- Walk along one of the most famous UNESCO pilgrimage routes in the world
- Excellent mix of accommodation, including a converted water mill, restored parish houses and stylish farmhouses
- Poppy-sprinkled wheat fields, orchid-rich water meadows, pine-scented woodland
- Share in a breathtaking 1000-year-old sense of achievement with other walkers
- Pilgrim Passport to record your adventure en route
As ancient a route as they come, the Camino de Santiago's growing popularity since its C9 inception has almost bypassed the need for an introduction. The vast expansion of its humble Roman roads connecting France and Spain has, over time, fanned out across Iberia and western Europe, making it one of the most unmissable long distance trails in the world.
On this seven-night walk, you'll start in Sarria, a large town famed for Galicia's antique fairs. From here you'll walk along farm tracks, paths and country lanes, and through vineyards, stopping off at churches to admire the frescoes and tavernas for lunch en route. Be sure to have your Pilgrim Passport stamped in bars, hotels and churches along the way to qualify for a certificate from the official Pilgrim Office in Santiago.
Chat to other walkers and share in the camaraderie as you meet people from all over the world, some who have been walking for months, covering hundreds of miles. The finishing line is the Cathedral de Santiago de Compostela - the resting place of St James the Apostle - its magnificent baroque facade and elongated spires a fittingly grandiose conclusion to a truly monumental journey. Your accommodation for the week is diverse including restored parish houses, converted water mills and stylish farmhouses, all packed with period features. A phrase book will come in handy for some of the hotels where the owners don't speak English.
Additional Tour Details
||Continental breakfasts and 6 evening meals.
||Santiago de Compostela airport (Pick up) 13:00, transfer to hotel, 90 mins, provided.
||Santiago de Compostela airport. Taxi (pay locally).
||Add $47 per night. Solo traveler supplment is an additional $19 per night on top of the single supplement.
||This holiday is unsuitable for children under 12. Room upgrade at Hotel Virxe de Cerca: Prices starting from $16 per person, per night based on 2 people sharing a double room.
||**** (1 night), *** (1 night), AAAA (4 nights), AAA (1 night)