Camino de Santiago, Guided or Self-Guided?

 These year we have received quite a number of queries asking for guided tours on the Camino de Santiago.

Even tough the French Way is really well marked (particularly its last 100 km, from Sarria to Santiago), many Pilgrims prefer to walk with an experienced English speaking guide, and be part of a group, specially solo travelers. 

We have carefully considered all these requests, and finally organized our guided tours for 2017; you can check dates here.

For those who are unsure about which tour to choose, guided or self-guided, but also the the Guided Tour Standard, and the Guided Tour Lux, here you have a brief comparative:

  • Camino de Santiago Self-Guided Tour:Portuguese Way Galiwonders

What’s included as a standard?

-Standard Accommodation (private room & private bathroom is guaranteed)

-Half Board (except in Santiago de Compostela)

-Luggage transfer from town to town

-Pilgrim Passports

-Walking notes

-24 hours phone support

What makes it different?

Dates are completely flexible

Unlimited number of places (unless specific dates & specific tours)

No limited number of people to confirm the tour (you can go on your own!)

You can customize the tour: add upgrades, extra nights, airport transfers, split any of the walking days, etc.

No airport transfers included as a standard

No dinner in Santiago included

  • Camino de Santiago Guided Tour (Standard):

What’s included?

-Standard Accommodation (private room & private bathroom is guaranteed)

-Half Board (including Santiago de Compostela)

-Luggage transfer from town to town

-English & Spanish speaking guide

-Airport transfers

-Pilgrim Passports

-Walking notes

-24 hours phone support

What makes it different?

-Airport transfers*, dinner in Santiago & English speaking guide are included as a standard

-Only on fixed dates

-There is a maximum number of 14 passengers per tour

-A minimum number of 5 people is required to confirm the tour*

-It is not possible to personalize it, as the whole group will follow the same itinerary

*Only 2 per day
**If we do not reach this number, 1 month before the date of departure we will contact our clients and offer the same tour with the same services except for the guide, or a refund.
  • Camino de Santiago Guided Tour (Lux):

What’s included?

-Upgraded Accommodation (private room & private bathroom is guaranteed). This includes the 5* Parador in Santiago de Compostela 

-Full Board (including Santiago de Compostela)

-Luggage transfer from town to town

-Support bus during the walk

-English & Spanish speaking guide

-Guided tour of Santiago de Compostela

-Airport transfers

-Pilgrim Passports

-Walking notes

-24 hours phone support

What makes it different

-The best accommodation available on the Camino de Santiago including the 5* Parador will be included

-Breakfast & dinner will be included + picnic on walking days

-There is a support bus that will be waiting for the group in some specific places

-Only on fixed dates

-There is a maximum number of 14 passengers per tour

-A minimum number of 5 people is required to confirm the tour*

-It is not possible to personalize it, as the whole group will follow the same tour

*If we do not reach this number, 1 month before the date of departure we will contact our clients and offer the same tour with the same services except for the guide or a refund.

For more information about the Camino de Santiago guided tours & self guided tours, please do not hesitate to contact us here.

 

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