Tour Detail

10 Day Spain: Walk in the Footsteps of St. James with Father Mino

Itinerary

Day 1 - NEWARK

Today we depart Newark Liberty Airport on Iberia Airlines for our overseas fl ight to Spain. Dinner and breakfast we be served on board.

Day 2 - MADRID

Today we arrive at Madrid International Airport. After clearing customs we are warmly greeted by our Tour Escort and transferred by motor coach to our hotel. After checking in our hotel the balance of the day is at leisure to explore one of Europe's most dynamic capital cities. Dinner is on our own. Overnight.

Day 3 - MADRID – SARRIA

Breakfast at your hotel. Pre-arranged transfer to Madrid train station at the proper time to check-in for your train to Sarria. Arrival transfer from Santiago Airport to Sarria. Free day in Sarria at leisure. Your information packet containing complete route descriptions and materials will be waiting for you at your hotel. We recommend using this day exploring and get acquainted with the city and surroundings. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 - SARRIA - PORTOMARIN

Breakfast at your hotel. This stage's fi rst gradual climb will introduce you to a succession of hamlets linked by rural trails and “corredoiras” (growing fi elds) fi lled with incredible natural beauty. A pronounced descent will lead you along the Miño river, now you'll be at the gates of Portomarin with its impressive church-fortress which will give you a warm welcome. Dinner and overnight.

Day 5 - PORTOMARIN – PALAS DE REI

Breakfast at your hotel. Today we depart Portomarin, leaving behind the Miño river and ascending little by little until you reach the Sierra de Ligonde. Continue past the villages of Ventas de Naron, Ligonde and Eirexe until you arrive to the nucleus of Lestedo and continue onto Palas de Rei. Dinner and overnight.

Day 6 - PALAS DE REI – ARZUA

Breakfast at your hotel. Our stage runs in the region of A Ulloa, a land of meadows with a strong dairy production and known for its delicious cheeses. Today we will pass through several small beautiful villages such as Leboreiro, Furelos and Ribadiso. In Melide, we will fi nd one of the oldest ‘cruceiros' (stone wayside crosses) in Galicia, dating from the 14th century. Dinner and overnight.

Day 7 - ARZUA - RUA

Breakfast at your hotel. In today's penultimate stage the green foothills of Galicia will by your travel companion during this walk until you reach the town of Rua. Here you will fi nd the Ermita de Santa Irene. Free time in Rua to explore the town on your own. Dinner and overnight.

Day 8 - RÚA - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Breakfast at your hotel. Begin your fi nal stage of the Camino behind the town of Pedrouzo, ascend past the village of Amenal and descend to Lavacolla to later ascend again to the appropriately named Monte do Gozo (Mountain of Joy). From here you will see the Towers of the Cathedral of Santiago for the fi rst time. You will reach Santiago after a short 4 additional kms. Arrive to Santiago through the charming streets of the city until fi nally reaching the city's spectacular medieval center and the cathedral located on the Plaza do Obradoiro. Your Camino ends upon arrival at the Cathedral. Dinner and overnight.

Day 9 - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Breakfast at your hotel. Your day is free to explore this mystical pilgrimage city wandering through the old city of Santiago and its beautiful Cathedral on Obradoiro square. Dinner is on your own. Overnight accommodations in Santiago.

Day 10 - SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

Breakfast at your hotel. Pre-arranged transfer to Santiago airport at the proper time to check-in for your return fl ight home. Arrival later the same day.

Highlights

Included in the price:

Rountrip Air from Newark Airport
Assistance at overseas airports
Breakfast daily, 6 dinners
Daily Porterage for one suitcase
Route descriptions and material
Daily Mass

Not Included:

Lunch
Tour Guide
2 Dinners
Tipping at hotels and porters
Entrance fees for sights not included
Single Rooms $325 extra
Optional Travel Health/Cancellation Insurance (Highly Recommended) $139.00 extra

Contact:

Fr. Mino (Padre Mino) • Associate Director for Youth and Hispanic Ministry
499 Belgrove Dr. • Kearny NJ 07032
201-298-0088 ext. 4147 • Cell: 201-303-3960 • frmino@gmail.com
or
Lucille • Regina Tours •1-800-Catholic (228-4654) ext. 208 • lucille@groupist.com