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Sending package to Porto

Paul Wilson

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Camino(s) past & future
May 2021
Advice needed, with the cost of adding hold baggage (poles etc) to my flights I was thinking I would be cheaper posting it ahead to Porto does anyone know the best place to send it? I was thinking of emailing the Anglican Church to see if they would hold it or is it possible to send it to a main post office for collection?
 

J F Gregory

Portugal Central - October 2019
Camino(s) past & future
Frances (March-April,2016) finished, (October 2019) Portuguese Central Route.
Compare the cost of checking baggage to that of posting it. I have been carrying on my sticks in their case in my backpack with out any problem and I go overseas about 2x a year. Call the TSA or airlines and ask them. You can also purchase sticks less expensively in Europe.
 

Island

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Camino(s) past & future
Camino Portugues 2019
Pilgrims' Way 2020
Via Francigena 2020
California Mission Trail 2020
Compare the cost of checking baggage to that of posting it. I have been carrying on my sticks in their case in my backpack with out any problem and I go overseas about 2x a year. Call the TSA or airlines and ask them. You can also purchase sticks less expensively in Europe.
The OP is from Scotland so TSA is not a consideration.
@Paul Wilson - there are Decathlons in Porto. Would it make financial / practical sense to buy your hold items such as poles? Depending on what you have in hold baggage this could be a less expensive alternative.
 

Paul Wilson

Member
Camino(s) past & future
May 2021
The OP is from Scotland so TSA is not a consideration.
@Paul Wilson - there are Decathlons in Porto. Would it make financial / practical sense to buy your hold items such as poles? Depending on what you have in hold baggage this could be a less expensive alternative.
That’s my other option, putting a bag in the hold is increasing my out bound fare by about £60 and about £40 on the return so that’s not an option. I’m considering the postage costs as I’m travelling with my wife so two sets of poles as well as other bits and pieces but once I check the postage cost I will weigh that up with the decathlon cost 👍
 
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Advice needed, with the cost of adding hold baggage (poles etc) to my flights I was thinking I would be cheaper posting it ahead to Porto does anyone know the best place to send it? I was thinking of emailing the Anglican Church to see if they would hold it or is it possible to send it to a main post office for collection?
If you have pre-booked accommodation in Porto, with their agreement, send it there. Poste-restante is the alternative. 30 minutes confusion attached here: https://www.portugal-info.net/travel/communication.htm
 

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