Follow in the footsteps of ancient pilgrims from Roncesvalles to Santiago de Compostela on this self-guided tour of the Camino de Santiago. Trek through the foothills of the Pyrenees, the lush vineyards of La Rioja, and the verdant pastures of Galicia with transfers that allow you to experience the best of “The Way.” Discover the charming cobblestone streets and grand cathedrals of medieval Burgos and Cirauqui. Along the way, sample regional specialties at relaxed tapas bars and fine restaurants and stay at comfortable accommodations including unique, historic properties. For many, walking the Camino de Santiago is the journey of a lifetime—it’s an experience you won’t soon forget.
This family-owned-and-operated boutique hotel located in a quiet corner of Santiago de Compostela’s historic center has been renovated to seamlessly blend minimalist decor and soothing colors with the building’s stone walls and exposed beams. Comfortable, air-conditioned guest rooms include WiFi. A personal greeting from the owners and a welcome drink in the adjoining garden of a sister property provide an insider feel to the historic pilgrimage destination city of Santiago. The capital of the autonomous region of Galicia, the entire old town has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site for its wealth of historic buildings. Santiago’s narrow granite-cobbled streets invite exploration while providing plenty of stopping points at myriad cafés, tapas bars, and restaurants. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
Estrella del Bajo Carrión
In a small pueblo (village) between the cities of Burgos and León, a three-sister team provides a warm welcome to guests at this hotel, which their father founded over 30 years ago. With a true country-house feel, guest rooms (all un-air-conditioned, and with balconies) and the common areas are modern and elegant, artfully white with fresh flowers and unique architectural touches. The on-site fine-dining restaurant makes the hotel a weekend destination for foreign and local visitors. Using all local and seasonal ingredients, traditional dishes have light and creative touches, such as grilled octopus with rosemary potatoes and red pepper aioli. Breakfast is a delight of homemade juices, breads and pastries, and jams of local fruits and berries. In addition to the dining room, the hotel features a library, billiard and wine room, and a willow-shaded terrace for breakfast or drinks al fresco. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
Senorio de Brinas
In the heart of the Rioja wine-making region, this family-owned hotel in a 15th-century palacio, (palace) offers simple, individually decorated guest rooms with air conditioning, terra cotta floors, and unique furnishings that create the feel of an authentic country home. In season, you may enjoy a glass of wine on the quaint outdoor patio. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
AC Hotel Burgos
AC Hotel Burgos is ideally located to visit this historic city with nearby attractions including the sumptuous UNESCO-protected Gothic Cathedral, the Museum of Human Evolution, and a myriad of topnotch tapas bars. Located in the historic pedestrian zone, this hotel features sleek exterior air-conditioned guest rooms, and trendy dining options. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
This boutique hotel constructed in a restored home has spacious, individually decorated, un-air-conditioned guest rooms with polished wood floors combining Spanish antiques with exposed beams and brick. Common areas include a fireside living room with inviting couches, a relaxed café for drinks or light fare, and a dramatically lit fine-dining restaurant. An antique shop is also on the premises. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
An 18th-century aristocratic residence in the heart of Pamplona’s old town, this four-star hotel is perfectly located to discover the historic city on foot. The palace has a fine-dining restaurant featuring updated seasonal Basque cuisine and the Taittinger Bar, in a unique partnership with the French Champagne producer. Spacious, plush, air-conditioned rooms, with classic décor and colors, overlook the Consejo Square, or the inner courtyard, which houses a unique fountain and collection of antique carriages. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
Hotel Monumento Pazo de Orban
In Galician, pazo means a stately house—an appropriate name for this restored old Baroque palace that’s been caringly converted into a lovely hotel. Air-conditioned guest rooms feature a blend of traditional and modern décor with wooden floors, while common areas are adorned with antiques and oddities, adding to the Old World feel of this charming small hotel. Ideally located, Hotel Pazo de Orban is just a two-minute walk from the triangle-shaped Plaza del Campo and Lugo’s main tapas streets. The Cathedral is just 650 feet away and not far from Plaza Mayor—home to one of Galicia’s most striking Baroque buildings, the Concello de Lugo, or Town Hall. Please note: this accommodation is available on limited departures.
This historic hotel in a beautifully renovated 18th-century former ecclesiastical residence was one of the original hostels, or hospitales, built along the Camino de Santiago to shelter pilgrims. Still owned by the church, the Camino actually traverses the structure and its surrounding grounds and extensive outbuildings. The careful renovation preserved the wood floors, beams, and exposed stone and has been artfully combined with modern chrome fixtures, tile, and minimalist décor and fabrics. The restaurant is the Navarre region’s first Slow Food establishment. Roncesvalles is a tiny town at 3,000 feet, just below the Ibañeta Pass of the Pyrenean border between France and Spain.
|15 meals: 8 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 4 dinners|
|Detailed water- and tear-resistant Route Notes and maps|
|Orientation meeting with a Country Walkers representative|
|Local representative available 24/7|
|Scheduled taxi and luggage transfers (Please note: If unable to walk, it is possible to transfer with your luggage from one accommodation to the next; there may be an additional charge.)|
|Travel assistance available 24/7 provided by Allianz Global Assistance|
|Access to Self-Guided Flight Concierge—Ask our knowledgeable team to find flights that sync perfectly with your planned trip.|
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