Camino de Santiago Trail in Galicia Independently Walking with baggage transfers

 
 
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Walking & History
Camino de Santiago Trail in Galicia Independently Walking with baggage transfers
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8 Days / 7 Nights

Santiago de Compostela

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Walk the Camino de Santiago! This version of our Camino de Santiago is designed for independent travelers who would like to walk the last 100kms/62 mi of the Pilgrimage trail with baggage transfer from accommodation to accommodation...
 
Highlights
 
  • Self-Guided walking with luggage transfer
  • Expert guide to show you Santiago Cathedral at the end of the way
  • Stay in Charming Manor Houses selected by our specialist
  • Enjoy home-cooking slow-food dinners with local cuisine and wines
 
 

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General Overview


Country: Spain
Region: Galicia
City: Santiago de Compostela
Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Type: Chauffeur Driven Tour
Theme: Horse Back Riding and Walking Trails
Group Size: 1 to 15+ People
Price from: 0€
 

Introduction

This version of our Camino de Santiago is design for independent travelers who would like to walk the last 100kms/62 mi of the Pilgrimage trail, which is necessary to receive La Compostela certificate.

You will arrive at the airport of Santiago and be meet by a private chauffeur who will transfer you to the point where you will start the trail making your way back to Santiago city. This trip is ideal for those who do want to lug all their baggage every day when  they walk, what we have done is set up a private chauffeur who will pick up and drop off your baggage at each accommodation every  day.  You have the option as well at the end of the day during the time when your chauffeur is transferring your baggage to be picked up along the way and dropped off with your luggage at your accommodation.

The Camino  de Santiago from Sarria  to Santiago de Compostela  which is known as the French Way is a beautiful walk as  it passses through medieval woodland , forests of  beech,oak,pines and chestnut as well as small hamlets/towns with granite stone buildings and farms.  So it's often easy on the feet on footpaths off-road and with little traffic passing the genteel country lanes. You'll get to appreciate the typical architecture of the region : stone-built country houses (pazos), and corn crib stores elevated about the ground to keep the corn away from the damp and rodents (horreos).

Here are some of the highlights to look forward to ( and  to watch out for ) :

  • Sarria : San Salvador Church - romanesque/gothic 13th century ; 13th century castle tower ; town viewpoint ; Monastery, Magdalena Convent - 13th century,gothic originally pilgrim's hospital ; Aspera bridge - 12th century over River Celerio
  • Barbadelo : Santiago Church - romanesque 11th century with frescoes
  • Ferreiros : Roman Church
  • Portomarin : Belesar dam on River Miņo ; San Nicolas/ San Juan Church - romanesque, re-constructed 12th century ; San Pedro Church - romanesque 10th century.
  • Castromaior : Romanesque 12th century
  • Vendas de Naron : Magdalena Chapel with pilgrim symbols carved on wooden door
  • Ligonde : 17th century Stone Cross of life and death of Jesus Christ     
  • Palas de Rei : San Tirso Church - 12th century romanesque
  • San Xiao do Camiņo -  12th century romanesque
  • Leboreiro : Primitive corn crib (pre-dates an horreo)
  • Disicabo : Roman bridge over River Seco
  • Melide : Ethnographic Museum ; San Pedro Church -14th century ; Sancti Spiritus Church -14th century ; Octopus from Casa Alongos restaurante!
  • Santa Maria de Melide : Romanesque 12th century Church with 16th century frescoes
  • Boente ; Santiago Church
  • Ribadiso de Abaixo : Roman bridge
  • Arzua : Magdalena Chapel, Santiago Church ; Local cheese which is soft and creamy made from the brown cows!
  • Santa Irene Chapel : 17th century with wooden carvings of Saint James
  • Lavacolla : Santiago de Compostela Airport ; San Roque Church
  • Monte de Gozo : The Hill of Joy where from the Pilgrim's Statue you get your first view of the Bell Towers of Santiago Cathedral 
  • Santiago de Compostela : Pilgrim's Office ; Pilgrim's Mass at the Cathedral ; Old Town ; Wine Street.


This tour can be done any time of the year, just let us know your dates and we will quote a price for you. 


Walk the Camino de Santiago at your own pace with support of luggage transfers!

Day by day itinerary

DAY 1: 
SANTIAGO AIRPORT - SARRIA 

  • Welcome to GALICIA! Arrival to Santiago de Compostela Airport
  • A private English-Speaking Chauffeur will pick you up upon your arrival to Santiago and transfer you to a Manor House 6 kms/3.73 mi from Sarria
  • Check into hotel anytime after 2:00PM
  • Free time for lunch in Sarria
  • Your Chauffeur will then take you to nearby Samos to visit itīs Monastery
  • Free time to visit Samos on your own
  • Return to Manor House and dinner in the dinning room of the manor
  • Overnight in Sarria

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DAY 2:
SARRIA - portomarin (Total walking today: 22 KM/13.67 MI)

  • Breakfast
  • For the next days you will be walking THE FRENCH WAY TO SANTIAGO IN GALICIA and in many pilgrimage villages along the way you will get your Pilgrimage passport stamped in various churches, monasteries and cathedrals.
  • In the morning your private chauffeur will drop you off in Sarria village (6 kms/3.73 mi from the Manor) where you will start walking the Camino de Santiago. You chauffeur will drop off your luggage at your next accommodation in Portomarin where it will be stored in Reception until your arrival
  • You walk today is around 22km/13.67 mi from Sarria to Portomarin
  • Lunch on your own (along the pilgrimage way in many of the villages there are bars and small restaurant where you can have lunch)
  • Upon arrival to Portomarin visit itīs Cathedral and then check into your hotel
  • Rest and relax before dinner
  • Dinner in the Hotel
  • Overnight in Portomarin

B, D


DAY 3:
portomarin - PALAS DE REI (Total walking today: 25 KM/15.53 MI)

  • Breakfast
  • In the morning you will check out of your hotel and leave your luggage with the reception. A chauffeur will pick up the luggage later on in the day.
  • Start walking today from Portomarin to Palas de Rei 25 km/15.53 mi.
  • Lunch on your own (along the pilgrimage way in many of the villages there are bars and small restaurant where you
  • You chauffeur will drop off your luggage at your next accommodation in Palas de Rei where it will be stored in reception until your arrival. If you are tired by near the end of the day and wish that the chauffeur pick you up on the way dropping off your luggage all you have to do is call his cell phone and he will pick you up along the way.
  • Dinner in Manor house
  • Overnight in Palas de Rei

B, D


DAY 4:
PALAS DE REI - melide - ARZUA (Total walking today: 30 KM/18.64 MI)

  • Breakfast
  • In the morning you will check out of your manor house and leave your luggage with the reception. A chauffeur will pick up the luggage later on in the day.
  • Today you will continue along the way leaving Palas de Rei to Melide 14.9 km/9.25 mi and then continuing on to Arzua the land of Arzua cheeses 15.1 km/9.38 mi
  • Lunch on your own (along the pilgrimage way in many of the villages there are bars and small restaurant where you could stop for lunch)
  • You chauffeur will drop off your luggage at your next accommodation in Arzua where it will be stored in reception until your arrival. If you are tired by near the end of the day and wish that the chauffeur pick you up on the way dropping off your luggage all you have to do is call his cell phone and he will pick you up along the way.
  • Dinner in the Manor House
  • Overnight in Arzua

B, D


DAY 5:
ARZUA - O PINO (Total walking today: 25.4 KM/15.78 MI)

  • Breakfast
  • In the morning you will check out of your manor house and leave your luggage with the reception. A chauffeur will pick up the luggage later on in the day.
  • Today you will continue along the way leaving Arzua to O Pino 10.30 km/6.40 mi + 15.1 km/9.38 mi
  • Lunch on your own (along the pilgrimage way in many of the villages there are bars and small restaurants where you could stop for lunch)
  • You chauffeur will drop off your luggage at your next accommodation in O Pino where it will be stored in Reception until your arrival. If you are tired by near the end of the day and wish that the chauffeur pick you up on the way dropping off your luggage all you have to do is call his cell phone and he will pick you up along the way.
  • Dinner in the Manor House
  • Overnight in O Pino

B, D


DAY 6:
O PINO - LAVACOLLA - MONTE DE GOZO - santiago (Total walking today: 15 KM/9.31 MI)

  • Breakfast
  • In the morning you will check out of your manor house and leave your luggage with the reception. A chauffeur will pick up the luggage later on in the morning.
  • Today you will continue along the way leaving O Pino to Lavacolla 5 km/3.10 mi then the last stretch on to Santiago de Compostela 10 km/6.21 mi
  • Your chauffeur will drop off your luggage at your next accommodation in Santiago where it will be stored in Reception until your arrival.
  • Enjoy the view of the Bell Towers of the Cathedral from Monte de Gozo before your last destination.
  • Finally arriving to SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA the end of the Pilgrims` way! Get your last stamp and then hand in your pilgrim passport at the PIlgrim's Office to receive La Compostela certificate showing that you have completed more than 100 km of the Camino de Santiago walking.
  • Free time for Lunch on your own and to relax
  • Dinner on your own
  • Overnight in Santiago

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DAY 7:
santiago

  • Breakfast
  • In the morning meet a private local guide (Front entrance of the Pardor) who will take you on a 3h30min visit of the Historic quarter of Santiago and a detailed visit of the Cathedral
  • Rest of the day to explore the city as you please
  • Lunch and Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Santiago

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DAY 8:
santiago - santiago airport

  • Breakfast
  • A private Chauffeur will pick you up upon your from your hotel and transfer you to Santiago Airport
  • Final Goodbye from your chauffeur
  • Board plane and return to the point of Origin

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Included

  • 07 Nights stay in Standard Double Rooms with bathroom
  • (B) Breakfast daily (except day of arrival)
  • (D) 05 Dinners with traditional local cuisine and wines as specified per itinerary
  • Private English-Speaking Chauffeur for Arrival and Departure transfers
  • Afternoon pick up and drop off of your luggage to/from your accommodations. If you wish between the time of pick up and drop off of luggage you could be met by the chauffeur and taken to the accommodation. You must call the chauffeur early on in the day to arrange the time and place of pick up along the way.
  • Transportation will be in a Mercedes E-Class or Audi A-6 Sedan (or similar) for 2-3 People, Mercedes Viano or VW Caravelle Minivan (or Similar) for 4 to 7 People. 8+ People buses also available for larger groups.
  • Pilgrimage Passport Credentials which you will get stamped along the way in church, cathedral... (You will receive La Compostela certificate at the end in Santiago at the Pilgrimage office only if you complete 100km/62 mi of walking the Camino consecutively.)
  • 3h30min privately guided tour of Santiago including entrance fees when with guide
  • Details final tour itinerary with accommodation vouchers, maps, etc....
  • Local Taxes

Excluded

  • Transfers not specified in itinerary
  • Entrance fees when not with guide
  • Beverages not specified in selected meals
  • Meals not specified in itinerary
  • Laundry Expenses 
  • Personal & Travel Insurance
  • Optional excursions 
  • Room Service 
  • Gratuities to the Chauffeurs and Local Guides

Pick up

  • Santiago de Compostela Airport
  • Santiago de Compostela Train Station
  • Santiago de Compostela city centre or hotel
  • Other locations for pick up on request

Drop off

  • Santiago de Compostela Airport
  • Santiago de Compostela Train Station
  • Santiago de Compostela city centre or hotel
  • Other locations for drop off on request

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Reviews

Marilyn Foust (11 February 2018)
 
We returned home on Friday and want to thank you for such an amazing trip. Victor, our driver, was superb. He took care of whatever we needed and made sure we were safe and got to our hotels on time. The accommodations were wonderful. We enjoyed the variety, the quaintness, and great service. We truly enjoyed every aspect of our trip. The afternoon tour of Finnesterre was the perfect ending, and we were happy we included it. Our tour guide in Santiago was also terrific. The restaurant in Santiago was also top notch, and the staff was superb, and spoke English.

Thanks again, and please let us know if we can help other prospective clients as we are happy to recommend you and the trip.