El Camino de Santiago desde Santarem to Coimbra is a route of 8 days and 7 nights, ideal for all those who want to discover the interior of Portugal.
The tour offers you the opportunity to visit historic towns, such as the Gothic city of Santarem or the Templar town of Tomar, from where you can take an excursion to visit the Sanctuary of Fatima, one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Portugal.
This tour, through a quiet environment in which crops and vineyards are the main features, ends in Coimbra, the former capital of the country. The city breathes a lively atmosphere and is famous for having one of the oldest universities in the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Accommodation: Overnight in Santarem.
The stage ends in Golega, the land that saw the birth of the famous Jose Saramago. The town is located on the banks of the river and everything in it reminds you of the equestrian world, so if you are a horse lover, you will greatly enjoy this stage ending.
Distance: 29 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Golega.
Then, the route enters a steeper environment, in which the landscape is dominated by the presence of eucalyptus forests. On the tour, you can visit some charming villages such as Vila Nova da Barquinha.
The stage ends in Tomar, where you cannot miss the Templar Castle and the Convento de Cristo. The Sanctuary of Fatima is located 30 kilometres from Tomar, if you want to visit it, this is the time. Add an extra night to your trip and take a day trip to Portugal’s most important sanctuary.
Distance: 13 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in the village of Tomar.
On the tour you will find medieval bridges, such as Peniche, and stretches of Roman road, even passing by old public laundry rooms. To end this intense day, you can relax in Alvaiazere, a typical village of the Portuguese interior, with beautiful white homes and narrow streets.
Distance: 31 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Alvaiazere.
The day ends in the beautiful and interesting town of Ansiao. In here you will find various places of interest, such as the monumental complex of Santiago da Guarda or the tile mosaic of the Reina Santa, one of the most appreciated monarchs in Portugal.
Distance: 32 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Ansiao.
However, it will not only be the environment and the landscape that will make the day special. The route crosses on these kilometres, places of enormous cultural interest such as the Roman village of Rabacal, where you can visit the impressive Castle of Germanelo, or the ruins of Conimbriga, an ancient Roman city.
Distance: 32 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Condeixa A Nova.
Before your arrival in Coimbra, where this route ends, you will have the opportunity to visit the Monastery of Santa Clara-a-Nova, where the remains of Elizabeth II, known as the Reina Santa, rest. Do not forget to visit its viewpoint because the panoramic view from there is spectacular.
Distance: 16 kilometres.
Accommodation: Overnight in Coimbra.
However, in Coimbra you will find a multitude of plans, including a wide range of cultural activities and a lively party atmosphere. To be able to fully enjoy all that this city has to offer, if you want you can add an additional night in Coimbra.
Likewise, if you wish, you can also extend your trip by adding to your tour some of the stages of the stretch that links Coimbra with Porto. Contact us for more information
Selection of hotels and cottages
Our partner travel agencies only works with accommodation that have private bathrooms and that guarantee maximum comfort and convenience to those pilgrims who book with us.
Since reservations are subject to availability, the name of the hotels and cottages you will stay in will be provided to you 1 month before you start your pilgrimage.
Booking single rooms
You can book your stay on the Camino de Santiago by staying in single rooms, which also include a private bathroom. Single rooms are subject to an additional charge for the selected route.
Accommodation in single rooms is subject to availability in hotels and cottages as it is a highly sought-after service. Reservations must be made in advance.
Commitment to quality
To ensure the quality standards of the accommodation with which we collaborate, our partner travel agencies teams travels to each of them to check that their facilities and services, as well as the quality of their attention, are excellent. Only in this way, can we guarantee you the best rest and an unforgettable stay while you are on the Camino de Santiago.
In addition, if due to the low capacity of some of the hotels or cottages with which we collaborate, there is no availability, we guarantee that they will offer you other accommodation of the same range or even of superior quality.
All hotels and cottages have been selected with the utmost care, to guarantee your rest and comfort on all stages of the Camino de Santiago
- Staying in hotels and cottages.
- Accommodation with a private bathroom in your room.
- Detailed itinerary of the reserved route.
- Selected meal plan.
- Baggage transfer between stages.
- Personal assistance 24/7, by phone, throughout the trip.
- Emergency assistance car available
- Information dossier for the Camino de Santiago from Santarem.
- Taxes included.
- Booking of single rooms at an additional cost.
- Picnics to go (includes sandwich, drink and dessert).
- Additional nights (breakfast included).
- Transfers according to your needs.
- Assistance insurance during the tour.
- Travel cancellation insurance.