Camino de Santiago Trek

Camino de Santiago Trek
Camino de Santiago Trek
Camino de Santiago Trek
Camino de Santiago Trek
Camino de Santiago Trek
Become a TourHound member today to access personalised recommendations and bucket lists to help plan your trips. You’ll also receive rebates on selected tours. It’s free to become a member, sign up here.
  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • What's Included
  • FAQ
  • Reviews
  • Dates
  • Exodus

The Camino de Santiago de Compostela is one of the world's oldest pilgrim routes; travellers have made their way across northern Spain to Santiago on 'The Way of St James' for over 1,000 years. The route is marked by the symbol of the scallop shell, typically found on the Galician shores, and a long-standing tradition is to obtain the ‘compostela’, a certificate of accomplishment given to pilgrims upon completing the way; gained by walking at least 100km of the route, which we will do on this trip.

Highlights
  • Collect stamps for your pilgrim's passport along the way
  • The historic Galician capital of Santiago de Compostela
  • Explore romanesque cathedrals, mediaeval monasteries and unspoiled rural scenery
  • Follow one of the world's oldest pilgrim routes
  • Explore romanesque cathedrals, medieval monasteries and unspoiled rural scenery
Food

All breakfasts are included. Breakfasts in Spain usually consist of coffee with milk, toast with ham, olive oil, tomatoes, cheese and butter and jam. Bakery items such as pastries, fruit and juice are also popular. During this trip you can expect different variations of breakfast at the hotels and pensions we stay at but they will all include at least some of the standard breakfast items that are popular in Spain. The land in north Spain is rich and produces almost everything one might want to eat from fish and seafood to good quality meat, vegetables and fruit. Your leader will recommend good places to eat. Sometimes it will be tapas, sharing some “raciones” as a group and sometimes you will be able to choose from the menu. In the Camino de Santiago restaurants and bars offer a set menu called the “Menu del Pergrino” and offer 5 starters, 5 mains and dessert, coffee and drink for about EUR 10-15. If you feel daring you can try the Octopus “Pulpo a la Feira” that Spaniards consider a delicacy and is well cooked and served sliced with paprika, olive oil and sea salt. Sometimes it is also served with “grelos" (boiled sliced potatoes). Mealtimes in Spain are later than in many other countries; dinner is usually taken between 20:00hrs and 21.30hrs. Please be aware that meat and fish are staple food in Northern Spain.  Vegetarians can be catered for, as are other dietary requirements although there may not be the same choice or variety as you have at home and please be prepared to be flexible. Please advise us upon booking.

Destinations
  • Spain
  • Europe
  • Camino de Santiago
  • Galicia
  • Santiago
Tour Types
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Singles
  • Trekking
  • Walking
  • History

Location: Samos

The trip will start tonight in our hotel in Samos. The main briefing will take place this evening, then there is free time for you to rest or explore Samos as you like.* *

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Sarria

After breakfast, we start our first walk in one of the most unspoilt sections of the Camino. We walk through the Galician countryside, populated by a number of traditional agricultural villages and visit the town of Samos. We will pass by one of the oldest monasteries in Spain and get the chance to see a lovely old chapel from the ninth century. We will then continue through ancient oak forests to the town of Sarria.

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Portomarín

We continue walking up and down the hills of Galicia to the town of Portomarin, which was rebuilt on a hilltop from its original location in the River Mino’s valley. This was done to escape flooding when a reservoir was constructed in 1962. The old church was moved, stone by stone, to its current location.

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Palas de Rei

We start with a steady ascent to the village of Ventas de Naron, where the terrain levels out. Along the way to Palas de Rei there are plenty of cafes where we can enjoy a break. Palas de Rei marks the half-way point of our trek and we spend the night in a hotel, where we can really feel the spirit of the ‘Camino’ since many walkers stop here. Considering the length of the walk please note that a taxi can be arranged to allow opting out from a section, if needed.

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Melide

We begin our longest day's walking along a very picturesque stretch of the Camino, as we cross several Roman bridges and walk past medieval churches. For lunch we stop in the small town of Melide, renowned for its delicious octopus with potatoes and end our day in Arzua, famous for its cheeses. Considering the length of the walk please note that a taxi can be arranged to allow opting out from a section, if needed.

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Pedrouzo

Today’s walk to the village of Pedrouzo involves a number of short ascents and descents through woods, fruit fields and eucalyptus. As Santiago draws ever closer, more pilgrims will cross our path, adding to the anticipation of reaching our goal, the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Santiago de Compostela

Our final day’s walk sees us climbing up to the famous Monte do Gozo, where pilgrims traditionally took in their first views of the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. As part of the centuries-old tradition, we make our way through the city’s streets and crowds to Plaza del Obradoiro, dominated by the impressive Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, where we can observe a mass service that may include the impressive “Botafumeiro” incense swinging, although it cannot be guaranteed. 

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Santiago de Compostela

Free day to explore the historic city of Santiago at your own pace. There are plenty of things to do; you can visit the spectacular cathedral and stroll around the narrow streets of the World Heritage-listed Old Town with its diverse architecture. Alternatively, you can visit the museum of Galician Life, home to interesting exhibits of Galician traditions and art. You can also join a day excursion to Cape Finisterre, which was believed to be the end of the known world in Roman times. The Cape is also the final destination for many pilgrims on the way of St. James.* *

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Santiago de Compostela

The trip ends this morning after breakfast in Santiago de Compostela.

Accommodation: ,

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Included
  • Transfers for group flights
  • All breakfasts
  • All accommodation

Not Included
  • Single supplement
    -
  • Travel insurance
    -
  • Visas & vaccinations
    -
5* Footsore but happy
A brilliant trip, well organised and most enjoyable
Added By:
Date:

5* Camino de Santiago Trek
This was a very well-organized trek led by Jose, a lively, knowledgeable, and attentive guide. The accommodations were simple, but certainly adequate; the food was superb; and the trek itself beautiful in a quiet way.
Added By:
Date:

4* CAMINO DE SANTIAGO TREK
An inspiring walk through rolling countryside with a great group and an excellent leader.
Added By:
Date:

5* CAMINO DE SANTIAGO TREK
A very well-organised trip with an excellent guide.  Good company and plenty of laughs!
Added By:
Date:

5* A truly wonderful experience
Having read a couple of books, with regards to the Camino, and being keen walkers my wife and I thought it would be a great challenge and the opportunity to move away from the more traditional summer holiday. We didn't know what to expect but can honestly say it was a fantastic experience.Everything was extremely well organised, from the flights, transfer, our daily accommodation and meals where necessary. The daily distance wasn't too bad as it is split between morning and afternoon with plenty additional stops on the route, if required. Our group of 16, travelled at different paces and that worked very well. We'd often meet up along the road and exchange different experiences of the day.The overall route, is relatively easy, with only a few hills, here and there and three larger ones towards the end.Accommodation, on the route was extremely good. It varied from a log cabin type to a room that had four double beds! Meals were very good and look out for the Pilgrims Menu - 10 euros and plenty of wine.
Added By:
Date:

5* Camino de Santiago Trek
What a lovely walking holiday! I enjoyed the beautiful gentle scenery, abundance of wild flowers, the history, the food, wine, meeting people from other countries, the peace of the countryside, the little places we passed through. We were lucky with the weather. Hot but manageable with well planned breaks in little cafes and restaurants so we didn't have to carry too much. Accommodation was better than I thought it would be. Mainly modern even if simple hotels. We were well looked after by our friendly and conscientious guide Jose who had to deal with a group with mixed walking experience and ability. As we neared S de C ,the trek got busier but not as much as I thought it would and it wasn't at all commercialised.
Added By:
Date:

5* Camiño Santiago
What an unexpected and adventure to wander along the Camiño in Northwest Spain through beautiful verdant countryside. Incredibly green and glorious oak and eucalyptus woodland. Gorgeous routes through small farms with cafes and restaurants for frequent rests and marvelous conversations with people from all over the world. A totally uplifting experience. Time at the end of journey to visit the coastline and to explore Santiago. Wonderful food and both a physical challenge and restful too.
Added By:
Date:

5* Camino - Samos to Santiago
A great experience, walking the last 100 km of the Camino Frances. Great scenery, good basic hotels with friendly staff and lovely authentic food.You can't beat a three course 'menu del dia' with bread and wine or water for only 10 euro.I walked with a group of 16 and we really enjoyed each others company. It rained for two of the six days but that didn't affect the mood. Longest days walk was 18 miles but with coffee and lunch stops it didn't seem that far.Last two nights in Santiago allowed us to unwind and really enjoy the old city
Added By:
Date:

5* A Really enjoyable experience
Having been on a number of Exodus walking holidays, I think this was one of the best. The walking is accurately described in the trip notes and although 6 successive days of walking was tiring, the different walking paces of all in the group were accommodated and there were good opportunities for stops for lunch, coffee and dinner, all well researched by Jose, our group leader.
Added By:
Date:

5* Yes I can!
We walked the final 127 kms of the Camino from Samos to Santiago de Compostela.
Added By:
Date:

4* CAMINO DE SANTIAGO TREK
The walking was a pleasant surprise, because it was more challenging than I thought it would be. Long walks through lovely countryside with a group of very friendly people. What more could you ask for .The food was a little disappointing in taste but we never went hungry. Definately recommend it as a walk with a difference
Added By:
Date:

5* TSO170916 Camino de Santiago de Compostella
This is a walk mainly along roads and tracks. It is well signed and walking is good. You meet many people en route of all nationalities and abilities, young and older. We enjoyed the experience. Lots of places to eat and drink along the way. Lovely countryside, villages and small churches. Santiago is a wonderful end to the walk. Mass in the Cathedral was amazing.
Added By:
Date:

5* Exceeded all expectations
My wife and I did this trip in August, it was our first holiday of this type and we were worried about whether it would be for us. We needn't have. We both enjoyed it immensely and were sad when we have finished the walk. We did not find the walking too tough, challenging yes, but very manageable. We worried about doing the walk in August but again the weather was ok, one wet day, but not excessively so. The heat never became too much even for someone fair-skinned like me. The accommodation was always good, sometimes outstanding, same for the food. The bag transportation worked well, with only one glitch which was quickly resolved by the local agents (who are excellent). To say this trip changed our holiday lives would not be an overstatement. We are going back to do the Santiago to Finisterre & Muxia section next year, alas with another company as Exodus/Headwater do not offer this.
Added By:
Date:

5* Camino de Santiago
I have always heard people talking about the Camino de Santiago as something very special and spiritual. After doing it myself I can only confirm that everything they say about it is absolutely true. It was very nice to walk and chat with the group and get to know other walkers along the way. Such a great experience!!Buen Camino!
Added By:
Date:

5* Great trip
This trek is very well organised and straight forward for experienced walkers. The countryside is similar to the Cotswolds and there are few hills and no difficult sections. Our guide was brilliant and the walk was well paced - if you can walk 10 miles a day you can do this trek.
Added By:
Date:

5* Wonderful trip
Thank you to Exodus and Cumbres for making my Camino such a wonderful experience.
Added By:
Date:

5* We Had Fun On The Camino
I thoroughly enjoyed walking in rural Galicia (whatever the weather), and the company of our international group. It was good fun and we had a great time. Thanks to Jose for looking after us so well and also to Exodus for the logistical arrangements. Walking the Camino is such a unique experience and one which I would recommend particularly when you belong to a group who you can easily walk and socialise with. Glad I went.
Added By:
Date:

5* CAMINO DE SANTIAGO TREK
sdf
Added By:
Date:

4* once in a lifetime
The walk was quite an achievement for me and, as I am close to 70 years old, I'm glad I have experienced it. The travel arrangements by Exodus were good, though I would have preferred to arrive at the start in Samos much earlier than 2.30am! All the hotels were modest and clean and comfortable for our overnight stays.As a group we ate dinner together which was nice, with our guide often suggesting suitable venues. So all in all a wonderful experience.
Added By:
Date:

5* Wonderful Galicia
This was an amazing experience and one I will never forget. I was invited by a best friend and whilst i wasn't sure I could do the whole walk, coming from couch potato status, I made it with the help of our wonderful guide Jose, the support of my friend and everyone in the group. The Galician countryside is just beautiful and we were blessed with some lovely weather in May, mostly blue skies and sunshine but not too hot. Most of the walk is through beautiful woods and the scents of the countryside even from farmyard to Eucalyptus trees was wonderful.
Added By:
Date:

5* CAMINO DE SANTIAGO TREK
A lovely week's walking in the very green scenery of Northern Spain.  There was a different feeling about this trip as you know you are following in the footsteps of the thousands of people that have walked that route as a pilgrimage since medieval times.
Added By:
Date:

5* Superb!!
We went with a group of friends from Church and the experience was absolutely brilliant!The trekking every day is not for the faint hearted and even the best prepared among us received blisters. However, the whole adventure from start to finish was so well organised and a great tribute to the package that Exodus has put together for us. It felt really personalised and the group leader Josea was fantastic. His attention to detail and his kindness and thoughtfulness throughout the trip was truly inspiring. He genuinely cared about every person in the group. I'm 60 years old and can say genuinely say that this was an experience of a life time on many different levels. The food and drink in Galicia was also fantastic!
Added By:
Date:

5* A well organised and well lead walk along the Spanish end of The Camino
Despite rain for the first three days we enjoyed it immensely.
Added By:
Date:

5* Camino De Santiago
We had a great trip, our guide Jose was very helpful and patient. The timing was well planned between am and pm walks for the most part. We found that an hour lunch was too long as my joints would become a little stiff, 30 minutes was more appropriate for me.Our walking group was not well matched, we could have reached our destination much earlier in the day and would have had time to explore the local area but most days we arrived between 4 and 5 and it did not provide enough time to have a look around.
Added By:
Date:

4* A great walking experience
Starting the Camino in Samos makes a lot of sense, it is itself a lovely setting with a great hotel for the first night, a pause before the walking starts. The walking programme was well planned building up slowly, after a couple of days it was easy to walk 25k, particularly as we were blessed with sunny weather and our group was honestly full of really friendly walkers. Even the hotels, although modest, were at least of Premier Inn standard.
Added By:
Date:

5* Feedback
This was a super experience altogether, from start to finish, with Exodus having thought of everything. The hotels were great, the arrangements brilliant, the guide, Jose, was amazing, thoughtful, supportive, hardworking, well organised: he made it possible for the team (we 13) to be able to concentrate on the task in hand: getting to Compostela on foot. A great bonus, too, was the way we 13 strangers got on together and helped each other. We spent such a lot of time together in a shared endeavour and it was such a great success, that we are planning to meet again in 2019.
Added By:
Date:

5* FUN TREK
Exodus makes your experience virtually worry free.You don’t need to wonder about schedules, meals, hotels, baggage transport, and flights. You get to concentrate on a beautiful walk through farmland and beautiful countryside.You get a paper “passport” to get stamped alone the way. It shows you did the hike and gets you a certificate at the end. A fun souvenir to own.
Added By:
Date:

5* A Great Way to Walk the Way
An excellent opportunity to walk the Camiño de Santiago in relative comfort, enjoying the surprisingly varied and striking scenery of one of Spain's less visited (by the English) areas.
Added By:
Date:

5* CAMINO DE SANTIAGO TREK
Superb holiday largely due to the hard work and care from the guide Jose.
Added By:
Date:

You will have the option to book your own flights independently with the operator.

Dates Price Single Availability
25-Sep-2021
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
25-Sep-2021
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
Dates Price Single Availability
23-Apr-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
23-Apr-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
30-Apr-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
30-Apr-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
Dates Price Single Availability
07-May-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
07-May-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
14-May-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
14-May-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
21-May-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
21-May-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
Dates Price Single Availability
04-Jun-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
04-Jun-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
Dates Price Single Availability
27-Aug-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
27-Aug-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
Dates Price Single Availability
03-Sep-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
03-Sep-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
10-Sep-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
10-Sep-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
24-Sep-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
24-Sep-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
Dates Price Single Availability
01-Oct-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
01-Oct-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal
08-Oct-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share View live deal View live deal
08-Oct-2022
8 Nights
Twin Share Flight Included View live deal View live deal

Touring with Exodus

With over 45 years’ experience of taking people on amazing adventure holidays, Exodus can help you reach some of the most incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across more than 90 countries around the world. All staff at Exodus have a passion for travel and adventure, and some team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus. But that’s not all. This reputable company is a Which? recommended escorted tour provider and has won many prestigious awards, including Best Activity and Sports Holiday Company at the 2018 British Travel Awards.

Exodus is all about adventure and helping others to achieve their travel dreams by offering a fantastic range of guided group holidays, self-guided trips, tailor-made getaways and escorted tours. So, if you’re looking to discover different countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts or even jungles, the expert team at Exodus can help you plan an unforgettable solo, group or family adventure.

Each tour and adventure has been created to give you maximum value for money, often including authentic activities, as well as flights, accommodation and a tour guide. And as the team has developed one of the very best and most exciting collections of guided-group tours and self-guided holidays, you’re guaranteed the adventure holiday of a lifetime, no matter which one you pick. Trips include everything from family adventure holidays and walking and cycling tours to mixed-activity tours and seasonal getaways. You can also ask Exodus to plan a tailored itinerary from scratch or tweak an existing one, which means you can book a bespoke holiday that is designed just for you.

Need some inspiration? You can enjoy varied walks in the stunning Spanish mountains, experience the magic of Italy in Tuscany or explore the rich Sri Lankan history and culture by bike. Try a host of different activities in glorious Turkish surroundings, ski through the magnificent Norwegian wilderness or embark on a journey through India’s tropical south. Visit Iceland and East Greenland, see the spectacular marine wildlife in the Maldives or cruise along the mighty Amazon River in Peru – the options are endless!

When it comes to travelling together as a family with Exodus, all family holidays are specifically designed to offer a mix of education and exploration, with plenty of downtime. Each adventure and tour has been created with one of three age ranges in mind, but children outside of the 5-8, 9-12 and 13-16 age bracket are welcome to travel too. Plus, the price for children up to the age of 16 is 25% lower than the adult cost for Exodus guided holidays to help make your trip more affordable. From canoeing and cycling in the Dordogne to safari tours in Africa and dolphin watching in Costa Rica, Exodus offer family adventures all over the world.

Something that makes this adventure holiday and escorted tour operator unique is the loyalty scheme, the Exodus Collective. When you book your second trip, you’ll join the Collective and be given access to exclusive discounts, sales previews and special travel benefits. The more you travel with Exodus the more you’ll be entitled to, and your membership also grants you special access to exclusive travel content.

At Exodus, they make sure that everyone travels respectfully and courteously in a small group to minimise their impact and to ensure each holiday is a beneficial experience for all those involved. Where possible, they believe in putting money directly into the communities they visit by eating locally produced food and using locally owned and run accommodation. They also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as possible to make it simple for you to experience a memorable holiday, your way.

{{shortLabel}}

tour details

This tour is operated by Exodus

8 nights from pp exc.flights; per Night
compare Compare tour Add this tour to the comparison list. compare Compare tour This tour has been added to the comparison list. Cick here to view.
View live deal View live deal Exodus is where Adventure begins!
Start:Samos
Finish:Santiago de Compostela
Group size:6 - 16
Suitable for: 16 to 99
Physical rating:Moderate
Meals:8 breakfasts, 0 lunches, 0 dinners.
Diets:Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements
Tour operated in: English
tourhound promise
tourhound promise
TourHound Promise
  • I compare from the largest selection of touring companies available.
  • It doesn’t cost you a penny to use me, or to book a tour through TourHound.
  • I never favour one operator over another and provide a totally neutral comparison.
View live deal View live deal View live deal View live deal
tour hound
Why TourHound?