Discover the Way of St James

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8 Nights
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The capital, the countryside, and Santiago de Compostela

Experience classic Spanish destinations like Madrid and La Rioja, then pay a special visit to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela! This once-in-a-lifetime pilgrimage journey is a wonderful combination of faith, history, and culture. With your very own rental car, you'll see Spain's splendors at your own pace. Enjoy wine tastings, museum visits, and more on this incredible journey through the Way of St James!

What's Included
  • Round-trip economy class airfare to Madrid (MAD)
  • Manual rental car – upgrade to automatic available
    • Pickup MAD on day 1, drop-off SCQ on day 7
  • 2 nights in La Rioja at the Hotel Parador de Santo Domingo or similar
  • Winery visit and wine tasting in La Rioja region
  • Visit to a Wine Museum with gourmet lunch included
  • 1 night in Burgos at Hotel Abba Burgos or similar
  • 1 night in Leon at the Hotel NH Collection Plaza Mayor or similar
  • 2 nights in Santiago de Compostela at the Hotel Hesperia Peregrino or similar
  • One way economy class flight from Santiago de Compostela (SCQ) to Madrid (MAD)
  • 2 nights in Madrid to Hotel Tryp Atocha or similar
  • Departure airport transfer
  • Buffet breakfast daily
Great Ways to Explore
  • Savor the flavors of La Rioja with a traditional winery visit.

  • Make stops off the beaten path with your very own rental car.
  • Pay a visit to the stunning Burgos Cathedral, a UNESCO World Heritage Site!

  • Stand in awe of "The House of Light," also known as Catedral de León.

  • Take photos of iconic landmarks in the capital city of Madrid.

Package Overview

Get ready for a special journey through the Way of St James! This unforgettable vacation begins and ends in Madrid, with stays in La Rioja, Burgos, Leon, and Santiago de Compostela. Pick up your rental car and put adventure in drive!

Begin in La Rioja, where you'll become immersed in traditional country life. Enjoy included visits to a winery and a wine museum, then sip and savor as you indulge in a wine tasting and a gourmet lunch. After two wonderful nights, you'll take a scenic drive to Burgos, home to breathtaking Burgos Cathedral, Monasterio de las Huelgas, and other architectural wonders. Next stop: Leon! Another city filled with amazing architecture, Leon is known for its iconic cathedral with beautiful stained-glass windows and a museum. While in Leon, you may want to check out Casa Botines, Convento de San Marcos, and Basilica de San Isidoro! 

The Way of St James will bring you to Santiago de Compostela, home to the landmark 11th-century cathedral that has served as a pilgrimage site for centuries. Stand in awe of this breathtaking cathedral, then visit the Praza do Obradoiro, the Monastery of San Martino Pinario, and other artistic museums and monuments. 

Last but not least, you'll spend two nights in Spain's spectacular capital: Madrid. From tasty tapas to amazing attractions, this city is filled with life and culture. Visit the must-see sites, like the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Museo Nacional del Prado, and Retiro Park. 

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Please note that some recommendations in the following suggested itinerary may not be included in your package. Check What's Included above for full details on inclusions.

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