Arrival Airport: Porto
Departure Airport: Porto
Total Distance: 1,024 kms
Palacio do Freixo – 1 night
Start your trip with a night in the fascinating city of Porto, this ancient port is steeped in history and tradition and there is much to see and do. A visit to the famous Port Wine Lodges should not be missed or a meal in “A Ribeira”, the city’s medieval district. The beautiful Palacio do Freixo is only 15 mins drive from the airport.
Pousada of Ourem/Fatima – 2 nights
Two hours’ drive from Porto are the beautiful towns of Ourem and Fatima. The Pousada hotel is in Ourem, a beautiful, medieval town only 12 kms from Fatima. Visit the world famous religious shrine in Fatima during the day and escape to the tranquillity of Ourem in the evening.
Pousada of Marao – 1 night
Approximately halfway between Ourem and Santiago de Compostela is the beautiful Pousada of Marao (approx. 2.5 hours each way). At this Pousada you can spend the afternoon enjoying the beautiful Marao Mountain range and the Tamega River.
Parador of Santiago de Compostela – 2 nights
After a 2.5 hour drive (approx.) from the Pousada of Marao you will reach spectacular Santiago de Compostela.
There is a reason it is one of the most visited regional capitals in the world! Famous for the Shrine of Saint James, which draws thousands each year on a pilgrimage, the town offers much more, not least the stunning cathedral which houses the shrine and the Parador itself which is widely considered to be the oldest hotel in the world as it has been providing accommodation for pilgrims from as far back as 1499.
Pousada of Guimaraes – 1 night
The luxury Pousada of Guimaraes, just over 2 hours from Santiago de Compostela, is in a 12th century Augustinian Monastery which overlooks the town. Guimaraes was the first capital city of Portugal, up to 1129, so is extremely rich in history.This Pousada is 60 kms from Porto airport.