FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
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What are Escorted tours?
Escorted tours are open tours for you to join & be part of a small group, led by your tour host to travel on the dates specified for each individual tour. Whether a single traveler, traveling with a partner or friends it’s amazing how quickly our guests start to feel at home.
How big a group will I be travelling with?
Our Escorted Tours run from 8-20 people. You will be led by your tour host and for groups over 10 people, there will be 2 tour hosts on the trip.
What does the cost of the Escorted tour include?
Everything that is part of the scheduled tour is included unless specified on the itinerary. Lunches and dinners with wine, coffees, entrances, guides to all activities specified on the programme and VAT. Flights, tips, and travel insurance are additional. There is usually one free evening where we can help you make your own arrangements.
How do we travel from place to place on the Escorted tour?
For some tours we may also use a high speed train connection or local flight – this will be specified on each Escorted tour.
How much walking will be doing on our daily guided tours?
Our guided tours are done on foot and will last anything from 40 minutes to 3 hours depending. There will be some light walking involved from place to place.
How much traveling do we do each day?
We programme our tours in a way to minimize the travel time but our aim is to keep travel time to between 1-2 hours from place to place.
How do I make the booking?
When you are ready to make a booking, please fill out the booking form, by clicking on the BOOK NOW button. We will then send you a link for the deposit payment that you can make online with a credit card.
When do I pay for the rest of the tour?
You will be sent an invoice for the remaining amount to be paid 60 days before trip departure.
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS - CAMINO DE SANTIAGO :
How much walking will I be doing?
Expect to be walking, approximately 6 to 8 miles per day, with a shorter walk into Astorga on our first walking day and a shorter walk on the third day but with an uphill climb. We will also have transport on hand to intercept and pick up those who do not wish to walk the full distance.
How will our luggage be transported?
We will have a comfortable coach until we get to Santiago de Compostela. The coach will take our luggage to our accommodation each day and will be available to take guests back to the hotel from a convenient meeting point on the route should they want to stop walking earlier.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please consult your pack list, but the most important thing is to bring walking boots you have already broken in, thin layers and breathable clothing for walking.
What will the temperature be like?
The temperatures are forecast to be late 60s to mid 70s degrees Fahrenheit, but this of course may vary. We will be starting our walking early in the day when the temperature is cooler. A light Galician rain shower is never too far away so you will see a raincoat on the pack list too!
What type of accommodation will I be staying in?
Our accommodation is varied in style but mainly comfortable four star accommodation on the Camino with five star hotels for our time in Madrid.
How will we be travelling through Spain?
A comfortable, private coach will drive us to from Madrid to Santiago de Compostela, dropping us off and collecting us between the selected routes we will be walking.
Who will be leading us?
Nancy Mead is a keen walker of the Camino and will be sharing her wisdom and Camino know-how as we walk each day. The Bishop will be showing us certain areas along the way with Joanna taking charge of the logistics.
How do I book the tour?
Please fill in the booking form attached with your details and preferences and send it to Joanna Wivell who will confirm your booking and send you details on the payment for the trip. You can email her with questions at:
firstname.lastname@example.org or call her on
+34 699 493 193 or +44 7341 641 874