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Here we offer a 7 night holiday during which you complete the final 100km of the St James’ Way - all you need to walk to become an official Pilgrim in Santiago and to qualify for a Pilgrim Certificate.  For this Country House itinerary we have chosen unique and stylish accommodations just a short distance away from the Camino route in tranquil locations. These hotels are mainly located in a farming area and offer a more relaxing environment to the busier towns where most pilgrim accommodation is located.

The famous Way of St. James, otherwise known as the Camino de Santiago, is a five hundred mile trail across northern Spain which has been walked by pilgrims for over 1000 years. For most, the Camino ends at the magnificent Romanesque Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela – the final resting place of St. James the Apostle, although a further few days of walking takes the pilgrim to ‘the end of the earth’ at Finisterre with its downward pointing scallop shell signifying the actual ending and where Pilgrims once burned their boots. This walk is entirely through Galicia - an autonomous region of Spain with its own special culture and language of Galego (although Spanish is widely understood).

Starting near the attractive town of Sarria, you soon leave the city to follow attractive rural cart tracks weaving between stone walled fields or wander along quiet roads through hamlets and small farming communities. The approaches to Santiago remain just as peaceful wandering through small villages and eucalyptus forests. Finally, in the last few hours and with the anticipation of reaching your goal, you enter Santiago through its clean and attractive suburbs to reach one of Spain’s most beautiful and cultural medieval cities.

The Walking

Walking this section of the Camino involves average daily distances of about 12 miles (longest day 15 miles) and follows well marked paths with good surfaces.  We provide a step by step guide to the trek and location of your overnight hotel along with other supporting notes such as language and history. The itinerary below has a brief summary with approximate distance, ascent and descent.

The Experience

Without doubt this holiday is about more than the usual joys of walking! In addition to the good food and wines served in your hotel at the end of each day’s trek, you will also enjoy the special atmosphere arising from the comradeship quickly established between walkers of many nationalities. At the beginning of the holiday you will be provided with a pilgrim passport. If you have this stamped at two different points each day and present it at the Pilgrim’s office by the Cathedral you will receive the ‘Compostela’ certificate commemorating your journey. You can then witness or participate in the daily Pilgrims’ Mass – an intensely memorable and moving experience.

Baggage Transfers

Luggage may be transported from each hotel to the next enabling you to travel with a day rucksack. Unlike our other treks, baggage transfer is an optional extra as many pilgrims  prefer to travel light and carry their own. See prices below for costs. There is a limit of 20kg per bag.

Variations

Our basic itinerary can be varied when possible although our Country House option focuses on this particular type of accommodation which does not feature so frequently along the Camino. You may take rest days at one of the existing stops or stay longer at the end to explore the historical and cultural city of Santiago. Just contact us with your wishes and we will provide a quotation.

Walk Grading

Easy to Moderate.


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Camino de Santiago Country Hotels

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Your hotels have been selected to be friendly welcoming and comfortable.

The accommodation is typically in Turismo Rural hotels. These are located in farming areas a short distance off the Camino route and give a quieter and more relaxing setting for your overnight stays than the busier pilgrim towns.

In Santiago the hotel included is a 4* hotel.

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Day 1 Arrive Santiago de Compostela or La Coruna and transfer to just outside Sarria in a little under two hours.

Day 2 Sarria to Portomarin Follow winding cart tracks to reach Portomarin, a town raised from the valley floor stone by stone to make way for the Mino reservoir. The village can still be seen when the reservoir is low. A good stop for a rest day with historic Lugo nearby.

Distance

13 miles

Ascent

240m

Descent

430m

Time

7 hours

Day 3 Portomarin to Lestedo Quiet country lanes and tracks lead over the Sierra Ligonde to Lestedo.

Distance

15 miles

Ascent

450m

Descent

220m

Time

8 hours

Day 4 Lestedo to Somoza A day of gently rolling hills as the Camino winds its way through ancient villages and farming communities to Somoza.

Distance

9 miles

Ascent

100m

Descent

180m

Time

4.5 hours

Day 5 Somoza to Arzua More pretty countryside takes you to Arzua.

Distance

9 miles

Ascent

180m

Descent

160m

Time

4 hours

Day 6 Arzua to Rua Continuing through rolling farmland and forests you become ever closer to Santiago.

Distance

15 miles

Ascent

230m

Descent

280m

Time

7 hours

Day 7 Rua to Santiago Before reaching the outskirts of Santiago, you pass through Lavacolla where Pilgrims once washed away weeks of dirt in the river. As you enter the city, feel a special sense of achievement as you pass through the Pilgrims’ Gate and finally stand in front of the Cathedral – the sensation is quite overwhelming. Overnight Santiago.

Distance

13 miles

Ascent

50m

Descent

160m

Time

6 hours

Day 8 Return home with your Pilgrim Certificate, stay an extra night or two to explore this beautiful city or continue to Finisterre.

Note:  Please bear in mind that if you wish to attend the daily Pilgrim Mass, this takes place at midday.

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Galicia has a climate which is influenced by its surrounding seas which generally gives more variable weather than the rest of Spain. Summer days are usually warm, but on some days temperatures may reach 30- 35oC. Rainy days are more likely in spring and autumn but both seasons offer warm, sunny days, ideal for walking. Winter can be cold but clear and bright.




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When starting in Sarria you can fly to Santiago from London Stansted or La Coruna from London Heathrow. You will be transferred by car to your first hotel in Sarria (2 hours) and returned to the airport from Santiago at the end of the holiday (Santiago 15 minutes La Coruna 1 hour).  Or you can fly to Madrid from a number of UK airports and we can arrange an onward flight to Santiago, we do not recommend the bus from Madrid due to the journey time. 

If you wish to make your own way to Sarria, we will deduct the cost of the transfer.

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Our prices as shown below; are available in GBP, USD, EUR, AUD, CAD and NZD and we accept payment in all these currencies.

Sarria to Santiago Country Hotels

2017/18    

All Pilgrim prices include:

o    Accommodation in the grade indicated

o    Breakfast every day

o    Hotel location maps and useful notes

o    Our unique walking book compiled by one of our team from personal experience walking this stage

o    Experience of Camino specialist consultant in arranging the right trip for you

o    Walking map

o    All documents sent to your home in advance to travel

o    Pilgrims Passport (so you can claim your compostella)

o    24 Hour support line, manned by English speakers

o    General useful notes for your journey

Optional:

o    Baggage transfer between hotels, so you just walk with a day pack (1 bag per person @20kg)

o    Transfers to/from the local airport or bus station

o    Flight, train or bus arrangements to/from Santiago, from a Spanish city or the UK

o    Dinner on each night in non-city hotels, recommended to ensure a meal is available at the end of a long day walking

Prices are per person


Prices in US Dollar (USD), Euro (EUR), Australian Dollar (AUD), Canadian Dollar (CAD) and New Zealand Dollar (NZD) include all bank charges and costs of couriering documentation to your home. This enables you to study them before you set off and peace of mind as you will not have to worry that the price will change

 

 

 

Prices Include Following

 

GBP

 

USD

 

EUR

 

AUD

 

CAD

 

NZD

Standard Grade

 

Bed and Breakfast based on two

 

544

 

790

 

641

 

1004

 

1004

 

1062

accommodation

 

sharing a twin/double room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Supplement for Half Board/

 

136

 

190

 

156

 

238

 

238

 

252

 

 

Dinner/MAP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single room Supplement

 

182

 

283

 

255

 

319

 

319

 

337

Baggage

 

Transfer of Baggage Maximum 

 

66

 

92

 

76

 

116

 

116

 

122

 

 

20kg per bag

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Flights from UK

 

Approximate cost of flights to

 

160

 

244

 

184

 

280

 

280

 

296

 

 

return between London &

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santiago

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                           

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Here are some comments from clients who have walked the Camino with us:-

Travel documentation: Quality 5/5 On time delivery 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mrs CC-T, Shropshire

Having walked with several other companies, we were very impressed with implementation and arrangements provided by New Experience.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mr KB, Sheffield

Service when booking: Helpfulness 5/5 Efficiency 5/5
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mr AC, Surrey

Very happy with the service provided & prompt response to emails.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mrs MM, London

The organisation was absolutely brilliant. The transfer of our luggage was a very slick operation from hotel to hotel and could not have been better.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mrs CM, Guildford

Very friendly and helpful.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs AP, Walsall

Travel documentation: Quality 5/5 On time delivery 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mr WD, Surrey

Everything went like clockwork. Excellent - Well done.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Average     Mr RK, County Down

Very happy with personal service I received.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Miss JS, Staffordshire

Very smooth & well thought out. Wonderful experience.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Miss DL, Surrey

The hotel accommodation was far better than I had anticipated, locations were good and the food was absolutely excellent.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mrs CM, Guildford

I was VERY impressed with the whole service. It was personal & tailored for me. This was my first solo walking trip & I felt supported.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs LR, Leeds

For a first time using a package holiday like this we were very impressed with the hassle free way it was organised.
Service: Good     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr RB, Belfast

We really enjoyed our holiday. All hotels were very clean and comfortable.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs LH, County Down

All hotels ideally situated and were more than suitable for our needs.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr GT, Merthyr

We both really enjoyed the Pilgrimage & would like to thank you for your efficiency & organization.
Service: Good     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Good     Ms MK, Northampton

Would look at your website before any other company if booking another walking holiday & would recommend to friends & family.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Miss DL, Surrey

Excellent thank you, tailormade to our needs as always!
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr VS, Gt Yarmouth

Everything worked perfectly & was organised spot on.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr DE, Lancashire

The whole trip worked smoothly and efficiently especially knowing that at the end of the day we had our luggage, a comfy bed and a good meal. Job well done.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mrs CM, Guildford

All-in-all I had a fantastic, well organised & planned holiday. Something I will never foget - thank you!
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Miss CW, Kent

Location of hotels were spot on and central to shops etc.
Service: Good     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr RB, Belfast

Organisation by New Experience was really good. They had thought of everything and it worked.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Good     Mrs LM, Buckinghamshire

Service when booking: Helpfulness 5/5 Efficiency 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mr GP, Derry

Travel documentation: Quality 5/5 On time delivery 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Excellent     Mr DMW, York

(Re documentation) Always concise & informative - much more than some we were compared with! Very helpful hints on where the next break was etc, terrain, distance.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr VS, Gt Yarmouth

A wide choice of hotels, generally very good.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mr JA, Bakewell

Very helpful and reassuring on the telephone.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr RH, Hexham

All excellent - friendly & helpful service.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs SG, Surrey

I had a superb time & valued your organisation.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mr BW, London

Matthew was always there to answer questions however trivial they may have seemed.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs EB, Stoke on Trent

Service when booking: Helpfulness 5/5 Efficiency 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Ms CK-R, London

We cannot thank you enough for your excellent service. Choice of hotels were excellent and always right on the Camino route.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr VS, Gt Yarmouth

Amongst the handful of our top holidays. The camaraderie was great. All arrangements worked very well.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr RH, Hexham

Taxis always arrived well before scheduled pick-up time. Drivers mart & helpful.
Service: Average/Good     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation:      Mrs SN, Oxford

Your organisation of the holiday was excellent.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs SG, Surrey

Overall we did enjoy the holiday- and would consider doing more of the Camino.
Service: Good     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Average     Mr JF, Carmarthenshire

Great service, thanks!
Service: Good     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Ms MW, Liverpool

All bookings and baggage transfers were excellent.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mrs DC, Hampshire

Found the experience enthralling.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mr GK, Derry

All taxi transfers were punctual, efficient & friendly as always.
Service: Good     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Average     Mrs SN, Oxford

Overall all very enjoyable.
Service: Average/Good     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Average/Good     Ms LS, Oxford

Overall I was very impressed from start to finish of my holiday.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs JB, Essex

A really good start and information.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mrs AN, Leeds

All my dealings with you have me feel valued and reassured about the walk.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr RB, Edinburgh

We had a great holiday. Thank you. We were sad to leave the Camino at Burgos.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mrs DC, Hampshire

Travel documentation: Quality 5/5 On time delivery 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Rev PF, Dorking

Member of staff put me at ease & chatted through my options patiently - very kind as this was mt first trip of this kind.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Ms NH, Reading

Service when booking: Helpfulness 5/5 Efficiency 5/5
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Average     Dr AG, Lincolnshire

Our advise to others is "Go for it". It is an unforgettable experience.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Good     Mrs ME, Weston Super Mare

The quality of the accommodation was great. All very welcoming and helpful.
Service: Good     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Ms MW, Liverpool

All hotels had great staff and good location.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr RB, Edinburgh

Service when booking: Helpfulness 5/5 Efficiency 5/5
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr AC, Surrey

New Experience Holidays is smooth, efficient and made my first holiday alone very easy.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs JB, Essex

Very helpful and responsive.
Service: Excellent     Ms EC, USA

We had a wonderful time and were very impressed at the organisation of bags, standard overall and service. Thank you.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs O, Surrey

Thank you for a wonderful "new experience".
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mr JD, Hexham

Very useful to have notes about route as we were self-guided. Handy size to carry.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mrs DE, Gloucestershire

Overall this was a great trip which exceeded our expectations in several regards.
Service: Good     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Average/Good     Dr RK, USA

Travel documentation: Quality 5/5 On time delivery 5/5
Service: Good     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Mr RD, Warwickshire

All the travel arrangements worked out very well, very impressed with our taxi driver and the way our bags were always waiting for us.
Mr LG, Kent

Service when booking: Helpfulness 5/5 Efficiency 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Good     Mr WA, Henley

Despite trying situation with the ash cloud chaos you endevoured to communicate regularly and get me on the next flight with no additional cost.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Ms JT, London

Very Comprehensive… A good way to do the Camino de Santiago if you have a limited time and are booking late.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Ms SB, Middlesex

We had a great time - a really amazing holiday. Your organisation and arrangements worked out very well. We look forward to our next trip.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mr DF, Berkshire

We couldn't fault you! We were very happy with your excellent arrangements.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mr PG, Oxfordshire

Travel documentation: Quality 5/5 On time delivery 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Average/Good     Mr PA, West Midlands

We are all still raving on about our pilgrimage and regard it as a huge success, with all sorts of ever-deepening benefits.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Ms SS, London

Exceptional service with extraordinary attention to detail. Travel documents included more than I could have expected.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Excellent     Miss LB, Kent

I was going to telephone you to say that it was the best holiday I've ever had. Thanks. We shall be going to Spain again.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs LS, York

We were very impressed by the high standards of efficiency and arrangements made for our holiday.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mr KB, Sheffield

A sheer delight.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     DR IG, Devon

Really appreciated personal service + speed of communication + advice + suggestions during booking process - Great!
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average/Good     Documentation: Excellent     Miss LB, Kent

Service when booking: Helpfulness 5/5 Efficiency 5/5
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Average/Good     Miss GC, Belfast

It was an excellent trip and I would have no hesitation in booking with New Experience again. In fact my husband has already looked at some of their other walking holidays.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mrs CM, Guildford

Excellent service with a very helpful personal touch.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Average     Documentation: Good/Excellent     Mr KB, Sheffield

The luggage handling was faultless. Most certainly we will return.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     DR IG, Devon

The hotels were all very varied and obviously chosen with care. Well situated on the route.
Service: Average/Good     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Good     Mrs SM, Newcastle

Overall, an excellent and very well organised holiday. We loved the experience.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mr PG, Oxfordshire

We've really enjoyed the walks we've done so far. We felt all the hotels were well chosen and it was reassuring to know, while walking, that at the end of a long, hot day the hotels were going to be comfortable and welcoming.
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mr DF, Berkshire

We had an excellent holiday! Everything went just as it should and the Parador was amazing.
Service: Excellent     Mrs LM, Ayrshire

(Re documentation) Easily understood, useful notes and tips!
Service: Excellent     Hotels: Good     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs LT, Denbighshire

Clear and prompt information given to me as I was a late booking.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs JP, Denbighshire

Thanks for the unfogettable holiday, and for all the help and encouragement. I had the best time ever.
Service: Good/Excellent     Hotels: Good/Excellent     Documentation: Excellent     Mrs JP, Denbighshire



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