What a big day, it is time to work our way to Santiago de Compostela! After finishing breakfast and packing up our things, it’s time to continue on our journey. With a morning of walking behind us we will have made it to the Monte do Gozo (the Mount of Joy), the hill overlooking Santiago and a perfect photo opportunity with your fellow Fresco Tours pilgrims whom you have come to get to know along the Way. Here will get our first glimpse of the cathedral here and become overcome with joy.
The last 3.5 kilometers (just over 2 miles) to the Cathedral take us through the city, which can be a bit of a shock after days of rambling through the peaceful countryside. We can no longer rely on the omnipresent yellow arrow painted on rocks and trees to guide us. However, the second half of the walk in the city goes through the older quarters and historic district, which have not changed much in over 150 years.
After more than a week of traveling we have finally arrived at our destination: the Cathedral. At this point, clients can go to rest at the hotel or explore the city, while the Fresco Tours team will be in charge of requesting the Compostela certificate. After a siesta or an adventure, we can sit down for a celebratory dinner. While we savor some of the last time we have with our tour group, we can look back on the memories of our walk on the Camino de Santiago with Fresco Tours.