The Way of St. James has been included on Unesco’s World Heritage List and has been declared a European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe. This route will allow you to visit Santiago de Compostela Cathedral, which according to tradition, is home to the tomb of St. James.
Day 1 and 2 Madrid
Arrival at Madrid, Capital of Spain. Discover the great city with Palacio Real, Prado Museo, Plaza Espana, Plaza Mayor and all historical parts. We reserved two overnights for you in the Old Town Charm Hotel.St. James the Greater.
Day 3 and 4 Madrid – Leon
León is a city of incomparable beauty, closely linked to the Way of St. James. It offers any number of places of interest, including Sta. María Cathedral, Basilica of San Isidoro and the Hostal de San Marcos itself. The palace of the Guzman family, Botines House, San Marcelo Church, Sta. Ana Church, the Main Square (Plaza Mayor) and the Roman walls are other sights of special interest in the city. Two overnights in Parador de Leon
Day 5 and 6: Leon – Monforte de Lemos
In Monforte, you can visit the Museum of the Sisters of St. Clare, the castle keep and Colegio de Los Escolapios (Piarist School). Wine also plays an important role in this region, with wineries boasting the Ribeira Sacra designation of origin. Visitors will not want to miss the Romanesque Trail in Ferreira de Pantón or a catamaran ride through the Sil River Canyon. Two overnights in Parador Monforte de Lemos.
Day 7: Monforte de Lemos – Vilalba
Local attractions near Vilalba include the Magdalena River and Ladra River natural areas and Charca Medicinal del Alligal (medicinal hot springs). Another must-see is the Museum of Prehistory and Archeology. Other places of interest include Cospeito (10 km), the pools known as Lagunas de Valverde (10 km), Mondoñedo (25 km), the cathedral and the Diocesan Museum. Overnight in Parador de Vilalba.
Day 8: Vilalba – Santiago de Compostela
Galicia opens its doors to us in this seaside town. Sights include La Magdalena District and the area around the Military Arsenal. The nearby city of A Coruña has many places of interest, including the Tower of Hércules (an ancient Roman lighthouse), San Antón Archaeological Museum, San Carlos Garden and the baroque Dominican church. Nearby beaches and natural areas offer a number of other interesting options.
Santiago is a World Heritage City. It offers travelers any number of places to visit. There is Obradoiro Square with its beautiful cathedral, Universidad Square, streets where you can get a feel for the daily life of the inhabitants, palaces and churches. Museums include the Cathedral Museum, Museo do Pobo Galego (Museum of the Galician People) and the Galician Center of Contemporary Art. A city that is sure to charm you. Overnight in Parador Santiago de Compostela.
Day 9: Santiago de Compostela – Zamora
Today drive from Santiago to the beautiful historical town of Zamora. Enjoy the landscape and the green area. Overnight in Parador de Zamora.
Day 10: Zamora – Madrid
End of Tour
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- 10 days Self Drive Tour according to program
- 09 nights in double room in Paradores incl. breakfast
- Hotel taxes and Service charges (tourist taxes not included)
- directions, maps and information in English including voucher package
- prices are always per Person
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- your carhire /Choose & Book here Low Cost Car Rental
- entrance -and parking fees, fuel, road tax etc.
- local tourist tax (payment on the spot)
- other meals
- supplement single room (on request)
- This trip can always be extended / shortened or adapted
- upon reservation you will receive directly reserved hotel confirmations