THE HIGHLIGHTS OF THE CAMINO FRANCÉS & THE LAST 100KM – INCLUDES A WINERY TOUR AND TASTING IN THE FAMOUS WINE REGION OF LA RIOJA AND A DAY TRIP TO FINISTERRE AND MUXÍA!

TRIP DETAILS

  • DAYS : 18

  • NIGHTS : 17

  • PRICE : 3975€

  • SINGLE SUPPLEMENT : 650€

  • STARTING POINT: Roncesvalles

  • ENDING POINT: Santiago de Compostela

  • GROUP SIZE: 6-15

  • WALKING DISTANCE: 278 KM (173 miles)

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • 17 nights’ accommodation in great hotels and manor houses always with private bathroom
  • Transfers from Pamplona at start of trip
  • All breakfasts, 7 lunches and 9 dinners including wine
  • Water and snacks along the way
  • All baggage transport and van support if your legs need a break…
  • Guided tours of the cathedrals of Burgos, León and Santiago de Compostela
  • Winery tour in the famous wine region of La Rioja.
  • The Credencial or Pilgrim´s Passport and scallop shell
  • Camino de Santiago Guide Book 
  • English and Spanish speaking guide/s

THE COMPOSTELA

At the end of the Best of the Camino Tour, all walkers are presented with a Compostela certificate issued by the Archdiocese of Santiago de Compostela and the Pilgrim’s Office.  This is true about all of the walks that complete at least the last 100 km of any Camino de Santiago.

TRIP DESCRIPTION

On this trip, you will traverse the whole of Spain and experience walking along the most beautiful and famous sections of the Camino Francés. 

This walk takes you through the best of the Camino de Santiago through Navarra, La Rioja, Castilla y León, and Galicia. Each region is different and boasts spectacular scenery, food, wine, and historical monuments.

We have chosen unique accommodation for this trip from converted monasteries and manor houses to the famous Paradors. Most of your dinners and lunches are included in the cost of the tour. For those that are not included, we make sure you have recommendations to our favorite restaurants and secret spots! The tour also includes expertly guided tours of the cathedrals of Burgos, León, and Santiago de Compostela.

EXTRA TOURS INCLUDED OFF THE CAMINO

We take you slightly off the Camino de Santiago for a guided winery tour and tasting in La Rioja. This famous wine region sits just below the stunning Cantabrian Mountains. We finish our Best of the Camino Tour with a day trip to visit Finisterre and Muxia!

The beauty of this trip is that you will get to see the whole breadth of this amazing country in less than three weeks. We walk the important “Last 100 kilometers” of the Camino de Santiago, so you will also qualify for your Compostela certificate in Santiago.

  • Being part of the Camino de Santiago! You will be walking with people from all over the world, all heading to the same place. Just one of the things that make the Camino Francés so special.
  • The changes in landscape, architecture, language, cuisine, and climate as you move through this vast and amazing country. The great food and wine of all the varied Spanish regions we will sample on our way!
  • The many monuments, chapels, churches, and cathedrals along the way. From the magnificent Gothic cathedrals of Burgos and León to Romanesque gems such as Santa María de Eunate in Navarra and Vilar de Donas in Galicia.
  • The great expanse of the Meseta between Burgos and León with its haunting beauty, immense skies and vast plains of wheatfields.
  • The beautiful Bierzo region of Castilla y León with views of heather-covered moors and tiny villages filled with slate-roofed houses.
  • Great camaraderie with other pilgrims as you walk the most popular sections of the Camino de Santiago. This section ending at the Plaza de Obradoiro to see the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela!
  • Guided winery tour and tasting in La Rioja, the famous wine region.
  • Private guided tour of the cathedrals of Burgos, Leon and Santiago de Compostela.
  • Discover Finisterre a seaside town, which until the Middle Ages was considered to be the “End of the World”. In the 1st Century BC Finisterre was used as a place of sun worship by the Romans.
  • A visit to Muxía, an important pilgrimage site in its own right due. The legend says that the Virgin Mary came here in a boat made of stone to help St. James in his ministry.

UPCOMING TOUR DATES

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ITINERARY

The The Best of The Camino de Santiago is walked during a 18 day period.  We have divided the journey into days of similar length, and deliberately try to leave the last day a bit shorter than the others so that we arrive in Santiago with energy enough to walk about town and to visit the Pilgrims office.

Below is the city to city itinerary, but please note that specific hotels vary between dates and are therefore not published here.  They are provided at the time of booking, along with a more detailed schedule that you can share with your friends and family.

Day 1: Meet in Pamplona. Drive to Roncesvalles for welcome meeting and dinner. – Accommodation in Roncesvalles

Day 2: Roncesvalles to Zubiri – 22km : 13.6m – Accommodation in Roncesvalles

Day 3: Pamplona to Puente la Reina – 24km : 14.9m – Accommodation in Puente la Reina

Day 4: Puente la Reina to Cirauqui – 8.5km :5.4m  – Accommodation in La Rioja

Day 5: Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada – 21km : 13m – Accommodation in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Day 6: Santo Domingo to Redecilla del Camino – 10km : 6.2m –Accommodation in Burgos

Day 7: Hontanas to Itero de la Vega – 20km : 12.4m – Accommodation in Castrojeriz

Day 8: Rest Day in León – Accommodation in León

Day 9: Astorga to Rabanal del Camino – 20km : 12.4m –Accommodation in Astorga

Day 10: Rabanal to Molinaseca – 24k : 14.9m- Accommodation in Villafranca del Bierzo

Day 11: Ambasmestas to O’Cebreiro – 14k : 8.7m – Accommodation in Sarria

Day 12: Sarria to Portomarín – 22.7k : 14.7m – Accommodation in Portomarin

Day 13: Portomarín to Palas do Rei – 24.6k : 15m – Accommodation in Monterosso

Day 14: Palas do Rei to Ribadiso – 26k : 16m – Accommodation in Arzua

Day 15: Ribadiso to Arca – 23.7k : 14.7m – Accommodation in Arzua

Day 16: Arca to Santiago de Compostela – 20k : 12.4m – Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela

Day 17:  Day trip to Muxia to Finisterre – Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela

Day 18:   Guided private tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Tour Ends.

A MAP OF YOUR JOURNEY

ITINERARY

The The Best of The Camino de Santiago is walked during a 18 day period.  We have divided the journey into days of similar length, and deliberately try to leave the last day a bit shorter than the others so that we arrive in Santiago with energy enough to walk about town and to visit the Pilgrims office.

Below is the city to city itinerary, but please note that specific hotels vary between dates and are therefore not published here.  They are provided at the time of booking, along with a more detailed schedule that you can share with your friends and family.

Day 1: Meet in Pamplona. Drive to Roncesvalles for welcome meeting and dinner. – Accommodation in Roncesvalles

Day 2: Roncesvalles to Zubiri – 22km : 13.6m – Accommodation in Roncesvalles

Day 3: Pamplona to Puente la Reina – 24km : 14.9m – Accommodation in Puente la Reina

Day 4: Puente la Reina to Cirauqui – 8.5km :5.4m  – Accommodation in La Rioja

Day 5: Najera to Santo Domingo de la Calzada – 21km : 13m – Accommodation in Santo Domingo de la Calzada

Day 6: Santo Domingo to Redecilla del Camino – 10km : 6.2m –Accommodation in Burgos

Day 7: Hontanas to Itero de la Vega – 20km : 12.4m – Accommodation in Castrojeriz

Day 8: Rest Day in León – Accommodation in León

Day 9: Astorga to Rabanal del Camino – 20km : 12.4m –Accommodation in Astorga

Day 10: Rabanal to Molinaseca – 24k : 14.9m- Accommodation in Villafranca del Bierzo

Day 11: Ambasmestas to O’Cebreiro – 14k : 8.7m – Accommodation in Sarria

Day 12: Sarria to Portomarín – 22.7k : 14.7m – Accommodation in Portomarin

Day 13: Portomarín to Palas do Rei – 24.6k : 15m – Accommodation in Monterosso

Day 14: Palas do Rei to Ribadiso – 26k : 16m – Accommodation in Arzua

Day 15: Ribadiso to Arca – 23.7k : 14.7m – Accommodation in Arzua

Day 16: Arca to Santiago de Compostela – 20k : 12.4m – Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela

Day 17:  Day trip to Muxia to Finisterre – Accommodation in Santiago de Compostela

Day 18:   Guided private tour of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Tour Ends.

A MAP OF YOUR JOURNEY

ACCOMMODATION

All of the accommodation is carefully chosen for its proximity to the Camino, for its charm and for the quality of service provided. We try to use small rural farmhouses or manor houses wherever possible. These are similar to bed and breakfasts and are usually traditional houses typical of the region, full of character and run by local people.

On some nights we use hotels so you will experience a mix, always of good quality!

INCLUDED IN THE BEST OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

17 nights of accommodation:  This includes the first night in Roncesvalles,  the last night in Santiago de Compostela, and of course every night in between.

EXTRA DAYS BEFORE OR AFTER

If you are traveling at a busy time of year it´s best to reserve. For hotels in Santiago de Compostela it´s certainly better to reserve in advance. We can help if you need advice or assistance booking a room – just let us know.

FOOD

The Best of The Camino de Santiago covers the full breadth of Spain and bisects 4 of its more colorful autonomous regions (Navarra, La Rioja, Castilla y León, and Galicia).  Each region does food differently and all of them cook with great pride.  Along the way we also cross the Meseta, a highland plateau known as Spain’s breadbasket.

From the world famous wines of La Rioja to the equally famous cheeses of Galicia, and everything in between (Burgos is renowned for a particular blood sausage) we go out of our way to track down the best to share with you.

INCLUDED IN THE BEST OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

  • All Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches with wine
  • 10 Dinners with wine & water
  • snacks & water throughout the day

LUGGAGE

From the starting point in Pamplona, to the ending point in Santiago de Compostela, we take care of all luggage handling and transportation.

For the luggage this means leaving your bags by the hotel door and starting your walk; we handle the details of getting them into the next hotel room.  We also find it handy to keep a small bag in the van with stuff you might need throughout the day.

We have our support vehicles which means being able to take a rest by shuttling ahead to the lunch spot, or if the need arises to get you straight to your room.

ACCOMMODATION

All of the accommodation is carefully chosen for its proximity to the Camino, for its charm and for the quality of service provided. We try to use small rural farmhouses or manor houses wherever possible. These are similar to bed and breakfasts and are usually traditional houses typical of the region, full of character and run by local people.

On some nights we use hotels so you will experience a mix, always of good quality!

INCLUDED IN THE BEST OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

17 nights of accommodation:  This includes the first night in Roncesvalles,  the last night in Santiago de Compostela, and of course every night in between.

EXTRA DAYS BEFORE OR AFTER

If you are traveling at a busy time of year it´s best to reserve. For hotels in Santiago de Compostela it´s certainly better to reserve in advance. We can help if you need advice or assistance booking a room – just let us know.

FOOD

The Best of The Camino de Santiago covers the full breadth of Spain and bisects 4 of its more colorful autonomous regions (Navarra, La Rioja, Castilla y León, and Galicia).  Each region does food differently and all of them cook with great pride.  Along the way we also cross the Meseta, a highland plateau known as Spain’s breadbasket.

From the world famous wines of La Rioja to the equally famous cheeses of Galicia, and everything in between (Burgos is renowned for a particular blood sausage) we go out of our way to track down the best to share with you.

INCLUDED IN THE BEST OF THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO

  • All Breakfasts
  • 6 Lunches with wine
  • 10 Dinners with wine & water
  • snacks & water throughout the day

LUGGAGE

From the starting point in Pamplona, to the ending point in Santiago de Compostela, we take care of all luggage handling and transportation.

For the luggage this means leaving your bags by the hotel door and starting your walk; we handle the details of getting them into the next hotel room.  We also find it handy to keep a small bag in the van with stuff you might need throughout the day.

We have our support vehicles which means being able to take a rest by shuttling ahead to the lunch spot, or if the need arises to get you straight to your room.

GUIDANCE

Preparing for a walk of this magnitude can be a daunting task. Part of our booking process involves ensuring that all of the details are considered. We’ll discuss transportation to and from the starting point too. You do the walking, we’ll take care of the rest. The Last 100 Kilometers is a fully supported walking tour along the Camino de Santiago. That means that from beginning to end we will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly.

The Best of The Camino de Santiago is a fully supported walking tour along the Camino de Santiago.  That means that from beginning to end we will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly.

OUR GUIDES

Everyone at Andaspain was a pilgrim before they became a guide, in fact most of us spent a few years returning to the camino before setting out to help others do the same.  For all of us the Camino de Santiago was a life changing experience and we consider the act of walking purposefully to be one of our most cherished activities. The Best of The Camino de Santiago, and every other fully guided walking tour we offer, is always led by a qualified and bilingual guide.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL GUIDES

Along The Best of The Camino de Santiago we pass several cathedrals of significance.  For such important pieces of the camino we defer to the locals for their expertise.  These guides walk you through the following cathedrals:

  • Burgos
  • León
  • Santiago de Compostela

SOME OF OUR OTHER FULLY GUIDED WALKING TOURS

If you would prefer to walk the Last 100km in 7 walking days, for shorter walking stages, check out our Laid-back Last 100kms Tour.

Or if you would prefer to walk the Camino de Santiago to arrive for Semana Santa, or Easter Week, please view our Easter Camino Tour. 

Or if you want to join us for the biggest party in Santiago de Compostela, have a look at our Special Feast Day Tour.

GUIDANCE

Preparing for a walk of this magnitude can be a daunting task. Part of our booking process involves ensuring that all of the details are considered. We’ll discuss transportation to and from the starting point too. You do the walking, we’ll take care of the rest. The Last 100 Kilometers is a fully supported walking tour along the Camino de Santiago. That means that from beginning to end we will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly.

The Best of The Camino de Santiago is a fully supported walking tour along the Camino de Santiago.  That means that from beginning to end we will be there to make sure everything goes smoothly.

OUR GUIDES

Everyone at Andaspain was a pilgrim before they became a guide, in fact most of us spent a few years returning to the camino before setting out to help others do the same.  For all of us the Camino de Santiago was a life changing experience and we consider the act of walking purposefully to be one of our most cherished activities. The Best of The Camino de Santiago, and every other fully guided walking tour we offer, is always led by a qualified and bilingual guide.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL GUIDES

Along The Best of The Camino de Santiago we pass several cathedrals of significance.  For such important pieces of the camino we defer to the locals for their expertise.  These guides walk you through the following cathedrals:

  • Burgos
  • León
  • Santiago de Compostela

SOME OF OUR OTHER FULLY GUIDED WALKING TOURS

If you would prefer to walk the Last 100km in 7 walking days, for shorter walking stages, check out our Laid-back Last 100kms Tour.

Or if you would prefer to walk the Camino de Santiago to arrive for Semana Santa, or Easter Week, please view our Easter Camino Tour. 

Or if you want to join us for the biggest party in Santiago de Compostela, have a look at our Special Feast Day Tour.

OUR BOOKING PROCESS

STEP 1

Complete the form to schedule a phone call. We’re kind of sticklers about this step and promise to make it the best phone call you ever had.

STEP 2

After we’ve gotten to know each other, we will email you a link to our top-secret and very secure booking page. That, of course, is why we are asking for your email address in step 1. By the end of this step, you will have confirmed your place on your chosen trip, and the places of anybody that will be joining you. This is done by means of a deposit of 300€ or 600€ per person (depending on trip length).

STEP 3

Once your booking is confirmed you will immediately be presented with step 3, which can be completed at any time but at least 1 month prior to the departure date. You will get this link in your booking confirmation in case you are a procrastinator. In step 3 we collect a bit more personal information to make sure that everything on the trip goes smoothly. This includes any medical allergies, old injuries that might give you grief, and lastly your passport number for the sake of expediting our hotel check-ins.

BEFORE THE WALK, WE TALK

This is STEP 1
The journey to Santiago de Compostela is one of many steps. We feel strongly that learning more about your expectations should be the first. To make sure that Andaspain is an ideal fit for the adventure ahead tell us when you can be reached by phone and we will call you up. If you prefer to contact us, scroll all the way to the bottom of this page to find our number and email address.