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Summary

The Way of St. James - a cultural Pilgrimage

Throughout the Middle Ages, the concept of pilgrimage fired the imagination of those wishing to undertake a physical journey to gain a spiritual goal. The large network of ancient pilgrim routes that make up the Camino de Santiago attracted huge numbers in the 11th and 12th centuries as people converged on the city to pay their respect at the (alleged) burial place of St. James.

This veneration proved to be the catalyst for an abundance of great works of art and architecture; pilgrimage churches were constructed with special features to make them particularly accessible to large numbers of visitors and monasteries expanded as they provided food and lodging for travellers. 

Following the French pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago, we head east to west, and piece together thousands of years of history through a wide variety of different sites:  handsome Spanish cities, pre-Romanseque churches, Gothic cathedrals and Roman remnants. Our cultural journey ends in Santiago de Compestela. This is an itinerary loaded with pretty scenery and rich in historical sites.

Tour highlights:

  • Visit Las Medulas the largest open cast Roman goldmine in the Roman Empire, the creation of which destroyed a whole mountain
  • Discover the ‘fairy-tale’ castle fortress of the Knights Templars in Ponferrada
  • Enjoy the eclectic mix of villages, medieval cities, coastal and mountain landscapes of an often-underrated part of Spain

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£4,145

Deposit: £500 Single supplement: £680

Includes flights

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Meet your Experts

Dr Andy Fear

Andante Guide Lecturer

Dr Andrew Fear is Lecturer in Classics at the University of Manchester.

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Tour dates & prices

Included in your cost:

  • Expert Guide Lecturer
  • Professional Tour Manager
  • Local travel aboard a private air-conditioned coach
  • Meals as per the itinerary, wine and tea or coffee with dinner
  • Accommodation
  • Entries to all sites as per the itinerary
  • All taxes & gratuities
  • Field notes
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Offer Availability
1 September 2022 ACDS220901 1 September 2022 (Thursday) 11 September 2022 (Sunday) Dr Andy Fear £4,145
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31 August 2023 ACDS230831 31 August 2023 (Thursday) 10 September 2023 (Sunday) Dr Andy Fear £4,175
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£750 £670 £3,875
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