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Camino de Santiago Encompassed - 9 nights from $1,999 per adult twin share

Camino de Santiago Encompassed
10 days, Madrid to Santiago de Compostela

The opportunity to walk Spain's celebrated Camino de Santiago isn't just another vacation; it's an outright life-changing achievement. This incredible 10-day adventure begins with two days of exploration in stately (and must-see) Madrid. Then continue to the picturesque municipality of Sarria to begin your own once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage, along the final 100km of the famed Camino. Finish your walk at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, celebrating your accomplishment with fellow pilgrims from all over the world.

> Explore Madrid's Plaza Mayor and Gran Via at your own pace
> Complete the last 100km of the pilgrim's trail and complete your "compostela" walk through small villages and towns
> Enjoy hearty and delicious Spanish food
> Walk into the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela


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Nights: 9
Departs: Madrid to Santiago de Compostela
Deal ends: Until sold out. Availability is limited.
Operator: G Adventures

Inclusions

Is this tour for me?
> Travel Style: Active
Hiking, trekking, biking, rafting, and kayaking adventures all over the world, made for outdoor types.
> Service Level: Standard
Comfortable tourist-class accommodations with character; mix of public and private transport.
> Physical Rating: 3 - Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
> Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 10
> Age requirement: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

What's Included
> Orientation walk in Madrid. 
> Trekking along the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela (5 days). 
> Luggage transport throughout. 
> Transport between destinations and to/from included activities.

Highlights
> Explore Madrid's Plaza Mayor and Gran Via at your own pace
> Complete the last 100km of the pilgrim's trail and complete your "compostela" walk through small villages and towns
> Enjoy hearty and delicious Spanish food
> Walk into the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.

Important Notes
Please note that after the short bus ride on Day 4, this trip is a trekking trip. A support vehicle is available on every day to carry your main luggage, you will need to have a day pack large enough to fit whatever you require for each day hiking. Please note that only one bag is permitted per traveller, which cannot exceed 20kg/45lbs.

Be prepared to hike an average of 6 to 10 hrs per day, approx. 20-25 km per day, with some shorter and longer days along the way.

Group Size Notes
> Max 16, Avg 10

Meals Included
> 9 breakfasts

Transport
> Walking, local train.

About our Transportation
> Aside from the train from Madrid and a short local bus ride on Day 4, transport on this trip is your own two feet!

Solo Travellers
> We believe solo travellers should not have to pay more to travel so our group trips are designed for shared accommodation and do not involve a single supplement. Single travellers joining group trips are paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip. Some of our Independent trips are designed differently and solo travellers on these itineraries must pay the single trip price.

Accommodation
> Hotels (9 nts).

ITINERARY 

Day 1 Madrid
Arrive at any time.

Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting 
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.

Day 2 Madrid
Enjoy a short orientation walk around Madrid with a free day to explore. Opt to check out the world-famous museums, do some shopping or enjoy some fantastic food.

Other options for exploring the city include the Palacio Real, Real Jardin Botánico or Escorial. Experience more nightlife at the Plaza del Dos de Mayo, in the area known as Malasaña. Taste some sangria and dance to the latest music.

Orientation Walk 
Enjoy a brief walk with your CEO. He/she will give you some tips on finding things like supermarkets, main squares, and ATMs. For more specific or in-depth information, an official guided tour is recommended.

Meals included: Breakfast

Free Time 
Take a wander around this amazing city.

Day 3 Madrid/Sarria
Travel to the charming town of Sarria by train. Take some free time to explore before meeting up with the rest of your group.

Local train Madrid – Sarria
Climb aboard, take your seat, and get around like the locals do.

Sarria/Portomarín
Hike from Sarria to Portomarín throughout the course of the day.

Pass through many lovely towns along the way and maybe choose to have a picnic in places such as Barbadelo, Renta or Ferreiros.

Camino de Santiago Walk Sarria – Portomarín 6h-8h 23km
Start hiking from Sarria to Portomarín, covering about 23km (14 mi) over the course of the day. Pass through many lovely towns along the way and choose to have a picnic in places such as Barbadelo, Renta or Ferreiros. Spend the night in the riverside city of Portomarin.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 4 Sarria/Portomarín
Hike from Sarria to Portomarín throughout the course of the day.

Pass through many lovely towns along the way and maybe choose to have a picnic in places such as Barbadelo, Renta or Ferreiros.

Camino de Santiago Walk Sarria – Portomarín 6h-8h 23km
Start hiking from Sarria to Portomarín, covering about 23km (14 mi) over the course of the day. Pass through many lovely towns along the way and choose to have a picnic in places such as Barbadelo, Renta or Ferreiros. Spend the night in the riverside city of Portomarin.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5 Portomarín/Palas de Rei
Early start from Portomarin, continue walking through fantastic scenery with a rich history en route to Palas de Ray.

Walk from Portomarin to Palas de Rey. Weary pilgrims can get a jolt of caffeine in one Palas de Rey's cafes or visit some of the local shops to grab some souvenirs.

Camino de Santiago Walk Portomarín – Palas de Rei 6h 22km
Get those walking shoes back on! Leave Portomarin behind in the early light of the morning to make the most of the day. This stretch is a mix of ups and downs through beautiful scenery. The entire area has a rich history, especially during the Middle Ages.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 6 Palas de Rei/Melide
Continue the pilgrimage westwards, walking through the lush green valleys of Galicia.

Continue walking through rural Spain. Take a break in the lively market town of Melide (454m), and try octopus, Galicia's most classic dish, in one of the many 'pulperías'.

Camino de Santiago Walk Palas de Rei – Melide 4h 15km
Head west and continue the pilgrimage, passing through the lush green valleys of Galicia. Covering about 15 km today, the day again passes through many lovely villages and towns along the way, offering ample opportunity for rest stops and time to pick up any needed supplies before arriving to Melide.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 7 Melide/Arzúa
Follow the Camino from Melide to the village of Ribadiso and finally the town of Arzúa.

Camino de Santiago Walk Melide – Arzúa 4h 13km
Leaving Melide, the Camino crosses several streams and follows a forest track to the village of Boente with its church of Santiago. Next is the scenic medieval village of Ribadiso and finally the town of Arzúa (389m). In Arzúa, visit the churches of Santa María and A Magdalena.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8 Arzúa/Salceda
The Camino walk will pass through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams most of the day.

Camino de Santiago Walk Arzúa – Salceda 6h 23km
Walk through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams most of the day. The chapel of Santa Irene, with its unique statue of Santiago, is worth a visit. En-route, don't miss the lovely hamlet of Rúa (310m). The rest of the route to Amenal is along a mix of good and calm country roads and forest tracks.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 9 Salceda/Santiago de Compostela
Enjoy a final day of walking through spectacular scenery towards the final destination.

Camino de Santiago Walk Amenal – Santiago de Compostela 4h 14km
Leave early in order to reach Santiago de Compostela in time for the pilgrim's mass. Walk the last part of the pilgrimage and enjoy the scenery before the baroque, painted towers of the cathedral come into view. Later, explore this fascinating city and sip some wine in a café to celebrate the incredible journey. Upon reaching our goal, the pilgrimage is not complete without a visit to the cathedral on the magnificent Praza do Obradoiro, which houses the supposed tomb of St. James the Apostle.

Plaza Obradoiro Visit Santiago de Compostela
Visit the cathedral on the magnificent Praza do Obradoiro, which houses the supposed tomb of St. James the Apostle. It is widely believed that his remains were buried here in the 1st century AD; from then onwards he became the patron saint of the Christian Crusades.

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10 Santiago de Compostela
Depart at any time.

Departure Day
Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.

Meals included: Breakfast

Dates & Departures 

Prices per person TWIN share

2020

APRIL
10 Apr - $1999
19 Apr - $1999
24 Apr - $1999

MAY 
01 May - $2099
08 May - $2099
22 May - $2099

JUNE 
05 Jun - $2099
19 Jun - $2099
26 Jun - $2099

JULY 
03 Jul - $1999
17 Jul - $1999
31 Jul - $1999

AUGUST 
14 Aug - $1999
28 Aug - $1999

SEPTEMBER 
04 Sep - $2099
06 Sep - $2099
11 Sep - $2099
13 Sep - $2099
18 Sep - $2099
25 Sep - $2099

OCTOBER 
02 Oct - $2099
09 Oct - $2099


Terms & Conditions 

Offers subject to availability. Amounts payable to third parties not included. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking.

 

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