Camino Frances Camino Frances Last 100km ST JAMES DAY Guided Tour

Activity:
Walking
Duration:
8 Nights
Distance:
109 km
Difficulty:
Medium
Tour Type:
Camino Guided Tours
Time To Go:
2021 : July 18th
Price:
From €900
Rating:

Camino Frances Last 100km ST JAMES DAY Guided Tour

If you are looking for the classic Camino experience and are keen to do it guided as part of a group and also experience the celebrations of St James’ Day, then the Camino Frances Last 100km ST JAMES DAY Guided Tour is the tour for you! This Camino guided tour takes you to the last stage of the famous Camino Francés, walking 111kms in a week. This stretch from Sarria to Santiago is the most popular among pilgrims and perfectly captures the essence of the Camino de Santiago.

CAMINO GUIDED DEPARTURES:

Stroll through the luscious green Galician countryside in the company of your group and our friendly, knowledgeable English speaking guide who will give you an in-depth insight into the unique history of the Camino as well as the sights, flora and fauna of Galicia.

Meet fellow pilgrims, discover local traditions, and get your pilgrim passport stamped as you walk through woodlands, farmland and rustic hamlets. Once in Santiago, get your ‘Compostela’ certificate and explore the magic of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The group will spend two nights in Santiago, where you will experience the famous fireworks and St James’ Day celebrations.

This tour runs over 9 days/8 nights with dinner each night.  All our tours include English speaking guides and airport transfers to and from Santiago Airport.  This Camino guided tour departs on specific dates.

Please note: This tour is conducted in English however all our guides are fluent in Spanish also.

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Map of the Camino Frances Last 100km ST JAMES DAY Guided Tour

Itinerary of the Camino Frances Last 100km ST JAMES DAY Guided Tour

This is the most popular itinerary, you may be able to combine or split the distance for each day. Click on get a quote to customize your trip.

Sarria
Sarria

You will arrive today at Santiago airport where you and your group will be picked up and brought to your accommodation in Sarria.  You will have some time to settle in, before having dinner at the hotel this evening.  During dinner you will get the opportunity to meet your guide and fellow members of your group.  Either before or after dinner you should get a little time to discover the town of Sarria.

22 km
Portomarin
Portomarin

After breakfast this morning, your group and your guide will leave Sarria and make your way to the lovely Portomarin.  Sarria is the most popular starting point of the Camino de Santiago with thousands starting their journey here every year. In the town centre where you will find churches, chapels, monasteries and seven pilgrim hospitals. The main street, Rúa Maior, has a nice atmosphere, where you can relax while enjoying a drink or bite in one of the nice cafes around. Visit the Igrexa de Santa Mariña with its evocative pilgrim mural, the castle fortress and the Magdalena Monastery.  Once you arrive in Portomarin you and your group will enjoy dinner together after which you can rest for the evening.

22 km
Palas de Rei
Palas de Rei

After breakfast this morning you will begin your second walking day, from the lovely village of Portomarin.  Today the Camino will cross the river Miño (Galicia’s longest river) and rise uphill steadily towards the Serra de Ligonde. You will pass nice hamlets such as Gonzar and Ventas de Narón. Stop to visit the Romanesque Church of Santa María in Castromaior and the Romanesque church in Eirexe, with its portal featuring a sculpture of Daniel with animals, as well as Pilgrim Santiago. Tonight you will finish up your walk in the town of Palas de Rei.  Relax and have a glass of wine after dinner in the company of some of your fellow group members.

14 km
Melide
Melide

This morning after your breakfast, your group will continue on the Camino.  Today, the Camino trail continues downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the delightful village of Leboreiro. You will finish your day in the lively market town of Melide (454m), where you should try octopus, Galicia’s most classic dish.

14 km
Arzúa
Arzúa

Once again after a great breakfast, you will say goodbye to the lively market town of Melide and continue along your journey to Santiago de Compostela.  Today the Camino crosses several streams, sleepy villages and follows a mixed forest track and road trail bringing you to the village of Boente and the church of Santiago. Next is the pretty medieval hamlet of Ribadiso and finally the town of Arzúa (389m), famous for its local cheese. In Arzúa, you should visit the churches of Santa María and A Magdalena and here in Arzua where you will finish up your walk for today.

23 km
Amenal
Amenal

Today’s Camino after breakfast will take your group through pretty woods, sleepy villages and across streams for most of the day. The chapel of Santa Irene, with its unique statue of Santiago, is worth a visit. En-route, don’t miss the lovely hamlet of Rúa (310m). The rest of the route to Amenal is along a mix of good and calm country roads and forest tracks.

14 km
Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

After breakfast in Amenal this morning, your next point of interest is Lavacolla on the outskirts of Santiago, where pilgrims used long ago wash themselves in the river in preparation for their arrival in Santiago de Compostela. Rows of tall eucalyptus trees line your journey to Monte do Gozo (‘Mount of Joy’ 368m) and it is from here that will catch your first glimpse of the spires of the cathedral in Santiago. When you arrive in the city (264m, population 80,000), explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site’s architecture and delight in the wonderful atmosphere of this spiritual and cultural city. With only 14km to walk today, your group should be in Santiago in time for the pilgrim mass (12pm)*.  You will stay tonight in a hotel in the town centre which will be an ideal base to explore the city.  Congratulations you have made it to Santiago

Read our blog post: Top 10 things to do in Santiago de Compostela for ideas before your trip.

Santiago de Compostela
Santiago de Compostela

This morning you will have a walking tour of the city which has been a UNESCO heritage site since 1985 and home to one of the oldest universities in Spain.  The tour will take you to all the highlights of the old town.

After your walking tour you will take a tapas tour in the city where you can sample all the local delicacies and later that evening you can watch the fireworks to celebrate St James Day.

After breakfast the next morning, use your remaining time to explore the beautiful old town in Santiago de Compostela. You will be dropped back to Santiago airport where your guided tour with us will end. We hope you enjoyed your trip and made some lasting memories.

Accommodation

Standard Hotel & Guesthouse

We have hand-picked hotels and guesthouses along the Camino for their character and warm hospitality. Up to 3-stars, you will be staying in the centre of town and close to your Camino trail. All rooms are en-suite with bathroom.

For our family packages, we have hand-picked establishments with outdoor space and swimming pools where possible. Where accommodation with private outdoor space is not available, we have selected comfortable hotels with spacious common areas as well as a convenient location close to recreational areas and sights. As your comfort is our priority, we try to book hotels located within walking distance of the Camino. Despite our effort, on rare occasions your accommodation can be located a few kilometers away from the trail, so we organise transportation to/from your accommodation.

Access

How to Get There

Group Transfers to and from Santiago International Airport are included as part of this guided tour.

Whats Included

All our guided trips include; Luggage transfers (one bag up to 20kg per person), dinner each night*, airport transfer at set times*, friendly English speaking guide, holiday pack with electronic route information guidebook, links for your google maps, all rooms with private bathroom, 24/7 support during your trip.

NOT INCLUDED: Flights, drinks, city tax, Travel Insurance (Recommended)

Please note that we require a minimum of 6 people for this tour to go ahead. 

*If you requested any extra nights at the beginning or at the end of the tour, the associated dinners or the free airport transfers will not be included.

 *If you requested the Tapas tour, this will replace the group dinner on the day you arrive in Santiago.

*This year, important restoration works continue at Santiago Cathedral in order to get the cathedral fully restored ahead of Holy Year 2021. Read more here   

Mary, United States - May
"As a solo female over 60 years, I debated whether to do the trip on my own or join with a group. I am very grateful that I chose to join with a group organized by Camino Ways. It was a wonderful group from different countries, with a bilingual guide who provided us with details each day. Prior to departure Camino Ways sent all the details about hotels, the walk each day including sites to be aware of and elevation for each day, and the pilgrim passport and luggage tags. From the start of being met at the airport, efficiency was the key. Our leader Oli was wonderful, patient and informative. All in all a good experience, more difficult than I anticipated but I did it! I would suggest Camino Ways recommend that people get walking poles when they arrive, I had great sticks that were confiscated at the airport in Madrid by security. They were quite expensive and high quality. This was disappointing but I did not let it ruin my trip. Two of us in the group had our sticks taken, others had toiletries confiscated. No rhyme or reason with airport security. Camino Ways also has periodic webinars that are worth joining and staff are very responsive to emails while you are planning. This was harder than I anticipated, but after the first two days, it seemed to get easier. It was great to cover the trail with a group - while we did not walk together we met for breakfast in the morning and dinner each evening. The trip brought complete strangers together as friends and supporters to each other. I am proud of my accomplishment in completing what I set out to do. Camino Ways from Ireland did a great job in organizing all the details of lodging, etc. and was reasonably priced."
Shatha, Bahrain - March 2018
"I was extremely pleased with Camino Ways, they were very efficient and have delivered more than my expectations. Our guide was excellent and was very sensitive eastwards our needs during the trip. Will definitely use their services if I decide to do the Camino from a different route again."
Rose, Ireland - April 2014
"My booking experience was great it was my first booking with Camino Ways and I was a bit unsure but everything ran so well. I'm hoping to have another group next year. Many thanks to Richard and Claire. I had a group of 15 adults 17-24 Apr and the feedback from all was excellent they were all full of praise. Thanks"
David, UK - 09/2013
“I had a truly unforgettably enjoyable and life-enriching experience. I was blessed with a most considerate, patient and well-informed guide (Jesus), and the most enjoyable group of companions one could hope for. I will strongly recommend this program to anyone interested in this kind of adventure.”
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