Portugal & the Camino de Santiago

June 6 – 17, 2022 / $4390.00, air-inclusive from Washington Dulles

Join Father Edward Hathaway and Father Noah Morey of St. Mary’s Basilica in Alexandria, Virginia on the pilgrimage of a lifetime to Portugal and the Camino de Santiago.

This pilgrimage begins with a three-day itinerary of the greatest shrines of Portugal, which includes Fátima, the Eucharistic Miracle of Santarém and the Bom Jesus do Monte in Braga, and wraps up with eight days in Spain, six spent walking the Camino and the last two days of our trip in Santiago de Compostela.

There is space for forty total. Register today!

About

From our custom-designed itinerary to private transportation and master guides, this trip promises an experience of Portugal and the Camino de Santiago that is truly one of a kind.

Shrines of Portugal

Fátima, the Eucharistic Miracle of Santarém and the Bom Jesus Do Monte Sanctuary are our three stops. Two nights in Fátima.

The Camino de Santiago

We’ll walk more than 70 miles in six days across Galicia, thereby completing this great and ancient pilgrimage!

Santiago de Compostela

Our pilgrimage finishes up with two days in Santiago, a holy and lively city where we can truly enjoy the fruits of our labor!

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Faith Filled Pilgrimage

Daily Mass (sometimes in a field!) will be the cornerstone of our day. The purpose of this pilgrimage us to grow closer to God.

Planning Timeline

Register

In order to register simply fill out 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

Two months before the trip we will send you Welcome Packets with lots of useful information. Pack your bags and get ready!

The Camino

Here you can review our six-day walking itinerary across Galicia to the tomb of Saint James. For the full trip itinerary, please download the brochure found at the top of this webpage.

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From Sarria to Portomarín

Friday, June 10

Our journey to the tomb of Saint James will begin with this section that runs along peaceful paths, between centu- ries-old oaks and historic granaries. Our destination – the town of Portomarín – is located on the banks of the beautiful Miño river and has monuments worth visiting such as the church of San Nicolás. Upon arrival we will check-in at a local hotel and then enjoy dinner together.

  • Distance Walking: 13.7 Miles
  • Time Walking : 5 Hours
  • Overnight: Portomarín
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From Portomarín to Palas de Rei

Saturday, June 11 

After leaving Portomarín, our path continues up the Serra de Ligonde. This ancient path takes us through the medieval villages of Gonzar and Castromaior, the latter being where the famous Romanesque church of Santa María is located. We will then continue descending towards Palas de Rei, site of the famous castle of Pambre, a well-preserved 14th centu- ry fortress that will take us back in time. Upon arrival we will check-in at a local hotel and then enjoy dinner together.

  • Distance: 15 Miles
  • Time Walking: 6 Hours
  • Overnight: Palas de Rei
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From Palas de Rei to Melide

Sunday, June 12

Today we will enjoy a leisurely morning in Palas de Rei before departing for Melide. On the way there we will pass through the medieval village of Furelos, crossing stone bridges and cobblestoned streets that date back nearly 1000 years. In the afternoon we will arrive in Melide, a bustling village famous for its Polbo á Feira (octopus!). Although Melide is not a seaside town, the stories tell us that medieval merchants would transport the octopus from the Atlantic coast to this bustling town, full of pilgrims – and thus lots of business! After checking in at our hotel, we will absolutely enjoy some Polbo á Feira!

  • Distance: 8.8 Miles
  • Time Walking: 3
  • Hours Overnight: Melide
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Melide to Arzúa

Monday, June 13

Today is a shorter walking day, which allows for some free time to explore Melide in the morning. In the late morning we will then depart for Arzúa, a beautiful hamlet known as the birthplace of the great Arzúa-Ulloa cheese! On the way there we will pass through the villages of Boente and Castañeda. Upon arrival in Arzúa we will check-in at the local hotel and then enjoy some of this town’s famous cheese!

  • Distance: 8.7 Miles
  • Time Walking: 3 Hours
  • Overnight: Arzúa
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From Arzúa to O Pedrouzo

Tuesday, June 14

The second-to-last leg of our journey begins with a descent that runs through magical forests and streams, a truly idyllic landscape. Upon arrival in O Pedrouzo we will visit the churches of Santa Eulalia and Santa María de Gonzar. We will then check-in to the local hotel and enjoy dinner together.

  • Distance: 11 Miles
  • Time Walking: 4 Hours
  • Overnight: O Pedrouzo
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From O Pedrouzo to Santiago de Compostela

Wednesday, June 15

Leaving O Pedrouzo we will head towards the end of our journey through Lavacolla, one of the last stops for pilgrims on their way to Santiago. Here we will have lunch before passing through Monte do Gozo, where we will already see the cathedral towers on the horizon! We will then arrive in Santiago through the San Lázaro neighborhood and make our way towards Obradoiro Square, where we will finally complete our pilgrimage at the tomb of Saint James, in the Cathedral of Santiago!

Following Mass in the Cathedral, we will check-in at our beautiful four-star hotel, Hotel Virxe da Cerca. Located just 400 meters from the Cathedral, this hotel occupies two 18th century buildings, complete with stone carvings and more than 200-year old hardwood floors. Here we will enjoy dinner together.

  • Distance: 13.6 Miles
  • Time Walking: 5 Hours
  • Overnight: Santiago
TRIP DETAILS

Pricing & Registration

Payment Details

Only $200.00 is due to register - the remaining balance is due later.

$200.00 / due @ registration

$2095.00
due December 15, 2021
$2095.00
due March 1, 2022
Check Payment or CC (3% Surcharge)

Regular Price

See the brochure or FAQ section below for a full list of inclusions and exclusions.

$4390.00 / air-inclusive

Roundtrip Airfare from Washington
Private Bus except while on Camino
4 Star Hotel in Fatima
5 Star Hotel in Santiago
Hotels and Rural Houses on Camino
Always with Private Bathroom
All Tours, Tour Fees and Most Meals
ProRome Tour Director & Local Guides

Upgrades & More

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Single Room - $790.00
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Seat Upgrades on Flights
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Meet the Team

Margaret Keppel
Office Manager
Father Hathaway
Trip Chaplain
Manuel
Tour Director
Father Noah Morey
Trip Chaplain
Joe Long
Tour Coordinator
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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use my Points or Miles towards the airline tickets?

No. As this is a group booking we cannot apply Points or Miles towards each individual ticket.

What is your cancellation policy?

Below you will find our cancellation policy. Our terms and conditions can also be reviewed here: https://prorometours.com/terms-conditions/.

In the event that the participant cancels 100 days or more prior to the tour departure date, the tour is 100% refundable less a $200.00 administrative fee.

In the event of cancellation anytime within 100 to 75 days prior to the tour departure date, the tour is 75% refundable.

In the event of cancellation anytime within 75 to 50 days prior to the tour departure date, the tour is 50% refundable.

In the event of cancellation within 50 days of the tour departure date, the tour is 100% non-refundable.

*NB – If the participant wishes to cancel and finds someone to replace him or her, ProRome will issue a full refund, less a $200.00 administrative fee and a $150.00 name-change fee.

Are you insured?

Yes. We are fully insured with Travel Agents and Tour Operators Professional Liability Insurance through Zurich American Insurance Company . And yes, travel insurance can be purchased through ProRome Tours.

Will I be safe with your group?

Safety is our #1 priority. We alway stay together as a group. We’ll never take you anywhere unsafe.

What do you do in the event of an emergency?

We remain in close contact with the American embassies in Portugal and Spain, who issue safety and security messages on their website. In the case of an emergency, we will first ensure that all of our group members are safe and able to communicate immediately with their family at home. We will then follow the instructions of the local authorities and make an informed decision on how to proceed.

Our staff receives training before the trip, which involves reading, understanding and committing to memory a forty-page crisis management plan. If you would like to see a copy of this plan please inquire.

Can you accommodate people with food allergies or specific dietary restrictions?

Absolutely. Vegetarian or vegan, gluten-free or celiac, we work only with restaurants and caterers who have ample options for you.

Trip Patron

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