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Camino de Santiago Walking Tour

Starts: Bilbao, Spain
Finishes: Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Visit: Bilbao, Uterga, Alcobendas, Castrogeriz, Astorga, Cades, Sarria, Laxe, Santiago de Compostela

Tour Type: Small Group

Accommodation: Comfortable

Activity: Walking Tour

Overview

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The Camino de Santiago is perhaps the original European walking tour, and this unique itinerary selects the best walking and scenery of the Way of St. James the ancient pilgrimage route to the city of Santiago de Compostela in Spain's northwestern corner. A condensed version of the Camino Francis the French route this tour traverses almost two-thirds of northern Spain, about 500 miles in all, from the Pyrenees on the border with France through seven Spanish provinces. Each step is a link between the present and the past on this legendary trail that early Christians followed to the ends of the earth still part of today's landscape are medieval monasteries, hermits chapels, and soaring cathedrals at Burgos and Santiago both UNESCO World Heritage sites. From the diverse landscapes of Basque mountain villages, the vineyards of La Rioja, and the lush meadows of Galicia, you are guided into historical city centers and Roman ruins, to hilltop towns and sweeping coastal views, as well as the Atapuerca archaeological site. Gracious Spanish hospitality is a constant in family-run inns, a resort, and boutique hotels. As varied as the scenery, Spain's intensely regional cuisine from both land and sea is superbly highlighted delectable tapas, cured hams, and even chocolate from its Spanish birthplace at Astorga all paired with world-renowned wines of the Rioja region and beyond.

Highlights

    • Tour the Atapuerca archaeological site, where researchers have confirmed evidence of the earliest-known hominids in Western Europe, dating to about 1.2 million years ago.
    • In Muxa, walk the windy headlands and charming coves of the Costa da Morte, stopping for lunch to enjoy the regions superior seafood and a glass of Albario white wine.
    • Tour the towering Episcopal Palace in Astorga, a bishops residence designed by celebrated Catalan architect Antoni Gaud.

Trip Details

The Trip

Product Code: 149368
Tour Type: Small Group
Accommodation: Comfortable
Transport: Private##Private
Guide Language: Engligh
Travel Styles: Seniors (55+)

Starts: Bilbao, Spain
Finishes: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Duration: 9 days
Physical rating: Basic

Includes

  • Two expert, local guides (for groups of 8 or more), with you 24/7
  • All meals except for two dinners; local wine or beer included with dinners
  • All accommodations while on tour
  • Transportation from the meeting point to the departure point
  • Entrance fees and special events as noted in the itinerary
  • The unbeatable and cumulative experience of the staff

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Price

Price person (sharing double) $6,748 ($750/day)

Deposit:

$350 per person for bookings made 90 days or more prior to departure

Full Amount for bookings made less than 90 days prior to departure

Cancellation: Super Strict

Trip Notes

Price does not include airfare (to the Trip start & from the end location)

Trip Price generally includes accommodation, transport/transfer, activities, services of a professional guide & more. (Please refer to the include/excludes section for details)

Tour packages spare you the hassles of trip planning, a la carte booking, organizing and managing the logistics at a foreign location.

Itinerary

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Spain Bilbao, Roncesvalles, Bizcarreta, Uterga, Cirauqui, Ermita De Valdefuentes, Agés, Castojeriz, Itero De La Vega, Villares De Orbigo, Astorga, Las Herrerias, O’Cebreiro, Sarria, Ferreiros, Costa Da Morte, Moraime, Muxia, Santiago De Compostela
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Country Walkers

For over 37 years, Country Walkers has provided active, experiential, and stunning travel experiences on five continents. Based in Waterbury, Vermont, our unique adventures and insider access bring the beating heart of a destination to life with well-crafted itineraries for Guided Walking, Self-Guided Walking, and Private Adventures. All of our walking trips highlight superb cuisine, fine, authentic accommodations and immersive cultural and natural experiences.


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