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Camino de Santiago Trek
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At a glance
Follow Spain's most celebrated pilgrimage route
Trip Highlights
Start Destination
End Destination
Santiago de Compostela
What's included
  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation (see below)
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)

All breakfasts are included and usually consist of coffee and toast. However, there are plenty of opportunities to stop for a coffee or a snack along the way. Mealtimes in Spain are later than in many other countries; dinner is usually taken between 21:00 and 21.30. Please be aware that meat and fish are diet staples in Northern Spain and vegetarians should be prepared to be flexible.

Day 1
Fly to La Coruna
Fly to La Coruna; transfer to Samos.
Day 2
To Sarria walking through ancient oak forests and quaint villages.
Our week starts in one of the most unspoilt sections of the Camino, as we walk through the Galician countryside, populated by a number of traditional agricultural villages. After walking alongside the river Oribio, we reach the quaint village of Samos, home to one of the oldest monasteries in Spain, and continue through ancient oak forests to the town of Sarria.
Day 3
Walk through the rolling hills of the Galician countryside to Portomarin.
We continue walking up and down the hills of Galicia to the town of Portomarin, which was rebuilt on a hilltop from its original location in the River Minos valley to escape flooding when a reservoir was constructed in 1962. The old church was moved, stone by stone, to the new location.
Day 4
Uphill to the village of Ventas de Naron and on to Palas de Rei.
We start with a steady uphill to the village of Ventas de Naron, where the terrain becomes gentler. Along the way to Palais de Rei there are plenty of cafes where we can enjoy a break. Palas de Rei marks the half-way point of our trek and we spend the night in a pension, where we can really feel the spirit of the Camino as many walkers stop here.
Day 5
Walk to the town of Melide and on to Arza, both famous for their cuisine.
We begin our longest day's walking along a very picturesque stretch of the Camino, as we cross several Roman bridges and walk past Mediaeval castles and Romanic churches. For lunch we stop in the small town of Melide, renowned for its octopus with potatoes and end our day in Arzua, famous for its cheeses.
Day 6
Meet many more pilgrims on final section to Pedruozo.
Today's walk to the village of Pedruozo involves a number of short ascents and descents through woods, fruit fields and eucalyptus. As Santiago draws ever closer, more pilgrims will cross our path, adding to the anticipation of reaching our goal, the Cathedral of Santiago.
Day 7
Walk to Santiago de Compostela.
Our final day's walking sees us climbing up to the famous Monte do Gozo , where pilgrims traditionally took in their first views of the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. As part of the centuries-old tradition, we make our way through the city's streets and crowds to Plaza del Obradoiro, dominated by the impressive Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where most Fridays we can observe a mass service with the impressive 'Botafumeiro' incense swinging.
Day 8
Free day in Santiago de Compostela.
Free day to explore the historic city of Santiago at your own pace. There are plenty of things to do: you can visit the spectacular Cathedral, stroll around the narrow streets of the World Heritage-listed Old Town with its diverse architecture; alternatively, you can visit the museum of Galician Life, home to interesting exhibits on Galician traditions and arts. If you wish, you could also join a day excursion to Cape Finisterre.
Day 9
Fly to London
Transfer to La Coruna; fly to London.
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A well organised and well lead walk along the Spanish end of The Camino 5/5

What was the most inspirational moment of your trip? The arrival at Santiago after 90 miles of walking What did you think of your group leader? He was excellent. Concerned for our welfare and great fun. Do you have any advice for po…

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The Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain is one of the world's oldest pilgrimage routes. For more than 1000 years pilgrims have made their way to Santiago and in 1987 it was declared the first European Culture Route. Also known as 'The Way of St James', it originated in the region of Galicia where the tomb of the Apostle James the Great was discovered in the 9th Century.

The way is marked by the symbol of the scallop shell, typically found on the Galician shores, and the grooves in the shell that join together are said to represent the many different ways pilgrims travelled from to reach the tomb of Saint James. A great tradition of the route is to obtain the 'compostela', a certificate of accomplishment given to pilgrims upon
completing the way and to earn this you need to walk at least 100km of the route. On arrival we will be issued with our Pilgrim's Passport, which will need to be stamped daily at either a Refugio, church or town hall, to receive the 'compostela' in Santiago.

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