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Discovering The Way of St James

Spain

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Follow the 'Way of St James' to Santiago de Compostela

For centuries pilgrims have followed the ancient Camino de Santiago, from the scenic French Pyrenees to the iconic cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, and the route still bustles with devotees from all over the world. This tour visits the ancient towns, cities and villages along the Way, each with their own culture, dialect, heritage and gastronomy, proving that it’s not just the destination but the journey too that’s special.

Including...

12 nights in hotels

22 meals: 12 breakfasts and 10 dinners

Excursions and visits

  • St Jean Pied-de-Port town visit
  • Pamplona sightseeing tour
  • Leyre Monastery and Sangüesa town visit
  • Logroño town visit
  • Rioja winery tour and tasting
  • Santo Domingo de la Calzada visit
  • Tour of Burgos
  • Léon orientation tour
  • Santiago de Compostela cathedral tour

Use of audio headsets on selected guided tours



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Day 1 UK to Bilbao to Pamplona

UK-Bordeaux-Pamplona

Fly to Bilbao and travel to the locally rated 4-star Hotel Tres Reyes in Pamplona for a three-night stay. D


Day 2 St Jean Pied-de-Port

St Jean

Enjoy an excursion through the famous Ronceveaux Pass to picturesque St Jean Pied-de-Port in the French Pyrenees, starting point for many pilgrimages. B, D

Ronceveaux Pass Navarre Spain Europe

Day 3 Sangüesa and Leyre Monastery

Leyre Monastery

A morning visit takes you to Sangüesa and Leyre Monastery. Then see the sights of Pamplona's historic centre on a walking tour that includes the cathedral. B


Day 4 Pamplona to Logroño

Pamplona to Logrono

Visit characterful pilgrimage villages en route to pretty Logrono in the heart of La Rioja. Stay for two nights at the locally rated 3-star Hotel Villa de Laguardia. B, D


Day 5 Logroño

Legrono

Enjoy an included tour of scenic Logroño on the banks of the Ebro. Later, perhaps visit the World Heritage monasteries of San Millán, point of origin of the first literature in the Spanish language. Now a UNESCO World Heritage site, the monastic community founded by St Millán in the mid-6th century became a place of pilgrimage. A Romanesque church built in St Milláns honour stands at the site of Suso. The Spanish Castilian language was also first penned here. In the early 16th century the community was housed in the new monastery of Yuso, below the older complex, and is still a thriving community as you will see on today's visit. B, D

La Rioja Iberian Penisula Spain Europe

Day 6 Logroño to Fuenmayor to Burgos

Logrono Burgos

En route to Burgos, enjoy a tour of a Rioja winery and visit Santo Domingo de la Calzada. Stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Hotel Abba Burgos. B, D

Galicia Spain Europe

Day 7 Burgos

Burgos

Tour the awe-inspiring Gothic Cathedral where 'El Cid' is buried.

Galicia Spain Europe

Day 8 Burgos to León

Leon

Travel to León stopping at Carrion de Los Condes en route. An orientation tour introduces you to fabulous León. Stay two nights at locally rated 4-star Hotel Tryp Leon. B,D

Galicia Spain Europe

Day 9 León

Leon 1

Take in the sights of this beautiful city set beneath the Cantabrian mountains at your leisure.

Galicia Spain Europe

Day 10 León to Lugo

Leon to Lugo

Journey into Celtic Galicia, pausing at Astorga and Ponferrada, the last major city for pilgrims on the way to Santiago de Compostela. Stay overnight at the locally rated 4-star Vila de Allariz. B, D

Galicia Spain Europe

Day 11 Lugo to Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

Your journey reaches its culmination as you continue to Santiago de Compostela for a two-night stay at the locally-rated 4-star Hotel Puerta del Camino. This afternoon enjoy a sightseeing tour of the famed cathedral, where pilgrims have paid homage to St James since the Middle Ages. B, D

Santiago de Compostela A Coruña Galicia Spain Europe

Day 12 Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela

Enjoy a day at leisure in this city of sandstone which enchants visitors with its ancient buildings, museums and parks. Alternatively, military history enthusiasts may decide to join an optional excursion to La Coruña this morning.

Enjoy a farewell dinner at your hotel this evening.

Santiago de Compostela A Coruña Galicia Spain Europe

Day 13 Santiago de Compostela to Porto to UK

Santiago de Compostela

Travel to Porto airport for your return flight to the UK. B

Santiago de Compostela A Coruña Galicia Spain Europe

Please note

Manchester departures include an extra night in Santiago de Compostela. All other departures fly out of London Heathrow, returning to London Gatwick, with transfers between them at passengers’ own expense. (car parking or cross-London coach service included on 2019 departures).