The ancient pilgrimage route along the Camino de Santiago is a quintessential example of how walking provides a great way to slow down to see the world. You’ll only take in a portion of this route, the full version of which stretches its way all over Europe. Your portion features many challenging up-hill sections, which will make its flatter sections all the more rewarding. Along the way, you’ll view some of the pilgrimage’s most noted sites, including the Puerta del Perdón, the Cruz de Ferro (Iron Cross), a Benedictine monastery in Samos, and the Catedral de Santiago.
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You'll arrive in León and, depending on your arrival time, you will have some time to explore the town before meeting your guide for dinner and drinks. Raising a glass to an exciting week ahead, you'll be given an overview of the object of the week’s desire; the breathtaking pilgrim's trail leading to St. James the Apostle’s tomb.
Your first day of walking takes you to the Roman village of Astorga. You'll have a delicious lunch in the village before heading to your next hotel, the beautiful Casa de Tepa.
The Camino climbs through rolling mountains up to the Cruz de Ferro, the Iron Cross, where pilgrims bring a stone from their hometown to add to the pile. After leaving a stone yourself, you'll refuel with lunch in the picturesque village of El Acebo.
Visit the stunning mountain village of O Cebreiro, passing through the Ranadorio Mountains. Tonight you'll have dinner in your historic hotel.
Explore the lively market town of Melide and try Galicia's classic dish of fresh octopus. Your afternoon walk will cross streams, pass by lush forests and medieval villages until your reach the town of Arzúa.
Your journey culminates exactly where it should; the Catedral de Santiago, the legendary resting spot of St. James the Apostle. Soak up the atmosphere of this spiritual and cultural mecca before enjoying a celebratory dinner tonight.
Today you head out with your guide to the lovely Galician coastline and Finisterre, or KM 0, the true ending site of the Camino as it was believed to be the end of the world, as its Latin name suggests. After filling you up on a great seafood lunch, you'll have the evening to relax in Santiago.
Today you will make your own way to the Santiago airport for connecting flights home. Your guide can arrange a taxi for you. Hasta Luego!Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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