August 21–September 2, 2015
Follow in the footsteps of medieval pilgrims on this program of selective hikes along Spain's Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James). From Pamplona, drive to nearby Roncevalles and receive your credencial (pilgrim passport) to mark your route. Enjoy a wine tasting at Bodegas Baigorri, visit important cathedrals in Logroño and Burgos, and see Gaudi's Casa de Botines in León. Conclude in Santiago de Compostela, where a Botafumeiro dispenses incense during midday mass. (Daily walks average three miles.)
Traveling with You: C. Griffith Mann, curator in charge of the Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters. Explore his 82nd & Fifth episode, "Terrible Beauty," about a painting of Saint Michael by the Master of Belmonte.
Land Rate: $8,595
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Above: Santiago, Spain. Photograph by Turgalicia