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Dear Travel Agent, This manual was prepared by Compostur, Santiago de Compostela’s Official Tour Operator, and includes the entire range of accommodation, tourist products and services. These are available for groups in Santiago de Compostela and surroundings, including the Way of St. James and several thematic circuits of which our city forms part: World Heritage Cities, Green Spain, etc. Furthermore, Compostur’s official website, www.SantiagoReservas.com, features a specific zone for professionals where you can easily make detailed enquiries and bookings. You will also find the tourist information you need in order to prepare the trip to Santiago de Compostela and the Way, including history, rites, monuments, museums, cultural events, gastronomy, nightlife, climate, etc. Remember that you can obtain information and consult prices for individual bookings on our website www.SantiagoReservas.com or directly by means of our Compostur offices. Finally, we would like to inform you that Compostur can also supply you with free promotional material and special brochures regarding any of the products and services available herein.

Please take into account that: All of the information contained in this publication is from December 2005 and may vary thereafter. Consult Compostur for updated information regarding the availability, prices and characteristics of all the circuits, accommodation, products and services. More information: www.SantiagoReservas.com

Compostur, Santiago de Compostela’s Official Tour Operator In view of the dynamic nature of the tourist industry and the high degree of competition among an increasingly saturated number of destinations, the municipal company Turismo de Santiago decided to participate actively in the direct commercialisation of initiatives in the national and international markets. This has resulted in Compostur, the city of Santiago’s official tour operator, a brand belonging to Turismo de Santiago that is run under concession by the Viajes Viloria wholesale/retail travel agency. COMPOSTUR has the following main objectives: • Defining, preparing and designing the necessary tools for generating products based on two different concepts: Santiago de Compostela and the Way of St. James. • Creating commercialisation channels with the national and international tourist markets, in order to promote all product areas that are generated in relation to the city and the Way. COMPOSTUR is basically made up of three main fields: 1. Creation of the city’s official reservation office, based on a 902 hotline and the website www.SantiagoReservas.com 2. Management of the commercial area within Turismo de Santiago’s tourist offices, whose role will change from informing about to providing services: accommodation bookings, contracting activities (guided tours, trips, rafting, golf, spas, tourist transport, etc). 3. Definition and creation of tourist packages to be marketed in the wholesale and retail market, both nationally and internationally. This is the first initiative in Spain regarding an OFFICIAL LOCAL TOUR OPERATOR, with both public and private capital: COMPOSTUR.

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THEMATIC PACKAGES Cultural Package Adventure Package Exclusive Package GUIDED VISITS

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Audio-Guided Visit Visit to University Heritage Visit to the Cathedral Roofs Visit to the Cathedral Museum Visit to the Old Town

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Tourist Flights in Light Aircraft Private, Customised Trips Compostela Visión Trips Compostela Visión Tourist Train Active Tourism Golf Hydrotherapy Diving Fishing Water Park Bike Rental Car Rental CUSTOMISED COMPOSTUR CIRCUITS Cammino di Santiago • from Madrid • from Barcelona • from Bilbao World Heritage Cities World Heritage Cities with Accommodation in “Paradores” Madrid-Santiago via the Rías Baixas with Accommodation in “Paradores” Madrid-Santiago via the Rías Altas with Accommodation in “Paradores” Green Spain Galicia in 7 Days Compostela Visión Trips

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SPECIAL SERVICES FOR GROUPS Coaches Official Guides and/or Escorts Restaurants Transfer Services

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ACCOMMODATION Santiago de Compostela… French Way of St. James Way of St. James to Finisterre World Heritage Cities Other Cities

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Santiago de Compostela, a World Heritage City and capital of Galicia. Since the 9th century, when the Apostle James’ tomb was discovered, it has also been the final destination of a thousand-year-old pilgrim route: the Way of St. James, which has transformed this “finis terrae” into a meeting place of faith and thinking in the Western world. Santiago de Compostela is a stone apparition nestled among the green forests of northwest Spain and the nearby Galician “rias”, made of the granite of its Cathedral and its monasteries, its numerous churches, its university buildings, its stately houses and squares in which time has stood still. Visitors can enjoy its treasures in thirteen museums, as well as the surprising richness of its contemporary architecture, surrounded by an outstanding series of parks and gardens. Its cultural expressions include the “Apóstol” Festival, declared of International Tourist Interest, music, cinema, theatre and dance festivals, or permanent and travelling exhibitions. Numerous university students, as well as the arrival of exhausted pilgrims moved by devotion or those attracted by its monumental wonder, provide the city and its nights with unequalled vitality and dynamism. And there is also the renowned Galician gastronomy, based on fish, seafood and meat, accompanied by top-quality Galician wines.

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Santiago is the best gateway for touring Galicia, a region at the end of the earth: its green landscape, the richness of its serene “rias”, the force of its oceanic coastline, its marvellous heritage and its ancestral customs. A magical land that used to be inhabited by the Celts, Galicia has two more merits: its peculiar authenticity and its renowned hospitality.

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Inhabitants Approx. 100,000, which rise to 200,000 including its area of influence. This is a youthful city in which close to 30,000 university students live. Economy Based on the tertiary sector, especially tourism, education and services related to the public administration. Language Most of the population speaks both Galician and Spanish. Climate Moderate oceanic with mild temperatures throughout the year. In winter the mean temperature is 8oC, while in summer (May to September) the temperature ranges from 20 to 27oC. Gastronomy Seafood is emblematic of a simple, family-style cuisine. According to tradition, it is especially tasty in months containing the letter “r” (September to April). It is accompanied throughout the year by fish, Galician beef, pork, Galician pie, cheese and five kinds of certified Galician wine.

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Crafts and Shopping Gold and silver articles, jet-stone jewellery, ceramics, enamel, cast iron, wood or leather from more than 300 local workshops. There are also shops selling souvenirs, gastronomic products and especially clothes and accessories. These include important Galician fashion names: Inditex, especially Zara, Adolfo Domínguez, Florentino, Antonio Pernas, Roberto Verino, Purificación García…

Regional Day. On the previous evening there is a fireworks display and a son et lumière show in Plaza del Obradoiro. The entire fortnight features concerts and cultural events in the streets. The second-most important date is the Ascension, which is marked by a week-long traditional festival. In addition to Spanish public holidays, there are also some local ones such as May 17th (Day of Galician Letters) and August 16th (St. Roque).

Airport Is located less than 10 km from the city. The main destinations are: Barcelona, Madrid, Bilbao, Valencia, Malaga, Seville, Tenerife South, Palma de Majorca, London, Paris, Rome, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Zurich, Geneva, Brussels, Lisbon, Jerez, Alicante. The following companies operate out of Santiago airport: Iberia, Air Europa, Spanair, British Airways, Air France, Ryanair, Air Berlin.

Prizes and Awards Santiago de Compostela has been included, since 1985, in the list of UNESCO’s World Heritage Cities. That organisation considers it “an ideal city that exudes history and timelessness.” Since then, the city has accumulated prestigious awards that reflect its worldwide renown as regards the preservation and habitability of its old town.

Safety Santiago is a very safe city in which you can enjoy a peaceful walk during the day or night. Festivals Santiago de Compostela’s main festival is held on July 25th, St. James’ Day and Galicia’s

Moreover, it has almost 1,500,000 m2 of public green spaces, which represents a total of almost 15 m2 per inhabitant and means that the city exceeds the Spanish and European average. Santiago de Compostela has likewise received several international prizes and awards due to its scenic and environmental quality.


WAY OF ST. JAMES The pilgrimage to Santiago soon became the most outstanding and most profoundly experienced religious and cultural phenomenon in the Middle Ages. This was recently acknowledged by the European Parliament, which designated the Way as Europe’s First Cultural Itinerary, and by UNESCO, which declared it a World Heritage Route.

History According to an ancient tradition, St. James, one of the twelve apostles, travelled to Hispania and reached Galicia, at the end of the earth, to spread Christianity. In the year 44 he was executed in Jerusalem. Since his burial was forbidden, his disciples sailed the sea as far as Galicia, where he was buried. His tomb was forgotten until the year 813, when a bright light indicated the site. After the tomb’s discovery, the Apostle was proclaimed the patron saint of the small Christian kingdom in the northwest Iberian Peninsula, becoming a guide and support of Christendom, while Islam prospered in the centre and south of the Peninsula. A chapel was erected on the site and, with the passing of time, it was turned into a monumental Cathedral. A wonderful priestly city, Santiago de Compostela, arose and grew around the Cathedral. This also marked a turning point in the spiritual history of a continent that soon undertook the construction of a road to reach the precious relics.

The Ways of St. James However, the “Way of St. James” is in fact 9 pilgrim routes, which are called after the pilgrims’ place of origin: • • • • • • • • •

French Way of St. James Aragonese Way of St. James Original Way of St. James Northern Way of St. James Portuguese Way of St. James English Way of St. James Way of St. James to Finisterre “Vía de la Plata” Arousa Sea and Ulla River Jacobean Itinerary

The Route Par Excellence: the French Way of St. James There are two alternatives, depending on the place where pilgrims enter Spain from France. However, the French Way, strictly speaking, enters Spain via Saint Jean Pied de Port (France) and runs for 774 kilometres through the provinces of Navarre, La Rioja, Burgos, Palencia, León, Lugo and A Coruña. Averaging 20-25 kilometres per day, it usually takes around 30 days to reach the final destination.

Compostela Holy Year In the 12th century, the papacy granted the Plenary Jubilee of the Holy Year, thereby making Santiago the Third Holy City after Jerusalem and Rome. Since then, whenever the Apostle’s feast day (July 25th) falls on a Sunday (which takes place according to the following pattern: 6, 5, 6, 11 years), thousands of pilgrims come to receive forgiveness for all of their sins. There have been 118 Holy Years: the last ones were in 1993, 1999, 2004 and the next ones will be in 2010 and 2021.

The Compostela This is the document that certifies that the Way has been completed according to Christian devotion. It is granted to pilgrims that justify having completed at least the last 100 km on foot or horseback or the last 200 km by bike. To that end, a log is provided and stamped daily in the hostels and parishes through which the pilgrim passes.

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Cultural Package Guided Visit + University Visit + Cathedral Roofs Visit The city’s 3 best guided visits: - 1st Visit with official guide, which features the Cathedral and the old town’s main monuments, streets and squares. - 2 nd “Universidade Viva” is a guided tour around the most representative parts of Santiago University’s medieval heritage, by means of a 1.5-hour-long visit. - 3rd Guided visit to the Cathedral roofs, which enables you to discover the history of the city and the Apostle’s basilica, and to enjoy spectacular views of the monumental quarter.

Exclusive Package Tourist Flight + Audio-Guided Visit + Thermal Spa Circuit The best panoramic views of the city of Santiago de Compostela from the air during a flight in a light aircraft lasting approximately 30 minutes. The audio-guided visit, by means of a convenient, easy-to-use MP3 system, will enable you to discover the Cathedral and the old town’s main monuments, streets and squares with complete freedom. And finally, the Compostela Spa, where you can relax and enjoy the water thanks to its two mineral-medicinal pools with historically renowned properties.

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Adventure Package Participate in the riskiest and most adrenaline-charged sports, in complete safety and with the possibility of a transfer from Santiago de Compostela to the location of the activities. The following Adventure Packages are available:

Adventure Package I: Rafting + Bungee Jumping + Transfer from Santiago A full day of adventures with two action-packed activities: rafting and bungee jumping. The Galician rivers are ideal for rafting in inflatable rafts equipped with a full neoprene suite, lifejacket and helmet. Additionally, a great leap into space from a bridge, secured by dynamic ropes and harnesses. Lunch NOT included, consult price.

Adventure Package II: Rafting + Paintball + Transfer from Santiago A day outdoors to remember and enjoy as a group, combining the descent of rivers with a team game of skill. Galicia’s rivers are ideal for rafting in inflatable rafts, equipped with a full neoprene suit, lifejacket and helmet. Paintball is a game of strategy and challenges in which the players go after each other by shooting balls of paint, which break on impact and eliminate the opponent. Lunch NOT included, consult price.

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Audio-Guided Visit Guided visits to the old town by means of an easy-to-use, digital MPS audio-guide. This enables you to pace your own visit or repeat it as often as you like. The itinerary features Compostela’s emblematic buildings: Obradoiro square and façade, Pazo de Raxoi, Colegio de San Xerome, HostalParador de los Reyes Católicos, Cathedral, Acibechería square and façade, Monastery of San Martiño Pinario, Quintana square and façade, Galician Contemporary Art Centre, Museo do Pobo Galego, Food Market, etc.

University Heritage Visit A guided tour around the most significant university buildings within Santiago’s old town. The itinerary will familiarise you with the institution’s history, from its medieval origin to the present day. The itinerary begins in Pazo de Fonseca and continues with a stop in front of the Colegio de San Xerome façade and the buildings in Plaza de Mazarelos (University church façade, Colegio de Gramática, etc). The tour of the Geography and History Faculty includes the auditorium, the grand reading hall and the terrace. The route ends in Casa da Balconada.

Visit to the Cathedral Roofs You enter via Palacio de Xelmírez (Obradoiro) and go up inside to reach the Cathedral roofs, where you can admire interesting views of the city and learn about the Basilica’s history. The visits are guided and adapted to all kinds of public. Explanations in Spanish and English (on request).

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Visit to the Cathedral Museum The itinerary includes several areas with their own entrance: Cloister Rooms, Relics Chapel, Royal Pantheon and Treasury, “Pórtica de la Gloria” Crypt and Palacio de Xelmírez.

Visit to the Old Town The itinerary goes around the area of the Cathedral, including explanations about monuments such as Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, Pazo de Raxoi or Colegio de San Xerome (all situated in Plaza del Obradoiro); Colegio de Fonseca (the original University building), Casa do Cabildo (Plaza de Platerías), Casa da Conga, Monastery and Church of San Paio de Antealtares, Casa da Parra (located in Plaza de la Quintana), Monastery of San Martiño Pinario (Plaza de la Acibechería) and the Cathedral itself (inside and outside). Characteristic city streets and sites will also be visited.

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Tourist Flights around Santiago and Galicia For the best views of Galicia’s coastline, scenery and cities. Routes: • Santiago Route (30 minutes): Santiago Airport, Monte do Gozo, Monte Pedroso and city centre. • A Coruña Route: A Coruña Airport, Ría de O Burgo, Santa Cristina beach, Oza, city centre and San Pedro Park. • A Coruña-Santiago-A Coruña Route: A Coruña Airport, Sisargas Islands, Cape Vilán, Fisterra, Negreira and Santiago city centre, returning to the airport via Ferrol.

Private, Customised Trips around Galicia A customised service for groups of up to seven persons. Includes vehicle and official driver-guide. Half-day routes: Ría de Arousa A Coruña Barbanza Peninsula Fisterra Lugo

Full-day routes: Rías Baixas Costa da Morte as far as Fisterra A Coruña and Rías Altas Ribeiro Baiona, A Guarda, Tui Ribeira Sacra

Compostela Visión Trips Is an official brand of Turismo de Santiago. It provides a regular service of 1-day trips from Santiago de Compostela, featuring different itineraries that will familiarise you with Galicia’s most outstanding sights. Compostela Visión guarantees a quality service that includes: travel in modern, comfortable 50-seat coaches equipped with air conditioning; special seats for children; the company of a professional guide that speaks several languages (consult availability at time of booking) and complementary services: tickets for monuments and/or boat trips. Daily departures from Easter until early November and on special dates (rest of the year: consult). Available trips (more information on the website www.SantiagoReservas.com): • A Costa da Morte – Finisterre Stops: Muros – Carnota – Fisterra • Rías Baixas – Salnés: Fishing Villages Stops: Pontevedra – Combarro – O Grove – A Toxa – Cambados Includes boat trip around the Ría de Arousa (according to time of year) • Ribeira Sacra – Sil Canyons: The Inlands Seas Stops: San Pedro de Rocas – Castro Caldelas – Cañones del Sil – Monforte de Lemos. Includes boat trip through the Sil Canyons (according to time of year)

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• Portugal and Southern Galicia Stops: Tui – Valença do Minho (Portugal) – A Guarda – Santa Tegra – Baiona • Rías Altas – Costa Ártabra: Legendary Seas Stops: San Andrés de Teixido – Ferrol – A Coruña • Rías Baixas – Barbanza: Mythical Landscapes Locations from the Oscar-winning film “The Sea Inside” Stops: Noia – Castro Baroña – Corrubedo – Curota – A Pobra do Caramiñal


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Active Tourism Sport rischiosi in tutta sicurezza con istruttori esperti: • • • • • • •

Descent of ravines with or without rappel (minimum 8 pax) River trekking (minimum 10 pax) Rafting (minimum 10 pax) Descent in canoe (minimum 12 pax) Canoe routes around the “Rias” (from 6 to 9 pax) Bungee jumping Paintball (outdoor game of strategy)

Golf On an 18-hole golf course, with green spaces, trees and lakes 1 km from Lavacolla Airport and 10 km from the city centre. Facilities and services: 200-metre-long practice grounds with 12 bays: putting green-approach green; locker room; golf clubs for hire, manual and electric carts and boogies; golf school (adults, children) and private lessons; restaurant-cafeteria.

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Relaxation and beauty programmes based on the benefits of water:

Relax in the Thermal Club featuring two mineral-medicinal pools equipped with:

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Therapeutic Circulation/tired legs Anti-stress Beauty Slimming Purifying

The thermal circuit includes: therapeutic bath, Jacuzzi, nebulising shower, Roman bath, cold-hot shower, Turkish bath, foot bath, contrast shower, essence shower and relaxation area.

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Diving Courses at all levels: Baptism, Introductory, Open Water Diver, Advanced, First Aid, Rescue, Divemaster, etc. Proper, safe training. All courses include educational material, multimedia room, theoretical classes, complete diving equipment, diving practice in confined and open water, diving insurance, diving licence and diploma. Venue: A Pobra do Caramiñal, Ría de Arousa (45 minutes from Santiago). Other services: charters-sailing boats and yachts; boat trips; night diving; underwater video and photography; sea kayak.

Salmon and Trout Fishing Available all year round in the Vilagudín fishing preserve (Ordes), half an hour from Santiago, by acquiring a one-day fishing permit for salmon and trout. The fisherman also has to pay an additional amount per kg for his catch. FISHING HOURS: Summer: 9 am – 9 pm Winter: 9 am – 7 pm

Water Park The Cerceda Water Park features a variety of water attractions (slides, wave pool, Jacuzzi, children’s swimming pool, etc), all surrounded by green spaces. A suitable trip for school groups.

Bike Rental For cycling around the city of Santiago and surroundings, with the possibility of an accompanying guide.

Car Rental All vehicles feature air conditioning, power steering and radio cassette/CD player: GROUP A: Citröen C2, Peugeot 106 GROUP B: Citröen C4 GROUP H: Citröen Xsara Picasso 14

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Circuits for Individuals These circuits for groups that are described in the following pages are also available for individuals: • French Way of St. James • World Heritage Cities • World Heritage Cities with accommodation in “Paradores” • Madrid – Santiago via the Rías Baixas with accommodation in “Paradores” • Madrid – Santiago via the Rías Altas with accommodation in “Paradores” • Green Spain Compostur provides the following services for customised circuits for individuals: - Accommodation bookings. - Car rental. - Bike rental: The bikes are delivered to the place of origin requested by the client (inside Spain) and returned in Santiago after completing the circuit. Service especially recommended for pilgrim cyclists.

- Detailed information about the selected itinerary. - Special prices for the journey home from Santiago de Compostela. Contact Compostur, by calling 902 190 160 or e-mailing info@santiagoreservas.com, about prices for individuals depending on the place chosen to begin each circuit.

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Madrid

Transfer from airport to hotel. In the afternoon, tour around Madrid with local guide, visiting the most emblematic sights: Gran Vía, Retiro, Casa de Campo, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Cibeles, Plaza de España and main monuments. Hotel accommodation.

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Madrid Toledo Aranjuez

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Madrid

Breakfast in hotel. Full-day trip starting in Toledo, visiting the Church of Santo Tomé. A tour around the streets of the Jewish quarter with a visit to the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, the oldest in Europe, followed by a tour around the city. Trip continues at the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, an artistic and monumental jewel, visiting the Prince’s Garden. Return to Madrid and hotel accommodation.

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Segovia

Full-day trip starting in Segovia, visiting the Roman Aqueduct and Gothic Cathedral (including visit to Cathedral museum).

El Escorial

Trip continues at the Monastery of El Escorial, considered one of the world’s architectural wonders. Later, (optional) visit to the Valle de los Caídos. Return to Madrid and hotel accommodation.

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Stop at the Monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos, with the possibility of attending liturgical services to listen to the Silos monks’ renowned Gregorian Chant.

Burgos

Arrival in Burgos and hotel accommodation.

Burgos

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, tour of Burgos with local guide, including a visit to the Cathedral.

Frómista Carrión de los Condes

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Breakfast in hotel.

León Astorga

Stop in Frómista, visiting its Romanesque church. Stop in Carrión de los Condes, visiting the famous Church of Santiago. Arrival in León and hotel accommodation.

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, tour of León with local guide, including a visit to the Cathedral and Chapel of San Isidoro. Stop in Astorga. Free time for lunch and visiting the Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace. Trip continues towards the Apostle’s city along the Way of St. James, visiting O Cebreiro, Portomarín, etc.

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Santiago

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela and hotel accommodation.

Santiago

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, visit to the Cathedral followed by a tour around the monumental quarter’s streets and squares, accompanied by a local guide, to become acquainted with this World Heritage City and capital of Galicia. In the afternoon, trip to the Rías Baixas: Island of A Toxa (La Toja), O Grove, Cambados, Sanxenxo, Combarro… Return to Santiago and hotel accommodation.

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Santiago

Breakfast in hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to airport and flight to Madrid. End of Compostur services.

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Breakfast in hotel.

Zaragoza

Departure for Zaragoza. Stop and free time to visit the Basilica of El Pilar.

Pamplona

Trip continues towards Pamplona and hotel accommodation.

Pamplona

Breakfast in hotel. Brief tour around Pamplona with accompanying guide.

Puente la Reina

Trip continues towards Puente la Reina to visit the famous bridge.

Estella

Trip continues towards Estella, a medieval trading point on the Way of St. James.

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Logroño -Nájera Breakfast in hotel and departure for Nájera to visit Santa María La Real.

Santo Domingo de Stop in Santo Domingo de la Calzada and visit to the Cathedral. la Calzada San Millán de la Route continues towards the Monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla Cogolla, a visit that is not to be missed.

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Burgos

Arrival in Burgos and hotel accommodation.

Burgos

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, tour of Burgos with local guide, including visit to the Cathedral.

Frómista

Departure for Frómista, stopping to visit its Romanesque church.

Carrión de los Trip continues towards Carrión de los Condes to visit the Condes famous Church of Santiago.

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León

Trip continues towards León and hotel accommodation.

León

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, tour of León with local guide, including visit to the Cathedral and Chapel of San Isidoro.

Astorga

Trip continues towards Astorga. Free time for lunch and visiting the Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace. Route continues towards the Apostle’s city via the Way of St. James, visiting O Cebreiro, Portomarín, etc.

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Santiago

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela and hotel accommodation.

Santiago

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, visit to the Cathedral followed by a tour of the monumental quarter’s streets and squares, accompanied by a local guide, to become acquainted with this World Heritage City and capital of Galicia. In the afternoon, trip to the Rías Baixas: Island of A Toxa (La Toja), O Grove, Cambados, Sanxenxo, Combarro… Return to Santiago and hotel accommodation.

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Santiago

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Arrival at Bilbao Airport. Transfer to Pamplona and hotel accommodation.

Breakfast in hotel. Brief tour around Pamplona with accompanying guide.

Puente la Reina Trip continues towards Puente la Reina to visit the famous bridge.

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Estella

Trip continues towards Estella, a medieval trading centre on the Way of St. James.

Logroño

Arrival in Logroño and free time. In the afternoon, possibility of visiting a winery (optional). Hotel accommodation.

Logroño-Nájera Breakfast in hotel and departure for Nájera to visit Santa María La Real.

Santo Domingo Trip continues towards Santo Domingo de la Calzada to visit de la Calzada the Cathedral. San Millán de la Route continues towards the Monastery of San Millán de la Cogolla Cogolla, a visit that is not to be missed.

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Arrival in Burgos and hotel accommodation.


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Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, tour of Burgos with local guide, including visit to the Cathedral. Departure for Frómista, stopping to visit its Romanesque church. Trip continues towards Carrión de los Condes to visit the famous Church of Santiago. Trip continues towards León and hotel accommodation.

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Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, tour of León with local guide, including visit to the Cathedral and Chapel of San Isidoro. Trip continues towards Astorga. Free time for lunch and visiting the Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace. Route continues towards the Apostle’s city via the Way of St. James, visiting O Cebreiro, Portomarín, etc. Arrival in Santiago de Compostela and hotel accommodation.

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Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, a first look at this World Heritage City and capital of Galicia during a tour of its streets and squares accompanied by a local guide. Visit to the Cathedral. Free afternoon to continue enjoying and exploring Santiago. Hotel accommodation.

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Breakfast in hotel. Full-day trip to the Rías Baixas: Island of A Toxa (La Toja), O Grove, Cambados, Sanxenxo, Combarro… Return to Santiago de Compostela and hotel accommodation.

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Breakfast in hotel. In the early morning, departure for Oviedo. Brief stop in Oviedo. Arrival in Santander and hotel accommodation.

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Breakfast in hotel. At the indicated time, departure for Bilbao and transfer to the airport. End of Compostur services.

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Transfer from airport to hotel. In the afternoon, tour around the city with a local guide, visiting Madrid’s most emblematic sights: Gran Vía, Retiro, Casa de Campo, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Cibeles, Plaza de España and the main monuments. Hotel accommodation.

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Breakfast in hotel. Full-day trip starting in Toledo, visiting the Church of Santo Tomé. A tour around the streets of the Jewish quarter, visiting the Synagogue of Santa María la Blanca, the oldest in Europe, followed by a city tour. Trip continues at the Royal Palace of Aranjuez, an artistic and monumental jewel, visiting the spectacular Prince’s Garden. Return to Madrid and hotel accommodation. Breakfast in hotel. Full-day trip starting in Segovia, visiting the Roman Aqueduct and Gothic Cathedral. Trip continues in Ávila, with a brief tour around the city.

Salamanca

Arrival in Salamanca and guided tour of the city. Hotel accommodation.

Salamanca

Breakfast in hotel and departure for Santiago de Compostela, passing through Zamora and Ourense.

Santiago

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela and hotel accommodation.


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Santiago

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, a first look at this World Heritage City and capital of Galicia during a tour around its streets and squares with a local guide. Visit to the Cathedral. Hotel accommodation.

day 6

Santiago

Breakfast in hotel. Full-day trip to the Rías Baixas: Island of A Toxa (La Toja), O Grove, Cambados, Sanxenxo, Combarro… Return to Santiago and hotel accommodation.

day 7

Santiago

Hotel breakfast. Departure for Lisbon, stopping in Porto and Coimbra.

Lisbon

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Lisbon

Departure for Cáceres and guided tour of the city. Hotel accommodation.

Cáceres

Breakfast in hotel.

Seville Córdoba

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Breakfast in hotel. Tour around Lisbon.

Cáceres

Seville

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Arrival in Lisbon, hotel accommodation and free time to explore the city.

Córdoba Madrid

Departure for Seville and guided tour of this city. Free time to enjoy the city of the Giralda. Hotel accommodation.

Breakfast in hotel and departure for Cordoba. Half-day guided tour of Cordoba. Tour around the Jewish quarter, the site of Andalusia’s only existing synagogue, visiting Andalusian courtyards. Hotel accommodation.

Breakfast in hotel. At the indicated time, departure for Madrid and transfer to the airport. End of Compostur services.

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WORLD HERITAGE CITIES with Accommodation in “Paradores” Madrid Cuenca Toledo Segovia Ávila Salamanca Santiago

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Madrid

Arrival in Madrid and transfer to hotel. Free time to explore the city. Accommodation and dinner in hotel.

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Madrid Cuenca

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Cuenca Toledo

Breakfast. Departure for Cuenca. After free time for lunch, the recommendation for the afternoon is a guided tour of the Hanging Houses and the Cathedral, as well as the nearby Enchanted City, where stone forms the most fanciful shapes. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Cuenca.

Breakfast. Departure for Toledo, featuring beautiful architectures from the three cultures: Christian, Arab and Jewish. After free time for lunch, the suggestion for the afternoon is a tour around its streets, visiting sights such as the Cathedral, Alcázar and El Greco House-Museum. Accommodation and dinner in “Parador” of Toledo.

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day 4

Toledo Segovia

Breakfast. Departure for Segovia to visit its impressive Aqueduct. After free time for lunch, the recommendation for the afternoon is a visit to the Cathedral and Alcázar. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parado” of Segovia.

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Segovia Ávila

Breakfast. Departure for Ávila to visit its Walls, including the gates Puerta del Alcázar and Puerta de San Vicente. After free time for lunch, a visit to the Fortified Cathedral of San Salvador and the Convent of Santa Teresa de Jesús. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Ávila.

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Ávila Salamanca

Breakfast. The World Heritage Cities circuit continues towards Salamanca. The visit begins in the baroque Plaza Mayor, the starting point for exploring its streets and discovering, among its countless monuments, the Casa de las Conchas. After free time for lunch, a visit to the fort-like Old Cathedral, the New Cathedral, with its grandiose façade, and the University. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Salamanca.

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Salamanca

Santiago

Breakfast. Departure for Santiago de Compostela. Transfer to hotel. Free time for lunch; in the popular streets of O Franco and A Raíña there are numerous restaurants and bars that serve the typical dishes of Galicia’s gastronomy, such as “pulpo á feira” (Galicianstyle octopus), Galician pie, Santiago’s typical almond cake, washed down with the best wine and eau-de-vie. Apart from the not-to-be-missed visit to the Cathedral, featuring the Pórtico de la Gloria, the Apostle’s Tomb or the Santo ‘dos Croques’, a guided tour of the surrounding four squares is recommended: Praterías, Quintana, Inmaculada and Obradoiro. This fourth square is the site of the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, now a National “Parador”, Pazo de Raxoi and the university building Pazo de San Xerome. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Santiago.

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Santiago

Breakfast. During the morning, a visit to other emblematic sights in the city, such as the Collegiate Church of Sar, or outstanding museums such as the Museo do Pobo Galego and Galician Contemporary Art Centre. Free afternoon for shopping and enjoying this dynamic and magical university city’s wide range of cultural and leisure activities. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Santiago.

day 9

Santiago

Breakfast. Free time until departure for place of origin. End of Compostur services.

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MADRID-SANTIAGO VIA THE RIAS BAIXAS

with Accommodation in “Paradores” Madrid Segovia León Monforte de Lemos Pontevedra Cambados Santiago

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day 2

Madrid

After arrival in Madrid, transfer to the “Parador” of Segovia, stopping on the way for lunch (not included).

Segovia

Free afternoon in Segovia to visit the city: the impressive Aqueduct, Cathedral and Alcázar. You are also recommended to visit, in the surroundings, the 18th-century Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso, famous for its gardens, and the Palace of Río Frío. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Segovia.

Segovia

Breakfast. Departure for León, a city linked to the Way of St. James, with numerous sights such as the Cathedral of Santa María, Basilica of San Isidoro or Hostal of San Marcos, which houses the “Parador”.

León

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León

After free time for lunch, the recommendation for the afternoon is a guided tour of the Palace of Los Guzmanes, Casa de Botines, designed by Gaudí, Church of San Marcelo and other city sights and monuments. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of León. Breakfast. In the morning, departure for Monforte with a stop in Astorga, where the Bishop’s Palace and Cathedral stand out. On the way, an optional stop in Villafranca del Bierzo, where the Way of St. James’ influence is reflected in buildings such as the Church of Santiago, Collegiate Church, Convent of San Francisco or Convent of La Anunciada.

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Once in Monforte de Lemos, you are recommended to visit the Museo de las Clarisas, which houses one of Spain’s most important sacred art collections, the Torre del Homenaje (keep) or Colegio de los Escolapios, known as the “small Galician Escorial.” Possibility of a catamaran trip through the Ribeira Sacra region to discover the impressive River Sil canyons. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Monforte.


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Monforte de Lemos

Breakfast. In the morning, a visit to Pontevedra, whose monumental quarter, declared a Historical-Artistic Site, is one of the best-preserved in Galicia. Possibility of visiting the gothic Church of Santa María la Mayor and the Basilica of La Peregrina, featuring a surprising scallop-shaped ground plan.

Pontevedra

Free time for lunch and exploring its beautiful arcaded streets and countless small squares. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Pontevedra.

Pontevedra

Breakfast. Departure for the Monastery of Poio. The trip continues in the fishing village of Combarro, declared a Historical-Artistic Site, where the countryside and sea meet, full of “hórreos” (stone granaries) and “cruceiros” (stone crosses). Free time for lunch.

Cambados

In the afternoon, a visit to the stately town of Cambados, capital of the Albariño winemaking region, whose historicalartistic quarter is renowned for its many “pazos” (ancestral homes) and houses bearing coats of arms, especially Pazo de Fefiñáns. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Cambados.

Cambados

Breakfast. Departure for Santiago de Compostela, a World Heritage City and the capital of Galicia.

Santiago

Transfer to hotel and free time for lunch; in the popular streets of O Franco and A Raíña there are numerous restaurants and bars that serve the typical dishes of Galicia’s gastronomy, such as “pulpo á feira” (Galician-style octopus), Galician pie, Santiago’s typical almond cake, washed down with the best wine and eau-de-vie. Apart from the not-to-be-missed visit to the Cathedral, featuring the Pórtico de la Gloria, the Apostle’s Tomb or the Santo ‘dos Croques’, a guided tour of the surrounding four squares is recommended: Praterías, Quintana, Inmaculada and Obradoiro. This fourth square is the site of the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, now a National “Parador”, Pazo de Raxoi and the university building Pazo de San Xerome. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Santiago.

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Santiago

Breakfast. During the morning, a visit to other emblematic sights in the city, such as the Collegiate Church of Sar, or outstanding museums such as the Museo do Pobo Galego and Galician Contemporary Art Centre. Free afternoon for shopping and enjoying this dynamic and magical university city’s wide range of cultural and leisure activities. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Santiago.

day 8

Santiago

Breakfast. Free time until departure for place of origin. End of Compostur services.

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MADRID-SANTIAGO VIA THE RIAS ALTAS

with Accommodation in “Paradores” Madrid Segovia León Monforte de Lemos Vilalba Ferrol Santiago

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Madrid

After arrival in Madrid, transfer to the “Parador” of Segovia, stopping on the way for lunch (not included). Free afternoon in Segovia to visit the city: the impressive Aqueduct, Cathedral and Alcázar.

Segovia

You are also recommended to visit, in the surroundings, the 18th-century Royal Palace of La Granja de San Ildefonso, famous for its gardens, and the Palace of Río Frío. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Segovia.

Segovia

Breakfast. Departure for León, a city linked to the Way of St. James, with numerous sights such as the Cathedral of Santa María, Basilica of San Isidoro or Hostal of San Marcos, which houses the “Parador”.

León

After free time for lunch, the recommendation for the afternoon is a guided tour of the Palace of Los Guzmanes, Casa de Botines, designed by Gaudí, Church of San Marcelo and other city sights and monuments. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of León.

León

Breakfast. In the morning, departure for Monforte with a stop in Astorga, where the Bishop’s Palace and Cathedral stand out. On the way, an optional stop in Villafranca del Bierzo, where the Way of St. James’ influence is reflected in buildings such as the Church of Santiago, Collegiate Church, Convent of San Francisco or Convent of La Anunciada.

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Once in Monforte de Lemos, you are recommended to visit the Museo de las Clarisas, which houses one of Spain’s most important sacred art collections, the Torre del Homenaje (keep) or Colegio de los Escolapios, known as the “small Galician Escorial.” Possibility of a catamaran trip through the Ribeira Sacra region to discover the impressive River Sil canyons. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Monforte.


day 4

Monforte de Lemos

Vilalba

Breakfast. In the morning, departure for Vilalba, which stands out due to its impressive medieval Tower, now a National “Parador”. Optional visits from Vilalba to Mondoñedo (25 km), with its Cathedral and Diocesan Museum, or Lugo, with its Cathedral and World Heritage Roman Walls. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Vilalba.

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Vilalba Ferrol

day 6

Breakfast. After Vilalba the trip continues towards Ferrol, in the province of A Coruña, Galicia’s most famous naval and shipbuilding city. This neoclassical city of the Enlightenment stands out due to such emblematic sights as the Neighbourhood of La Magdalena, the Castle of San Felipe, which dominates the entrance to the “ria”, or the 18 th-century Arsenales Militares (naval dockyards).

A Coruña

The optional visit to the nearby city of A Coruña is recommended, featuring sights such as the Roman Lighthouse of Hercules, Promenade, Plaza de María Pita and many more. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Ferrol.

Ferrol

Breakfast. Departure for Santiago de Compostela, a World Heritage City and the capital of Galicia.

Santiago

Transfer to hotel and free time for lunch; in the popular streets of O Franco and A Raíña there are numerous restaurants and bars that serve the typical dishes of Galicia’s gastronomy, such as “pulpo á feira” (Galician-style octopus), Galician pie, Santiago’s typical almond cake, washed down with the best wine and eau-de-vie. Apart from the not-to-be-missed visit to the Cathedral, featuring the Pórtico de la Gloria, the Apostle’s Tomb or the Santo ‘dos Croques’, a guided tour of the surrounding four squares is recommended: Praterías, Quintana, Inmaculada and Obradoiro. This fourth square is the site of the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, now a National “Parador”, Pazo de Raxoi and the university building Pazo de San Xerome. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Santiago.

day 7

Santiago

Breakfast. During the morning, a visit to other emblematic sights in the city, such as the Collegiate Church of Sar, or outstanding museums such as the Museo do Pobo Galego and Galician Contemporary Art Centre. Free afternoon for shopping and enjoying this dynamic and magical university city’s wide range of cultural and leisure activities. Accommodation and dinner in the “Parador” of Santiago.

day 8

Santiago

Breakfast. Free time until departure for place of origin. End of Compostur services.

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GREEN SPAIN

San Sebastián Bilbao Santander Cangas de Onís Oviedo Santiago

day 1

San Sebastián Arrival in San Sebastian. Hotel accommodation.

day 2

San Sebastián Breakfast in hotel. Brief tour around San Sebastian with an

day 3

accompanying guide.

Bilbao

Departure for Bilbao. Free time to explore the city. Hotel accommodation.

Bilbao

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, visit to the famous Guggenheim Museum.

Santander

In the afternoon, the trip continues towards Santander. Free time to enjoy the city and visit the Palace of La Magdalena, Cathedral, etc. Hotel accommodation.

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day 5

day 6

day 7

Santander

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, trip to Cabárceno Park, which houses animals from all over the world roaming in semifree conditions and all kinds of plants.

Cangas de Onís

In the afternoon, departure for Cangas de Onís via the Picos de Europa mountains. Arrival in Cangas and hotel accommodation.

Cangas de Onís

Breakfast in hotel. In the morning, trip to the Virgen de Covadonga sanctuary, known as “la Santina.”

Gijón

In the afternoon, trip to Gijón, capital of the Costa Verde and Asturias’ most important coastal tourist city.

Oviedo

The trip continues towards Oviedo. Arrival and hotel accommodation.

Oviedo

Breakfast in hotel. During the morning there is time to explore Oviedo, the capital of Asturias, accompanied by a local guide, visiting the Cathedral, Monastery of San Pelayo, Plaza del Fontán and Town Hall.

Santiago

In the afternoon the trip continues towards Santiago de Compostela, with brief stops along the way. Arrival and hotel accommodation.

Santiago

Breakfast in hotel. Tour of Santiago de Compostela, a World Heritage City and the capital of Galicia, with a local guide: Cathedral, the main streets and squares in the monumental quarter, etc. In the afternoon, free time to enjoy the city’s atmosphere and shops. Hotel accommodation.

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Santiago

Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to airport at the indicated time. End of Compostur services.

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GALICIA IN 7 DAYS

Rías Altas

Portugal Southern de Galicia

Rías Baixas

Finisterre Costa da Morte

day 1

Santiago

day 2

Santiago

Breakfast. The trip is centred on the city of A Coruña, marked its seafaring vocation. The Paseo marítimo, which borders Rías Altas by the entire peninsula where the city is located, is a balcony (A Coruña) overlooking the Atlantic. This takes us to the city’s symbol par excellence, the Tower of Hercules, the only functioning Roman lighthouse in the world, and its Celtic Sculptural Park. Other sights include La Marina, with its houses featuring glazed balconies, Calle Real, a shopper’s paradise, Plaza de María Pita and the old town. Free time for lunch and enjoying A Coruña in the afternoon. Return to Santiago. Dinner and accommodation in hotel.

day 3

Santiago

Arrival in Santiago de Compostela and transfer to hotel. Free time to discover the magic of its streets, its monuments, its wide range of cultural and leisure activities and its university atmosphere. Free time to have lunch in any of the city’s numerous restaurants. Dinner and hotel accommodation.

Breakfast.

Valença do Minho

In the morning, departure for the Fort of Valença do Minho (Portugal), a charming and colourful historical-artistic site that is also a grand bazaar, being famous for its shops selling (Portugal) furniture, crafts, household items, etc.

Santa Tegra

Return to Galicia to visit A Guarda, where the Atlantic Ocean, the River Miño and Monte de Santa Tegra make up an (A Guarda) outstanding natural and historical landscape, featuring a Celtic settlement declared a National Historical-Artistic Monument. Free time for lunch.

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Baiona

The trip continues with a visit to Baiona, a seafaring tourist resort that stands out due to its Castle of Monterreal, now a National “Parador”, its Romanesque Collegiate Church and its port, which was visited by the caravel La Pinta, one of the three with which Columbus discovered America.

Vigo

On the way back, a tour around Vigo, Galicia’s most cosmopolitan city. Return to Santiago. Dinner and accommodation in hotel.


day 4

Santiago

Breakfast. Tour of Santiago de Compostela, a World Heritage City: Cathedral, featuring the Pórtico de la Gloria, the Apostle’s Tomb or the Santo ‘dos Croques’; an itinerary around the four squares surrounding the Cathedral: Praterías, Quintana, Inmaculada and Obradoiro. This fourth square is the site of the Hostal de los Reyes Católicos, now a National “Parador”, Pazo de Raxoi and the university building Pazo de San Xerome. Free time for lunch; in the popular streets of O Franco and A Raíña there are numerous restaurants and bars that serve the typical delicacies of Galicia’s gastronomy, such as “pulpo á feira” (Galician-style octopus), Galician pie, Santiago’s typical almond cake, washed down with the best wine and eau-de-vie. In the afternoon, free time. Dinner and accommodation in hotel.

day 5

Santiago Muros

Breakfast. An itinerary bordering the northernmost of the Rías Baixas, visiting the town of Noia followed by the picturesque fishing town of Muros. Afterwards, facing the open sea, we pass by the extensive beaches and transparent waters of Carnota, where one of Galicia’s largest “hórreos” (stone granaries) is located.

Finisterre

The trip continues along the hillside of the mythical Monte Pindo, passing through Ézaro, Cee and Corcubión on the way to Cape Fisterra. Considered Europe’s westernmost point, the visit to the cape is a must for all those coming to Galicia. It marks the beginning of the fascinating and rugged Costa da Morte: a region of ancestral legends and past shipwrecks, it is characterised by wild, melancholic beauty and irresistible charm.

Costa da Morte

Free time for lunch. Return via an inland itinerary after passing through the fishing village of Muxía. Arrival in Santiago. Dinner and accommodation in hotel.

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Santiago Rías Baixas (Pontevedra)

Combarro

Sanxenxo

Breakfast. In the morning, a visit to the city of Pontevedra, whose monumental quarter, declared a Historical-Artistic Site, is one of the best preserved in Galicia, featuring beautiful arcaded streets and countless small squares. These house “pazos” (ancestral homes) and basilicas such as those of Santa María la Mayor and La Peregrina. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, the itinerary borders the coast towards the famous Monastery of Poio. The trip continues in the fishing village of Combarro, declared a Site of Artistic Interest, where the countryside and sea combine to form a typical landscape of stone balconies, “hórreos” (stone granaries) and “cruceiros” (stone crosses). Afterwards, following the coastline, the itinerary passes through the coastal scenery and beaches of Sanxenxo and O Grove, finishing with a visit to Cambados. This HistoricalArtistic Site is renowned for its stately houses, especially Pazo de Fefiñáns, and for being the capital of the famous Albariño winemaking region. Return to Santiago. Dinner and accommodation in hotel.

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Santiago

Breakfast. Return to point of origin at the indicated time. End of Compostur services.

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COSTA DA MORTE – FINISTERRE Full-day trip

The trip to Fisterra, the end of the earth for the Romans, and the rugged, dangerous Costa da Morte is a must for all those visiting Galicia. A region of ancestral legends and past shipwrecks, it has a melancholic and wild beauty of irresistible charm. The itinerary borders the Ria of Muros and Noia from its beginning, where the town of Noia is located, as far as the picturesque fishing town of Muros. Afterwards, now facing the open sea, you can see the extensive beaches of Carnota, which is home to one of Galicia’s biggest “hórreos” (stone granaries). You continue alongside the mythical Monte Pindo and Ézaro towards stately Corcubión, a town of medieval origin. At the end, the impressive Cape Fisterra awaits you, considered Europe’s westernmost tip, which marks the beginning of Costa da Morte.

RÍAS BAIXAS - SALNÉS: Fishing Towns Full-day trip

Includes boat trip around Ría de Arousa (according to season). The Salnés peninsula is the strip of land penetrating the sea between the Rías Baixas of Arousa and Pontevedra, sheltered and very productive estuaries dotted with rafts, on which the best mussels in the world are cultivated. Art and history combine with traditional heritage and the tourist resources of sun and beach. Here there are beautiful cities such as monumental Pontevedra and stately Cambados; fishing towns, such as Combarro, a typical landscape of stone crosses and “hórreos” (stone granaries) almost immersed in the sea; summer resorts such as Sanxenxo, Portonovo and San Vicente do Mar; extensive beaches such as Montalvo or the immense beach of A Lanzada; and the small peninsula of O Grove, which leads to the select island of A Toxa. Large monasteries and numerous “pazos” (ancestral homes) complete the richness of an area that is also one of Galicia’s main winemaking regions, where Alabriño and Barrantes wines are produced.

RIBEIRA SACRA – SIL CANYONS: The Inland Seas Full-day trip

Includes boat trip around River Sil Canyons (according to season). During its final kilometres before reaching the Miño, the River Sil flows through a deep canyon, creating a unique and impressive landscape. At the beginning of Christianity, monks and hermits came here and began building important monasteries, which led to the area being called Ribeira Sacra. You can go down the river in a catamaran, enabling you to enjoy places otherwise inaccessible due to the difficult terrain. Contemplated from the river, the terraced vineyards reflect man’s efforts to make the most of this land, which produces “Ribeira Sacra” wine –Mencía is the most common variety of red grape cultivated here and Godello, the most common variety of white grape. The trip includes a stop in Monforte de Lemos.

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PORTUGAL AND SOUTHERN GALICIA Full-day trip

The itinerary is characterised by the two neighbouring countries, separated by the River Miño, and goes through border and stately regions, marked by defensive forts and viewpoints, carpeted with “Rías Baixas” vineyards. The trip tours the medieval acropolis of Tui, dominated by its cathedral, and then enters Portugal to visit the fort of Valença do Minho, a border enclave of historical-artistic interest as well as a grand bazaar. Apart from being a wide-ranging viewpoint, Monte de Santa Tegra also features one of Galicia’s best-preserved and most spectacular “castros” (fortified settlements). Other stops of interest are the fishing port of A Guarda, Baiona ‘La Real’, which, apart from its old town and fort converted into a “Parador”, is one of Galicia’s most prestigious marinas. The trip ends, on the way back to Santiago, with a tour around Vigo.

RÍAS ALTAS – COSTA ÁRTABRA: Legendary Seas Full-day trip

The Costa Ártabra is the region of the Artabrians. Ancient legends belonging to the Celtic oral tradition shared by Galicia and Ireland speak about Breogán, son of Brath, as the king in this area and founder of the city of Brigantia (Art-o Briga). He is supposed to have built in what is now A Coruña a tower or lighthouse that was later reconstructed by the Romans: the Tower of Hercules. The landscape combines sea and mountains with a coastline of beautiful beaches, some that are sheltered, located inside the “rias”, and others that are wild and open to the ocean. The terrain gradually becomes more difficult, climbing to heights of more than 500 m to form spectacular cliffs overlooking the sea. This is a region of natural viewpoints, “cruceiros” (stone crosses), forests, wild horses and legends, including Galicia’s most famous rural sanctuary: San Andrés de Teixido, an ancient pilgrimage site. Finally, the trip stops in the city of A Coruña to visit, among other sights, the Hercules Lighthouse.

RÍAS BAIXAS – BARBANZA: Mythical Landscapes Full-day trip

Locations from the Oscar-winning film “The Sea Inside” With a Celtic past, this is an outstanding region of strong contrasts, dominated by the Barbanza mountain range, an enormous block of granite rising from the sea separating two of the Rías Baixas: Muros/Noia, and Arousa. This region features important areas of scenic (A Curota viewpoint, where horses and cows roam freely), natural (Corrubedo dunes) and archaeological interest (such as the spectacular Baroña “castro” or fortified settlement and the solitary Axietos dolmen), as well as fishing towns with a medieval past, such as Noia and A Pobra do Caramiñal.

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LUGO: Roman City Full-day trip

With more than 2,000 years of history, Lugo enjoyed the status of district capital during Roman times. Its walls date from the year 14 B.C. and are a World Heritage Site. With a perimeter of more than 2 km, which can be toured entirely on foot, they alone make the city worth visiting. Behind the walls lie narrow streets with a traditional atmosphere and historical squares featuring monuments of interest, among which the Cathedral stands out. Near Lugo is the Viladonga “castro”, which is one of the most complete fortified settlements that can be visited. There is also an educational museum that explains the lifestyle of Galicia’s inhabitants when the Romans arrived. Lugo’s gastronomy provides another reason for making this trip.

OURENSE AND O RIBEIRO: Medieval Towns amidst Vineyards Full-day trip

Ourense was already important in Roman times, which is the period to which the plinths of its old bridge belong. Its main features are its Cathedral (12th century and later) and the churches, streets, squares and gardens of its elegant historical quarter, which reflects the good lifestyle of a peaceful provincial city. This is also the city of the “Burgas”: three springs with a temperature of around 70oC, whose existence has given rise to many theories and explains the importance of hydrotherapy in the area. Nearby is the O Ribeiro region, one of inland Galicia’s most interesting. The passing of the centuries has left behind important monumental riches here: medieval towns, monasteries, churches and “pazos” (ancestral homes) dot this area of gentle relief, fertile soil and privileged climate, which produces Ribeiro wine, whose quality was already recognised by the Romans. Its most important town is Ribadavia: declared a HistoricalArtistic Site in 1947, it is a medieval jewel featuring an important Jewish quarter.

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WAY OF ST. JAMES Full-day trip

Among the network of Ways leading to Santiago, the most popular and best-known is the French Way, which enters Galicia via O Cebreiro, a town famous for its “pallozas” (thatched-roof houses) and spectacular landscape of old mountains. The rural scenery of inland Galicia accompanying the first section of this excursion has, in some parts, an exuberant and even mystic beauty. After passing the Monastery of Samos, one of Galicia’s important Benedictine monasteries, pilgrims cross the Miño at Portomarín, whose fort-church is one of the best from medieval times. Further on, the Church of Vilar de Donas is one of the best examples of Galicia’s Romanesque style linked to the Way, with frescos dating from 1434.

“PAZOS” AND HISTORICAL GARDENS Half-day trip Located near Santiago are the old “pazos” (ancestral homes) of Santa Cruz de Ribadulla and Oca, whose gardens –historical and artistic- are among the best in Spain and can be visited. The trip goes through the region watered by the River Ulla, an area of great interest due to its scenery, vegetation and old monuments. San Xoán da Cova is the site of Ponte Gundián, an old engineering feat that still functions as a train viaduct and is an icon throughout the entire region. The landscape is dominated by the silhouette of Pico Sacro, Galicia’s most beautiful and symbolic peak, featuring medieval rooms, which is well worth visiting.

PADRÓN: The Origin of the Jacobean Legend Half-day trip Padrón is the first place name that appears in the Jacobean legend. In Padrón’s old town, it is worth visiting –apart from its “rúas” or streetsthe “Pedrón” (large stone) that is mentioned in the legend, where the Apostle’s boat was moored, the Convent of El Carmen, with a viewpoint overlooking the town, and the house of the Romantic poetess Rosalía de Castro. The route is marked by two rivers, the Sar and the Ulla, and by their pleasant and productive “vegas” or meadows, where the famous Pimientos de Padrón (small green peppers) are cultivated.

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Hotel Meliá Araguaney

• Address: Alfredo Brañas, 5. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: In the centre of a modern shopping boulevard and only a few metres from the old town.

• Accommodation: Rooms with air conditioning, bathroom with hairdryer, a selection of pillows, satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, minibar, individual safe, 24-hour room service.

• Catering: “Araguaney” restaurant featuring designer cuisine, with private rooms and large halls with a seating capacity of 300. “Mesón Caney” with a variety of homemade and traditional dishes, very popular with the locals. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Rooms for meetings and conventions, sauna, shopping arcades, outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre, terrace-garden, exhibition hall, disco, currency exchange, private car park, access for the disabled.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 81 (5 junior suites and 2 luxury suites).

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Hotel Palacio del Carmen

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• Address: Oblatas (no number). Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: In the old town, only a few minutes walking from the Cathedral. It is housed in a singular historical building that has been exquisitely refurbished. It used to be a tannery in the 18th century and a convent belonging to the “Oblatas” order starting from the early 19th century.

• Accommodation: Rooms decorated with fine materials such as wood, quality fabrics and cast iron, with air conditioning, complete en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, telephone, satellite TV, minibar, Internet access, extra beds, 24-hour room service, individual safe.

• Catering: Restaurant combining an innovative range of traditional dishes and the incomparable setting of the historical building’s dining rooms. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Meeting rooms, lounge, heated indoor swimming pool, fitness centre, 24-hour laundry service, 6,000 m2 of gardens, currency exchange, car park, access for the disabled.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 75 (38 standard rooms, 33 superior rooms and 4 suites).

Hotel Puerta del Camino

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• Address: Miguel Ferro Caaveiro (no number). Santiago de Compostela.

• Location In the San Lázaro neighbourhood, beside the Congress and Exhibition Hall of Galicia. Easily accessible by road from the airport and Galicia’s north-south motorway.

• Accommodation: Fully equipped, comfortable, luxury rooms with air conditioning: complete en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, Internet access, telephone, piped music, minibar. 24-hour room service. Safe rental service.

• Catering: “Berenguela” restaurant. Private dining room. Piano bar. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and services: Executive floor with independent facilities for suites, rooms for meetings and conventions, Wi-Fi Internet access in noble suites and executive floor, banquet hall with a seating capacity of 800, outdoor swimming pool, tennis court, terrace-garden, hairdressing salon, car park, access for the disabled.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 160 (152 doubles and 8 suites).

Parador Hostal de los Reyes Católicos • Address:

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Praza do Obradoiro, 1. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: Right in the centre of the old town, in Praza do Obradorio, beside Santiago Cathedral, in a monumental building that the Catholic Monarchs had constructed in 1499 as a pilgrim hospital. It features Gothic, Renaissance and baroque designs, with four inner courtyards. Considered the world’s oldest hotel, it is also one of the most luxurious and beautiful.

• Accommodation Rooms in a historical setting, featuring heating, complete en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, minibar, rooms with lounge.

• Catering: Accessible restaurant offering typical dishes (fish, seafood and meat) and desserts of Galicia’s gastronomy. There is also a restaurant-bar in the basement. Pavement café.

• Facilities and Services: Rooms for meetings and conventions, air conditioning in lounges, safe, Internet access, garden, terrace, hairdressing salon, shop, simultaneous translation, currency exchange, car park.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 136. ACCOMMODATION

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Hotel Monumento San Francisco

• Address: Campiño de San Francisco, 3. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: In the Convent of San Francisco, one of Santiago’s most historical buildings, situated in the centre of the old town, 150 metres from the Cathedral.

• Accommodation: Rooms with an elegant, modern design, equipped with air conditioning, ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, Internet access, telephone, minibar, room service, extra (sofa) beds, safe.

• Catering: Restaurant. Cafeteria. Dining room for events.

• Facilities and Services: Meeting rooms, lounge, auditorium, covered heated swimming pool, spa, 46,800 m2 of gardens and green spaces, 2 interior cloisters, laundry service, currency exchange, car park, access for the disabled.

• Characteristics: Rehabilitated in 2005, respecting the existing materials: wood, cast iron and stone. No. rooms: 76.

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Gran Hotel Santiago

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• Address:

• Address:

San Lázaro (no number) –road to Aríns. Santiago de Compostela.

Maestro Mateo (no number). Santiago de Compostela.

• Location:

• Location:

At the entrance to the city, opposite the Congress and Exhibition Hall of Galicia, near the airport and Galicia’s main motorway.

Facing the South University Campus, only a 5-minute walk from the city centre and 15 minutes walking from the Cathedral.

• Accommodation:

• Accommodation:

Rooms with air conditioning, complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, safe.

All outward-facing rooms with air conditioning, complete en-suite bathroom featuring hydromassage shower and hairdryer, satellite TV and video service, Wi-Fi Internet access, telephone, minibar, safe, 24-hour room service.

• Catering: Restaurant featuring traditional Galician cuisine. Cafeteria. Private dining room. Banquet hall with a seating capacity of 400.

• Facilities and Services: Meeting rooms, gymnasium, heated swimming pool, tennis court, sauna, library, chapel, gardens, car park, access for the disabled.

• Characteristics: Opened in 1999. No. rooms: 148 (6 junior suites and 70 rooms with lounge).

• Catering Restaurant on tenth floor with magnificent views of the city. Lobby bar offering a variety of snacks and set meals and featuring live music.

• Facilities and Services: Lounges, convention rooms, laundry service, car park, currency exchange, access for the disabled, pets allowed.

• Characteristics: Recently opened. No. rooms: 143.

Hesperia Compostela

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Hesperia Peregrino

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• Address:

• Address:

Hórreo, 1. Santiago de Compostela.

Rosalíla de Castro (no number). Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: Classically decorated rooms with heating, featuring complete en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, minibar. Safe rental service.

• Accommodation: Classical rooms featuring heating, complete en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, minibar. Safe rental service.

Location: Situated in the city centre, near the South University Campus and the train station, 15 minutes walking from the Cathedral and near the junction of Galicia’s north-south motorway.

Accommodation:

• Catering:

All outward-facing rooms featuring heating, complete en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, minibar. Safe rental service.

Restaurant featuring typical Galician cuisine in a peaceful atmosphere. Bar. Cafeteria.

Catering:

• Facilities and Services:

Restaurant offering Galician and international cuisine. Cafeteria.

Meeting and convention rooms, convention services, Internet corner, laundry service, public car park beside hotel.

Facilities and Services:

• Characteristics:

Meeting rooms, Wi-Fi Internet access, heated outdoor swimming pool, gardens, car park, currency exchange.

Recently refurbished rooms. No. rooms: 99.

Characteristics: Completely refurbished in 2003. No. rooms: 149.

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• Address:

• Address:

Santiago-A Estrada road, km 2. Teo.

Village of San Xoán, Calo. Teo.

• Location:

• Location:

Situated 3 km from Santiago, in a residential area surrounded by gardens and only a few metres from the Northwest Motorway junction. Rooms equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, safe.

4 km from Santiago, easily accessible by road. This charming hotel is located in a natural setting, in a building dating from 1786, surrounded by gardens. Its grounds include wooded areas, walks with a pergola, “horreo” (stone granary), fountains, chapel and dovecot used as a cellar.

• Catering:

• Accommodation:

Restaurant specialising in Galician gastronomy. Bar.

Meticulously decorated rooms with all the services provided by a hotel of this category.

• Facilities and Services:

• Catering:

Rooms for meetings and conventions, swimming pool, tennis court, gymnasium, currency exchange, car park, credit cards accepted, access for the disabled.

A la carte restaurant located in the Pazo’s main house, known for its fine cuisine and elegant presence. Cafeteria.

• Characteristics:

Main hall with a seating capacity of 400, swimming pool, terraces, gardens, car park.

• Accommodation:

No. rooms: 92.

• Facilities and Services: • Characteristics: No. rooms: 7 (6 doubles and 1 single), apart from 4 maisonettes in the building attached to the main house.

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Hotel T.C. MeliáSantiago Araguaney • Address: Restollal, 24. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: Beside the El Corte Inglés shopping centre and one of the city’s best parks, very close to the train station and only a 15-minute walk from the centre.

• Accommodation: All the rooms are outward facing and equipped with air conditioning, complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, piped music, 24-hour room service, safe.

• Catering: Restaurant. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Meeting rooms, banquet halls with a seating capacity of up to 410, lounges, auditorium, Internet access, laundry service, access for the disabled, car park, currency exchange, credit cards accepted.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 93 doubles and 6 junior suites.

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Hotel Husa Ciudad de Compostela

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• Address: Avenida de Lugo, 213. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: 2 minutes from the city centre, between the old town and the regional government’s administrative buildings.

• Accommodation: Rooms with heating, ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, Internet access, telephone, piped music and minibar. Safe rental service.

• Catering: Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Convention hall, lounge, laundry service, private car park.

• Characteristics: Opened in 1999. No. rooms: 30.

Hotel Husa Santiago Apostol

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• Address: Costa de San Marcos, 1. Bando. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: Very close to the Congress and Exhibition Hall, 10 minutes from the city centre and 5 minutes from the airport, beside an important road junction that makes it easy to reach from anywhere in Galicia.

• Accommodation: Rooms featuring heating, ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, video, telephone, minibar. Safe rental service.

• Catering: “Roi Xordo” restaurant, which offers the best Galician cuisine as well as national and international dishes. Several private dining rooms. Bar.

• Facilities and Services: Convention and banquet halls, TV room, currency exchange, private car park, access for the disabled, animals accepted (5 kg maximum, subject to confirmation and direct payment).

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 104.

Hotel Husa Universal

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• Address: Praza de Galicia, 2. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: Right in the city centre, only a few metres from the monumental quarter.

• Accommodation: Rooms featuring double glazing, heating, ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone and minibar. Safe rental service in reception.

• Catering: Breakfast room.

• Facilities and Services: TV lounge, laundry service, WC for the disabled, animals accepted (5 kg maximum, subject to confirmation and direct payment).

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 54.

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Hotel Castro • Address: Village of Formarís, 22-23. A Sionlla. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: 4 km from the city centre, on the road to A Coruña, in a rural setting.

• Accommodation: Rooms featuring air conditioning and ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, piped music, minibar, individual safe.

• Catering: Restaurant. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Lounges, banquet and convention halls, garden, children’s playground, car park, access for the disabled.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 120 (4 suites).

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Hotel Herradura • Address: Xoán Carlos I, 1. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: In the old town, beside the Alameda gardens, in a traditional Compostela building. Very close to the city’s most important shopping and business area.

• Accommodation: Rooms featuring air conditioning, complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, piped music, 24-hour room service, individual safe.

• Catering: Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Meeting room, lounge, lift, car park very near to the hotel, access for the disabled.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 20 (17 doubles and 3 singles).

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Hotel Ruta Jacobea

• Address:

• Address:

Hórreo, 92. Santiago de Compostela.

Lavacolla, 41. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location:

• Location:

In the city centre, 200 metres from the train station, and only a few metres from the Galician Parliament and the monumental quarter.

Near the airport.

• Accommodation:

Rooms with heating, complete ensuite bathroom, satellite TV and telephone. Safe rental service.

Rooms featuring differentiated decoration with a comfortable, modern style, equipped with air conditioning, complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, Internet access, telephone, minibar, piped music, valet-presser, safe.

• Catering:

• Catering:

Restaurant with set menus and meals featuring a rich variety of Galician gastronomy. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services:

“Ruta Jacobea” restaurant, one of the most renowned Galicia. The menu includes an exquisite selection of traditional Galician cuisine. Cafeteria.

Convention halls, laundry service, credit cards accepted.

• Facilities and Services:

• Characteristics:

Meeting and convention rooms, gardenterrace, car park, access for the disabled, pets allowed.

• Accommodation:

Refurbished in the year 2000. No. rooms: 138.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 20 (4 suites).

Hotel Rúa Villar

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• Address: Rúa do Vilar, 8-10. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: On one of the old town’s best-known streets, only 15 metres from the Cathedral, in a traditional Compostela building from the 18th century, which stands out due to its inner courtyard featuring a skylight.

• Accommodation: Rooms with air conditioning, complete ensuite bathroom, plasma TV, Internet access, CD and DVD player, telephone, minibar, piped music, safe, room service.

• Catering: Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Lounge, cafeteria for exclusive use of guests, panoramic lift.

• Characteristics: Completely refurbished in 2003. No. rooms: 14.

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Hotel San Lorenzo

• Address:

• Address:

Hórreo, 106, Santiago de Compostela.

San Lourenzo, 2. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location:

• Location:

Very centrally located, opposite the Galician Parliament, 300 metres from the old town and very close to the train station.

Quiet, family hotel in the old town, 400 metres from the Cathedral and very close to Alameda Park and the South University Campus.

• Accommodation:

• Accommodation:

Fully equipped rooms featuring air conditioning, complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, Internet access, telephone, minibar, valet-presser, piped music, safe. Room service.

Rooms equipped with air conditioning, complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, safe.

• Catering: Restaurant featuring typical homemade dishes, with a seating capacity of 300. Cafeteria.

• Catering: Restaurant. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services:

• Facilities and Services:

Lounge, TV and reading rooms, laundry service, currency exchange.

Meeting rooms, laundry service, shops, vehicle rental, hairdressing salon, public car park 40 metres from the hotel.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 54.

• Characteristics: Holder of the prestigious “Tourist Quality Q” quality award and the first Galician hotel with the “Galicia Calidade” award, which guarantees the quality of products and services provided by Galician businesses. No. rooms: 21.

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Hotel Scala • Address:

Montouto, 8. Cacheiras. Teo.

Pazos (no number). Padrón.

• Location:

• Location:

In the outskirts, only 3 km from the city, easily accessible by road, in a high area overlooking the Os Tilos Valley.

In the outskirts of Padrón, 16 km from Santiago de Compostela, in a rural setting and a few minutes from the Dodro golf course.

• Accommodation:

• Accommodation:

Spacious rooms equipped with heating, ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, minibar, individual safe.

Rooms equipped with complete ensuite bathroom, including hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, piped music.

• Catering:

• Catering:

Accessible restaurant. Bar.

Restaurant with a wide variety of Galician specialities, including local fish and seafood and the best wines. Grillroom. Cafeteria.

Meeting rooms, banquet halls, convention halls with a seating capacity of 1,900, currency exchange, swimming pool, gymnasium, garden, terrace, car park with entrance for the disabled, WC for the disabled, pets allowed.

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• Facilities and Services: Meeting rooms, halls for weddings and banquets, lounge, swimming pool, children’s playground, disco, car park.

• Characteristics:

• Characteristics:

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• Address: Santiago-Noia road. Os Ánxeles. Brión.

• Location: Situated in the beautiful Amaía Valley, 8 km from Santiago on the road to Noia, on the site of the historical spring of Nosa Señora dos Ánxeles, whose properties may be enjoyed in the spa complex.

• Accommodation: Soundproofed rooms featuring air conditioning, complete ensuite bathroom and hairdryer, TV, free Internet access, telephone, safe.

• Catering: Main restaurant. A la carte restaurant. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Meeting rooms, terrace, sauna, swimming pool, spa, gymnasium, laundry service, free car park, access for the disabled.

• Characteristics: Built in 2004. Spa services: hydrotherapy, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, medical consultation, massage therapy. Thermal Club featuring two mineralmedicinal pools with jets, swan necks, crosscurrents, waterfalls, waterbeds, swimming pools, Jacuzzi, two saunas at different temperatures, steam bath, bi-thermal and aromatic showers, aromatised frost, relaxation room with hot marble and a leg-circulation circuit. No. rooms: 59.

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Hotel Pombal

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• Address:

• Address: Pombal, 12. Santiago de Compostela.

Virxe da Cerca, 27. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location:

• Location:

In the old town, housed in a traditional building, 200 metres from Praza do Obradoiro and beside the Alameda gardens, which offer the best views of the Cathedral and monumental quarter.

In the centre of the old town, opposite the city’s traditional food market and overlooking one of the city’s main parks. Housed in a restored 18th-century mansion that used to be a bank and a Jesuit residence.

• Accommodation:

• Accommodation:

Rooms equipped with air conditioning, complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, Internet access, minibar, piped music, extra beds, individual safe.

Rooms featuring air conditioning, complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, Internet access, minibar, piped music, safe.

• Catering:

• Catering:

Cafeteria.

Restaurant. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services:

• Facilities and Services:

Living rooms, lounge, garden-terrace, laundry service, credit cards accepted.

Meeting room, lounges, private garden, bower, laundry service, car park.

• Characteristics:

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 43.

No. rooms: 15 (14 doubles and 1 single).

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Hotel San Clemente • Address:

Rúa do Vilar, 17. Santiago de Compostela.

San Clemente, 28. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location:

• Location:

Charming hotel in a privileged situation in the centre of the old town, on the famous street called Rúa do Vilar, a few metres from the Cathedral. It is housed in a carefully refurbished 18th-century mansion.

In the old town, 150 metres from the Cathedral, in a perfectly refurbished building from the beginning of the 17th century.

Rooms featuring complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, Internet access, telephone, presser, piped music, minibar, individual safe.

• Accommodation: Rooms featuring complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, TV, telephone, Internet access, minibar, piped music.

• Catering: Cafeteria.

• Catering:

• Facilities and Services:

Cafeteria.

Lounge, garden-terrace, laundry service, car park near hotel.

• Facilities and Services: Lounge, laundry service.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 10.

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Hotel Monumento Mosteiro de Aciveiro • Address: Forcarei. Pontevedra.

• Location: Near the protected area of Sierra del Candán and a few metres from the route of the bridges over the River Lérez. 45 minutes from Santiago and half an hour from Pontevedra.

• Accommodation: The rooms, formerly used by monks, are spacious and comfortable, combining their historical character with modern functionality. They feature satellite TV, telephone, minibar, hairdryer.

• Catering: Ideal restaurant for business meals, lunches and banquets. Bar.

• Facilities and Services: Internet and fax service, meeting hall with a maximum seating capacity of 150, lounge, garden, car park, access for the disabled.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 24.

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Hotel Monumento Pazo de Lestrove • Address: Dodro. Padrón.

• Location: Near the C-550 road, 500 metres from the centre of Padrón and 10 minutes from Santiago.

• Accommodation: Outward-facing rooms that have been refurbished following an elegant, modern design. They feature air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite TV, Internet access, Wi-Fi, telephone, minibar, safe.

• Catering: Restaurant with dining room for events. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Terrace, gardens, outdoor swimming pool.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 27.

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Hotel Costa Vella

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• Address: Porta da Pena, 17. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: Charming hotel, in the centre of the old town, very close to the Cathedral, in a peaceful, especially charming area, including its own inner garden-terrace, where you can rest in the shade of apple and lemon trees.

• Accommodation: Rooms combining Compostela’s traditional architecture and modern comfort, featuring complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone and piped music.

• Catering: Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Garden-terrace, gallery-viewpoint, small library.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 14.

Hotel Santa Lucía

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• Address: Santiago-Ourense road, km 2. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: In the outskirts of Santiago, 3 km from the city’s monumental quarter. Near the train station and an important shopping centre. It is easy to get around with hourly buses.

• Accommodation: Outward-facing rooms with complete ensuite bathroom, satellite TV, video, telephone and piped music. 24-hour room service.

• Catering: There are 2 spacious dining rooms offering the most exquisite dishes of Galicia’s cuisine accompanied by the best wines. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Convention hall, car park, access for the disabled.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 105.

Hotel Rey Fernando

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• Address: Fernando III O Santo, 30. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: In the centre of Santiago de Compostela, very close to the train station and the main shopping streets.

• Accommodation: Rooms with heating, complete ensuite bathroom, satellite TV and telephone.

• Facilities and Services: Own car park, laundry service, central safe.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 24.

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Hotel San Jacobo • Address: Avenida San Lázaro, 101-103. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: Opposite the Congress and Exhibition Hall of Galicia and the San Lázaro Stadium, 5 minutes from the Cathedral by car and a few metres from an important road junction that makes it easy to reach from anywhere in Galicia.

• Accommodation: Soundproofed double rooms equipped with heating, complete ensuite bathroom, TV and telephone.

• Catering: Restaurant. Cafeteria offering a variety of sandwiches, wines and “tapas”.

• Facilities and Services: Lounge, credit cards accepted, lift, central heating, car park, telephone in rooms, TV in rooms.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 14

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Hotel Sino • Address: Algalia de Arriba, 5. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: Gastronomic hotel situated in the centre of the Algalia neighbourhood, one of the most emblematic in the monumental quarter, less than 500 metres from the Cathedral. Very close to the small, tree-lined San Roque square and two of the city’s most important museums. It is made up of two traditional mansions (one with a typical chimney, which is an essential part of the lounge) that have been carefully refurbished to provide open spaces, without architectural barriers, combining stone and steel.

• Accommodation: Rooms featuring complete ensuite bathroom with hairdryer, TV, telephone, Internet access, piped music, free minibar service in superior rooms, coffee shop and room service.

• Catering: Restaurant. Meals for businesses. Special dinners. Catering service. Cafeteria. Buffet breakfast.

• Facilities and Services: Lounge, games room, laundry service, car park 100 metres away, access for the disabled, credit cards accepted.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 15. ACCOMMODATION

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Hotel Casa Rosalía • Address: Village of Solgrexa, 29. Brión.

• Location: 11 km from Santiago and 25 km from the Rías Baixas, in the Amaía Valley, municipality of Brión, housed in a 200-year-old mansion.

• Accommodation: Rooms featuring complete ensuite bathroom, TV, telephone and minibar.

• Catering: Its restaurant offers dishes based on typical Galician ingredients. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Meeting rooms, lounges, swimming pool, gardens, laundry service, credit cards accepted.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 30.

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Hostal México • Address: República Arxentina, 33 (4th floor). Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: In the city centre, a 10-minute walk from the Cathedral.

• Accommodation: Rooms that can be provided with one, two, three or four beds, featuring complete ensuite bathroom, satellite TV, telephone, radio, safe in reception.

• Catering: Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Meeting room, lounge with TV, Internet access, fax, laundry service, car park with direct access from “Hostal”, space for bikes.

• Characteristics: Refurbished in 2004. No. rooms: 56.

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SANTIAGO

DE

COMPOSTELA

Hostal Oregar

2



• Address: Romero Donallo, 9. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: In the city centre, near the South University Campus and only 10 minutes from the monumental quarter.

• Catering: Restaurant with a seating capacity of 160, flexible meal times for guests, featuring a series of varied menus for lunch and dinner.

• Facilities and Services: Lounge, fax, Internet access, nearby public car parks, credit cards accepted.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 28.

Hostal San Paio

2



• Address: Village of Lavacolla (no number). Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: Less than 1 km from Santiago de Compostela Airport, surrounded by natural beauty. In the centre of Galicia. All the city’s services and its nearby transportation.

• Accommodation: Rooms equipped with complete ensuite bathroom, TV, telephone, piped music.

• Catering: Restaurant featuring typical Galician and international cuisine.

• Facilities and Services: Meeting room, convention and banquet hall, exterior gallery with private room, car park.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 45.

Hostal La Salle

1



• Address: San Roque, 6. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: In the old town, only 250 metres from the Cathedral and beside two of the city’s main museums as well as the monumental garden of San Domingos de Bonaval.

• Accommodation: Rooms featuring ensuite bathroom, TV and telephone.

• Catering: Dining room.

• Facilities and Services: Meeting rooms, audiovisual room, chapel, car park, credit cards accepted.

• Characteristics and Services: No. rooms: 96.

ACCOMMODATION

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SANTIAGO

Guest Houses

DE

COMPOSTELA

Rosa Rosae • Address: A Rosa, 7. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: In the city centre, 200 metres from the train station and 10 minutes from the monumental quarter.

• Accommodation: Modern, functional rooms featuring complete ensuite bathroom, TV, telephone, Wi-Fi Internet access, minibar, safe.

• Catering: Buffet breakfast.

• Facilities and Services: Lounge, press service, car park.

• Characteristics: Rosa Rosae represents a new service concept within its category, very modern and functional. No. rooms: 21.

Holiday Resort

Monte do Gozo • Address: Rúa do Gozo, 18. San Marcos. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: 5 minutes by car from the city centre and 6 km from the airport. Surrounded by 650,000 m2 of green spaces. Consists of a horizontal hotel, a first-class camp site, a youth hostel and an auditorium with a seating capacity of 40,000.

• Accommodation: Rooms with heating, TV and telephone.

• Catering: Three restaurants with a seating capacity of 500. Self-service. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Children’s playground, supermarket, laundry service, night entertainment, surveillance, green spaces, swimming pool, car park, cash dispenser, fax, Internet access, 6 rooms with a seating capacity of 12 to 300.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 288 (singles, doubles and triples).

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ACCOMMODATION


SANTIAGO Rural Accommodation

DE

COMPOSTELA

Casa Gasamáns • Address: Village of Gasamáns (no number). Agrón. Ames.

• Location: 10 km from Santiago, in a small village beside a river, surrounded by a typical riverside forest. The complex consists of two old rural houses, an “hórreo” (stone granary) and an outhouse. The main building, which is 150 years old, features a “lareira” (chimney-hearth) and two traditional stone sinks.

• Accommodation: Rooms feature ensuite bathroom with hydromassage shower, TV, telephone, piped music, minibar.

• Catering: Dining room.

• Facilities and Services: Lounge, swimming pool, laundry service, bike rental, car park, access for the disabled.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 6.

Holiday Homes

Casa del Carmen • Address: Oblatas. Luar do Carme Development. Santiago de Compostela.

• Location: A 10-minute walk from the Cathedral, in the historical neighbourhood of Carme de Abaixo, in a prize-winning private development with a lot of charm, on the site of an old tannery. With views of Santiago Cathedral and surrounded by the River Sarela.

• Accommodation: The ground floor is made up of a kitchen, toilet and living room-dining room. On the first floor there is a bedroom with a double bed and ensuite bathroom, two single rooms that can be converted into doubles with another bathroom.

• Facilities and Services: Heating, chimney, private garage.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 3 (capacity: 6 persons).

ACCOMMODATION

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ACCOMMODATION

Way of St. James


N AVA R R A , P U E N T E L A R E I N A , L O G R O Ñ O

3



Hotel Albret

3



Hotel Irache

• Address:

• Address:

Calle Ermitagaña, 3. Pamplona.

Iratxe (Ayegui), Estella. Navarre.

• Location:

• Location:

Mendebaldea neighbourhood, 100 m from the city’s hospital area.

2 km from Estella-Lizarra, half an hour from Pamplona and 1 hour from Vitoria.

• Accommodation:

• Accommodation:

Rooms featuring air conditioning, hairdryer, telephone, satellite TV, safe, minibar, room service.

Rooms equipped with air conditioning, heating, minibar, satellite TV, hairdryer, telephone.

• Facilities and Services:

Restaurant.

5 meeting rooms with audiovisual systems.

• Facilities and Services:

• Characteristics:

Accessible for the disabled, 3 outdoor swimming pools, tennis court, green space, rooms equipped for conventions, pets allowed.

• Catering:

No. rooms: 110.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 31 rooms and 20 apartments.

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Hotel Jakue

3



Hotel Marqués de Vallejo

• Address:

• Address:

Irunbidea (no number). Puente la Reina. Garés. Navarre.

Calle Marqués de Vallejo, 8. Logroño (La Rioja).

• Location:

• Location:

15 minutes from Pamplona.

In Logroño’s old town, between Plaza del Espolón and the Cathedral, in the centre of the city’s historical, gastronomic and business quarter.

• Accommodation: Rooms with ensuite bathroom, satellite TV, telephone, minibar.

• Catering:

• Accommodation:

Bar. Restaurant.

Rooms with heating, air conditioning, laundry service, hairdryer, minibar, safe.

• Facilities and Services:

• Catering:

Garden, car park, accessible toilets, children’s playground, lounge, conventional hall, Internet access.

Buffet-restaurant. Bar.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 28.

• Facilities and Services: Access for the disabled and guide dogs allowed, common rooms with air conditioning, common telephone, common international TV, broadband Internet access in halls, photocopy and fax service.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 51.

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NÁJERA, BURGOS

Hostería Monasterio de San Millán

4



• Address: Monastery of Yuso. San Millán de la Cogolla (La Rioja).

• Location: Housed in one of the Monastery of Yuso’s wings, it is 42 km from Logroño and just over 3 hours from Madrid.

• Accommodation: Rooms with minibar, satellite TV, safe, hairdryer.

• Catering: “San Agustín” restaurant. Bar.

• Facilities and Services: Auditorium and games room.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 25 rooms (1 royal suite and 2 junior suites).

Hotel Almirante Bonifaz 4 

Hotel Corona de Castilla 4



• Address:

• Address:

Calle Vitoria, 22-24. Burgos.

Calle Madrid, 15. Burgos.

• Location:

• Location:

In the city’s business centre, a five-minute walk from the Cathedral and other interesting sights.

400 metres from the Cathedral and 300 metres from the future Human Evolution Museum, easily reached via different roads.

• Accommodation:

• Accommodation:

Rooms with air conditioning, hairdryer, telephone, Internet access, satellite TV, minibar, safe, Wi-Fi.

Rooms with air conditioning, telephone, satellite TV, minibar, hairdryer, safe.

• Catering: “Los Sauces” restaurant, with a seating capacity of 65, featuring a la carte and set menus.

• Catering: Restaurant.

• Facilities and Services: Convention halls.

• Facilities and Services: 4 halls for events. Bingo.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 87.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 79.

ACCOMMODATION

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BURGOS

4  Zénit Puerta de Burgos 3



• Address:

• Address:

Calle Vitoria, 69. Burgos.

Logroño road, km 102, Castrillo del Val. Burgos.

• Location:

• Location:

In the city’s shopping and business centre, very close to the old town.

Situated in the “Los Tomillares” development, 5 minutes from Burgos, beside the prehistoric Atapuerca caves and the Castrillo del Val Military Base.

• Accommodation: Rooms featuring hairdryer and scales, air conditioning, heating, satellite TV, telephone in room and bathroom with internal line, Internet access, safe, minibar, laundry service.

• Accommodation: Rooms with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone.

• Catering:

• Catering:

Restaurant. Cafeteria.

“El Portón” restaurant.

• Facilities and Services:

• Facilities and Services:

Car park, halls, night club, solarium.

Convention halls.

• Characteristics:

• Characteristics:

No. rooms: 30 double rooms and 10 suites.

No. rooms: 135 rooms and 2 suites.

3



Hotel Camino de Santiago

Hotel Ciudad de Burgos 3



Hotel Mesón del Cid

• Address:

• Address:

Madrid-Irún road, km 249. Burgos.

Plaza de Santa María, 8. Burgos.

• Location:

• Location:

10 minutes from Burgos.

• Accommodation:

Situated in the city centre, facing the Cathedral. Easy to reach from the industrial estates.

Its range of rooms includes 2 adapted for the disabled.

• Accommodation:

• Catering: Restaurant.

• Facilities and Services:

Rooms with satellite TV, hairdryer, safe.

• Catering: Restaurant.

Halls.

• Facilities and Services:

• Characteristics:

Pets allowed, car park, meeting room and 7 halls, credit cards accepted.

No. rooms: 126 (2 for the disabled).

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 49 rooms and 6 suites.

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ACCOMMODATION


BURGOS, CARRIÓN DE LOS CONDES, SAHAGÚN

Hotel Rest. Rey Arturo 3



Hotel Las Vegas

2



• Address:

• Address:

N-620 road, km 6,6. Villagonzalo Pedernales. Burgos.

Madrid-Irún road, km 245. Burgos.

• Location:

10 minutes from Burgos’ old town. The closest airport is that of Vitoria, 115 km away.

5 km from Burgos, on the approach roads from Madrid, Burgos, Valladolid and Palencia.

• Accommodation: Rooms with telephone, hairdryer, satellite TV.

• Catering:

• Location: • Accommodation: Rooms with telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer, safe, heating, air conditioning, minibar.

• Catering:

Restaurant.

“Los Arcos” restaurant. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services:

• Facilities and Services:

Lounges, green spaces, garage, car park, children’s playround.

Lounge, meeting rooms, banquet halls, car park.

• Characteristics:

• Characteristics:

No. rooms: 52.

No. rooms: 75.

Real Monasterio de S. Zoilo 3



Hostal La Codorniz

2



• Address:

• Address:

Calle Obispo Souto (no number). Carrión de los Condes. Palencia.

Avenida Constitución, 97. Sahagún. León.

Location: In the centre of Palencia province, 1 hour from Burgos, León and Valladolid.

Centre of Sahagún, very close to a wooded area, a shopping area and a sports area, as well as a taxi rank.

Accommodation:

• Accommodation:

Rooms with telephone, satellite TV.

Rooms with telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning.

Catering: Restaurant.

Facilities and Services:

• Location:

• Catering: Restaurant. Bar.

Rooms: “Abad”, “Galilea”, “Las Vigas”, library, refectory and study room.

• Facilities and Services:

Characteristics:

• Characteristics:

No. rooms: 45 double rooms, 2 junior suites and 3 suites.

No. rooms: 37 rooms (6 singles, 31 doubles), of which 2 have a lounge and 15 a terrace.

Car park, lounges.

ACCOMMODATION

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SAHAGÚN, LEÓN

3



Hotel Puerta de Sahagún • Address: Calle Burgos (no number). Sahagún. León.

• Location: 500 m from the historical town of Sahagún and half an hour from León Airport.

• Accommodation: Rooms with hairdryer, air conditioning, TV, telephone, safe, Internet access, room service.

• Catering: Restaurant. Bar.

• Facilities and Services: Disco, garden, swimming pool, gymnasium, private car park, space for bikes.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 70 doubles, 10 singles, 2 suites and 1 grand suite.

4  Hotel Cortes de León • Address:

• Address:

Road to Asturias, km 141. León.

Calle Fray Luis de León, 26. León.

• Location:

• Location:

Centrally located, near León’s old town, in a newly built residential area only 2 km from the centre.

León city centre, near the old town.

• Catering: Bar. Restaurant.

• Facilities and Services: 8 halls, tennis court, 2 swimming pools, car park.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 111 (4 suites, 97 doubles, 10 singles).

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4  Hotel Silken Luis de León

• Accommodation: Rooms with air conditioning, minibar, telephone, satellite TV, safe.

• Catering: Restaurant. Piano bar.

• Facilities and Services: Car park, 4 halls.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 113.


LEÓN, ASTORGA

Hotel Temple Riosol

3



Hotel Quindós

3



• Address:

• Address:

Avenida de Palencia, 3. León.

Gran Vía de San Marcos, 38. León.

• Location:

• Location:

León city centre, 50 metres from the train station and 100 metres from the bus station.

City centre, 8 km from the airport, in the surroundings of the seat of the Junta de Castilla y León, the Congress Hall, the Auditorium and the Contemporary Art Museum.

• Accommodation: Rooms with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone.

• Catering:

• Accommodation:

Restaurant. Bar.

Rooms with air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite TV, Internet access, safe.

• Facilities and Services:

• Catering:

Halls.

Restaurant with three different rooms.

• Characteristics:

• Facilities and Services:

No. rooms: 134 rooms, with a total of 250 beds.

Halls.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 96 rooms and 2 suites.

Hotel Asturplaza

3



Hotel Bedunia

3



• Address:

• Address:

Plaza de España, 2 and 3. Astorga. León.

N-VI road, km 303. La Bañeza – León.

Location:

• Location:

37 km from León Airport, very close to the Cathedral and Bishop’s Palace and 500 metres from the train station.

45 km from León, halfway between Madrid and A Coruña.

Accommodation:

Rooms with TV.

• Accommodation:

Rooms with telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer, air conditioning, safe.

• Catering:

Catering:

Restaurant. Bar. Private dining room, summer dining room.

Restaurant. “Los Hornos” bar.

Facilities and Services: Halls, car park.

Characteristics:

• Facilities and Services: Disco, banquet, congress and conference halls.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 68 and 4 suites.

No. rooms: 25 doubles, 5 singles and 5 junior suites.

ACCOMMODATION

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ASTORGA, PONFERRADA, LUGO

3



Hotel Temple Pradorrey 4  Hotel Temple Ponferrada • Address:

• Address:

Madrid-A Coruña road, km 329, Pradorrey. Astorga (León).

Avenida de Portugal, 2. Ponferrada (León).

• Location:

In the centre of Ponferrada, opposite Parque del Temple.

In the surroundings of Astorga, 37 km from León Airport.

• Accommodation: Rooms with heating, telephone, satellite TV, hairdryer and terrace.

• Catering: Bar. “Comedor de los Maestres” restaurant.

• Facilities and Services:

3



Rooms with satellite TV, telephone, air conditioning.

• Catering: “Los Comendadores” restaurant.

• Characteristics and Services: Car park, disco, halls for banquets and meetings.

• Characteristics:

• Characteristics:

No. rooms: 64 doubles.

No. rooms: 111.

Hotel Ponferrada Plaza 4  Hotel GH Lugo • Address:

• Address:

Avenida de los Escritores, 6. Ponferrada (León).

Avenida Ramón Ferreiro, 21. Lugo.

• Location:

5 minutes from the old town.

• Location: • Accommodation: Rooms with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, safe, minibar.

• Accommodation:

• Catering:

Rooms with telephone, Internet access, TV, air conditioning, safe, minibar.

“Os Marisqueiros” restaurant, with a seating capacity of up to 100, private dining room. Bar.

• Catering: “El Castillo” grillroom.

• Facilities and Services: Gymnasium, bar, car park, 5 halls, access facilities for the disabled, safekeeping of valuables.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 38 rooms and 2 junior suites.

ACCOMMODATION

• Accommodation:

Disco, halls.

Shopping area, near the Railway Museum. 100 metres from the bus station, 200 metres from the train station and easy to reach from the dual carriageway (“Ponferrada Norte” exit).

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• Location:

• Facilities and Services: Internet access, nanny service, 7 halls.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 156 rooms (10 junior suites, 1 presidential suite).


LUGO, SARRIA

Hotel Jorge I

3



Hotel Méndez Núñez

3



• Address:

• Address:

Road to Vegadeo, km 3. La Campiña-Lugo.

Calle de la Reina, 1. Lugo.

• Location:

• Location:

5 minutes from the city centre, 200 metres from the A-6 dual carriageway, 1 km from the train station and 10 minutes from the showground.

In the centre of Lugo’s monumental quarter.

• Accommodation: Rooms with hairdryer, hot towel rail, telephone, TV, air conditioning, Internet access, minibar, room service, accessible for the disabled, safe.

• Catering:

• Accommodation: Rooms with TV, air conditioning, Internet access.

• Catering: Bar, tearoom.

• Facilities and Services: Convention halls.

• Characteristics:

Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services:

No. rooms: 70 rooms, suites and rooms for families with children.

Garage, garden-terrace, car park, convention hall, access for the disabled, Wi-Fi.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 32 rooms (2 luxury suites).

Hotel NH Alfonso IX

3



• Address: Rúa do Peregrino, 29. Sarria (Lugo).

• Location: In the centre of Sarria, 20 minutes from Lugo.

• Accommodation: Rooms with telephone, satellite TV, minibar, hairdryer, air conditioning, room service.

• Catering: “A Ponte Ribeira” restaurant. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Garage, garden-terrace, car park, swimming pool, 5 convention and banquet halls, sauna, medical service, shopping arcades, access for the disabled, stamping of pilgrim credentials.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 60 rooms (3 suites).

ACCOMMODATION

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SARRIA, O PINO

3



Hotel Fiz de Vilapedre

2



Hotel Oca Villa de Sarria

• Address:

• Address:

San Fiz de Vilapedre (no number). Sarria (Lugo).

Benigno Quiroga, 49. Sarria (Lugo).

• Location: In the village of Vilapedre, near Sarria, 20 minutes from Lugo.

• Accommodation: Rooms with TV, air conditioning, telephone, hairdryer, minibar.

• Location: In the centre of Sarria, near the O Chanto swimming area.

• Accommodation: Rooms with hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone.

• Facilities and Services: Halls.

• Catering:

• Characteristics:

Restaurant. Bar.

• Facilities and Services:

No. rooms: 23.

Halls and dining rooms.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 54.

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Hotel O Pino • Address: Rúa de Arca, 23. Pedrouzo. O Pino (A Coruña).

• Location: 19 km from Santiago and 5 minutes from the airport.

• Accommodation: Rooms with heating, satellite TV, telephone, 24-hour room service.

• Catering: Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Car park, lounge, gardens.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 15 rooms (doubles and singles).

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ACCOMMODATION


WAY O F S T. J A M E S T O F I N I S T E R R E

Hotel Tamara

2



• Address: Avenida Santiago (no number). Negreira.

• Location: In the locality of Negreira, a quiet town 20 km from Santiago.

• Accommodation: All outward-facing rooms and apartments equipped with complete ensuite bathroom, satellite TV, telephone. 1- or 2-room apartments with lounge and kitchen.

• Catering: Its restaurant offers the most exquisite Galician products, including the best fish and seafood dishes. Bar. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Halls for banquets and conventions, garden-terrace, car park, access for the disabled, credit cards accepted.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 42, apartments: 22.

ACCOMMODATION

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WAY O F S T. J A M E S T O F I N I S T E R R E Rural Accommodation

Casa de Bola • Address: Village of Covas, 9. Negreira.

• Location: In the centre of the beautiful A Barcala valley, 1 km from Negreira and 20 from Santiago. It is an old village house dating from 1830 that has been carefully refurbished, respecting the original structure and employing traditional fine materials, with typical outhouses and garden.

• Accommodation: Double rooms featuring ensuite bathroom, TV, telephone, Internet access, extra beds.

• Facilities and Services: Garden, car park, access for the disabled, credit cards accepted.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 5.

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Hotel Finisterre • Address: Bajada al Puerto, 8. Fisterra (Finisterre).

• Location: Situated in the fishing town of Fisterra, the best-known locality on the Costa da Morte. Its cape is considered Europe’s westernmost point and the final destination of the Way of St. James. The hotel is 200 metres from the beach and the port. It is 85 km from Santiago and 107 km from A Coruña.

• Accommodation: Outward facing rooms with bathroom, TV and telephone.

• Catering: Seafood restaurant.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 48.

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ACCOMMODATION

World Heritage Cities


World Heritage Cities

CÁCERES, CUENCA, CÓRDOBA

4  Barceló V Centenario

4  Hotel Torremangana

• Address:

• Address:

“Los Castellanos” development. Cáceres.

Avenida San Ignacio de Loyola, 9. Cuenca.

• Location:

• Location:

5 minutes from the old town. Easy to reach by public transport.

In Cuenca city centre.

• Accommodation:

Rooms with heating, air conditioning, safe, TV, telephone, 24-hour room service, minibar.

Rooms with air conditioning, hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, safe.

• Catering:

• Accommodation: • Catering: “La Cocina” restaurant. Cafeteria.

“Florencia” and “Las Américas” restaurants, buffet. Cafeteria. Barbecue.

• Facilities and Services:

• Facilities and Services:

Laundry service, terrace, garage and car park, broadband/Wi-Fi zone, halls, gardens.

Accessible for the disabled, laundry service, car rental, medical care, halls, swimming pool.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 120 outward-facing rooms.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 129 doubles and 9 suites.

4  Eurostars Conquistador 4  Eurostars Maimónides • Address:

• Address:

Calle Magistral González Francés, 15. Cordoba.

Avenida de Cádiz (no number). Cordoba.

• Location:

• Location:

In the Jewish quarter, facing the Mezquita’s east façade.

5 minutes by car from the centre and 10 minutes from the high-speed train (AVE) station, at the city’s main entrance.

• Accommodation: Rooms with satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, safe, room service, hydromassage.

• Catering: Haute cuisine restaurants, banquets.

• Facilities and Services: Rooms and 5 halls, business centre, gardens, car park.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 99 double rooms and 3 suites.

• Accommodation: Rooms with air conditioning, heating, hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, minibar, Internet access.

• Catering: Restaurant. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: Car park and garage, business centre, meeting rooms.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 90.

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ACCOMMODATION


TOLEDO, SALAMANCA

Hotel Monterrey

4 

Hotel Beatriz Toledo

4 

• Address:

• Address:

Calle Azafranal, 21. Salamanca.

Road to Ávila, km 2. Toledo.

• Location:

• Location:

In the city centre, in a shopping and monumental district 2 minutes from Plaza Mayor.

45 minutes from Madrid, easy to reach by dual carriageway or high-speed train (AVE).

• Accommodation:

Rooms with heating, terrace, hairdryer, satellite TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, minibar, safe, room service.

Spacious, comfortable rooms equipped with satellite TV in colour, air conditioning, telephone, piped music, safe, minibar, hairdryer.

• Catering: Cafeteria-lounge.

• Facilities and Services:

• Accommodation:

• Catering: “La Alacena” restaurant. “La Romana” buffet restaurant. Piano bar.

• Facilities and Services:

• Characteristics:

Accessible for the disabled, gardens, swimming pools, gymnasium, sauna, disco, business centre, garage, car park, souvenir shops, babysitter.

No. rooms: 144 rooms (6 junior suites and 5 apartments).

• Characteristics:

Garage with chauffeur service, banquet hall.

No. rooms: 295 rooms (10 junior suites and 10 executive suites).

Hotel R. Castellano III 4  • Address:

Other Cities

MADRID

Hotel Puerta de Toledo

3



San Francisco Javier, 2-4. Salamanca.

• Location: In the centre of Salamanca, in its leisure area.

• Accommodation: Rooms with heating, satellite TV, telephone, Internet access, minibar, safe, room service.

• Catering: Cafeteria, buffet breakfast. Restaurant with special menus.

• Facilities and Services: Laundry service, conference rooms, garage, 24-hour check-in service.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 73 rooms (11 singles and 62 doubles).

• Address: Glorieta Puerta de Toledo, 4. Madrid.

• Location: Near the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and metro station.

• Accommodation: Rooms with heating, air conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, safe.

• Catering: A la carte restaurant. Buffet breakfast. Lounge bar.

• Facilities and Services: Reception offering vehicle rental, ticket reservations, fax, garage, laundry service.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 152 rooms (doubles and singles).

ACCOMMODATION

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Other Cities

A S T U R I A S , C A N TA B R I A , S E V I L L A

4



Gran Hotel Pelayo

4



• Address:

• Address:

Royal Site of Covadonga. Cangas de Onís (Asturias).

Calle Jovellanos, 31. Oviedo.

• Location:

In the centre of Oviedo, in the city’s financial, cultural and shopping district, opposite the medieval town.

• Location:

9 km from the Covadonga lakes, 16 km from the beach, 78 km from Oviedo and 95 km from the airport.

• Accommodation:

• Accommodation: Rooms with air conditioning, dual telephone line, minibar, room service.

Club Class and Elite rooms, equipped with interactive TV and telephone with modem socket.

• Catering:

• Catering:

A la carte restaurants. Cafeteria. Club bar.

Restaurant. Cafeteria. Banquets.

• Facilities and Services:

• Facilities and Services:

Halls, TV room, 24-hour check-in service, car park, games room, Internet access, conference room, safe, space for bikes, laundry service.

Laundry service, car park, safe, medical care, car rental, RDSI line.

• Characteristics:

No. rooms: 125 (49 Club Series, 67 Classical Series and 8 Elite Series).

• Characteristics:

No. rooms: 50 double rooms and 2 presidential suites.

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Gran Hotel Regente

Hotel Torrelavega

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Hotel Don Paco

• Address:

• Address:

Avenida Julio Hauzeur,6-12. Boulevard Comercial Altamira. Torrelavega (Cantabria).

Calle Padre Jerónimo Córdoba, 4-5. Seville.

• Location: Near the city centre, close to the beach, mountains and Cantabria’s cultural heritage.

10 minutes walking from the centre, the Cathedral, the Alcázar and the Santa Cruz neighbourhood.

• Accommodation:

• Accommodation:

Rooms with telephone, minibar, piped music, safe, room service.

Rooms with air conditioning, TV, hairdryer.

• Catering:

Restaurants. Cafeteria.

Restaurant. Cafeteria.

• Facilities and Services: 7 halls, car park.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 116

• Location:

• Catering: • Facilities and Services: Outdoor swimming pool, garage, laundry service, medical service, halls, safe, Internet access.

• Characteristics: No. rooms: 220.

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