For more than a millennium, pilgrims have walked the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, to the Shrine of the Apostle at Santiago de Compostela. Become part of a centuries-old tradition as you walk along the most interesting sections of this sacred route. 

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 The cathedral at Santiago de Compostela. Credit: Turgalicia  The incense tradition at the cathedral  Landscape outside Pamplona  The Old Town of Pamplona  The Camino walk at Roncesvalles. Credit: Henri Bergius  Ceiling design in the sumptuous Burgos Cathedral. Credit: Nigel Swales  The cathedral and Bishop's Palace at Astorga. Credit: Dietmar Giljohann  Spain's cathedral in Santiago de Compostela  Symbol of Santiago de Compostela, found throughout the city and along the Pilgrims Way

The Way to Santiago

A Walking Tour in Northern Spain

13 days from $7,995

For more than a millennium, pilgrims have walked the Camino de Santiago, the Way of St. James, to the Shrine of the Apostle at Santiago de Compostela. Become part of a centuries-old tradition as you walk along the most interesting sections of this sacred route. 

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Apr 28 - May 10, 2017 Departure
Ana Maria Afzali

Ana Maria Afzali

Ana Afzali was born in Madrid and lived there until 1984.  She earned her Masters Degree and PHD in Spanish Languages and Literature from UCLA.  As a Historian and Medievalist, she has conducted research on the history and literature of both Spain and Portugal.  She currently serves as a tenured instructor at Citrus College in Los Angeles teaching Spanish language and culture courses.  Dr. Afzali brings over 27 years of experience in the teaching of Spanish Language, Literature and History. She has traveled through Spain and Portugal extensively where she is well regarded as an expert Spanish Medievalist. Professor Afzali is the recipient of the Del Amo Fellowship for her research in Medieval Literature in Spain in 1995.

Jun 2 - 14, 2017 Departure
Jodi Campbell

Jodi Campbell

Jodi Campbell, professor of European history at Texas Christian University, has spent at least part of each year in Spain since studying there as a Fulbright scholar in 1996. She has walked across several hundred miles of Spain, following the medieval pilgrimage trail to Santiago. As a historian, she is interested in how ordinary people in the past understood and maintained their relationships and communities, and how we in the present choose to tell stories about the past. She is the author of "Monarchy, Political Culture and Drama in Seventeenth-Century Madrid", and is currently working on a book project on the culture of food in early modern Spain.  Jodi received her Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota and teaches courses on the history and culture of Spain and Europe.