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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.

  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Guaranteed Departure: Yes
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  • Your Guide: English speaking
  • Supplier Tour ID: ESMC/205165
  • Starts: Madrid, Spain
  • Finishes: Santiago de Compostela, Spain
You will Visit
  • Madrid
  • Sarria
  • Portomarín
  • Palas de Rei
  • Melide
  • Arzúa
  • Amenal
  • Santiago de Compostela

Itinerary

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Day 1: Madrid

Arrive at any time.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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'.

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Day 7: Melide/Arzúa

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

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Day 8: Arzúa/Amenal

The Camino walk will pass through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams most of the day.

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Day 9: Amenal/Santiago de Compostela

Enjoy a final day of walking through spectacular scenery towards the final destination.

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Day 10: Santiago de Compostela

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Orientation walk in Madrid
    • Trekking along the pilgrimage route of Santiago de Compostela (5 days)
    • Transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (9 nts)
    • 9 breakfasts
    Transport
    • Walking, private bus, local train
    Group Leader
    • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout
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Tour 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.