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What is the difference between Guided and Self-Guided tours?

camino-to-Rome-guided-tour-via-francigena-francigenawaysAt, we have two main types of Via Francigena, the Camino to Rome, holidays: guided and self-guided tours.

Via Francigena Self-Guided Tours

Most of our customers choose our Via Francigena self-guided trips for independent travellers. Self-guided tours are flexible in dates and available all year around. Your package will include accommodation on a half-board basis, luggage transfer from hotel to hotel and a holiday pack with maps and walking notes.¬†Self-guided tours are perfect if you want flexibility, as you can travel any time of the year, and don’t need the support of a group

Via Francigena Guided Tours

We also offer Via Francigena guided tours on some of the sections of the Camino to Rome, departing on specific dates. We have added many new dates for 2014, due to the popularity of the group tours this year. Guided tours are ideal for those travelling alone but looking to be part of an organised group.

In addition to accommodation, luggage transfers and holiday information, our Via Francigena guided tours also include a qualified tour guide to support the group and generally also an airport transfer, picking the group at the airport and taking the group back to the airport.

See our Via Francigena, Camino to Rome, guided tour dates.

Or contact our travel consultants if you need more advice to help you organise your Via Francigena holiday or by phone +353 (0) 1 5252886.

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6 Responses to “What is the difference between Guided and Self-Guided tours?”


Hi Helen, the full route starts in Canterbury and goes all the way to Rome but most people choose to do a few stages. The most popular would be across Tuscany ( and the last section into Rome (, as well as the stretch across the Alps (only open in Summer months). You can also combine sections depending on the days you’d like to walk. If you click on the ‘itinerary’ tab you can see the route map and elevation, as well as day by day description of the route. Our Customer Care team will be in touch by email with more detailed information. Kindest regards.

Helen Bean

I would like to do the main Camino to Rome – how far is it and please send me further information (with detail map). I am 52 year old female I don’t mind walking with a group or alone – what do you sugges?
I would like to do it in April, May or June 2018.
I don’t want to get too cold – prefer mild to warm temperatures
Thank you


Hi Monica, you can see our itineraries to Assisi and the whole St Francis Way here: (Sansepolcro to Assisi) and (full route). Let us know if we can help.

Monica Armanino

Interest in a self guide tour from Pardu to Assisi for Sept 18 2015


Hi Sheila, thank you for your e-mail. I will send you some details for the St. Francis Way today. Best wishes, Lisa.

Sheila Niemi

Three of us walked the Camino de Santiago last fall from SJPP to Santiago. We are interested in the Farcis Way possibly in the Fall of 2016. Can you send me some information please. Thank You

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