EASTER ON THE CAMINO DE SANTIAGO
8 days along Spain's "Vía de la Plata"
April 17-25, 2025

"... this 8-night itinerary will take you to (Spain's) sacred heart." - Chris Haslam
Recommended in The Sunday Times Travel as one of "The Best Holiday Destinations for 2023"

processions on EASTER SUNDAY in CÁCERES

EXTREMADURA

Prepare for an unforgettable 8-night adventure along the Vía de la Plata, a lesser-travelled route of the Camino de Santiago, that acquaints you with Spain’s past and present, at the most poignant time of the Spanish church year. 

 

Our journey takes you on gentle walks through contrasting landscapes of Spain, from Andalusia, through Extremadura, Castile & León and Galicia, stepping off the beaten path briefly for a night in the Portuguese town of Braganza. Along the way we dive into regional history, experience provincial music, see awe-inspiring architecture, and, of course, have excellent food and wine. 

 

More specifically, we start with the dramatic setting of the Maundy Thursday Processions in Seville, then we bear witness to the solemn processions on Good Friday in Mérida, followed by Easter Sunday in the world heritage town of Cáceres. Continuing from the Hispanic world’s oldest university town of Salamanca, we travel through the land of the Conquistadores in Extremadura, dipping into the Portuguese town of Braganza. And, after taking in the lush pastures of Galicia, we arrive at our final destination, Santiago de Compostela.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

♥ Watch the Holy Thursday processions in the very heart of Seville from a private balcony 

♥ Good Friday in Seville, Tour the Alcázar Palace, the Cathedral, the site of the Old Mosque & walk through the Santa Cruz neighbourhood.

♥ Walk along the Roman road to the abandoned Roman dwelling of Cáparra

♥ Easter Sunday procession in the World Heritage town of Cáceres

♥ A guided visit to the World Heritage Site of Mérida with its Roman theatre & the Roman Museum designed by Rafael Moneo.

♥ A visit to the award-winning provincial cheese-maker Vicente Pastor

♥ A wine tasting along the Vía de la Plata

♥ Dinner at the Michelin-star, G Pousada, in Braganza, Portugal

♥ Visits to the cathedrals & 13th-century university buildings of the Golden City of Salamanca

♥ Private mass with at Santiago de Compostela’s Santa Susana Church

♥ Farewell dinner in the 15th-century Parador de Santiago de Compostela

 

MEET YOUR HOSTS

NANCY MEAD  lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with degrees in French and Art. Married to an Episcopal priest for 52 years, she is the mother of two children and the doting grandmother of four. After two careers in the fashion industry and florist business, Nancy took up trekking at age 50. She has walked four different routes of the El Camino and has walked the Via Francigena from Canterbury to Rome amongst many other routes – over 7000 miles in total. She is also a keen gardener! 

EDIE MORRILLL  Lives in North Bergen, New Jersey. She is a graduate of Portland State University with a BS in Psychology and a Master’s in Public Administration. After graduation, she held executive positions in finance and administration for MoMA, two architectural firms and worked for General Motors Asset Management, where she held various management positions in asset management operations and risk management. In 2017, after retirement, she joined the board of Friends of the Anglican Pilgrim Centre in Santiago, where she currently serves as Treasurer.

 

JOANNA WIVELL  Originally from Yorkshire, UK, Joanna Wivell has always felt a natural attraction to Spain.  She lived in Madrid for 19 years, where she first worked in television for the lifestyle channel, Canal Estilo, and then the National Geographic Channel.  For the last 16 years, she has been showing visitors Spain with a personal, insider’s view through her company’s Insider’s Travel.  Joanna has enjoyed walking on her travels through South America and in Europe.  She has a love for flamenco dancing, languages and connecting visitors to Spain.

 

BISHOP CARLOS LÓPEZ LONZANO  is the Episcopal Bishop of Spain, an indigenous national church & proud member of the Anglican Communion. Bishop Carlos studied theology at the United Theological Seminary in Madrid and has a doctorate in theology from the Ovidio University of Constanza.  He recently published an article on the history of the church in Spain with the Sorbonne.  He has been the Episcopal Bishop of Spain since 1995 during which time, he has created over 20 new parishes in Spain.  He was consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.  Aside from his Pastoral duties, the Bishop is an enlightened architectural historian, flamencologist and gourmet cook.

GALLERY
Easter on the Camino de Santiago

WHAT'S INCLUDED

1 night at the Vincci La Rábida, Seville, 4*
2 nights at the Parador Caceres, 4*
1 night at the Hospes Palacio de San Esteban, 5*
1 night at the Pousada de Braganza, 3*
1 night at the Pazo de Bendoiro, Casa Rural
2 nights at the Parador Santiago de Compostela 5*
Private transport by luxury coach
Tour hosts
Breakfast daily; 6 lunches, 7 dinners
$200 donation to the Anglican Centre, Santiago de Compostela
Visits & activities as specified
All applicable taxes
 
Not included : Airfare & flights; any meals not mentioned above; travel insurance, gratuities for guides
Price:  €5900 per person
Single Supplement: €1000
Deposit:  €500 per person
 
*Optional early arrival: Wednesday, April 16th
If you wish, tour members can book an extra night with us before the start of our tour, subject to availability.
 

What past 'Easter the Camino' clients have said...