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“on foot to Finisterre”
Review of Camino Ways.com

Camino Ways.com
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US$697.30*
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7-Day Camino Frances Walking Tour from Sarria to Santiago
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Exciting, fun Camino de Santiago tours and activities in Santiago de Compostela. Join one of our day tours, relax, and let us take you on a journey of 1000 years along the Camino de Santiago, its history and myths. Our small groups are run by friendly professional local guides with perfect English. You can also explore the places independently with our special Discovery Pack that includes notes and maps, with stories, details of the art, history.
Reviewed 25 August 2017

camino ways were excellent. tip put their number in your phone with the country you are in code .

camino ways do all accommodation booking and give you walking notes which can be helpful.
we have used camino ways twice on our walks and will continue to do so for future walking trips. Buen Camino

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MariaGolpe, Public Relations Manager at Camino Ways.com, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear Debbie, thank you for travelling with us again this year and for sharing your trip impressions with us. We are delighted you enjoyed the Finisterre Way as much as your previous trips. A big thank you on behalf of the team!

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Reviewed 24 August 2017

Booked a Camino tour for Lugo to Santiago for two people.

Pros:
- Accommodations were booked on our behalf were pretty good, absolutely no complaints about that.
- Maps provided were decent; good for finding hotel, however otherwise would be unnecessary (Camino is very well marked, we didn't use the maps for guidance).
- Luggage transfers were all successful.

Cons:
- Didn't receive Camino package in the mail; had to pick it up at our first destination.
- Only provided one Camino passport (had to buy second one on our own). Did not reimburse.
- Only provided one luggage transfer tag. Had to create second tag and contact help desk to make sure two pieces of luggage would in fact get transferred (stressful worrying about it).
- Written guide was somewhat useless. Again, Camino it's self is well marked so the comments in the guide weren't very useful. Suggested places for picnics were overgrown or not present. Indications of where cafés or snacks would be were vague and/or closed down.
- Written guide distances were inaccurate (according to Camino markers as well as overall distances travelled).

Note: We did not opt for the dinner plan add-on (breakfasts were mandatory as they are included in most hotel stays). However after calculating what we would have paid vs what we did pay by finding food on our own, I'd say they charge a significant mark-up.

The luggage transfer service and the convenience of them booking hotels was great, however there was a lot of stress created that could have been avoided.

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MariaGolpe, Public Relations Manager at Camino Ways.com, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Dear David,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your trip overall , especially your accommodation and luggage transfers.

Reviewing your booking, we can confirm that your items were posted out to your first accommodation as we were unsure if they would make it to your home address on time for your trip. We do apologise that only 1 luggage tag and pilgrim passport were sent for your booking.

As part of our holiday pack we provide the walking notes for every Camino route, regardless of how well the route is marked, but it is correct that the Original Way has excellent way markers. We will have our products team look into the walking notes.

We understand you had booked the breakfast-only option and dinners are not mandatory, but can be arranged by us if requested.

If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact our customer service team any time.

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Reviewed 29 July 2017

Outstanding itinerary with beautiful scenery, good hotels, nice and helpful staff, and mostly excellent food. It was great not to worry about where we would be staying. A fun,challenging and profound trip

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Lisa Gibbons C, Manager at Camino Ways.com, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Doug, we are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your journey on the English Way. Thank you for choosing to walk with us. We hope that you have plenty more outdoor adventures in the future. Kindest regards, Lisa from CaminoWays.

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Reviewed 28 July 2017

I walked the last 118 km French way from Saria to Santiago. If you've booked your trip with Camino Ways you don't need to be worried about anything. Safe and nice hotels, helpful information, bagage transfer and very helpful staff have made my journey much more enjoyable. Thanks Camino Ways! Looking forward for my next Camino.

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Lisa Gibbons C, Manager at Camino Ways.com, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Sami, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your Camino experience. Thank you for your kind comments. Enjoy planning your next Camino journey. Kindest regards, Lisa.

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

After completing a the section of the Camino last from Leon to SdC, we wanted to do section to the coast and booked a walk from Santiago to Finisterre and Muxia with Camino Ways. The organisation and trip notes were very good, with the exception of the end of the longest walking day when the notes were out of date and meant we added a couple more unnecessary miles. There is a 20 mile day and I asked if there any alternatives but was advised not, however we did pass on en-route. The quality of accommodation was adequate, nothing more, we used a different company last year and their accommodation was both more imaginitive and comfortable, although not luxurious in any sense. We enjoy the trip very much, its very different from the route to Santiago and much less busy. There are fewer cafe's and rest stops, but when you reach the sea it is wonderful and there are some great views. We enjoyed Muxia more than Finisterre which is a bit hippyish and false. We would recommend walking this route but check out alternative accommodation options if possible.

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Lisa Gibbons C, Manager at Camino Ways.com, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Dear Paul, thank you for your feedback and we are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your walk to Finisterre. We will follow up to review your suggestions for accommodation options and discuss the walking notes with our travel team. Thank you for taking the time to provide some useful information. Good luck with your adventure. Kindest regards, Lisa.

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