The Camino Francés: from Pamplona to Santiago in 10 days with short walks.
10 pax min.
Group tour along the Camino Francés. From Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela
During this tour we’ll follow the Camino de Santiago i a different way. It is to say, visiting the main cities ans sights of interest and doing walking short sections everyday.
When we speak about the St. James’s Way it is often associated with the so-called “French Way” without considering that only in Spain there are several routes to Santiago coming from different points of the Peninsula. This way, compared to others, is the busiest and the one which has the best facilities.
It dates back to the discovery of the tomb of the Apostle and the first pilgrimages to Santiago from France. It partly runs along old Roman roads that were used by the pilgrims.
Day 1: Pamplona
Flight to Pamplona airport. The group will be welcomed by a tourist guide who will be with us the whole trip. Coach transfer to the hotel in Pamplona.
Day 2: Pamplona – day trip to Roncesvalles
In the morning we’ll see the city, especially the old town and the Cathedral. In the afternoon we’ll make our way to Roncesvalles, located in the Navarre Pyrenees and the first city to see by the pilgrims when entering into Spain along the Camino Francés. Here we’ll take a small hike.
Day 3: From Pamplona to Burgos
In the morning we depart from our hotel in Pamplona en route to Burgos. First we’ll stop in Eunate to visit its octagonal Romanesque church. Passing through the villages of Puente la Reina and Estella we get to Santo Domingo de la Calzada where we’ll visit the Cathedral. Small walk in the afternoon along the Camino de Santiago before heading for Burgos.
Day 4: Burgos
In the morning official guided tour of the city, it is important to see the Gothic Cathedral, the old town and the Cartuja de Miraflores. In the afternoon we’ll visit the convent of Las Huelgas. It’s possible to arrange a trip to the monastery of Covarrubias and Santo Domingo de Silos.
Day 5: From Burgos to Leon
In the morning we board our coach and leave Burgos. First we’ll pass by the villages of Rabé de las Calzadas and Olmillos de Sasomón. We follow our way to Frómista to visit the emblematic Romanesque church of San Martín. During this journey we’ll also take a hike along the Camino.
Then we continue to Sahagún, where we’ll enjoy a guided tour.
Day 6: From León to Sarria
In the morning guided visit of the city with an official guide.Is it to highlight the Gothic Cathedral, the church of San Isidoro and the Parador de San Marcos.
In the morning we’ll make our way to Astorga to visit the Cathedral and the Gaudi’s Episcopal Palace. We continue our way along the Camino passing by Cruz de Ferro where the pilgrims are used to leave their own stones brought from “home”.
Day 7: From Ponferrada to Santiago de Compostela
We board our coach to Villafranca del Bierzo where we’ll visit the church of Santiago. We’ll take a small hike before reaching O Cebreiro, where we can see the “Pallozas”, typical roundhouses of Celtic origin. We travel downhill from O Cebreiro and passing Sarria and Portomarin we get to Santiago. We’ll walk the last km of the Camino de Santiago enter the city on foot.
Day 8: In Santiago de Compostela
In the morning we’ll have a visit of the Cathedral, the oldest in Spain. At 12 noon we’ll attend to the Pilgrim’s Mass which is held every day at this time. Free time for lunch.
In the afternoon we’ll visit the roof of the Cathedral and later we can have a walk around the old town.
Day 9: Trip to Finisterre
In the morning, we board our coach to Finisterre. We head straight for the coast and follow it until our destination. On our way it is possible to visit some fishing villages as well as some beautiful beaches of this area.
Day 10: Free day, transfer to the airport.
*This program is only an example as the trip can be modified according to your interests by changing the length, including more excursions..just depending on the group desires.Services we offer