2017 is the biggest year for the Camino de Santiago on record as the Pilgrim Office in Santiago de Compostela announced last week they gave out a total of 301 036 Compostelas, Certificates of Achievement of the Camino de Santiago.
Congratulations to all those brave pilgrims who walked, cycled or horse-rode over 100 km into the City of the Apostle Saint James!
Each Camino has its reason and is an achievement.
Whichever way you have done it (with luggage transfers, support van & booked luxury accommodation or with just your backpack and a map), you dedicated at least a week of your time plus preparation, you overcame your fears and each one of the challenges that were put in front of you, you went out of your comfort zone and interacted with other human beings. Even if you are a seasoned traveller and have walked the Camino in the past, each Camino is unique and worthy of respect and praise.
So, we dedicate this post to the 300 000 intrepid pilgrims who accomplished their goal last year, to those who are not in this list but who walked a long section of the Camino somewhere not finishing in Santiago and to all those who have done it in the past and will in the future! Well done!
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Today, as we are getting ready to celebrate Christmas Eve with our families, I would like to take a moment to thank all our clients for your trust this year in letting us organise your holidays and to send you our best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year.
This year was our best yet as we celebrated over 750 clientes on the Camino de Santiago from 45 different countries, only 5 out of 5 stars reviews on Google Plus, Facebook y TripAdvisor & our fifth “Best Tour Operator in Galicia” Award. It has been a lot of hard work, but it is all worth it when we are able to greet you in person into Santiago or receive a kind note at the end of a trip! It is due to our wonderful team and service providers (hotels, guides, transporters, restaurants etc.) but mostly to your trust and we are really thankful for it.
So, again I want to wish you a Merry Christmas with your loved ones and that in this New Year you have a hundred reasons to laugh, a dream to live for (maybe to return to the Camino de Santiago), a thousand different moments of joy and no reason to suffer.
See you soon in Santiago de Compostela,
Managing Director & Founder
ULTREYA TOURS · THE CAMINO TRAVEL AGENCY BASED IN SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA
Campus Stellae · Praza da Quintana, 3
15704 Santiago de Compostela · A Coruña, Spain
Office hours: +1 646 934 6859 (USA) · +34 881 249 039 (Spain)
We are proud to announce, that the Travel & Hospitality Awards just selected Ultreya Tours for the prestigious Award for Excellence in Service – 2018 in Santiago!
This is our fourth award in 2 years and we are humbled just to have been nominated by our peers and pasts clients for these prestigious awards.
Our mission is to share our knowledge of the Camino de Santiago and help groups, solo travelers including single women traveling alone enjoy the Camino and Galicia as much as we do.
Running a small travel agency is not always easy, it means very long hours in the office everyday, some very stressful moments and spending our holidays trying out your own tours but it is all worth it when we receive such excellent feedback and are able to great our amazing clients when they reach Santiago de Compostela.
Receiving an award like this and reading your reviews on TripAdvisor and Facebook really gives us strenght to continue each day and reassurance that we are in the right field and leaving a positive footprint.
Thank you for your trust, your nominations and votes.
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