Santiago Ways is a Travel Agency for the Camino de Santiago (License AV4433.1). We are world leader organizers of the Camino de Santiago (also known as, The Way of St. James).
Our License both as a Wholesale Agency (Tour-Operator) and Retail Agency allows us to work without intermediaries. By booking your trip with Santiago Ways, you will avoid intermediaries.
The Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela.
Our goal is that our customers get to enjoy a unique experience without having to worry about the complex preparations for their trip.
Our team is made up of Camino de Santiago enthusiasts with extensive experience in the different trails and routes of the Camino de Santiago.
As a general rule, each of the Caminos (or Ways) designed by Santiago Ways can be completed in 6 to 7 days. The distance between each stage has been thought out so that you can travel a reasonable number of kilometers every day, whether walking or cycling.
A pilgrim family doing the Camino de Santiago by bike.
When arriving at each of the destinations on the Camino, the customer will be greeted with a warm welcome and pleasant accommodations, which generally include top-of-the-line small family hotels, charming rural houses and pazos (the name for Galician country homes), where you will be able to enjoy a unique atmosphere, reminiscent of that felt throughout the entire Camino de Santiago, while also enjoying the cultural richness and exquisite food that is such an integral part of the Camino de Santiago.
A pilgrim family in Santiago Cathedral.
Since our very beginning to the present day, we have organized many trips for pilgrims from all over the world, either independently or in guided groups.
On the other hand, we have had the opportunity to collaborate organizing the Camino de Santiago for clients of multiple travel agencies around the world, including the largest in Spain such as Viajes El Corte Inglés, B The Travel Brand, Viajes Carrefour, among others.
Pilgrims crossing a typical landscape on the Camino de Santiago.
Also, since our beginnings, in 2016, we have participated in all editions of the main fairs in the tourism sector: FITUR, in Madrid, IBTM World, in Barcelona, and Fairway Santiago, in Santiago de Compostela, specializing in the Camino de Santiago.
The main objective of Santiago Ways' presence in these events is to get to know new trends and generate links with the best quality suppliers to offer comfort and satisfaction to our pilgrims during their Camino de Santiago.
Santiago Ways at FITUR, in 2019.
Thanks to the rapid growth and professionalization of Santiago Ways, new departments have been created, with their respective managers, who are responsible for managing and monitoring horizontally that the service to our pilgrims is always the best.
Joseba Menoyo - Business and Operations Manager
Inmaculada Hernández - Finance and Budgeting Manager
Daniel Magán - IT Manager
María Duque - Marketing, Sales and Communication Manager
In 2019 Santiago Ways has been awarded by TripAdvisor with the Certificate of Excellence 2019, thanks to the positive reviews received on the world's largest travel website.
Only a small percentage of companies get this award! Every year TripAdvisor grants the Certificate of Excellence to those who provide excellent service to consumers and continually achieve positive traveller ratings.
Gift from Santiago Ways in Santiago de Compostela.
Thank you, pilgrim, for giving us the opportunity to turn your Camino de Santiago into a unique and unparalleled experience.
Pilgrims from all corners of the world have put their trust in us to organize their Camino de Santiago trip.
As part of our commitment to society and responsible tourism, Santiago Ways has created a Solidarity Fund to encourage and finance activities focused on promoting the conservation of the Natural and Cultural Heritage of the Camino de Santiago.
The choice of the solidarity projects in which we collaborate are mainly based on the benefit they imply for communities related to the Camino de Santiago.
DISCOVER THE MAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF THE SOLIDARITY FUND
Request Financial Aid from the Santiago Ways Solidarity Fund
If you are interested in requesting Financial Aid for a specific project, you must send an email to [email protected] with the subject “Solidarity Fund”, briefly explaining what the project consists of.
We will also request the following information:
Total cost of the project.
Financial aid to request to the Santiago Ways Solidarity Fund.
Term of execution.
Place of execution.
What type of projects do we finance?
The projects that we finance must be included in one of the following categories:
1- Promote respect for the environment.
2- Self-improvement to inspire others.
3- Education based on sustainable tourism.
4- Promote sustainable tourism.
5- Support a social community or someone in particular who needs help to carry out the Camino de Santiago.
What amount and shares does the Santiago Ways Solidarity Fund provide?
Up to € 1,000 of financial support in the project.
Marketing and promotion actions.
Assistance, Consulting and Logistics.
We have extensive experience organizing the Camino de Santiago for groups. We offer personalized quotes for groups, adapted to their specific needs. We have organized Camino de Santiago Trips for groups of more than 100 people. If you are a group or an association and you are interested in doing the Camino de Santiago, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Planning your trip to the Camino de Santiago with Santiago Ways is an intelligent decision.
Santiago Ways cares about organizing your entire trip so that you only have to worry about enjoying the Camino de Santiago.
We have a team of passionate specialists on the Camino de Santiago.
Why book with Santiago Ways?
Reserve without intermediaries, we are Official Touroperator of the Camino de Santiago. We guarantee the best price.
Customer satisfaction, our highest priority.
The Travel Agency with the best rating on the Camino de Santiago according to Google Review.
Greater offer of Caminos de Santiago.
What do all our trips include?
Accommodation in hotels, rural houses and hostels. All rooms have private bathrooms.
Meals plan. (Breakfast, Breakfast and dinner, Breakfast, dinner and picnic)
Informative dossier of the Camino de Santiago.
Travel assistance insurance.
Emergency telephone number 24/7.
Travel assistance vehicle in case of emergency.
What additional services does Santiago Ways offer?
Our team has extensive experience on the Camino de Santiago.
Since day one, the SantiagoWays.com team has always been tied to the Camino de Santiago. Our entire team has done the Camino de Santiago several times and has a perfect understanding of the pilgrims’ needs. Our team knows how to meet and exceed customer expectations. Our goal is to offer you the best experience.
We work directly with hotels, transporters and other types of providers without intermediaries.
We have partnerships with many local businesses, whose quality is supervised by Santiago Ways in order to achieve the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Choose from the best available providers, whether hotels, transporters, tour guides, etc.
All accommodation options offered by Santiago Ways have been inspected and carefully selected by our team. The comfort and well-being of our customers is our number one priority. We are aware that after a long day of walking on the Camino de Santiago, the pilgrim deserves to rest in a cozy accommodation. Our accommodation options are located in the center of the towns and cities where the Camino de Santiago passes through, so that the pilgrim can enjoy each unique village and their atmospheres. We have also been especially careful when selecting the rest of the providers such as: transporters, insurers and the most professional tour guides. Thanks to our team’s experience, we have been able to verify their quality in situ.
Exceptional Customer Service
We work hard so that our customers’ experience on the Camino de Santiago outdoes their expectations, which is why we are constantly reviewing our services in order to continue improving our Quality Standards. We establish periodic quality controls and our Quality Department may contact you after your trip to receive feedback about your experience. Thanks to this feedback, we can continue to improve our services day by day.
Free travel tips via e-mail or telephone
Our team has extensive experience organizing the Camino de Santiago. Every member of our team has done the Camino de Santiago several times over the last few years in order to be able to provide customers with the best information. Our team truly knows that magical feeling of completing the Camino de Santiago.
Free Travel Pack
We provide our customers with a pack of useful and practical tips about the Camino de Santiago. This pack contains practical information about trails, bike routes, guides and maps so that you can have the best experience.
Guides with certified Spanish and English
Santiago Ways also offers a variety of guided tours available on selected dates for those who prefer to share the excitement of doing the Camino de Santiago with others. During the guided tour you will be joined by our experienced local guide who speaks both Spanish and English fluently. The guide knows the area perfectly and will give you a unique cultural outlook on the region.
Attention to special dietary needs
Santiago Ways is fully prepared to handle all requests for special dietary needs that you may require. If you have any special dietary needs, please let us know before the start date of your trip and our team will take care of them so that you only have to worry about enjoying the Camino de Santiago.
Our wide range of tailor-made packages to do the Camino de Santiago is valued by many travel agencies from all over the world that collaborate with us to offer their customers our travel packages. We are leaders in the organization of trips on the Camino de Santiago. In addition, our customers have given us a rating of 4.9 out of 5.0 on Google, TripAdvisor and Facebook.
Santiago Ways offers a very complete travel Pack that includes booking in private rooms in cottages, hotels or rural houses, maintenance, baggage transfer between stages, airport transfers, guided tours, roadside assistance vehicle and 24 –hour emergency telephone (in Spanish and English), among other services; customizing each itinerary according to the needs of each client.
We provide all our clients their Pilgrim’s Credential and an information pack for the route, detailing each of the stages of the Camino de Santiago, as well as advice and recommendations for each of the sections. We have extensive experience in the organization of the Camino de Santiago for individuals, groups, families, companies, charities, pensioners' associations and singles groups
Santiago Ways, thanks to being the best rated and most experienced tour operator for the Camino de Santiago, can offer travel packages on the Camino adapted to the special needs of each of the travel agencies with which we collaborate. If you would like to learn more about the possibilities of collaboration with Santiago Ways, you can contact us by phone on +34 928 970 605, also by mail via: [email protected] or through our contact page.
We would be delighted to help you organize the Camino de Santiago for your customers with the maximum guarantee of satisfaction. We offer the best economic incentives in the sector to our collaborating travel agencies to achieve their goals of profitability and sustainability.
We have collaboration agreements with:
The Camino de Santiago
The Camino de Santiago is the pilgrimage to the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela, in Galicia, in the northwest of Spain. According to legend, in Santiago de Compostela rest the buried remains of the Santiago the Apostle. With Santiago Ways you can book the following organized Caminos to Santiago:
Our recommendation for those customers who are going to have their first experience on the Camino, is that they start with the last section of the Camino Frances, from Sarria to Santiago, since it has some of the sections with the least unevenness on its terrain and, in turn, is the Camino that is best signposted and adapted to pilgrims.
Even so, the offer is very wide and varied among the Caminos; length, difficulty level and landscapes change considerably from one to another, so we will be happy to advise them in a personalized way, trying to find the Camino that best suits the needs and preferences of their customers.
In addition, it is important to note that to obtain “La Compostela”, the pilgrim must walk at least the last 100 km. or travel the last 200 km. of the Camino by bicycle.
Individual self-guided trips
These trips are organized to be completed in a self-guided way, that is, we will provide pilgrims with all the information to be able to do the Camino and they will be able to organize their day to day according to their preferences. In addition, they will have direct contact with all our suppliers along the Camino and will have a roadside assistance vehicle and a 24/7 emergency telephone for any queries or emergencies they may have. Pilgrims will receive their Pilgrim’s Credential at their first accommodation point so they can pick up stamps along the route.
All our accommodation has private rooms with private bathrooms, and can be cottages, hotels or rural houses, depending on the offer and availability in each village. Accommodation is mostly located in the end-of-stage villages themselves. However, in some cases, always looking for the best option available, they would be transferred to accommodation within a few kilometres.
Guests can choose between breakfast, half board (breakfast and dinner) or breakfast, picnic and dinner. We also attend specific requests about special diets or allergies, so that the customer does not find any problems.
We offer our customers some additional services such as transfers to or from airports, train or bus stations, which facilitates their arrival at their first accommodation, or at the end of the Camino. They can also hire guided tours or excursions that will complement the experience of the Camino.
Organized guided groups
We have trips in organized guided groups with fixed dates and guaranteed departures. Such trips include among our services:
Accommodation in hotels, charming cottages or country houses.
Rooms with private bathrooms.
Breakfast and evening meal.
Accompanying guide throughout the whole Camino.
Baggage transfer between stages.
Information pack for the Camino de Santiago.
Roadside assistance vehicle in case of emergency.
24/7 telephone assistance for emergencies.
Guided trip in Santiago.
* Bicycles can be rented on site. In addition, we have optional services such as:
Transfer by private vehicle to the starting point on the Camino.
Transfer to and from the airport.
Guided tour in Santiago de Compostela.
Excursion to Finisterre.
* We have more services at the request of the client. In the following link, you can find all the detailed information about our scheduled groups with guaranteed dates:
We also organize trips with or without accompanying guide for groups, walking or cycling, customizing both the route and the services offered to the needs and preferences of the client.
If you wish to organize a trip for a group, please do not hesitate to send us customer details and we will send you the quote in a maximum of 24 hours. We take fast and effective communication with our partner agencies very seriously, guaranteeing them competitive prices and excellent service.
To confirm the booking of the trip we would need a deposit of 20% of the total reservation to be made. Once received, you will be sent an acknowledgement of receipt confirming the payment, and we will begin the relevant arrangements for your trip on the Camino de Santiago. One month before the start of the trip, the remaining amount must be paid.
In case there are less than 30 days to go before the start of the Camino, the full amount for the trip must be paid. In case you want to pay by card, please contact us to manage the payment order. You can review our changes and cancellation policy at the following link:
In order to solve the main doubts and questions from travel agencies, we have created this section answering all of them. In any case, for more information, contact us and we will be happy to address any other questions related to our travel agency policy.
Are travel packs commissionable?
Yes, we offer 20% commission to all agencies. There is the possibility of improvement depending on the billing volume.
What services do Santiago Ways travel packs include?
All our trips to the Camino de Santiago include:
Accommodation in charming hotels, cottages and country houses. All rooms come equipped with a private bathroom.
Meal plan requested. (Breakfast; Breakfast and dinner; Breakfast, dinner and picnic)
Information dossier for the Camino de Santiago.
Baggage transfer service.
Travel assistance insurance.
24/7 emergency phone number.
Travel assistance vehicle in case of emergency.
Can my customers request additional services?
Yes, in Santiago Ways we can offer you multiple additional services for your customers, such as:
Will pilgrims get information about itineraries?
Of course. All Santiago Ways pilgrims will receive the voucher for their trip and the information dossier for their itinerary by e-mail. Also, once they arrive at their first accommodation, they will receive their pilgrim’s credential there.
Can you adapt the itinerary to the needs of each pilgrim?
Yes, all itineraries are made to measure, so that each pilgrim can walk at ease, enjoying the magic of the Camino thanks to the comfort offered by the services of Santiago Ways.
Do you organize guided groups?
Yes, we offer organized groups (in Spanish and English) with an accompanying guide to complete the stretch from Sarria to Santiago, that is, the last 100 km. of the Camino Frances.
We have guaranteed departure dates and we already have all the programming available until 2021. For convenience, all our groups have a maximum 15 people. We suggest booking places well in advance.
For guided groups, the commissions for travel agencies are 10%.
Do all trips include a private guide?
We customize each itinerary to the customer’s needs, so that we can include a private guide if they wish.
Alternatively, your customers can also join one of our guided groups.
What kind of accommodation do you offer to pilgrims?
We have accommodation in hotels, cottages and country houses of the best quality, always with a private bathroom, to offer all the comfort that our pilgrims need after their days of hiking.