Join Pilgrims from the Diocese of Arlington
Catholic Portugal and the Caminho Português
June 3 - 14, 2024
$4840 per person (includes airfare from IAD)
This trip begins with a day in Lisbon followed by two nights in Fátima. We will then spend five days walking roughly 100 kilometers along the Portuguese Way of Saint James. From the coastal city of Vigo, we’ll pass through the beautiful countryside of Galicia until we arrive in the city of Saint James: Santiago de Compostela. Here we will spend two days celebrating our pilgrimage together, enjoying the incredible history, beauty and food of Santiago de Compostela. Following our time in Compostela we’re off to Porto, one of Europe’s most beautiful cities, for a day of sightseeing and a night before returning home.
The trip includes roundtrip airfare from Washington Dulles (IAD) on KLM/Air France, seven nights lodging in four-star hotels in Fátima, Vigo, Santiago de Compostela and Porto, three nights lodging in hotels and rural guesthouses along the Camino, daily breakfast and dinner, private bus transportation (when not on the Camino) and a private bilingual tour manager.
A priest will be in attendance and daily Mass will be celebrated. Priest TBD.
*This trip is limited to 30 travelers. Register today to save your place.*
**This trip includes five days walking the Camino, roughly 100 kilometers in total. Participants must be able to walk up to 12 miles in one day. Please see the brochure for walking distances.**
This pilgrimage is arranged in four parts: Lisbon and Fatima (two nights), the Camino (five days walking and five nights), Santiago de Compostela (two nights) and Porto (one night).
Upon arrival in Lisbon we’ll briefly visit the Portuguese capital before departing for Fátima where we will spend two nights. In Fátima we will be immersed in the serene beauty and mystery of Our Lady’s apparitions, all the while preparing our hearts and souls for the Camino.
The Caminho Português
From Fátima we’ll depart for Vigo, Spain. On the way there we will stop at the sanctuary of Bom Jesus do Monte, one of Portugal’s most beautiful and sacred pilgrimage sites. After one night in Vigo our Camino begins.
Santiago de Compostela
After five days of walking nearly 100 kilometers along the Camino we will arrive in Santiago de Compostela, the resting place of Saint James the Greater. Here we will spend two nights exploring this beautiful city.
Our pilgrimage comes to an end in Porto, Portugal. The beauty of Porto is paralleled by few places in the world. Here we will spend one day and one night, exploring the Catholic history and culture here before departing for the USA from Porto airport.
Pricing & Registration
In order to register please complete the form on this page. Your place on the trip is then secure!
Purchase Travel Insurance
When you register we will send you a quote for travel insurance. To cover preexisting conditions insurance must be made within two weeks of registration.
Get Your Passports Ready
Apply as soon as possible. NB - Passports that expire within six months of the travel dates are not valid to enter Portugal or Spain.
Get Welcome Packet & Pack Your Bags
One month before the trip we will send you a Welcome Packets with lots of useful information. Pack your bags and get ready!
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