See the best of the Camino de Santiago with Explore
Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims from all over Europe who, since the 9th century, have been making their way to the tomb of Saint James in Santiago de Compostela.
There are a number of different routes that converge on Santiago and the most popular is called ‘El Camino Frances’; starting at the Roncesvalles pass in the heart of the Pyrenees this classic trail traverses Northern Spain, taking in superb scenery and cultural gems along the way before reaching Santiago itself.
Visit the historical towns of Burgos, Leon and Astorga, important pilgrim centers in their own right reflected by some of Europe’s finest architecture. Journey along the age-old Camino, meeting fellow pilgrims, sampling local delicacies, passing isolated villages and ancient forests of oak and chestnut towards the journey’s end Santiago de Compostela, where you can visit the magnificent Cathedral.
The Camino de Santiago is featured in new film The Way, written and directed by Emilio Estevez and starring Martin Sheen. Find out about their involvement in creating a new tour for Explore customers. The Way