About the tour: Santiago de Compostela, The ‘Way of St. James’ & Hidden Portugal

On this fully escorted holiday, immerse yourself in the delights of northern Spain, and the traditional towns and villages of Portugal, including Porto and Coimbra. In Spain, we visit lovely Leon, location of the famous Gaudi-designed Casa Botines Palace. We also see the famous pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela and the beautiful resort town of San Sebastián. Crossing the border into Portugal, we head to the popular resort of Figueira de Foz, which will be our base for four nights. We also visit historic Porto. Sitting on the banks of the Douro River, the city offers a unique historical quarter. With the additional opportunity of a visit to Fatima and pretty Obidos, you’ll return home from your holiday with amazing memories.

Tour Includes

  • 11 nights hotel with continental breakfast
  • 10 evening meals
  • Overnight ferry crossing from Portsmouth/Plymouth to Santander with Brittany Ferries in an en-suite inside cabin (meals at extra cost)
  • Convenient regional joining points

13 days from £1299 pp

Departure Dates

Once you have booked your tour either online, or by telephone ( 01709 787 463 ), you have the flexibility of how you pay off the remainder of your balance. You can:

  • Use our balance payment facility online to make and track your card payments. You can pay as much as you want up until your final due date or pay it all, the choice is yours.
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Tour Itinerary

Certain excursions are included in the price of your holiday. If you choose not to go on an included excursion, for whatever reason, no refunds will be made.
Yes, you will receive one with your Travel Documents, which are sent 7-10 days before departure.
We believe that our holidays may not be suitable for children under 8 years old (except for Disneyland Paris bookings) however, we will consider individual requests on application. Customers aged 18 and under at the time of travel must be accompanied by an adult, parent or guardian aged over 18 years old.
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    Regional departure by coach or Door-to-Door service, then to Portsmouth/Plymouth for the overnight crossing to Santander. Accommodation is in inside cabins with en suite facilities. The crossing takes 24 hours during which you can enjoy the facilities on board.

    Please note: When you board the ferry at Portsmouth or Plymouth, you will require a small overnight bag containing any essential items such as medication. Please note that this small bag (no larger than a small rucksack) is counted as part of your overall luggage allowance.

    We arrive at the port of Santander and travel by coach to our hotel in the Palencia area for one night.

    • Included meals: Dinner

    We follow some of the Pilgrims’ route of the ‘Way of St. James’ en route to the historic city of Leon with its 13th Century Gothic cathedral and the Gaudi-designed Casa Botines Palace. We stay overnight.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Leon

    We continue into Galicia for a two-night stay on the outskirts of Santiago de Compostela. During the day, there will be the opportunity to walk some of the famous pilgrimage route.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Join our included excursion today to the famous pilgrimage site of Santiago de Compostela with a guide, visiting the Old Quarter and the cathedral. This Galician town is famous for being the end of the network of pilgrimage routes known as the 'Way of St James' or 'Camino de Santiago'. Many pilgrims come here to visit the tomb of St James the Apostle, which is located within the cathedral.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Santiago de Compostela

    We cross into Portugal and head to Porto, a wonderful, walled city on the banks of the Douro River and origin of the famous fortified wine. An optional guided tour will show you many sights linked to Porto’s history including the scenic historical quarter and cathedral. We end our tour at a traditional port cellar before continuing to to the popular resort of Figueira da Foz, where we stay for four nights. Figueira has long been a favourite with UK holidaymakers, thanks largely to its extensive white sandy beaches, cosmopolitan atmosphere and mix of traditional and modern architecture.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Porto

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • Porto Guided Sightseeing Tour
    £29.00 £30.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Included excursion to the pretty riverfront city of Coimbra. This former medieval capital of Portugal is home to one of Europe’s oldest universities and today its historic centre of multi-coloured houses combines with a lively, vibrant atmosphere; a delight we’re sure you will enjoy.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • Coimbra

    A relaxing day at leisure on the Portuguese coast.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional excursion which takes us firstly to the Pilgrimage town of Fatima. The town is regarded as one of the most important Catholic shrines in the world dedicated to the Virgin Mary. Explore the beautiful architecture of the town and see the most famous sights – the Batalha Church and Monastery. Fatima's Sanctuary welcomes thousands of pilgrims and tourists from all over the world. We continue to the pretty, walled town of Obidos. See the winemaking techniques, along with a tour of the vineyard followed by a tasting of the local produce.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.
    2020 2021
    • Obidos and Fatima with Wine Tasting
    £46.50 £48.00
    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.
    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in Euros (cash payments) or sterling (via card payments). Card payments are available on Luxuria and Silver Service only.

    Leave Portugal and travel to the Burgos area for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Spend some time in Burgos. The city's cathedral is a masterpiece of Spanish Gothic architecture. Explore the historic old quarter on the north bank of Rio Arlanzon. Later we head to the beautiful Spanish resort town of San Sebastián, picturesquely situated on a shell-shaped bay. We continue into France and stay overnight in the Biarritz/Ciboure area.

    • Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Included Highlights

    • San Sebastián

    Travel north to the Paris area for an overnight stay.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Return home.

    • Included meals: Breakfast

    Travel Insurance from £38.00 (13 days) (includes insurance premium tax, prices per person). Single Room Supplement from £399.00 (13 days).

    Santiago de Compostela, The ‘Way of St. James’ & Hidden Portugal 13 days from £1299pp

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    01709 787 463


    If you prefer, then you can join the tour at the hotel. To do this, we will require a copy of your passport for identification purposes and you must advise us at the time of booking.

    No reduction will be given if you should choose to do this.

    All hotel rooms benefit from private bathroom facilities.
    Some hotels have tea and coffee making facilities. Please check the tour pages for more information or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Most hotels have a lift, please call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 for more information.
    Some hotels have ground floor rooms. Please email for information on individual hotels or call our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333.
    Your hotels will supply towels in your room.

    We are unable to guarantee that the hotel will be able to meet your dietary requirements. We find that the majority of European countries do not generally cater for vegetarians and that the meal supplied may well be what everyone else is having minus the meat.

    We will of course endeavour to arrange for a vegetarian meal at the hotel. We do however suggest that you advise us of your dietary requests at the time of booking and recommend that you speak to the receptionist on arrival with regard to your request.

    You will stay for one night in the 4-star Europa Centro Palencia in the Palencia area, followed by one night at the 4-star Hotel Conde Luna, then two nights at the 4-star Eurostars San Lazaro, in the Santiago de Compostela area. Four nights are spent at the 4-star Eurostars Oasis Plaza, and then one night at the Puerta de Burgos, in the Burgos area.

    Overnight stays in France will be in city-style hotels.

    On the overnight ferry sailing, accommodation will be in en suite cabins. Meals are not included on board ship.

    Brittany Ferries

    Puerta De Burgos

    Calle Vitoria 69, 09006 Burgos,

    • English Speaking Staff
    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

    Travel Options

    Departure times given for each region are approximate. Please check your travel documents to confirm the actual timings.

    Front row seats can be reserved for £15pp (up to 6 days duration), £25pp (7 and 8 days duration), £30pp (9 to 11 days) or £35pp (12 days or more) on all European tours. This offer is only available for bookings of two or four persons on our Executive and Silver Service coaches and for one or two persons on our Luxuria coaches and is subject to availability. In addition to this, seats on the second row can be reserved for a supplement of £8pp (up to 6 days duration), £15pp (7 and 8 days duration), £18pp (9 to 11 days) or £22pp (12 days or more).

    Guaranteed front or second row seats cannot be reserved on transfer journeys to/from the UK port. Occasionally, front and second row seats may be on a request only basis.

    Please note: children under 15 years of age are not permitted to sit in the front seats of any coach.

    On some coaches the legroom on front seats, central view seats and seats directly in front of the washroom may be slightly less than that available on other seats due to the presence of a modesty board in front.

    If your tour is cancelled or merged for any reason and front or second row seats or central view seats or table seats are not available on your tour, you will be refunded any supplement paid. No other compensation will be payable.

    Alternatively, we can take seating requests on your booking. However, requests are not guaranteed. All seat numbers are confirmed on travel documents approximately 7-10 days prior to departure.

    Central View Seats are available to pre-book free of charge.

    Table Seats are available to pre-book free of charge on our Luxuria coaches.

    We guarantee that all passengers on the same booking will be seated together on the main tour coach. Seats on the transfer coaches to and from the interchange are not allocated.
    Hot and cold drinks are served on your main tour coach. Prices are approximately £1 or €1.25 Euro per drink. Prices will be confirmed by your driver.

    Transfer coaches are routed approximately 2-3 weeks before departure. The route taken depends on where paassengers are booked to travel from on any particular date as to which route is taken. If you require further detailed information regarding the route to the port you can contact our Customer Service Department on 01709 830333 two weeks before you are due to travel.

    With regard to the route taken by the main tour coach, this is determined by the driver.

    All main tour coaches have on-board toilets. Transfer vehicles to and from the interchange may not have on-board toilets. When non-British coaches are used on transfers and tours (air holidays only) an on-board toilet may not be available. However, comfort stops will be made during long journeys.
    All coaches feature air-conditioning. Should the air-conditioning system break down for a period exceeding 12 hours, compensation will be awarded up to a maximum of £10 per fare-paying passenger per tour.
    All our coaches and transfer vehicles operate a 'no smoking on board policy'. The use of electronic cigarettes is strictly forbidden.
    In the interest of fellow guests, do not take hot food or ice cream on board.
    Customers own alcohol cannot be consumed on board our vehicles.
    Depending on the location of your pickup point, you may be picked up by coach (not necessarily the on you are touring on), minibus, taxi, National Express or Megabus service. You may then be taken to another centralised pickup location or service station. We operate a passenger interchange at Stop 24 Services, where you will meet the tour coach you are holidaying on and then continue on with your outbound journey. Similarly, on the way home, you may also change transfer vehicles at another location, to take you to your final drop off point.
    Your allowance is one medium sized suitcase per person, which should weigh no more than 20kg when full. We may refuse to carry larger or heavier cases. Hand luggage should be stored in the overhead racks aboard the coach. Nothing should be stored under your seat.

    When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays make it easy, with a selection of travel options for you to choose from.

    Silver Service, refreshments

    Silver Service Features

    • Sit back and relax in specially-designed, deluxe reclining seats, with leather headrests, footrests and more legroom than standard coaches.
    • Enjoy the perfect temperature onboard with climate control.
    • Relax and have a chat in the spacious rear lounge.
    • Servery on board offering a range of refreshments.
    • Porterage* at most hotels, so you really don’t have to lift a finger.
    • Time flies with our onboard entertainment system.
    • With free personal headphones you can tune into the music channel, listen to the radio or watch DVDs.
    • Onboard toilet

    Silver Service Seating Plan


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    You can join your coach at your nearest joining point – we’ve hundreds to choose from throughout England, Scotland and Wales. To find your nearest pick up, search using your postcode below.

      *Please note pickups are subject to availability.

      Travel Extras

      On Single Traveller holidays and coach holidays of 7 days’ duration or more, you don’t even have to think about getting to your local joining point. If you live within 20 miles of one of our free joining points we’ll pick you up from your home and take you to meet your transfer vehicle, then return you back home at the end of your holiday. The cost is from £40 per booking each way for up to four people per booking.

      If you live a little further afield, you can also take advantage of this convenient option for an additional charge – please enquire at the time of booking.

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