Easter on the Camino: Seville to Santiago, April 9-17, 2020.
Our journey acquaints us with Spain’s past and present. Gentle walks through contrasting landscapes of Spain’s regional history, music, architecture combine with excellent food and wine. Local people on our route will share all of this with us as we make our way northwards to our final destination.
An eight-night adventure along the Via de la Plata, a lesser travelled route of the Camino de Santiago.
Starting with the dramatic setting of Seville on Maundy Thursday, we discover Spain at the most poignant time of the Spanish church year as we travel through the contrasting regions of Andalusia, Extremadura, Castile and Galicia, stepping off the path briefly for a night in the Portuguese town of Braganza.
In addition to the Maundy Thursday Procession in Seville, we witness processions on Good Friday in the town of Zafra and Easter Sunday in the world heritage town of Cáceres.
Continuing from the Hispanic world’s oldest University town of Salamanca to the land of the Conquistadores in Extremadura and through the lush pastures of Galicia, we finish our journey in Santiago de Compostela.
Some highlights from the tour
- Maundy Thursday processions in Seville from a private balcony
- Good Friday in Seville; the Alcázar Palace & Santa Cruz neighbourhood
- Four walks along the Camino of 6 miles and under
- Easter Sunday procession in the World Heritage town of Cáceres
- A visit to the award-winning cheese-maker Vicente Pastor
- A tasting of wines along the Via de la Plata
- Dinner at the Michelin-starred Pestaña Hotel in Braganza, Portugal
- World Heritage Site Visits to Salamanca, Mérida, Cáceres
- Farewell dinner in the 15th century Parador de Santiago de Compostela
Originally from Yorkshire, UK, Joanna has always felt a natural attraction to Spain. She has lived in Madrid for 19 years, where she first worked in television for the lifestyle channel, Canal Estilo, and then the National Geographic Channel. For the last fourteen years, she has been showing visitors Spain with a personal, insider’s view through her companies Insider’s Madrid and Corazon Travel. Joanna has enjoyed walking on her travels through South America and in Europe. She has a love for flamenco dancing which she studied when living in Granada as a student and loves to find the real deal when she is travelling.
Nancy Mead lives in Narragansett, Rhode Island. She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with degrees in French and Art. Married to an Episcopal priest for forty-five years, she is the mother of two children and the doting grandmother of four. After two careers in the fashion industry and florist business, Nancy took up trekking at age 50. She has walked four different routes of the El Camino and has walked the Via Francigina from Canterbury to Rome amongst many other routes - over 6000 miles in total. She is also a keen gardner!
BISHOP CARLOS LÓPEZ LOZANO
Bishop Carlos López Lozano is the Episcopal Bishop of Spain, an indigenous national church and proud member of the Anglican Communion. The bishop studied theology at the United Evangelical Theological Seminary in Madrid and recently published an article on the history of the church in Spain with the Sorbonne. He has been the Bishop since 1995 and was consecrated by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
What's Included & Extensions
- 1 night at the 4* Vincci La Rábida, Seville
- 1 night at the Parador de Zafra
- 1 night at the Parador de Cáceres
- 1 night at the Hospes Palacio de San Esteban, Salamanca
- 1 night at the Pousada Braganza, Braganza
- 1 night at Casa Bendoiro, Pontevedra
- 2 nights at the Parador de Santiago de Compostela
- Private transport by luxury coach
- Tour leader
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
- Visits and activities as specified
Please contact us for the itinerary!
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- Price: $5480/€4765 per person
- Single supplement: $1085/€945
- Tour deposit booking: $600/€500
- Duration: 7 nights
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