Walk the Camino of Spain

Walk the Camino of Spain
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It began as a pilgrimage to the relics of the Apostle James, interred in the grand old Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Ever since his grave was discovered in 800 AD, hundreds of thousands of the great and good have trod the path across northern Spain, making the Camino the most famous pilgrimage in the world. It takes 30-40 days to walk the entire Camino. Our trip only covers part of it, but this is one of the most spiritual trips you can make.

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This is a sample itinerary. All of our group programs can be tailored to the tour leader's specifications.

Departure from the US.

Arrive to the Madrid airport where you’ll be met by your tour guide. Transfer to the hotel. Enjoy a panoramic tour of Madrid by bus. Orientation with guide.

Dinner and overnight, Madrid

Board the high speed train to Sarria, a 5-6 hour journey. Arrival and transfer to your lodge. Enjoy an evening at leisure on your own.

Dinner and overnight, Sarria

Each morning while on the Camino path, your suitcases will be loaded onto the bus, which will drive to the next overnight stop.

Walk the 13 miles to Portomarin. Spend most of the day in the quiet countryside, discovering the peacefulness of rural Galicia. End with a long downhill walk into Portomarin, our home for the evening, along the banks of the Mino River.

Dinner and overnight, Portomarin

Walk the 16 miles to Palas del Rei. Enjoy another peaceful day in the countryside, slowly meandering through local villages and hamlets. Some interesting untended Celtic ruins can be seen along the way if one has the strength to make a short ½ mile detour.

Dinner and overnight, Palas del Rei

Walk the 17 miles to Arzua. Today takes you through Melide, a village known for its busy markets that has become a culinary turning point for Spain. It made Pulpo Gallego, a simple dish of squid, potatoes and paprika, legendary throughout the country. When made right, it can light up your taste buds!

Dinner and overnight, Arzua

We walk the 17 miles to Labacolla. As you get closer to Santiago, the path will lead you through more and more Eucalyptus tree forests with a delightful aroma and a beautiful trail. This is a rather slow-paced day in preparation for the final miles.

Dinner and overnight, Labacolla

We walk the 6 miles to Santiago de Compostela. With the shorter distance today, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the city’s many sites. There is a lot to see and do, on top of enjoying the fulfillment of reaching your destination!

Dinner and overnight, Santiago de Compostela

Enjoy the day meandering through the streets of Santiago. The train back to Madrid departs late afternoon. Arrival to Madrid. Dinner at the hotel.

Dinner and overnight, Madrid

Depart for Toledo, which remains much as it was in the 16th century. Upon arrival, start with a panoramic walking tour of Toledo, entering to the old quarters to visit the Plaza del Ayuntamiento, and admire the facade of the impressive Primate Cathedral, the old Palace of Justice and the City Hall. Continue your walk through the old Jewish quarter with its narrow streets. Visit the Church of St. Tomé, which houses the very famous painting of El Greco, "The Burial of Count Orgaz," as well as the old Synagogue of St. Maria la Blanca, which remains a symbol of coexistence between the "Three Cultures." You’ll also visit the Monastery of San Juan de los Reyes and the Museum Victorio Macho, which is a house located over the River Tagus with outstanding views. The house holds works of the famous sculptor and here we´ll see a short audio visual movie about the city. We´ll also visit a typical factory of Damasquino, a well-known handicraft art native to Toledo. Return to Madrid. Farewell dinner at a local restaurant with a flamenco show.

Dinner and overnight, Madrid

Transfer to the airport. Arrival is the same day.

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