The story of Santiago de Compostela by Catherine Gasquoine Hartley

The story of Santiago de Compostela

byCatherine Gasquoine Hartley

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1912. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... chapter xvi Information for the Visitor most British visitors to Santiago de Compostela travel by sea, embarking at Liverpool in one of the fine Royal Mail Steamers of the excellent Booth Line, and thence, by way of Havre, to Vigo. The journey occupies about three and a half days; but those who wish for a shorter sea passage, or to whom time is valuable, may join the steamer at Havre, travelling from London, via Southampton: this reduces the time to about two days. This sea route is to be recommended. The land journey, by way of France and across Spain, is long and tedious. It is also more expensive. The sea trip is delightful. The large steamers of the Booth Line are fitted with all the modern appliances of luxurious travelling so essential to English people; and everything is done to ensure the comfort and wellbeing of the passengers. It will be no little inducement to the British holiday-maker, who contemplates a pilgrimage to Santiago, to know that he can reach this romantic city without discomfort and without trouble. The Booth Line have now arranged tours to Santiago and the other towns and places of interest in Galicia; and for those who have no knowledge of Spain, and who attach importance to comfort and easy travel, this plan is to be recommended. The tours are well managed, and fortunately are not "personally conducted "--the mere thought of being "personally conducted" in Spain is horrible. These journeys in charming Galicia are arranged to meet the wishes and needs of individual travellers. But there is much more than these considerations of comfort and saving of trouble to recommend the sea route to Galicia. You enter this lovely land by " the Golden Gate" of Vigo's exquisite bay. The artist and the real traveller will gain such joy and rich feast o...

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Title:The story of Santiago de CompostelaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021763916X

ISBN - 13:9780217639163

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