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10-Day The Way of Santiago

10-Day The Way of Santiago

10 Days/9 Nights From
AU$709 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Small groupSmall group
  • Tour Code
    IBCWOS0318
10 Days/9 Nights From
AU$709 Per Person
 
  • Tour Type
    Small groupSmall group
  • Tour Code
    IBCWOS0318
Description 
  • Tour Highlights
    AccommodationAccommodation Accommodation includedMealMeal Breakfast included

Summary

Follow the historic pilgrimage route of Camino de Santiago from Burgos to Santiago de Compostela during this enthralling, 10-day tour. Visit the cities of Burgos, Leon, Ponferrada, Sarria and Santiago.

Itinerary

Day 1, Madrid - Burgos
This morning, pick up the rent a car and drive to Burgos. Check in at your selected Hotel. Private guide for visit to the city with Cathedral (optional).Overnight stay in Burgos.

Day 2, Burgos
Breakfast.Full day excursion (by car) to San Millan de la Cogolla , You can Visit the monastery. Continue to Santo Domingo de la Calzada you can Visit to the cathedral. Return to the hotel and overnight stay in Burgos.

Day 3, Burgos - Leon
Breakfast. Depart to Castrojeriz, along the way view the evocative landscape of the great plains of Castile. Walk through the flat lands and rolling hills of the meseta (an area) to the border of the province of Palencia. Continue (by coach) to Leon, Via Fromista. Visit to the Romanesque Church . Check in at the hotel and overnight stay in Leon.

Day 4, Leon
Breakfast. Private guide for visit to the impressive Gothic cathedral (optional), the purest example of Gothic style in Spain) with its impressive stained glass windows that rivals that of Chartres. The Pantheon of the Kings contains some of the finest medieval frescoes anywhere in Europe, Remarkably preserved and still in their original setting. The Hostal San Marcos is the modernist building by the great Catalan architect, Gaudi. Rest of the day at leisure and Overnight stay in Leon.

Day 5, Leon - Ponferrada
Breakfast. Depart to Puente de Orbigo where you will cross (on foot) the impressive Roman bridge “passo honroso”. Continue to the walled city of Astorga. After the field trip to the cathedral, you will have independent time to explore this city on your own. (A good place to begin is at the new-gothic Bishop's palace built by Gaudi, which houses a museum on the Camino de Santiago). Continue to the edge of the Leon Mountains, over the pass “Cruz de Hierro” with the oldest monument on the Jakobs way (one of the important natural barriers of the road). Stop to walk through the wildest scenery of the program to the village of Molinaseca. Continue to Ponferrada. Overnight stay in Ponferrada.

Day 6, Ponferrada
Breakfast. Depart to Villafranca del Bierzo. Before entering the town, the Iglesia de Santiago stands, a place where pilgrims who could not continue on to Santiago de Compostela due to health reasons, could receive a special absolution. Enjoy this small town before starting our walk an easy trail to Cacabelos. Afternoon, walk on to Camponaraya. This region is also known for its “vino dolce” (sweet wine) and return to the hotel. Overnight stay in Ponferrada.

Day 7, Ponferrada - Sarria
Breakfast. Morning, depart to O’Cebreiro ,another important symbolic site of the pilgrimage. Walk and explore this mystic place, known for its thatched stone huts (pallozas) and the pre-Romanesque church, the oldest temple on the Saint James route preserved in its entirety. Continue along the pilgrim’s way to Triacastela and walk through the beautiful Galician nature over rolling hills to Montan, a little hamlet. Continue to Sarria. Check in at the hotel. Afternoon, Excursion to Lugo, a well-preserved former Roman city with its Roman wall of almost.

Day 8, Sarria - Santiago
Breakfast. After breakfast, Walk from the hotel to the trailhead and on the pilgrim’s path with some steep uphill, then follow the undulating terrain in a picturesque countryside along culitvated fileds and cows grazing in the meadows. The lanes flanked by chestnut and oak trees. Arrive at Lavandeira. Continue by coach to the pretty town of Portomarin, located on the banks of the Rio Mino. Afternoon, continue to Santiago de Compostela.Check in at the hotel. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Day 9, Santiago de Compostela
Breakfast. Morning, private guiide for walking tour of Santiago (optional): magnificent cathedral,the finest example of both Romanesque and Baroque art in Spain; the monastery of Saint Martin and the fifteenth century hospital (which is now Los Reyes Catolicos, a glorious five-star hotel); and the Palacio de Gelmirez. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay in Santiago.

Day 10, Santiago - Madrid
Breakfast. Departure to Madrid. Drop off the car. End of the services.

Inclusions

  • 9-night accommodation
  • Daily breakfast

Exclusions

  • Rental car not included. Price will be quoted separately depending on the car requested.

Important Notes

  • Price based on double occupancy.

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