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Pilgrimages

Walking a Pilgrimage or Camino route is unlike any other walking trip and is often something people dream of doing. From the Camino de Santiago in Spain to the Shikoku Trail in Japan, these paths can be found worldwide.

Often travelled solo or with a friend, people take to these trails for many reasons. To seek personal growth, discover more of a region, or just to take a break. Many have a sense of community and camaraderie, and you may meet fellow pilgrims along the way who you can exchange stories of your adventure with.

Stay at locally run accommodation that are comfy and cosy. Tuck into Pilgrim menus or a picnic lunch and spend the evenings enjoying hearty regional classics and local wine.

The paths are an extraordinary way to discover a destination, often taking you through several regions, peppered with churches and symbolic sites to admire. You’ll experience an array of cultures, cuisines, contrasting terrains and even climates, all in one trip. Who’s ready for a life-changing experience?

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  • Waymarking on the Camino

Top Pilgrimage Tours

Immerse yourself with one of these meaningful journeys. 

    • Various official signpost keep you on track
    • Join fellow pilgrims on the Camino Frances
    • Full Camino in the bag...2 years on from a stroke!
    • The famous Cathedral of Santiago de Compostella
    • Walk the full Frances from St Jean to Santiago
    • Camino Frances is perfect for groups
    • "Have Fun" on the Camino Frances!
    • Camino themed treats at your accommodation
    • The customary photo after reaching Santiago
    • Pilgrim staffs trail side
    • New friendships on the Camino are so special
    • Laura at Macs walking alongside fellow pilgrims
    • Walk through ancient villages and pretty towns
    • Grab a picture next to some iconic Camino statues
    • Bright and colourful signage all over the Camino
    • Custom camino signage always keeps you on track
    • Painted rocks will guide you throughout the Camino
    • Expect a lot of varied terrain on the Camino
    • Official camino signage pointing the way
    • Make sure you adorn the famous scallop shell
    • On the way to Los Arcos
    40 Days 12 Tours

    Camino Frances

    Walk the world-famous Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela.
    From £515.00
    • Camino signage will always keep you on Track
    • Benedetta from Macs walking the Camino Portugues
    • "Have Fun" on the Camino Portugues
    • Views as you walk into A Guarda
    • Sip on ruby port whilst in relaxing in Porto
    • Grab a drink at one of many beach bars
    • Handy boardwalks line parts of beach on the Camino
    • Long stretches of deserted golden beaches
    • Take in the beautiful rugged coastal sections
    • Walk the Camino Portugues Coastal Route
    • Handy boardwalks line parts of beach on the Camino
    • Sun coming down on elegant coastal towns
    • Friendly local having lunch by the sea
    • Take a break and just enjoy those coastal views
    • Benedetta from Macs out on the Camino Portugues
    • Serene setting of a boat floating in the water
    • Pretty windmills of Montedor near Viana do Castelo
    • Handy boardwalks line parts of beach on the Camino
    • Head to a beach bar for some refreshments
    • Change of scenery with some forest paths
    15 Days 3 Tours

    Camino Portugues Coastal Way

    Walk along the Atlantic coast on an interesting variation of the Camino Portuguese central route.
    From £580.00
    • Rolling hills and classic landscapes
    • Many types of trails and routes make
    • On the Fidenza to Aulla section
    • Hurrah - we almost made it, Rome in view
    • First stage in the mountains
    • Walk with friends and family if you choose
    • The rolling Tuscan hills
    • Rome at sunset
    • Follow in the footsteps of thousands of pilgrims
    • Pass through beautiful and historical towns
    • Iconic Tuscan landscapes
    • Well waymarked paths
    • Fill up on fabulous Italian cuisine along the way
    • Undulating and classic Chianti countryside
    • Checking your directions
    50 Days 7 Tours

    Via Francigena

    Walk the full Italian Via Francigena, one of Europe's great pilgrimages from the Swiss Alps to Rome
    From £795.00
    • Self guided Kumano Kodo trail walking holiday
    • Stay in traditional Japanese accommodation
    • Walk through traditional Japanese villages
    • Walking through imposing trail with gigantic trees
    • Eat traditional and cultural Japanese cuisine
    • Japan is home to many stunning traditional temples
    • Kumano Nachi Taisha Shinto shrine
    • Laura at Macs on the Kumano Kodo
    • Spend time in Kyoto and visit it's amazing temples
    • Enjoying open-air hot spring baths at Katsuura
    • Mountain views over tea plantations
    • Experience rural Japan
    • The infamous Japanese bullet train
    • Meet local people in the countryside
    • Bathe and relax at your ryokan accommodation
    • Enjoying dinner at a traditional minshuku
    • A typical dinner at a minshuku on the Kumano Kodo
    • Discover ancient memorials
    • Mountain views from your ryokan in Takahara
    • Vibrant vegetation and wooded paths
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    • Mountain views from the trail
    9 Days 2 Tours

    Kumano Kodo Trail - Kyoto to Osaka

    Walk the 11th century Kumano Kodo pilgrim’s trail through rural Japan.
    From £1,195.00
    • The picturesque town of Estaing
    • Walking in the foothills of the Pyrenees
    • The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pont Vieux
    • The Limestone plateau of the Quercy Blanc
    • Bastide towns built during the Hundred Years War
    • A pretty church in Auvillar
    • Immerse yourself in rural French countryside
    • Enjoy a French alfresco picnic
    • Typical signage along the Camino le Puy
    • Enjoy the views along the way
    • Chat to fellow pilgrims from all over the world
    • A cross on the trail
    • Ancient churches and chapels along the route
    • St Foy
    • Aumont-Aubrac
    • The Pyrenees in the distance
    • Le Puy en Velay
    • Medieval bridge in Cahors
    • Medieval Conques
    • Delicious Goat's Cheese
    • Meet the Locals
    • La Gers
    • Waymarker
    • Auvergne region
    • Camino Shells
    • Spectacular sight of Conques and its abbey
    • Pont Valentre
    • Stunning village of Estaing
    7 - 38 Days 10 Tours

    Camino Le Puy Way

    Walk the Camino through France towards St Jean Pied de Port, absorbing local flavours and landscapes
    From £730.00
    • Ensure you visit the Japan's magnificent temples
    • Walk through tranquil forest with gigantic trees
    • Start your walk in Magome
    • Try a different breakfast!
    • Taste delicious sushi
    • Walk along infinite shrines
    • Enjoy the hospitality of rural Japan.
    • Walk through traditional Japanese villages
    • Immerse yourselves in a different culture
    • Tanuki at the door protecting the house
    • Temples are everywhere. Don't forget to visit one!
    • Narai of the 1000 inns
    • Kiso-Hirasawa, well-known by its lacquerware
    • Geishas around Gion
    • Nakasendo is perfect those who love forest walking
    • Cobbled path winding through the Nakasendo
    5 -11 Days 3 Tours

    Nakasendo Trail - Kyoto to Tokyo

    Walk the Nakasendo Trail, part of a network of ancient highways linking Kyoto and Tokyo.
    From £1,175.00
    • Crossing at low tide to the Holy Isle
    • An innovative shed in front of Lindisfarne Castle
    • Follow the cross way-markers along the trail
    • Visit St Cuthberts cave
    • Lindisfarne Castle on Holy Island
    • Melrose Abbey
    • Crossing at low tide to the Holy Isle
    • Descending a wide open hill
    • Crossing the border on St Cuthberts Way
    • Rolling hills and valleys of the Scottish Borders
    • A sunny day on St Cuthberts Way
    • Leaving Melrose
    • Walking through woodland on the way to Fenwick
    • A carved wooden figure depicting St Cuthbert
    • St Cuthbert's Cave
    • Lindisfarne Priory
    • Holy Island
    • Boats used as sheds on Lindisfarne
    • Lindisfarne Priory
    • Cairns on the beach
    6 - 9 Days 5 Tours

    St Cuthbert's Way

    Begin in Melrose, the starting place of St Cuthbert's religious journey, and finish by the sea.
    From £445.00
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6 Reasons To Pick Pilgrimages

On the fence? Here are 6 reasons why your next adventure should be a Pilgrimage

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Designed Just For You

These routes are often a journey of some sort, be it personal, spiritual or ancestry. Whatever the reason, we design your trip to accommodate you.

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Strangers Today, Friends Tomorrow

Share travel tips and new discoveries with like-minded adventurers you may meet along the way. They might be acquaintances for a day or become future friends.  

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It's an Achievement

Finish feeling accomplished, and ready for the next journey. That’s another dream checked off your list!

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We've Got You!

Have all the route info and maps in the palm of your hand with our pre-departure packs and app (no internet signal needed). And we're here for you 24/7 just in case you need us. 

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Tried and Tested Itineraries

Our trips have been built by our knowledgeable team who have walked the walks and cycled the trails to make sure you get the best experience possible.

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Convenience Included

We want your trip to run like clockwork, so once you’ve told us your requirements, we do the rest. From accommodation and bag transfers to logistics and personal recommendations. No need to lift a finger.

More Pilgrimage Tour Recommendations

Like what you see so far? Here's more of the good stuff!

    • The goal!
    • Join many pilgrims making their way to Santiago!
    • Full Camino in the bag...2 years on from a stroke!
    • Spend your evenings dining in cosy tapas bars
    • Bright and colourful signs in the Camino spirit!
    • Camino Frances is perfect for groups
    • Laura at Macs walking alongside fellow pilgrims
    • Sunflowers also get involved in the camaraderie
    • Buen Camino!
    • Official waymarkers keep you on track
    • Have fun on the Full Camino Frances
    • Wildflowers on the Camino
    40 Days

    Full Camino - St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago

    Walk the world-famous Camino Frances from St Jean Pied de Port to Santiago de Compostela.
    From £3,295.00
    • Camino signage always keeps you on track
    • Tapas overlooking Tui
    • New friendships on the Camino are so special
    • Delicious cheese and ham tapas
    • Berta from Macs on the cobbled streets of Tui
    • Idyllic bridge in Barcelos
    • Alternatie views of the Santiago Catherdral
    • Trail heading towards Barcelos
    • Spend your evenings dining at cosy tapas bars
    • Spend extra nights exploring Santiago
    8 Days

    Camino Portugués: Final Stage - Tui to Santiago

    Walk the final 100km of the Camino Portugés from Tui to Santiago de Compostela.
    From £620.00
    • Classic Camino signage keeping you on track
    • Santiago, the end of the Camino del Norte
    • Walking through coastal paths of the early stages
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    • Terrain varies from stage to stage
    • The infamous Camino camaraderie on trail
    • San Sebastian is famous for it's wonderful food
    • The incredible incredible Basque Coast Geopark
    • Stock up on water at these handy filling stations
    • Hermitage Ribadesella
    • Vast landscapes in the distance
    • Moodier skies on the early stages
    • Las Catedrales Beach in Ribadeo
    42 Days

    Camino del Norte

    Walk from San Sebastian along the north coast of Spain to Santiago de Compostela.
    From £3,625.00
    • Full Camino in the bag...2 years on from a stroke!
    • Santiago de Compostela Cathedral
    • End with tapas and a beer in Santiago
    • Monte del Gozo or the "Mount of Joy" outside Santi
    • Panoramic mountain views in Pyrenees
    • Easy walking on the final stage of the Camino
    • The bustling city of Logrono with its many Pintxos
    • Laura at Macs walking alongside fellow pilgrims
    • Well sign-posted paths
    • The famous shells of the Camino
    • Leon Cathedral
    15 Days

    Best of the Camino

    Walk the best sections of the Camino Frances in two weeks, travelling from the Pyrenees to Santiago.
    From £1,720.00
    • Estaing
    • The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pont Vieux
    • Massif Centrale
    • St Jean Pied de Port
    • Enjoy a French alfresco picnic
    • Pained Camino Shells
    • Meet the locals
    • Conques
    • Pont valentre
    • Pyrenes Mountains
    • Cheese and wine!
    • La Gers
    • A pretty church in Auvillar
    • Saffron Orchids
    • waymarker
    38 Days

    Full Camino Le Puy Way

    Walk the Camino through France towards St Jean Pied de Port, absorbing local flavours and landscapes
    From £4,185.00
    • Crossing the Pyrenees
    • Walk Stage 1 of the Camino Frances
    • Lively tapas bars line the streets of Logrono
    • Recycled boots on the Camino
    • The pretty town of Estella
    • Pilgrims powering through to the next stage
    • Painted rocks will guide you throughout the Camino
    • Buen Camino!
    • The Alto del Perdón statues
    9 Days

    Camino Stage 1 - St Jean-Pied-de-Port to Logroño

    The toughest stage of the Camino, crossing the Pyrenees from St Jean Pied de Port and on to Logrono.
    From £790.00
    • Pedal dirt tracks and roads along the way
    • Santiago Cathedral
    • Monte Gozo overlooking Santiago de Compostela
    • Work up an appetite for some tasty Spanish tapas
    • Gaudi's Episcopal Palace
    • Follow the signposts from Leon to Santiago
    • Pulpo ala Gallega with potatoes - Galician food
    • The lush Galician countryside
    • The cobbled streets of Rabanal-del-Camino
    • The iconic shell of the Camino
    8 Days

    Cycling Camino Frances: Leon to Santiago

    Complete the final stage of the ultimate European pilgrimage from León to Santiago de Compostela.
    From £710.00
    • The striking red mountains of Las Médulas
    • Landscapes are filled with deep canyons and rivers
    • The terraced vineyards of Ribeira Sacra
    • Pass by plenty of historic monuments
    • The ancient village of Belasar
    • Enjoy amazing wines in the Ribeira Sacra
    • The Knights Templar Castle of Ponferrada
    • The Romanesque church at Cereixo
    • The fortress town of Monforte de Lemos
    • The famous Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
    15 Days

    Camino Invierno

    Walk the Camino Invierno, a tranquil route to Santiago, through the Ribeira Sacra wine region.
    From £1,310.00

Looking For A Different Trip Type?

Head over to our four other trip types for a spot of window shopping. You never know, there might be something else that piques your interest!

Classic Routes

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If you’re the active, outdoorsy type, who’s interested in taking on the great routes of the world or looking for a challenge, then our Classic Routes are for you. We’re talking the West Highland Way, Tour Du Mont Blanc and the Passau to Vienna Danube Cycle Path, to name but a few!

Slower Adventures

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Where walking and cycling meet easy-going exploring, our Slower Adventures are the perfect combination. Most days are filled with picturesque journeys with some free time to dive into the destination and experience the people, local food and culture as you go.

In Style

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After a day of exciting adventures and soaking up unbeatable scenery, retreat to stylish accommodations and unwind with fine food and wine. This trip type is for those who like sophisticated places to stay and are looking for active routes but still want the holiday to feel special.

Discovery

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Think of it as a ‘local’s guide’ to the best of the region. It includes a combination of activity and transportation to give you the freedom to explore and cover more ground at your own pace. We do all the research and organisation for you. All you have to do is turn up and enjoy!

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