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Footsteps of the Camino de Santiago Walking Holiday

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  • Follow in the footsteps of centuries of pilgrims on this 7-night guided walking holiday.
  • Explore Bilbao with a guide walking tour, visit to the Guggenheim & time at leisure.
  • Spend an exhilarating 4 days walking the Camino de Santiago with an expert guide.
  • Discover the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela on a half day city tour.
  • Includes 5 nights on a bed and breakfast basis, 2 nights on a half board basis.

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Embark on a walking holiday with us to sunny Spain! This 7-night guided tour will allow us to get a taste of all the Camino de Santiago has to offer while enjoying the food, wine and culture along the famous route. Our journey will begin in Bilbao and take us west to the historic Santiago de Compostela. This trip includes a visit to the Guggenheim museum, a tour of a local winery, a stroll through the beautiful old town of León and a half day guided tour of Santiago de Compostela. As we walk through this stunning area of Spain, we’ll soak up the beauty of the verdant Galician countryside and be amazed by the magnificent views from the tiny mountain village of Cebreiro, 1300 metres above sea level. We’ll complete our holiday by leaving a stone at the symbolic Cruz de Fierro (The Iron Cross) and like the pilgrims before us, leave all our burdens behind.

This trip is ideal for moderately experienced walkers, with an average walking distance around 10km per day on mostly flat, gravel terrain.

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Trip Itinerary

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Fly to Bilbao

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Upon arrival in Bilbao, you will be met by our local representative who will accompany you on your coach transfer to your hotel. Once you have settled in to your hotel, our guide will take you on a orientation walking tour of the Old Town district of Bilbao, before enjoying a welcome dinner in a local restaurant with your group.

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4 star hotel in Bilbao (2 nights)
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Nervión River & Guggenheim Museum

Nervión River & Guggenheim Museum

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Begin day with a morning guided walking tour along the banks of the Nervión River, followed by a visit to one of the world’s most famous art galleries. One of the most admired works of contemporary architecture, the Guggenheim Museum boasts some of Europe’s most exciting and unusual art, including Richard Serra’s 340ft Snake.

At Leisure

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You will have the remainder of the day at leisure in Bilbao to spend as you wish. We recommend soaking up the atmosphere at one of the many tapas restaurant. Your local expert guide will be happy to make suggestions to suit your taste.

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San Juan de Ortega to Atapuerca including La Rioja

San Juan de Ortega to Atapuerca including La Rioja

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Today, you will enjoy a guided tour through the most prestigious wine region of Spain, Haro in Rioja. Take in the stunning vineyards and rich vegetable gardens in the lush country side before partaking in a tour of a local bodega (winery.) Complete your day with an afternoon walk from San Juan de Ortega to Atapuerca before onward coach transfer to your hotel in Burgos. Throughout your walk you can expect grassy and dusty terrain, with mild inclines, and roads which take you through pine forests. There will be some free time to explore Atapuerca at your leisure. Moderate route: Walking distance: 6 km / Starting altitude: 1000 m

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3 star hotel in Burgos (1 night)
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Castillian wheat plains to Castrojeriz

Castillian wheat plains to Castrojeriz

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Today you will enjoy a morning guided walk through typical Castilian wheat plains with spectacular open scenery towards Castrojeriz. There will be two options available to you today depending on your fitness level. You will enjoy some free time in Castrojeriz and afterwards will continue to León where you will enjoy a meal at your hotel. Leisurely route: Walking distance: 3.5 km / Starting altitude: 870 m Moderate route: Walking distance: 11 km / Starting altitude: 870 m

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4 star hotel in León (1 night)
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Leon to Ponferrada

Leon to Ponferrada

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In the morning, enjoy a short guided walking tour through the narrow streets and beautiful buildings of the old town in Leon (Leisurely route/ Walking distance: 1.4km / Duration 20 minutes). Following this you will walk across the magnificent bridge at Puente de Orbigo. In El Bierzo you will begin your second walk of the day starting from El Acebo and ending in Molinaseca. Moderate route: Walking distance: 8.1 km / Starting altitude: 1150 m You will enjoy an evening meal at a local restaurant in Molinaseca before transferring to your hotel in Ponferrada.

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4 star hotel in Ponferrada (1 night)
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Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela

Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela

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Enjoy a morning guided tour along the pilgrim road to El Cebrero where you will begin your walk to Linares (Walking distance: 3.2km) Afterwards you will transfer by coach to Santiago, with a visit to Portomarin en route. Continue for your onward coach transfer to Santiago with a visit to Portomarin en route. In the afternoon there will be a guided walk of the final stretch of the Camino de Santiago. There will be 3 routes to choose from, all finishing at Plaza del Obradoiro in Santiago de Compostela. 1. Leisurely Route / Walking distance: 2km / Starting altitude: 280m 2. Leisurely Route / Walking distance: 3.5km / Starting altitude: 372m 3. Moderate Route / Walking distance: 8km / Starting altitude: 300m Afterwards check in to your hotel in Santiago de Compostela, where dinner will be included this evening.

Accommodation

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3 star hotel in Santiago de Compostela (2 nights)
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Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela city tour

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This morning you will enjoy a half day city tour of Santiago de Compostela's historic centre, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1985. The famous cathedral borders the main plaza of the well-preserved old city. You will wander through the streets as your local expert guides shows you all the main highlights including the grave of St. James at the church of San Justo de la Vega.

Free time at leisure

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You will have the remainder of the afternoon and evening to spend as you wish. Perhaps you would like to take part in Pilgrim's Mass? Or maybe unwind with some food and wine at an authentic tapas restaurant? The choice is yours. Our local expert guide will be happy to suggest activities to suit your taste.

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Return home

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After breakfast we will depart for our transfer to Porto airport for the return flight home. 

* We aim to operate your tour itinerary according to the format shown. Occasionally, local conditions and unexpected events may result in adjustments to the planned schedule. We kindly ask for your understanding and flexibility in the event of any changes

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