Antarctic Explorer

Just a belated thank you to World Expeditions for the wonderful trip to the Antarctic my sister and I joined last December. From the first day, it was agreed that 1 day on a plane and 2 1/2 days on a ship was a small price to pay to have the chance to enjoy such an amazing experience. The ship was comfortable and crewed by an excellent staff; the size of the vessel was perfect to allow maximum opportunity for the four dozen or so passengers to enjoy the experience (contrasted to many of the other vessels we saw in port in Ushuaia).
Furthermore, the guides provided were professional, knowledgeable and friendly, adding to the great atmosphere of the journey. Our fellow travellers were an outgoing and welcoming bunch too, which made for a wonderful time. I wholeheartedly commend World Expeditions to anyone as a first rate provider of adventure travel - I can't wait for my next opportunity to try another experience (perhaps Kenya at a quiet moment). My sincere thanks to the team.

Andrew Hunter | Norwood, SA
 
 

Food Lover's Pilgrimage Santiago de Compostela

This unique approach to a classic pilgrimage route combines a passion for good food and produce, with the incredible history of the trail crossing northern Spain. With fully supported day walks on the best sections of the pilgrimage trail paths, including the original route from Oviedo, the coastal and the classic French Route. The walking is combined with numerous samplings of the local cuisine from the heart of Spanish modern cuisine in the Basque region to the small rural villages on the Camino. In the company of local gastronomic experts, there will be many insights into the local culinary scene, with a dinner experience in a Michelin Star restaurant.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1 Join Bilbao
DAY 2 To Logroņo via Pamplona (2hrs)
DAY 3 Wine tasting in the Rioja area and walk through classic Camino landscapes (2hrs)
DAY 4 Visit Santo Domingo, walk along the Camino, overnight Burgos (3hrs)
DAY 5 Morning walk on the meseta, visit Leon, drive to Arriondas (1-2hrs)
DAY 6 Transfer to the coast, walk a section of the Camino Norte, continue to Oviedo (4hrs)
DAY 7 In Oviedo, walk a section of the Camino Primitivo and return to Oviedo (5.5hrs)
DAY 8 Walk to the abandoned monastery of Obona, overnight Tineo (5hrs)
DAY 9 Ascend the El Palo Pass (5-6hrs)
DAY 10 Walk the high route to O Cadavo, transfer to Castroverde (5hrs)
DAY 11 Camino walk or rest day (3.5hrs)
DAY 12 Walk to Gondar and continue to Lugo on the French Route (5hrs)
DAY 13 Wine tasting in the Ribeira Sacra region, overnight near Santiago
DAY 14 Markets and Pilgrims mass in Santiago (1hr)
DAY 15 Trip concludes

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Trip Code: CCT
Trip Grading: Introductory to Moderate
Duration:  15 days
Activities:  Inn to Inn Walking Day Walking Culinary Tours
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