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The Way of St. James by Sea - Ruta Maritima Xacobea


 

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ProductID: 1709

Type: Scheduled Group Tour

Country: Spain

Theme: Sailing and Cruising Journeys and Yacht Charter Services

Region: Galicia

Group Size: 4 People or more

Start City: Sanxenxo

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights

Lodging: Yacht Cabin and Manor House


 
Introduction:
The Way of St. James by Sea - Ruta Maritima Xacobea
“The Way of Saint James” Martine Sea Route

The Camino de Santiago (the Way of St. James) is a large network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe and coming together at the tomb of St. James (Santiago in Spanish) in Santiago de Compostela in North-western Spain. The Pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela reached its peak during the Middle Ages and it is safe to say that it constituted a major cultural aspect of that period of history in Europe. Now-a-days there are different ways to make these pilgrim routes… on foot, horse-back, by bike and even sailing in a yacht.





The Way of St. James by Sea - Ruta Maritima Xacobea
We have rescued the Legend of Saint James by offering a route that combines sailing on a yacht through the Galician Rias Baixas (Low Estuaries), with walking along the traditional Portuguese route to Santiago de Compostela Cathedral. This trip offers tradition, history, trekking, sailing, Galician gastronomy and beautiful old Pazos (Noble Manor Houses) to spend the night.






The Way of St. James by Sea - Ruta Maritima Xacobea

We invite you to explore the sea route, a different way to complete one of the Caminos de Santiago, which covers the history of the pilgrimage as well as the experience of undertaking the spiritual aspects of setting off for the shrine of Saint James.

 
Day by Day Itinerary:
4 Days / 3 Nights

DAY 1:
SANXENXO - RIANXO
- 10:00AM: We leave Sanxenxo, on the sailboat, heading for the Isla de Arousa and then on to the fishing village of Rianxo
- We will have a pic-nic lunch with some local specialties and some Albariño Wines on the Isla de Arousa
- After lunch the trip continues to Rianxo were we will spend the night
- We will dock up in the marina of the Rianxo village
- Overnight *aboard yacht in Rianxo (*Lodging on land available if preferred at an extra cost)
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DAY 2:
RIANXO – VILAGARCIA DE AROUSA

- Breakfast
- In the morning after breakfast we set sail for Pobra do Caramiñal, were we will have lunch at a traditional Galicia restaurant
- After lunch we sail to Vilagarcia de Arousa where we will dock at the marina
- Overnight *aboard yacht in Vilagarcia de Arousa (*Lodging on land available if preferred at an extra cost)
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DAY 3:
VILAGARCIA DE AROUSA – CABALLEIRA

- Breakfast
- We are getting closer to Santiago and today we will leave the sail boat behind
- After breakfast we will travel the last bit up the river to Pontecesures, in a smaller boat
- We then start our walk to Santiago from Pontecesures
- We have a table reservation made for *lunch in Padron at a traditional Galician restaurant
- We are now walking on the Camino Portuguese, and have 11km to walk until we arrive to the Rural Manor House in Carballeira where we will spend the night.
- Overnight in Caballeira
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DAY 4:
CABALLERIA – SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA

- Breakfast
- After breakfast we will start walking the last 12km into Santiago de Compostela
- We will arrive mid-day, just in time to attend the pilgrims mass in the cathedral in Santiago de Compostela
- After pilgrims mass the *trip ends and we say our final goodbye (*If you would like to add a nights stays in Santiago please inquire for extra cost)
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