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Camino de Santiago: The Way of St. James

About The Camino De Santiago

The Camino de Santiago, also known as the Way of St. James and the Road to Santiago, comprises of a series of pilgrimage routes to the shrine of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Tradition has it that the remains of St. James are buried in the Cathedral.

The Way of St. James was one of the most important Christian pilgrimages during the Middle Ages, along with those to Rome and Jerusalem. At that time, a pilgrim could earn a plenary indulgence by completing this walk.

The history of the Camino de Santiago dates to 814, when the tomb of St. James was discovered in Iberia. Though the road was travelled extensively in the middle ages, use of it declined by the 16th Century. By the 1980s, only a few pilgrims arrived in Santiago every year. Later, the route began attracting a growing number of modern-day pilgrims from around the globe. In October 1987, the route was declared the first European Cultural Route by the Council of Europe and was also named one of UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.

There are many pilgrimage routes to Santiago. The French Way is the most widely used way today, and there are many pilgrims and services on this road.

All pilgrimages require a $500 deposit to secure your spot.

7-DAY CAMINO SANTIAGO

Price:
Single Occupancy: $2,800
Double Occupancy: $2,300

2021 Scheduled Dates:
May 31 – June 6, 2021
June 1 – 7, 2021
September 6 – 12, 2021
September 7 – 13, 2021

 

9-DAY CAMINO SANTIAGO

Price:
Single Occupancy: $2,950
Double Occupancy: $2,500

2021 Scheduled Dates:
May 21 – 29, 2021
May 22 – 30, 2021
September 17 – 25, 2021
September 18 – 26, 2021 – Sold Out

 

WHAT’S INCLUDED

  • Overnight in historic, quaint towns along the Camino de Santiago
  • Attend Pilgrim’s Mass
  • Visit the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
  • Receive passports and official credentials from pilgrim offices
  • Meet pilgrims from around the world
  • Enjoy rooms with private baths
  • Catholic Charities hosted dinners in Samos and Santiago
     
     
  • All travel arrangements made by Catholic Charities (except flight)
  • Daily luggage transfers
  • Small group sizes
  • A portion of the trip supports Catholic Charities of California
  • Group leader available for assistance
  • Pilgrim booklet with maps and hotel information

A portion of your trip supports the work of Catholic Charities of California, a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit, whose mission is to serve the most vulnerable in our communities.

“CCC made sure that we had a religious experience, a fun experience, and a Buen Camino!”

— Toni, The Camino de Santiago

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