For more than a thousand years, pilgrims have walked the Way of St. James, seeking penance, enlightenment, and adventure. Their destination was Santiago de Compostela, near the Atlantic coast of Spain, where it is believed the remains of St. James, Apostle and patron saint of the country, are buried. Daily, invigorating walks will range from approximately 3-5 miles. Admire spectacular monuments, savor fine cuisine, and spend your nights in deluxe hotels and historic paradores—some former monasteries.
Virtually explore the road to Compostela with our online virtual tour located here: Yale Alumni Academy El Camino de Santiago Virtual Tour.