Camino de Santiago Guided Trail

pilgrimage at Camino de Santiago
Duration: 7 nights
Type: Guided Trails
Walking Grade: 3
from £1,349pp with flights

Undertake a challenging but exhilarating journey along the final stage of this spectacular 1,000 year old trail, and achieve the pilgrim's goal of reaching the beautiful Santiago de Compostela, the final resting place of St James the Apostle. Experience the spirit of this world-famous pilgrim trail as you walk through medieval villages and towns, past castles and fortresses. The Camino de Santiago continues to be the oldest and most celebrated long-distance trail.

Holiday Highlights

  • Discover the extraordinary spirit and hospitality this trail evokes
  • Meander through villages, river valleys and on wooded trails

What’s included

  • 7 nights’ Half Board accommodation
  • The services of an experienced local leader
  • All transport and luggage transfers on walking days
  • Group transfers from Santiago airport and returning to La Coruna.

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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Transfer from Santiago Airport to Sarria, where you spend your first night.

Hotel Alfonso IX - Camino de Santiago

The Hotel Alfonso IX is a warm and friendly four star hotel located in the town centre of Sarria. It has a total of 60 rooms spread over 3 floors. All rooms have WiFi, air conditioning, hairdryers, telephones & TV.


Walk from the monastery of La Magdalena in Sarria to the Gallician vineyards and along the banks of the Mino River, to the delightful Portomarin. Our route is lined by shaded groves of chestnuts and oaks, fields enclosed by traditional Celtic 'chantos', and examples of Galician Romanesque architecture in a landscape little changed for centuries.

14.5 miles (23km) with 1,230 feet (375m) of ascent and 1,312 feet (400m) of descent

Hotel Pousada de Portomarin - Camino de Santiago

The Hotel Pousada de Portomarin is located in one of the Camino’s most historic towns. Pousada offers rooms with en suite bathrooms, hairdryer, minibar, digital TV, telephone, safe, central heating and free WiFi. The hotel also has a sauna, gym and outdoor pool for guests to use during their stay.


Enjoy panoramic views as we walk through undulating countryside. Our walk climbs gently to Hospital de la Cruz, and then winds through the pine groves and meadows of the Sierra de Ligonde.

16.1 miles (26km) with 1,640 feet (500m) of ascent and 951 feet (290m) of descent

Hotel La Cabana - Camino de Santiago

Hotel La Cabana is a cosy hotel built completely of wood and situated on a large estate surrounded by gardens, pines and chestnut trees. All rooms have private bathrooms, telephone, television, hairdryer and heating. WiFi is available in public areas; the hotel also has laundry facilities.


The Camino meanders through villages and river valleys, through wooded trails shaded by oak, pine and eucalyptus, leading us to the hustle and bustle of Arzua, and the ruined former convent of La Magdalena.

18.6 miles (30km) with 820 feet (250m) of ascent and 1,312 feet (400m) of descent

Casa Lucas - Camino de Santiago

Casa Lucas was founded by Lucas Piñeiro and  passed from father to son serving as a family home until 1998. Now serving as a country hotel, Casa Lucas offers rooms with en suite bathrooms, hairdryer and television. 


Tiny hamlets dotted with shingle houses, hidden amidst wooded glades and eucalyptus trees, line the trail to Rua. Visit the ancient church of San Verisimo and the 18th century chapel in Santa Irene.

11 miles (18km) with 1,181 feet (360m) of ascent and 1,509 feet (460m) of descent

O Acivro - Camino de Santiago

O Acivro is a hotel where you can enjoy nature in a rural environment. Country apartments are provided with en suite bathroom, hair dryers, heating and TV. There's a vending machine on site also. The hotel has swimming pool for guests to use during their stay. Free WiFi is available in public areas.


A triumphant finale. Our first glimpse of the city is from the summit of Monte del Gozo, from where we descend and enter the city of Santiago de Compostela via the Porta do Camino. Your eagerly awaited goal awaits you at the impressive cathedral, the final resting place of the Apostle St James.

13.6 miles (22km) with 1,443 feet (440m) of ascent and 1,558 feet (475m) of descent

Hotel Virxe da Cerca - Camino de Santiago

Hotel Virxe da Cerca is a former bank and Jesuit residence. It was built in the 18th century with its back façade facing the Convent of Belvís, founded in the 14th century, and its main façade towards the picturesque “Mercado de Abastos” (food market) in the old town, which is now the second-most visited place in Santiago after the Cathedral. All rooms come with en suite facilities as well as hairdryer, TV, radio, WiFi, telephone, mini bar, air conditioning and heating. 


Celebrate your journey’s end and explore this magnificent city.

Hotel Virxe da Cerca - Camino de Santiago

Hotel Virxe da Cerca is a former bank and Jesuit residence. It was built in the 18th century with its back façade facing the Convent of Belvís, founded in the 14th century, and its main façade towards the picturesque “Mercado de Abastos” (food market) in the old town, which is now the second-most visited place in Santiago after the Cathedral. All rooms come with en suite facilities as well as hairdryer, TV, radio, WiFi, telephone, mini bar, air conditioning and heating. 


Transfer to La Coruna Airport


Camino de Santiago Itinerary Map

Hotel Alfonso IX - Camino de Santiago

The Hotel Alfonso IX is a warm and friendly four star hotel located in the town centre of Sarria. It has a total of 60 rooms spread over 3 floors. All rooms have WiFi, air conditioning, hairdryers, telephones & TV.

Hotel Pousada de Portomarin - Camino de Santiago

The Hotel Pousada de Portomarin is located in one of the Camino’s most historic towns. Pousada offers rooms with en suite bathrooms, hairdryer, minibar, digital TV, telephone, safe, central heating and free WiFi. The hotel also has a sauna, gym and outdoor pool for guests to use during their stay.

Hotel La Cabana - Camino de Santiago

Hotel La Cabana is a cosy hotel built completely of wood and situated on a large estate surrounded by gardens, pines and chestnut trees. All rooms have private bathrooms, telephone, television, hairdryer and heating. WiFi is available in public areas; the hotel also has laundry facilities.

Casa Lucas - Camino de Santiago

Casa Lucas was founded by Lucas Piñeiro and  passed from father to son serving as a family home until 1998. Now serving as a country hotel, Casa Lucas offers rooms with en suite bathrooms, hairdryer and television. 

O Acivro - Camino de Santiago

O Acivro is a hotel where you can enjoy nature in a rural environment. Country apartments are provided with en suite bathroom, hair dryers, heating and TV. There's a vending machine on site also. The hotel has swimming pool for guests to use during their stay. Free WiFi is available in public areas.

Hotel Virxe da Cerca - Camino de Santiago

Hotel Virxe da Cerca is a former bank and Jesuit residence. It was built in the 18th century with its back façade facing the Convent of Belvís, founded in the 14th century, and its main façade towards the picturesque “Mercado de Abastos” (food market) in the old town, which is now the second-most visited place in Santiago after the Cathedral. All rooms come with en suite facilities as well as hairdryer, TV, radio, WiFi, telephone, mini bar, air conditioning and heating. 

What to Bring

Essential kit

  • Walking boots: We recommend wearing walking boots on all our walks, as these provide the best ankle support and grip. Approach shoes offer appropriate levels of grip and are fine if you’re comfortable with, and used to walking without the ankle support.
  • Walking socks suitable for warm weather – major sock manufacturers such as Bridgedale make socks specifically designed for warm weather – just ensure that your footwear fits correctly if you’re used to wearing thicker socks.
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket (with hood) and waterproof trousers – these are essential at all times of the year.
  • Shorts and T-shirts - lightweight wicking materials are best.
  • Warm fleece & trousers Sun protection – hat, sunglasses and suncream.
  • Clothing: Fleece or other purpose designed synthetic tops give good lightweight insulation and nylon or cotton trousers can provide unrestricted movement.
  • A layering system is better than one thick top. Lightweight hat and gloves

Optional kit

  • Rucksack: this needs to be large enough to carry your picnic lunch, drink, waterproofs and spare clothing. A size of 25-30 litres is probably best.
  • A plastic bin liner as well as a rucksack cover will keep the contents dry should you be unlucky enough to encounter any rain.
  • Water bottle: a size of at least 2 litres is recommended.
  • Plastic bags/sandwich box for packed lunches
  • Sun protection: high factor sun screen and lip salve
  • Personal First Aid Kit: containing for example plasters, insect repellent, antiseptic wipes, painkillers, blister kit, tape and personal medication Spare food: Leaders cannot carry emergency food for the whole party.
  • As this walk crosses remote areas it is essential that you take some high energy food.
  • Energy bars, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate etc 
  • Camera/binoculars – your choice.
  • Trekking poles - many people find these aid balance and take some of the strain off their knees during steeper descents

Guest Reviews

All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £10 per person.

These departure dates can be booked with flights or as land only holiday options. All packages that include flights are ATOL protected. Advertised flight prices are based on UK flights departing from London. Regional departures and/or connections to London, if available, can be requested. Cabin upgrades may also be available on request.

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
03 May - 10 May
7 2020 Itinerary £1,349 Available Trip Notes Book Now
24 May - 31 May
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21 Jun - 28 Jun
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06 Sep - 13 Sep
7 2020 Itinerary £1,349 Available Trip Notes Book Now
27 Sep - 04 Oct
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2020
03 May - 10 May
7 2020 Itinerary £1,149 Available Trip Notes Book Now
24 May - 31 May
7 2020 Itinerary £1,149 Available Trip Notes Book Now
21 Jun - 28 Jun
7 2020 Itinerary £1,149 Available Trip Notes Book Now
06 Sep - 13 Sep
7 2020 Itinerary £1,149 Available Trip Notes Book Now
27 Sep - 04 Oct
7 2020 Itinerary £1,149 Available Trip Notes Book Now

Important Information

  • Single room: £196 (complete holiday)
  • Flights from London Heathrow are included.
  • UK connecting flights to meet our Heathrow British Airways flight available from Manchester, Leeds Bradford, Newcastle, Glasgow or Edinburgh.   £139
  • Independent travellers can join our transfer: contact us for details
Duration:
7 nights
Type:
Guided Trails
Walking Grade:
3

7 nights from £1,349pp with flights

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