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For over 18 years we have been curating exclusive routes on the French Way, Portuguese Coast and Inner Ways, North Coast Way and Andalusian Way, as well as other walking routes in Spain, such as the Lebaniego Way and Ignatian Way (both with Holy doors). Our warm and friendly team of professionals and impeccable organization will bring all our Pilgrims the top support and the highest personalized attention.

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Declared a UNESCO World Heritage site, The Camino de Santiago, also known as The Way of St. James, is the main pilgrimage route in Europe today. On your way to Santiago de Compostela you will find the religious and historical roots of Europe. It is also an amazing transformational journey within, where you will experience the awe-inspiring, life-changing energy that millions of Pilgrims have felt throughout the centuries. Our Camino de Santiago Tours are carefully curated for you to live every aspect of this powerful journey.

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Marly Camino is a local Spanish company based in Madrid. We are a group of passionate, high-quality, professional human beings that are in love with our home. For over 10 years, we have been passionately taking small groups off the beaten path to discover our favorite natural and cultural gems, along with the Camino de Santiago, and many other spectacular walking routes in Spain and Portugal.

Among our most valuable assets are the hospitality and the personal treatment you will receive on each one of our Camino de Santiago tours. We carefully curate every part of your journey, to make it a truly ‘Marly’ quality experience. We take care of you with warmth and professionalism, because our pilgrims are our most valuable asset.

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Based in Spain, we develop our Camino de Santiago Tours and their routes from our backyard with our firsthand knowledge of the land and the people. We take you off-the-beaten path and introduce you to our friends and favorite spots. Live an unforgettable experiencies with our Tours in the Camino de Santiago and Spain.

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Our flagship journey where the idea for Fresco Tours was born in 1999! Join us and enjoy all the comforts of a Fresco Tours full-service tour: expert guides, support vehicle, fabulous accommodations and savory gourmet picnic lunches!

A Kinder (Gentler) Camino Tour

Similar to our standard full-service Camino de Santiago, our Kinder (Gentler) Camino means shorter days with all the full features of a Fresco Tour! As we will cover the last 112 km, A Kinder Camino also allows you to request the Compostela certificate in the Pilgrim's Office in Santiago.

Camino del Norte Tour: Basque in the Glory

Over 1,000 years ago, the original Way to Santiago wove along the Northern Coast, passing through the fabled Basque Country. Come with us and discover this mysterious corner of the Iberian Peninsula known for its proud people and marked contrasts. Enjoy views of the sea to our right and the foothills of the Pyrenees to our left!

Camino Horizons Tour

We understand that walking the entire 500-mile distance of the Camino de Santiago may not be feasible for everyone due to time constraints or physical limitations. That's why we have designed a special tour that allows you to experience the major cultural highlights of the Camino while traveling comfortably by private bus. You will also have the opportunity to walk some of the more scenic sections on the Camino, followed up by one of our famous gourmet picnics.

Camino of Gran Canary Island Tour

Spain's Canary Islands are famous for their beaches, palm trees, and volcanoes, but perhaps lesser known, is the officially recognized Camino de Santiago! On this new Fresco Tours adventure, we lace up our boots and leaving the southern sand dunes, we head north through stunning volcanic landscapes, pine forests and small oases as we cross the island of Gran Canary following our good friends, the yellow arrow and Fresco Tours!

A Fresco Start Camino Portugués Tour

On this walk, you'll cover the last 118 km to Santiago. You begin your journey from the town of Tui (Spain), which sits on the banks of the River Miño and has wonderful views of it’s neighbors across the way in Portugal.

A Fresco Start 200 km Tour

For the more hearty souls, the A Fresco Start 200 km walk begins from the Knights Templar town of Ponferrada and takes us along the mountain pass that has been used for the past millennium by pilgrims to enter the northwest corner of Spain - welcome to Galicia!

A Fresco Start 115 km Tour

Starting from Sarria, you will cover the last 115 km of the Camino on foot, which will allow you to request de Compostela certificate in Santiago. Sarria is a market town that has all the conveniences for you to begin your journey!

A Fresco Start Camino Portugués Coastal Tour

Stretch out your legs a bit more in Northern Portugal and follow the yellow arrows along the Atlantic Coast on this 15-day adventure! Feel the sea breeze in your face while you make your way to Santiago de Compostela.

A Fresco Start Chapter 1 Tour

Chapter 1 – The Beginning! Some of you have been to Santiago and even Finisterre, but would you like to see the starting point? Come with us as we take you to the launch pad of the Camino de Santiago, Roncesvalles and the Pyrenees.

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Camino de Santiago Tours & Vacations

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Discover idyllic scenery and maybe a bit more of yourself on Europe's greatest pilgrimage

From uncovering the history of ancient ruins to tasting Galician specialities and bathing in holy springs, the Camino de Santiago is an  enriching journey in many ways. With your local leader by your side, you can focus on putting one foot in front of the other without sweating the (not-so) small stuff – like organising accommodation and luggage transfers – which is all taken care of for you. This means more time to immerse yourself in the culture of  Spain  or Portugal . Get ready for an unforgettable adventure that'll get you out of your comfort zone.

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Trips from 1 January 2023 onwards

From 1 January 2023, Intrepid will no longer require travelers to provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 (excluding all Polar trips and select adventure cruises).

However, we continue to strongly recommend that all Intrepid travelers and leaders get vaccinated to protect themselves and others.

Specific proof of testing or vaccination may still be required by your destination or airline. Please ensure you check travel and entry requirements carefully.

What is the Camino de Santiago?

The Camino de Santiago, or “the Way of St James,” is one of Europe's oldest and most iconic pilgrimages.

Thousands of pilgrims walk to the Cathedral of Santiago Compostela in Galicia, Spain, every year.

The cathedral is purportedly where the tomb of St James (one of Jesus’s 12 apostles) is located. It has been one of the most spiritually significant places for Christians since the 10th century.

Walking the Camino is a personally enriching experience, no matter your beliefs, as it uniquely brings people from diverse backgrounds together. 

What are the different Camino de Santiago routes?

Back in the Middle Ages, thousands of pilgrims walked to the holy site of Santiago de Compostela in Galicia from all over Europe and we have them to thank for the many Camino routes across Spain, Portugal and France today.

Each route is beautiful in its own way ranging from idyllic rural Spanish countryside to the wind-swept Portuguese coast.

The most popular Camino walking routes are:

Camino Frances: 480 mi (772 km)

Camino Portugues: 380 mi (610 km)

Camino del Norte: 514 mi (827 km)

Camino Primitivo: 199 mi (321 km)

Camino Ingles: 74 mi (119 km)

Camino Finisterre: 155 mi (90 km)

When is the best time of year to walk the Camino?

Most Camino routes are in mild oceanic or Mediterranean climate zones with warm summers and mild winters so that you can do it comfortably anytime.

The best time of year to walk the Camino depends on what you want to gain from the trip.

The summer months (June through September) are the busiest. While the weather is reliably warm and sunny, the routes are highly trafficked and might not be the best option if you want solitude.

If you don’t cope well in the heat, spring and autumn may be better options – it’s also quieter at this time of year.

December through February are the coolest and wettest months. Still, the routes are super quiet, peaceful and arguably more comfortable to hike without the summer sun beaming down on you.

How long is the Camino de Santiago?

You don't need to commit to that distance, though.

To get the Compostela (the official Certificate of completion for the Camino de Santiago), you only need to walk the last 62 miles (100km) to Santiago on any of the Camino trails.

What do I take on Camino de Santiago?

On a guided Camino de Santiago walk, your main luggage will be transported to each place you stay, so the good news is you don't have to lug it around with you!

For clothing items, you'll need comfortable and lightweight activewear. This includes leggings, vests, t-shirts and shorts.

You should also bring a light jumper to pop on in the evening if the temperature drops and a wind-proof jacket if you're visiting in the cooler months.

You'll also need a comfy pair of hiking boots (make sure they've been broken in), several pairs of hiking socks, and a pole.

Lastly, remember to use a small day bag to carry essentials like a reusable water bottle, a change of clothes, ID and snacks.

Can you do the Camino de Santiago alone?

Most of the Camino walking trails are well-signed, and it's easy and safe enough to walk without a guide.

Although you could book accommodation, organize luggage transfers and do the walk alone, you might not get to experience the benefits of connecting with other like-minded travelers like you do in a group setting. You'll also miss out on the guidance and inside knowledge of your local leader, who'll be by your side, sharing stories, history and banter along the way.

The journey is long and bound to challenge you – whether physically, mentally or emotionally – but if you do a guided walk, your leader and group will support you, and vice versa. Compared to a self-guided Camino walk, everything is taken care of, so you can focus on immersing yourself in the gorgeous scenery, eating delicious food, getting to know others, reconnecting with yourself, or whatever inspired you to embark on this journey. You can also access immediate assistance if you twist your ankle, get sick or experience any emergency.

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We are committed to making travel widely  accessible , regardless of ability or disability. We do our best to help you see the world, regardless of physical or mental limitations. 

We are always happy to talk to travellers with disabilities and see if we can help guide them toward the most suitable itinerary for their needs and, where possible, make reasonable adjustments to our itineraries.

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Uncover new and exciting adventures in Camino de Santiago by taking part in our small group tours. Go sightseeing at your own pace surrounded by travellers like you. Provided by top tour operators & travel companies, our small group tours in Camino de Santiago will offer you the perfect balance between spending time on your own and group activities. View all small group tours .

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"We had a nice group of people on our tour. The leader had good recommendations for restaurants and city tours." Rob, traveled in August 2023

\"Camino de Santiago\" (Way of St James): French Way from Sarria -100 km Tour

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"Camino de Santiago" (Way of St James): French Way from Sarria -100 km

"The baggage collection was always on time and 4 out of the 5 hotels booked were amazing." Jocelyn, traveled in October 2021
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Camino de Santiago Trek Tour

Camino de Santiago Trek

"The experience is worth every ouchie. The towns, accommodation and people are generally amazing." Bernie, traveled in September 2023

\"Camino de Santiago\" (Way of St James): Portuguese Way from Tui -100 km Tour

"Camino de Santiago" (Way of St James): Portuguese Way from Tui -100 km

"Great hotels and service." Sandra, traveled in May 2022

Cycle the Camino de Santiago Tour

Cycle the Camino de Santiago

"Fabulous trip cycling through beautiful countryside and villages. The abundance of colourful wildflowers on our journey was truly remarkable." Melissa, traveled in June 2023

Camino de Santiago Adventure Tour

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"Was well organized and conducted, kudos to the accommodations and the added extras like wine tasting, oysters, and celebration dinner in Santiago." joan, traveled in May 2022

Camino - Leon to Santiago Tour

Camino - Leon to Santiago

"Lovely hotel accommodations, friendly staff and some of the most beautiful scenery that Spain has to offer made this truly special." Michael, traveled in May 2017

Camino de Santiago (Francés) Guided *CYCLE* Tour/Packing/MTB Tour

Camino de Santiago (Francés) Guided *CYCLE* Tour/Packing/MTB

Portuguese Way Cycle - Lisbon to Porto Tour

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Portuguese Way Cycle - Lisbon to Porto

Camino de Santiago (Francés) Guided *TREK* Tour

Camino de Santiago (Francés) Guided *TREK*

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\"Camino de Santiago\" (Way of St James): Fisterra Epilogue Tour

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\"Camino de Santiago\" (Way of St James): French Way by bike from Ponferrada Tour

"Camino de Santiago" (Way of St James): French Way by bike from Ponferrada

Reviews of small group tours to camino de santiago.

Our guide got us safely to Santiago which was a big part of his job. We had a nice group of people on our tour. The leader had good recommendations for restaurants and city tours. However, the guide was very impatient with me when my backpack was missing, and I only found my pack due to my air tags. Gadventures was responsible for moving my pack during the day so I am not sure about the reason for the impatience.
Great tour. Good transfers and accommodations. Suggest that breakfast be served earlier at ALL hotels and no later than 7 AM since we need to START walking no later than 7:30 AM to cover the long distances. Taxis also need to show up on time. Also do some research and let clients know where public laundrys are located near hotels. These suggestions would make your tour even better.
What a wonderful way to enjoy the Spanish country's and some of its religious history that walk the last 130km of the Camino. It will not always be easy (hot humid days increase the risk of blisters) but the experience is worth every ouchie.The towns, accommodation and people are generally amazing even if the quality of food is a bit uneven until you get to Santiago. But food and drink incredibly cheap. Brilliantly organised and led by our Spanish guide David who went above and beyond to ensure we all had a memento experience. Definitely to be recommended to everyone with the capacity to have a decent walk
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Experience more than mere tourist travel – our meticulously curated trips are designed to nurture your soul and awaken your spirit.

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Life itself is a pilgrimage! Step out of your comfort zone and embark on a sacred journey to answer your own questions, or simply be a pilgrim for shear joy and the recharging peace of pilgrimage. You deserve inner renewal.

Discover the transformative power of pilgrimage as you walk in the footsteps of pilgrims, saints and spiritual masters.

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Camino de Santiago Walking Pilgrimage in Spain

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Madrid, Avila, Walk the Camino, and visit the Celtic Coast

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Experience the joy of spiritual pilgrimage, curated by seasoned leaders, blending exquisite accommodation, delicious meals, and soul-enriching activities. Here's why we're your top choice for a transformative journey.

Seasoned Pilgrimage Guides

We're not just tour guides; we're experienced pilgrimage leaders with a proven track record. With a wealth of glowing testimonials, we can deliver an unparalleled spiritual journey.

Charming Upscale Superior Old-World Accommodations

Trade the crowded dormitory-style rooms and communal bathrooms for our elegant old-world lodgings, each offering the privacy and comfort of ensuite bathrooms.

Finding Hidden Spiritual Gems

Our uniquely curated itineraries explore sacred spaces and hidden chapels, deepening your connection to the divine and the ancient pilgrim routes.

Enjoy a Pilgrimage of Spiritually-Like-Minded Souls

Why journey alone when you can walk in the company of a spiritually attuned pilgrim community? Our groups are made up of individuals who share your quest for spiritual enrichment and fulfillment.

Culinary Delights Included

Forget the stress of finding the right eating spots. We've done the homework, identifying local eateries that offer lovely, often home-prepared, soul-nourishing meals.

Daily Doses of Spiritual Inspiration

Keep your spiritual journey alive with our optional morning meditations, uplifting affirmations and mindfulness, all designed to align your pilgrimage with your innermost spiritual goals.

Lifelong Friendships Await

Our intimate group settings create the perfect ambiance for forging friendships that often last a lifetime, enriching your spiritual journey both during and long after the pilgrimage.

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Maureen

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I appreciated the morning prayers at the start of our walks which helped make space for the divine. My highlight moment is being part of this amazing group, feeling the presence of the divine everywhere, so many breathtaking moments; there is not one moment or memory but a flood of them.

Aimee2

The affirmations offered before walking most days were a perfect way to start walking. I would meditate on the message I heard for the first hour of walking, thinking about how I could apply it to my life at home. I attained much personal and insight during those times.

Kevyn2

The accommodations exceeded my expectations. Very comfortable, and interesting as well. The food was excellent. Thank you for the perfect pilgrimage!

Julie

I have always felt there were many paths to God and I have even more belief in that now. I grew deeper roots in my relationship with God and myself on this pilgrimage for sure.

anonomous

I appreciated Sitabai’s passion to share this part of the Camino de Santiago with us, and her tireless efforts to make it happen! I enjoyed the pace very much, and the unique lodgings and food. Just being in nature slows you down. It makes you realize the Maya of the world is superfluous and tends to bring you back to the present moment.

Joy

Being at Finisterre [at the End of the World] and standing out on the rocks looking at the Atlantic Ocean and realizing that I lived across this great body of water [in the USA] was beyond belief for me. The blessings of walking the Camino will be with me forever. The communion with the trees was another inspiring part of the walk. Walking the Camino has changed me deeply; however, I can’t explain it in words. A friend told me I looked happy. I think perhaps I am more content and loving of myself and others.

Bev

Thank you for this most extraordinary opportunity to experience the Divine through people, the landscape, the path.

Patty

The places we stayed were awesome and meals were varied and so nice. Our leaders were great guides and so knowledgeable. This has been an amazing adventure. Thank you for this memory.

Kathy3

I truly feel solid in the knowledge that Spirit is with me always! I just have to tap in. I feel more confident in who I really am and this touches all aspects of my life – so yes, I am a changed person because of this pilgrimage! Throwing the stones in the ocean (for myself and others) at the End of the World was a special moment, and walking the beach with my own letting-go process was amazing, too. I also realized that I don’t need big whistles, bangs and fanfare to help me process and let go. All the places were amazing. I loved the variety and the uniqueness of each one! The food was incredible too. I felt taken well taken care of and loved the space to deepen my connection with spirit!

IsvariDick

I particularly enjoyed walking into the sun-kissed plaza in front of the Santiago Cathedral for the first time surrounded by other pilgrims. I felt I was surrounded by celebration and an incredible joyous energy! I also found walking through the ancient Castro (pre-roman Celtic fortified hilltop settlement) near the village of Castromaior located on a hilltop surrounded by beautiful wooded countryside, the presence of Celtic ancestors who inhabited these sites thousands of years ago, was very special for me. Walking day after day on the Camino de Santiago as part of my Camino Pilgrimage gave me the sense of seeing myself and my walk as part of an ancient stream of human existence and striving through pilgrimage to know the divine. I hope to keep the memory of this, intentional way of life with me always. I am also glad that we got to experience Muxia [at the End of the World], explore the hill above the town and the rebuilt church on the sea, and to learn the ancient role Muxia played in the pilgrimage tradition.

Jennifer

The food at all of our stops was outstanding! I loved the trip! The accommodations were so special, including the delightful individuals that ran/owned the places – I really appreciate all of the thought and care that went into selecting the accommodations and curating the entire trip. It was the trip of a lifetime for me. Thank you so much, my soul is full of joy.

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One day in particular [stands out for me on the Camino] about half of the way through, where I was steeped in so much grounded love and bliss that I thought I might burst into the ether! I remember being reminded at the beginning of the trip that while the visual experience of the Camino was to be expected, the true gift of the Camino lay within oneself and connecting to nature and my true Self. That happened for me during the second week of the Camino. Suddenly I was no longer a pilgrim walking a trail, I WAS the trail and the sky, the chestnut trees, the birds, flowers, pastures, cows, sheep. I had become One with the Universe and I was no longer breathing; it was breathing me. There were no boundaries between my body and everything around me. I was everything and everything was me! Perfect harmony! I enjoyed every place we stayed, but the pazos were a special treat not only because of the relative luxury compared to the humbler lodgings, but because of their history and countryside settings. They were quieter, sometimes only housing our Camino family for the night, which gave us a private intimate environment to reflect after a day’s walk and to meditate peacefully in the mornings as a group.

Suranya4

One special memory for me on the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage was the day we walked 9 miles. Before the trip I was concerned about my stamina and ability to keep up with the group and to complete this trek. That day I made good use of the affirmation we had been given and enlisted the help of [my source of Spirit] to keep me going. But the most fun of the day was when a fellow pilgrim started walking with me and suggested that we sing [sacred music] together while walking. How could I have enough breath and energy to sing while walking uphill? To my surprise, I discovered that I had more than enough of both. We found ourselves swinging our poles, walking with high steps, and chanting sacred music with great energy and joy. Our tasks everyday were simple and clear: eat, sleep, meditate, and walk (not in that order). That simplicity, regularity, and rhythm allowed us to go within and quiet our minds and hearts. At the end of the day, I felt myself exhale and relax into the arms of Divine Mother. This was the experience of a life time.

Cynthia2

The space of the present moment allowed for a connection with myself that was joyful and felt intimate. It gave me time to slowly notice what was going on in my body, mind and spirit. Now that I am back in my regular life routine, I find myself walking slowly, moving more mindfully, listening more intently and open-heartedly. Just that the Spanish rural countryside and the historic lodgings are amazing and beautiful. I love the connection with the ancient and with nature. Muxia and Finisterre [at the End of the World] were magical. I wouldn’t want to skip these last 4 days.

Neal2

Sitabai is an amazing leader and spiritual beacon. Thank you for giving so much of yourself during this amazing pilgrimage. You touched our lives profoundly.

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The Camino is a Canvas of Joy

The Camino is more than a path; it’s a canvas blending culture, nature, and spirit, connecting pilgrims worldwide on a quest for meaning. Join the transformative journey of self-discovery and communal memory-making on my sixth time walking the Camino.

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Winter Now, Looking Towards Summer

In Northern California, a winter storm rages, yet Sitabai looks forward to guiding a heartful Camino pilgrimage in 2024, enriched with unity, self-discovery, and peace.

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“The Camino Provides”

Setting out on the Camino de Santiago, Sitabai encountered profound transformation and pilgrim camaraderie. Despite challenges, her saving mantra “The Camino Provides,” in which she experienced trust, support, and the Camino’s abundant blessings, made her pilgrimage a truly spiritual journey.

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Conquering Camino Fears: A Personal Journey

In 2017, battling an illness and filled with uncertainties, I embraced the Camino de Santiago pilgrimage, transforming fear into a spiritual journey of self-discovery and connection. Now, I invite others to join this transformative walk in September, promising rest, recharge, and celebration. ~ Sitabai

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Why Walk the Camino de Santiago? Transformation & Joy

Join a transformative Camino de Santiago pilgrimage this September. Following her own call to walk the Camino, Sitabai’s life was changed and she invites you now to a soulful journey of joy with fellow pilgrims.

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In another article on our blog we told you what it means to make organized trips to the Camino de Santiago and this time, we want to talk about a subject that we had left out: doing the Camino de Santiago in an organized group with a guide. An excellent choice for many pilgrims.

If you don’t want do the Camino de Santiago alone, if you are a foreigner and prefer to have a guide to help you understand the local culture or simply if you travel to Compostela with your family, friends or partner, doing the tour in an organized group is one of the many forms of pilgrimage that exist on the pilgrim route. Do you feel like making your pilgrimage in a group?

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Here, we tell you how these types of trips work and we talk about some advantages of having the services of a guide. We begin by explaining why doing the Camino de Santiago in an organized group doesn’t make you less of a pilgrim.

Doing the Camino in a group: another way to make pilgrimage to Santiago

Before delving into the details that how organized groups work and their advantages, we want to make one point clear: doing the Camino de Santiago with a group trip organized is no longer a pilgrimage. It is important to be clear because, on the pilgrim route, it is possible to hear the concept of “Tourgrim”, which comes from the words “tourist” and “Pilgrim”.

The truth is that all the people who complete the road are tourists and pilgrims. In this article on our blog, we already spoke on one occasion what it is to be a real pilgrim. In it, we explained that the motivations for pilgrimage are very diverse. And that they are all legitimate.

However, if we look closer at the concept of tourist, it alludes to the people who visit a certain place for pleasure. That is to say, they don’t go there for work. In this sense, whatever their reason for deciding to make a pilgrimage, it will generate a certain pleasure in that person.

Therefore, all pilgrims are tourists. In fact, it would be absurd not to enjoy all the places of tourist interest that the pilgrim route has. The Cathedral of Santiago , to which all the pilgrims are heading, is without a doubt one of the main tourist attractions in Galicia.

That said, it is worth noting that doing the Camino de Santiago with a group does not exempt you from overcoming all the challenges posed by the route. You will sweat the same on each of the kilometres you are going to travel and therefore it does not make you less of a pilgrim than someone else who goes on their own.

Guided groups on the Camino de Santiago: what they are

Doing the Camino in an organized group is to join one of the departures scheduled by the travel agencies . These type of trips scheduled on the Camino de Santiago have specific departure dates and are planned for a certain route.

You could say it’s like taking a cruise to Santiago. They have a port of departure and another port of destination. And like all cruise ships, they don’t leave every day, but on specific days.

Group trips to the Camino de Santiago have all the advantages of hiring a tour operator that organizes the tour (accommodation, meals, baggage transfer, etc.). But they also have a specialized guide on the Camino de Santiago who accompanies you on your trip to Compostela.

Advantages of pilgrimage in an organized group

Today we are not going to talk about the advantages of doing the Camino de Santiago with a specialized tour operator to organize the tour for you. We already did that in our article on “Organized trips to the Camino de Santiago: Advantages”.

We recommend that you also read it if you are interested in doing the way in an organized group. In this post, we will focus on explaining what specific advantages there are in doing the Camino de Santiago in a guided group.

You’ll make new friends

Whether you go alone, or if you do it with your family, with your partner or with friends, when joining an organized group of the Camino de Santiago you will have the opportunity to share several days with the same group of people. The odds of you ending up establishing strong bonds with them are very high.

Of course, doing the Camino de Santiago in organized groups does not imply that you are only going to relate to the group you are travelling with. During the tour you will have the opportunity to share time with the people who accompany you from home and to meet other pilgrims outside the group.

Also if you go alone and you are single, you will have a lot of chances to flirt. Are you interested in this topic? In this article, we tell you why it is so easy to fall in love on the journey to Compostela .

The guide will not be expensive

Another of the specific advantages of making a trip to the Camino de Santiago in an organized group is that you are accompanied by a specialized guide during your entire pilgrimage . The services of this type of professional are not exactly cheap. Therefore, if you go alone or as a couple, you can hardly afford to hire one during the entire tour.

Therefore, few pilgrims hire guide services on the Camino de Santiago. One exception is the large groups (associations, schools, company excursions, etc.). In that case, what they usually do is to hire the organization of the trip or with an agency and, in a complementary way, the services of a specialized guide.

If you are not lucky enough to do the Camino de Santiago within one of those big groups, but you want to have a guide, pilgrimage with one of the organized groups that the agencies organize is an excellent option. It will be much cheaper than hiring guides or excursions in the different places of interest.

You travel in complete safety

The routes on the Camino are safe and many of them have excellent signage. However, it is always possible to get lost or to end up walking some extra kilometres when you go by yourself. By doing the Camino de Santiago with a guide, you ensure that at no time you leave the route because they know it perfectly.

In addition, guided groups include travel accident insurance, road and vehicle assistance in the case of emergency. In any unforeseen circumstances, you will be protected.

You will know all the details about each place of interest

You can enjoy guided tours in each of the places of interest on the route . The guides on the Camino de Santiago are specialized in each of the pilgrim’s itineraries. They know a lot of details about the churches, monasteries, deposits and civil architecture that you will find during your pilgrimage.

You’ll won’t miss a thing

Did it happen to you that after returning from a trip they ask you if you visited a certain place and your answer was that you didn’t know it existed? That’s not going to happen if you’re in an organized group.

When travelling with a guide on the Camino de Santiago not only will you visit more places, but you avoid having to be aware of the map and missing places of interest. If you don’t have much time to prepare your pilgrimage to the Camino de Santiago, organized group trips are an excellent alternative.

You’ll discover hidden places

The guides on the Camino de Santiago know hidden corners where usually, pilgrims who go alone do not stop because they do not know that they exist. In addition, they will always know which is the best viewpoint to enjoy every landscape. You could say that by doing the Camino de Santiago in an organized group you can enjoy the route, also having an alternative tour.

You will know the local culture much better

Regardless of which country you are from, each region of Spain has its own cultural peculiarities. Therefore, having a guide that accompanies you on the Camino will allow you to discover the distinctive features of each of the regions you travel through. They will tell you about its typical products, traditional customs, etc.

You’ll always know which is the best restaurant

In organized groups, not all meals have to be included in the trip. If you decide to dine on your own, for example, the Camino de Santiago guide will always be able to recommend you which is the most traditional or cheapest restaurant in town. Besides, if you want to finish the evening with a good wine , they also know where to go.

You’ll hear a thousand anecdotes, stories and legends about the Camino

One of the parts that pilgrims who have made the Camino de Santiago with us in an organized group most enjoy, are the anecdotes and legends from along the pilgrim route. The guides, sometimes, are like storytellers that, both along the route and at the end of the stage where there is not much to do, they explain a thousand stories.

You’ll want to know more and more

A good tour guide on the Camino de Santiago will also tell you about films or books based on pilgrim tradition. To whet your appetite, in this article of our blog, we recommend some works related to the pilgrimage.

This, coupled with all of its fascinating stories, will ensure that when you return home, you’ll just want to keep investigating the subject. Getting hooked to the Camino de Santiago is so easy!

Who you’ll find in a guided group on the Camino de Santiago

In organized groups to the Camino de Santiago, you will find all kinds of people, as they are suitable for all ages. Contrary to what is often believed, not only older people or with some kind of need are those who go to the Camino de Santiago on organized trips. Many young people also want to complete the Camino de Santiago with a certain degree of comfort and enjoy the advantages of being accompanied by a guide.

Pilgrims coming from foreign countries often resort to organized groups to do the Camino de Santiago. For them, it is the best way to understand the culture of the country they are visiting.

Doing the Camino de Santiago in a group with Santiago Ways

As you should know and if we do not tell you now, in Santiago Ways we are an agency specializing in organized trips to the Camino de Santiago. We have been working since 2016, and only with trips on the pilgrim routes and all our team is known for being authentic lovers of the pilgrimage of Compostela.

Guided group on the Camino from Sarria

Among the services we offer to the Camino de Santiago are trips in organized groups. The route that our specialized guides make is the one that covers the last 100 kilometres of the Camino Frances, the stretch that runs between Sarria and Compostela.

The trip on the Camino in an organized group from Sarria to Santiago lasts a total of 8 days and 7 nights. In order to ensure the highest level of satisfaction of our pilgrims and to guarantee a unique experience, the maximum number of participants per group is 15 people.

Guided group tours: departure dates

Departures are made approximately twice a month during the high season on the Camino de Santiago, between June and September, although sometimes we organize groups on other dates. If you want to check the specific departure dates, you can find them in the “Departures” section of the quote form for our trips to the Camino de Santiago in an organized group.

If you want to know more about this route, you can consult our article on the Camino from Sarria to Compostela. In it, we explain details of all the stages on the last 100 kilometres.

However, be sure that if you go on the Camino de Santiago in an organized group, the guide will be able to tell you many more things than we can explain in this blog. To say goodbye, we leave a video of how travelling to Compostela is with Santiago Ways.

Buen Camino!

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Findet im Jahr 2024 auch eine geführte Pilgertour auf dem portugiesischen Pilgerweg statt.Ich wäre sehr interessiert daran.Mit freundlichen Grüßen Hildegard Schumann

Hallo Hildegard!

Vielen Dank, dass Sie Santiago Ways kontaktiert haben! Wir freuen uns sehr über Ihr Interesse daran den Jakobsweg zu wandern und werden Ihnen gern dabei helfen, eine Route zu planen.

Die von uns organisierten Jakobsweg-Wanderungen sind selbstgeführt, weil wir möchten, dass unsere Kunden den Jakobsweg in ihrem eigenen Tempo erleben und andere Pilger auf der Strecke treffen können. Daher organisieren wir keine Gruppen.

Unser Reservierungsteam wird sich so schnell wie möglich mit allen erforderlichen Informationen melden, damit Sie das Erlebnis des selbstgeführten Jakobswegs voll und ganz genießen können.

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Hi..im very interested in doing the Camino fr Lisbon or Porto as a beginner and wants to join a group. I am a retiree and had an initial try fr a tour co, and need to do more w my senior girlfriends coming fr NC. Pls assist and help us plan an iterinary to start . Thank you very much . Tentative dates be spring or early summer 2023. Thank you, Carmel

Hi, Carmel.

We’re very glad about your interest in walking the Camino de Santiago with us. We will be happy to help you plan an itinerary.

The Reservations team will send you an email as soon as possible with all the information so you can enjoy the magic of the Camino.

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Hello, I’m from Brazil and I’d like to do the Caminho with an organized tour some time in 2023. Where can I get specific and relevant information from someone who comes all the way from Brazil? What’s the best season? Can a lady join the group by herself? How much would it be? Thanks in advance! Maria Clara – Brasil

Hi, Maria Clara.

Hello there,

I am interested in planning for my future trip for this and would like more information about your organization. Could you send me more information please? Thank you!

Hi, Kamalia.

Interested to take the walk to Camino de Santiago in 2023. Appreciate reply to the following queries: 1. How much is the estimated cost for the walk/pilgrimage

2. Where to meet since we are coming from Philippines

3. While my husband and I do a lot of walking and hiking, what else do we need to prepare for the walk

4. How is our luggage handled during the walk

5. what requirements do you need from us in terms of walking and trekking experience

Hi, Ma. Teresita.

I am interested in joining one of your groups walkin the Comino this coming June . Could you please send me information.

Hello, Terri!

We are delighted that you are interested in doing the Camino de Santiago with Santiago Ways, and we would be more than happy to help you plan an itinerary.

For some time now we have preferred to specialize only in self-guided routes, so we are happy to plan any of our routes for you in this way. You will have all our professional guidance to assist you, as well as an information package and permanent support from us so that you can enjoy the magic of the Camino.

You can contact us directly through our reservations department at [email protected] or you can call us at +34 928 970 605 from Monday to Friday between 08:00h and 21:00h (Spanish time).

Hallo, können Sie mir Unterlagen mit Preisangaben für 2021 zusenden. Ich möchte mich gerne einer geführten Gruppe anschließen. Darf man überhaupt wegen der Pandemie Reisen. Viele Grüße L Wienand

Sehr geehrte Frau Wienand, Wir haben Ihre Anfrage an das Reservierungsteam weitergeleitet. Bald sollten Sie eine E-Mail mit weiteren Informationen bekommen. Wenn Sie innerhalb von zwei Arbeitstagen keine Antwort bekommen haben, überprüfen Sie bitte, ob sie versehentlich in Ihrem Spam-Ordner verschoben wurde. Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Ihr Santiago Ways Team

Hallo ,können Sie mir Informationen zu einer Pilgerreise 2020 zusenden. Darf man überhaupt wegen der Pandemie Reisen, Ich möchte gerne an einer geführten Gruppenreise teilnehmen. Viele Grüße . L Wienand

Hallo! Vielen Dank, dass Sie Santiago Ways kontaktiert haben! Wir freuen uns sehr über Ihr Interesse daran den Jakobsweg zu wandern und werden Ihnen gern dabei helfen, eine Route zu planen. Das Reservierungsteam wird Ihnen so bald wie möglich eine Email mit allen erforderlichen Informationen zukommen lassen, damit Sie den Zauber des Jakobsweg erleben können. Wenn Sie die Email nicht innerhalb der nächsten zwei Arbeitstage bekommen haben, überprüfen Sie bitte ihren “Spam”-Ordner.

Do your hikers have knee problems? What do you do with them if they can’t make the full day of walking?

Thank you for letting me know,

Sue Chamberlain

Thank you for your question. We have an emergency transfer vehicle so all our pilgrims and specially hikers with knee problems always have availability of one of those.

The Reservations team will send you an email as soon as possible with with further information so you can enjoy the magic of the Camino.

Interesting in doing a group from Sarria. I would like to receive information on the details of this trip. [email protected]

Thank you Natalia Duran

Hi, Natalia

We’re very glad about your interest on walking the Camino de Santiago with us. We will be happy to help you plan an itinerary.

The Reservations team has sent you an email with a couple of questions about your specific interests to help you organizing the ideal itinerary for your Camino.

If you do not receive the mail, please check your ‘Spam’ folder.

Could you please send a price list da etc interested in the route from Sarra

Dear, Dianne! We’ve sent you an email with further information to help you planning an itinerary that suits your needs. If you don’t receive it please check your SPAM folder. We remain at your entire disposal for whatever you may need. Kind regards 🙂 !

Please can you let me more as per Maria Ximena Dugue – Price, departure dates in 2020. Also what are the ages from…… to…… Is 75 too old…. to join a group? We are quite healthy as we still do a lot of walking and hiking. How and where do we meet as we come from South Africa. We have heard a lot about the trials and which is the best trial. Many thanks. Lily

We’ll send you an email with more information regarding your request, please if you don’t receive it check your SPAM folder that could be stored there. We remain at your entire disposal for anything you may need. Kind regards 🙂 !

May I have more information re the cost involve and departure dates in 2019?

Dear Angela,

We will send you an email with more information, please if you don’t receive it check your SPAM folder that could be stored there.

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See all the gems of historical and cultural center of the capital in short time and without traffic jams or tiresome walking.

Depending on the itinerary and duration of the Moscow River boat trip, the tour can be 3 or 5 hours.

Highlights of the tour

  • St Basil’s Cathedral;
  • Stalin skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya (Tinkers) embankment;
  • The Kremlin;
  • “House on the Embankment” Stalin skyscraper;
  • Monument to Peter I;
  • The Central House of Artists;
  • Christ the Savior Cathedral;
  • Gorky Park;
  • Moscow State University;
  • Russian Academy of Sciences;
  • Luzhniki stadium;
  • Novodevichy Monastery;
  • Kiev railway station;
  • Europe Square;
  • Moscow City Hall;
  • Government House;
  • Expocentre Exhibition Complex;
  • and other famous sights.

You will learn about the different epochs of the city from the foundation in 1147 till Soviet times of 20 th  century.

Moscow River

Moskva river has the form of a snake and is the main waterway of Moscow, consisting of a cascade of reservoirs. Within the city, Moskva river is 80 km long, 120 m - 200 m wide and up to 14 m deep. The narrowest part of the river is the Kremlin area in the city center, and the most extensive is around the Luzhniki Stadium in the south. 

Bridges in Moscow

Undoubtedly, bridges and embankments are among the most scenic spots and main attractions of Moscow. Plus, they are so romantic.

  • Bolshoy Kamenny Bridge –  Great Stone Bridge –  is the main bridge of Moscow . The first stone bridge was constructed here in the 17th century.
  • Patriarshy Bridge  is one of the youngest pedestrian bridges, built in 2004. The bridge connects the iconic Christ the Saviour Cathedral with funky Bersenevskaya embankment, extremely popular place among locals for its trendy art galleries, cafes and panoramic views. Patriarshy Bridge used to be a shooting location for ex-Russian President Dmitry Medvedev's New Year speech to the nation.
  • Borodinsky Bridge,  erected in honor of the 100th anniversary of the glorious victory in the Battle of Borodino (which every Russian kid knows about), a fierce legendary battle during the Russo-French war of 1812.
  • Bagration Bridge  one of the  pedestrian bridges with most picturesque views of the Moskva River with its numerous upper-level observation platforms. The bridge was erected to celebrate the 850th anniversary of Moscow city in 1997.
  • Krymsky Bridge  used to be in Top 5 Europe’s longest bridges some 100 years ago. The bridge got its name after the ancient Krymsky ford which Crimean Tartars used to invade Moscow in the 16 th  century.

Embankments of Moscow

Moscow river boats 37 embankments, the most popular being Kremlevskaya, Sofiyskaya, Pushkinskaya, Vorobyovskaya and Kolomenskaya.

You can get the most spectacular views of the Kremlin from  Kremlevskaya and Sofiyskaya embankments.

  • Pushkinkaya embankment  is the most romantic in Moscow. It meanders along Gorky Park and Neskuchnyi garden and is rich for all kinds of entertainment as well as cozy nooks, including Olivkovy beach, the famous Zeleny theater as well as a pier for river cruisers.
  • Vorobyevskaya embankment  is part of Sparrow Hills nature reserve. This place opens a beautiful panorama of the river and city from the observation deck and is considered to be the place for taking serious decisions in life.
  • Embankment in Kolomenskoye  Museum-Reserve has a special charm due to its peculiar geographical relief. The boat trip around Kolomenskoye would be the most peaceful in your life.
  • Taras Shevchenko embankment  is popular among photographers for its modern Moscow City skyscrapers. Highly recommended for your night boat trip.
  • Embankments of Moscow are the pride of the capital. A distinctive feature of each of the promenades is its architecture and beautiful views. In addition, almost all the embankments of Moscow have a rich history and a lot of notable buildings.

Different epochs

Taking a walk along the Moskva River by boat, you will witness the architecture of Moscow from different eras and styles. Archaeological studies indicate that already in the XI century there stood a fortified settlement on Borovitsky hill, which is now called the Kremlin. Little fortress could not accommodate all the residents of the rapidly growing city, and the Grand Duke ordered the construction of a new Kremlin, larger than the former.

Boat trip around Kolomenskoe Park

Moscow river boat trip starts from the pier Klenovy (Maple) Boulevard and provides reat views of Nicholas Perervinsky monastery.

Nicholas Perervinsky monastery was founded at the time of the Battle of Kulikov (1380). The monastery, got its name from the surrounding area – “Pererva”, which can be translated like “tear off” and because of the location –  here it abruptly changed its course, turning to Kolomna, standing on the opposite bank.

Nowadays Kolomenskoye is State Art, Historical, Architectural and Natural Landscape Museum-Reserve, which doors are open to everyone who wants to get in touch with the ancient history of Russia.

Take a break from the big city hustle in the shady parks and gardens of the Kolomenskoe Museum-Reserve. Don’t miss a wonderful Church of the Ascension and Tsar Alexey’s Palace in Kolomenskoye!

Monasteries and temples

  • Novospassky Monastery
  • Founded in the 13th century on the site where now is located the Danilovsky monastery. After a few decades, in 1330, Ivan Kalita moved the monastery onto the Borovitskii hill of the Kremlin. However, in the 15th century, Spassky Monastery again moved, this time to a more spacious place on Krasnoholmskaya waterfront.
  • Church of St. Nicholas in Zayaitskom
  • Erected in the middle of the XVIII century in baroque style. The building survived after the 1812 fire, but the utensils were destoyed. Parishioners collected donations and restored the temple on their own. In Soviet times, it was closed and re-opened only in 1992.
  • Cathedral of Christ the Savior
  • The church was originally erected in honor of the victory over Napoleon and was being under construction for long 44 years. Notoriously demolished in 1937 to be a giant swimming pool under open sky. The current building was constructed in 1990s. It is the tallest and one of the largest Orthodox churches in the world.
  • The temple was built in 1679-82, during the reign of Tsar Fedor Alekseevich, in late Muscovite Baroque style and can be characterized as bonfire temple. Each gable is a symbol of a heavenly fire.
  • Novodevichy Convent
  • The most famous concent and monastery in Moscow, presumably founded in 1524. Novodevichy’s status has always been high among other monasteries, it was in this monastery where the women of the royal blood, the wives of Tsars and local rulers of Moscow were kept in prison as nuns.
  • St. Andrew’s church  (male acts as Compound Patriarch of Moscow)
  • St. Andrew’s church stands right on the slopes of the Sparrow Hills, on the way down to the Moskva River, on the territory of the Nature Reserve “Sparrow Hills”. The monastery is small in size but is very cozy. It’s situated in a quiet courtyard surrounded by temples, fruit trees and flowers.

What you get:

  • + A friend in Moscow.
  • + Private & customized Moscow river cruise.
  • + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
  • + An authentic experience of local life.
  • + Flexibility: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
  • + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants. Discounts on weekdays (Mon-Fri).
  • + A photo session amongst spectacular Moscow scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
  • + Good value for souvenirs, taxis, and hotels.
  • + Expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time in Moscow.

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St Petersburg & Moscow in Style - Winter

St Petersburg & Moscow in Style - Winter

  • Explore the majestic St Petersburg & Moscow on private city tours
  • Admire the rich Russian history, art and architecture
  • Travel to Moscow on a highspeed train
  • Enjoy the local cuisine in stylish restaurants

Lower Volga Voyage

Lower Volga Voyage

  • Visit magnificent Red Square and Kremlin and examine the collection at theKremlin’s State Armory.
  • Experience Russia’s diverse musical traditions at lively folk music performances
  • Explore Volgograd, the site of the decisive battle of World War II’s eastern front

Volga Dream Russian River Cruise

Volga Dream Russian River Cruise

St Petersburg & Moscow in Style - Summer

St Petersburg & Moscow in Style - Summer

White Russian - 7 days

White Russian - 7 days

  • Discover Moscow's UNESCO-listed Red Square, home to spectacular St Basil’s Cathedral, Lenin's Mausoleum and the historic GUM Department store
  • Explore the grounds of Moscow's mighty Kremlin, with its numerous governmentbuildings, gold-domed cathedrals and the giant tsar bell
  • Celebrate New Year's Eve in Moscow!
  • Take in the highlights of St Petersburg including a guided tour of the exquisite Church on Spilled Blood, Peter & Paul Fortress and Cathedral
  • Take a guided tour of the remarkable Hermitage Museum at the Winter Palace

Vodka Shot - 6 days

Vodka Shot - 6 days

  • Explore the beautiful city of St Petersburg, including the exquisite Church on Spilled Blood, Peter & Paul Fortress and Nevsky Prospekt
  • Marvel at the dazzling array of art and exhibits in the world-famous Hermitage Museum, at the Winter Palace in St Petersburg
  • Discover a lavish residence of the tsars on a day trip to Catherine Palace at Tsarkoe Selo (winter: mid-October to April) or Peterhof Palace and gardens (summer: May to mid-October)
  • Take in the highlights of the capital on a walking tour, visiting Moscow's famous Red Square, home to the historic GUM Department Store, Lenin’s Mausoleum and spectacular St Basil’s Cathedral
  • Take a guided tour of the Moscow Kremlin, Russia’s political power house. Stroll around the grounds of this fortified complex, visit the Kremlin's cathedrals and see the mighty Tsar Bell

Route of the Romanovs - 10 days

Route of the Romanovs - 10 days

  • Learn about the last days of the Romanovs in Yekaterinburg, visiting the sites where Tsar Nicolas II and his family were assassinated and buried
  • Straddle two continents at the famous obelisk Europe/Asia border marker in Yekaterinburg
  • Experience the Trans-Siberian railway on an overnight train journey from Moscow to Yekaterinburg

New Year's in Moscow - 9 days

New Year's in Moscow - 9 days

  • Visit Catherine Palace at Tsarkoe Selo on Christmas Day and marvel at the incredible Amber Room
  • Spend a night in Novgorod, an ancient city by the Volkhov River - explore the kremlin, cathedral and other sights and enjoy a traditional Russian banya (sauna)

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Back in the USSR - 7 days

Russian Revolution - 9 days

Russian Revolution - 9 days

  • Visit historic Novgorod, an ancient city which straddles the Volkhov River. Explore the attractive riverside kremlin and experience a traditional Russian banya (sauna)

The Snowball - 6 days

The Snowball - 6 days

  • Visit Catherine Palace at Tsarkoe Selo and marvel at the incredible Amber Room

Mood for Moscow - 4 days

Mood for Moscow - 4 days

  • Head underground to visit a Stalinist-era Soviet Bunker on an optional excursion
  • Stroll to the vibrant Izmailovo Market, which lies behind the walls of an ancient Kremlin, and shop for an array of souvenirs

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