The Greatest Road in Europe: Camino De Santiago

Experience one of the world’s great walking routes as you learn about ancient cathedrals, religious icons and medieval Europe along the wondrous Camino De Santiago.
Rating (4.96)
Program No. 3601RJ
14 days
Starts at
Flights start at

At a Glance

Over Roman causeways, medieval roads, wooden bridges and mountain passes, people for centuries have made their pilgrimage across northern Spain to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela -- the purported resting place of the apostle James -- to seek forgiveness of their sins. Following in footsteps that are more than 1,000 years old, walk the Camino de Santiago and experience the legends, architecture, food and wine along the greatest road in Europe.
Activity Level
Outdoor: Spirited
Hiking 4-8 miles over mixed terrain; rocky and steep at times. Sturdy walking/hiking shoes are required. Elevations up to 4,900 feet.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Experts discuss the mysterious legends of the Camino de Santiago and the medieval architecture of Leon.
  • Seek out the “Holy Galician Grail” in O'Cebreiro.
  • Savor Castilian cuisine in Leon.
Featured Expert
All Experts
Profile Image
Nacho Engel
Nacho Engel is a professional certified walking instructor who has been leading explorations in Scandinavia, Spain, and Portugal for 25 years. During that time, he spent four years living in Finnish Lapland, where he worked as a wilderness guide. Fluent in both Spanish and English, Nacho has also led explorations on the Camino de Santiago — the pilgrimage route across northern Spain — for 12 years now. He holds a degree in civil engineering from the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid, and he continues to make his home in Spain.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

Profile Image
Nacho Engel
View biography
<%= Bio %>
Profile Image
César Higueras
View biography
<%= Bio %>
Suggested Reading List
View 21 books

Click here to provide website feedback
Website Feedback