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Also known as 'The Way of St James', it originated in the region of Galicia where the tomb of the Apostle James the Great was discovered in the 9th Century. The way is marked by the symbol of the scallop shell, typically found on the Galician shores.

Type of Holiday: Walking Holidays
Price:

From £959.00 GBP

Duration: 9 days
Departures: Saturday departures from April to October
Start point: Samos
End point: Santiago de Compostela
 

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Trek the pilgrim's way to Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims to Santiago de Compostela by following the Camino de Santiago de Compostela across northern Spain – one of the world’s oldest pilgrimage routes.

For more than 1000 years pilgrims have made their way to Santiago and in 1987 it was declared the first European Culture Route. Also known as ‘The Way of St James’, it originated in the region of Galicia where the tomb of the Apostle James the Great was discovered in the 9th Century.

The way is marked by the symbol of the scallop shell, typically found on the Galician shores, and the grooves in the shell that join together are said to represent the many different ways pilgrims travelled from to reach the tomb of St James.
A great tradition of the route is to obtain the ‘compostela’, a certificate of accomplishment given to pilgrims upon completing the way, and to earn this you need to walk at least 100km of the route.

On arrival we will be issued with our Pilgrim’s Passport, which will need to be stamped daily at either a ‘refugio’, church or town hall, to receive the ‘compostela’ in Santiago.

What price includes

 
  • 6 days walking with vehicle support
  • 1 free day in Santiago de Compostela.
  • 8 nights hotels/pensions.
  • All breakfasts included.
  • Group size: 8 to 16, plus leader from day 1 to day 7
  • Tour leader
 

Location

 

Plan your journey by train

Meeting point:
Samos

Nearest train station to meeting point:
Samos

Transfer to meeting point:
Operator collects guests from station

How to get there:
London to Paris by train then on to Madrid. From Madrid, take the train direct to Santiago de Compostela and then a local bus will take you to Samos

 
Plan your journey by train to Samos
 

Plan your journey by train

Finish point:
Santiago de Compostela

Nearest train station to finish point:
Santiago de Compostela

Transfer to finish point:
Operator drops guests off at station

How to get back:
Take the train from Santiago de Compostela to Burgos Rosa de Lima via Vigo, transfer to the Paris train, change there for London.

 
Plan your return train journey from Santiago de Compostela