The Camino Portuguese from Santarem

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The Camino de Santiago from Santarem

Distance: 110 Km

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

Meals: Half Board or Only Breakfast

Accomodation: Hotels and Country Cottages

Price: From 532€ per person

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The Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James) from Santarém to Coimbra is part of the Camino Portugués (The Portuguese Way): The second section of the Portuguese Way, from Santarém to Coimbra, begins in the beautiful city of Santarém and heads through the interior region of Portugal to the city of Coimbra.

This region of Portugal has a wonderful history and traditions. We will walk through quiet farming fields and cross beautiful historic villages such as Santarém, Tomar or Coimbra.

In Coimbra we will be able to visit the University of Coimbra, one of the oldest universities in the world, which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in June of 2013.






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Camino de Santiago Itinerary from Santarem

1

Santarém

In Santarém we can enjoy the feeling of an ancient Arab city with its narrow cobbled streets. Here we recommend visiting the Portas de Sol gardens, a beautiful lookout from where we can watch the sunset and take in some incredible views.

2

From Santarém to Golegã - 29km

Once we leave Santarém, we will walk along the banks of the Tagus River in a north-west direction. We will cross small villages and farmlands where we will see many horses and bulls, as this region is famous for their breeding. Although the walk is quite long, it’s relatively easy and completely flat.

3

From Golegã to Tomar - 13km

We will leave the beautiful city of Golegã in the direction of “Quinta da Cardiga”, one of the most beautiful manor homes in the country. From Quinta da Cardiga we will continue to walk through quiet villages until we reach the historical city of Tomar, where we should visit the Praza da República.

4

From Tomar to Alvaiázere - 31km

Our route will continue through beautiful forests crossing ancient Roman roads and agricultural paths. This route from Tomar to Alvaiázere is one of the most difficult of the entire Portuguese Way, however it is extremely rewarding.

5

From Alvaiázere to Ansião - 32km

After leaving Alvaiázere, the trail begins with a steep climb which then proceeds to gradually head downhill. The rest of the day’s walk will take place among hills, olive groves and farmlands until arriving at Ansião.

6

From Ansião to Condeixa A Nova - 32km

Along this route we will have the opportunity to cross the “Ponte da Cal” bridge that dates back to the seventeenth century. Our route will be surrounded by many trees, in particular eucalyptus, pine and olive trees. These trees will give us a break from the sun throughout the day’s travels. We will walk along this route until we reach Condeixa-a-Nova.

7

From Condeixa A Nova to Coimbra - 16km

We will continue our route through the beautiful countryside dotted with vineyards, olive groves and forests. We will make our ascent to Alto de Cruz de Mourocos before continuing downhill to Coimbra. Coimbra is a beautiful city, full of energy and with one of the oldest universities in Europe. The University of Coimbra was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2013.

8

Coimbra

Coimbra is a vibrant city and was formerly the capital of Portugal. It has a well preserved Gothic cathedral and is home to the University of Coimbra dating back to the 13th century, one of the oldest universities in the world. The University of Coimbra was included on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO in 2013. We can enjoy a multitude of cultural events in Coimbra.

Camino de Santiago Accommodations from Santarem

Accommodation in hotels, country homes, guesthouses, traditional Galician homes and charming hostels.

All rooms have a private bathroom and all the necessary facilities to ensure your comfort. Our accommodations have been selected to guarantee your rest and relaxation so that you have a pleasant stay along the Camino de Santiago.

All of the accommodations that we offer are personally checked on-site by our team. We also double check them by referring to the opinions of our customers.

Since we work with quality accommodations that have limited capacity, the exact name of the accommodation will be provided 30 days before the start of the Camino de Santiago.

Camino de Santiago Services from Santarem

INCLUDED SERVICES

Accommodation in hotels, traditional Galician homes, country homes, and charming hostels.

Rooms with private bathroom.

Meal plan of your choice.

Luggage transport between stages.

Complete itinerary of the route.

24 hours Telephone assistance on route.

Assistance vehicle in case of emergency.

Informative dossier on the Camino de Santiago.

VAT.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

Additional single room: €144 per person.

Extra night in Porto: €55 per person.

Transfer from Porto (Airport included) to Coimbra: €140.

Travel assistance insurance: €18 per person.

Cancellation insurance: €12 per person.

 

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