Under the dark and mysterious light of the Atlantic, in the far west of Europe, there is a green country that bends before the Great Sea. Once, at the end of antiquity, the Greeks settled here, and Homer said that the sun here completed its rounds, to finally rise again in the east with the new day. With in the south the Celtic Sea, in the north the Mediterranean, Galicia has forged a culture at the crossroads of these two worlds. This small country is located north of Portugal, in northwestern Spain (it takes barely three hours by car from north to south) is full of contrasts and surprises at every crossroads. The Galicians like to say that every house is a world, every stone has a story and every meadow is a natural space. A country with a seemingly inexhaustible treasure of experiences.

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN VIGO. Arrival in Vigo. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: VIGO. Panoramic city tour of about 2 hours in Spain for the customer to simplify the orientation of the city and the hotel. Vigo is the largest city in Galicia. We take a panoramic ride to the Castro, where you get the best view of the Ria of Vigo with the Cies Islands and the city itself. Lunch, dinner and overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA - 175 km. Santiago de Compostela, the end point of the pilgrimage route. It's historical center was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most impressive in this thousand years olds city, are without doubt its monuments. Examplary for this are the numerous the palaces, churches, narrow streets and squares in the old town. With the guide, we take a stroll through the streets of the historic city centre. Narrow alleyways are interspersed with squares and centuries-old granite buildings, some of which date back to the Middle Ages. Particularly outstanding is the Cathedral, of which the majestic façade lies towards the Plaza del Obradoiro. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in Vigo.

Day 4: THE WAY OF SAINT JAMES including lunch - 280 km. After breakfast we can enjoy the bus ride past the Ria de Vigo, Ria de Pontevedra and the evergreen landscape with small villages and cultivated fields in the direction Arzúa, our starting point for the hike on the Camino. Before we begin the hike we will make a detour and visit the Monastery Monasterio de Santa María de Sobrado dos Monjes. We have chosen a pleasant, relatively flat part of the way and promise not to walk further than 5 km (maximum 2 hours). Apart from some steep parts on this section you will see the typical landscape of woodland, a small stream, through small villages and past farms and typical pilgrims hostels. Along the whole way indication stones regularly announce the distance to Santiago. They always wear the symbol of the scallop. After about 2,5 km we approach the highway where those who do not want or are not able to continue to walk can take the bus to Melide. It is very important to share lunch with the pilgrims in one of the best known and most popular pilgrims rest houses. In the Pulperia you will, like the Pilgrims, be invited to taste the pulpo (octopus). In Galicia you will find not only the best fish and seafood, but also very good meat and dairy products. On the way back to the hotel we make a stop at a cheese factory where we will taste the typical local cheeses and may be able to buy. Dinner and overnight stay in Vigo.

Day 5: VALENÇA DU MINHO and BAIONA ca. 130 km. In Valença do Minho, we visit the famous fortress with many narrow streets and small shops, all on the edge of the Miño river (natural border between Spain and Portugal). We continue to Baiona. Here, in 1493, landed the caravel La Pinta, the first ship, which returned from exploring the New World. Here we visit the fortress Monterreal, with its beautiful gardens and its famous Prince Tower. The castle wall is alltogether three km long and surrounds the todays Parador-Hotel. The Collegiate Church of Santa Maria from the 13th century is also worth a visit. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in Vigo.

Day 6: PONTEVEDRA, COMBARRO - 69 km. Panoramic bus tour along the Ria of Pontevedra to the capital of the province. In Pontevedra, a city with a long maritime and trading tradition, is located one of the most important and most elegant old town centres of Galicia. Next to the Ria of Pontevedra lies the maze of streets and squares of the historic centre, where important civic and religious buildings are to be found. After some free time we continue to Combarro. Combarro is located five kilometers from the provincial capital in the municipality of Poio. In 1972 the small town was declared of art historical and scenic interest. The most characteristic picture Combarros supply the so-called Hórreos, Galicias granaries built on pillars. Lunch, dinner and overnight stay in Vigo.

Day 7: DAY AT LEISURE. A day to spend as you like. Lunch, dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 8: VIGO, RETURN HOME. After breakfast departure from Spain and return home.

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