After the discovery of the tomb of Saint James by a shepherd in the Middle Ages, Santiago de Compostela became one of the three most important pilgrimage destinations for Christians along with Rome and the Holy Land. Kings, Queens and Saints like Saint Francis of Assisi made their way to Santiago to visit the tomb of the Apostle.
Many centuries later, the Camino de Santiago and its many different routes have experienced a new revival, attracting pilgrims of all faiths, nationalities and backgrounds every year who walk for days, weeks and even months to reach the city of Saint James.
The Camino Frances trail from St Jean Pied de Port on the French border is the most popular Camino route and has inspired many books, movies and documentaries. However there are many other wonderful pilgrim trails worth experiencing, all leading to one place: Santiago de Compostela and its magnificent cathedral.
At Joe Walsh Tours we can organise a very special Private Group Camino de Santiago Pilgrimage adapted to your needs. Talk to our Pilgrimage Travel experts today.