Camino de Santiago with Yvette Lloyd
Camino de Santiago with Yvette Lloyd
April 27 - May 6, 2018
Join Yvette Lloyd on a pilgrimage along the Camino de Santiago! We'll arrive in Madrid, Spain, and begin our walk from Sarria Spain the next day. Each day we walk a good portion through the beautiful Spanish scenery, passing through Portomarin, Pala do Rei, Arzua, and Rua-O Pino, recalling the many pilgrims throughout history who walked this same walk. We stop for Mass at historic churches along the route through the countryside, midieval towns, and finaly reach our pilgrim destintation, the Cathedral of Santiago! We enjoy a leisure day in Santiago de Campostela before traveling home.
Your Pilgrimage Includes...
- Round-trip airfare from LAX
- Airport taxes & surcharges
- Air-conditioned motor coach transportation
- 3 & 4 Star Hotel Accommodations
- Breakfast & Dinner daily
- Wine with some dinners
- Assistance of professional tour escort & local guide(s)
- Sightseeing and admissions fees as per itinerary
- Opportunity for Mass daily & Spiritual activities
- Pilgrim Certificate
Your Pilgrimage Itinerary...
April 27 – Depart Los Angeles for our overnight flight to Madrid, Spain.
April 28 – Upon arrival, we will transfer to our hotel for leisure. This afternoon we will enjoy a sightseeing tour of Madrid. Gather tonight for dinner. Overnight Madrid
April 29 – Today we continue northward to Sarria, Spain to begin our walking portion of the pilgrimage. Overnight Sarria
April 30 – Today we begin our walk to Santiago de Compostela. Sarria to Portomarin (approximately 6 hours walk / 13.6 miles). Expect a peaceful walk in shady oak woods, pretty villages and on quiet country roads. The village of Barbadelo (580m) has a beautiful Romanesque church that is worth a visit. The next significant village is Ferreiros. When you arrive in Portomarin (550m), you can chill out on one of the numerous terraces of the main plaza. Overnight Portomarin
May 1 – Portomarín to Palas do Rei (approximately 6 hours and 15-minute walk / 15.5 miles). From the village, the Camino crosses the river Minho and climbs steadily uphill. On your way, we will be crossing Gonzar and passing the Romanesque Church of Santa María, Castromaior. The calm of the Galician Cemetery in Ligonde on a sunny day is a rest in itself. In Eirexe, the Romanesque portal of the church is a beauty and features a sculpture of Daniel and animals, as well as a statue of Santiago de Peregrino inside. You will then arrive in Palas do Rei (565m). Overnight Palas do Rei
May 2 – Palas do Rei to Arzua (approximately 7 hours walk / 18 miles). Today, the Camino continues slightly downhill, passing the village of Casanova and the charming village of Leboreiro. At Melide (454m), stop in one of the many restaurants to try some local specialties. Later today, the Camino will follow a forest track and cross several streams bringing you to the village of Boente with its church of Santiago. Then the medieval village of Ribadiso, and finally Arzua (389m). This small town has 2 churches that you can visit, Santa María and La Magdalena. Overnight Arzua
May 3 – Arzua to Rua-O Pino (approximately 5 hours and 15 minutes / 11 miles). This shaded section of the Camino will pass through woods, along streams and through sleepy villages. Take your time and visit the chapel of Santa Irena, with its unique statues of Santiago. The rest of the way to Rua/O Pino is on a good and quiet country road. Rua (310m) is one of the less crowded stopping points before Santiago de Compostela.
Overnight Rua O Pino
May 4 – Rua to Santiago de Compostela (approximately 5 hours and 20 minutes / 12.4 miles). You are nearly there! The next stage will be Lavacolla where pilgrims traditionally washed in the river before reaching Santiago de Compostela. The tall eucalyptus trees line your way to Monte do Gozo (368m). From the "Mount of Joy" you can see your goal - the Cathedral of Santiago! After a descent to the city (264m, population 80000) you will be able to witness this UNESCO World Heritage Site up-close. Marvel at the architecture and relish the wonderful atmosphere in this cultural and spiritual mecca. Overnight Santiago de Compostela
May 5 – Leisure day in Santiago de Compostela. Farewell Dinner. Overnight Santiago de Compostela
May 6 – With a deeper love for our Faith, great memories of our pilgrimage, we’ll board our plane for our flight home.
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