Camino de Santiago

Camino de Santiago

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Camino de Santiago

The Grand Tour of the Camino de Santiago emphasizing the artistic, cultural and historical treasures of northern Spain while walking through scenic countryside to Santiago.

If Nancy were a college professor, she would be the best professor you ever had…Our Camino was a wonderful experience. We loved Nancy & Jose, and we loved every part of the trip. We have already recommended it to friends.
Julie & David, May 2018, Camino de Santiago

Tour InformationFor 20 years Nancy and Jose have been leading groups along Spain’s premiere walking trail – the medieval pilgrimage route called the Camino de Santiago. We call this tour “On Glory Roads” as it truly is a remarkable journey that stimulates all of your senses in addition to your curiosity and often times, unexpectedly, your spirit. Many people write to us many years later still saying, for example, “We remember out time with you in 2013 with such fondness … It’s still the best Holiday ever!”
Sally, writing May 2018 about her Sept 2013 Camino de Santiago tour.

Following scenic country roads, agricultural fields and forest tracks as well as crossing villages and cities born of the Camino de Santiago, it is difficult to imagine a better way to enjoy Spanish (and European) art, history, culture, and geography than to embark on this magnificent way. According to legend, around the year 812, a religious hermit discovered the long forgotten tomb of the apostle James by following a falling star. His chance finding gave birth to what would become Santiago de Compostela as millions of devout men and women came to venerate the saint’s bones throughout the Middle Ages. In the late 20th C the idea of going on pilgrimage to think, have a time-out or reassess one’s life, struck a chord with walkers, with diverse backgrounds and motivations, from all over the world

On our 11-day tour we’ve selected the most beautiful and representative sections of the Camino to walk. Between walking stages we shuttle to our accommodations selected for their character as well as proximity to the historical quarters of the towns and villages where we will spend the night. On our last night we stay in the spectacular, world-famous 5-star Hotel Reyes Católicos located at the foot of the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela.

Starting in Roncesvalles (on the France-Spain border), we cover the section called the Camino Francés as the route passes from the wooded Pyrenees of Navarra to the fertile wine territory of La Rioja, the rolling wheat fields and high tablelands (meseta) of Castile and León and then to verdant, rolling Galicia.

Each region also offers its own gastronomic highlights which we’ll take great pleasure in introducing you to in both Jose’s world-famous picnics and the evening meals. Expect to enjoy a magnificent array of wildflowers in the spring and early summer as well as the ripening fruits of fall. Come with us and discover and explore why this remarkable tradition has moved millions of people for more than 1000 years and continues to do so.

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