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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.
  • Enjoy daily packed lunches & free baggage transfers on walking days.
  • Discover the pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela on a half day city tour.

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2 Adults

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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Activity Level: Active

Day

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Fly to Bilbao

Afternoon

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.

Accommodation

Overnight

4 star hotel in Bilbao (2 nights)

Nervión River & Guggenheim Museum

Nervión River & Guggenheim Museum

Morning

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

Afternoon

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.

San Juan de Ortega to Atapuerca including La Rioja

San Juan de Ortega to Atapuerca including La Rioja

Full Day

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

Accommodation

Overnight

3 star hotel in Burgos (1 night)

Castillian wheat plains to Castrojeriz

Castillian wheat plains to Castrojeriz

Full Day

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

Accommodation

Overnight

4 star hotel in León (1 night)

Leon to Ponferrada

Leon to Ponferrada

Full Day

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.

Accommodation

Overnight

4 star hotel in Ponferrada (1 night)

Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela

Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela

Full Day

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

Overnight

3 star hotel in Santiago de Compostela (2 nights)

Santiago de Compostela

Santiago de Compostela city tour

Morning

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

Afternoon

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.

Return home

Afternoon

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.

* Please note that the order of your excusions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

Customer Reviews

Hotels Available

Santiago de Compostela,  Spain

Hotel Gelmirez

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This welcoming hotel has a contemporary design, with comfortable guest rooms decorated in restful tones.  Close by you'll find shops, cafes and restaurants, while Santiago's historic centre and famous ...

Leon,  Spain

Hotel Silken Luis de Leon

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The Silken Luis de Leon hotel is conveniently located, in the main shopping area just outside Leon’s Old Town.  The 13th century Cathedral is within a 15-minute walk and the lively Barrio Humedo distr ...

Bilbao,  Spain

Hotel Ercilla Bilbao

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Located in the neighbourhood of Indautxu, this contemporary hotel is next to Indautxu metro station and an 11 minute walk from the renowned Guggenheim Museum. The central location, spacious, well equi ...

Leon,  Spain

Hotel Celuisma Ponferrada

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This sleek, modern hotel is situated in Ponferrada’s La Rosaleda district. It has all the amenities to ensure an enjoyable stay, including a café bar where you can relax or trade stories with other gu ...

Burgos,  Spain

Hotel Maria Luisa

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This cosy hotel has an excellent location, just a few minutes walk from the Old Town and Cathedral as well as many shops, bars and restaurants. With free Wi-Fi and a handy snack bar it will be your ho ...

Know before you go

Will I be met at the airport?

You will be met on arrival at your destination airport and transferred to your accommodation. You will be accompanied on all included excursions by your TD active guide. Your expert local guide is also available to give you tips and advice on any aspect of your holiday.

Do I need a visa?

Please visit our visa page for information on requirements for each countries entry requirements

What if there is an emergency?

We have local representatives in all of our destinations who are available 24/7 as well as an emergency contact number for our offices in Ireland should you ever need it.

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