It's a place of journey. Of transformation. Hike along the border between two countries. Discover tiny Spanish villages with surprising Celtic ties. Gaze out over the immense and powerful sea. Sip refreshing Vinho Verde, perfectly paired with the fresh seafood we sample along the coast. Join pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago. Find your path.
Day 1. Meet in Porto, a World Heritage city with a colorful history | Journey to Vitorino dos Piães and hike a section of the Caminho Português (Portuguese Way) | Relish lunch at a traditional quinta (farm).
Day 2. Venture through eucalyptus woodland in the Labruja Mountains | Green hills, forests and rural villages provide a tranquil backdrop en route to Rubiães | Listen to the passionate melodies and lyrics of fado, traditional Portuguese music.
Day 3. Travel to Spain and hike to the hilltop ruins of circular stone castros, remains of an ancient Celtic settlement | From the summit of Monte Santa Tecla, take in views of the Minho River estuary | In atmospheric A Guarda, try the tasty local zamburiñas (scallops) | Walk a stunning coastal section of the Camino, savoring panoramic vistas of Galicia's rugged western seaboard | Soak up the charm of Baiona's fishing port and historic quarter.
Day 4. Journey by private boat to explore Cíes Island Nature Reserve, one of Spain's most spectacular national parks | Relax on white-sand beaches or walk across pristine Monteagudo Island.
Days 5-6. Enjoy the lively pilgrimage atmosphere along the Camino Francés (French Way) en route to Santiago de Compostela | Tour the old quarter of beautiful Santiago | Enter the magnificent cathedral with hundreds of pilgrims—a memorable way to cap off your trip!