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Day 1 – May 6, 2018
Evening departure from Toronto via Frankfurt to Lisbon.
Day 2 – May 7, 2018
Afternoon arrival in Lisbon. Transfer to our hotel in Fatima, some time for rest, Mass, dinner, rosary procession and overnight.
Day 3 – May 8, 2018
This morning we are transferred by bus to Paredes de Coura in northern Portugal where we start our walk of Portuguese Camino de Santiago de Compostella. Our walk will end in Ponte de Lima highlighted by an amazing bridge over river Lima. (22 km walking distance). Transfer to Mass, dinner and overnight in a hotel
Day 4 – May 9, 2018
After breakfast we are transferred by bus to Rubiaes from where we start the next stage of our walk to Tui (19 km). We cross the beautiful Roman bridge and continue passing the fortified town of Valenca do Minho. We cross the river Mino to Spain and town of Tui. Transfer to Mass, dinner and overnight.
Day 5 – May 10, 2018
Today our stage takes us to the village of O Pantano (23 km). On the way we enjoy traversing beautiful forest paths of Galicia. Transfer to Mass, dinner and overnight in Vigo.
Day 6 – May 11, 2018
This morning we continue walking to Pontevedra (24 km). En route we see an ancient convent of Villavella in Redondela. Continue to Pontevedra where we see the sanctuary of `La Virgen Peregrina`, patroness of the city. Transfer to Mass, dinner and overnight.
Day 7 – May 12, 2018
Today`s stage to Caldas de Reis (22 km) is one of the most beautiful sections of the Camino. We walk through the vineyards, small rural hermitages, forests of chestnut, pine and eucalyptus trees and spectacular waterfalls. Transfer to Mass, dinner and overnight in Caldas de Reis.
Day 8 – May 13, 2018
We are approaching the end of the Portuguese Camino on our walk to Padron. (19 km). We traverse the wonderful Bermana Valley and its ancient forest. We arrive in town of Padron where the boat containing remains of St. James arrived from Palestine. Transfer to Mass, dinner and overnight.
Day 9 – May 14, 2018
Today we are transferred by bus to A Escravitude for the final stage of our walk to Santiago de Compostella. From Agro dos Mosteiros we can see for the first time the spires of Santiago`s Cathedral in the distance. Upon arrival in Cathedral we attend Pilgrims Mass and venerate relics of St. James. Transfer to dinner and overnight.
Day 10 – May 15, 2018
After breakfast we travel by bus back to Fatima. En route we stop in Braga, ancient capital of Portugal and Coimbra with its well preserved mediaval old town and the university. Upon arrival in Fatima Mass, dinner and overnight.
Day 11 – May 16, 2018
After breakfast transfer to the airport for our direct flight back to Toronto. Afternoon arrival
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