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El Camino de Santiago

October 2-14, 2020 Postponed

Portico de la Gloria at Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain
Sunflowers on the El Camino de Santiago trail
Trail marker at Cape Finisterre in Galicia, Spain
View of the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral in Galicia, Spain

A Walking Tour in Northern Spain

Walk the path that pilgrims have followed for more than a millennium on this twelve-day tour of El Camino de Santiago, or the Way of St. James.  Join Jane L. Carroll `76, Smith alumna and senior lecturer in art history at Dartmouth, as we traverse sections of the El Camino and experience this famous devotional path.

Start in Pamplona, in the northeast corner of Spain, and walk sections of the El Camino with other pilgrims en route to Santiago de Compostela to experience the famous Botafumeiro ceremony. Admire stunning artworks, taste fine cuisine, and relax in deluxe hotels along the way, with an average of 3.5 miles of hiking each day. Hear lectures from Jane L. Carroll that relate to your traveling experiences along the route.

This journey is co-sponsored by Dartmouth College. Space is limited on this educational adventure, so we recommend that you reserve your place soon.

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Trip Highlights

  • Admire the awe-inspiring architecture of the Romanesque Church of Santa Maria de Eunate outside of Pamplona and Antoni Gaudi’s Bishop’s Palace in Leon
  • Savor regional flavors and delicacies during lunch at Bodegas Baigorri in LaGuardia, where Rioja Alavesa wine is produced
  • Hear a Gregorian chant performed by monks at the monastery of Santo Domingo de Silos outside of Burgos
  • Complete your pilgrimage with a noon Mass at the magnificent Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela where the famous Botafumeiro ceremony will be performed

Faculty Speaker

  • Jane L. Carroll `76 senior lecturer Art History at Dartmouth College

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Trip Details

  • Duration: 12 Days
  • Activity Level: Active. Participants must be in good health and able to keep pace with an active group. (3.5 miles of daily walking on uneven terrain)
  • Cost: $6,799 per person, based on double occupancy
  • Single Supplement: $800 per person
  • Deposit: $1,000 per person, payable to Arrangements Abroad
  • Co-sponsors: Dartmouth College