New Experience Pilgrims

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Whilst we are dedicated walking specialists, we also have another passion: Pilgrimages. Over time, we naturally drifted towards these special journeys, initially through personal interest but we also recognised the incredibly rewarding experience that pilgrimages offer to all walkers; and so began New Experience Pilgrims many years ago.

New Experience Pilgrims is a knowledgeable, dedicated, family run team of pilgrimage experts. We specialise in walking journeys all over the world and possess a distinct expertise within arranging pilgrimages.

We have been welcoming New Experience Pilgrims on our journeys for over 15 years, ranging from the Camino de Santiago routes through Spain, Portugal and France to the Via Francigena Pilgrimage across Italy to Rome. Many people believe they must be religious to embark on a pilgrimage, however there are relatively few pilgrims who walk solely for a religious motivation. Most pilgrims walk the way with a spiritual or intellectual purpose that is not always related to their religion or faith. We arrange journeys for anyone whether individuals, groups of friends, church groups or walking clubs. The pilgrim routes are beautiful and have a unique, welcoming atmosphere which appeals to all walkers.

From initial contact, our unique Pilgrimage experience begins. We will invest time using our expert knowledge of each route to create a tailored itinerary which suits you, either as a solo pilgrim or as a group. We will discuss all the travel options and make sure you are happy with every aspect of your journey before you finalise your booking. All that’s left is to prepare yourself for this life-changing, personal journey and put one foot in front of the other! 

Camino de Santiago

The famous Camino de Santiago, also known as St James’ Way and the French Way, is a wonderful 500 miles trail which has been walked by pilgrims for over 1000 years. We feature the complete Camino de Santiago route from St Jean Pied de Port in France to Finisterre, the End of the Earth, in Galicia as well as the lesser known, but increasingly popular Camino de Portuguese Way. We organise Camino journeys for the complete route as well as umpteen Camino combinations of the various in-between stages. Our pilgrims on the Camino de Santiago range between solo walkers to groups from far and wide across the globe. With our deep knowledge of the routes and the efficient and reliable support in Spain, New Experience has the knowledge and expertise to provide an individually arranged Camino walk of a lifetime along a very special path.

Via Francigena

Do you aspire to walk part of the famous Via Francigena on foot? We have created special itineraries allowing you to experience this beautiful pilgrimage taking you into the Eternal City of Rome and its breathtaking Basilica. This ancient pilgrimage, fondly known as the ‘Camino to Rome’, connects Canterbury to Rome covering 1900km and traversing 4 countries (UK, France, Switzerland and Italy). We currently feature itineraries which allow you to go as far back as Lucca in Tuscany and follow this enchanting pilgrimage all the way into Rome; eventually we will go all the way back to Canterbury!

As a Pilgrim to Rome you are allowed into parts of the Vatican City no other visitors are permitted to venture and receive your Testimonium at the Basilica (equivalent of the Compostela rewarded on the Camino de Santiago). Our Pilgrims on the Via Francigena range from solo walkers to large organised groups from far and wide to embark on this unique adventure, one we are certain will hold a special place in your heart forever.