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SIGNATURE MOMENT
Enjoy miles of golden sandy beaches
SIGNATURE MOMENT
Walk at your own pace, fully supported
SIGNATURE MOMENT
Sample full-flavoured cheeses, freshly caught seafood, and crisp wines
SIGNATURE MOMENT
Discover authentic villages and historical towns

Portuguese Coastal Way

During the Middle Ages many routes that crossed the countryside leading towards of Santiago de Compostela. The Coastal Portuguese Camino de Santiago route was developed by pilgrims who arrived on Portuguese shores by boat from western lands and then made their way north on foot. This trip will be escorted by Ann Kirkland, on her 7th Camino but her first on the Caminho da Costa. She and our Portuguese walking guide, Horacio Santos, are eager to share this quieter and beautiful route with a convivial group of fellow pilgrims.

We gather in the colourful UNESCO-listed city of Porto. The next day, we set out on along a stunning landscape of beaches and dunes through charming seaside towns and villages in northern Portugal. On day 5, we cross into Spain by ferry. We continue walking through farmland, forests, rolling hills and cobbled stone paths as we make our way to the fabled Santiago de Compostela. At the end of each day, we will relax over excelling local seafood and wine. We will put our heads down at night in a comfortable inn or small hotel right along the Camino.

We will walk a little more than 200 kilometres or 130 miles in total, covering between 14 and 23 kms (9 and 14 miles) a day. We are free to walk at our own pace in our own time. We will have a pack of easy to read maps and instructions, complete with directions to guide us on the well-marked paths and tracks, following the yellow arrows. We will be walking from one village to the next every day, with our luggage transported to the next village inn. This trip is for those who are physically fit and accustomed to long-distance walking. We are happy to advise prospective travellers on a training plan.

Come take your soul for a stroll on the road less travelled.
Cultural Explorations

Portugal | 15 days
Cultural Explorations

Dates:
Apr 18 - May 02, 2020
Cost:
C$5995
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

Includes:
Accommodation in double occupancy in a mix of centrally located hotels, and charming village inns including ‘casa rural’ (bed and breakfast style accommodation); meals as indicated in the itinerary including water, tea, coffee; wine with dinner; all luggage transfers; all activities as indicated in the itinerary; gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel, and group meals; taxes; fully escorted by Ann Kirkland and our Portuguese walking guide, Horacio Santos.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Arrive in Porto, welcome dinner
Day 2: Porto –  Povoa do Varzim 10km
Day 3: Povoa do Varzim – Esposende 20km
Day 4: Esposende – Viana do Castelo 23km
Day 5: Viana do Castelo – Ancora 18km
Day 6: Ancora – A Guarda 15km
Day 7: A Guarda – Oia 15km
Day 8: Oia – Baiona 15km
Day 9: Baiona – Vigo 23km
Day 10: Vigo – Redondela 18km
Day 11: Redondela – Pontevedra 20km
Day 12: Pontevedra – Caldas de Reis 21km
Day 13: Caldas de Reis – Padron 18km
Day 14: Padron – Santiago de Compostela 22km
Day 15: Depart Santiago de Compostela
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Your Tour Leader

Ann Kirkland is the founder of Classical Pursuits, which includes Toronto’s famed ‘salon in the sun’ and literary adventures around the world. Her latest brainchild is Most Liveable Cities, trips to people-oriented cities in both the developed and the developing world to get to know why their residents love to call them home.

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Cultural Explorations

Portugal | 15 days
Cultural Explorations

Dates:
Apr 18 - May 02, 2020
Cost:
C$5995
Group Size:
14 - 16 participants

Includes:
Accommodation in double occupancy in a mix of centrally located hotels, and charming village inns including ‘casa rural’ (bed and breakfast style accommodation); meals as indicated in the itinerary including water, tea, coffee; wine with dinner; all luggage transfers; all activities as indicated in the itinerary; gratuities for local guides, drivers, hotel, and group meals; taxes; fully escorted by Ann Kirkland and our Portuguese walking guide, Horacio Santos.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"My fav. memory was sharing this experience with supportive travellers."

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