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Walking the Camino de Santiago

From $2,749
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Apr 2023 - Oct 2023
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From $2,749
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Apr 2023 - Oct 2023
Tour Overview
Ancient churches, Gaudi-designed architecture and Rioja vineyards. Discover all of this and more on a series of walks which take you to charming towns and cities located on the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain.
  • Walking
  • All Breakfasts
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Just You Holiday Director as your host & Specialist Local Guide  
  • 7 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels 
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 12 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners including a welcome drink & farewell dinner 
  • Transportation excluding overseas transfers to and from the airport 
  • Porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Walk through vineyards & villages in Spain’s Basque Country 
  • Stop at Irache Monastery & enjoy wine flowing from the local winery fountain 
  • Visit medieval Navarrete 
  • Stop at Santo Domingo de la Calzada 
  • Walk through the Campos de Castilla area 
  • Discover medieval Leon
  • Visit Astorga’s cathedral 
  • Walk to the highlands of the Bierzo region
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in the pretty village of Molinaseca 
  • Visit Ponferrada’s Knights Templar Castle 
  • Explore the Celtic town of O Cebreiro 
  • Walk from the Mount of Joy to Santiago de Compostela 
  • Pick a seashell at Fisterra – the symbol of the pilgrim

Itinerary

Day 1 Bilbao

Make your own way to Bilbao where your Holiday Director will meet you at your hotel for your welcome meeting that evening.

Day 2 Puente la Reina - Laguardia

Walk 6km - 3.73 miles – 2 hours Today, we'll head to medieval Puente La Reina, the meeting point of the Jaca Pilgrim Road and the French Way. We can admire the 12th century church of Santa María de Eunate in the vicinity, before beginning our walk along the Camino de Santiago. Passing though vineyards and rural countryside until we reach Puente La Reina, where lunch is included. Our tour then takes us by minibus to the 'wine fountain' at the Monastery of Irache, and onto the La Rioja wine region for a wine tasting in Haro, before arriving to our hotel in Laguardia. Meals included: B,L

Day 3 Laguardia - Burgos

Walk 5km - 3.1 miles – 90 minutes Our first stop today is at Navarrete, a town built in the 12th century by the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, which offers wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Our walk today takes us through more vineyards of La Rioja. We'll continue by road to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, an important stopping point for pilgrims. On arrival in Burgos, where we stay tonight, you can join an optional guided tour. Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Burgos - Astorga

Walk 5km - 3.1 miles – 90 minutes After breakfast we'll embark on today's walk, which takes us to the Campos de Castilla area, known as the 'breadbasket' of Spain due to its cereal production. The canal we'll follow was built for transportation of this commodity and a highlight will be its locks, which allow for a 14-metre drop in terrain. In the town of Frómista, we'll have free time for lunch before then driving on to León, where a walking tour is included to explore the old town and cathedral (aprox. 2 hrs). Our hotel tonight is in Astorga. Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Astorga - Ponferrada

Walk 6km - 3.73 miles – 2 hours ​ This morning we'll admire the cathedral and Bishop's Palace of Astorga. Our walk then takes us to the highlands of the Bierzo region, where we'll stop at la Cruz de Ferro, the famous landmark 'Iron Cross'. After a traditional lunch in Molinaseca, we'll drive to Ponferrada. Meals included: B,L

Day 6 Ponferrada - Santiago de Compostela

Walk 5km - 3.1 miles – 90 minutes

We'll reach our goal of Santiago de Compostela today. First we'll make a stop at the Celtic town of O Cebreiro. One of the most picturesque villages on the Way of St James, we'll pause to admire its pre-Romanesque church and round stone houses. There's time for lunch in the riverside town of Portomarín – whose historic buildings were rescued stone by stone when it flooded, and moved to allow for a dam to be built on the Miño River.

We'll then drive to Monte de Gozo, or the Mount of Joy, which is the first point at which pilgrims can view Santiago de Compostela after their long journey. Our final walk takes us into Plaza del Obradoiro, in the centre of the city.

Meals included: B

Day 7 Santiago de Compostela

Walk 3km - 1.86 miles – 2 hours

This morning we'll head to Fisterra, a historic fishing port where pilgrims would bathe in the sea to purify their souls and collect a scallop shell – the symbol of pilgrims. On a short stroll around the lighthouse here, see if you can collect a shell to take home as a wonderful souvenir of your trip.

This afternoon, why not join our optional guided tour of Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, with its porticoed streets lined by granite architecture. We'll also visit the local market and we will have the opportunity to attend the pilgrim mass.

This evening, we will gather as a group and head to a traditional Galician restaurant for a farewell dinner.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Departure

Today it's time to say goodbye to your fellow travellers as your holiday comes to an end.

Meals included: B

Additional Information

Please note: We want you to get the most from your holiday with us. Please be advised, this tour requires a good degree of physical fitness and is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility. Any walk can be avoided by following the group on the coach. There will be plenty of rest stops and time to enjoy the local scenery. Most walks take place on paths and tracks. Sturdy shoes are essential.


Please note - 17 May 2023 & 18 October 2023 departures are women-only tours

Accommodation

Hotel Barcelo Nervion Bilbao

The Bilbao Nervion is a 4 star hotel is situated in the hear of Bilbao, close to the Town Hall and a short walk from the Guggenheim Museum. The hotel is modern and equipped with modern facilities, including; the restaurant, café and wine bar. Guest rooms are contemportary and designed in avant-garde design. Bedrooms provide comfortable space, have designer furniture, and are equipped with private facilities, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, heating and air conditioning.

Hotel Silken Villa de Laguardia

Hotel Sercotel Villa de Laguardia has a range of modern amenities that complement its stylish décor to great effect. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool or relax on the spacious lawn which surrounds it. There is also a restaurant that serves local cuisine which can then be eaten on the outdoor patio area. Rooms are air conditioned and come furnished with a TV and private facilities. Complimentary WIFI is also available.

Hotel Rice Bulevar

The Rice Bulevar is a 3- star hotel that enjoys a central location in the San Augustin district in Burgos. The hotel provides views of the cathedral and Burgos city, and is perfect for those exploring the Way of St James. The hotel has an onsite restaurant and coffee shop. Guest bedrooms are are modern and fuctional with high celings, sound proof and bright. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, air conditioning and heating.

Astur Plaza Hotel

Hotel Aroi Bierzo Plaza

Hotel Gelmirez

It was a lovely holiday. I can't speak too highly of our wonderful tour manager/guide. She really cared, nothing was too much trouble, she has a sense of humour and she managed to get the balance just right

Norma Drew

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your trip before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour

Spain - Burgos - City tour of Burgos

Spain - Burgos - City tour of Burgos

Explore the city of Burgos with a Local Guide. You’ll discover the beautiful gate of Santa Maria, stroll along Espolon promenade and visit the extraordinary Gothic cathedral, a jewel of religious architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also stop at a bar close to the cathedral to enjoy a local drink such as Ribera del Duero wine, a San Miguel beer or one of the region’s liqueurs.

Evening excursion – moderate walking – cultural
Explore the city of Burgos with a Local Guide. You’ll discover the beautiful gate of Santa Maria, stroll along Espolon promenade and visit the extraordinary Gothic cathedral, a jew...

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Santiago de Compostela - Tour of Santiago de Compostela and attend the pilgrim mass

Santiago de Compostela - Tour of Santiago de Compostela and attend the pilgrim mass

In the company of a Local Guide, explore Santiago de Compostela – Galicia’s most famous city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is named after the apostle St James, whose relics are kept in its Romanesque cathedral.
In this famous pilgrimage destination, you’ll explore the plazas and narrow streets of the well-preserved Old Town on foot, admiring beautiful Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings. You’ll also visit Alameda Park, which offers a magnificent view of the Old Town and is home to a large variety of trees. Finally, you’ll visit the local market and will have the opportunity to attend the pilgrim mass. If you are lucky, you may see the botafumeiro – a giant incense burner – that swings along the entire length of the cathedral.
In the company of a Local Guide, explore Santiago de Compostela – Galicia’s most famous city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is named after the apostle St James, whose r...

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