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  • Cooke, Ashby
    started a topic La Coruna to Santiago de Compostela

    La Coruna to Santiago de Compostela

    Has anyone done this trip, please? It's a full day trip with lunch and is priced at around £100. Father-in-law has wanted to do this trip for a while, mum-in-law can't walk far. What do you think? Judith

  • jc, liverpool
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    Originally posted by Cooke, Ashby View Post
    They managed OK. They are both in their 80s but fairly mobile although Dad has had a triple bypass and Mum had a stroke some years ago. If your oldies take their time they'll be fine. The cathedral is packed in the morning, but when we returned after lunch it was much quieter. The shops are an absolute rip off! I hope you e joy your trip. Judith
    Hi Judith.
    I bought a lovely Rosary for my granddaughter,similar to this one,i'll keep hold of it for a few years until her First Communion.
    Its a St James rosary,with the St James crest on the Clam-shell,unique to Santiago de la Compostela.

    Less than 10e in the shops,,,of course you could have paid 100e for one.


    JC

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  • Exdabtoe, Galston
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    Thank you Judith.

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  • Cooke, Ashby
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    Originally posted by Exdabtoe, Galston View Post
    Judith, hope you don't mind me resurrecting this thread, however we would be grateful if would let us know how your older kin managed the steps and inclines at Santiago. We would like to do the same tour in November because like your Father in Law I have always wanted to visit Santiago but as we both have dicky tickers we have to be a bit careful.
    They managed OK. They are both in their 80s but fairly mobile although Dad has had a triple bypass and Mum had a stroke some years ago. If your oldies take their time they'll be fine. The cathedral is packed in the morning, but when we returned after lunch it was much quieter. The shops are an absolute rip off! I hope you e joy your trip. Judith

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  • Exdabtoe, Galston
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    Thanks JC, I reckon we will give a try. Oh! and by the way you were right about Liverpool being a good run ashore, we had a great time.

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  • jc, liverpool
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    Originally posted by Exdabtoe, Galston View Post
    In the blogs and threads that I have read they mention that this is a high activity level excursion. Is it such a strenuous trip that someone with heart problems and severe arthritis should give it a miss?
    Hi Exdabtoe
    I did Santiago in April on P&O,although the from Vigo.
    I did the 'Santiago on your own' excursion,,it was a 5 hr trip,,,2 hrs on your own in Santiago.
    The guide leaves you in the square outside the Cathedral,,your time is your own to do as much or less as you want..
    There is small side streets of the square full of tapas bars and shops,,,mostly flat.

    There is a Parador in the square,clean toilets and good for a cuppa!!The Parador itself is worth a look around.

    There are some cobbles and a few steps in and around the Cathedral.....not to bad doing them at your own pace.

    One thing to think about,,,its about a 15 min walk from the coach park to the Cathedral,,,again if you are on your own,take it at your own pace,,,,you meet back in the square to go back to the coach.

    The Cathedral is amazing!!
    JC

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  • Exdabtoe, Galston
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    In the blogs and threads that I have read they mention that this is a high activity level excursion. Is it such a strenuous trip that someone with heart problems and severe arthritis should give it a miss?

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  • Exdabtoe, Galston
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    Judith, hope you don't mind me resurrecting this thread, however we would be grateful if would let us know how your older kin managed the steps and inclines at Santiago. We would like to do the same tour in November because like your Father in Law I have always wanted to visit Santiago but as we both have dicky tickers we have to be a bit careful.

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  • Jocap, Cumbria
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    Judith- I never heard how your in laws got on- did they manage to walk around?

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  • All at sea, Yorks
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    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
    Got to give them credit Lizzie.

    Covert or what!!!!
    They're even reviving threads nine months old!

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by Lizzie, Lymington View Post
    Oh yes, another sneaky post!!
    Got to give them credit Lizzie.

    Covert or what!!!!

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  • Lizzie, Lymington
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    Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
    Spamming again?
    Oh yes, another sneaky post!!

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  • Mrs M
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    Originally posted by cruises lover, southampton View Post
    Hi.

    I was in La Coruna last year in Queen Victoria cruise and we did a panoramic tour with Hercules Tours, a local travel agency. I think they do full day tours also. Very good service.
    Spamming again?

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  • cruises lover, southampton
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    Originally posted by supergran, neyland View Post
    We did a ships tour from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela which was only a half day tour. It wasn't long enough to see more than the Cathedral and the bus was about 90 minutes late arriving back at the port. I would like to go again on condition it was all day. Too rushed and not worth the money for a few hours. You will enjoy it as you'll have more time.
    Hi.

    I was in La Coruna last year in Queen Victoria cruise and we did a panoramic tour with Hercules Tours, a local travel agency. I think they do full day tours also. Very good service.

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  • supergran, neyland
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    We did a ships tour from Vigo to Santiago de Compostela which was only a half day tour. It wasn't long enough to see more than the Cathedral and the bus was about 90 minutes late arriving back at the port. I would like to go again on condition it was all day. Too rushed and not worth the money for a few hours. You will enjoy it as you'll have more time.

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