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Camino de Santiago - St. James Pathway

ITINERARY

Visit: Sarria, Portomarin, Palas de Rei, Arzua, Rua, Santiago de Compostela

Day 1: Airport Santiago - Sarria

Assistance upon arrival and transfer to Sarria (100 km). We will bring you to take 'The Compostela' (1). Overnight stay in Sarria Accommodation.

Day 2: Sarria - Portomarin (21km)

After breakfast, we will start crossing Barbadelo, where to admire the Church of Santiago, which was declared a National Monument. The next village is Rente, followed by Mercado de Serra, a humble village in which usually Jews came to negotiate and deliver goods to the pilgrims. Continue the route to Brea, Ferreiros, Rozas and Vilachá, rural farming villages where you find the ruins of the Loio Monastery, the origin of Medieval Knights of the Order of Santiago. It is also remarkable for the "Sta María de Loio" chapel with Visigothic walls (before 7th century). We arrive at Portomarín, where the old village remains buried under the water after the construction of the dam. 

Day 3: Portomarin - Palas de Rei (24km)

After breakfast, the pilgrim returns to the Camino through Gonzar, Castromayor, Hospital da Cruz, Ventas de Naron and Lameiros, where you can stop to visit the Chapel of San Marco and admire a beautiful transept. The route crosses Ligonde, Ebbe, Albergo, Portos, Lastedo and Valos before reaching Palas de Rei, our goal today.

Day 4: Palas de Rei - Arzua (28 km)

After breakfast, we enter in the province of "A Coruña", crossing San Xulián, Pontecampaña, Casanova, Coto and Leboreiro, which preserves an ancient Roman road; Furelos, Melide (where locals say you can eat the best octopus ‘Galician style’ in the world ). Here we join with those coming from the North route to Santiago from Oviedo. We will carry on to Carballal, Ponte das Penas, Raido, Bonete, Castaneda, Ribadiso, to reach Arzúa, the end of our today journey.

Day 5: Arzua - A Rua, Pedrouzo (20 km)

After breakfast, we will start walking through Las Barrosas, Calzada, Calle, Salceda, Brea and Santa Irene, and we will finish the route today in A Rua.

Day 6: A Rua - Santiago (19 km)

The great day has come: We will begin the last journey to reach Santiago. At this point, you will have been able to admire the countless wonders along the Camino as a result of day by day pass of people. The route crosses tiny villages Burgo, Arca, San Antón, Amenal and San Paio. Then you get to Lavacolla, a village where centuries ago pilgrims washed and changed new clothes before entering in Santiago. Villamayor, San Marcos and Monte do Gozo (=mount of joy) where the bell tower of the Cathedral of Santiago can be seen for the first time. Finally, we reach SANTIAGO.
Now it's time to follow the traditions: We will go to the majestic sculpture in the Portico de la Gloria, inside the cathedral, to look for Maestro Mateos figure (he was the architect), and give three small bumps on his head "to get wisdom and intelligence". Afterwards, you will visit Santiago’s burial in the crypt and finally the popular hug to the Santiago sculpture in the main altar.

Day 7: Santiago de Compostela

Enjoy your Breakfast and the day at leisure. Santiago is a beautiful and vibrant city and of course, you can add more days to explore it. Walk the narrow streets or visit the old market, where you can buy fresh fish and sea food and get it cooked for you in the bar inside the market. Or simply relax and have a cup (not a glass!) of Riberio wine.

 

Escorted Tour Includes:

  • Transfer from Santiago Airport to Sarria by car or minivan with private driver
  • Arrival/Departure also possible from Madrid 
  • 6 nights accommodation including breakfast 
  • Supplement 5 dinners 
  • Baggage transfers
  • Customer service telephone from 9 am to 9 pm
  • "Called La Compostela", your pilgrim certificate

 

Not Included:

  • Lunches
  • Meal drinks
  • Extras
  • Bar expenses
  • Visits or activities suggested on the tour
  • Insurances

 

Tour Prices are per person twin share in Australian Dollars. Conditions apply and group tours are subject to change and availability. Prices are subject to currency fluctuations. (co)

 

Package Information

  • Duration: 7 Days/6 Nights
  • Type: Walking Tour
  • Departures: All year round 2018
  • Cities Visited: Sarria, Portomarin, Palas de Rei, Arzua, Rua, Santiago de Compostela
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