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Walking the Camino de Santiago

From £1,749
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Sep 2022 - Oct 2023
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From £1,749
Duration 8 Days
Departures from: Sep 2022 - Oct 2023
Tour Overview
Ancient churches, Gaudi-designed architecture and Rioja vineyards. Discover all of this and more on a series of walks which take you to charming towns and cities located on the Pilgrim's Road to Santiago de Compostela in north-west Spain.
  • Walking
  • All Breakfasts
  • Flight Choices
  • Max Group Size 30

Your Holiday Includes

  • Private Chauffeur Service, Free Airport Parking or £100 reduction if you make your own arrangements
  • Just You Tour Manager as your host & Specialist Local Guide  
  • Return flights from London
  • 7 nights in 3 & 4-star hotels 
  • A guaranteed twin or double room of your own
  • 13 included meals: 7 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 4 dinners including a welcome drink & farewell dinner 
  • Overseas transfers, other transportation & porterage

Included Holiday Highlights

  • Walk through vineyards & villages in Spain’s Basque Country 
  • Stop at Irache Monastery & enjoy wine flowing from the local winery fountain 
  • Sample Spain’s most famous wine during our visit to La Rioja wine region 
  • Visit medieval Navarrete 
  • Stop at Santo Domingo de la Calzada 
  • Walk through the Campos de Castilla area 
  • Visit Astorga’s cathedral 
  • Walk through the highlands of northern Spain 
  • Enjoy a traditional lunch in the pretty village of Molinaseca 
  • Visit Ponferrada’s Knights Templar Castle 
  • Explore the Celtic town of O Cebreiro 
  • Walk from the Mount of Joy to Santiago de Compostela 
  • Pick a seashell at Fisterra – the symbol of the pilgrim

AIRPORT TRAVEL Service

On all flight inclusive holidays, you can choose to start your holiday with our Private Chauffeur Service* or we can organise free airport parking*. If you'd prefer to make your own arrangements, we'll give you a £100 price reduction* on the value of your booking.

*Mileage restrictions apply over 100 miles. Please see our Terms & Conditions for information

Itinerary

Day 1 UK - Bilbao

Today, make your own way to the airport or be collected by our Private Chauffeur (if you've pre-booked) for your flight to Bilbao, the largest city in Spain's Basque Country.

You will be transferred to your hotel and after time to settle in, we'll get to know one another better over a welcome meal.

Meals included: D

Day 2 Puente la Reina - Laguardia

Walk 5.2km - 3.23 miles – 90 minutes

El Camino de Santiago was the most important religious and cultural route in Europe in the Middle Ages. During this tour, we'll follow parts of its path taken by pilgrims heading to Santiago de Compostela, also known as the Way of St James. Pick up a Pilgrim Route Passport for the perfect momento of your trip, which will be stamped en route.

Today, we'll head to medieval Puente La Reina, the meeting point of the Jaca Pilgrim Road and the French Way. We'll pause to admire the 12th century church of Santa María de Eunate, before beginning our walk along the Camino de Santiago. We'll pass though vineyards and charming villages until we reach the village of Lorca, where lunch is included. Our walk then takes us via the Monastery of Irache to the La Rioja wine region, before heading to Laguardia. Later, we will head to a winery for a visit and to sample Spain's most famous wine.

Meals included: B,L

Day 3 Laguardia - Burgos

Walk 5km - 3.1 miles – 90 minutes

Our first stop today is at Navarrete, a town built in the 12th century by the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, which offers wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Our walk today takes us through more vineyards of La Rioja, from the royal town of Nájera, divided by the River Najerilla. We'll continue by road to Santo Domingo de la Calzada, an important stopping point for pilgrims.

On arrival in Burgos, where we stay tonight, you can join an optional guided tour. Highlights include the only UNESCO-listed cathedral, a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture, and the famous Arco de Santa Maria.

Meals included: B,D

Day 4 Burgos - Leon

Walk 5km - 3.1 miles – 90 minutes

After breakfast we'll embark on today's walk, which takes us to the Campos de Castilla area, known as the 'breadbasket' of Spain due to its cereal production. The canal we'll follow was built for transportation of this commodity and a highlight will be its locks, which allow for a 14-metre drop in terrain. In the town of Frómista, we'll have free time for lunch and the chance to admire the Church of San Martín, a Romanesque architectural gem.

This evening, we'll stay in León, where an optional tour will introduce us to its impressive cathedral and the Casa de los Botines, designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi.

Meals included: B,D

Day 5 Leon - Ponferrada

Walk 6km - 3.73 miles – 2 hours

Today we reach the town of Astorga, where we'll admire its cathedral and Bishop's Palace, another design by Gaudi, before passing the traditional village of Castrillo de los Polvazares with its stone-built houses.

Our walk takes us to northern Spain's highlands, where we'll stop at la Cruz de Fierro, where pilgrims would leave behind a stone or memento – a symbol of casting aside a burden. After a traditional lunch in the pretty village of Molinaseca, we'll drive to Ponferrada. Highlights of our tour here are the Knights Templar Castle and Basilica de Nuestra Senora de la Encina.

Meals included: B,L

Day 6 Ponferrada - Santiago de Compostela

Walk 5km - 3.1 miles – 90 minutes

We'll reach our goal of Santiago de Compostela today. First we'll make a stop at the Celtic town of O Cebreiro. One of the most picturesque villages on the Way of St James, we'll pause to admire its pre-Romanesque church and round stone houses. There's time for lunch in the riverside town of Portomarín – whose historic buildings were rescued stone by stone when it flooded, and moved to allow for a dam to be built on the Miño River.

We'll then drive to Monte de Gozo, or the Mount of Joy, which is the first point at which pilgrims can view Santiago de Compostela after their long journey. Our final walk takes us into Plaza del Obradoiro, in the centre of the city.

Meals included: B

Day 7 Santiago de Compostela

Walk 3km - 1.86 miles – 2 hours

This morning we'll head to Fisterra, a historic fishing port where pilgrims would bathe in the sea to purify their souls and collect a scallop shell – the symbol of pilgrims. On a short stroll around the lighthouse here, see if you can collect a shell to take home as a wonderful souvenir of your trip.

This afternoon, why not join our optional guided tour of Santiago de Compostela, the capital of Galicia, with its porticoed streets lined by granite architecture. We'll also visit the local market and we will have the opportunity to attend the pilgrim mass.

This evening, we will gather as a group and head to a traditional Galician restaurant for a farewell dinner.

Meals included: B,D

Day 8 Santiago de Compostela - UK

We'll transfer to the airport for your return flight to the UK. Upon arrival, either make your own way home or your Just You Private Chauffeur Service will be waiting for the journey home (if you've pre-booked).

Meals included: B

Additional Information

Please note: We want you to get the most from your holiday with us. Please be advised, this tour requires a good degree of physical fitness and is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility. Any walk can be avoided by following the group on the coach. There will be plenty of rest stops and time to enjoy the local scenery. Most walks take place on paths and tracks. Sturdy shoes are essential.


Please note - 17 May 2023 & 18 October 2023 departures are women-only tours
  1. Memorable Moment

    Sample Spain's most famous wine in its red and white varieties in La Rioja, where it’s been cultivated here for more than 1,000 years.

What our customers say

  1. Much more included than was in the literature

    "This was the best holiday I have had, the group was lovely, we saw so much, the guides were lovely, there was so much more included than was in the literature, very good value and I laughed everyday and really had such fun - even though it was raining a lot and cold !" - Laura Briggs

  2. Glad that I booked this trip

    "Overall a great experience. Glad that I booked this trip as I learnt so much about landscape, culture, people - and about the weather! The tour guides made sure we all could have a great time" - Rosemarie Gerlach

  3. Would go on another Just You holiday

    "It was a fantastic trip with a knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour manager, and some very interesting people. We covered a lot of ground (literally) in a short period, and learned a tremendous amount about northern Spain and its complex history. It's made me want to know more. I enjoyed it and would go on another Just You holiday if I fancied the destination/itinerary" - Sally Wilson

Accommodation (as specified or similar)

Hotel Barcelo Bilbao Nervion

The Bilbao Nervion is a 4 star hotel is situated in the hear of Bilbao, close to the Town Hall and a short walk from the Guggenheim Museum. The hotel is modern and equipped with modern facilities, including; the restaurant, café and wine bar. Guest rooms are contemportary and designed in avant-garde design. Bedrooms provide comfortable space, have designer furniture, and are equipped with private facilities, Wi-Fi, LCD TV, heating and air conditioning.

Hotel Silken Villa Laguardia

Hotel Sercotel Villa de Laguardia has a range of modern amenities that complement its stylish décor to great effect. Guests can enjoy the outdoor swimming pool or relax on the spacious lawn which surrounds it. There is also a restaurant that serves local cuisine which can then be eaten on the outdoor patio area. Rooms are air conditioned and come furnished with a TV and private facilities. Complimentary WIFI is also available.

Hotel Bulevar

The Rice Bulevar is a 3- star hotel that enjoys a central location in the San Augustin district in Burgos. The hotel provides views of the cathedral and Burgos city, and is perfect for those exploring the Way of St James. The hotel has an onsite restaurant and coffee shop. Guest bedrooms are are modern and fuctional with high celings, sound proof and bright. Bedrooms have private facilities, TV, air conditioning and heating.

Hotel Leon Camino affiliated by Melia

The 4-star Tryp Leon is located in the heart of the city. Head out to explore and you’ll discover the city’s spectacular cathedral, which is within walking distance of your hotel.

Hotel facilities include a restaurant and gym. Bedrooms have private facilities, air-conditioning, TV, minibar and hairdryer.

Hotel Aroi Bierzo Plaza

Hotel Cuidad de Compostela

Hotel Ciudad de Compostela has a classic décor and is close to the famed Santiago de Compostela cathedral. Guests can enjoy the in-house bar and WIFI is available at the property. Rooms have private facilities and a TV.

Optional Excursions

Experience even more of your destination by adding one or more optional excursions to your holiday before you set off. Take a look below at the extra trips you can enjoy on this tour.

Spain - Burgos - City tour of Burgos

Spain - Burgos - City tour of Burgos

Explore the city of Burgos with a Local Guide. You’ll discover the beautiful gate of Santa Maria, stroll along Espolon promenade and visit the extraordinary Gothic cathedral, a jewel of religious architecture and UNESCO World Heritage Site. You’ll also stop at a bar close to the cathedral to enjoy a local drink such as Ribera del Duero wine, a San Miguel beer or one of the region’s liqueurs.

Evening excursion – moderate walking – cultural
Explore the city of Burgos with a Local Guide. You’ll discover the beautiful gate of Santa Maria, stroll along Espolon promenade and visit the extraordinary Gothic cathedral, a jew...

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Spain - León - Discover medieval León

Spain - León - Discover medieval León

Explore the wonderful city of León in the company of a Local Guide. On a panoramic tour, you’ll see highlights including the Convent of San Marcos, a masterpiece of the Spanish Renaissance, and the new district where MUSAC, the Museum of Contemporary Art of Castilla and León, is situated. Next, admire the Roman walls of León as you head towards the historic centre for a walking tour. On foot, you’ll see Casa Botines, which was designed by the famous architect Antoni Gaudi, and visit the impressive cathedral with its beautiful stained-glass windows.

Evening excursion – Moderate walking – Historical interest
Explore the wonderful city of León in the company of a Local Guide. On a panoramic tour, you’ll see highlights including the Convent of San Marcos, a masterpiece of the Spanish Ren...

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Santiago de Compostela - Tour of Santiago de Compostela and attend the pilgrim mass

Santiago de Compostela - Tour of Santiago de Compostela and attend the pilgrim mass

In the company of a Local Guide, explore Santiago de Compostela – Galicia’s most famous city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is named after the apostle St James, whose relics are kept in its Romanesque cathedral.
In this famous pilgrimage destination, you’ll explore the plazas and narrow streets of the well-preserved Old Town on foot, admiring beautiful Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque buildings. You’ll also visit Alameda Park, which offers a magnificent view of the Old Town and is home to a large variety of trees. Finally, you’ll visit the local market and will have the opportunity to attend the pilgrim mass. If you are lucky, you may see the botafumeiro – a giant incense burner – that swings along the entire length of the cathedral.
In the company of a Local Guide, explore Santiago de Compostela – Galicia’s most famous city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is named after the apostle St James, whose r...

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  1. Just Women Tours

    Available on 17 May 2023  & 18 October 2023 departures

    'Just Women' tours are female only holidays perfect for women looking to take a solo holiday for the first time, but also those who seek the camaraderie and friendship that other women provide when they travel.

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