The Camino Portugues

The Camino de Santiago is comprised of a series of pilgrimage routes to the shrine of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Tradition has it that the remains of St. James are buried in the Cathedral.

Over the centuries, pilgrims have used a variety of routes to make their way to Santiago. Among the most traveled route is the Camino Portugues, which winds its way from Tui to Santiago de Compostela.

On this pilgrimage, there is the option to begin your journey with a visit to Fátima. This was a small unknown village in Portugal, until in the late spring of 1917, when a young peasant girl named Lucia, and her two cousins, Francisco and Jacinta, saw an apparition of the Blessed Mother, holding a rosary.

Today, Fátima is one of the most important places of Catholic worship in the world, attracting millions of pilgrims annually. It is a charming city, with striking architecture and compelling history. Located in the Central Region of the country, it is considered to be the most religious city in Portugal.

Camino Portugues is 63.7 miles walking

What's Included:

  • Stay overnight in historic quaint towns along the historic route
  • Attend Mass at The Basilica of Our Lady of the Rosary of Fatima (included in add-on)
  • Receive passports and credentials from pilgrim office 
  • Enjoy rooms with private baths
  • Two Catholic Charities-hosted dinners in Tui and Santiago
  • All travel arrangements made by Catholic Charities (except flight)
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Small group sizes
  • A portion of the trip supports Catholic Charities of California
  • Group leader available for assistance
  • Pilgrim booklet with maps and hotel information

8-Day Pilgrimage: The Camino Portugues 

Single Occupancy: $4,200
Double Occupancy: $3,750


2024 Scheduled Dates:
June 14 – 21, 2024



2-Day Porto/Fatima Add-On 

Per Person: $1,200


2024 Scheduled Dates:
June 12 – 13, 2024

A portion of your trip supports the work of Catholic Charities of California, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, whose mission is to serve the most vulnerable in our communities.

Portugal Add-On Details

2-Day Add-On: Porto & Fatima 

You will need to arrive in Porto at least 2 days (June 12-13, 2024) early to take advantage of this add-on. Included are two extra nights of lodging in Porto and round-trip transportation to Fatima and Coimbra. Meals are not included – $1,200 per person

Additional Nights of Lodging:

Additional nights of lodging can be arranged  in Porto, Tui, and Santiago – prices vary

Day Trip to Finisterre:

The day after your pilgrimage ends, day trip by bus to Finisterre, along the western coast of Spain – $75 per person


All add-ons will be billed separately. Please contact our office of you’d like to sign-up.

Our pilgrimages directly support Catholic Charities of California.