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Private group Tour:
All Saints Episcopal Church walks the Camino de Santiago

18 - 27 September 2024
10 DAYS

Palloza houses Galicia, along the French Way, Camino de Santiago

Palloza houses

The French Way, Galicia

All Saints Episcopal Church walks the Camino de Santiago

18-27 September 2024

 

We are to embark on the Camino de Santiago. Christian pilgrims in the, Middle Ages walked this spectacular path to be inspired spiritually for centuries. There are three historic Christian pilgrimage sites in the world: Rome, Jerusalem and Santiago de Compostela. Santiago became a destination point for pilgrims because since the 12th century, the cathedral was said to house the remains of St. James. 

 

We are about to follow in the footsteps of these pilgrims. There are many routes to Santiago de Compostela, one of the most popular being the Camino francés, the French Way, which originates in Saint Jean Pied de Port in France. This pilgrimage takes us through different landscapes and places on our journey. We start in Madrid and finish in Santiago de Compostela with five walking days covering the 73 miles of the French Way with the opportunity to walk as much or as little of the way as you would lik

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

♥  Welcome dinner hosted by Bishop Carlos López Lozano, Bishop of the Spanish Episcopal Church. 

♥  A talk by Ghosts of Spain writer, Giles Tremlett who gives us an overview of the history of Spain, its diversity and contradictions. 

♥ Guided tour with an art historian to see collection highlights of the Prado Museum

♥  Visit to the Catedral del Redentor, where guests receive the Pilgrim’s blessing, their Passport, and the Concha Shell blessed by Bishop Carlos López Lozano.

♥  A private guided visit followed by dinner at Botin, the world’s oldest restaurant.

♥  Flamenco show 

♥  Private tour of guided walk along the famous city walls of the medieval town of Ávila, its Cathedral & Monastery of Incarnation to see the drawing of the crucifix by St John of the Cross.

♥  Lunch at the converted 16th century Palace in Ávila.

♥  Pilgrim’s mass for our group in a small chapel followed by an aperitivo style dinner & music with an opera singer singing the Pilgrim’s hymn & music related to the Galician culture.

♥  Privately guided visit of the Cathedral in Santiago de Compostela, its museum and a walk through Santiago. 

♥  Farewell Dinner in a private room at the Parador overlooking the Cathedral and the Obradoiro square.

Joanna, Founder Insider's Travel

MEET YOUR HOST

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.

EXPERTS JOINING US EN ROUTE

BISHOP CARLOS LÓPEZ LOZANO

He is the Episcopal Bishop of Spain, an indigenous national church & proud member of the Anglican Communion. Bishop Carlos studied theology at the United Evangelical Theological Seminary in Madrid & 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 & was consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury. The Bishop is also a wonderful architectural historian, flamencologist and gourmet cook. 

GALLERY

WHAT'S INCLUDED

 ♥ Accommodation: 5* hotel in Madrid and good quality, comfortable accommodation throughout the Pilgrimage.
♥ One lunch, all breakfasts and dinners with wine.
♥ Giles Tremlett talk, opera singer, piper, Botafumeiro and all guided visits where mentioned & their respective entrance fees, flamenco show.
♥ Comfortable private coach from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela.
♥ One camino guide & Insider’s Travel tour host.
♥ 200 USD donation to the Friends of the Anglican Centre in Santiago.
Sales tax included.
Not included: Flights, airport transfers, travel insurance and guide /driver tips.
Notes : luggage will be transported from hotel to hotel
Transport options will be available for those who would like to walk just a small part each day.s
Price:  $4,625 per person (A reduced rate of $4,495 if balance payment is made by wire transfer)
Single Supplement: $930 ($900 if balance payment is made by wire transfer)
Deposit: $500 per person

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