Best of the Spanish Camino

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4.9 Based on 33 Reviews
  • duration 13 days
  • tour type Small group Request as private
  • age requirement 18-99 yrs
  • max group size 16
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-20230
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
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  • Starts Bilbao, Spain
  • Ends Santiago De Compostela, Spain
HIGHLIGHTS Download trip notes
  • Following in the footsteps of pilgrims along the medieval trail to Santiago de Compostela passing by churches and crosses marking the famous route
  • Enjoying the camaraderie of your fellow walkers
  • Staying at friendly, family run hotels and eating at hotels and restaurants with delicious local dishes
  • Visiting Bilbao and the fabulous cities of Pamplona, Burgos, Leon and Santiago with their wealth of religious and historic treasures
  • Experiencing the highlights of the Camino Trail
The tour "Best Of The Spanish Camino" starts in Bilbao and ends in Santiago De Compostela. It is a walking trip that takes 13 days taking you through Santiago De Compostela, Leon, Arzúa and 9 other destinations in Spain. "Best Of The Spanish Camino" is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, meals and others.

The ultimate guided walk along the best sections of the Camino across northern Spain for lovers of good food, interesting walks and fabulous hotels. The Camino de Santiago, or Compostela Trail, has for centuries represented an important pilgrimage route from France, across the Pyrenees and the north of Spain to the tomb of St James in Santiago de Compostela. Following the most interesting sections from Roncesvalles in Spain through famous pilgrimage cities such as Leon and Pamplona, the landscapes change daily from mountain trails to forests and open plains. With the camaraderie of a small group and local guide, the trip is fully supported throughout. At night stay in atmospheric towns in a selection of hand picked hotels where the local flavours are introduced by your hosts. This carefully crafted itinerary is a firm favourite with our travellers who are always impressed with the quality of extra touches which make this trip so special.
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1 : Arrive Bilbao, meet your guide and transfer to Roncesvalles*
  • Day 2 : Pyrenees walk to Alto del Erro (4-5hrs), transfer to Pamplona
  • Day 3 : Camino walk including Puente la Reina (4-5hrs), transfer to Logroño
  • Day 4 : Visit Laguardia, walk Montes de Oca to San Juan de Ortega (3-4hrs), overnight Burgos
  • Day 5 : Walk from Castrojeriz to Fromista (4hrs), transfer to Carrion de los Condes
  • Day 6 : Walk along the Castile landscape (3hrs) and transfer to Leon
  • Day 7 : Walk from Hospital de Orbigo to Astorga (3hrs)
  • Day 8 : Walk from Cruz de Ferro to Molinaseca (4hrs), visit Villafranca, transfer to Hererrías
  • Day 9 : Visit O Cebreiro, walk to Triacastela (4hrs), Samos Monastery and on to Sarria
  • Day 10 : Walk to Portomarin (5hrs), transfer to Arzúa
  • Day 11 : Walk the last stage of the Camino from Lavacolla to Santiago (3hrs)
  • Day 12 : Morning tour in Santiago, afternoon visit to Cape Finisterre and farewell dinner
  • Day 13 : Trip concludes
WHAT'S INCLUDED
Accommodation
  • 12 nights in charming hotels all on a twin share basis - specially chosen for their comfort and local flavour
Meals
  • 12 breakfasts, 12 dinners (beverages and coffee included). Breakfasts are usually continental inclusive of bread or toast, tea and coffee. Dinner may start with soup, rice or pasta, followed by either an egg, chicken, red meat or fish dish & finishing with a dessert of fruit, crême caramel, etc. Dinners can be at the hotel or at local restaurants and in Leon, is a light tapas meal. Please note in Spain dinners are generally served between 8pm – 9.30pm
Guide
  • English speaking guide throughout and local city guides in Burgos, Leon and Santiago (days 5. 6 and 12)
Others
  • Support vehicle for luggage and transfers. (reasonable luggage allowance permitted however please note space in the vehicle is limited. Note porterage is not included - you will carry your own luggage to and from the vehicle)
  • Entrances to Burgos Cathedral, León Cathedral, San Isidoro church, Santiago Cathedral, Samos Monastery
  • Winery visit in Laguardia with tasting, Queimada (traditional Galician ritual) in Arzua
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • Travel to Bilbao and from Santiago de Compostela
  • Meals not listed as included: Lunches daily, beverages other than at breakfast and dinner
  • Travel insurance
  • A supplement will apply if you book a single room
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees unless specified as included
  • Storage of luggage
  • Items of a personal nature
CUSTOMER REVIEWS
4.9 - Excellent
Based on 33 reviews
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 11 2024
4 - Very Good
Very Good
It was well organized. Our expectations were well meet & at all times we felt safe & looked after.
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 06 2024
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Very well organised. Great guide and coach driver. Lovely accommodation. A fantastic trip!
  • Anonymous
  • On Jun 04 2024
5 - Excellent
Excellent
A wonderful experience. Our guide was excellent in all ways and the group a perfect size.
  • Anonymous
  • On May 29 2024
5 - Excellent
Excellent
Great guide, hotels and restaurants. The group had common objective in walking the Camino. It was also inspiring that the group got on so well. I would have no hesitation in using them again.
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CANCELLATION

No additional cancellation fees apply for this Best of the Spanish Camino tour. You can cancel the tour up to 72 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 71 days of departure.

Payment

For any tour departures within 24 August 2024, full payment is required. For tours that depart later than 24 August 2024, a deposit of 191 USD is required to confirm the tour, and the remaining balance will be charged 71 days before trip departure.

Travel Insurance

Best of the Spanish Camino tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. World Nomads offers travel insurance for independent travelers and intrepid families.

Visa

For this Best of the Spanish Camino tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are traveling to, as part of this itinerary.

COVID-19 Safety Measures

This trip incorporates the following COVID-19 measures:

  • Rigorous hygiene safety measures will be followed in transportation, accommodation and meal venues.
  • All travellers 18 years and older will be required to be fully vaccinated atleast 14 days prior to departure.
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