Best of the Camino de Santiago – Guided Tour


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    The Camino de Santiago, or Compostela Trail, has for centuries represented an important pilgrimage route from France, across the Pyrenees and the north of Spain to the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela. Following the most interesting sections from Roncesvalles in Spain through famous pilgrimage cities such as Leon and Pamplona, the landscapes change daily from mountain trails to forests and open plains. With the camaraderie of a small group and local guide, the trip is fully supported throughout. Also includes daily breakfast & dinner. Shorter and longer trips are also available.

    Trip highlights

    • Following in the footsteps of pilgrims along the medieval trail to Santiago de Compostela passing by churches and crosses marking the famous route.
    • Enjoying the camaraderie of your fellow walkers
    • Staying at friendly, family run hotels and eating at hotels and restaurants with delicious local dishes
    • Visiting Bilbao and the fabulous cities of Pamplona, Leon and Santiago with their wealth of religious and historic treasures
    • Experience the highlights of the Camino Trail

    Itinerary

    Day 1 Arrive Bilbao, meet your guide and transfer to Roncesvalles or Burguete

    Day 2 Pyrenees walk to Alto del Erro (4-5hrs), transfer to Pamplona

    Day 3 Camino walk including Puente la Reina (4-5hrs), transfer to Logroño

    Day 4 Visit Laguardia, walk Montes de Oca to San Juan de Ortega (3-4hrs), overnight Burgos

    Day 5 Walk from Castrojeriz to Fromista (4hrs) and transfer to Carrión de los Condes

    Day 6 Walk along the Castile landscape (3hrs) and transfer to Leon

    Day 7 Walk from Hospital de Orbigo to Astorga (3hrs)

    Day 8 Walk from Cruz de Ferro to Molinaseca (4hrs), visit Villafranca, transfer to Hererrías

    Day 9 Visit O Cebreiro, walk to Triacastela (4hrs), Samos Monastery and on to Sarria

    Day 10 Walk to Portomarin (4-5hrs), transfer to Arzúa

    Day 11 Walk the last stage of the Camino from Lavacolla to Santiago (3hrs)

    Day 12 Morning tour in Santiago, afternoon visit to Cape Finisterre and farewell dinner

    Day 13 Trip concludes

    Inclusions:

    • Meals: 12 breakfasts, 12 dinners
    • Hotel accommodation: 4 star (5 nights), 1-3 star (7 nights) on a twin share basis – they are often small family-run hotels and rooms have private facilities.
    • English speaking guide throughout and local city guides in Burgos, Leon and Santiago Support vehicle for baggage and transfers
    • Entrance fees according to the programme

    Ref: UT – BCT 2020

    Images courtesy of Utracks