Travel to Bilbao
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.
4 star hotel in Bilbao (2 nights)
Nervión River & Guggenheim Museum
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.
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.
Montedeoca to San Juan de Ortega including La Rioja
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 Montedeoca to San Juan de Ortega before onward coach transfer to your hotel in Burgos. Throughout your walk you can expect grassy and dusty terrain, with mild inclines as well as some free time to explore San Juan de Ortega at your leisure.
Length: 6km (moderate)
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Castillian wheat plains to Castrojeriz
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.
Length: 3km (leisurely) or 11km (moderate)
4 star hotel in León (1 night)
Leon to Ponferrada
In the morning, enjoy a short guided walking tour through the narrow streets and beautiful buildings of the old town in Leon (approximately 20 minutes). Following this you will walk across the magnificent bridge at Puente de Orbigo. Length: 1.5km (leisurely). In El Bierzo you will begin your second walk of the day starting from El Acebo and ending in Molinascea. Length: 8km (moderate). You will enjoy an evening meal at a local restaurant in Molinascea before transferring to your hotel in Ponferrada.
4 star hotel in Ponferrada (1 night)
Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela
Enjoy a morning guided tour along the pilgrim road to Cebreiro where you will begin your walk to the village of Hospital. Length: 3.5km (leisurely). Afterwards you will transfer by coach to Santiago, with a visit to Portomarin en route. In the afternoon, your second walk of the day will see you embark on the final stretch of the Camino, finishing at Plaza del Obradoiro. There will be three different options available to you depending on your level of fitness. Length: 2km or 4km (leisurely) or 9km (moderate).
3 star hotel in Santiago de Compostela (2 nights)
Santiago de Compostela city tour
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.
Santiago de Compostela at leisure
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.
Dinner will be included at your hotel tonight. Enjoy a farewell meal as you reminisce on your time spent walking the Camino de Santiago.
You will have the morning free to do some last minute shopping and sightseeing at your leisure, before your afternoon transfer to Santiago de Compostela airport for your return flight home.