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Walking the Camino de Santiago - Explore!

Walking the Camino de Santiago

12 days
4.6
(17)
From Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Tour Operator:
Explore!
Max group size:
18
Age range:
16 to 85
Operated in:
English
Tour id:
124438
Hygiene Measures:
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Highlights

  • Bask in the magnificence of Bishop's Palace
  • Wander through charming mountain villages
  • Visit the holy shrine of Santiago De Compostela
  • Walk the beautiful Camino de Santiago route
  • Grab a pilgrim certificate to celebrate your achievement

Itinerary

Start in Madrid and end in Santiago de Compostela! With the Hiking & Trekking tour Walking the Camino de Santiago, you have a 12 days tour package taking you through Madrid, Spain and 8 other destinations in Spain. Walking the Camino de Santiago includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
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  1. Introduction
  1. Day 1: Join trip in Madrid
  2. Day 2: Walking tour of Leon
  3. Day 3: Walk from Hospital de Orbigo to Astorga
  4. Day 4: Ascend to the Iron Cross (1,482 m); descend to Molinaseca
  5. Day 5: Walk to the pretty mountain village of O Cebreiro
  6. Day 6: Pass the famous 100 km landmark
  7. Day 7: Descend to Palas de Rei
  8. Day 8: Hike through rural Galicia; cross the medieval bridge near Melide
  9. Day 9: Walk through local villages en route to El Amenal
  10. Day 10: Arrive in Santiago de Compostela
  11. Day 11: Morning guided walking tour of Santiago; free afternoon
  12. Day 12: Trip ends in Santiago
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What's Included

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  • Accommodation
  • Guide
  • COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures
  • Meals
  • Additional Services
  • Transport
  • Optional
  • Additional Services

Where You'll Stay

Hotel
10 nights

Operated by Explore!

4.5
(3396)
Gold

We've been taking small groups on adventure holidays for almost 40 years. Our authentic adventure travel experiences explore the sights and culture of a country, with hand-picked accommodation that balances comfort and location. Our average group tour size is just 12; perfect for meeting new people and getting to the heart of our destinations. Explore is one of the worlds most trusted adventure travel companies with over 500 trips to more than 120 countries. We are passionate about travel and have developed a wide range of unique activities and adventures which give our customers an unforgettable experience with a team of award-winning Explore leaders. With Explore, you'll get to see your destination from a whole new perspective that takes you away from the typical well-trodden tourist track. You'll have the chance to meet, dine and stay with local people, rest in authentic accommodation with other like-minded explorers and travel to must-see destinations with a unique Explore twist. From family holidays to trips for solo travellers; cycling tours to wildlife safaris; trekking on mountains or exploring miles of scenic coastline; self-guided journeys small group trips or Private Tours; there is something for every kind of traveller with Explore. We will provide our expert knowledge, exciting itineraries and outstanding service as part of our sustainable travel experiences which take you under the skin of the country you're visiting for the adventure of a lifetime.

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Customer Reviews

  • Overall Rating
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Itinerary
    Excellent
    4.4
  • Guide
    Excellent
    4.9
  • Transport
    Excellent
    4.6
  • Accommodation
    Excellent
    4.1
  • Food
    Good
    3.8
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  • MH
    · October 24th, 2022
    Hotels varied but two were excellent. Hotel Gaudi and Pazo Sedor . One was bad Lar do Peregrino. Three elderly members of the party, one injured wanted to enter the hostel early. The woman refused them entry until 2p.m. there was noone else there and... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your feedback. The Explore Team
    Trip date: October 2022
  • Walking the Camino de Santiago reviewer 2
    · September 18th, 2022
    Great walk great small group walkers and great guide. Overall really enjoyed. Thankyou
    Explore! commented on this review
    Glad you had a nice trip. Thanks for your feedback. The Explore Team
    Trip date: September 2022
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    As an older trekker (I’m 70) I wish there could have been either 2 half day treks or a day off from trekking between the 2 longest days of trekking.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. I'm glad you had a great trip overall and I will pass your comments about the walks over to the product manager to review.
    Trip date: May 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    This was our first experience with explore and we really enjoyed it. Again, Mateusz was an excellent leader.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Many thanks for your great review, glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip,
    Trip date: May 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    This was a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing trip. I mean relaxing for my mind and not my feet! This pilgrimage takes you away from "life" for a bit and it was amazing to "walk the Way" with like-minded people and to experience the joy of arriving at... Show more
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for the review. Glad you had a nice trip and experience!
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    As a single traveller I did not know what to expect but this was one of the most enjoyable holidays I have been on. It may have been luck that everybody was compatible with each other and the tour leader.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your lovely review and feedback.
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    perhaps you could include the lack of understanding of vegetarians needs - most places considered fish as a vegetarian option. However, our leader always sorted this out for me but I was not expecting it to be so difficult.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback.
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    4 trip, well organised by Els, long days with too many miles packed in meant the relaxed atmosphere of the first few days were lost later in the tour.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review and feedback.
    Trip date: September 2019
    Review collected by Explore!
  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
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    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: September 2019
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  • A
    · December 23rd, 2019
    Just to say an 5 trip. Highly recommended.
    Explore! commented on this review
    Thanks for your review. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    Trip date: September 2019
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12 days
Walking the Camino de Santiago
From Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
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