2nd Stage Camino Portuguese: Tui – Santiago

  • Camino
  • Duration: 7 days
  • Price: €430

In this part of the Portuguese Route, instead of Portugal you will get to know Portugal’s elder sister – Galicia. This region, even though it belongs to Spain, historically and linguistically is much more related to Portugal. During your Camino from Tui you will visit the Southern part of Galicia, its coast, vineyards and you will see the particular mixture of medieval history with the modernity.

Day 1
Tui

You must start your pilgrimage visiting the astonishing Cathedral of Tui. This small town was once a religious center of the importance comparable to Santiago. Strategically situated, the old town of Tui faces the Valença fortress on the other bank of the Minho river. The Minho since XII century is a natural border between Spain and Portugal.

Day 2
O Porriño

After leaving a beautiful medieval Tui, the end of the first day of the pilgrimage may seem sad. Some pilgrims on that first day follow 32 km (19 miles) to Redondela, but we recommend breaking it in two parts. Although the stage Tui-O Porriño includes walking along the industrial park buildings, we have a good recompensation for you after this “ugly” detail

Day 3
Redondela

The second short day. You will pass through the tiny town – Mos which calles itself the small land of mills. Indeed, on your way you should see some of the traditional constructions: mills made of stone, “cruceiros” – public crucifixes also made of stone and if you pay attention, all houses have “hórreos” – typical granaries built in wood or stone.

Day 4
Pontevedra

Pontevedra is one of the 7 biggest towns of Galicia. Looking at the streets of its old town you will be already tasting the early flavour of Santiago. The main saint of Pontevedra is St. Mary the Pilgrim Lady and a special week-long “fiestas” are celebrated in her homage every year in August.
The Columbus ship “Santa María”, one of the three ships that leaded him to discover America, was built in Pontevedra’s port. There is even a strong belief among local people thar Columbus himself might have been born in Pontevedra’s neighborhood, not in Genoa in Italy.

Day 5
Caldas de Reis

The main joy of this stage will be a rural landscape. You will observe how the green grapes are growing to be later turned into one of the most excellent white wines of the world: Albariño wine from Rías Baixas. Caldas de Reis means “kings’ spa” and indeed there are thermal springs in this small Galician town. As every pilgrim don’t forget to try how warm the water is in the public fountain on das Burgas square.

Day 6
Padrón

According to the legend, Santiago’s disciples brought the Apostle’s dead body from Jerusalem to Padrón and only few centuries later it got moved to the Libredón forest in the place where today’s Cathedral of Santiago is built. It means that if the body hadn’t been misteriously moved, maybe today everybody would be making a pilgrimage to Padrón instead of Santiago. Today Padrón is a small town famous for its green hot little peppers (“pementos de Padrón”) and for famous writers: Rosalía de Castro – the mother of the Galician poetry and Camilo José Cela – Literature Nobel Prize.

Day 7
Santiago de Compostela

On that last day of pilgrimage you will pass through the Escravitude church which looks like a Santiago Cathedral’s miniature. The Agro dos Monteiros hill is like Monte de Gozo on the French Route – from here The Obradoiro Square is the end and the beginning. Congratulations! You’ve just made it!

Standard Accomodation May – Sep. Oct. – April
  • Hotels ** and ***
  • Boutique Hotels
per person shared 320€ 300€
single sumplement 150€ 130€

 

Breaking Stages May – Sep. Oct. – April
Francos (between Padrón and Santiago de Compostea) per person shared 40€ 45€
single suplement 20€ 20€

 

Extra nigths May – Sep. Oct. – April
Tui per person shared 40€ 45€
single suplement 30€ 30€
Santiago de Compostela per person shared 60€ 60€
single suplement 30€ 30€

 

1 Person 2 Persons
Luggage Transfer 40€ 60€s

Check Flights to Oporto, Vigo and Santiago de Compostela

Transportation to the starting point (Taxi 1-4px)
Porto airport to hotel 220€
Vigo Airport to hotel 50€
Santiago Airport to hotel 120€

 

Transportation from Santiago (Taxi 1-4px)
Hotel to Vigo Airport 120€
Hotel to Santiago Airport 24€

Map

The basic package includes:

  • Lodging in private inns: private room with en suite bathroom and breakfast included
  • Phone attention in Spain 24/7 while walking your Camino
  • Taxes
  • Maps of the places where you will stop
  • Official pilgrim passport(s) – issued on request (please note that you must request it at least 1 month before the pilgrimage starting date so we can send it from Santiago to your home address)