Vía de la Plata: From Sevilla to Santiago de Compostela
10 pax min.
The origin of the Ruta de la Plata dates back to Roman times, as it was one of the Roman roads linking Astorga (Asturica Augusta) in the north with Mérida (Augusta Emerita) in the south of the Iberian Peninsula. Today the route called Ruta de la Plata is the road connecting Sevilla with Gijón and the Camino de Santiago that comes from Cádiz to Santiago de Compostela, joining the Camino Francés in Astorga.
There is an alternative path called the Camino Sanabrés, which branches from the Vía de la Plata and arrives in Santiago de Compostela through the city of Orense in southern Galicia
With this trip we’ll discover in a few days the itinerary followed by the Ruta de la Plata and we’ll also walk some sections along the Camino.
Day 1: Flight to Sevilla
The group will be welcomed at the airport by a tourist guide who will be with us the whole trip. Transfer to the city and panoramic tour by bus.
Day 2: In Sevilla
Guided tour of the city with one of Sevilla’s official tourist guides. The most important place to visit is the Gothic Cathedral erected over a former mosque. Visit to the Reales Alcázares, the old Jewish quarter and walk around the Santa Cruz quarter or the Maria Luisa park. Free time in the afternoon to visit the city
Day 3 from Sevilla to Cáceres
In the morning we depart Cáceres en route towards Mérida. On our way we’ll stop in Zafra to visit this pretty city and the church of La Candelaria. Following a short walk, we continue our journey to Mérida. Upon arrival, panoramic tour of the city.
In the afternoon we’ll visit this city of Roman origin, the Temple of Diana, the Roman forum and the Amphitheatre.
Day 4: From Mérida to Alcuéscar
In the morning we’ll walk a section along the Camino de Santiago. Later we’ll travel to Cáceres and we’ll have a guided tour of the city, above all the old town and the Cathedral. Free time to take a stroll around the city.
Day 5: De Cáceres a Salamanca
We leave the hotel in the morning. Our first stop will be in Béjar, where we’ll take a nice walk along the old Roman road. Trip to Salamanca, a famous university city.
Guided tour of the city, we’ll see the Old and New Cathedral, the old university, the very unusual Casa de las Conchas (House of Shells) and the Plaza Mayor
Day 6: From Salamanca to Zamora
We are in Castilla so we’ll see how the landscape has changed compared to the last days. We’ll walk a section of the Camino de Santiago before reaching Zamora. Guided tour of the city which is located next to the river Duero. Zamora has more than 20 Romanesque churches, therefore it has been nicknamed the “Romanesque Museum”. We’ll visit the city and the Cathedral.
Day 7: From Zamora to Ourense
Today we enter Galicia and we get closer to our destination. In the morning we leave the hotel and board our coach to continue our travel along the camino where we’ll stop to take a short hike. We are entering Galicia across the mountains which separate it from Castilla so we’ll enjoy from nice views. Upon arrival, guided tour of the city.
Day 8: From Orense to Santiago de Compostela
In the morning we leave towards the monastery of Oseira. Short walk. Following the Camino de Santiago continue our trip to Santiago. On our way we’ll see some Pazos (Galician manor houses) with their beautiful gardens. Before arriving in Santiago we’ll get off the coach to walk the last section of the Camino de Santiago so as to arrive on foot to the Cathedral.
Day 9: 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 to stroll around the city.
In the afternoon we’ll visit the roof of the Cathedrl and later we can have a walk around the old town.
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. Depending on the group desires, we can visit Finisterre, the Rías Bajas, wineries and Pazos.Services we offer