Camino de Santiago from Lisbon

The Camino de Santiago from Lisbon to Santarem are the first kilometres on the Camino Portugues Central Route. Much of this route coincides with the Camino de Fatima, another of Portugal’s great pilgrimage routes.

The constant company of the River Tajo and the picturesque villages that cross the route, make this an ideal trip for all those who want to explore a little-known part of Portugal.

On the tour you will have the opportunity to discover aspects of Portuguese culture, such as Fado, and to enjoy the exquisite gastronomy of the country and its excellent wines.

The pinnacle of this 7-day, 6-night trip is Santarem, a city known for being the Gothic capital of Portugal. In it, you will find many places to visit and enjoy a lively atmosphere.

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    Day 1
    Arrival in Lisbon
    Lisbon is a cosmopolitan city, full of life. On the day of your arrival you can enjoy walking through its beautiful cobblestoned streets, full of beautiful buildings and charming squares.

    Some essential visits are la Se de Lisbon, the Castle of Sant Jorge and the Los Jeronimos Monastery. Trams that run through the city’s small streets are also quite emblematic, so if you have the chance, don’t miss out on public transport.

    The truth is that the city has enough to offer its visitors and to discover it takes at least two days. Therefore, if you want to add an extra night to your trip, do not hesitate to contact us.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Lisbon.

    Day 2
    From Lisbon to Santa Iria de Azoia
    The first kilometres on this stage run through urban areas, but cross the interesting neighbourhood of Alfama, where you will find a wide range of Fado venues, one of the most traditional musical expressions in the country.

    After the urban stretch, you will enter a beautiful landscape that runs close to the River Tajo. In this part of the tour you will share kilometres with the pilgrims who head to the Sanctuary of Fatima, one of the most important pilgrimage points in Portugal.

    Distance: 19 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Santa Iria de Azoia.

    Day 3
    From Santa Iria de Azoia to Vila Franca de Xira
    On the second day of walking, you will continue for almost the whole day bordering the course of the River Tajo. The first town you will find on your way will be Povoa de Santa Iria, where we recommend you to visit the Quinta Municipal da Piedade.

    Afterwards, you will cross the Estuario do Tejo Park, a stretch that is especially beautiful for pilgrims. Before arriving in Vila Franca de Xira, where the stage ends, you can visit other towns such as Alverca do Ribatejo and Alhandra, with a charming river promenade.

    Distance: 22 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Vila Franca de Xira.

    Day 4
    From Vila Franca de Xira to Azambuja
    On this day you will advance on trails that run through wide-open areas, crossing the River Tajo on several occasions. On the tour you will be able to visit small villages that will cross your path.

    The stage concludes in Azambuja, where we recommend you to visit some of the wineries that are located in the village or simply let yourself be overtaken by the haven of peace that is lived in the town.

    Distance: 20 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Azambuja.

    Day 5
    From Azambuja to Santarem
    Today the landscape begins to change and with it the characteristics of the tour. At this stage you will walk on trails, on slight slopes, that cross areas of vineyards, fruit orchards and fields.

    True to the route of the River Tajo, you will pass through small urban centres, among which the beautiful river beach at Valada stands out. In the distance, you will see the beautiful silhouette of Santarem, the end of this stretch of the Camino de Santiago Portugues.

    Distance: 32 kilometres.

    Accommodation: Overnight in Santarem.

    Day 6
    The city of Santarem is famous for its Gothic architecture, where you will find numerous places to visit. Some must-sees are the Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceciao, which is known as the Cathedral of Santarem, and the viewpoint of the Portas do Sol Gardens, from where you can enjoy a beautiful sunset.

    If you wish, you can add to your trip an extra night stay in Santarem, the truth is that the place deserves it. Likewise, if you want, you can extend your route with some stages of the stretch that links Santarem with Porto. Do not hesitate to 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.

    Accommodation partners

    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 Lisbon.
    • 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.
    Excellent and well organised walking
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    Well done!
    They arranged all accommodation and transport of luggage flawlessly. Not a single glitch was experienced. Well done!
    Camino Trail
    Amazing experience and I was very satisfied. I would highly recommend booking with this company as they were organized, helpful and I never had to worry about anything other than enjoy hiking the Camino.
    They really are excellent!
    The tour was really superb! We were impressed with all aspects of communications both during the booking and planning stage as well as during the trip. Transfers were flawless and the standard of accomodation excellent! Highly recommend… And will surely use them again!
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