Camino Trail

The Portuguese Way is a hiking trip that links the town of Ponte de Lima to Santiago de Compostela along the beautiful and old Saint James path. Every day offers different scenery, with countryside views, towns, and cities rich in culture and filled with the Camino spirit. Churches, monuments, and old crosses will tell the history of this less trodden way until you arrive at Obradoiro Square by the Saint James Cathedral. This is the heart of Santiago de Compostela! You will experience the purity of this religious experience, joined by other pilgrims, and discover more of Portugal, Spain, and yourself!

INCLUSIONS & HIGHLIGHTS

  • 9 Nights charming/superior accommodations
  • Breakfast daily, 2 Dinners
  • Religious architectural sites
  • Natural landscapes and countryside sceneries
  • Porto, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and the Douro River
  • Ancient architecture and atmosphere
  • Charming hotel and delicious gastronomy
  • Santiago de Compostela, the most famous pilgrim destination
  • Luggage transfer from hotel to hotel
  • Digital information booklet
  • English-speaking guide throughout
  • Airport transfers
  • Women’s Travel Club tour host

ITINERARY

**Prices are subject to change and availability. Space is limited, and activities and specific hotels are subject to change. Travel insurance is strongly recommended.

IMPORTANT DETAILS & PRICING

Pre-Booking Only

Pre-book now to hold your spot. As soon as we have full details and pricing, we will let you know. At that time, you can decide if you would like to confirm this tour. If you do book you will save $100 off the tour as a thank you for showing us your interest.

Activity Level

High Activity
This is a hiking tour.  You will be walking between 16 and 26 km per day.

Minimum: 8 members
Maximum: 16 members

Exclusions

  • International Airfare
  • Visa and passport handling fees
  • Meals not listed in itinerary
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Gratuities on personal purchases
  • Optional Activities
  • Expenses of a Personal Nature
  • Gratuities
  • Early check-in and late check-out of hotel

Tour Host

Women’s Travel Club tours are hosted tours. Your tour host is in addition to local tour guides. Your Women’s Travel Club tour host is your tour concierge and there to make sure every part of the tour runs smoothly. Our trained hosts are seasoned travelers who are with you every step of your tour so that you only have to worry about enjoying yourself and having fun.
The Women’s Travel Club Tour Host for this tour is TBA.

Flight Information

The Women’s Travel Club recommends booking flexible or refundable air tickets when possible.

Arrive to Porto, Portugal, – Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) at any time on or before the first day of the tour.
Depart from Santiago de Compostela-Santiago-Rosalia de Castro Airport (SCQ) anytime on the last day of the tour.

If you would like assistance booking international flights for your tour, please use the form below. The Women’s Travel Club Flight Desk will work with you to arrange the best options.
Our flight management fee is CAD 100.00 + HST per tour.
Flight Quote

Travel Insurance:

Out-of-country medical insurance is required. We strongly recommend that you obtain cancellation and interruption insurance to protect your investment.
Use this link to request an insurance quote.

Insurance Quote

ACCOMMODATIONS

Mercearia da Vila

Mercearia da Vila presents itself as an excellent choice for those exploring Ponte de Lima. With a romantic ambiance and various amenities, it enhances your overall experience.

The rooms at Mercearia da Vila are equipped with a flat-screen TV, air conditioning, and a desk, ensuring a comfortable stay. Easy access to the internet is facilitated by complimentary WiFi.

Furthermore, Mercearia da Vila provides breakfast, adding an extra layer of enjoyment to your visit to Ponte de Lima.

Casa da Capela

The Chapel House is an ancient residence whose origins have faded into the shadows of numerous bygone years. Its name is derived from popular tradition, likely linked to the proximity of the Nossa Senhora do Alívio Chapel.

Meticulously preserved during the restoration and adaptation processes, with a focus on accentuating details and honoring the ambient light within, the Chapel House has been converted into a comfortable and inviting tourist accommodation. It caters to those seeking an overnight stay or a few days of repose in our charming village. Through a modest architectural approach, utilizing local materials and construction methods, we’ve achieved a harmonious design that seamlessly blends the rooms, ensuring optimum comfort for our guests.

Parador de Tui

Located on the border between Galicia and Portugal, in the heart of Tui and adjacent to the banks of the Miño River, you’ll find the Parador de Tui. This establishment authentically replicates the architecture of a traditional Galician manor, nestled in a scenic landscape of mountains and rivers. It serves as an ideal retreat for nature enthusiasts seeking to harmonize their love for the outdoors with activities like canoeing. The hotel boasts refined lounges, comfortable rooms, a spacious garden with a swimming pool, and a tennis court, providing an all-encompassing experience for its guests.

Pazo Torres Argelo

Situated in the heart of the Ría de Vigo, where the historic Battle of Rande unfolded, the Pazo is perched atop a hillside offering panoramic views of the entire estuary and San Simón cove.

Its advantageous location, just 15 km from both Vigo and Pontevedra, 6 km from Vigo airport, and in close proximity to four golf courses, makes the Pazo an ideal retreat for relaxation and enjoyment of the surrounding area.

Parador Pontevedra

Situated in the historical heart of the splendid city of Pontevedra, the Parador de Pontevedra occupies a 16th-century Renaissance palace once belonging to the Counts of Maceda. Welcoming you at its entrance is an impressive carved stone staircase that guides you to the inviting rooms within. Adorned with antiques and valuable classic furniture, the building also features a charming garden, providing a serene space to stroll or relax while savoring excellent local wines.

Torre do Rio

Spread across 10,000 square meters, our haven is meticulously designed to offer a space for disconnecting and unwinding. Just over 1 km from Caldas, a renowned thermal village steeped in tradition, our team is fully prepared to indulge you. Surrender to the intimate atmosphere and allocate the time you deserve, a luxury often elusive in the hustle of daily life.

Torre do Rio, a refurbished 18th-century textile complex nestled along the meandering Umia river, embodies the essence of Galician style in the heart of nature. Every aspect seems meticulously crafted to allow you to savor the tranquility and magic of the surroundings.

Nestled in the privileged area of Salnés, our tower, boasting three centuries of history, is distinguished for both its thermal and gastronomic offerings. Caldas, situated less than 1 km away, and Cuntis, within 10 km, boast natural water spas. Additionally, exploring the Roman bridges and the breathtaking Umia river waterfall, just a stone’s throw from our facilities, is a must.

Torre do Rio also enjoys proximity to other captivating towns and villages along the Ría de Arousa, including Vilagarcía, Santiago de Compostela, Pontevedra, Vigo, Isla de Arosa, Cambados, Sanxenxo, and O Grove.

Pazo Lestrove

Guests can relish an unforgettable stay, where they have the opportunity to indulge in the finest Galician gastronomy at the restaurants. The experience extends to personalized celebrations or business meetings held in exclusive event spaces. Hotel Pazo de Lestrove is a symbol of tradition, history, and open spaces.

The iconic 16th-century building, once a recreational mansion for the archbishops of Compostela, stands on a walled expanse of 50,000 square meters, encompassing forests and gardens.

Virxe de Cerca

The Hotel Virxe da Cerca offers a combination of location, comfort, and elegant simplicity for its guests. Situated just 400 meters from the Cathedral and facing the Santiago Food Market, it provides an unexpected haven of peace. The hotel seamlessly merges two buildings, each with two centuries of history, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the authentic atmosphere of Santiago de Compostela.

Visitors are encouraged to let themselves be surprised by the interior of the hotel.

**Occasionally, due to situations beyond our control, specific hotels may change. Any accommodation changes will be to a similar hotel.

FAQ's

Through our own clients and networking clubs we have realized a general desire for women to travel but they don’t always have a companion. We developed the Women’s Travel Club for these women to have a fun and safe group to travel with. We offer a wide range of destinations, so that there is something for everyone.

We have women of all ages, with the average being 45 to 65 years. However, we do have regular travelers anywhere from 30 years to over 80 years of age.

We do not include international flights in the price of our tours. Not including the cost of international flights in the cost of the tour allows members the flexibility to get the flight schedule, price and class of service that best suits them. The Women's Travel Club flight desk will be happy to help arrange your international flights.

Yes, we always negotiate the best possible single supplement rate for our trips. Single spots fill quickly and may be limited so we suggest you book early for a single spot.

Yes, each of our booking forms has an area for you to request to be matched with a roommate. We get some general information that will help us match you with a great new friend.

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