The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency
7 views | +0 today
Follow
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by fran walker
Scoop.it!

The Corliss Group World Travelers: How to do the Camino de Santiago walk

The Corliss Group World Travelers: How to do the Camino de Santiago walk | The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency | Scoop.it
Ask the experts: Annie Bennett, our Spain expert, advises a reader who wants to walk part of the pilgrim's path to Santiago de Compostela
fran walker's insight:

Ask the experts: Annie Bennett, our Spain expert, advises a reader who wants to walk part of the pilgrim's path to Santiago de Compostela.

 

Patsy Lees writes

 

A friend and I would like to walk part of the Way of St James to Santiago de Compostela, in June, but only have about five days free. The tour companies I have seen all seem to do longer tours. We are happy to make our own arrangements but are not sure where to start.

 

Annie Bennett, Spain expert, replies

 

Lots of people opt to do the pilgrimage in stages these days. The Confraternity of St James (csj.org.uk) should be your first port of call for general information. Have a look at the Spanish (spain.info) and Galician (turgalicia.es) tourist office websites too.

 

Tour operators that organise self-guided trips include Camino Ways (caminoways.com), which offers a six-night holiday covering the last stretch of the most popular route, the Camino Francés, from Sarria to Santiago de Compostela – around 70 miles. Prices start at about £400 without flights, staying in family-run guesthouses or cottages, including breakfast and dinner, luggage transfers and walking notes.

 

Bear in mind that there are several lesser-known, shorter routes too. Macs Adventure (macsadventure.com/camino-tours) can arrange a five-night walk covering the Camino Finisterre, where you actually start in Santiago de Compostela and walk to Finisterre on the Atlantic coast, a distance of around 5 miles, stopping off at fabulous beaches. This costs from £285 without flights, staying in simple rural hotels. Luggage transfer is £150 extra.

 

See this here: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/spain/10718708/How-to-do-the-Camino-de-Santiago-walk.html

 

More helpful hints:

http://online.wsj.com/community/groups/corliss-group-luxury-travel-agency-2120/topics/corliss-group-luxury-travel-agency

http://www.goodreads.com/group/show/115483-the-corliss-group

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by fran walker
Scoop.it!

The Corliss Group Travel: BARCELONA TRAVEL GUIDE

The Corliss Group Travel: BARCELONA TRAVEL GUIDE | The Corliss Group Luxury Travel Agency | Scoop.it
Get information on Barcelona hotels, restaurants, entertainment, shopping, sightseeing, and activities. Read the Fodor's reviews, or post your own.
fran walker's insight:
PLAN YOUR BARCELONA VACATION Barcelona is a banquet for all the senses, though perhaps mainly for sight. Not far behind are the pleasures of the palate. The air temperature is almost always about right, more and more streets are pedestrianized, and tavern after tavern burrows elegantly into medieval walls. Every now and then the fragrance of the sea in the port or in Barceloneta reminds you that this is, after all, a giant seaport and beach city, with an ancient Mediterranean tradition that is, at the outset of its third millennium, flourishing—and bewitching visitors as it has for centuries. Today new architecture and design—including some of Europe's hottest new fashions in hip boutiques—provide the city with an exciting effervescent edge. THINGS TO DO IN BARCELONA Explore the best sights, entertainment, and shopping with our top choices and insider tips.
more...
No comment yet.