Atlantic Coast & Camino de Santiago
A trip to magic Galicia

“Atlantic Coast & Camino de Santiago” is an exclusive Rusticae Experience that takes the traveller to unique Rusticae boutique hotels in charming fishing villages along the Galicia coast, reaching Santiago from what became known as the Portuguese Way. It is an unspoilt route, impressive for the beauty of its landscape with monumental Santiago waiting to be discovered at the end of the trip, accompanied by our best guides. We propose a different way to unveil this magic Celtic region, enjoying its magnificent natural and cultural heritage, as well as splendid cuisine. Our Rusticae Experiences are exclusive: you are never involved into groups, while being escorted by expert guides when needed and supported at all times by your dedicated Rusticae Travel Assistant.

 

Day 1. Arrival in Galicia

Day 1. Arrival in Galicia

Your trip begins in Meaño, a small village located in Rías Baixas, at Quinta San Amaro, a top Rusticae hotel with excellent service and personalized attention. Nacho, owner of this estate and an extraordinary connoisseur of the region, will be your host on arrival. After settling in comfortably, you will enjoy a fantastic dinner in the hotel’s restaurant, directed by its international chef Julio Ouviña.

Day 2. Pazo de Rubianes & Cambados

Day 2. Pazo de Rubianes & Cambados

Your second day begins gathering strength with a superb breakfast at Quinta San Amaro, visiting afterwards Pazo de Rubianes in the morning, a traditional Galician estate where you can walk through its centenary gardens of spectacular camellias and visit its cellar, including a tasting of the best Galician Albariño wines. We will then move to Cambados, a beautiful coastal village, where you will enjoy a Michelin Star lunch at the famous Yayo Daporta’s restaurant. Please, bear in mind that it closes on Mondays. In the afternoon, do not miss the opportunity to visit Cambados at your own pace. Our recommended highlights are the Ruins of Santa Mariña Dozo, declared of Cultural Interest, the Sailors “Santo Tomé do Mar” District or the Saturniño Tower. Dinner of your choosing, we recommend Casa de Miguel or Taverna do Trasno, both in Cambados. It has been a long an intense day, a well deserved relax in Quinta San Amaro awaits you.

Day 3. Ruta da Pedra e Auga & Combarro

Day 3. Ruta da Pedra e Auga & Combarro

After starting the day as usual with a power breakfast at Quinta San Amaro, we challenge you to complete part of a St James Way stage. It runs along the Ruta da Pedra e Auga, you will walk for approximately 2 hours. Please, remember to wear comfortable shoes; light raincoat or umbrella is also advisable. The hotel will provide you with a gourmet snack for the road. After this stretch, we suggest you to visit Combarro, a typical fishing village with a small historic centre that runs alongside the Pontevedra Ría. Combarro is well known for its Galician granaries and crosses (up to 60 “hórreos” and 7 “cruceiros”), as well as its typical fishermen's houses. You will arrive to Padrón Beach where you can make the best panoramic pictures of Combarro. On its small pier, there are numerous bars and restaurants from where to enjoy the views and the atmosphere. For lunch, our recommendation is O Peirao restaurant. After this visit, you will return to Quinta San Amaro to rest and enjoy your last night in this hotel. Dinner will be waiting for you.

Day 4.

Day 4. "Traslatio"

Enjoy your last breakfast at Quinta San Amaro! If you have travelled by car, just leave it at the hotel and we will take care of it. We will start the trip towards Vilanova de Arousa, where you will embark on a boat to evocate "La Traslatio", the original trip by sea of ​​the Apostle Santiago beheaded body from Jerusalem to Galicia. An aperitif will be served on board. From Pontecesures to Padrón, there is a small section of the road where you will have the opportunity to walk (barely 3 km) following the original steps of the Apostle’s body. For lunch, we recommend Chef Rivera, a classic in Padrón. In the afternoon, you will visit the village and Rosalía de Castro’s home, Galician literature most important woman writer. Finally, Santiago de Compostela!. You will stay there at the Altaïr or Moure hotel, both run by the Liñares family, magnificent hosts. Whether you fancy tapas or formal dinner, you may choose any restaurant in the medieval downtown, but a great choice is Casa Marcelo, the only tapas restaurant with a Michelin star. It cannot be booked in advance, but it is worth the effort.

Day 5. Finally Santiago!

Day 5. Finally Santiago!

Your day starts at Altaïr or at Moure with a good breakfast, followed by a quality city visit escorted by a knowledgeable guide. Of course, the Obradoiro Cathedral is a must, but there are many other emblematic places in this magical city. Time to gather strength and catch your breath, we suggest lunch in the traditional city market, with a tasting of local products. You may also enjoy some free time and go shopping. Do not miss our Santiago typical cake and the famous silversmiths of the city! For your last dinner in Santiago, our recommendation is “Horta d'Obradoiro”, a restaurant with the best traditional cuisine in town. Afterwards, you will sleep again in the Altaïr or Moure hotel

Day 6. End of Route

Day 6. End of Route

We are reaching the end of our trip, enjoy a very special breakfast that will remind you of everything you’ve seen in Galicia: nature, gastronomy, culture, art, tradition ... Our driver will take you back to Quinta San Amaro if you need to pick up the car.