Duration:

14 Days / 13 Nights

Distance:

149 km / 93mi

Difficulty:

Easy-Medium

Itinerary:

Pamplona - Santiago

Top Camino - Pamplona to Santiago

Join us in this unique opportunity to enjoy two of the most internationally-renown celebrations of Spain while you live the most life-changing experience walk along the Camino de Santiago.

From the most famous bull run event, the San Fermín Festival of Pamplona to the biggest celebration of Galicia, Saint James' day.

Your Camino de Santiago journey will be twice magical and exciting.

Cancellation Insurance

With our cancellation insurance, you will be covered in case of cancellation of your travel due to health reasons, legal, labor or extraordinary reasons.

The cost of the cancellation insurance will be 2.5% of the value of the tour + extras.

Important note: If you are over 70 years old at the time of the tour the price of the cancellation insurance will vary.

If you need more information regarding our cancellation insurance and procedures, you can contact us here

Meals
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All breakfasts and dinners are included. We have carefully selected the included meals so you can have a taste of the most typical, most delicious, local cuisine. Most lunches are not included because we want to provide you with more flexibility during the day and so that you can experiment on your own. When you are walking, you can stop and eat along the way, or have lunch at the end of the daily stage.

Vegetarians, vegans, or those with a special diet (eg. gluten-free) can always find suitable options. Just let us know beforehand and we will be happy to accommodate your needs.

Accommodation
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All of our accommodations are hand-picked to give you an incredible experience. You will be staying in charming Galician manors, usually in rural areas. In many cases, this manors used to be the homes of important people in the community in the past such as kings or noblemen. They are part of the cultural experience. Usually they are located in privileged areas surrounded with green, peaceful scenery. All our accommodations have private en suite bathrooms. The owners will make you feel at home and you can be sure to receive personalized attention and excellent service from them.

Walking
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On our Top Camino from Pamplona to Santiago, you can walk at your own pace. There is no one you have to follow or walk with, but our guides are always available to support you. We have meeting points along the way where our support vehicle will be waiting with snacks, fruits and water. We also offer assistance for any unexpected circumstances or simply to relieve muscular pain or cure blisters.

If you do not want to keep walking for any reason, you can hop on the support vehicle and be taken back to the hotel. Don't worry about getting lost as the yellow arrows always show the way. On the Camino you are never alone! After the daily walk you will have a much-deserved break.

Before and After
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Before: Our Top Camino starts in Madrid. This city enjoys easy international access. We offer activities in Madrid and its surroundings for those interested. We recommend arriving at least one day before the starting date. Take advantage of our exclusive rate at the 5-star Paseo del Prado hotel where we meet the first day in Madrid for the two pre-tour nights.

After: Our tour ends in Santiago de Compostela on the last day at around 1:00 pm. Transportation back to Madrid is NOT included. We offer optional add-on activities once the tour is finished like our recommended one-day trip to Finisterre or culinary activities in Santiago. You can join one of our activities, stay in Santiago on your own, or leave on the last day of the tour. An extra night in Santiago is 75€ per night for this tour.

You can fly or take the train back to Madrid or elsewhere. The Santiago-Madrid flight is 1 hour long, and the train trip is 6-10 hours long. There are plenty of short flights throughout the day to Madrid and other cities. You can book online or through your travel agency. We would be happy to make recommendations.

Means and Assistance

Private support vehicle

You will have a support vehicle throughout your Camino. You can use it if you are tired or if you don’t want to keep walking for any reason, if you want to leave or take things during your walk or if you want to change your shoes. Our van is equipped with a first aid kit, medicines, snacks, water and fruits. This vehicle will cover any unexpected circumstances.

Guides

Our guides have an enormous human quality. They have lived the Camino experience themselves, being able to anticipate your needs and help you physically and emotionally during the Camino. Our guides share anecdotes that will help you better understand the meaning of the Camino. They cure blisters and accompany you to the doctor if needed.

Insurances

All of our tours include travel insurance, which will be very useful in case you have an emergency during your Camino. Also, we offer cancellation insurance at a special price, which will vary depending on your Camino.

Pilgrim's Kit

We prepare you for your walk by sending you a packing list with recommendations on what to bring along on your trip, and provide a backpack with our Pilgrim’s Kit (Click here to view) that includes: Your Pilgrim's Passport, the shell, a Marly Camino program with reflections and waterproof Route Map, a waterproof pouch, notebook, snacks and more!

Dates & Price 2019:

3899 €

Single Supplement + 980 €

Dates & Price 2020:

3899 €

Single Supplement + 980 €

  • Jul 13 - Jul 26, 2020

Our top Camino includes

  • Private Van Support & Luggage transfer
  • All breakfasts, drinks and snacks
  • Pilgrims' Kit
  • Travel insurance for the entire tour
  • Visit to the Extraordinary Portico of Glory (Santiago only)
  • Carefully selected en suite accommodation
  • English-speaking guide assistance
  • Informational program and route map
  • Photos of your Camino
  • Farewell dinner and surprise
  • Value added Tax (VAT)
  • Transfer from Madrid
  • Guided visits in Burgos, Leon, Pamplona and Santiago
  • Visit to a famous vineyard and wine tasting
  • Picnic
  • ALL dinners
  • Assistance to the famous light show of the Cathedral of Santiago

Day-by-Day Itinerary

Day

Meet in Madrid
Transfer to Pamplona

Our meeting point will be in Madrid in the Lobby of our hotel at 8:30 am. From here we will head out to Pamplona in our private support vehicle.

On our way, we will have the opportunity to know with details, about the incredible experience of the San Fermin festival. We stop for lunch along our way before we arrive at our destination.

Night in Pamplona

Day 2

Enjoy Pamplona's "Encierro"
San Fermin festival with Marly Olé

We get up early today so we could be able to see and enjoy the best festive atmosphere of Pamplona's Encierro.

Later at 11 o'clock at night, we can also enjoy the traditional fireworks that lights the city every night.

Night in Pamplona

Day 3

Hello Leon
Transfer to Leon

We said goodbye to Pamplona and these holidays to radically change the atmosphere. Today we move to the city of Leon to face the second part of our trip. The Camino de Santiago awaits us.

On our way, we will visit the beautiful city of Burgos, its magnificent cathedral, and city center.

Night in Leon

Day 4


Transfer to Villafranca del Bierzo

After breakfast, we will continue our way towards Villafranca del Bierzo, not before making a few stops on some remarkable places, such as Puente Orbigo, Astorga´s city center and Foncebadon`s Cruz del Ferro.

Night in Villafranca del Bierzo – Cruz del Ferro

Day 5

O Cebreiro – Triacastela
21kms / 13 ml

Our first walking day has come. Today we begin our pilgrimage from the mythical village of O Cebreiro, gateway to Galicia for pilgrims on the French Way. Our walk today takes us through the mountains and down to the town of Triacastela. After the stage, and with a brief stop at the Monastery of Samos.

Note: Do not forget the swimsuit.

Night in Triacastela

Day 6

Triacastela – Sarria
18,7 kms / 11,6 ml

Today we are traveling through our second stage of Camino through beautiful forests and small villages towards the town of Sarria.

Today we have a quiet and beautiful stage to prepare to face the last 100 km to Santiago from tomorrow. Dinner and accommodation.

Night in Sarria

Day 7

Barbadelo – Portomarin
18,5 kms / 11,5 ml

We start our walk outside Sarria to face the last 108 km to Santiago and be able to get our certificate as pilgrims.

Today we have another beautiful stage through forests and paths. Crossing villages and chapels with beautiful landscapes until you reach the town of Portomarin.

Night in Sarria

Day 8

Portomarin – Palas de Rei
23,6 kms / 14,6 ml

Our stage today takes us back through small villages and forests. Today we have on our way an interesting visit to the Celtic ruins of Castro de Castromaior.

Night in Palas de Rei

Day 9

Palas de Rei – Boente
20,7 kms / 12,9 ml

Again today our path will bring us interesting places to know and beautiful nature to admire. We will cross the beautiful village of San Xulian do Camiño and the medieval bridge of Furelos before arriving at Melide, the capital of the octopus in Galicia.

After lunch, we continue along a beautiful stretch of Camino to the village of Boente and its Church of Santiago.

Night in Arzua

Day 10

Boente - Salceda
19.5 km / 12.1 mi

Today we walk our stage through beautiful corners like Ribadiso, before crossing the town of Arzua, famous for its cheeses. We continue through beautiful forests and countryside to the village of Salceda.

Night in Arzua

Day 11

Salceda – Monte do Gozo
22,9 kms / 14,2 ml

Today we face our last long stage to reach the well-known Monte do Gozo, at the gates of Santiago. We will pass by towns such as O Pedrouzo and Lavacolla to reach the point where the towers of the Cathedral of Santiago can be seen for the first time. A magical place for pilgrims for centuries and where we will stop for tomorrow to reach our final goal.

Night in Monte do Gozo

Day 12

Monte do Gozo – Santiago
4,5 kms / 3 ml

At last, we would reach the final point of our walk. The holy city of Santiago. We arrived the day before the city`s the big day, Saint James` day, patron saint of Spain and celebrated in the city with special masses, concerts and a large number of activities.

We can attend the pilgrim's mass at 12 in the cathedral. Free afternoon to enjoy the festive air of the city.

Night in Santiago

Day 13

Finisterre and Muxia
End of tour

In the morning we will have a guided visit around Santiago`s city center.

Next, like other thousands of pilgrims each year, we will finish our pilgrimage by moving to Finisterre and later we will visit the Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Boat in Muxia.

Night in Santiago

Pre/Post tours activities

with Marly Olé
Optional – Not Included in Price

Immerse yourself in the diverse traditions & culture of both Spain, Portugal, and France with our new expertly curated Marly Olé experiences. Everything is tailor-made and designed so that you can discover each region’s best-kept secrets, and with the “Marly touch” an unforgettable time is guaranteed.
Tapas tours, flamenco nights, wine-tastings, gastronomic tours, charming visits to Finisterre, Madrid, Porto, Lisbon, Bordeaux, the Douro river valley, we can arrange anything!
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