Easter is a fantastic time to experience the Camino de Santiago, as many towns along the Camino routes host impressive Easter processions and displays. At CaminoWays.com we have some travel inspiration and trip suggestions to get you to the Camino for Easter 2018:
CLASSIC CAMINO GUIDED TOUR
We have two great Camino guided tours at Easter time, so you can join a group to share your experience with.
The first one is a week-long guided tour on the Classic Camino route from the market town of Sarria, departing 24th March.
The group will be walking the last 111kms of the Camino Frances trail into Santiago and discovering the most popular section of the most famous Camino route.
You will be arriving in Santiago de Compostela on Good Friday, just in time to experience two impressive processions taking place with the magnificent backdrop of the Old Town that evening: ‘Santo Entierro’ in the Church of San Domingos de Bonaval at 8pm and the Virgen de la Soledad procession taking place at 11pm from Church of Santa Maria Salome.
More details: Camino Frances guided tour Easter
ENGLISH CAMINO GUIDED TOUR
We also have a guided tour on the English Camino, departing 31st March, and taking you to Ferrol, which is home to one of Galicia’s most traditional and important Easter festivals.
This guided tour includes two nights in Ferrol before you start your journey to Santiago, so you can catch some of the fascinating processions in the city on Saturday evening and Easter Sunday:
On Saturday, at 8,30pm you can attend the striking procession of the Silence from the Sanctuary of Nuestra Señora de las Angustias.
On Easter Sunday, or Resurrection Sunday, the group will have the opportunity to witness another important procession starting at 12pm: the meeting of Our Lady of the Light as she meets her son, Jesus Christ resurrected (Virgen de la luz al encuentro con su hijo).
More details: English Camino guided tour Easter
SELF-GUIDED CAMINO TOUR
If you’d like to start your Camino during different dates or travel independently, you can always opt for a self-guided Camino tour. As well as Ferrol and Santiago de Compostela, many other towns celebrate Easter with processions and traditional parades, for instance Lugo on the Original Camino and Fisterra. Talk to our Camino experts about your trip ideas and they’ll be able to advise.
*Pictures courtesy of Semana Santa de Ferrol and Santiago de Compostela Turismo.
For more information about experiencing the Camino for Easter 2018, all our Camino guided tours or to book your trip, contact our travel specialists