure with you each day while your luggage is transported from point to point for you. Embrace the Portuguese Way, where every step is a dance with tradition, nature, and the enriching spirit of the Camino.

NOTE: This trek can easily be adjusted to fit various trekking abilities and daily mileage can be shortened if needed. Add on a few days to explore more of Santiago de Compostela, enjoy time at the beach, or indulge in an Albariño wine tasting day in Rias Baixas

This trek can be offered for 2-8 people. "From" Pricing reflects a group base of 4 travelers.

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At a glance

  • Vigo
    2 nights: Start the Portuguese Way Camino from the enchanting town of Vigo
  • Redondela:
    1 night: Settle in for the night in the Village of the Viaducts
  • Pontevedra
    1 night: Explore the charming old quarter of this hamlet
  • Caldas de Reis
    1 night: Cross lush native forests to this small town
  • Padrón
    1 night: Be sure to try the namesake peppers while staying in Padrón
  • Santiago de Compostela
    2 nights: End your pilgrimage exploring the Cathedral and iconic sites of Santiago

  • All itineraries are fully customizable. We will send you a personalized variation that reflects your interests and travel dates at no extra cost. Call to discuss your travel plans with one of our Specialists who know this region firsthand.

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Sample itinerary

Day 1:

Arrival in Galicia

Urzáiz Street

Welcome to Galicia, where your Camino adventure begins! Upon arrival in Vigo or Santiago de Compostela, you will be met and transferred to your accommodations for the evening. Relax or take some time to stroll through the historic city center on your own this evening.

Accommodations: Nagari Hotel, 2 nights

Nestled in the heart of Vigo, Spain, the Nagari Hotel, blends contemporary and historical design. The well-appointed rooms and suites boast modern comforts while showcasing excellent views of the city. With a commitment to personalized service, the Nagari Hotel invites guests to unwind in style at its spa and wellness facilities or savor culinary delights at its on-site restaurant.

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 2:

Discover Vigo

Pulpo a la gallega,galician octopus with ,potatoes paprika, salt and olive oil.  typical Spanish Galician tapa, on a traditional wooden plate. Tipical Spanish tapa concept.

Embark on a delightful walking tapas tour through the city today, savoring the diverse flavors and vibrant culinary scene. Later in the afternoon, connect with your guide for a comprehensive trip briefing and journey preparation, ensuring you’re ready for the exciting adventure that lies ahead.

Accommodations: Nagari Hotel, 2 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 3:

Start of the Camino: Vigo to Redondela

Island connected by beach Playa de Rodas.

Embark on your Camino journey today, the initial stretch leading from Vigo to Redondela. The highlight of this leg unfolds in breathtaking views of the Vigo estuary, offering glimpses of the Cíes Islands, the Morrazo peninsula, the historic Rande Bridge (once the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge), and the serene cove of San Simón, adorned with its inviting beaches, wetlands, and islands. Conclude this fulfilling day with a well-deserved rest at your accommodation, where a local dinner awaits.

(Hiking distance: about 10 miles, hiking time: about 4 hours)

Accommodations: Pazo Torres de Agrelo

Located in Redondela, along the Portuguese Way Camino, Pazo Torres de Agrelo is a quaint hotel offering a comfortable and convenient stay for pilgrims. Located in a historic building, the hotel maintains a classic aesthetic while providing modern amenities. The rooms are well-appointed and designed for practicality, ensuring a relaxed atmosphere for guests.

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 4:

Redondela to Pontevedra

Beautiful Plaza de la Leña of medieval architecture in the Galician city of Pontevedra, Spain

Travel from Redondela to Pontevedra on a well-marked segment of the Camino. As you progress, you’ll pass through the charming town of Arcade, offering an excellent opportunity for a leisurely lunch break. Indulge in local cuisine, including the renowned oysters. Upon reaching Pontevedra, relax at your hotel and prepare for a delightful evening in the Old Quarter, where you can enjoy dinner at a local restaurant amid the city’s picturesque surroundings.

(Hiking distance: about 12 miles, hiking time: about 5 hours)

Accommodations: Parador de Pontevedra

Part of the Parador Network in Spain, this beautiful historic building is an excellent choice for anyone looking for an elevated stay while hiking the Portuguese Way Camino or just wishing to explore more Galicia. With a central location, the hotel provides easy access to the city's attractions. The rooms are well-appointed and the property offers the convenience of on-site dining options.

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 5:

Pontevedra to Caldas de Rei

Pontevedra, Spain. The Iglesia de la Virgen Peregrina (Church of the Pilgrim Virgin Mary), a famous landmark in Galicia

Journey from Pontevedra to Caldas de Rei. In the morning, follow a string of lights that guide pilgrims through the historic center of Pontevedra. Continue on and marvel at the monumental beauty of the Church of the Pilgrim Virgin and the evocative ruins of the Santo Domingo convent, showcasing the historical-artistic richness of Galicia. Traverse quaint rural villages and enchanting native forests along the way. Take breaks for rest and enjoy a satisfying dinner upon arrival to Caldas de Rei.

(Hiking distance: about 14 miles, hiking time: about 5 hours and 30 mins)

Accommodations: Casal dos Celenis

This beautiful and rustic country house offers guests spacious, simple and comfortable accommodations. Centrally located, this is a wonderful option for travelers hiking along the Portuguese Way Camino or wishing to get off the beaten path in Galicia.

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 6:

Caldas de Rei to Padrón

Pilgrim trail between Caldas de Reis and Padron on the Camino de Santiago trail, Galicia, Spain

Set off from Caldas de Rei to Padrón, enjoying a comfortable and more leisurely stretch of the trek amidst the intoxicating beauty of Galician rural landscapes. The scenery unfolds with scattered houses, meandering wooded paths and country roads. Padrón serves as the exciting finale. Visiting Padrón and Iria Flavia (where you will go tomorrow) add a unique touch to the Portuguese Way. Stepping onto these sacred grounds, where, according to Jacobean legend, disciples arrived with the body of Apostle Santiago in the years 42 or 44 AD, imparts a special significance to this particular pilgrimage experience. Enjoy dinner at your leisure this evening (we highly recommend tasting the city’s namesake Padrón peppers as an excellent post-hike treat!).

(Hiking distance: about 11 miles, hiking time: about 4 hours and 30 mins)

Accommodations: Hotel Monumento Pazo Lestrove

Nestled in the charming town of Padrón, the Hotel Monumento Pazo Lestrove intertwines history and modern comfort. Housed within a well-restored Pazo, or Galician manor house, the rooms and suites are adorned with a blend of antique furnishings and contemporary amenities, providing a cozy sanctuary for guests. Surrounded by lush gardens and set against the backdrop of the serene Galician countryside, Pazo Lestrove offers a tranquil escape.

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 7:

Padrón to Santiago

Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, Galicia, Spain in the morning

Embark from Padron to Santiago, on the final leg of the Portuguese Way Camino. This concluding stage takes you through the picturesque valley of the poetic River Sar, past the sanctuary of A Escravitude, and culminates at the summit of O Milladoiro—known as the “humilladoiro,” where pilgrims traditionally knelt upon first sighting the Cathedral in Santiago. This route mirrors the disciples’ historic journey, transporting the body of Santiago from the landing point in Padrón to the final resting place on the Stellae Campus. Upon reaching your destination, visit the Cathedral and obtain your well-deserved Compostelana Certificate.

(Hiking distance: about 15 miles, hiking time: about 5 hours and 30 mins)

Accommodations: Parador de Santiago de Compostela, 2 nights

This iconic Parador, originally a royal hospital founded by Catholic Monarchs Ferdinand and Isabella in 1499, seamlessly blends Gothic, Renaissance, and Plateresque styles, offering a majestic stay steeped in architectural grandeur. Imposing courtyards, sumptuous gardens, and well-adorned rooms and suites transport guests to a bygone era while providing modern comforts. The parador's proximity to the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral adds to its allure, making it a haven for pilgrims and travelers alike.

*Includes: Breakfast

Upgrades and alternatives: Quinta Da Agua, AND OTHERS.
Day 8:

Santiago de Compostela

View of pedestrian street and building facades in old town Santiago de Compostela, Spain.

Explore the rich history of Santiago de Compostela with a guided tour of the Cathedral and the charming old quarter of the city today. Immerse yourself in the cultural and architectural wonders that define this iconic pilgrimage destination. As the day concludes, settle in for a heartfelt farewell dinner, savoring the flavors of the region and reminiscing about the memorable moments of your journey along the Portuguese Way Camino de Santiago.

Accommodations: Parador de Santiago de Compostela, 2 nights

*Includes: Breakfast

Day 9:


Camino de Santiago sign on stone monolith with green grass background. Pilgrimage sign to Santiago de Compostela

Bid farewell to Santiago. You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight home or on to your next destination.

*Includes: Breakfast

Popular Ways to Customize This Itinerary

  • Replenish after hiking by adding time in the Basque Region for exquisite food and wine.

  • Customize your itinerary to add time in Galicia to hike or visit Finisterre, where the pilgrims would traditionally watch the sunset over the Atlantic after completing their pilgrimage to Santiago, or visit the vineyards and taste the local albariño wine in Rias Baixas.

  • Add a few days in one of the gateway-cities to Galicia: Porto, Portugal or Madrid, Spain, to explore art, history and culture in these marvelous cities.

  • Contact us to learn about more options for designing and customizing your trip.

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