A spiritual journey • A cultural travel • An adventure
There are a million reasons to walk the Camino de Santiago, but sometimes the first step out of the door is the hardest one. We would like to support you in making your own adventure on the Camino a reality. Take advantage of our long experience in organising special tours on the Camino!
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New! Taste the international Flavour of the Camino! Cultural exchange is a great tradition on the Camino. That's why we offer group tours on the Camino Francés that will be guided in both English and German. Everybody is welcome!
Along the coast from Porto to Santiago! 14 days of walking, great company and tasty food. Discover Portugal's beautiful beaches along the way as well as the cultural gems of both Spain and Portugal.
We are setting out to visit various wineries along the Camino and to explore the flavours of the region’s great wines.
Wine tastings in selected Bodegas, short walks on parts of different Caminos, exquisit food and much more - on our Tour Vino y Camino!
History of the Camino de Santiago
Saint James and early pilgrimages
The history of the Camino de Santiago is interwoven with the history of Spain and Europe. It is centred around the historic figure of James, son of Zebedee, who was one of Jesus’ twelve apostles and brother of the apostle Saint John. He is also called James "the Greater" or St. James. First sources claim in the 7th century that James was active as a missionary on the Iberian Peninsula . When James later returned to Jerusalem, he was allegedly killed by King Solomon and died a martyr.
There are different accounts of how the skeleton of St. James arrived in Spain. Some say his followers brought it into Spain, as it was custom for a missionary’s remainsto be buried at the place of his ministry. Other sources claim that his skeleton arrived to the city of Padrón on an unmanned ship made of stone. Some say the ship was guided by an angel.