A slightly different question on getting a suitcase from Lisbon to Santiago


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We are planning on our first Camino this spring, but plan on going on a cruise once we finish, so we need a few more clothes than I would like to carry on my back! We arrive in Lisbon on a Saturday morning, and the post-office is closed until Monday. Since we have a limited time, waiting two days until we can mail it would really push our timeline.

Does anyone know of a service (or an individual) that would meet us and then ship our suitcase to Ivar in Santiago? Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Janet and Mike
 

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peregrina2000

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Hi, Janet and Mike,
Welcome to the forum! I think that if money is no object your hotel in Lisbon will be able to take care of that for you, but you probably should check with them before arriving. I know there have been issues about the Portuguese mail service (I'm assuming from the title of your thread you have read those threads), so maybe a delivery carrier like UPS, FedEx or DHL would be better. You could probably even get that straightened out yourselves in Lisbon that Saturday. Bom caminho! Laurie
 
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so maybe a delivery carrier like UPS, FedEx or DHL would be better. You could probably even get that straightened out yourselves in Lisbon that Saturday. Bom caminho! Laurie
Thanks, Laurie. We aren't going to be in a hotel in Lisbon. We had hoped to start walking on Saturday. We are actually arriving at the cruise ship terminal directly across the street from the metro stop Santa Apolonia on Saturday morning, after taking an inexpensive transatlantic cruise.
 

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I would expect that a 25 pound suitcase will cost hundreds of dollars to ship.

If you are serious about a second hand clothing store, I remember seeing one when walking through the old town last year. That glorious search engine google found it right away for me. It's called Naftalina and is located at Rua Algalia de Arriba, 13. That's very close to one of my favorite place to eat padrón peppers in Santiago, the Bodeguilla de San Roque. Good hearty food in this place, nothing fancy but good quality.

Do people who have used bla bla car think this might be a possibility?

Good luck with this.
 

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parcelmonkey are a secondary seller and have a reputation for enthusiastic pricing and un-enthusistic service. You could fly Lisbon to Santiago & back for less than they're quoting. Half-an-hour on google will likely find you a service provider that will come in under €50.

If your post camino cruise departs from Lisbon try the luggage lockers at the railway station. If you really need that suitcase in Santiago you could probably baggage-transfer it all the way - just to add to the fun ;)
 
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If your post camino cruise departs from Lisbon try the luggage lockers at the railway station. If you really need that suitcase in Santiago you could probably baggage-transfer it all the way - just to add to the fun ;)
You are right - parcelmonkey was nearly $500USD for a 20lb package. The cruise we are looking at goes out of Southampton, so we need to get there from Santiago. Haven't found anybody to transfer it - have emailed 3-4 different places, but none of them are interested. We may pack a flat box and go to the airport PO on Saturday when we arrive, and then buy a suitcase in Santiago. Still trying to work out logistics.... Thanks for your help!
 

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